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VOLUME 21 / March 2014

The Insider’s Guide

mangunan Pine forest The Ghost of Vredeburg Fort Supriyanto “Boncel” Cycling the Island

Muay Thai



EDITOR’S NOTE Connect with the pulse of the city this March and feel Jogja’s spectacular energy. Go on an adventure by immersing yourself in the towering trees of Mangunan Pine Forest, where nature is at its best and the spirit of the forest awaits. Be brave and head over to Malioboro to get acquainted with some of Jogja’s environmentally aware ghosts—that’s right, ghosts. Meet Kebaya, a local group boldly tackling a significant issue in the area: AIDs in the transgender community. Keep your new year’s resolutions and get a kick out of Muay Thai, an adrenaline rush of a workout. And don’t forget to grab some rujak es krim to see how the Javanese treat themselves on a hot day. People of Jogja, locals or visitors alike, thanks for making the city such a stimulating and spirited place. Take care, Julianne Greco


Sylvain Leroy


Erik W. Jorgensen Sarah Herz Julianne Greco


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Deti Lucara Julianne Greco

Mika Guritno


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Hendro Wijanarko



UNDERGROUND JOGJA The Ghost of Fredeburg Fort



ADVERTORIAL Raven Skybar @ Zodiak Hotel JAVANESE HEALTH SECRET Dlingo & Boreh Singul

ACTIVE JOGJA Muay Thai: Get a Kick Out of This


TOP EVENTS What’s Happening this Month


M. Arifin

PT. Mindo Kp. Minggiran MJ 2/1106 B Yogyakarta Tel. 0274 7436052




TOURIST DIRECTORY Find what you’re looking for JOGJA MAP City Map

Kris Biantoro Patrick Vanhoebrouck Moko Pramusanto


OF JOGJA 20 PORTRAIT Supriyanto “Boncel,” Cycling the Island

M. Arifin





Contact: 0274 7436052 JogjaMag @jogjamag



Words: Deti Lucara

Nothing says tranquility like a morning walk through a pine forest, the sun slowly peeking in between the brances, the earth covered in a soft haze. To escape the hustle and bustle of city life, take a trip to the pine forest in Mangunan district, Dlingo, Bantul, about 30 kilometers southeast of Jogja. The location is perfect for outdoor adventures and strangely enough, a local mythical twist awaits visitors. In an area of ​​571.3 hectares, around 50% of the forest is covered with slim pine trees, towering high, while the remainder of the area contains a mixture of trees like acacia, mahogany and eucalyptus. This naturally occurring forest has been under government protection since 2010 when exploitative activities like logging and wildlife hunting were prohibited on it its grounds. Its reputation as a green getaway has helped its popularity as more and more people frequent it for trekking, cycling or just shooting photos. In turn, this area is being projected forward into a tourist destination. “We’ve made ​​a master plan to develop the area as a tourist attraction, but we’re still waiting for an official decision from the Ministry of Forestry. However, we welcome anyone to come and enjoy the natural beauty of the pine forest, despite that there are no facilities yet other than a parking lot,” said Sakiran, a local ranger. Given the lack of accommodation for visitors in this area, visitors should bring their own supplies and equipment to suit their purposes. For those who want to further explore the forest, or perhaps do some filming, it is advisable to get in touch with the local rangers. “Please contact us for safety reasons. If needed, we can accompany visitors for trekking so they don’t get lost exploring the forest. For filming sessions, we can ask a kind of local psychic to perform a ritual to make sure the filming process goes smoothly,” Sakiran said. Intrigued by this statement, we urged Sakiran to elaborate. As it turns out, in this forest there are many socalled ‘watchmen’ from other dimensions. “Their presence

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Tips: For trekking, it’s suggested to wear rubber boots, long-sleeves and long pants to facilitate walking through the muddy terrain and avoiding mosquito bites. Avoid walking under the acacia trees, especially during the rainy season, because many acacia trees get uprooted due to heavy rain and strong winds. Contact the local ranger for further information and permission (Pak Sakiran 0877 3933 9603)

Please scan this QR code for directions to Pine Forest


Photo: M. Arifin


Words: Deti Lucara

is not actually to interfere with us. They care for the forest instead, and their existence would make people think twice if they wished to loot the forest. However to avoid undesirable experiences, preferably before doing any activity in the forest, we ask for ‘permission’ in advance to these unseen guards.” Sakiran once witnessed a little nuisance that occurred in the middle of a filming process. “A film crew brought horses for filming, but the horses suddenly stopped walking. They refused to move without any reason. At other times, the horses suddenly went mad and could not be controlled,” he said. There is a common belief among Javanese that we do not live alone in this world, there are many other creatures that exist in other dimensions and sometimes under certain circumstances we cross paths with them. In the Javanese view, these invisible creatures usually occupy certain places such as mountains, rivers, big trees, forests, big boulders and so on. However, as long as we honor them by showing respect for nature, the spirits will not harm us. Whether protected by the government’s policies or the mystic’s spirits, the captivating nature at Mangunan is certainly something to protect. The beautiful landscape, rich ecosystems and soothing cool atmosphere are something to enjoy.




