Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Besides functioned as cultural preservation, the palace is also being a top tourist destination in the city of Yogyakarta. The reason is because there are many historic collections that are stored in the palace building, such as various gifts from the kings of Europe, a replica of the palace heritage (as Keris), and the musical instrument-Gamelan. From the shape of the building, people trust that the palace is one of the best Javanese palace architecture.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – From the main entrance this Museum looks so small. Although the actual area Affandi Museum is actually quite huge. From the information I got, this museum covers about 3500 square with a few pieces of the main building which is used as a gallery of paintings. In addition, in the middle of the museum area, there is a unique cafe called the cafe loteng. Inside the cafe is so relaxing, this is also the place where I can exchange my purchased tickets with free soft drinks.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Punthuk Setumbu is one of the hill which is quite high with great panorama view in the region of Borobudur. It is located in the village of Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java. Although it is getting more popular, most of people still knew this hill as Nirvana Borobudur Sunrise Punthuk Setumbu. So if you are visiting Punthuk Setumbu by yourself, you have to look this name on the signs board. Actually this sign board will lead you to Setumbu.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – When you choose a hotel, what make you consider staying at that hotel? If I want to have a holiday, then i would choose to stay in comfortable and quiet hotel. But, in addition of that, strategic location of the hotel would be a big plus. Just like while I had a holiday in Yogyakarta, I chose staying at Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel because they have nice environtment and the location is convenient for accessing many destination in Yogyakarta.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Ullen Sentalu is a museum in Kaliurang, Yogyakarta, which have a lot of collections that illustrate the culture and life of Java. In this museum displays a large collection relating to the civilization of the Javanese Mataram dynasty. Mataram dynasty itself was the Sultanate of Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Mangkunegaran Palace and the Pakualaman. There are many rooms inside Ullen Sentalu, which make me very excited! Even starting from the first room.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – One of my favorite meals in indonesia named satay is relatively easy to cook. Just roast the satay over hot coals, and served with some special sauce. While chicken, beef and goat are common meat for main satay ingredient. In addition, there was a wide range of satay variations, from one called Sate Madura (Madura Typical), Sate Padang (Padang Typical satay, the sauce are little bit salty flavoured) and some are called Sate Lilit (Satay which is made of fish, usually found in Bali).
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Spending 6 hour transit time in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Malioboro street deffinitely became my first choice. It’s been a long time I miss the hospitality atmosphere of Malioboro Street, which is also one main characteristic of this city of gudeg, Yogyakarta. Long weekend atmosphere making Malioboro street hustle bustle becomes increasingly felt, especially when it is adjacent to the celebration of Chinese New Year. It automatically add diversity and uniqueness of Malioboro Street.