Friday, February 9, 2018

Go to Pulo Cinta With Lover on Valentine’s Day

February 14th is a very long-awaited day for every couple. On that date we call it Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is identical with giving flowers and chocolates to your beloved couple just to make her happy. There are also couples who plan to spend the special day in one of the most romantic places. It is like going to a quiet island and away from the crowds. However, if you are still confused to find a romantic place to spend a special day, Pesona Lokal will give you that information.

Pulo Cinta or Love Island will probably suit your wishes. You can spend Valentine's Day with your couple there. Then, where is the Pulo Cinta? Pulo Cinta is located on the island of Sulawesi precisely in Gorontalo Province. This island is called the island of love because of its resemblance to the heart. In addition, there is one romantic story behind the beauty of this island is a secret love struggle of Prince Gorontalo with Princess of Netherlands. Why it is said secret love because in the war the Pulo Cinta is made a secret place for them to meet.
Pulo Cinta has a magnificent view. You can walk on the bridge that runs along the Pulo Cinta, you can lie down while hearing the sound of the waves with a calm and cool atmosphere. In addition, the most enchanting scenery that is surrounded by shallow sea water is white sand and the water color is so beautiful with the green color of Tosca and blue that fall and make anyone fall in love with its beauty.

There are many natural beauties that you can enjoy with your partner. You can see the sunset, and can also directly touch the sea water when you get out of your room. In addition, you and your partner can also do snorkeling to enjoy the beautiful scenery under the sea.
Pulo Cinta has 12 units of cottages. It consists of one Bedroom villas, Two Bedrooms villas, and Three Bedrooms villas. So you can feel like being on a private island.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Celebrate Imlek by Enjoying the Typical Chinese Cake; Nian Gao

Imlek is a special day that is highly awaited by people of Chinese descent who should be celebrated. Imlek tradition is identical with the distribution of angpao (money) to all family members or close relatives who are not married. In addition, there is also a lion dance as the main entertainer in the celebration of this special day. However, in addition to these traditions, Chinese New Year celebration is also identic with snacks served to be enjoyed with the family. Like Idul Fitri celebrations are usually celebrated by presenting Opor Ayam and Ketupat, the celebration of Chinese New Year is also commonly celebrated by serving typical foods such as Nian Gao or in Indonesia better known as the basket of cakes.

Nian Gao is a cake made of sticky rice and sugar. This cake has a chewy and sticky texture. Naon Gio becomes a special cake made once a year, just during the Chinese New Year celebration. In China there is a custom during the Chinese New Year to first eat a basket cake before eating rice as an expectation to always be fortunate in his work throughout the year. In ancient times the number or height of the basket cake marked the prosperity of the householder family.

Cakes made from glutinous rice and sugar can be stored for long, even with drying can be hard as a rock and durable. Before it becomes hard the cake can be served directly, but after hard can be processed first with fried using chicken flour and eggs and served warm. This cake can also be made porridge by steaming with added favorite spices.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

How to Choose the Right Clothes for Our Short Body Shape

Every women always want to look fashionable and look beautiful with every model of clothing they wear. However, not all women have a good body shape. And of course, not all models of clothes can look beautiful on their bodies. For that, we who have a short body shapes do not be sad. We can still look fashionable with our bodies like this. However, we must be smart to choose the appropriate clothing model in our bodies. Here, the local charm will provide tips, how to choose the right clothes for those of us who have short body?

Clothes that Fit Body
We have a short body is not recommended to use the model of loose clothing because it will make us look shorter. We must choose the model of body fit clothes to show our body shape.

Mini Skirt
Skirt that is long above the knee is highly recommended, because it will show the shape of our feet so we can look tall. While the skirt is long under the knee is mandatory for us to avoid because it will make us look drowning and getting shorter

Jeans and T-Shirt
Jeans and T-Shirt do look simple. But this clothing model will make us look fashionable and suitable for our short body. We only need to wear jeans and plain t-shirts only. Quite simple is not it?

High Heels
Shoes this model should we have. High heels will help us look taller. However, for those of us who cannot use high heels with a pointed right, we can still wear wedges that are comfortable for our feet. Try high heels are nude or matching with our skin to form a long leg illusion.

Mini Bag
For accessories, bags are also very we need. But the form of the right handbag for our short body is a bag that is small or mini only. Because if our bags are large, the bag will cover our bodies.