KEBAYA NGO Jl. Gowongan Lor JT III/148 081931194960 (Madam Vinolia)



Photo: Mika Guritno

and fulfilling lives inside the community and aren’t forced to resort to prostitution to survive. The ability to be oneself and still have a job is the difficult part. We know it is not easy for society to accept us, but if we can earn the respect our close neighbors, we feel that slowly the larger community will get to know us and the social gap and discrimination will eventually end.” To achieve this noble goal Kebaya operates a safe house and skills training center for transgenders in the Gowongan Lor area of Jogjakarta. Mami understands the challenges but pushes forward with positive perseverance, “It is important to omit the negative stigma about transgenders especially those who suffer from AIDS. And since we provide a haven and take care AIDS patients at our facility, we do need support and understanding from our local community. I always encourage anyone involved in Kebaya to respect our neighbours and give a hand for those who are in need, not merely among fellow transgenders, but to everyone. Only by standing together as a whole community will we finally start to win the battle against AIDS in the transgender community.”

Words: Deti Lucara

n recent years the Indonesian government has done a good job of addressing AIDS issues and making mainstream society aware of the disease and it’s consequences. Unfortunately, most government awareness and protection programs are aimed at society as a whole and fail to reach the transgender community. A community that is among the highest behavioral risk categories for contracting the disease. Several years back an outstanding member of the community and senior transgender named Mami (or Mommy) Vinolia started an NGO called “Kebaya” to address the issue of AIDS specifically within the transgender community. Kebaya stands for Keluarga Besar Waria (big transgender family), Kebaya also has a literal meaning; a traditional Javanese womens outfit. Since 2006 Mami Vinolia and the Kebaya NGO have been tackling the AIDS issue within the transgender community. As she explains, “The problems and challenges the transgender community faces are complex. We can’t just encourage our fellow transgender to have safe sex. We have to equip them with the skills needed to leave streets, so that they can live productive

street food

rujak es krim I Scream for Ice Cream




Photo: M. Arifin

Rujak Es Krim Pak Sony Pakualaman Square One portion of rujak es krim should cost Rp. 3,500

Words: Deti Lucara

f you walk down Pakualaman Square, take a glance at the corner, where a row of street food stalls are lined up. Among them, there is famous food stall with a big banner, “Rujak Es Krim Pak Sony”. Though simple, this food stall serves an iconic street food in the area. Rujak is basically a fruit salad with spicy peanut sauce and brown sugar, which is served with coconut milk ice cream. A combination of sweet, savory and spicy flavors gives it a strange but intriguing taste from the first scoop. Sony, the owner, claims that this food stall, which is inherited from his father, is the first to introduce this snack in the neighborhood. “My father, named Solat, was the first to sell rujak es krim in 1980s. Initially he sold rujak es krim with grated ice, but then he experimented to mix it with coconut milk ice cream, which tastes so good. There you have it, he created rujak es krim,” Sony said. Solat originally hawked around this spicy dessert with a cart, and occasionally stopped under a banyan tree in Pakualaman Square to unwind. After many customers stopped by and bought some of his treat, he finally decided to settle there. Since his arrival, the Pakualaman area has become crowded, and a growing number of street vendors have appeared in the corner of the square. However, the legendary rujak es krim is still the main attraction of the area. “Every time I visit my grandma in Jogja, I always make time to come to Pakualaman Square just to get some rujak es krim to satisfy my craving. My father often took me here when I was a kid, this place will always have a special place in my heart,” Maria Fransiska, a loyal customer, said. Today, rujak es krim can be found anywhere; it has even spread to cities outside of Jogja such as Klaten and Solo. Nevertheless, rujak es krim Pakualaman still serves its specialty and has a steady supply of fans.

underground jogja

the ghost of Vredeburg Fort Scaring Trash Away


The Ghost of Vredeburg Fort’s haunting hours: Almost every night especially on weekends, 6pm-11pm Contact Person: Agustin 0896 7448 3281



