Sabtu, April 11, 2009

Jogja, I'm In Love!

First of all,

I love my new header!!! (ok, tarik nafas, bertenang...bertenang...)

Perhatian, kepada rakan-rakan sahabat sejati yang bakal menjadi ahli rombongan peminangan ke Jogja, berikut adalah itinerary kita secara kasar. Sila take note, kepada ahli rombongan yang datang pada 21hb, itinerary anda silakan didiskusikan sesama sendiri ya.

23hb April

4.35 pm WIB, pesawat AK1004 mendarat di Bandara Adisucipto, Yogyakarta.
Ahlil rombongan yang akan tiba dengan pesawat ini:
1. Cik Farina yang cantik
2. Kak Zura, teman kantor Cik Farina
3. Kak Wan, juga teman kantor Cik Farina
4. Shamam
5. Yan, teman Shamam
6. Raina, teman Shamam
7. Lissa
8. Firdaus, suami Lissa
9. Indah, anak Lissa & Firdaus
10. Arai
11. Kak Sity, isteri Arai
12. Indah, anak Arai & Kak Sity
13. Widia, baby Arai & Kak Sity
14. Naemah Ari Seno

Sepatutnya mengikut perancangan, dari bandara langsung ke Candi Prambanan.

But since the AirAsia flight has been delayed, therefore, probably this has to be rescheduled. But the time we arrive, get our passports stamped, get our bags and out of the airport, we probably will only have an hour of daylight left. Not enough time to check out Prambanan. So probably, head to the hotel, or...drop by Amplaz, beli cd, ngopi, anyone?

Plaza Ambarrukmo

Merupakan Mall terbesar dan terlengkap yang ada di Jawa Tengah dan Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta. Plaza yang mempunyai konsep arsitektur yang sangat menarik ini terletak di Jalan Laksda Adisucipto yang merupakan jalan strategis yang menghubungkan antara Yogyakarta,Solo dan Surabaya. Plaza Ambarrukmo mempunyai 7 lantai ditempati oleh beberapa Anchor Tenant dan junior Tenant seperti Hypermarket Carrefour, Department Store Centro, Book Store Gramedia, Timezone, Cineplex 21, Tamansari Food Court, Starbuck dan Caesar Lounge & Café.

Perut dah lapar, masa untuk makan malam! Mari kita ke...

Xtra Hot
A local tent-scheme restaurant specializing in delicious grilled food, with a good variety of sambals (chili) to choose from, yet with affordable prices. Located in Jalan Kaliurang (Next to BCA Bank). Main courses from Rp.4500 (U$ 0.5) onwards.
Will probably invite anak2 sheila to join us here as well? (Sebarang urusan peminangan juga boleh berlangsung serentak. Hehehehe...)Tentang plan untuk merayakan ultah anak2 Aries dan Taurus bareng-bareng, saya dah order Tumpeng. :-D Tumpeng adalah cara penyajian nasi beserta lauk-pauknya dalam bentuk kerucut; karena itu disebut pula 'nasi tumpeng'. Olahan nasi yang dipakai umumnya berupa nasi kuning, meskipun kerap juga digunakan nasi putih biasa atau nasi uduk. Cara penyajian nasi ini khas Jawa atau masyarakat Betawi keturunan Jawa dan biasanya dibuat pada saat kenduri atau perayaan suatu kejadian penting. Meskipun demikian, masyarakat Indonesia mengenal kegiatan ini secara umum. Tumpeng biasa disajikan di atas tampah (wadah tradisional) dan dialasi daun pisang.

Maybe putar2 keliling Jogja untuk melihat Jogja at nite, or langsung pulang ke hotel dan tidur!

24th April

Dieng Plateau

A marshy plateau that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng active volcano complex, and is located near Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia.

It is the site for eight small Hindu temples from the 7th and 8th centuries, the oldest Hindu temples in Central Java, and the first known standing stone structures in Java. They are originally thought to have numbered 400 but only 8 remain. The Dieng structures were small and relatively plain, but stone architecture developed substantially in only a matter of decades resulting in masterpieces such as the Prambanan complex and Borobudur. The earliest architectural usage of the Javanese demonic masks and marine monsters are exhibited along the niches and doorways of the remaining structures. The name "Dieng" comes from Di Hyang which means "Abode of the Gods". Its misty location almost 2000 m above sea level, and its mists, poisonous effusions and sulphur-coloured lakes make it a particularly auspicious place for religious tribute. The temples are small shrines built as monuments to the god-ancestors and dedicated to Shiva, rather than acting as a convenience to man. Part of General Sudirman's guerilla campaign during Indonesian War of Independence took place in the area.

