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Yogyakarta at a Glance

Yogyakarta is a city of culture, history, and university life. Civilization began since the ancient Mataram Kingdom, and until now still con- served by the society and its people. Today the tradition of Javanese culture, particularly from the Mataram kingdom, has become part of everyday life for the people of Yogyakarta.

the hospitality of the people makes Yogyakarta as one of the major tourist destinations in Indonesia. In this city also you can easily find a variety of attractions; art shows, galleries and cultural centers. Yogyakarta is also famous for its “cheap everything”, that’s why a lot of tourists come to Yogyakarta, specifically for shopping. Javanese tradition and the culture of hospitality by the local people are mixed into a dynamic life in the modern city development. This typical and unique charm becomes a magnet for tourists or anyone who’s visiting Yogyakarta. They certainly have the desire to come back to this city. With fascinating natural beauty, art, culture and tradition, combined with

How to get to Yogyakarta BY PLANE


Stasiun Lempuyangan (Lempuyangan Railway Station)

Yogyakarta is served by Adisucipto International Airport which connects the city with some other major cities in Indonesia, such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Makassar, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, and Pontianak. Located eight kilometres east of town, Adisucipto International Airport is the main gateway to Yogyakarta and the third busiest airport on Java after Jakarta's SoekarnoHatta International Airport and Surabaya's Juanda International Airport.

The main central station is Tugu Railway Station, serves big city destinations such as Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, and Solo. While Lempuyangan Railway Station serves economy class trains and small city destinations. To buy tickets, enter on Jl. Pasar Kembang and get a queue number from the stand facing the ticket windows. Then go to the opposite side of the room and fill out a ticket request slip, consulting the timetables on the wall to your left. You will be called to the appropriate ticket window, the announcement will be called (in Indonesian only) and displayed on the electronic sign on the wall. Commuter train in Yogyakarta is Prambanan Ekspress, also known as Prameks, this train goes from Lempuyangan Station to Solo Balapan Station at Solo (City on East of Yogyakarta) for only IDR 10.000/ticket.

Jl. Lempuyangan ☎ +62 274

Bandar Udara Internasional Adisucipto (Adisucipto International Airport) Jl. Solo km9 ☎ +62 274 484261 (fax: +62 274 488155)

Stasiun Tugu (Tugu Central Railway Station) Jl. Mangkubumi 1 ☎+62 274 589685


BY BUS The main bus station is Giwangan, 4 km to the southeast of the center. There are regular services throughout the island, including Jakarta (9 hours), Bandung (6 hours), and Surabaya (8 hours). Terminal Penumpang Giwangan (Giwangan Bus Terminal) Jl. Imogiri, Giwangan. ☎+62 274 378288, +62 274 7482222 (fax: +62 274 7483333)

Money & List of Money Changers PT Mulia Money Changer Address: Malioboro Street no. 60, Inna Garuda Hotel Yogyakarta Phone: (0274) 563314 (H) 566353 ext. 8901Category: Foreign Exchange

Rupiah   (Rp)   is   the   official   currency    of   Indonesia.   Issued   and   controlled   by    the   Bank   of   Indonesia.   Currency   code    for   the   Indonesian   rupiah   is   IDR.    Getting   money   exchanged   in    Yogyakarta   is   easy   as   there   are   a    number   of   exchange   booths   all   over    downtown   ready   to   provide   this    service.   

PT Barumun Abadi Natour Garuda Address: Malioboro Street no. 60 Phone: (0274) 563314 Category: Foreign Exchange

PT Intan Martha Mataram Address: Malioboro Street no. 18 Phone: (0274) 563814 Category: Foreign Exchange

PT Intra Bilex PT Win & Son Address: Parangtritis Street no. 47 Phone: (0274) 586431 Category: Foreign Exchange

Address: P. Senopati Street no.2, Central Post Office Counter 12 Phone: (0274) 383406, 414860Category: Foreign Exchange

Culture & Heritages

Yogyakarta is also famous and well-known from its wealth of mesmerizing cultures and heritages,

It can be mentioned here that the cultural heritage in the past are the magnificent temples, the ruins of palaces and monasteries, the various kind of traditions cultural events, traditional folk performing arts, traditional ritual ceremonies, customs, traditional handicrafts, traditional architecture and other traditional activities. Most of them still exist and are coloring the

daily activities of life and behavior of the local inhabitants, particularly the Javanese community with its traditional way of life and customs. Because of its richness in culture therefore Yogyakarta has been known for long as the cradle of the Javanese culture.


Gudeg, a curry of jackfruit, chicken and egg served with rice, and is the most famous local dish. There are many gudeg restaurants, but the most popular are: Gudeg Wijilan, Gudeg Juminten, Gudeg Bu Tjitro, Gudeg Tugu, Gudeg Bu Ahmad. If you can wake up early in the morning, you may find small stalls serving Gudeg just at the corner of the street, or close to traditional markets. If you can't sleep at night, you can go to Jalan Janturan and enjoy the Gudeg

small stands with Opor Ayam as the main menu. Bakpia, bite size snack made from sweetened greenbean paste wrapped with thin dough pastry. The most popular bakpia is known as Bakpia Patuk, which not surprisingly, are sold in