Photo: M. Arifin

ghost outfit. The outfits themselves represent iconic ghosts from all over the world. Costumes include Kuntilanak, a famous Indonesian female ghost, the mummy, a ghost from Egypt and popular western back-from-the-dead scares like the vampire and the zombie. Providing trash bins on Malioboro is actually the community’s second project, following the success of its first one, which was collecting secondhand clothes and redistributing them to the homeless in the Malioboro area. Since a set of bins will cost 1.3 million IDR and the money only comes little by little, it will take some time for the group to achieve its goal. “Surely our goal is to put the bins along Malioboro, but for now we will focus on the vicinity of kilometer zero first.” The community’s dedication knows no bounds; they sometimes willingly wander around in the rain, earning them credit, even from abroad. “There is an environmental activist from Japan who once came to Jogja and saw us. She really appreciated what we’ve done here, and since then continues to follow our progress via the internet. In addition, many people from out of town keep coming back to meet us here every time they happen to come to Jogja,” said Agustin.

Words: Deti Lucara

ge-old tales and whisperings of ghosts haunt Javanese folklore. Ghost stories are a big part of the culture in Java and many locals have stories of their own paranormal encounters on the island. However, whether or not you believe in ghosts, look to Malioboro almost every night for a “ghostly” sighting. “Ghosts,” or rather, people dressing up as ghosts, can be seen starting from 6 p.m. until about midnight at kilometer zero, precisely in front of former Dutch Fortress Vredeburg on Jl. Malioboro. The “ghosts” wander around trash bins ornamented with skulls. Their proximity with the trash bins is no coincidence, as the people wearing the costumes have an environmental objective. The “ghosts” are a group of young people who call themselves “the Ghosts of Vredeburg Fort” and are concerned with environmental and humanitarian issues. “We get dressed in ghost costumes to attract people to have photo sessions with us, then we ask for money in return. This is fundraising to provide trash bins on Malioboro. We noticed there are not many trash bins in this area while environmental awareness among society is low. We came to the conclusion that we need to do something about it,” said Agustin, the “ghost” spokesman, in a Kuntilanak



LOUNGE WITH A VIEW W ith a fresh sky-high concept, Raven Skybar makes its entrance in Jogja to accommodate group events with the best view in town, overlooking Mt. Merapi and the Jogja skyline. Perched on the rooftop of the eightstory Zodiak hotel, any social event held at this venue will be dazzling. “Previously, Raven Skybar was identical to a nightclub of frenzied entertainment. Yet now we present the hangout venue concept that can be enjoyed by all ages. This is definitely a cool hangout place with the best view in town where you gather and spend time with friends and community with a nice ambience,” Sahmad, Manager of Hotel Zodiak, said. Raven Skybar is open daily from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., providing a wide range of hours for you to have quality time with friends over lunch or dinner. Enjoy the atmosphere of the open air with the sky in place of a roof with a fresh breeze blowing, or take a seat in the lounge area adjacent to the bar—the choice is absolutely yours. The DJ table and the stage are ready to rock your day with musical entertainment by request. 16



In addition, a wide range of food and beverages are also available to make any event you have. “Our food is quite comprehensive ranging from Western to local food, from snacks to main courses. The concept of food is simple yet tasty,” Sahmad said. Any kind of social events such as birthday parties, social gatherings, community gatherings or even a simple wedding party will be perfectly organized here, since the view really makes this spot outstanding. In just a short amount of time, the venue has become more and more popular among all ages, young people and elderly alike. “Our target audience is becoming increasingly widespread. In fact mothers now often hold events here as well. Who says moms cannot get into the bar and enjoy it?” Sahmad said with a laugh. “We want to bring the concept of a friendly bar to everyone with non-alcoholic drinks. For drinks we provide mocktails, juices, coffee. The only alcohol we sell is beer.” Raven Skybar is available to be booked entirely for an event with a food and beverage package, as well as decorations, and music by request. Or, just come and hangout with friends and enjoy the casual ambience and stunning view on top of the building. MELONEMON


Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto, No. 145 Yogyakarta @ Zodiak Hotel 8th Floor Tel. 0274 5305755 fb: Zodiak Cokro Hotel - Yogyakarta twitter: @Zodiak Cokro FOOD & BEVERAGE Start from IDR 12,000/nett 17

