Jogja Java Carnival (JJC) 2011 return was held on Saturday (22/10) evening with the tagline: “celebration of cultural unity“ and the theme: Magniworld, attended by 14 participants of the community, to take place along the way malioboro up to northern square of Yogyakarta Palace. Jogja Java Carnival (JJC) 2011 presents a replica of the eight monuments of the world, such as: the Statue of Liberty, the Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Egypt, the Forbidden City of China, the Sleeping Buddha statue, the leaning Tower of Pisa, the Acropolis, and the Trojan Horse.
This parade was held on 7 October 2011 was followed by about 43 participant from element of society and government, in welcoming Yogyakarta 255th anniversary. This parade was inaugurated by Vice Mayor Haryadi Suyuti a The North Square. Peak of Yogyakarta Anniversary will be celebrated with Jogja Java Carnival at October 22, 2011.
South Square is a field located at the back of the Yogyakarta palace complex. South Square is always crowded every night, especially on weekends. Here,we can sit back enjoy wedang ronde, cycling around the field, try the game “Masangin” and watch a puppet on Siti Hinggil.
Photos taken on Dec 12, 2010 at Pokoh Village – Cangkringan Sleman
Saparan is a ritual slaughter bekakak, a pair of young bride doll made of glutinous rice flour. This tradition is carried out once a year in the month of Sapar in Java Calendar. This tradition is associated with Ki Wirasuta figures, one of three brothers with Wirajamba Ki, and Ki which is Wiradana courtiers Hamengkubuwana I very loved.
When construction of the palace is underway, the servants lived in Ambarketawang Guesthouse except Ki Wirasuta who choose to live in a cave on Mount Gamping. At full moon, between December 10 and 15, on Friday, there was disaster, Mount Gamping landslides. Ki Wirasuta and his family buried landslide and declared missing since his body was not found. The loss of Ki Wirasuta and his family in Mount Gamping cause people confidence about the soul and spirit Ki Wirasuta remains on Mount Gamping.
Ceremony Saparan originally intended to honor the loyalty Ki and Nyi Wirasuta Wirasuta to the Sultan Hamengkubuwana I. But then change and intended to earn salvation for the people who take limestone to avoid disaster, because the limestone-making is difficult and dangerous.
Community Ambarketawang Gamping formerly believed that the tradition Bekakak and offerings in it contain symbolic meaning, the meaning of the symbols that exist in the Tradition Bekakak generally used as a memory, so that society Gamping safe from harm while it is in the world. Symbols that contain the meaning of the tradition Bekakak include: a pair of wedding Bekakak that have meaning for human sacrifice for the people of limestone seeker does not happen again. Clupak that have a meaning if the sacrifice had been offered, then the life of the community will re-light. Devils and Wewegombel as a symbol of the inhabitants of Mount Gamping, fabric wake up starting will have a meaning or symbol for danger or the prohibition to refuse, and many more meanings of symbols in the Tradition Bekakak.
Lawang Sewu located in the region of Tugu Muda, is a magnificent art deco building, whichis used as the headquarters of the Dutch railway (tram), or better known as the Nederlandsch Indische Spoorweg Maschaappij (NIS). The building work of Dutcharchitect Prof. Jacob F. Klinkhamer and BJ Queendag according to historical recordswas built in 1903, then officially opened on 1 July 1907. Semarang community morefamiliar with this building as the House Lawang Sewu, considering this building has anumber of doors in large quantities, which in the Java language: Lawang Sewu. Lawang means the door and Sewu means a thousand.
In its development after independence, was used as the office of Railway Departmental Agency of Indonesia (DKARI) or now PT. Kereta Api Indonesia. Then for military purposes, is used as an office KODAM IV Diponegoro (which is now centered in WatuGong), and last used as the Office of the Department of Transportation Central Java. Currently the building is included in the 102 ancient or historic buildings in the city of Semarang is used as a tourist attraction with a facility such as historical relics of ancient buildings and antique architects, there is the basement and tower information, oftenused as a place of exhibition in a particular event. (Source: http://semarang.go.id/pariwisata/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=41 ) Special Report, Jan 9, 2011
Based on its history, the city of Semarang has an area which is at about the 18th century became the center of trade. Region in the area now called Old Town (Kota Lama).
At that time, to secure the citizens and territory, the area was built fort, named for the fort VIJHOEK. To speed up the lines of communication between the third gate on the fort was then made several streets, with its main street is named: Heeren STRAAT. Currently, the road named Jl. Let Jen Soeprapto. One of the existing location of the door of the castle today is Berok Bridge, called ZUIDER DE POR.
Transport path through the water is very important, it is evidenced by the rivers that surround this area are navigable from the sea up to Sebandaran area, area of Chinatown. At that time the Dutch East Indies had ranked second as a producer of sugar all over the world. At the time it was happening forced cultivation (Cultur stelsel) throughout the Netherlands East Indies.
Semarang Old City area is also called OUTSTADT. This area about 31 hectares. From the condition of geography, it seems that the area is separated from the surrounding area, so that seems like a separate city, earning it the nickname “Little Netherland.”
Semarang Old City area is a silent witness to the history of Indonesia during the Dutch Colonial more than 2 centuries, and its location adjacent to the area economy. In this place there are about 50 ancient buildings that still stand sturdy and has a history of colonialism in Semarang.
Old Town in the city of Semarang is a historic region with many ancient buildings that are considered potentially to be developed in the field of culture, economics and conservation areas.
Special Report (9 January 2011). Source: http://www.semarang.go.id/cms/pemerintahan/dinas/pariwisata/kota_lama/peta_kl.htm
January 7 , 2011; 03.30 pm
Malioboro street, Dec 13, 2010
Many resorts in Karimunjawa. One of the beautiful resort is The Little Menjangan Island or Menjangan Resort. Menjangan Resort is one of islands in Karimunjawa, convered by coconut trees and spruce firs, surrounded by white sandy beach. Menjangan resort also offer rest place, there are some bungalows there. Many activities we can do here, fishing, snorkeling, water sea therapy, see sunrise and sunset. (Special Report – November 20-21, 2010)
The 2010 eruptions of Mount Merapi began in late October 2010 when Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia began an increasingly violent series of eruptions that continued into November. Seismic activity around the volcano increased from mid-September onwards, culminating in repeated outbursts lava and ashes. Large eruption columns formed, causing numerous pyroclastic flows down the heavily populated slopes of the volcano. Merapi’s eruption was said by authorities to be the largest since the 1870s. Over 320,000 people were evacuated from the affected area. However, many remained behind or returned to their homes while the eruptions were continuing. Over 153 people were killed during the eruptions, many as a result of pyroclastic flows. The ash plumes from the volcano also caused major disruption to aviation across Java. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_eruptions_of_Mount_Merapi)