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Yogyakarta Tourism Authority
Jl. Malioboro 56 Yogyakarta
Phone : +62 274 587486
Fax : (0274) 565437
Tourism, Art and Culture Office of Yogyakarta City
Jl. Suroto no. 11 Yogyakarta
Phone : +62 274 588025
Culture and Tourism Office of Bantul Regency
Jl. Tentara Pelajar (Lingkar Timur Bakulan)
Phone : +62 274 6460 222
Tourism and Culture Office of Gunungkidul Regency
Jl. Brigjend Katamso 10 Wonosari
Phone : +62 274 391 031
Culture of Tourism Office of Kulon Progo Regency
Jl. Sugiman 12 Watuluyu – Wates
Phone : +62 274 773 095
Culture and Tourism Office of Sleman Regency
Jl. KRT. Pringgodiningrat no. 13 Sleman
Phone : +62 274 869 613
Fax : (0274) 869613
Dinas Pariwisata Pemda Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Jl. Malioboro 56 Yogyakarta
Phone : +62 274 587486 Fax : (0274) 565437
Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Tourist Information Centre (Pusat Penerangan Pariwisata)
Jl. Malioboro 16 Phone : +62 274 566000 Yogyakarta

Pare: English Village, East Java, Indonesia

This village has more than 100 language institutions, especially English, with thousands of students from wide range of age, children to adults,, and together they create the neighbourhood to learn and practice English in daily life. Language is a habit, which makes them practicing English to be able to master this international language.

This English neighbourhood was pioneered by Mr Kalend Olen, a foreigner in Desa Singgahan -Pare. He taught English to mosque youngsters. Overtime, the village became popular and the only English village in Indonesia.


“Sura dira jayaningrat lebur dening pangastuti” is a javanese expression which means bravery, power and authority ccould be defeated by love. Greed and savages disollved by patience and compassion. This expression is one of phrase in Pupuh Kinanthi is Serat Witaradya written by R Ngabehi Ranggawarsita (1802-1873), poet of Kasunanan Surakarta which tells about R Citrasoma, the son of King Aji Pamasa in Witaradya.

Here is Pupuh Kinanthi:
(1) Jagra angkara winangun; (2) Sudira marjayeng westhi; (3) Puwara kasub kawasa; (4) Sastraning jro Wedha muni*); (5) Sura dira jayaningrat; (6) Lebur dening pangastuti
*)sometimes it is written with Wasita jro dening pangastuti.

According to the translation of Bausastra Jawa, Poerwadarminta, 1939 :
(1) Jagra : wake up (means ‘open the eyes’), Angkara: evil, Winangun: realized.
(2) Sudira: Very brave, Marjayeng: Win in (prevail), Westhi : Danger
(3) Puwara : The end, final,Kasub ; popular, Kawasa : Authority/power
(4) Sastra: Writing, letter, cooks, Jro: Inside, Wedha : KNowledge, books, Muni : speak
(5) Sura: Brave, Dira: Strong, Jaya: Win, Ningrat: Royal, Nobel, but, NIng: In/at/on, Rat: world/Universe
(6) Lebur : Destroyed, Dening : by, Pangastuti: kindness.
Or the translation is: People who are so brave and their power could not be deafeated, finally could not handle the power and in them grow greed/savage, according to books of knowledge, greed/savage can be defeated by kindness.

Below is the story in Serat Wiraradya, which supports the expression:

Once upon atime, there was a royal prince who fell in love with the wife of Tumenggung Suralathi, Nyai Pamekas who was similar to his age. This woman was not only beautiful physically  yet also  has a noble heart. He was so in love with Nyai Pamekas, that one day when Ki Tumenggung was working, He came to Nyai Panekas who was all alone and told her how he felt about her. With polit soft words and friendly, Nyai Pamekas tried to make Prince Citrasoma realize that this was not the attitute of a ksatria and breaking norms, yet the prince was stuborn. Nyai Pamekas tried to spin out time and warned him that there were people nearby them who could see what He was about to do except if He made them all sleeping with his power. As the prince was powerful, he then made people slept. When everyone was sleeping, Nyai Pamekas warned him again that there were 2 people who were not sleeping yet, Nyai Pamekas herself and Prince Citrasoma. And there is God who can see everything. The Prince realized then apologize and went home. Nyai Pamekas could handle evil intention without violence. Maybe if it was fought with violence, the ending would not be good. Gentleness and patience could melt violence.

Approaching the end of Bharatayuda, Yudistira was tasked to fight against King Salya who was powerful and had special gift called as Candrabirawa. Candrabiwara was a giant and if he was killed he could live again and event multipled himself. Bima and Harjuna were so overwhelmed. They hit with club, they shot with archery, but it was not killed instead of multiplying himself. Finally Candrabirawa was face to face with Yudistira, who had white blood and he was never be raged in a war. Candrabirawa was not fought by him, even just let him. Finally, Candrabirawa giants return to the master.

