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Sidoarjo is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia.
Sidoarjo is bordered by Surabaya city and Gresik regency to the north, by Pasuruan regency to the south, by Mojokerto regency to the west and by the Madura Strait to the east. It has an area of 634.89 km², making it the smallest regency in East Java. As of 2000, Sidoarjo had a population of 1,549,883. The regency is part of the urban planning region surrounding Surabaya, known as Gerbangkertosusila'.
Mud Volcano Issues
Since May 2006, more than 10,000 people in the Porong subdistrict have been displaced by the hot mud flowing from a natural gas well being drilled by Lapindo Brantas, an oil well company that is part of a conglomerate owned by Coordinating Minister for the People's Welfare Aburizal Bakrie. Gas and hot mud starting spewing from the well on May 28, when the drill penetrated a layer of liquid sediment. Attempts to pump concrete down the well did not stop the flow. While some scientists have speculated that the earthquake that struck Yogyakarta on May 27, the day before the well erupted, may have cracked the ground, creating potential pathways for the mud to reach the surface, others have suggested that the drilling procedure was faulty by not using a casing. Some 50,000 cubic metres of hot mud were erupting every day as of August; in September, the amount increased to some 125,000 cubic metres daily. On September 26 barriers built to hold back the mud failed, resulting in the flooding of more villages. As of late September 2006 scientists are saying that the eruption may be a mud volcano forming, and may be impossible to stop.
Attractions in Sidoarjo
There are many kinds of Mojopahit’s that left in Sidoarjo. One of them is Pari temple, which located in Porong district about 15 km to east of Sidoarjo. It is Mojopahit temple and it is the biggest temple in Sidoarjo. Its building has KHMER (Birm) da campa (Thailand) styles. The temple was built on the fertile land that product many kinds of farm production.
Tanggulangin Bag And Case Handicraft
Tanggulangin is known as the center of bag, case, shoe, and embroidery handicraft. Laid at + 2 km southward of Sidoarjo city. Most of the Tanggulangin people make those handicraft and sell it to the market till to the whole country. Usually, the consument buy the products by retail and also grocery.
We also can meet the beauty pattern of embroidery and cloth, which had product by the crafteman. They offer its products with lower price and good quality. The consumer can order the products as they want or they can buy the products which have been made available.
The Great Mosque
Sidoarjo great mosque located beside the parlement building and police office. In front of the mosque has some trees, so green and fresh. The mosque, has three floors and has some big pilar and its floor made from marble.
Mpu Tantular Museum
Museum is a place to keep save the historic things well. Those things are very usefull for the rich of the culture, education, and as a tourism place. Mpu Tantular had built by Van Faber (a collector from Germany who had live at Surabaya for along time). In 1th november 1974, this museum had declared as “Museum Negeri Prop. Jawa Timur Empu Tantular”. Actually Mpu Tantular Museum is continued from Stedelijk Historisch Museum in Surabaya which has made by Von Faber was a German, but he is a Surabayanese. Foundation of Universal has made since 1933, but it has just inagurated on 25th July 1937 on Jalan Pemuda 33 Surabaya.
Work hard has been started since 1922 where Von Faber started to collected his data which sistematic to be used as writing part book of OLD SURABAYA.
Museum was build by Von Faber, He started with as small object in Readhius Ketabang Room. This place is too far from what his hopes. And then there is bargain from Widow of Han Tjiong King to move that museum in Tegalsari which bigger about fifth time from the old place.
Because growing up that museum, that museum isnít enough. Sould be tried to be a bigger room and then he got a new building in Simpang (Pemuda street no. 3) and paid from fund collected by peoples. Interior of this museum has a colection rooms, library, office room, auditorium. To make perfect that museum Von Faber has connected internationally but before he get his inspiration Von Faber died on 30th September 1955.
Mpu Tantular choosen as a name for National Museum of East Java because to respected his point of view about live in Indonesia and its called Power Element National of Indonesia which is Bhineka Tunggal Ika. Mpu Tantular is a philologist from East Java who was live in 14th Century. When he have research about the glorious period of Majapahit Kingdom.
Princess Ayu Dewi Sekar Dadu Grave
According to the history, Princess Ayu Dewi Sekar Dadu is King Blambangan daughter named Minak Sembuyu, who also known as Sunan Giri’s mother. Princess Ayu Dewi Sekar Dadu died and buried in Kepetingan, Sawahan village, Buduran district. The society always has pilgrimage this grave every Nyadran ceremony, which held every Ruwah month (Islam month), a week before Romadhon. Nyadran ceremony is a happy day for the fisherman that looking for ‘Kupang’ who live in Balong Dowo village, Candi district. In this ceremony they go to the sea by boat and try to looking for ‘Kupang’.