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Plengkung

Plengkung

Plengkung means “gate” in Javanese. Yogyakarta has five plengkungs, namely Plengkung Tarunosuro/Plengkung Wilijan which is located in the east of northern  plaza of Yogyakarta; Plengkung Madyasura which is in the eastern plaza of Yogyakarta and then closed at 23rd June, 1812, which was why it is called as Plengkung Buntet (closed gate). The gate was then wrecked in Sultan Hamengkubuw...

Alun-Alun Kidul

Alun-Alun Kidul

Alun-Alun Kidul (South Plaza)/Pangkeran is located in the southern (kidul) Keraton Yogyakarta. The plaza is surrounded by square wall with five gateways; one in the south, two in the east, and two in the west. Between the northern and the southern gate, there is a ‘ngGajahan’, an elephant’s stall of the Sultan. There is a tradition game called Masangin, i.e. entering the space b...

Langsa City

Langsa City

Langsa is one of the youngest autonomous cities in the province of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. The city is the enlargement of East Aceh regency. Geographically, the city is strategic in either its economy or socio-culture. It has potential in the fields of industry, trade and agriculture, Langsa has a good prospect for fulfillment of the market both at home and abroad.

Peudeung, Traditional Weapon of Aceh

Peudeung, Traditional Weapon of Aceh

Peudeung is a traditional sword of Aceh used as a weapon. The kinds of peudeung are differentiated based on the blade and the hilt. Based on the blade, there are: Peudeung On Teubee which is sugar cane leaf-shaped, fine, and small blade; and Peudeung On Jok which is sugar palm leaf-shaped, coarse, and thick blade. Based on the hilt, there are: Peudeung Tumpang Jingki which the hilt is like an ope...

DKI Jakarta

DKI Jakarta

Special Capital City Jakarta Map Location Homepage Profile Website Government : Jakarta URL Address http://www.jakata.go.id/ Location : 6º12’ LS 106º48 BT Boundary Region North : Java Sea East : West Java South : West Java West : Banten Number of District : 1 Number of City : 5 Number of Subdistrict : 44 Nu...