Jumat, 08 September 2017
Ampera Bridge is a Vertical-lift bridge in the city of Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, which is the landmark of the city. It connects Seberang Ulu and Seberang Ilir, two regions of Palembang. It can no longer be opened to allow ships to pass.
The bridge was planned during the era of Indonesia's first president, who wanted a bridge that could open and be a match for London's Tower Bridge. For a few years after it was opened, the center span could be lifted at a speed of approximately 10 meters per minute to allow ships of up to 44.5m in height to pass underneath. However this only occurred a few times, and after 1970 it could no longer be opened. The official reason for this was that the 30 minutes needed to rise the bridge was wasting time, and that in any case silting of the river had made it impassable for large ships. However, according to architect Wiratman, who acted as a consultant before the construction, the design of the bridge was flawed from the outset because of the soft mud on which it was built. The ballast weights needed to balance the weight of the bridge were removed in 1990 to prevent possible accidents were they to fall. However, behind its past stories which can be considered as a not well-formed bridge, Ampera bridge is still interesting enough for the visitors.
Borobudur is one of the most wonderful legacies of the ancient human which Indonesia has ever had. A lot of people come to visit Borobudur to se how wonderful this temple is.
Borobudur, or Barabudur, is Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six squares and three circulars, topped by a central dome which is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is in the center of 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated Stupa. It is the world's largest Buddhist temple often considered as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.
Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, the temple was designed in Javanese Buddhist architecture blending the Indonesian indigenous culture of ancestor worship and the Buddhist concept of attaining Nirvana. The temple is also influenced by Gupta art reflecting India's influence on the region, but there are a lot of indigenous elements incorporated that make Borobudur very Indonesian. That is why almost all Indonesian need to go there for a visit.
Bakauheni is a town in the southern part of the Lampung Province, Indonesia. It is one of the busiest ports in Indonesia. Ferries carrying passengers and vehicles, particularly large trucks, connect Bakauheni with the major port of Merak in Java Island across the Sunda Strait.
The average duration of trips required between Bakauheni - Merak or otherwise by ferry is for about 2 hours. Public transportation users are able to speed up the trip by using small boats which can reduce the travel time about an hour. However, this option is of course more expensive, and boats are only available from morning until the late afternoon, when the water is not too rough. The port is very busy during mudik tradition, especially in new year and Ied Mubarak days.