Pelebon; march to lead the way to Heaven

Pelebon, a cremation for the royals in Bali. The difference between Pelebon and Ngaben is the social status of the late person. Last Sunday I was lucky to experience the ceremony by myself. In 2013, Saren Ubud Temple also held cremation ceremony for the Queen, this time the cremation held for the Prince who passed…

Putih Gading

Selalu ada kerinduan tersendiri terhadap Jogjakarta. Auranya begitu berbeda sehingga membuat hati ingin kembali lagi dan lagi. Saya memutuskan untuk berangkat sendiri ke kota itu, menginap di salah satu hotel dekat dengan keraton Jogjakarta. Dikepala sudah ada itinerary jelas, mau kemana saja – jam berapa – naik apa. Tapi ya namanya rencana, ngga selalu sesuai…

Jakarta China Town

And I received whatsapp message, a picture.. an invitation to join walking tour at china town. “Absolutely yes” I said. Then, I was gone with new friends and a guide from Jakarta Good Guide.. China Town, or popular as Pecinan in Indonesian Language located at the center of Jakarta. We start from a 19th century’s…

A Piece of Sundanese in Central Java

I saw an angklung group ‘mini show’ in pedestrian beside Ngabean crossroads. They instantly captured my interest, because angklung originally from West Java (Bandung and Garut) and Banten (Baduy)… quiet far from Yogyakarta, 8 to 12 hours by train. Angklung’s unique and beautiful sounds, spoilt my ear.. then, I was think that I should share…

Jakarta Lantern Festival

That day was very cloudy, at first I felt doubt to gone to the festival but I gone though, that day is the last day, I don’t wanna miss my first lantern festival. One of my friend said, this festival maybe a roadshow because there was lantern festival in Jogjakarta, a month earlier… and in…

Wayang Wong Bharata; Hidden Treasure in Capital City of Indonesia

Well, I should admit that I’m not explore much about Jakarta because I didn’t know about Wayang Wong Performance for years I’m living here. I know Senen Area for it’s famous Kue Subuh Market and Second-Hand Clothing Market, but not this performance. So, it feels like find another hiding treasure. Last Saturday I walked along…

Visit Kanekes Tribe

When I need to refresh my mind, I read my friend’s post about Kanekes Tribe… So, pack my bag and go. Kanekes or Baduy is a traditional or a tribe which still hold their culture and practice like their ancestors. If you living in Jakarta, Kanekes is quite easy to reach, Located in Kendeng Mountain,…