Sunday, December 13, 2009

ISODEL 2009 Jogjakarta - Day 5

Dec 12, 2009

Today is a free and easy day. We are all quite early this morning taking our breakfast at the hotel. With the clear sky, we were lucky to see the Gunung Merapi which is still very much active.

The Gunung Merapi is visible from the hotel we stayed

Tan Sri Anuwar Ali together with Prof. Mansor at the Kraton palace

We left the hotel at 8.30am and travel to a place called Kraton. This is the palace of the sultan which has now turned into a museum. There is also the "wayang kulit" stage within the vicinity.

Tuan Fatma (left) and Myzatul at the palace

Puan Sri was having a chat with Prof. Mansor at the palace

Posing here is Mohd Jamaluddin

After visiting Kraton palace, we left and proceed to a batik store. Some of us bought some batik there. After that we all visited a bakery that sells local biscuits known as ampyang which is a type of cookie with nuts.

How's my new Jawa hat?

See the gold-plated wood work?

A wayang kulit show in progress

Prof. Mansor waiting patiently for the rest to finish their bargaining

At 12.30pm, we had soto for lunch. This is another nice local food. After lunch we all then proceed to Dowa store where they sell bags. We spent about an hour then before traveling to our final destination - Malioboro street. This is another version of Petaling Street.

Tan Sri Anuwar Ali at the Rumah Batik

Myzatul, Fatma and Rozeman looking for good batik

Me and Pak Haji Atwi, our tourist guide, at the Batik House

Some of our colleagues bought "telekung" and other Muslim dress at the Al-Falakh store in Malioboro. At another end of the street you can find the Milota store selling all kinds of handicraft, batik, etc.

Looking for the ampyang biscuit at the bakery

This is where we had our soto for lunch

At the Dowa House where good quality bags are found

This is part of the Malioboro street

Prof. Mansor was looking for telekung for his daugthers at the Al-Falakh store

Me posing beside the horse. A horse ride costs Rp20,000

By 5.30pm, we are all very tired and decided to leave Malioboro for dinner at the Sederhana Nasi Padang again. We finished our dinner at 7.30pm and arrived at our hotel at 8.00pm.


Idris Talu said...


With your Javanese hat, you look really like a Javanese. Actually there some similarities between Chinese, Japanese and Javanese people – their eyes.

Anyway, welcome back to Malaysia.

Professor said...

Thank you. Just arrived and had my dinner in Ipoh.