Can Take Over The World
Suave people are often considered as weak people, that there are people tend to showe power, exhibiting the power manifestated in evil deed. They forget that giving pangastuti could melt sura dira jaya ning rat. In Serat Witaradya, Pupuh Kinanti R Ng Ranggawarsita explains that human who can control the greed are:1. Ring janma di kang winangun, 2. Kumenyar Wimbaning rawi, 3. Prabangkara dumipeng rat, 4. Menang kang sarwa dumadi. 5. Ambek santa paramarta, 6. Puwara anyakrawati.

Here is the translation according to Bausastra Jawa, Poerwadarminta, 1939:

(1) Ring (Maring; towards, to); Janma: human; Di (Adi: good); Kang: That, which; Winangun: Arranged; (2)Kumenyar: radiance; Wimba: are/is like; Rawi: The Sun(3) Prabangkara: The Sun ; Dumipeng: up to ; Rat: World/Universe (4) Menang: Defeat; Kang: who, that, which; sarwa:  completely; Dumadi: all living things(5) Ambek: Nature; Santa: patient; Paramarta: Wise (6): Puwara: Finally ; Anyakrawati: Rule
The whole translation:
Prime peple who can control evilish greed, radiant like the sunlight, the light lightens up the world, dominating the world, the character is patient, just and wise, finally can take over the world.

Cookies and Snacks from Surabaya

Bunarendang is rice and rending (beef) served like burger. Two mold of rice with beef in the middle.The taste is a mix of rending with sauce and soya sauce. You can find it in Manyar area, Sakinah Swalayan ITS, Dukuh Kupang, and Literature Faculty UNAIR. For delivery order just call: 031-91403748

Spikoe Livana
This spikue is made since 1967, with same recipe. The cake has 2 colors, yellow and brown with 3 layers. On every layers had jam which makes the taste so nice. There are various variant of this spikue: Original, Kenari, Cokelat Manis, Kismis, 4 Layers, Roll Tart pandan, and Roll Tart Mocca.

Beef Abon Padmosusastro
Along Padmosusastro St you can find this yummy shredded beef. There are two different tastes: sweet and spicy. You can the cooking process. Abon is home industry and locals use the living room as kitchen.Abon Padmosusastro has been popular to shop abon, whether to be consumed or resold.

Siropen Telasih
Siropen syrup can be an alternative gifts to bring back home for anyone who visit Surabaya. The syrups has view tastes: lechi, cocopandan, orange and few more. The syrup made of sugar, no Sodium Glutamat, that it is healthy enough for children and adults. Siropen factory was built in 1923 by JV Van Drangelen, the first syrup factory in Indonesia.

Bikang Peneleh
Bikang is a colorful cake with very nice smell. There are chocolate and pandan bikang. In Peneleh St you can see bikang making process. Other delicious cookie you can find is special kue lumpur with tasteful inside made of chicken, coconut, durian, and raisins. Klepon, Lupis, Klenting, Lumpia, Risoles and Madurese porridge. Opens from 6 am to 7 pm.

Kerupuk Kenjeran
Kenjeran is popular for its fish chips. There are various chips here, which are made of sea cucumbers, sea eggplant. You can also find chips made of carp fish skin chips. In Kenjeran you can see the making process from drying the fish in the sun until the frying process.

Soya Sauce , Jeruk Pecel Tulen Brand
This soya sauce factory was built in 1937 by Hwan Kieng Hien, after second generation, Hwan Hong Piek and Hwang Hong Poen, the business evolves as they pioneered a tagline ‘Kita Tangngung Kalau Tidak Enak Boleh Kirim Kembali’ (‘We guarantee, if it does not taste nice, can be returned”). Not it is run by the 3rd generation and still using the same ingredients.

Mangrove pasta and mangrove syrup
Mangrove pasta is made of sonneratia, one of mangrove specieses. The pasta tastes sweet, packed in banana tree leaf for only Rp.10.000. Mangrove syrup is rich of Vitamin A, C, Iodium and amti-oxidant.

Guna Guna Snack
There are various tastes of the potato chips such as hot spicy, sweet spicy. Also dragon fruit chips, fried meat ball, samosa and more.

Frozzie Frozen Brownies
The brownies offers 3 sensations: compact texture of American brownies, thick chocolate taste, and the cold ice cream sensation. Varians: Premium Choco, Banana Cheese, Streusel Blueberry, Mix Nut. This brownies does not contain preservative as the sugar and chocolate ingredients can preserve the brownies naturally. Frozzie can still be consume after 10 days outside freezer and 3 months in the freezer.

Yogyakarta Calendar of Events 2013

January 6 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Saparan Joyokusumo
Saparan Joyokusumo is traditional thanksgiving held by the community of Kalirejo village for the prosperity of the people. The ceremony is usually carried out in the complex of Prince Joyokusumo’s graveyard.

January 8 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Rebo Pungkasan Bantul
The local people of Wonokromo, in Pleret subdistrict of Bantul, hold a traditional rite expected to reject any disease and other calamities, and purposed to thank God for His mercy. The people plan to hold it on Tuesday night.

