Tag: "Central Java"
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
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
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
13 May 2012 • • 0 comment
Today’s photo is a contribution from our friend Fahmi Anhar from Magelang. Let him tell you about this photo. Give it up for Fahmi!
20 February 2012 • • 0 comment
Known to be originated from China, lunpia or lumpia, or what you may have known as spring roll, is one of the most wanted food by tourists in Semarang.
13 February 2012 • • 0 comment
Candi Gedong Songo, a Javanese name for a complex of temple that literally means Nine Buildings Temple. Situated on a highland near Semarang, the capital city of Central Java, this complex consists of groups of temples that’s said to be 9 temples in total. We counted as we hiked along but we didn’t get 9. It was either we mistakenly skipped one or two, or we counted it wrong.. The thought of something mystical just didn’t seem attractive to me, though the foggy afternoon could really suupport that thinking.. Ha!
5 February 2012 • • 0 comment
It is Cap Go Meh day today! ‘Tis the last day of Imlek (Chinese New Year) celebration, and it’s the biggest celebration in the series of party, praying, cultural performances, etc. We didn’t have a chance to be in any Cap Go Meh celebration this year, so we brought you a barongsai picture that we took on Imlek celebration in Semarang just a while ago. Barongsai is a dance in which performers wear these lion costumes in several colors.
27 January 2012 • • 0 comment
Sam Poo Kong (which means an ancestor with 3 great powers) temple in Semarang, Central Java, was built in admiration to the Admiral Cheng Ho of China’s Ming Dynasty. The Chinese descendants in Semarang who had this temple built were mostly non-moslem, but the temple incorporates some features of Islamic attributes, in respect for the moslem Admiral.
23 December 2011 • • 0 comment
12 December 2011 • • 2 comments
Prambanan is the one that got away on our recent trip to Yogyakarta. Although we planned to visit this temple during the day, by day 3 we decided to skip it. We were exhausted. Are we really that old? (Don’t answer that! :p) Oh Yogyakarta, how we heart you! You always give reason to come back again. In the mean time, our friend Rahmat, gave us this picture of one of the reliefs on the Prambanan Temple.