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Friday, November 2, 2007

Bali artist offers modern wayang performance

A fusion between a traditional wayang (shadow puppet) performance and modern technology has impressed Jakartans during a two-day show at Graha Bhakti Budaya hall in Taman Ismail Marzuki, Cikini, Central Jakarta.

The performance, called Wayang Listrik (electric puppet), amused the audience with its funny and critical dialogue presented by one of Bali's most accomplished puppet masters, I Made Sidia.

The 40-year-old puppeteer kept the audience laughing with his brilliant and innovative jokes in both English and Kawi, an ancient Javanese language.

In his Thursday performance at the hall, Sidia mocked Malaysia over the country's recent dispute with Indonesia through use of the traditional Indonesian song Rasa Sayange, which Malaysia had used in its tourism campaign.

In Sidia's Tualen's Journey story, Tualen, the main character, meets a wild tiger on his travels that he tries to tame by singing the Indonesian national anthem, Indonesia Raya.

However, the tiger in the story becomes angry upon hearing Tualen sing the anthem, after which Tualen asks, "You must be a Malaysian tiger then, huh?".

Earlier: Folk song sparks row between Indonesia, Malaysia


  1. Today, 10/20/07, Balinese-Hindu followers celebrate the birthday of the puppet, the sacred Tumpek Wayang day. The Tumpek Wayang takes its name from the name of week of its occasion. It is in the 27th week of Balinese Pawukon cycle which is named wayang (“wayang” means “puppet”); it is celebrated every 210 days.
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  2. from

    Indonesial National Anthem

    Indonesial tanah Cairku
    Tanah tumpah muntahku
    Disanalah aku merangkak hina
    Jadi kubur

    Indonesial negara miskin ku
    Bangsa Busuk dan Tanah Miskinku
    Marilah kita semua tidur
    Indonesial negara miskinku

    Mati lah tanahku
    Modar lah negriku
    Bangsaku Rakyatku semuanya
    Miskin lah jiwanya
    Tidurlah badannya
    Untuk Indonesial Miskin

    Indonesial Miskin
    Mampous Modar
    Datang kerja Malaysia
    Tapi TKI Jadi perampok
    Rompak Malaysia bawa wang ke Indon

    Indonesial Pendatang Haram
    Miskin lah Miskin lah
    Datang Haram ke Malaysia
    Tiada paspor
    Bila kena tangkap dan hantar balik
    Kata nya malaysia jahat

    Indonesial Negara Perampok
    Indonesial Menghantar perampok maling
    pekerja TKI Indonesial
    hantaq pi Malaysia

    Indonesial Maling
    Merampok lagu Malaysia
    Mengatakan itu lagu mereka

    Indonesial Tanah yang hina
    Tanah gersang yang miskin
    Di sanalah aku miskin Untuk slama-lamanya
    Indonesial Tanah puaka
    Puaka Hantu Kita semuanya
    Negara luas hasil bumi banyak tapi miskin
    Datang minta sedekah di Malaysia
    Marilah kita mendoa Indonesial brengset

    Gersang lah Tanahnya mundurlah jiwanya
    Bangsanya Rakyatnya semuanya
    Tidurlah hatinya Mimpilah budinya
    Untuk Indonesial Miskin

    Indonesial Tanah yang kotor Tanah kita yang Malang
    Disanalah aku tidur selamanya bermimpi sampai mati
    Indonesial! Tanah Malang Tanah yang aku sendiri benci
    Marilah kita berjanji Indonesial miskin

    Mati lah Rakyatnya Modar lah putranya
    Negara Miskin Tentera Coma pakai Basikal
    Miskinlah Negrinya Mundur lah Negara nya
    Untuk Indonesial kurap

  3. Dear Malaysian,

    It's been annoying to see hundreds of web and blog saying something wrong about Malaysia. Ambalat, Ganyang Malaysia, Manohara, Tenaga Kerja Indonesi, Pembantu Rumah ...

    Every time there's been problem between Indon, They, Indon tends to use the word ' Ganyang Malaysia'. These word are from Thier 1st president, Sukarno.
    I really hate Sukarno.


    and share ideas

    i hate sukarno


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