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Around Historic Yogyakarta (part 4): the Traditional Ceremony of Bekakak

By Lulu Nurmalitasari Once a year in the lunar month of Sapar,¬† the communities of Ambarketawang¬† village in the west side of Yogyakarta hold a ritual of Bekakak offering to appease the evil demons of Mt. Gamping. The ritual consists … Continue reading

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Around Historic Yogyakarta (part 2) : Dieng Plateau, the Abode of Gods.

By S. Kramer About 3 hours drive from the city of Yogyakarta in central Java Indonesia, to the north via Magelang and Temanggung, and then turn west to Wonosobo, the scenic route will take us to the Dieng Mountain area. … Continue reading

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Exotic Native Indonesian Fruits

By S. Kramer The geographical position of Indonesia on the equator gives the country a favorable climate for many varieties of plants to grow including flowers and fruits. The rainy season that starts around October and lasts till April are … Continue reading

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Around Historic Yogyakarta (part1): Kota Gedhe

By S. Kramer KOTA GEDE is small regency on the outskirt of Yogyakarta Central Java Indonesia. The name means the big city. The area was chosen by Sunan Kalijaga (an Islamic leader) as the site for Mataram, the first Javanese … Continue reading

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