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  • Pasar Gede Hardjonagoro – Solo, Central Java

    4 February 2013  •   •  7 comments

      I was the brat who always pulled Mom’s skirt so she’d hurry finish her shopping in the traditional market. I couldn’t stand the odor and the muddy floor of the market. Raw skinned chickens gave me the ick. But in the last few years, having lived by myself with my own kitchen and relatively 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

  • Festivals in Indonesia – Being Festive for #FriFotos

    21 December 2012  •   •  0 comment

    Welcoming the festive season of Christmas and New Year all around the world, this week’s #FriFotos theme is, well, FESTIVE! As a people that likes to socialize and be merry with each other, there are a lot of moments during the season of festivals in Indonesia. Here are some that we caught with our lenses. 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

  • 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

  • Monday Photo : A Tribute to Batik

    3 October 2010  •   •  0 comment

    October 2nd was declared to be the National Batik Day in Indonesia starting last year, 2009. Lots of people were wearing batik motifs on the streets to commemorate it. Here’s a lady in Solo’s Danar Hadi batik workshop showing how a traditional kind of batik is made, with the wax-resist dyeing technique using a canting.

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  • Monday Photo : Solo Bride and Groom

    27 September 2010  •   •  0 comment

    The traditional bride and groom of Solo (or Surakarta), as displayed in the museum in Keraton Surakarta (keraton=palace). The image displayed on the wall is a portrayal of the bride and groom’s room, sort of like the honeymoon suite.

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