January 17 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Saparan Kalibuko 
Saparan Kalibuko is a traditional celebration held by the people of Kalirejo, Kakap, Kulonprogo. This ceremony relates to the pilgrimage story of Sunan Kalijaga and his followers when the spread Islam at Kulon Progo. In that pilgrimage moment they took a rest in Kalirejo and ate together as a pray for the prosperity of the community.

February 20 2013, Traditoinal Ceremony of Merti Dusun Dodogan
The local people of Dodogan will probably perform a thanksgiving ritual on Wednesday, 20 February 2013, in Dlingo subdistrict of Bantul. Starting with communal prayer in the house of the village’s chief, the procession of jodhag (the parade of bamboo stretchers holding the offering) proceeds to the local pond called Sendang Ayu where the offering is eventually given away to the crowd. This event ends wuth kenduri (ritual meal).

February 20-24 2013, Cultural Week Tionghoa
PBTY implemented Ketandan region that is location not far from Malioboro Yogyakarta within the framework of the Chinese New Year.

March 18 2013, Hindu Ceremony of Melasti
Hindu people celebrate Melasti by a Hindu prayer and offering disposal floated to the sea. It is purposed to develop the human relationship harmony and the inter-religion tolerance, to revive the attitude of oneself-control, and to develop the service to bath the religion and the country, they will perform this rite on Monday, 18 March 2013 in Parangkusuma beach of Parangtritis, in Kretek subdistrict of Bantul at about 1 a.m
March 5 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Ngalangi (Sedekah Laut)
Alms ceremony is a procession lifted ngalangi sea fish by using gawar wawar made from tree roots that spread nets anchored as Kedungwok hill and driven together into the sea by the local community. Wediombo beach, Village Jepitu, District Girisubo.

March 11 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Nyepi (Tawur Agung)
Supreme Tawur a ceremony to welcome Nyepi Day or New Year Saka. The procession begins with the Tawur Supreme Kesangan mendak tirta and circumambulation ceremony in the temple of Brahma, Wisnu, and Shiva in the complex temple of Prambanan. In this ceremony there will be a colossal dance performance and ogah-ogah. Held on March 11 2013 in Yogyakarta Prambanan Temple Complex.

April 27 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Merti Dusun Krebet
The ritual of Merty Dusun of Krebet constitutes a thanksgiving ceremony to thank God for His favor of good harvest, and from their life delivered from calamity. It is usually held on Saturday Legi in thre month of Jumadilakir. It will be held on 27 April 2013.

May 1-31 2013, Pilgrimage Goa Maria
The month of May is considered as the month for devotional tradition subjected to honor Mother Marry by Catholic believers. During this month Goa Maria Sendangsono, in Banjaroya, Kalibawang, Kulonprogo is usually visited by thousands of pilgrimages especially Chatolic believers from all over Indonesia. All activities devotional tradition are managed by St. Maria Lourdes Promasan Parochial.

May 15 2013, anniversary of Sleman’s Residence
The ceremony is conducted in order to commemorate the anniversary of Sleman’s residence.

May 31 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Mbah Bergas
The Ceremony of Mbah Bergas is performed in Hamlet village Ngino, Margoagung, Seyegan, Sleman. Organized depleted harvest and recalls the ideals Mbah Bregas.

May 27 2013, Anniversary Ceremony of Gunungkidul District
The ceremony is conducted in order to commemorate the anniversary of Gunung Kidul Regency in bangsal Sewoko Projo, Gunungkidul.

May 25 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Merti Dusun Mantub 
The local people of Mantub surroundings express their thanksfulness God for the safety and the daily food they have got by performing a thanksgiving ritual. They plan to carry it out on Saturday, 25 May 2013 in Baturetno village of Banguntapan subdistrict.

June 2013, Traditional Ceremony of wonosari
Traditional ceremony was accompanied by Reog and Puppet Stage. The event was held in June 2013 in the Village District Wonosari.

June 2 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Gubug Gede
Ceremonies held by the District Ngalang Ngawen, Guungkidul.

3rd and 4th June 2013, The Ceremony of Bhekti Pertiwi & Pisungsung Jaladri
Representing gratitude to God for the efficacious harvest and also meants as a plea for the next succesfull harvest and for safety of the tourists on their visit to parangtritis, it will be held on Monday and Tuesday 3rd and 4th June 2013, starts at around 11.00 a.m at the pendapa in Parangtritis village, subdistrict of Kretek.

9rd and 10th June 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Labuhan Merapi
Ceremonies Labuhan Merapi, which is an annual routine activity every 30 Rejeb in commemoration jumenengan Ndalem Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. In order to invoke the protection and safety of the slopes of Merapi, Yogyakarta in particular and society in general.

June 9 2013, Yogyakarta Royal Offerings
The ritual of Yogyakarta royal offerings is held every the 30th of Rejeb (Javanese month). In this year it will be carried out on Sunday 9 June 2013, at about 08.00 a.m in Parangkusuma beach, Parangtritis, the subdistrict of Kretek, Bantul. This rite is purposed to realize the gratitude to God and to beg for salvation for Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X.

