TIRED of the modern world that is too magical and too virtual? It’s time for you to traveling to Nias Island and refresh yourself from being tired and tired of the contemporary world.
You really have to refresh yourself and realize that Indonesia has abundant natural wealth, including the world of tourism which is not boring.
A maritime country is one of the world’s nicknames for Indonesia that should be proud of. Thousands of islands are waiting for you to visit, one of which is Nias Island.
Instead of getting to know Indonesia, you will even be presented with a stunning tour that was never imagined before.
What is Nias Island like and what tourist activities can you do there? Here’s the review:
Traveling to Nias Island:
Looking at the History of the Nias Peoples
Nias Island was once the center of the slave trade for Arab, Portuguese and Chinese traders. They usually enter through Aceh and its surroundings.
No one knows exactly, since when there were residents on this island near Sumatra.
Historically, they were born from the Gomo river, where 6 Nias gods are believed to be there.
Nias people are known to be tough and strong because of the culture that was born from the war between villages.
Have you ever seen the fahombe stone-jumping culture in the picture of the rupiah currency.
It comes from this Nias Island. The largest island among about 27 small islands around North Sumatra.
The stone jump was used to jump over the fences of other villages when fighting.
Each warring village usually builds a fence as high as 2 meters.
Now fahombe or stone jumping has even become a test of maturity for a man from Nias.
Typical and rare culinary tourism
Then what are the foods in Nias? Is it the same as those on other islands?
Nias still adheres to a hierarchy in its society. There are at least 12 castes in Nias.
The highest noble caste is the balugu. People who want to reach this caste have to undergo rituals and hold parties for days or even weeks and slaughter thousands of pigs to eat together.
So don’t be surprised if the typical food in Nias is mostly pork. For those of you who are Muslims, you should be careful before stopping by the shop or restaurant there.
Lots of pork preparations are offered such as harinake (minced pork) and ni’owuru (marinated pork).
But don’t worry, there are actually many more typical halal foods that you can try there.
Try tasting bolato, snapper or karapu fish fillet that has been preserved for 2 nights, kofo-kofo (fish meat grated and dried), godo-godo (grated sweet potato, rounded, boiled and sprinkled with coconut) and many others.
Rock jumping and war dance
Visit the village of Bawomatauo to see the stone jumping attraction.
Rocks as high as 2 meters are provided for this very amazing attraction.
Those of you who want to try it, can also practice on small stones around it.
If you really feel capable, you can actually try directly to the 2 meter high rock. Dare to try it?
In Hilisimae village, there is also a very mystical indigenous Nias culture, the traditional war dance.
The dancers use traditional Nias costumes made with natural materials.
Usually coupled with brightly colored bird feathers tied to the head.
This dance is like giving encouragement to men from Nias who are in or out of war.
World class surfing
Away from the modern world, on this small island you will find world-class surfing tours.
How not, usually many reliable surfers in the world come to Indonesia just to conquer the waves on Nias Island.
They even call Nias Island a paradise for surfers all over the world.
Lagundri Beach is a witness to this natural beauty. Instead of surfing, tourists are also greeted with stunning nature there.
Reddish white sand, red sea at dusk and waves that don’t stop pounding.
The frenzy of the contemporary world will really fade and disappear from your head when you set foot there.
Nias-style prehistoric tourism
Nias is the oldest megalithic cultural center in Indonesia.
If you go to the Gomo area, you can take the best carved stones home as souvenirs. If in a big city you will be priced skyrocketing.
Here, in addition to guaranteed authenticity, you will be spoiled with prices that are far below the average.
In addition, the Nias Museum also describes the megalithic stone culture which is still very strong in Nias.
You will really really love Indonesia after visiting there. Happy traveling! [*]