Rutherford House

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Rutherford House was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, and his family. Today, it is designated as an Alberta historic site that offers visitors a glimpse of life in the early 20th century with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.

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Batu: Museum Angkut, Pasar Apung and D’Topeng Kingdom Museum

If you go to Malang, you might want to visit Batu, a small town located around 15 km west of Malang city centre. The town lies on the slopes of a mountain, Mount Welirang, thus has beautiful views and cool mountain air.

There are a lot of things to see and do in Batu. We didn’t have enough time, though, so we only went to Museum Angkut, Pasar Apung and D’Topeng Kingdom Museum, all located in the same area.

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Museum Malang Tempo Doeloe

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If you go on a holiday in Malang, you really should visit Museum Malang Tempo Doeloe. It’s a small but nice museum about Malang throughout the years, from the time of the Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms to the present day.

The first few parts of the museum are about Malang at the time of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms, when Malang was a part of a small Hindu kingdom Kanjuruhan in the sixth century, until it became a part of the vast Hindu-Buddhist empire Majapahit in late thirteenth century.

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Our Holiday in Malang, Indonesia

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Taken from Google Map

We just came back from our holiday in Indonesia last week. We stayed with Oma and Opa in Malang, East Java, for one week.

We took a two hour flight from Singapore to Surabaya. Mamae’s sister Tia Sita joined us at the airport and then we took a car to Malang. The car trip took around two hours too.

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Brazil Part 1: Garibaldi and Porto Alegre

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Today I’m going to write about Papai’s country, Brazil. He’s from Rio Grande do Sul, a state in the South of Brazil, close to Argentina and Uruguay. People from Rio Grande do Sul are called Gauchos. They are usually very proud of their land and culture, and are even said to be prouder being Gauchos than being Brazilians. Most of them are descendants of European immigrants from Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal. Continue reading