JAVANESE health secret




bengle rhizome serves also to reduce excessive internal heat, antivirus expectorant, blood cleanser, reducing body fat and reducing flatulence troubles. Bengle itself is utilized for bringing down pains during headaches, Yellow fever treatments, maternity and delivery and is known to have slimming properties to fight excessive fat. Most commonly though is the ointment to fight joints pains such as rheumatism and nervous discomfort. The pungent smell of both Dlingo and bengle is appropriate for aromatherapy to calm the mind, yet it is a reason also why Javanese never will include these herbs as cooking spices. In Thailand and other Asian gastronomical traditions on the contrary they are staples of the kitchen. It is not a secret that Javanese usually abhor using medicinal flavors in their cooking style except for the classics like ginger or turmeric and few others. The Singgul paste is often enriched with Pulowaras herb (Fennel family) which contributes to attend to the above-mentioned bodily troubles. So there it is, a small description of the common use of Singgul paste with its main compnents Dlingo and Bengle. It is up to you to try it and judge for yourself if their benefits are more medicinally proven or if the myths surrounding these plants as protecting against malevolent and intruding spirit forces are warranted. In both cases the Javanese are sure about the mindcalming consequences of these cheap and available pharmaceutical wonders of nature. Wishing you a healthy and pleasant stay in Java!

Words: Moko Pramusanto

lingo in Javanese language is the name of a medicinal plant often used in the Javanese herbal medicine panacea. In English we know the plant under the name of Calamus or Sweet flag (Lat. Acorus Calamus). People here still use it as a paste for ointments on the body, especially near joints or behind the ears. Following the pairing system of Jamu philosophy it is always used in combination with another rhizome named Bengle (Zingiber Purpureum), rasped finely into a yellowish white paste called Boreh Singgul. When and what is Dlingo used for? A famous application of the Singgul paste including Dlingo rhizome is at funerals when the mourning guests are offered some of it at the time of visiting and burying the corpse of the deceased. In conjunction with this practice it is often used in averting attacks of sorcery and black magic (tenung or santhet). This is because it is believed that the pungent smell of both Dlingo and Bengle are deceiving for malevolent forces and energies and help keep a protective distance of such intruding influences. This reminds us of one of our European vampires hating the garlic smell! This belief can also be observed in some villages where those plants are made part of the yards’ fences as a means to protect the houses and their inhabitants from negative forces. More rationally the Singgul paste is definitely believed to have medicinal properties as an ointment paste and mostly used in anticipation of vulnerable health conditions which may lead to more severe diseases. Applications of the paste is used orally for stomach and digestive troubles, externally as a pain reducer in joints and muscles and even in traditional cosmetic products (bedak). The



BONCEL Cycling the Islands

*Mbah Boncel’s route


Photo: Mika Guritno


was afraid I would be robbed on the street. But to be honest the real reason is because I did not have money,” he said with a laugh. He did all he could to save money, such as sleeping in mosques or police stations. When it came to food, fortunately many people gave a hand and offered him some meals for free. “I was lucky, there was a lot of media coverage of my adventure, that’s why people recognized me on the street and gave me some assistance. I was grateful to them all,” he recalled. The long journey started in Jogja and he made his way across many islands. Boncel pedaled his bike eastwards crossing over to Bali, continuing on to Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores and East Kupang. He then went back to east Java and headed west, crossing over to Sumatra and after exploring the whole island, he then left for Riau islands, crossing to Borneo, Sulawesi and finally Papua, on the eastern end of Indonesia. “My journey ended in Wamena district, Papua. The regent of Wamena greeted me warmly, and he brought me back to Jogja by plane for free,” Boncel said with pride. Boncel recorded his amazing trip in his journal. “This is an irreplaceable experience that is worth recording. I am lucky to experience it, even though some say I’m crazy. But I like to live life differently,” Boncel said, which also explains his choice for such an alternative punk outfit. His new ambition is to cycle around Southeast Asia with his bike. “I’m now looking for a sponsor to take a journey across Southeast Asia, wish me luck ya so I can do it as soon as possible.”

Words: Deti Lucara

middle-aged man stands out among the crowd on Malioboro street with his punk style: jacket with metal accessories, black boots and shorts with chains. However, it is the outfit paired with his old Dutch bicycle that really makes heads turn. The bike is called “onthel” by locals and is fully decorated with nameplates and other strange ornaments. The man named Supriyanto, is known as Boncel and is actually listed in the Indonesian record museum for his long bicycle journey across Indonesia in 2006-2007. It was for love of his country that first encouraged Boncel to explore Indonesia by bike. “Indonesia is a very beautiful country. I wanted to see all its beauty at any cost, even if it meant I had to pedal my old bike across the country,” Boncel said. He took 297 days to finish his legendary journey, starting from 11 November 2006 to 28 August 2007, equipped with only Rp. 75,000 and a letter from the Transportation Department of Yogyakarta Province on him. “If I had brought a lot of money, I


active jogja

MUAY THAI Get a Kick out of This


Medan Jaya Kickboxing Jl. Asam Gede, No. 12 Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday, 7-9 pm Rambo Muay Thai Balai desa Tambak Bayan (Babarsari area) Sunday & Tuesday, 5-7 pm