June 7 2013, Anniversary of the Yogyakarta City
Anniversary of the Yogyakarta City Government to 68 years.

June 16 2013, Jogo Kali Jogo Festival
Routine activities carried out in their communities Notoprajan, District Ngampilan, Winongo nriverside to keep clean the river and all around him.
Merti Code ceremonialis ceremony preservation of the river (Kali) code. Organized by the community, especially the northern part of Code incorporated in the container Northern Peoples Forum Code (FMCU).

July 1 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Kupatan Jolosutro
Held annually on Monday Legi in Javanese month of Ruwah, this rite took place in Jolosutro field, in the subdistrict of Piyungan. The ritual is aimed at expressing gratitude for God’s bessing for the successful harvest, sending prayer for the late religious leader Sunan Geseng, and preserving this esteemed legacy of culture. It will be held on 1 July 2013.

July 1 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Nyadran Makam Sewu
Nyadran Makam Sewu is the tradition by the people of Pajangan to send prayers for the late Mbah Bodho, a local religious leader and for his descendants buried in the same compound. It will take place on Monday, 1 July 2013 in the cemetery called Makam Sewu in Wijirejo, the subdistrict of Pandak.

July 20 2013, The Anniversary Ceremony of Bantul Regency
The birthday of Bantul will be celebrated on Saturday 20 July 2013 in Bantul city with a ceremony performed in Javanese Language, the participants of which wear Javanese traditional clothings of Yogyakarta style. The ceremony is enlivened with a parade of ‘Jodhangs’ (the Javanese traditional wooden containers) derived from all of the subdistricts in Bantul Regency.

July 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Nyadran Agung
Nyadran Agung is tradition of giving prayer for the ancestors spirits. The activity is usually held upcoming the Ramadhan at the Kulon Progo Regent’s Official House.

July 1 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Sadranan Gunung Gambar
Traditional ceremony in Gunung Gambar, Beji Villages, Jurangjero, Ngawen, Gunungkidul.

July 1 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Cing-Cing Goling
Traditional ceremony to Gedangan village safety. It is held by the people of Gedangrejo, Karangmojo, Gunungkidul.

August 11 2013, The Fishermen’s Offerings of Pandansimo
a ritual of thanksgiving for good catch and for safety at the sea, carried out by Pandansimo people, presents the sea offerings procession including a fishing game, a fish cooking contest and the local folk art. It will be held on Sunday, 11 August 2013 at 11 a.m, at Pandansimo beach in Poncosari village the Srandakan subdistrict.

August 11 2013, Traditional Ceremony Logantung
Traditional ceremony at Sedang Beji Logantung, Sumberejo District Semin

August 10-11 2013, Performing Arts Lebaran Holidays 2013
Music or traditional dance performances to entertaint visitors of Kulon Progo’s tourist places on holiday seassion of Eid 2013.

August 18 2013, Ceremony of Merti Golong Giling Dipowinatan
This traditional ceremony held in order to build a spirit of determination as well as maintain the unity and togetherness Dipowinatan citizens.

August 14 2013, Kampung Wisata Pandeyan Grebeg Ba’da Kupat
Before Carnival Gunungan Kupat held, in the morning carried Merti Dusun with clean village. Carnival Kupat Mountains consisting of Gunungan Kakung and Putri accompanied bergodo lombok abang soldier, jathilan arts, lion dance and traditional music.

August 2013, Traditional Ceremony at Babad Dalan Sodo
Traditional ceremony at Sodo village, Paliyan subdistrict, Gunungkidul.

September 2013, Traditional Ceremony at Nglangeran
Traditional ceremony at Nglangeran, Patuk subdistrict, Gunungkidul.

September 6 2013, Traditional Ceremony Ki Ageng Tunggul Wulung
Ceremony Tunggul Wulung begins Friday 6 September 2013 at 20:00 p.m with performances uyon-uyon from the local community, followed by a procession taking holy water from the Sendang Beji. The water is then paraded and is buried in the village Hall Sendangagung.

September 20 2013, Traditional Ceremony Tuk Si Bedug
Tuk Sibedug ceremonial procession carried the culture of the village hall leading to the guesthouse Sunan Margodadi Kalijaga Grogol Margodadi. At the rest house was then performed, followed by a ceremony penebaran udik-udik. The series continued with a ceremony on the field Mranggen ceremonial dance with popular attractions as well as the distribution of food typical of ‘cethil’ and the water ‘Tirto true’ to the tourist.

September 7-8 2013
Jogja International Street Performance

September 16-17 2013
Jogja International Heritage Walk

October 1-31 2013, Rosary Pilgrimage Month
Goa Maria Sendangsono, Banjaroya, Kalibawang, Kulonprogo. October is considered as the month of Rosary, as devational tradition month subjected to honor Mother Mary by Catholic believers through rosary pray. During this month, Goa Maria Sendangsono in Banjaroya, Kalibawang, Kulonprogo is usually visited by thousands of pilgrimage especially Catholic believers from all over Indonesia. All activities related to the devotional tradition are managed by St. Maria Lourdes Promasan Parochial.

