Culture

Nias Statue Smuggling Rethwarted

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
By nias

MEDAN – Resort police of Sibolga city again thwarted the illegal selling of Nias tribe megalithic statues. The human shaped statues were about to be sold by someone with initials WE (47) to Medan. The Nias statue selling has occurred repeatedly through land and sea. »

Preserving local culture

Monday, October 12, 2009
By nias

Nias, an island to the west of Sumatra, is known as home to a living megalithic culture with its iconic hombo batu (stone jumping) tradition portrayed in an Rp 1,000 banknote in the early 1990s. »

A Song for Lowalangi – An Interview with Dr. Thomas Markus Manhart

Friday, July 28, 2006
By nias
A Song for Lowalangi – An Interview with Dr. Thomas Markus Manhart

Whilst Nias Island and its people are still in the midst of disaster shocks since early 2000, the “attention” to Nias have not faded. Recent disasters (flood and landslides, tsunami and March earthquakes) in fact have brought Nias to the “attention” of global community. It is an irony, sadly to say, that Nias has... »

Li Niha – the Essence of the Culture, Tradition and History of the Nias People

Friday, July 7, 2006
By nias
Li Niha – the Essence of the Culture, Tradition and History of the Nias People

An interview with Dr. Lea Brown*) To some Nias people it seems that learning, using and loving their own language, Li Niha, is not an activity they take part in with any pride. Indeed, in strictly economic terms, it would appear to be the case that there is no benefit for them in using... »

Nias artifacts damaged in powerful earthquake

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
By nias

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Evi Mariani, The Jakarta Post, Nias Island Father Johannes Hammerle stared silently at the fragments of traditional clay pots scattered on the floor of the Nias Heritage Museum, which houses more than 6,000 artifacts from the megalithic island. »

Father Johannes, keeper of Nias forgotten culture

Sunday, November 7, 2004
By nias

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004 Evi Mariani, The Jakarta Post/North Nias, North Sumatra Dutch tourist Hank Vermeulen was having difficulty in explaining to a bank teller that he wanted to exchange his euro banknotes for rupiah in Gunungsitoli, North Nias. »

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