Photo: M. Arifin



Words: Julianne Greco

or a sport that’s both practical and exhilarating check out Muay Thai kickboxing, a form of martial arts that is great for channeling your energy to get in shape. Muay Thai enthusiasts muse over the sport’s rush, as you jab and kick, punch and thrust. “It’s less technical than taekwondo and karate, because we just use the fundamental movements,” said kickboxing coach Ferry, who has been coaching for five years and practicing for 10. Ferry has used Muay Thai in real life to defend himself, but aside from the practicality, he insists on the fun to be had just training in the intensive sport. Stop by the kickboxing studio and you will understand what Ferry means. Whether jabbing at the punching bag or sparring with each other, the studio during training reeks of adrenaline and energy. However, Muay Thai adherents are adamant that they use safe practices to prevent injury. “We punch each other but we use control,” said Dzaki, a regular at Medan Jaya. Muay Thai originates from Thailand and made its way to Jogja in 1995, but did not start to pick up popularity in Jogja until 2010, when more and more people started joining the city’s two clubs: Medan Jaya Kickboxing and Rambo Muay Thai. To give Muay Thai a shot, register in person at either Medan Jaya or Rambo. Members pay Rp. 50,000 for a lifetime membership and then a fee of Rp. 100,000/month for coaching and access to the studio two to three times a week. Private lessons are also available and can be inquired about at the studio. New members receive basic lessons to learn the fundamental movements like jab, straight, hook, kick and uppercut. After three to five basic lessons, they can advance to train with the larger group. A typical training session begins with stretching and a warmup and then constitutes of drills and sparring. Unlike Taekwondo and karate, there are no belt-system levels in Muay Thai, so participants do not need to feel stressed about advancing. Quite simply, “the more you practice, the better you get,” Ferry said.

interview of the month

Subandrio The Head of Investigation and Technological Development Center for Geological Disaster (BPPTKG)

Mount Kelud in East Java, about 300 km to the east of Jogja, recently erupted and blasted volcanic ash which covering cities included Jogja. These natural events remind us of the potential geological disasters in Jogja area itself. We have met the Head of Investigation and Technological Development Center for Geological Disaster to get more insight of the potential for geological disaster in Jogja.


The danger for earthquakes is very real, we still remember the major earthquake that hit Jogja in 2006, which killed about 5,000 people. Which area was the most vulnerable to the earthquake? To map the disaster-prone areas, we use a point system based on the microzonation value. It means that when an earthquake signal passes through a particular soil layer it becomes weaker, but in other areas with particular soil conditions, it could be amplified. The areas that amplify it get the most severely affected by the earthquake. Wherever the epicenter is, the area with a high amplification value will experience worse damage than other areas, namely the area above the earth’s crust fracture that stretches from the south to the northeast of Jogjakarta. This area had the most severe damaged in the big earthquake in 2006. But don’t worry; the actual area that has a high

Photo: M. Arifin

What does the potential for geological disasters in Jogja look like? Jogja has a quite big potency for geological disasters since there is a very active volcano north of the city (Mount Merapi). It has the potential for earthquakes since this city is laid above the earth’s crust fracture. In addition, we have potential for landslides in several highlands such as Gunung Kidul southeast

Jogja, and Kulon Progo, west of Jogja. There is also the chance of a tsunami on the south coast. Each of these geological disasters has its own risks, but earthquakes are the most difficult to predict.

Words: Deti Lucara

Can you please explain to us the duties and responsibilities of your institution? Initially, we were responsible for volcano disaster mitigation in Indonesia as a supporting agency of the headquarters in Jakarta. But since 2013, the function of this office has expanded to concerns with other geological disasters, such as earthquakes and landslides. We changed the name of the institution from the Institute for Research and Technological Development of Volcanic Disaster (Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Teknologi Kegunungapian / BPPTK) to Investigation and Technological Development Center for Geological Disaster (Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Teknologi Kebencanaan Geologi).


