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  • Ratu Boko, D.I. Yogyakarta – A Vast Land of Mystery

    9 June 2013  •   •  8 comments

    Visited in May 2012   Ratu Boko is located only about 3 km South to Prambanan temple. Is this archaic site a temple? Is it a monument? Or is it an alien runway? I used to think it was a temple like Prambanan, Borobudur and Mendut. Turns out, analysis of archeological researches say that Ratu Read More

  • Chanting at Candi Borobudur – Friday Photo

    7 June 2013  •   •  0 comment

    Remember the story about my trip to Borobudur in 2012? I was there with a few friends from Jakarta and Bandung. One of them, Kandi, was curious to see the Vesak ceremony at Candi Borobudur once again. So she went there again this year (2013), not knowing the event would turn more chaotic than the Read More

  • Omah Sinten Restaurant and Hotel in Solo, Central Java

    17 January 2013  •   •  0 comment

      I didn’t do much research before traveling to Solo a few months ago, so I didn’t find out about Omah Sinten until we went there to get our tickets for the Matah Ati show. The ticket counter was just a simple wooden table located at the entrance of Omah Sinten. The restaurant looked nice Read More

  • Gong Making in Solo, Central Java

    25 December 2012  •   •  0 comment

    Traveling in Indonesia never stops showing me new things and that applies even to areas that I’ve visited before. Although I’ve traveled to Solo a few times now, I still managed to see something new. On our first visit to Solo  earlier this year, Taufiq of Explore Solo showed us around town and took us Read More

  • Matah Ati Show in Solo – Friday Photo

    14 September 2012  •   •  0 comment

      There is no single regret for my decision to go see the Matah Ati show in Solo, Central Java early of this month. It was the 4th time it’s being performed after the debut in Esplanade Theatre, Singapore and then twice in Jakarta. I had no clue what the characters were saying in Javanese Read More

  • Solo Batik Carnival – The People’s Festival of Expression

    12 September 2012  •   •  0 comment

      I love carnivals! From all the carnivals I’ve seen on TV, in magazines, online, and that one Mardi Gras in Sydney where I got to dance and see people three quarters naked on the streets full of happiness and love, I can’t help falling for them. How could anyone not? It’s dancing on the Read More

  • The Gong Making in Solo, Central Java – Monday Photo

    10 September 2012  •   •  0 comment

    I was hot! I was hot last Saturday! I was hot because I stood in a room full of fire, the sparks, ashes, and many men at work bathed in sweat. I was in a gong workshop! The 28 kg gong is shaped from a brass plate by heating it and then pounding it into Read More

  • Gatotkaca, The Man of Steel – Monday Photo from Magelang

    3 September 2012  •   •  0 comment

      Who is this man with detailed flowy attire stepping on clouds? He is the Superman of the Javanese Hindu mythology called Mahabharata, adopted from the Indian mythology. His name is Gatotkaca (or Gatthotkacha in Sanskrit). He levitates and he is known as the man of steel. The version of Gatotkaca in this picture here Read More

  • Karimunjawa Sunset – Monday Photo

    6 August 2012  •   •  0 comment

    You can never get enough of Karimunjawa mini archipelago, once an unfamiliar destination north to Java, which now has grown in popularity. I don’t wonder why, seeing how gorgeous it is.   A dear friend of ours Vindhya Sabnani took this sunset picture at the jetty of Karimun Besar Island. She loves how various activities you Read More

  • Sukuh Temple, How Vital Is It? – Friday Photo

    3 August 2012  •   •  0 comment

    Indonesians don’t talk about erotic matters. Well, not openly. This probably explains why Candi Sukuh (Sukuh Temple) in Central Java isn’t exposed as much as we’d think, being vulgar to genitals and reproduction. It’s a shame really, because Sukuh temple offers something different compared to other temples in Indonesia. Here’s one proof that it does. Read More