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.
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