amplification value does not make up more than 30% of the Yogyakarta area as a whole. Can you tell us about the risk management program, which is applied to deal with geological disasters in Jogja? There are three factors of reducing the risk of disaster: the source of disaster, the vulnerability level of the field and the capacity of local communities. In the context of natural disaster, the source factor cannot be controlled. Therefore what we can do is reduce the vulnerability level and increase our community capacity level. Community capacity means giving training and counseling related to disaster management to local society. They must have clear disaster response procedures, also collected data about the infrastructure and accommodation that could be used for evacuation. In this case we are working with local governments and local communities to always be alert to disasters. Now about Mt. Merapi, after the big eruption in 2010, the eruption changed the physical characteristics of the volcano. Are there any particular tips for hikers who now want to climb Merapi? Yes, the big eruption in 2010 created a volcano lava dome with a mouth open towards the south, or towards Jogja. The activity behavior patterns are now mostly blowing thick smoke and the phreatic eruptions throwing hot stones to a radius of 1 km, it happens often especially in the rain where the hot gas interact with rain water. Under this kind of circumstances, it is advisable for climbers or hikers to always monitor the current condition of the mountain on our official website. Furthermore it is advisable not to climb to the top, simply stopping at the radius of one kilometer before the summit to avoid stones from the phreatic eruption. Where can the public access the latest information about the geological conditions in Yogyakarta? There are several places to access information. We can be reached locally by phone at 0274 514192 or 0274 895209, through internet streaming at and you can also subscribe to receive SMS of current conditions with the number 081229994144.

top events 1 - 8 March

6 - 8 March

Mega Bazaar Computer 2014

Pameran Foto “IPPHOS Remastered Edition”

Time: 9am-9pm Place: Jogja Expo Center (JEC) Phone: 0274 382969 / 382972 Admission: Around Rp. 5K

Time: 9am-9pm Place: Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta Phone: 0274 560404 Admission: Free Remastered edition is a program of Antara Journalistic Photo Gallery (GFJA) to bring back figures who have made great contributions to the development of Indonesian photography. This time GFJA will present a collection of photographs by IPPHOS (Indonesian Press Photo Service Company), a photographic agency founded by Alex and Frans Mendur (Mendur Brothers). IPPHOS had been instrumental in documenting the struggle of Indonesians during the independence war. The most significant photo, namely a photo of President Sukarno reading the text of independence, will be also displayed at this event. 11 - 19 March

8 - 12 March

Jogja Fashion Festival 2014 Glamournation: Identity Time: 12pm - 9pm (6 March) 3pm - 9pm (7 - 8 March) Place: Atrium Ground Floor, Plaza Ambarrukmo Phone: 081914604600 Admission: Free Jogja Fashion 2014 is a national event as an appreciation and expression of the fashion industry in Jogja and Central Java. This year’s theme of “Glamournation: Identity” presents a grandiose, luxurious and prestigious fashion celebration. There are a total of 65 participants with 520 outfit designs that will be shown to public.

A computer exhibition that provides the opportunity to introduce gadget products and technologies, as well as a barometer of IT development in Indonesia. The big exhibition will be held for the 20th time in six big cities across Indonesia, including Yogyakarta on 8-12 March at the Jogja Expo Center (JEC). A variety of computer products and latest gadgets of 2014 will be present. 30 March

28 March

Pameran Foto Sepur Kluthuk dan Kereta Model “Kereta Malam” Time: 9am - 9pm Place: Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta Phone: 0274 560404 Admission: Free The train is a popular mode of transportation in Indonesian society. Trains were brought to Indonesia in the Dutch colonial era in the 1890s. Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta (BBY) in cooperation with the IMTC (Indonesia Modeling Train Club) will showcase the history of the train in Indonesia, such as train models, photographs and documents relating to the Indonesian railways. The title of the exhibition “Kereta Malam” or “Night Train” is taken from a popular song in the 70s sung by Elvi Sukaesih. 26

Tawur Agung Melasti Ceremony Time: 1pm - 5pm Place: Pantai Parangkusumo Phone: 081328076110 Admission: Free Melasti ceremony (the first ritual of Nyepi, held 3-4 days beforehand) to welcome Nyepi Day 1935 Saka. The ceremony is performed two or three days before Nyepi, as a symbol of removing sins embedded in the minds and behavior. Once the prayer is completed, Hindus set offerings to the seas. Hindus also perform a purification bathing ritual to wash away all the sins and mistakes made during the past year.

Time: 8am Place: Candi Prambanan Phone: 0274 869613 Admission: Prambanan Admission Fee The great fighting, or Tawur Agung, is the last in the series of Nyepi Day celebrations, held one day before Nyepi day or the second day after Melasti. The purpose is to keep the bad spirit away and protect society and environment. The event is celebrated with a parade of Ogohogoh, which is the embodiment of Buta Kala the evil which is paraded around and then burned. This ceremony has meaning burn all evil on earth. In Bali, the Supreme Tawur Agung Kesanga centered in Besakih temple, while in Jogja it will be held in Prambanan temple.

