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Harinda Bama
Works at Sampoerna Financial Group
Attended Institut Teknologi Bandung
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Chapter 2, Part 9

Candi Cetho is one of the last major Hindu temples built on the island of Java. A theory suggests that the temple was constructed in a time when most Hindu royals and their finest sculptors had fled to Bali. Candi Cetho's less refined carvings and terraced layout are suggestive of pre-Hindu culture.
Chapter 2, Part 9 The narrow road keeps going up, climbing the slopes of Mount Lawu, an active volcano rising more than 3,000 meters on the island of Java. We are more than 30 km away east of Solo,…
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Chapter 2, Part 7

A brief history on how Islam successfully replaced Hinduism as the dominant religion in Java, and what people today need to know and learn. Peaceful coexistence is key!
Chapter 2, Part 7 Since more than a thousand years ago, the island of Java has been an important economic and cultural center among the vast archipelago which today makes up most of Indonesia. The …
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Chapter 2, Part 5

Sabang and Hikkaduwa, two places in two countries separated by the Indian Ocean. In 2004 they both fell victim to the same destructive force that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the ocean. Last year I went to both places and learned how long-lost connections between Indonesia and Sri Lanka could be rekindled, to some extent, because of today's common ground we share.
Chapter 2, Part 5 We were at Ulee Lheue, a mid-sized port on Mainland Aceh at the northern part of Sumatra where we would catch the boat to take us to Pulau Weh (Weh Island), one of the outer islan…
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Chapter 2, Part 3

The final decades of the once-biggest empire in the history of southern India. Hampi is now home to a number of structures incorporating Dravidian and Indo-Saracenic architectural elements.
Chapter 2, Part 3 “In this city you will find men belonging to every nation and people, because of the great trade which it has, and the many precious stones there … the streets and markets a…
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Chapter 2, Part 1

The first time I learned about this ancient city in southern India was back in 2007 when my cousin bought me a copy of GEO France. It has fascinated me ever since, and a visit to Hampi in the Indian state of Karnataka last year was one of the highlights of my month-long trip across the country's south. Hampi, once the seat of the Vijayanagara empire, is today an ancient city peppered with magnificent temples amid endless giant boulders.
Chapter 2, Part 1 Powers rise and fall, a constant change on earth like the ebb and flow of the sea. Men’s insatiable need for power has caused the world’s political borders to change from time to …
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Chapter 1, Part 20

Travel notes from the Nepalese capital, seven months after the devastating April 2015 earthquake. From the city's Durbar Square to Indra Chowk and Asan Tole, it is a place where getting lost will actually lead you to 'hidden' gems scattered all across the old town district.
Chapter 1, Part 20 Our driver who picked us up from Bhaktapur tried to reach our hotel using the number I gave him earlier. He tried several times, to no avail, until he decided to just ask the loc…
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Chapter 2, Part 8

Once a small fishing village part of a Hindu kingdom, the West Javan city of Cirebon rose to prominence when it was established as a sultanate. The capital of the new sultanate grew as a melting pot where Hindu culture intertwined with Islamic influences to create a unique culture as we know now.
Chapter 2, Part 8 As Demak rose to prominence and became independent from Majapahit, another sultanate began to flourish on the northwestern coast of Java. Previously under the sphere of influence …
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Chapter 2, Part 6

My second post on Zheng He (Cheng Ho) who led one of the greatest sea expeditions the world has ever seen.
Chapter 2, Part 6 Far from the heartland of Arabia where it was born, Islam reached the farthest side of the world known by the Arabs as Tsin, China. Muhammad himself in a popular but not necessari…
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Chapter 2, Part 4

Once a thriving trade center in the ancient spice route, ruled by several female sultans, endured prolonged bloody conflict, devastated by the 2004 tsunami, many wonder in which direction Aceh is heading next.
Chapter 2, Part 4 Centuries after the introduction of Islam by Muhammad to the people of Mecca and Hijaz (Medina), the new religion spread quickly from the Arabian peninsula to North Africa and the…
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Chapter 2, Part 2

Vijayanagara, the greatest Hindu empire in the history of South India, was on the rise. Magnificent temples were built, artistic developments were encouraged, foreign explorers were astounded.
Chapter 2, Part 2 In the 14th century Harihara I established Vijayanagara, a Hindu kingdom which would later become the most powerful empire in the history of South India, and Harihara II – the thi…
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Chapter 1, Part 21 (End of Chapter 1)

Kirtipur is a less known ancient town in the Kathmandu Valley. Lacking the grandeur of Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu, Kirtipur's charm can be found in its intriguing history and its bitter relations with the Shah dynasty, the last dynasty to rule the country before it became a republic in 2008.
Chapter 1, Part 21 For centuries the Malla kings had reigned over the Kathmandu Valley marked by periods of repetitious amity and enmity among the rulers of Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan (Lalitpur) a…
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Chapter 1, Part 19

A brief history of Patan (Lalitpur), the ancient city of beauty in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.
Chapter 1, Part 19 One early morning at the reception in our hotel, situated amid the labyrinthine alleys of Kathmandu, we asked a lady, presumably the manager, about the cost of taking a taxi to P…
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Occupation
Writer at What an Amazing World! (harindabama.com)
Skills
Writing, Photography
Employment
  • Sampoerna Financial Group
    2014 - present
  • PT Daily Meaning
    Consultant, 2012 - 2013
  • PT Bank Central Asia Tbk
    Business Analyst, 2009 - 2012
  • PT Bank Central Asia Tbk
    Management Development Program Trainee, 2008 - 2009
  • Soes Doerian SOEDOE
    Co-Owner, 2006 - 2007
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Previously
Jakarta - Bandung - Tasikmalaya - Pandeglang - Semarang - Banjarmasin
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The world is too beautiful to miss.
Introduction
An engineer by education, a former people development consultant, and a former banker who re-entered the financial industry. But to put it simply Bama is a person who loves traveling, photography, writing and discovering new things. Find out more about my travel photos and stories on What An Amazing World!
Education
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung
    Engineering Physics, 2002 - 2007
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