Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mendut Temple, ( Day 2, 16/3/2011)

Our plan for Day Two was going to Dieng Plateau and places surrounding there. We passed by many towns and took the opportunities to watch Jogja's life style.

The colorful chicks on sale outside the market.
A Buddhist temple side by side of the Mendut temple except no entrance fee was needed when entering the Buddhist temple.
This is the Mendut temple where Piew-Sze had climbed herself up so quickly.
Hoe Boon being the lone ranger.
Piew-Sze with her different type of pose.
Couldn't wait to see what's inside the temple.
A guard took the snap for us.
Stopped at the Mall for our dinner and later walked the 500metres back to hotel.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stepping our feet at Jogja (Day 1)

28th March 2011

It was the first term of school holidays again for 2011, we reached LCCT and took Air Asia flight at 7am to Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 15th March. Our holiday trip will be from 15th March until 19th March 2011.

Yogyakarta from the air.
The plane had touched Yogyakarta airport.
The airport was rather small in size.
Welcome to Yogyakarta town.
The small lane lead to our Hotel 1001 Malam aka budget hotel.
Stayed at room 10 for the 5 days in Yogyakarta.
Big Sun painting found in the room with batik bed spread.An additional bed besides for Piew-Sze too.
Greenaries can be seen from the door outside our room.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Vredeburg and Sultan's palace (Day 1)

28th March 2011

Our first stopped of the day, Pak Herman took us to Vredeburg, Dutch colonial castle. Now, it functions as the museum to present the story of Indonesia struggle to fait the colonialist.

Before we entered into Vredeburg.
A complete photo.
The shot from the upper fort facing the whole area of Vredeburg.
The entrance to Sultan's palace. Ticketing area to purchase before we were allowed in.
A souvenir photo at the entrance door of the palace ground.
The Sultan's palace which still in use. Chandelier is switch on when the Sultan is inside the palace.
The spacious area of Sultan's palace.
Bride and bridegroom were seated inside the carrier on wedding day to be carried.
Batik craving is widely found.
The 'gong' was used for emergency alarm.
Wayang kulit were kept in the box.
All holy items were kept inside the red box.
Done with the area viewing and way out after the shot.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Water Castle-Tamansari (Day 1)

Sunday, 27th March 2011

Our journey continued to the Water Castle-Tamansari. Located on west of kraton, are ruins, pools, arches and underground passages of the former pleasure gardens.

At the entrance of Water Castle aka Tamansari.
Those days, King stood from this spot and threw a flower down to the pool. Any lady which caught the flower stood a chance to accompany the King to be together in another private pool.
Lots of ladies were be bathing in the pool in those days.
Part of tourist attraction now.
Pool water maintained well, looked clean.
Our happy family.
Same crafting will be found in every entrance way, believe as protection.
We took this passage and also the short way back to our rented car.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Aftermath of Mount Merapi eruption (Day 1 )

Friday,March 25th 2011

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted last year. It caused many lives and homeless to Indonesian. Such a pity nature disaster and happenings.

Witnessing these houses destroyed by the erupted Mount Merapi.
We continued our journey deeper into the disaster area.
The trees were badly burnt too.
Another sight of the aftermath of Mount Merapi.
Nothing was left from the eruption.
This scene is real life of nature happenings.
Thought that we can only see it in movie but it did happened in reality too. Very saddening.
Not a single item was left behind except lavas.
Topless houses and trees.

Parangtritis Beach, Yogyakarta (Day 1,15/3/2011)

Thursday,March 24th 2011

The famous tourist attraction, the parangtritis beach.It took 2 hours drive to reach this beach from Yogyakarta town. Strong and big waves found in this Indian Ocean.
This family photo was taken by our driver, Pak Herman.
Posing behind the Indian Ocean.
The Sun was setting soon.
Just the perfect timing for a shot.
Hubby with such an unforgetable scenery.
Yup, I wanted my share of photo too.
The Sun had finally set.
Pak Herman took us for the tradisional food for dinner.
Gudeg is Jogja's tradisional food. Simple dining.
The menu and it's prices. We ordered nasi telur and suwir aka chicken.
Hubby and I enjoyed ourselves with the Gudeg except Piew-Sze.
Before we called it a day, our final destination was the famous monument.