October 20 2013, World Food Day
October 16 has been declared as World Food Day by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Community of Sendangsono celebrates the World Food Dayby performing traditional drumming music festival and agricultural products in the complex of Goa Maria Sendangsono.

October 7 2013, Anniversary of the city of Yogyakarta
October 2013, Anniversary of the city of Kulonprogo
Alun – alun Wates, Selasa Pahing 15 October 2013. Regular activity of kite flyer competition by kite flyers communities.

October 2013, Festival Kite
Regular activity of kite flyer competition by kite flyers communities.

November 4 2013, The Descent Of Mahesa Sura
The rite of tumuruning Mahesa Sura( the descent of an unreal buffalo called Mahesa Sura) is purposed to thank god for the favor of fertile land, and to beg for His blessing of good harvest in the following days. This ritual event will be performed on Monday, 4 November 2013 at 08.00 p.m in Samas Beach, Srigading village, the subdistrict of Sanden, Bantul.

November 4 2013, Malam 1 Syura
Traditional ceremony to celebrate Islam New Year – Hijriyah and Javanese New Year Saka

November 5 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Jamasan Pusaka Suroloyo
Jamasan Pusaka (Washing Relic) is traditional ceremony held at Suroloyo, Gerbosari, Samigaluh, Kulon Progo. There are two relics to be washe : Kyai Manggala Dewa and Songsong Manggal Murti.

November 10 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Labuhan Bekti Jalanidhi
The people of Srigading village, in Sanden subdistrict is going to perform the ritual of Bekti Jalanidhi on Sunday 10 November 2013. It will start at 9 a.m with a procession from Srigading village – meeting hall in Sanden subdistrict to Samas beach. At the beach, they drop the offering in the from of buffalo-head completed with some other ritual materials. They conclude it with a ritual meal.

November 19 2013, The Ceremony of Labuhan Hondodento
The ritual of Labuhan Hondodento is carried out to thank God for His favor of good life and to beg for safety. Usually conducted in the 15th of Sura (Javanese month), this rite will be done on Tuesday 10 November 2013 in Parangkusuma beach, Parangtritis, the subdistrict of Kretek, Bantul at 07.00 a.m

November 5 2013, The Ceremony of Ruwatan Gunung Lanang
Ruwatan Gunung Lanang is traditional ceremony which especially held to bring prosperity and safety. The tradition is usually held every Javanese New Year (1 Syura), wayang puppet show will be performed in the night and after that sea offerings at Congot Beach in the morning.

November 12 2013, The Ceremony of Nggumbregi
Nggumbregi is traditional ceremony held in Karanggede, Jatimulyo, Girimulyo, Kulon Progoas thanksgiving to the God for the livelihoods especially cattles such as cow, buffalo, goat, etc, and for the prosperity of the people.

November 12 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Ki Daruno Nyai Daruni
Traditional ceremony held by people of Bugel as thanksgiving to ask helaty, prosperity and preventing from calamity and disaster.

November 12 2013, The Ceremony of Labuhan Hajad Dalem Pura Pakualaman
Labuhan Hajad Dalem Pura Pakualaman is traditional ceremony held by the Royal Family of Pura Pakualaman. This Labuhan is kind of offerings held in the Glagah beach by procession to the sea with goal for prosperity. Clothes and things belonged to the family are things included on the offerings.

November 21 2013, The Ceremony of Sedekah Laut Minabahari 45
The ritual event of Mina Bahari 45 will be performed on Thursday 21 November 2013. It is commenced at 01.00 p.m at the ‘pendapa’ (the front part of Javanese mansion) of Depok Beach. Initiated with a prayer, the ritual meal is carried out by the local people. It is concluded by floating the offerings away to the sea. The ritual is an expression of thanksfulness of the people to God for His favor of good fish catch. It is also people’s hope to beseech for daily meals for the following year.

November 21 2013, Culture Parade of Imogiri
This year the culture parade of Imogiri will be performed on Thursday 21 November 2013. Started at 01.00 p.m it will take place from the front yard of Imogiri subdistrict office towards the yard of Pajimatan bus station. This event constitutes a preceding part of the ritual series of Nguras Enceh (Nguras Kong) on the following day.

November 21 2013, The Ceremony of Nguras Enceh
Such ritual ceremony will be held on Friday 22 November 2013 at the Imogiri Royal Cemetery. At about 08.00 a.m the prescribed people perform themselves to cleanse the holy pitchers, the water from which is exploited by the visitors as a good-fortune-bearer. The ritual is preceded with a prayer by the cemetery caretakers.

December 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Taruban Tuksono Village
Traditional ceremony held by people of Taruban as thanksgiving for the good harvests.

December 31 2013, Performing a New Year’s Eve Firework 2014
A celebration to welcome New Year 2014

December 8 2013, Traditional Ceremony of Merti Bumi Tunggul Arum
Traditional ceremony conducted in the Tunggul Arum village in order to applying safety.