Clothes of the Same Color
For those of us who are short, the same colors will make the post look even taller. So, avoid matching too many colors in one outfit

So it is some tips on how to choose the right clothes for our short body shape.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Spend Your Chinese New Year holiday at Lawang Sewu

Just a few days away we will welcome the celebration of Chinese New Year. And that day coincides on the 16th of February 2018 especially on Friday. Of course, that week will be a long weekend, because we will be off from Friday to Sunday. We will be off for 3 days. Then do you have plans to spend your vacation time? Do you want to go to a tourist place or just stay home? If you want to go to a tourist place and still confused where you will go, Pesona Lokal has one place that is recommended to welcome this Chinese New Year.

The tourist attractions are located in Semarang, it is Lawang Sewu.  Have you ever heard or visited the sights? Lawang Sewu is a historic building in Indonesia located in Semarang City, Central Java precisely at the Tugu Muda roundabout formerly called Wilhelminaplein. The building was built in 1904 and completed in 1907 which was formerly an office of the Nederlands-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij or NIS.
Why is it called Lawang Sewu? This building is called Lawang Sewu by local people because this building has many doors. Although the number of doors is not up to a thousand, but this building has many large and high windows, so people think the window is like a door. Lawang Sewu is also associated with mystical things because this building includes old buildings that used to be used for the Dutch colonial massacre. However, judging from the shape of the building, this building is quite beautiful and unique.

To visit this building you can come every day from 07:00 to 21:00 WIB. Admission price is quite cheap; for adults around Rp. 10.000, for children around Rp. 5.000 and for students around Rp. 5.000

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Enjoy the Freshness of One Glass of Cendol!

Indonesia not only has a very tasty typical food, but it also has a typical drink that is very fresh and delicious. There are a lot of delicious drinks in Indonesia coming from several regions, including; Cendol, Beer Pletok, Bajigur, Sekoteng, Es teller, Es oyen, Es doger and many more. Those drinks have a very fresh and delicious flavor. Then, what is the most typical Indonesian drink you like? One of the most preferred by many people is cendol.
Cendol is a typical Sundanese drink formerly made from hunkwe flour, but now cendol made from rice flour, served with shredded ice and brown sugar and coconut milk. Cendol has a tasty taste. In Sunda is called cendol while in Central Java this drink is called Es Dawet.

Currently Cendol is made from rice flour. Rice flour is processed with a green dye and printed through a special filter, making it bulbous. The dye used initially is a natural dye from pandan leaves, but nowadays it has been used artificial food coloring. In Sunda, Cendol is made by sieving steamed rice flour stained with suji leaves with a sieve to obtain a round shape of a tapering round at the end. In Sunda, drinking Cendol is called 'Nyendol'.

This drink is usually served as a dessert or as a distraction. Appropriate presented in the day. There are many traders who sell it, even in the café also provide Cendol as their drink menu. And the price is also quite cheap which is about Rp. 5,000-Rp. 10.000 / glass.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

7 Kinds of Bangs that Can Make You Look Like Korean Artist

South Korea is one of the fashion centers in the world. It is undeniable that anything related to South Korea can affect some countries, especially Indonesia. Not just Korean dramas, but fashion style from the artists as well, starting from fashion clothing, hair fashion, healthy lifestyle and others. South Korea is famous for its cute fashion appearance and of course the majority of women there have a slim body. No wonder if every style of fashion they apply is always followed by many young people.

In addition, South Korean women's hair style is also synonymous with bangs. Bangs will make them look more beautiful. However, it is not South Korean women who can have good bangs hair style, we can also have it. But, before we cut our bangs, we have to adjust it to our face shape so as not to cut pieces. If we miss-cut our bangs, it's not so pretty, but it'll look weird. For that, here are some forms of bangs that we can apply in accordance with the shape of our face, and certainly will look like Korean women.

See Through Bangs
These thin bangs can make us look fresher.

Full and Blunt Bangs
Bangs are suitable for us who want to look cute like a Korean artist

Side Swept Bangs
Many of us have bangs like this. This bangs just combed to the side only and it will make we look feminine. These bangs are also suitable for chubby cheeks.

Choppy Bangs
Not everyone matches these bangs, so we need the courage to try it out.

Curly Bangs
Bangs are suitable for us who have curly hair.