March 2014

TOURIST DIRECTORY car & bike rentals

spas & salons

ViaVia Jl. Prawirotaman 30 Tel. 0274 386557 Class: Yoga, Batik, Indonesian language & Silver craftmanship Alam Bahasa Indonesia Jl. Cendrawasih, Kompleks Kolombo 3 Tel. 0274 589631 Class: Indonesian Language

Pamitran 1 Ruko Mrican Baru blok 1B Tel. 0274 6666610 / 0274 520545 Pamitran 2 Jl. Janturan 5 Tel. 0274 6604441 / 083833444111

Inna Garuda Hotel Jl. Malioboro No. 60 Tel. 0274 561155 (Hunting) 566353 Ext.156 Fax. 0274 516769 Mulia Bumi Arta Ambarukmo Plaza, LG Floor Jl. Laksda Adi Sucipto Km. 6 Tel. 0274 4331272 PT. DOLLAR CENTER Jl. Pasar Kembang No.23 Tel. 0274 587648 PT. INTAN ARTHA SENTOSA Jl. Malioboro No. 18 Suryatmajan, Danurejan Tel. 0274 565279

Jl. Mrican Baru C-3 Moses Gatotkaca, Gejayan Tel. 0274 563203 / 0274 6533765 Mobile. 081578760645

ticketing agents MGP TRAVELINDO Jl Demangan No.7 Caturtunggal, Depok Tel. 0274 8261986 Mitra Persada Travelindo Jl. Pringgondani No. 1 Demangan Tel. 0274 511100 Nusantara tour & travel Jl. Urip Sumoharjo No. 77 C Tel. 0274 560988 / 0274 518088 TURINDO TOUR AND TRAVEL Jl. Dr. Sutomo No.45 Tel. 0274 540000 / 0274 566629 Alam Persada Tour & Travel Jl. Gondosuli 10, Baciro Tel. 0274 546828

Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar No. 203 D Yogyakarta (North of Hyatt Hotel) Tel. 0274 6615454 / 087837095454 Open Daily: 10am - 10pm (Last order 8pm) Bujangga Beauty Salon & Spa Jl. Prawirotaman 1 No. 11B Tel. 08873805671

Satu Dunia Jl. Prawirotaman 1 No.44 & No.27 Tel. 0274 8527888 / 08139267888

Sari Kartika Spa Jl. Tirtodipuran, No.49 Tel. 0274 411160 Indraloka Spa Jl. Kartini 14A, Sagan Tel. 0274 953 3388 Daun Spa & Salon Jl. Dewi Sri no. 40C Tirtonirmolo Tel. 0274 315 4040


Cakra tour & travel Jl. Sosrowijayan No. 54 Tel. 0274 545334 / 0274 9125008 Kelana tour & travel Jl. Prawirotaman II No. 836 Tel. 0274 7823132 Rizma Corp YAP Square B.8 Tel. 0274 552323 ViaVia Jl. Prawirotaman 30 Tel. 0274 386557 Javaindo tours Brontokusuman MG III/349 Tel. 0274 6677111 Kresna Tour & Travel Jl. Prawirotaman no. 5 Tel. 0274 375912 Mekar Wisata Tour & Travel Jl. Seturan 5A Tel. 0274 486620

money changers Annas Money Changer Jl. Prawirotaman No. 7 Tel. 0274 418456 intra valas Airport Adisucipto Yogyakarta, Arrival Hall Tel. 0274 6934861 Mendut Valasindo Hotel Abadi Jl. Pasar Kembang No. 49 Tel. 0274 582506

Pataga Tel. 0274 386713 RAJAWALI Tel. 0274 487676 RIA Tel. 0274 621056 Sadewa Tel. 0274 414343 Setia Kawan Taxi Tel. 0274 412000 Vetri Taxi Tel. 0274 563555

visa agents Rizma Corp YAP Square B.8 Tel. 0274 552323

ANSOR’S SILVER PUSAT Jl. Tegalgendu No.26 Kotagede Tel. 0274 373266 Class: Silver craftmanship Batik Indah RARA DJONGGRANG Jl. Tirtodipuran 18 Tel. 0274 375209 Fax. 0274 378653 Class: Batik painting BINTORO CRAFT Jl. Tirtonirmolo, Bangunjiwo, Bantul Tel. 08985026809 Class: Pottery IFI-LIP Yogyakarta Jl. Sagan No. 3 Tel. 0274 547409 Fax. 0274 562140 Class: French language SANGGAR SENI WIRABUDAYA Jomegatan 240, Ngestiharjo Tel. 0274 380263 Class: Gamelan & Karawitan

Mitra Persada Travelindo Jl. Pringgondani No. 1 Demangan Tel. 0274 511100 Fax. 0274 541402