TPA Talang Agung Malang

Talang Agung village in Malang has been an independent village since December 2012. About 2500 environment activists turned up for the official opening. Talang village is the first self suffice energy village in Indonesia. This village could generate energy from litter management.
There is no more heap of garbage in this village for litters in this village have been well managed. The garbages are processed to be energy and fertilizer which can be utilized by the society. The energy produced is more than enough for local need. Also other output of the process can be used for various needs. There is no smell, dirty as usually we think about garbage.
This village’s activity is supported by KAPAL Jatim (Kenduri Agung Pengabdi Lingkungan).

2013 Karapan Sapi (Bull Race) Schedule

Date Regency District Day Time
08 September 2013 Bangkalan Tanah Merah Sunday 09.00
10 September 2013 Bangkalan Galis Tuesday 09.00
12 September 2013 Bangkalan Sepulu Thursday 09.00
14 September 2013 Bangkalan Arosbaya Saturday 09.00
15 September 2013 Bangkalan Socah Sunday 09.00
06 October 2013 Bangkalan Regency Race Sunday 09.00


Date Regency District Day Time
08 September 2013 Sampang Pangarengan Sunday 09.00
10 September 2013 Sampang Kedungdung Tuesday 09.00
15 September 2013 Sampang Ketapang Sunday 09.00
22 September 2013 Sampang Sampang Sunday 09.00
06 October 2013 Sampang Regency Race Sunday 09.00



Date Regency District Day Time
08 September 2013 Pamekasan Waru Sunday 09.00
10 September 2013 pamekasan Pengantenan Tuesday 09.00
15 September 2013 Pamekasan Galis Sunday 09.00
22 September 2013 pamekasan pamekasan Sunday 09.00
06 October 2013 pamekasan Regency Race Sunday 09.00
Date Regency District Day Time
08 September 2013 Sumenep Bluto Sunday 09.00
09 September 2013 Sumenep Pasongsongan Monday 09.00
10 September 2013 Sumenep Nonggunong Tuesday 09.00
11 September 2013 Sumenep Batu Putih Wednesday 09.00
12 September  2013 Sumenep Guluk Guluk Thursday 09.00
15 September 2013 Sumenep Sumenep City Sunday 09.00
06 October 2013 Sumenep Regency Race Sunday 09.00



Date Location Event Day Time
19 October 2013 Pamekasan Sape Sono Saturday 09.00
20 October 2013 Pamekasan Bull Race Sunday 09.00

