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Living In Indonesia – Jogja

IMG_7609Yogyakarta, where SAY is located, is a city with enormous attraction. Know as a culture as well as JAVA as student city, Yogyakarta is a good reason to go to enhance knowledge, skills and experience.
Yogyakarta is a Special Province, reporting directly to Jakarta rather than to the Central Java government. It stretches roughly from the base of Mt. Merapi to the Indonesian Ocean. North of the city are mountains and nature, while south of town are stormy seas shrouded in legend.
The city, affectionately called “Jogja”, is best known for its cultural attractions. Thanks to nearby ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples and monuments, Jogja is the second largest tourist destination in Indonesia. A smallish university town, Jogja is a delightful mixture of past, present and the future.
About 3,540,500 million (2013 est) people are residents of Special District of Yogyakarta (DIY), with the majority living in small hamlets and villages on the outskirts of the city.

Attraction

Population 3,457,491 (390,207 for Yogyakarta city)
Weather Tropical Climate with constant temperature around 22 C-30 C
People Very friendly, tolerant, helpful, and open-minded
Atmosphere Harmony-in-life and full of togetherness and friendship
Cost of Living Cheaper than the other region in Indonesia. The enjoyable and reasonably cheap living cost only about $100 to $200 per month (normal expence) that may cover accomodation, food, entertainment, books and other materials (for student)
Cultural and Arts Center Jogja is known as Kota Seniman dan Kota Budaya (City of Culture and Art). Yogyakarta is the miniature of Indonesia (multicultural city). Various culture and Sub culture develop well based on entity, group, and or even belief in harmony. This place is also the place where arts can be developed their big work.
Education Center Jogja is known as Kota Pelajar (Student City). It has 130 higher education and 6205 schools (from kindegarden to senior high school). There are many oppourtunities and fasilities provided for national or international students to study and develop their capabilities and mind here.
Useful Link pariwisata.jogjakota.go.id
www.jogjaprov.go.id
www.pendidikan-diy.go.id
www.visitingjogja.com
www.yogyes.com

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Art & Craft

Silver Craft
Leather Craft
Batik Craft
Dried-Flower Craft
Stone Craft
Ceramics Craft
Bronze Craft
Bamboo Craft

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Culinary

Traditional culinary
Local culinary
National culinary
Vendors culinary, such as Gudeg, Gado-Gado, Lotek, Sate, Bakmi, Sop, Nasi Goreng, Soto, Sate Klathak, Bakmi Pentil, Wedang Secang, Wedang Ronde, Roti Kolomben, Kue Moto Kebo, Mangut Lele, Oseng Mercon, etc

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Cultural Heritage

Tugu Jogja
Candi Prambanan
Candi Borobudur
Masjid Selo
Watu Gilang and Watu Gatheng
Candi Prabu Ratu Boko
Candi Kalasan
Candi Sari
Candi Sambi Sari
Candi Ijo
Candi Gebang
Candi Banyu Nibo
Candi Kedulan
Candi Sewu
Alun-alun Selatan
Plengkung
Sumur Gumuling
Kampung wisata Dipowinatan
Kraton Yogyakarta Hadiningrat
Puro Pakualaman
Taman Sari
Makam Kota Gede
Pagongan
Candi Sojiwan
Pesanggrahan Gua Siluman
Candi Tara
Masjid Gede

Culture, Ceremony And Tradition

Ceremony of Yogyakarta Wedding Tradition (Midadareni, Ngerik, Siraman, Nyantri, Tarub)
Sekaten
Grebeg Mulud
Grebeg Syawal
Grebeg Besar
Numplak Wajik Ceremony
Labuhan Custom Tradition (Kagungan Dalem)
Siraman Kraton
Nguras Kong (Enceh) Ceremony
Rabu Pungkasan Wonokromo Pleret Ceremony
Saparan Wonolelo Ceremony
Saparan Gamping (Bekakak) Ceremony
SAPARAN Kalibuka Ceremony
Surat Damang Ceremony
Labuhan Merapi Ceremony
Tulung Wulung Ceremony
Pehcun
Baritan Ceremony
Rejeban Jatimulyo Ceremony
Nampi Peredan Ceremony (Puro Pakualaman)

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Educational Place

Museum Sinobudoyo
Museum Biologi
Museum Perjuangan
Istana Kepresidenan Gedung Agung
Museum Benteng Vredeeburg
Museum Puro Pakualaman
Museum Bahari Yogyakarta
Museum Batik dan Sulaman
Kebun Plasma Nutfah Pisang
Taman Pintar Yogyakarta
Museum Affandi
Museum Wayang Kekayon
Museum Anak Kolon Tangga
Museum Ullen Sentalu

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Entertainment And Recreation

Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival
Jogja Java Carnival
Ramayana Ballet
Purawisata
Pasar Satwa dan Tanaman Hias Yogyakarta (PASTY)
Gembira Loka Zoo
Art Performance
Art Exhibition
Street Performance

Nature

Pantai Parangtritis
Pantai Glagah
Pantai Kukup
Pantai Wediombo
Pantai Siung
Pantai Sadranan
Puncak Merapi
Rafting at Sungai Progo Bawah
Sri Gethuk Water Fall
Banyu Sumilir
Goa CERME
Goa Pindul
Kali Biru
Pantai Ngrenehan
Pantai Kwaru
Pantai Sadeng
Pantai Indrayanti
Panti Pok Tunggal

Rural

Desa wisata fauna
Desa wisata budaya
Desa wisata agro
Desa wisata lereng merapi
Desa wisata pertanian
Desa Wisata Tanjung
Pentingsari
Rumah Domes
Karang Tengah
Nglinggo
Glagah
Cadran
Nglangeran (ecotourism of Gunung Api Purba)
Kinahrejo
Wukirsari
Turi
Kusumo Wanadri
Kebonagung

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Shopping

Malioboro
Pasar Beringharjo
Mirota Batik
Kasongan
Pasar Klithikan

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Transportation

Train
Plane
Bus
Busway
Becak
Andong
Taxi