It’s Easy Tour & Travel Jl. Tirtodipuran 51 Tel. 0274 2672386


EasyGoIn’ Restaurant & Cafe Jl. Prawirotaman No. 12 Tel. 0274 384092 Lucifer Cafe Jl. Sosrowijayan 71 Tel. 08159745554

Cafe & Lounge South Parking Area Inna Garuda Hotel Jl. Malioboro No. 60

NDALEM MBAK CHARLY Jl. Nuri, No. 4-6, Demangan Gejayan, Yogyakarta Tel. 0274 588409

Tel./Fax. 0274 560853 Twitter: @ndalemmbcharly PIN BB: 3246ffd6 Positiva Cafe & Lounge

the Wayang Homestay Jl. Minggiran, Gg. Pisang, No. 1017 Tel. 0813292240645

Liquid Next Generation Jl. Magelang, Km. 5,5 Tel. 0274 622020 / 0274 623698

Maharani guest house Jl. Parangtritis, Gg. Sartono MJ. III, No. 811 Tel. 0274 411452

Bosche VVIP Club Jl. Magelang, Km. 6,5 Tel. 0274 623848 / 0274 624041

Amelia Hotel Jl. Mrican Baru 14 Tel. 0274 554303

Rasta Bar & Cafe Jl. Parangtritis, 67B Tel. 0274 371578

Venezia Homestay & Garden Jl. Surami, No. 55 Tel. 0274 373821

TERRACE CAFE Jl. Raya Seturan 4, Catur Tunggal, Depok Tel. 0274 4332931

Cempaka Homestay Jl. Cempaka Putih CT.X No.23, Deresan Tel. 085643151757 Kresna Hotel Jl. D.I. Panjaitan 52 Tel. 0274 373303

Class: Bahasa Spanyol Jl. Kapuas No. 1 (Jl. Perumnas Seturan) Tel. 0274 7870653 (Paloma Cascales: 087839771758) Email:

Want to Write? Advertise With Us Tel. 0274 7436052

ESSENTIALS Yogya Call Center 0274 108 Fire Department 0274 113 / 7474704 Tourism Police 0274 110 / 562811 ext.1222 Immigration Office 0274 489252 Yogya International Hospital 0274 4463555 / 4463444

Nusantara tour & travel Jalan Urip Sumoharjo No. 77 C Tel. 0274 560988 / 0274 518088 Fax. 0274 518010 / 0274 546066 Satu Dunia Jl. Prawirotaman 1 No.44 & No.27 Tel. 0274 8527888 / 08139267888

bars & clubs ASCOS ASMARA ART AND COFFEE SHOP Jl. Tirtodipuran 22 Tel. 0274 383143

Tiga Lima homestay Jl. Affandi Kepuh Gg III/946, Gejayan Tel. 0274 564772

Indra Kelana Taxi Tel. 0274 564572

PAMUnGKAS Tel. 0274 521333

Bening Guesthouse Samirono Lama CT.VI/22 Tel. 0274 583197

ratu ayu spa Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar 203 D North of Hyatt Hotel Tel. 0274 2633705

Centris Raya Taxi Tel. 0274 7111111 / 0274 4362221

JAS Tel. 0274 373737

Hotel Familia residence Jl. Bausasran DN III/949 Tel. 0274 562638

Bintang Cafe Jl. Sosrowijayan 54 Tel. 08191555105

Sayana Spa Jl. Prawirotaman No. 23 Tel. 0274 386050

taxis tour operators

Global Art Jl Laksda Adi Sucipto, Km 6, No. 15 Tel. 0274 7475663 Class: Painting and Arts

Casaluna Spa Jl. Patehan Lor 15 Alun Alun Kidul Tel. 0274 372933

trend tour &travel Jl. Kusumanegara no.214B Tel. 0274 377111

Pamitran Ruko Mrican Baru blok 1B Tel. 0274 6666610 / 0274 520545

Wisma Bahasa Jl. Affandi, Gang Bromo No. 15A, Mrican Tel. 0274 561627 / 0274 520 341 Class: Indonesian and Javanese Language

Mawar Asri Hotel Jl. K.H Agus Salim 40 Ngampilan Tel. 0274 387956

Adisucipto Airport 0274 488882 / 566666 Indonesian Red Cross 0274 372176

Giwangan Bus Station 0274 410015 Jombor Bus Station 0274 623310 Tourism Information 0274 588025 Emergency Call 0274 112 Ambulance 0274 118 Search & Rescue(SAR) 0274 115 / 587559 Tugu Train Station 0274 512870 / 514270 / 589685






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