Train Schedule in Java, Indonesia

73 Gumarang Surabaya Pasar Turi 14.30 Jakarta Pasar Senen 06.17 Bojonegoro, Cepu, Semarang Tawang, Pekalongan, Tegal, Cirebon, Jatinegara
74 Gumarang Jakarta Pasar Senen 14.45 Surabaya Pasar Turi 06.45 Jatinegara, Cirebon, Tegal, Pekalogan, Semarang Tawang, Cepu, Bojonegoro, Lamongan
75 Lodaya Solo Balapan 08.30 Bandung 17.40 Klaten, Tugu Yogyakarta, Wates, Kutoarjo, Kebumen, Karanganyar, Gombong,Kroya, Banjar,Tasikmalaya
76 Lodaya Bandung 08.00 Solo Balapan 17.13 Tasikmalaya, Banjar, Kroya, Gombong,Karanganyar, Kebumen, Kutoarjo, Wates, Tugu Yogyakarta, Klaten
77 Lodaya Solo Balapan 20.30 Bandung 05.41 Klaten, Tugu Yogyakarta, Wates, Kutoarjo, Kebumen, Karanganyar, Gombong, Kroya, Banjar, Tasikmalaya
78 Lodaya Bandung 20.00 Solo Balapan 05.10 Tasikmalaya, Banjar, Kroya, Gombong, Karanganyar, Kebumen, Kutoarjo, Wates, Tugu Yogyakarta, Klaten
79 Mutiara Timur Surabaya Gubeng 09.15 Banyuwangi 15.56 Wonokromo, Sidoarjo, Bangil, Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Jatiroto, Rambipuji, Jember, Kalisat, Kalibaru, Kalisetail, Temuguruh, Rogojampi, Krenceng
80 Mutiara Timur Banyuwangi 09.00 Surabaya Gubeng 15.24 Krenceng, Rogojampi, Temuguruh, Kalisetail, Kalibaru, Kalisat, Jember, Rambipuji, Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Bangil, Sidoarjo, Wonokromo
81 Mutiara Timur Surabaya Gubeng 22.35 Banyuwangi 04.57 Sidoarjo, Bangil, Probolinggo, Rambipuji, Jember, Kalisat, Kalibaru, Kalisetail, Temuguruh, Rogojampi, Krenceng
82 Mutiara Timur Banyuwangi 22.20 Surabaya Gubeng 04.53 Krenceng, Rogojampi, Temuguruh, Kalisetail, Kalibaru, Kalisat, Jember, Rambipuji, Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Bangil, Sidoarjo
83/86 Purwojaya Cilacap 18.30 Jakarta Gambir 06.30 Maos, Kroya, Purwokerto, Bekasi, Jatinegara
84/85 Purwojaya Jakarta Gambir 05.45 Cilacap 13.10 Jatinegara, Purwokerto, Kroya
87 Sancaka Surabaya Gubeng 07.00 Yogyakarta 12.20 Jombang, Kertosono, Madiun, Sragen, Solo Balapan, Klaten
88 Sancaka Yogyakarta 16.00 Surabaya Gubeng 22.04 Klaten, Solo Balapan, Madiun, Kertosono, Jombang
89 Sancaka Surabaya Gubeng 15.00 Tugu Yogyakarta 20.23 Kertosono, Madiun, Solo Balapan, Klaten
90 Sancaka Tugu Yogyakarta 07.15 Surabaya Gubeng 12.33 Klaten, Solo Balapan, Sragen, Madiun, Kertosono
91 Cirebon Ekspres Cirebon 06.15 Jakarta Gambir 09.16 Jatibarang, Haurgeulis, Jatinegara
92 Cirebon Ekspres Jakarta Gambir 06.00 Cirebon 08.56 Jatinegara, Jatibarang
93 Cirebon Ekspres Tegal 06.00 Jakarta Gambir 10.38 Brebes, Cirebon, Jatinegara
94 Cirebon Ekspres Jakarta Gambir 09.35 Cirebon 12.35 Jatinegara, Haurgeulis, Jatibarang
95 Cirebon Ekspres Cirebon 10.00 Jakarta Gambir 12.58 Jatibarang, Jatinegara
96 Cirebon Ekspres Jakarta Gambir 11.00 Tegal 15.43 Jatinegara, Jatibarang, Cirebon, Brebes
97 Cirebon Ekspres Cirebon 15.15 Jakarta Gambir 18.12 Jatibarang, Jatinegara
98 Cirebon Ekspres Jakarta Gambir 13.15 Cirebon 16.15 Jatinegara, Jatibarang
99 Cirebon Ekspres Tegal 16.10 Jakarta Gambir 21.10 Brebes, Cirebon, Jatibarang, Jatinegara
100 Cirebon Ekspres Jakarta Gambir 18.30 Tegal 23.04 Jatinegara, Haurgeulis, Jatibarang, Cirebon, Brebes
101 Senja Kediri Kediri 17:00 Jakarta Pasar Senen 06:45 Kertosono, Nganjuk, Caruban, Madiun, Paron, Walikukun, Sragen, Solo Jebres, Semarang Tawang Jerakah, Pekalongan, Tegal, Cirebon, Bekasi, Jatinegara
102 Senja Kediri Jakarta Pasar Senen 15:00 Kediri 04:00 Jatinegara, Bekasi, Cirebon, Tegal, Pekalongan, Jerakah, Semarang Tawang, Solo Jebres, Sragen, Walikukun, Paron, Madiun, Caruban, Nganjuk, Kertosono
113 Mutiara Selatan Surabaya Gubeng 16.00 Bandung 06.15 Wonokromo, Mojokerto, Jombang, Kertosono, Nganjuk, Madiun, Solo Balapan, Tugu Yogyakarta, Karanganyar ,Banjar, Ciamis, Tasikmalaya
114 Mutiara Selatan Bandung 17.00 Surabaya Gubeng 06.41 Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, Banjar, Kroya, Karanganyar, Tugu Yogyakarta, Solo Balapan, Madiun, Nganjuk, Kertosono, Jombang, Mojokerto, Wonokromo
113 Senja Utama Solo Solo Balapan 18.00 Jakarta Pasar Senen 04.02 Klaten, Tugu Yogyakarta, Gombong, Karanganyar, Purwokerto, Cirebon, Jatinegara
114 Senja Utama Solo Jakarta Pasar Senen 20.30 Solo Balapan 06.22 Jatinegara, Cirebon, Prupuk, Purwokerto, Karanganyar, Tugu Yogyakarta, Klaten