Center Parted Fringe
These bangs like a curtain in the middle drawn to the side. This will make our face look balanced

Wispy Bangs

These bangs are suitable for those who have long hair and this can be for any type of face shape

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Unique Rumah Adat from Flores Indonesia; Mbaru Niang

 Talking about art, Indonesia has various forms of art such as dance art and art in the form of objects such as traditional houses (Rumah Adat). Rumah adat are traditional houses built in any of the vernacular architecture styles of Indonesia. The traditional houses and settlements of some hundreds ethnic groups of Indonesia are extremely varied and have their own specific history. Each province in Indonesia has a different form of Rumah Adat and very unique one of which is Rumah Adat Mbaru Niang.

Mbaru Niang is a traditional house located on the island of Flores Indonesia. Mbaru Niang traditional house is very unique conical shape and has 5 floors with a height of about 15 meters. The roof of this house is made of palm leaves covered with fibers or weeds and roof frames made of bamboo while the pillars of the house using a large and strong wood. And unusually again, this house does not use nails like other houses, but uses a strong rattan rope to bind the construction of the building. Mbaru Niang is not very big, but can accommodate about 6-8 families. 

Each floor of this house has different names and functions. The first level is called lutur or tent, commonly used as a shelter and gathering with family. The second level is a lobo or attic that serves to put groceries and everyday items. The third level is called lentar to put the seeds of crops used for cultivation, such as corn seeds, rice, and nuts. The fourth level is called lempa rae, which is room for food stock in case of crop failure or the crop is less successful due to drought, and the fifth is called hekang kode to place the offering offerings to the ancestors.

However, the traditional house of Mbaru Niang has becomes a rarity, because there are only a few remaining and only reside in the remote village of Wae Rebo which is isolated on the mountains.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Come to this romantic island with your lover! Sikuai Island

 Padang is one of the cities in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The city is very famous for its legendary story of Malin Kundang. And also you must know how delicious dish of Padang that favored by many people. Padang cuisine is very tasty and it will make you addicted. However, not the dishes of the paddies that we will discuss now but we will discuss about the beautiful sights are stored in the city.

Padang has many beautiful sights. One of them is Sikuai Island. The island is located about half a mile from the city center precisely in Bungus, Teluk Kabung, Padang city, West Sumatera province, Indonesia and it can be reached by sea transportation such as boat through Muara port within 45 minutes and from Airud Bungus pier within 35 minutes.

This island including romantic islands because of its calm and comfortable atmosphere so that this island is perfect for couples who spends vacation time or just a honeymoon. On this island there is a very beautiful beach. We can do various activities there such as snorkeling, diving, swimming or just walking on the beach.
On this island there are already some facilities, one of them is hotel. So when you go there, you do not need to be hard anymore if you have to stay. There are several types of hotel rooms and of course the price varies from Rp. 800.000 / night - Rp. 4.000.000 / night.

So, if you are still confused about choosing a place that you will enjoy with your couple, you can make this island as the best choice.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Favorite Snack When We were Elementary School; Kue Cubit

When we were elementary school, there are many kinds of snacks that are sold in our school environment. And of course, all the snacks are very tempting and it makes us want to buy them. Snacks are quite famous when we are elementary school among others; egg rolls, kue cubit, cilok, leker and many others. But one of my favorite school time snacks is kue cubit. How about you? For that, this time Pesona Lokal will discuss about kue cubit and how to make it.

Kue cubit is a very small and very well-known snack in Jakarta. These cakes are usually sold in school environments or in playgrounds. Kue cubit uses milk and wheat flour as the main ingredient in the form of a mold. Why this cake is called kue cubit? Because at the time of manufacture, the mature kue cubit is taken from the mold using chopsticks so that it is pinched.

In the development of the era, kue cubit has been innovating into several variants of flavor and has been sold in several cafes, such as; Chocolate Kue Cubit, Cheese Kue Cubit, Mocca Powder  Kue Cubit, Green Tea Kue Cubit, Red Valvet Kue Cubit.

You can also make it at home because the way kue cubit making is very easy. The ingredients for making kue cubit that you need are 3 eggs, 100 grams of sugar, 100 grams of flour, 100 grams melted butter, 1 packet of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.

How to make it? First, enter the eggs and sugar in a basin, then shake until fluffy using a hand shake or mixer, gradually put the flour into the whisk while stirring constantly. After all three of them enter, pour melted butter and stir well until smooth. After that, add baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Preferably this dough is left for at least five minutes. That way, kue cubit dough will expand and contain more when cooked. Then preheat the lacquered molded cubes on the stove with low heat. Pour the dough and cook until the level of maturity to taste. Cook until cooked. Once cooked, take the cake from the mold using the chopsticks. Finally, kue cubit is ready to serve.

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