Please note that the journey to Dieng Plateau will take about 4 hours drive from Jogja.

25th April

is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.

The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circumambulating the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely Kāmadhātu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms) and Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). During the journey the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the wall and the balustrades.

Evidence suggests Borobudur was abandoned following the fourteenth century decline of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam. Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the then British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction

Selepas itu, mari kita makan siang di Boyong Kalegan!

Ull, Adie dan Iyaadh harus pulang. Sob sob! Daaaa buuuu manis!

The rest of the gank off to
Kota Gede
which is often called Sargede is located about five kilometers southeast of Yogyakarta, Kotagede is a neat little town, which was once the seat of the mighty Mataram Empire. Since the 1930s, Kotagede has become famous for being the center of the Yogya silverwork industry. There are a number of workshops where visitors are welcome to watch silver being transformed into beautiful works of art known as "Yogya Silver". Kotagede is easily reached by "andong", the four-wheeled horse-drawn cart, by taxi, bus, or car.

In that cemetery complex one can still visit the cemetery of the Mataram kings like Sutowijoyo or Ngabei Loring Pasar, the founder of Mataram Kingdom, who was then called Panembahan Senopati. There is also the unique tomb of Ki Ageng Mangir. He was Panembahan Senopati son in law and also Panembahan Senopati enemy. His dead body was buried half inside of the special area for kings and Panembahan Senopati families, and a half of his body was buried outside of the complex. There is a stone called " Watu Gilang ", a stone on which Panembahan Senopati smashed the Ki Ageng Mangir head to dead.

Sorenya, ke Prambanan yukk!


The largest Hindu temple compound in Central Java in Indonesia, located approximately 18 km east of Yogyakarta. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest Hindu temples in south-east Asia. It is characterised by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the 47m high central building inside a large complex of individual temples.

The popular legend of Lara Jonggrang is what connects the site of the Ratu Boko Palace, the origin of the Durga statue in northern cell/chamber of the main shrine, and the origin of the Sewu temple complex nearby. The legend tells of the story about Prince Bandung Bondowoso who fell in love with Princess Lara Jonggrang, the daughter of King Boko. But the princess rejected his proposal of marriage because Bandung Bondowoso had killed King Boko and ruled her kingdom. Bandung Bondowoso insisted on the union, and finally Lara Jonggrang was forced to agree for a union in marriage, but she posed one impossible condition: Bandung must build her a thousand temples in only one night. The Prince entered into meditation and conjured up a multitude of spirits (demons) from the earth. Helped by supernatural beings, he succeeded in building 999 temples. When the prince was about to complete the condition, the princess woke her palace maids and ordered the women of the village to begin pounding rice and set a fire in the east of the temple, attempting to make the prince and the spirits believe that the sun was about to rise. As the cocks began to crow, fooled by the light and the sounds of morning time, the supernatural helpers fled back into the ground. The prince was furious about the trick and in revenge he cursed Lara Jonggrang to stone. She became the last and the most beautiful of the thousand statues. According to the traditions, the unfinished thousandth temple created by the demons become the Sewu temple compounds nearby (Sewu means "thousands" in Javanese), and the Princess is the image of Durga in the north cell of the Shiva temple at Prambanan, which is still known as Lara Jonggrang or Slender Virgin.

There'd also be a Ramayana Ballet, the legend of Prambanan on show that nite. See here. I'd love to stay and watch, anyone game for this? Bagi yang tak berminat, saya sarankan ke buat lawatan ke Factory Outlet. Hehehe...

Next, let's have supper sipping Teh Poci dan makan Indomie dalam kedinginan malam di Kaliurang? The place is open 24/7, btw.

26th April

Group MAS pulang jam 11.40, terdiri drpd:
1. Im
2. Rehot
3. Des
4. A.D
5. Kikin
6. Bunda Kikin
7. Adik Kikin
8. Soraya
9. Nuha
10. Sophia
11. Bai

while Gank AirAsia run amok di Pasar Beringharjo, Malioboro dan kawasan sekitarnya.

Pulang jam 5.05 petang...sob sob. Aku pulanggggg, tanpa dendammmmm...

4 ulasan:

ull berkata...

nggeeee. nda sabar! :)

Lynda berkata...

farina..kirim cddddddddddd

shamamia berkata...

aku ajak adik kamu join dinner di extra hot yea? yea? yea? :D

Lissa berkata...

woh.. wajib di print neh..

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