115 Fajar Utama Yogya Tugu Yogyakarta 08.00 Jakarta Pasar Senen 16.45 Wates, Karanganyar, Purwokerto, Cirebon, Bekasi, Jatinegara
116 Fajar Utama Yogya Jakarta Pasar Senen 06.20 Tugu Yogyakarta 14.45 Jatinegara, Cirebon, Purwokerto, Kroya, Karanganyar, Wates
117 Senja Utama Yogya Tugu Yogyakarta 18.30 Jakarta Pasar Senen 03.45 Wates, Kebumen, Karanganyar, Purwokerto, Cirebon, Jatinegara
118 Senja Utama Yogya Jakarta Pasar Senen 19.20 Tugu Yogyakarta 04.27 Jatinegara, Cirebon, Prupuk, Purwokerto, Karanganyar, Wates
119 Sawunggalih Utama Kutoarjo 07.00 Jakarta Pasar Senen 14.14 Kebumen, Karanganyar, Gombong, Kroya, Purwokerto, Cirebon, Bekasi, Jatinegara
120 Sawunggalih Utama Jakarta Pasar Senen 19.00 Kutoarjo 03.03 Jatinegara, Cirebon, Purwokerto, Kroya, Gombong, Karanganyar, Kebumen
121 Sawunggalih Utama Kutoarjo 19.00 Jakarta Pasar Senen 02.37 Kebumen, Karanganyar, Gombong, Kroya, Purwokerto, Cirebon, Jatinegara
122 Sawunggalih Utama Jakarta Pasar Senen 08.15 Kutoarjo 15.47 Jatinegara, Bekasi, Cirebon, Purwokerto, Kroya, Gombong, Karanganyar, Kebumen
123 Senja Utama Semarang Semarang Tawang 20.00 Jakarta Pasar Senen 03.10 Weleri, Pekalongan, Pemalang, Tegal, Jatinegara
124 Senja Utama Semarang Jakarta Pasar Senen 19.10 Semarang Tawang 02.48 Jatinegara, Cirebon, Tegal, Pemalang, Pekalongan, Weleri
125 Fajar Utama Semarang Semarang Tawang 08.00 Jakarta Pasar Senen 14.55 Weleri, Pekalongan, Pemalang, Tegal, Cirebon, Jatinegara
126 Fajar Utama Semarang Jakarta Pasar Senen 07.15 Semarang Tawang 14.30 Jatinegara, Cirebon, Tegal, Pekalongan, Weleri
19A Argo Parahyangan Bandung 05.30 Jakarta Gambir 08.43 Cimahi, Purwakarta, Jatinegara
20A Argo Parahyangan Jakarta Gambir 05.45 Bandung 09.08 Jatinegara, Bekasi, Purwakarta, Cimahi
21A Argo Parahyangan Bandung 06.30 Jakarta Gambir 09.55 Cimahi, Padalarang, Purwakarta Bekasi, Jatinegara
22A Argo Parahyangan Jakarta Gambir 09.15 Bandung 12.38 Jatinegara, Bekasi, Cimahi
23A Argo Parahyangan Bandung 11.30 Jakarta Gambir 15.02 Cimahi, Padalarang, Purwakarta, Bekasi, Jatinegara
24A Argo Parahyangan Jakarta Gambir 11.30 Bandung 14.58 Jatinegara, Bekasi, Purwakarta, Cimahi
25A Argo Parahyangan Bandung 14.35 Jakarta Gambir 17.48 Cimahi,Bekasi, Jatinegara
26A Argo Parahyangan Jakarta Gambir 16.35 Bandung 19.39 Jatinegara, Bekasi, Purwakarta, Cimahi
27A Argo Parahyangan Bandung 16.30 Jakarta Gambir 19.52 Cimahi, Purwakarta, Bekasi, Jatinegara
28A Argo Parahyangan Jakarta Gambir 19.00 Bandung 22.26 Jatinegara, Bekasi, Cimahi
29A Argo Parahyangan Bandung 20.05 Jakarta Gambir 23.30 Bekasi, Jatinegara
30A Argo Parahyangan Jakarta Gambir 20.25 Bandung 23.46 Jatinegara, Bekasi, Purwakarta
7061 Malabar Ekspress Malang 15.30 Bandung 08.37 Blitar, Tulungagung, Kediri, Kertosono, Nganjuk, Madiun, Solo, Klaten, Yogya, Wates, Kebumen, Banjar, Tasik
7062 Malabar Ekspress Bandung 15.30 Malang 08.11 Blitar, Tulungagung, Kediri, Kertosono, Nganjuk, Madiun, Solo, Klaten, Yogya, Wates, Kebumen, Banjar, Tasik
7063 (Mon-Fri) Argo Parahyangan Bandung 08.45 Jakarta Gambir 11.58 Cimahi, Bekasi, Jatinegara
7064 (Mon-Fri) Argo Parahyangan Jakarta Gambir 13.30 Bandung 16.47 Jatinegara, Bekasi, Cimahi
7065 (Mon) Argo Parahyangan Bandung 04.00 Jakarta Gambir 07.23 Bekasi, Jatinegara
7066 (Mon) Argo Parahyangan Jakarta Gambir 08.30 Bandung 11.43 Jatinegara, Bekasi
7067 Argo Parahyangan Bandung 13.30 Jakarta Gambir 17.05 Cimahi, Bekasi, Jatinegara
7068 Argo Parahyangan Jakarta Gambir 17.40 Bandung 20.55 Jatinegara, Bekasi

Sidomulyo Village; Village of Flowers, Batu, East Java, Indonesia

Sidomulyo is one of agrotourism spot in Batu. There are more than 1000 of flowers cultivated here that this village is also popular as 1000 flowers village. It is located only 8 km from Batu city center.

From far away the colorful vista can be seen. As the farm flower is very large that this consists of 3 hamlets, Tinjumoyo, Tonggolari and Sukorembung. You can find rose, sakura, agape, pines, hibiscus, chrysantemum, orchids and many more.

In this village you can enjoy picking flower and learn to grow flower from planting, watering until the flowers bloom and ready to sell. The locals will be gladly accompany guest to look around and explain about flower farming.

This village is located on 1100 m asl, that i has nice mild weather and nice scenery. Walking around the environment will make you relax and rejuvenate.