OUTLOOK continues to explore interestingsights of our planet. More recently, our photographers Nikita Panisov and Anna Kravchenko returned from the wonderful city Ubud located in Indonesia. This place, considered as the cultural capital of the state, impresses with many interesting things but most of all - its artist's street ...
So it turned out that since ancient times artists and creators of all suits from all the Indonesian and not only the islands came together in Ubud. According to the legend, the concentration of energy gracious for creativity here simply overflows. Today, their descendants continue to crafty and delight in their products, both tourists and Indonesians.
Ubud which is confidently on the various lists of Asian cities to visit for the average tourist, begins and ends in the center, with many temples, markets and people organizing a sightseeing tour to either the volcanoes or the jungle. Therefore, few people get to the suburbs because local merchants skillfully resell different handmade products, from the "same masters" but the shops and workshops themselves are located sideways, in the middle of the street, Jalan Raya Andong.
When you walk through it and see how the inhabitants of all Indonesia come here literally on trucks buying everything from souvenirs and decor items to unique furniture. You may have a feeling that you are in IKEA just everything is in open air. Almost every buyer goes to his "own" wizard, whom his ancestors could have redeemed a few centuries ago. Prices are three to four times lower than in the city center so when you get here, tourists forget about the small size of luggage on airplanes or the cost of transportation of "extra" pounds and they are doing shopping even better than the locals.
The atmosphere in the street itself can not be better encouraged by a measured contemplation and a calm choice: nobody touches anything and anyone does not call to go on a trip or practice yoga, a few people speak English and nobody screams such a phrase: "Buy from me". Artists are primarily focused on crafts, they say little about the trade, and only in essence and without unnecessary emotions.
So, we would like to present our photo gallery to you and who knows maybe you will find through the screen even through the screen, you will find a product of your dreams that will definitely convince you to spend the next vacation in Bali!
Few of us, while our favourite tea is steeping, are scrutinizing about the way this drink went through to get into our mug. Of course, stereotypically, we know that most likely it came from India or China, but in fact origin can vary. In the world there are about 30 countries which are very seriously engaged in tea business, and within this community a very clear hierarchy emerges, headed by the so-called Big Tea Seven.
One of the greatest pleasures, except for the non-stop contemplation of burning fire, flowing water and working people, is to monitor life and behaviour of animals. And at this point all your dreams are reduced to simple intention to touch someone soft and understand language translation of which is not found in any dictionary.
In Kyiv, in the National Botanical Garden named after N.N. Grishko the Borobudur appeared. The Indonesian Embassy on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the independence of its state and the 28th anniversary of independence of Ukraine made a symbolic gift to the capital.
At the bare mention of the word lake, our imagination pictures soothing, nostalgia-laden images of quite pond cosily embraced by the grassy hills. OUTLOOK prepared a selection of the most spectacular lakes, which will change your understanding of this work of nature. Each of them has something to surprise, whether it is unusual water shade, or frightening ability to petrify living creatures.
- Do you want to try some rice? - such a question is greeted by guests in China. And if the owners are also farmers, they can invite you on an unusual excursion and show you the masterpiece of natural art. The grass which we often eat without thinking about its aesthetics, at the time of growing resembles a blanket woven from multi-colored rags ...
How to get rid of stress and get a lot of fun? They say dolphin therapy is an effective remedy against emotional pain. Walking with dolphins can bring a bottomless amount of emotions and even expand the boundaries of the mind ... At least, the supporters of this way of thinking say so. Which countries are best to travel in order to be treated by the method of dolphin therapy?
Bali is one of the most popular places to spend winter. Ocean, volcanoes, amazing nature and exotic fruits... But there is also one more reason that not many people know of, yet it definitely deserves attention: Kamasan, a unique art village where namesake Balinese picture art was conceived – as ancient as the island itself. We are going to tell about it today on the pages of the OUTLOOK.
A year has to have a proper start and the OUTLOOK Project had it launched with a working lunch in the residence of the Ambassador of Indonesia to Ukraine Mr. Yuddi Chrisnandi. Representatives of the Embassy proudly presented projects that were organized by Socio-Cultural Department in 2018 and shared plans for the future.
The Embassy of Republic Indonesia has set five Indonesian architectural miniatures in the park-museum of Kyiv ‘Ukraine in miniature’. The presentation of exotic masterpieces happened on the 10-th of November. The exposition includes the Temple Borobudur, the Cathedral temple of Jakarta – the Saint Mary Church, the mosque Istiklal – the biggest Muslim sanctuary of the South-East Asia, the Temple of Ulun Danu.
The Embassy of Republic Indonesia to Ukraine under the auspices of Kyiv city administration caused a new tradition to change the clothes on the queen Anna monument at Lviv square in national dresses of different countries. The first dress in the wardrobe became the traditional wedding dress of Bali woman.
Indonesia is a huge country, fourth on the planet it terms of population and 12th in terms of territory. And its magnificent Jakarta is one of the most ancient and most interesting capitals of the world. However it hasn’t always been majestic and independent, not at all… Taking into account complicated Indonesian way to aspired freedom, we felt like exploring those very landmarks of the Victorious and Great (that’s hjow the name translates from Indonesian) that have become symbols of this achievement.
On November 11 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv hosted lecture delivered by the famous Peruvian playwright and novelist Mario Vargas Llosa. For further details, you are welcome to visit our photogallery.
On November 8 Asian Cuisine and Culture Festival was held in Kyiv with the support of the Ukrainian representatives of diplomatic missions of Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Vietnam and Pakistan.
On the eve of All Saints' Day OUTLOOK managed not only to stock up with pumpkins and sweep away fancy candles from all the nearby shops, but also to treat our readers to exciting facts about the celebration of Halloween worldwide and in our country. Trick or treat?
OUTLOOK is proceeding with publishing series of articles "An Hour Before" and specially for you we waded into an unusual apartment at Druzhby Narodov Boulevard, which served as a site for the film "Eight" directed by Alexander Shapiro. We spent 60 minutes with the director till the moment he shouted «ACTION» and closed the entrance door.
Along with high-quality provision for vital needs and functioning of foreign representative offices in Ukraine, the important objectives of “Directorate general for rendering services to diplomatic missions” (GDIP) is to demonstrate unique Ukrainian culture and traditions to foreign diplomats. For that, last weekend of September the private estate belonging to a public figure Igor Dobrudsky hosted a family style meeting for representatives of diplomatic corps.