1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map


The cultural heritage of this nation of more than 3,000 islands and many diverse people is displayed in a graceful pavilion designed by R. M. Sudarsono, architect of the Palace of State on Bali. A temple gat and a shrine stand outside the main building. Inside, photographs illustrate the country's history, natural resources and current social programs, and various aspects of life on the major islands of Bali, Java and Sumatra are also shown. There are works of art (including large collection of puppets), demonstrations of handicrafts, a souvenir shop and a restaurant with entertainment.
* Admission: free.
GATEWAYS OF FAITH. The gate leading into the pavilion is a "split temple" - an intricately carved sculpture, constructed as if it had been sliced down the middle and move apart to enable people to walk between the halves. To the right of the gate is a seven-roofed shrine with four dragonlike stone lions at its base.
DIP-DYED BATIK. An Indonesian woman draws on cotton cloth with was, showing how the colorful patterns of batiks are created. Other craftsmen carve wood and stone, and work in silver. Handicrafts are for sale in the exhibit area.
PUPPET SHOW. More than a hundred stylized puppets used in religious plays are on display. Some are fabricated of elaborately painted leather, others are made of wood. There are demonstrations of puppetry in the pavilion from time to time.
RESTAURANT. Utensils of bamboo and coconut shell help create an Oriental atmosphere in the restaurant and cocktail lounge. Specialties include sliced abalone in chicken broth. A gamelan, an orchestra peculiar to Indonesia, accompanies dancers and singers.


Highlights among many displays is a large theater-restaurant where Javanese and Balinese dancers and musicians perform.

The pavilion, which is based on a sketch by Indonesia's President Sukarno, contains exhibits on the nation's history, resources and social programs. Various aspects of life on Java, Sumatra and Bali are shown, and there are demonstrations of puppetry and handicrafts.

GATEWAY OF FAITH. Outside the main building, an intricately carved temple, split into halves, serves as a gateway. Nearby is a seven-roofed shrine, with four dragonlike stone beasts at its base.

DIP-DYED BATIK. An Indonesian woman draws on cotton cloth with wax, showing how batik's colorful patterns are made. Other craftsmen work in wood, leather and filigree silver, and a shop sells various products of Indonesian workmanship.

PUPPET SHOW. Stylized puppets of painted leather and wood are on display, and shows are given.

THEATER-RESTAURANT. Teak from Indonesia and utensils of bamboo and coconut lend atmosphere. A specialty is sate kambing (broiled lamb). Two orchestras accompany dancers and singers.

Admission: free.


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