THE LEGEND OF BOROBUDUR

Borobudur is the name of a Buddhist temple located in Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java. The location of the temple is approximately 100 km to the southwest of Semarang and 40 km to the northwest of Yogyakarta. This temple was founded by Mahayana Buddhists around the year 800 AD during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty. […]

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Yadnya Kasada

The traditional music from the Tengger tribe resounded from Pendapa Agung Ngadisari Village, Sukapura District, Probolinggo Regency, East Java Province. The music accompanied the arrival of thousands of Tengger Hindus and domestic and foreign tourists. They attended the night of the Yadnya Kasada reception or ceremony, a typical ritual of the Tengger Tribe, a tribe […]

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KEDUK BEJI

Keduk Beji or clean the pool (sendang) traditional ceremony is held by the residents of Tawun Village, Kasreman District, Ngawi Regency, East Java Province. Keduk Beji in the Indonesian language means to drain or clean the pond, which is the source of water for the villagers of Tawun and its surroundings from leaves and other […]

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Angklung

Certainly, talking about Angklung cannot be separated from the area of ​​West Java. This multitonal or double-pitched instrument is indeed developing in Sundanese society. In the past Sundanese tradition, the Angklung instrument actually had a religious ritual function – to invite Nyai Sri Pohaci or Dewi Sri (Goddess of rice, symbol of prosperity) to come […]

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Bakar Tongkang

BAKAR TONGKANG FESTIVAL This festival has its roots in history when Chinese immigrants first set foot in an area and then gave the name to the land now known as Bagansiapi-api in 1826. The ancestors of Bagansiapi-api were the Tang-lang people of Hokkien descent from the Tong’an (Tang Ua) District in Xiamen, Fujian Province, in […]

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Bau Nyale

BAU NYALE ENCHANTMENT FESTIVAL, LOMBOK The Bau Nyale Enchantment Festival is the core event of cultural activities on the southern coast of Lombok Island, precisely on the beaches of Kuta, Seger and Aan in Central Lombok. Bau Nyale is a natural event that is enshrined in the legend of the wise Princess Mandalika who became […]

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Jalesveva Jayamahe Monumental

JALESVEVA JAYAMAHE MONUMENT The Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument or Monjaya depicts a fully dressed TNI Navy officer staring at the sea, representing the next generation with confidence and sincerity, ready to hit the waves and take a storm towards the indicated direction, namely the ideals of the Indonesian people. Thus, Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument also illustrates the […]

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Jaranan Selomangleng

The name selomangleng comes from two words in Javanese, namely selo and mangleng. The word selo means stone, while mangleng means slanted. That is because this cave at first glance looks like a sloping stone. This cave is not deep and wide. There are only two rooms that have two large entrances, while inside there […]

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Lawang Sewu

LAWANG SEWU MYSTERY An old Dutch colonial building can be seen standing tall in the heart of the city. Dark. Deserted. Exotic and mystical at the same time. Haunted. That impression radiates from Lawang Sewu, the name of an old building near the Tugu Muda Roundabout, Semarang, Central Java. The building is in art deco […]

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Manusuk Sima

MANUSUK SIMA TRADITIONAL CEREMONY The music of Javanese gamelan accompany the procession of Manusuk Sima in the series of the Anniversary of the City of Kediri. It is said, the Manusuk Sima Ceremony was inspired by the gift from the Kingdom of Mataram to Kuwak residents, who were parts of the territory, designated as Sima […]

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