Pawon (enjoying gudeg inside the old style kitchen) that open in late night. Opor ayam is a chicken cooked in coconut milk from Indonesia, especially from Central Java. Opor ayam is also a popular dish for lebaran or Eid ul-Fitr, usually eaten with ketupat and sambal goreng ati (beef liver in sambal). You can find this cuisine easily every Sunday morning in the sidewalks of Gadjah Mada University where sellers will open

Pathuk street, also known as Jl. Aip K.S. Tubun.

recommended destinations The Jogja’s Sultan Palace (Keraton or Kraton) Sultan’s Palace or Kraton, with its grand and elegant Javanese architecture, lay in the centre of the city. It was founded by Pangeran Mangkubumi I. The Sultan’s Palace stretches from the north to south. the front yard of the Sultan Palace is called Allun-Allun Utara ( North Square) and the back yard called Allun-Allun Selatan (South Square ). Opening Hours: Monday Sunday at 8.00 am - 2.00 pm. Entrance Ticket: IDR 12.000

Taman Sari Water Castle

Malioboro a well-known shopping promenade and very popular among Indonesian as well as international tourists. Spans from the Tugu Station to the Sultan's square, Malioboro is 2 km in length and home to hundreds of shops and streetstalls offering various kind of handicrafts. Beringharjo Market located around Malioboro street. It is the largest traditional marketplace in Yogyakarta. The vendors sell many kind of goods, ranging from basic household items (vegetables, fruits, meats) to many kind of handicrafts and batik.

Yogyakarta   consists   of    uncountable   recommended    destinations.   Specifically    heritages.   So   here   are   some    suggestions   for   you   to   visit   on    your   quality   time   here.

Located within the grounds of the Kraton, Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. in 18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area, and a hiding place.

Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday, 09.00 - 15.30 WIB Entrance ticket: • • •

erupted regularly since 1548. It is located approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the large Yogyakarta city, and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano, with villages as high as 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) above sea level. Mount Merapi last erupted during October-December 2010 causing many casualties and extensive damage, the volcano looms over the city.

Domestic Travelers: IDR 3,000 Foreign Travelers: IDR 7,000 Guide: Negotiable (IDR 10,000 -

Mount Merapi an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has

Prambanan Temple These ancient masterpieces of Hindu architecture are adorned with bas-reliefs depicting the famous Ramayana story. Prambanan temple is extraordinarily beautiful building constructed in the tenth century during the reigns of two kings namely Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. This temple is located 17 kilometers from the city center.

Get around Yogya with... Becak (Trishaw)

Traditional horse-pulled carts, known as andong, or dokar, wait for tourists outside hotspots like the train station, the Kraton and Mal Malioboro. The traditional route is from Jl. Traditional three-wheeled Malioboro to Keraton, and and pedal-powered cart, this is where you'll find most known as becak (pronounced andong. Usually, andong opt beh-chak), which can be to take you to shop for found in most part of fake Dagadu t-shirt in Yogyakarta. Haggle furiously Ngasem area with hefty before getting into the becak. prices. Then, andong will Be sure to determine whether take you back to your initial the price is for a one-way or journey. Andong can return (pulang) trip and if accommodate up to 5 adult you want the driver to wait passengers. whilst you conduct your shopping or business.

Trans Jogja

Horse Cart (Andong)

TransJogja is one of the local government efforts to establish a full service system for the bus passenger. Unlike regular buses, TransJogja is air-conditioned and generally safer. Tickets can be purchased directly at the shelters and cost for single trip is IDR 3.000. Referring to the high demand of total transportation services, the bus determine to operate from 06.00 am to 10.00 pm.

Taxi Yogyakarta's taxis are metered and nowadays most taxi drivers are trustworthy. Flagfall is IDR 5.500. If by chance you find a taxi driver that you feel comfortable with and trustworthy, ask for his cellular phone number so that next time you need to travel you can call directly to his cell phone and arrange your travel needs. JAS TAXI SERVICE ☎+62 274 373737

Ojek One alternative transportation is a motorcycle taxi or “ojek” which has more flexibility in dealing with traffic congestion and also reach up to remote areas where four-wheeled vehicles cannot travel. Prospective passengers must bargain with the driver for a fee.

About AIESEC UGM Local Committe

What is AIESEC?

in a global and international atmosphere.

AIESEC is a global, non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Our members are interested in world issues, leadership, and management. 63 Years of Experiences 6 Local Committee in Indonesia 110 Countries/territories 2,100 Universities 16,000 Exchange 20,000 Leadership Opportunities 60,000 Members.

We work with various social agencies focusing on providing free education for underprivileged children by bringing in international students from various countries like USA, Netherlands, China, Germany and Japan, to share experiences and teaching. In addition, we have sent students to have the opportunity to introduce lndonesian culture and enrich their experience by living and teaching in various countries of the world.

Our members are part of an exciting, driven global network. They are able to contribute to societal change while exploring their own vision for a positive impact on society. AIESEC consists of Local Committees across the globe including Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta. AIESEC UGM has been established for two years, commencing from July 2011. During this year, we offered the opportunity for young people to participate in the international student exchange program, organizational experience, and the opportunity to work

the world we “As the largest youth organization in to the wider strive to provide the best contribution t are community with various programs tha educational and cultural.”

We believe that our program is one small step to achieve the goal in providing change and positive impact on youth in Indonesia. Our alumni are leaders within their organizations and communities. They use the experience, skills and inspiration that they got from AIESEC which has provided them to be agents of positive change within today’s society.

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