Rihanna “Umbrella” – Angklung Beautiful Sound

The Angklung is a musical instrument of Sundanese (West Java) origin, made of bamboo.
It is made up of a pair of mounted bamboo tubes which give an octave sound when shaken.  A tube is one half the length of the other and the tubes are tuned an octave apart. An angklung player holds the instrument in one hand and shakes it with the other. A melody is performed by providing as many angklungs and players as required by the different pitches of the tube.

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A map of Indonesia overlapped onto other countries

Have you imagine before? How large Indonesia than several large countries or continents?

We can use the tool in overlapmaps.com to compare one part of the world to a different part of the world.

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Indonesia on Canada

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Indonesia on China

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Time in Indonesia

The Indonesian archipelago geographically stretches across four time zones from UTC+6 in Aceh to UTC+9 in Western Papua. However, The Indonesian government only recognizes three time zones in its territory: Western Indonesian Time—seven hours in advance (UTC+7) of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Central Indonesian Time— eight hours ahead (UTC+8) of GMT, and Eastern Indonesian Time—nine hours ahead (UTC+9) of GMT. The boundary between the western and central time zones established is a line running north between Java and Bali through the center of Kalimantan. The border between central and eastern time zones runs north from the eastern tip of Timor to the eastern tip of Sulawesi.

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Thai airline allows passengers to buy seat for ‘supernatural’ dolls

Forget Chucky -- a Luk Thep is an infant-like doll that is believed to possess a child's spirit and will bring good fortune in Thailand.

Bangkok (CNN)It’s time to board the plane.

You cross your fingers, hoping you’re not going to be seated next to a child.

No such luck.

But this is no ordinary kid.

She doesn’t cry, move or kick seats.

That’s because she’s actually a Luk Thep — or supernatural “child angel” doll.

Sounds too bizarre to be true?

Not if you’re boarding a flight in Thailand.

The lifelike dolls have become so popular that regional carrier Thai Smile Airways, a subsidiary of Thailand’s flag carrier Thai Airways, recently instructed its staff to allow passengers to purchase a seat for their Luk Thep dolls.

Spirit dolls

Luk Thep are believed to possess a child’s spirit and bring good fortune, thus many Thais have taken to treating them like real kids.

The internal Thai Smile memo, being circulated among Thai media, says the dolls have to be buckled up like human passengers and will be served snacks and drinks.

As with real children, they’re barred from sitting in exit rows.

Don’t have a ticket for your doll?

It’ll be treated as carry-on luggage and stowed during takeoff and landing.

Safety concerns

Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has taken notice of the issue, and is now reportedly discussing the matter with local aviation agencies and airlines to formulate a policy that complies with security regulations.

CNN approached several other Thai airlines for comment on the issue.

“We treat the dolls like any other dolls,” said Patee Sarasin, CEO of low-cost airline Nok Air.

“The customers can put the dolls on their lap while flying. If they want to buy a seat, it is the most expensive price possible. Therefore, we do not encourage customers to buy seats for the dolls, but we cannot stop them from buying another seat if they wish to do so.”

AirAsia, meanwhile, said it has no policy in place regarding Luk Thep dolls.

A Luk Thep doll is treated as a real child by its adopted "parent" and can cost as much as $362.

Turns out the DCA’s security fears may have some merit.

On Tuesday morning, police at Chiang Mai Airport reportedly intercepted a Luk Thep inside a black suitcase that was being used as a drug mule.

Underneath that sweet exterior police say they found 200 tablets of yaba — a methamphetamine-based drug produced in Thailand.

Wajib anda tahu! Hak anda saat dirawat di rumah sakit

Keadaan sakit, pasien sangat tergantung dengan layanan kesehatan yang dia terima. Kondisi ini dapat menimbulkan celah “eksploitasi” oleh penyedia layanan apalagi terdapat jurang kompetensi antara dokter dan pasien. Jika anda tahu, UU mengatur bagaimana hak pasien dilindungi.


Ya tentu saja tidak semua orang mengetahuinya, bunyi pasal-pasal yang diatur dalam UU mengenai hak-hak pasien tidak diinformasikan seperti halnya ajakan membayar pajak yang tersebar di banner, TV, infographic, media massa, dan social media. Pada dinding-dinding rumah sakit, puskesmas lebih banyak informasi tentang pencegahan penyakit dan prosedur mendapatkan layanan. Maka wajar pengetahuan masyarakat atas hak-haknya dalam menerima layanan kesehatan sangat minim.

Terdapat tiga UU yang mengatur tentang hak-hak pasien saat menerima pelayanan kesehatan. Ketiga UU tersebut yaitu: UU No. 36 Tahun 2009 tentang Kesehatan, UU No.29 Tahun tentang Praktik Kedokteran, dan UU No. 44 Tahun 2009 tentang Rumah Sakit.

Lantas apa saja hak-hak pasien menurut UU No. 36 tahun 2009 tentang Kesehatan?

