Tag Archives: Indonesia

Highest-dwelling arboreal tribe

Homo sapiens may not be well adapted to living in trees – we lack tails and opposable toes – and there is no fossil evidence to suggest that we ever did. However, tree-dwelling is common in certain remote tribal jungles, and in basin of the Brazza River in west Papua, Indonesia, the Korowai people build the tallest tree-houses of all. Using only the natural resources to hand, the Korowai can erect sturdy habitations high off the ground on stilts or, higher still, in the tips Continue reading →

Largest batik

The largest batik painting called ‘The Batik On The Road’ measured 1,200 m² (12,916 ft²) and was created by 1,000 participants on behalf of the Pekalongan Batik Community in Pekalongan City, Indonesia on 16 September 2005.

Largest crater lake

Lake Toba, in the Indonesian island of Sumatra, is the site of a supervolcanic eruption around 75,000 years ago that was probably the largest anywhere on Earth during the last 25 million years. There is evidence that this catastrophic eruption drove humanity to the edge of extinction. The crater formed by the eruption is now filled with water to form Lake Toba, which is around 100 km (60 miles) by 30 km (18 miles) in extent, and 505 m (1,656 ft) deep at its deepest Continue reading →

Largest kolintang / xilophono

The largest playable kolintang (xilophono) is 8 m (26 ft 3 in) long, 2.5 m (8 ft 2.42 in) tall and 2 m (6 ft 7 in) wide. It was achieved by Mr. Benny J Mamoto (Indonesia) and it was measured in Tondano Maesa stadium, Indonesia, on 31 October 2009. The kolintang weights 3168 kg and it needs 3 people to be played.

Largest orchestra playing on bamboo instruments

The largest orchestra playing on bamboo instruments was formed by 3011 people and was achieved during an event organised by Mr. Benny J. Mamoto in Tondano Maesa Stadium, Tondano, Indonesia on 31 October 2009. Playing bamboo flute is common in Indonesia and the bamboo plant can be found in all regions. Under the influence of the Iberian and Dutch orchestra during three century of occupation and one century of formal education in schools, the people from Minahasa have taken over the European musical tradition and Continue reading →

Largest packet of instant noodles

The largest packet of instant noodles was made by PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk (Indonesia) and measured 340 cm (133.8 in) x 235.5 cm (92.7 in) x 47 cm (18.5 in) and weighed 664.94 kg (1,465.9 lb) at Semarapura, Bali, Indonesia on 10 February 2005. The large packet of noodles was an exact scaled up replica of a packet of Mi Goreng flavour Indomie instant noodles, including sachets of seasoning.