Toraja Misiliana Resort & Spa
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... cave chiselled out of a stone cliff. In a natural cave the body is placed into a coffin, often with another deceased family member, and then hung up high in the cave. We were told this is done so that the deceased do not get wet (as they would be rained on if buried in the ground) and also so not to use up farming land for graves. The Toraja also believe that possessions can be taken to the afterlife, so inside the coffin valuables will be placed, ...
... The first things I noticed was fewer horns, driving back on the wrong side of the road, more organized road rules and Muslim dress and Mosques everywhere. I don't think it is a religious thing and maybe it is because it isn't as prolific at home but the burka really stirs me. It feels like an overt and obvious declaration of someone being denied their freedom and equal rights. Each type intensifies my feelings from headscarf to completely covered. Hmmm the more I think about ...
... celebrated her life. I said celebrated, only because no one cried, no one was sad, everything that happened was in her name and her honor...it was a big fest and the better the action the better the funeral is.
This ceremony is often held for several days, but the part I have experienced today, is called a Buffalo scarifies. While Torajans treat birth with unrestrained joy, they are not afraid to face death, either, and the ceremony of scarifies ...
... honour their deceased relatives through long, sometimes extravagant funerals that can last from weeks to months. Thousands of dollars can be spent on these funerals, depending on the social class of the family. However, I don't mean spent on extravagant headstones, gold-wrought coffins and hand-crafted wreaths. This money is spent on the buffalo and pigs that will be presented as a gift to the family for sacrifice.The most prestigious breed of buffalo is the albino, which ...
... caught a shared kijang to Makale the administrative capital of Toraja for Rp20,000 which took 1hr 15mins and then another kijang from there to Rantepao for Rp7,000. I was thus in Rantepao by 3pm and went straight to the Hotel Pison which is where i stayed last time i was here. At 3:30pm the heavens opened and i was just thankful that i wasn't still out trekking. Asked for a cheap single room and was told it was Rp100,000 and by sheer coincidence ...