1. Hak menerima atau menolak sebagian atau seluruh pertolongan, kecuali dalam keadaan tak sadar, penyakit menular berat, gangguan jiwa berat;

2. Hak atas rahasia pribadi, kecuali perintah UU, pengadilan, ijin yang bersangkutan, kepentingan yang bersangkutan, kepentingan masyarakat;

3. Hak tuntut ganti rugi akibat salah atau kelalaian, kecuali tindakan penyelamatan nyawa atau cegah cacat.

Hak-hak pasien tidak hanya diatur dalam UU No. 36 Tahun 2009, tetapi juga diatur dalam UU No 29 Tahun 2004 tentang Praktik Kedokteran khususnya pada pasal 52, meliputi:

1. Mendapatkan penjelasan secara lengkap tentang tindakan medis sebagaimana dimaksud dalam pasal 45 ayat 3;

2. Meminta pendapat dokter atau dokter lain;

3. Mendapat pelayanan sesuai dengan kebutuhan medis;

4. Menolak tindakan medis;

5. Mendapatkan isi rekam medis.

Selanjutnya hak-hak pasien diatur pula dalam pasal 32 UU No 44 Tahun 2009 tentang Rumah Sakit, bahwa setiap pasien mempunyai hak sebagai berikut:

1. Memperoleh informasi mengenai tata tertib dan peraturan yang berlaku di Rumah Sakit;

2. Memperoleh informasi tentang hak dan kewajiban pasien;

3. Memperoleh layanan yang manusiawi, adil, jujur, dan tanpa diskriminasi;

4. Memperoleh pelayanan kesehatan bermutu sesuai dengan standar profesi dan standar prosedur operasional;

5. Memperoleh layanan yang efektif dan efisien sehingga pasien terhindar dari kerugian fisik dan materi;

6. Mengajukan pengaduan atas kualitas pelayanan yang didapatkan;

7. Memilih dokter dan kelas perawatan sesuai dengan keinginannya dan peraturan yang berlaku di rumah sakit;

8. Meminta konsultasi tentang penyakit yang dideritanya kepada dokter lain (second opinion) yang memiliki Surat Ijin Praktik (SIP) baik di dalam maupun di luar rumah sakit;

9. Mendapatkan privasi dan kerahasiaan penyakit yang diderita termasuk data-data medisnya;

10. Memberikan persetujuan atau menolak atas tindakan yang akan dilakukan oleh tenaga kesehatan terhadap penyakit yang dideritanya;

11. Mendapat informasi yang meliputi diagnosis dan tata cara tindakan medis, tujuan tindakan medis, alternatif tindakan, risiko dan komplikasi yang mungkin terjadi, dan prognosis terhadap tindakan yang dilakukan serta perkiraan biaya pengobatan;

12. Didampingi keluarganya dalam keadaan kritis;

13. Menjalankan ibadah sesuai agama atau kepercayaan yang dianutnya selama hal itu tidak mengganggu pasien lainnya;

14. Memperoleh keamanan dan keselamatan dirinya selama dalam perawatan di Rumah Sakit;

15. Mengajukan usul, saran, perbaikan atas perlakuan Rumah Sakit terhadap dirinya;

16. Menolak pelayanan bimbingan rohani yang tidak sesuai dengan agama dan kepercayaan yang dianutnya;

17. Menggugat dan atau menuntut rumah sakit apabila rumah sakit itu diduga memberikan pelayanan yang tidak sesuai dengan standar baik secara perdata ataupun pidana;

18. Mengeluhkan pelayanan rumah sakit yang tidak sesuai dengan standar pelayanan melalui media cetak dan elektronik sesuai dengan ketentuan peraturan perundang-undangan.

Demikianlah hak-hak pasien yang dijamin UU yang perlu anda ketahui. Semoga dengan mengetahui dan memahami hak-hak atas pasien, pasien dapat terlindungi dari praktik-praktik yang merugikan pasien, mengurangi kasus perselisihan antara pasien dan penyedia layanan. Dan tentu saja demi mendorong pelayanan kesehatan di negara kita lebih maju dan berkualitas.




10 Facts about Indonesia

If temples, volcanoes and beaches are your thing ,then travelling in Indonesia is also your thing. You just might not know it yet. It’s an archipelago of islands, with new cultures, food and experiences every time you switch islands. You’ve got Bali, that gorgeous Hindu beast with perfect beaches and smiling faces.

Then there’s Java with Yogyakarta’s temples and, yes, more volcanoes. Over the waves there’s Lombok and it’s neighbouring slices of paradise, the Gilis. You can climb Mt Batur for sunrise, wander through rice paddies in Ubud and get a massage or ten in Sanur. You can camp on the slopes of Sengiggi, snorkel reefs and walk through villages where traditional Islamic life is every day life. If we had to sum up Indonesia in three words it would be: seafood, sunsets and so many surprises (six is the new three).


There are over 150 volcanoes in Indonesia. 127 of them are active.


There are around 17,500 islands in Indonesia taking up almost the same space as the United States.


Indonesia sits on both sides of the equator. We don’t know which way the water flows.


Indonesia has six recognized religions, but the largest Muslim population in the world.


Kopi Luwak is from here. Coffee beans that are eaten by civets and…ummm… digested before being brewed. Delicacy, apparently.


The world’s largest flower, the corpse flower (not its latin name) is found in Indonesia jungles.


Is Indonesia’s national motto. Now that’s some good warm fuzzies right there.


Indonesia is one of the world’s largest suppliers of nutmeg. It’s used in cooking, as medicine and as a hallucinogen. Just sayin’.


Seventy kilogram Komodo Dragons are alive and well in some parts of Indonesia.


Balinese are named according to their birth order. The first is Wayan, the fourth is Ketut and if you are the fifth, it goes back to Wayan.

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