(Malang Pictorial of A Day ) : MALANG GRAND MOSQUE / MASJID JAMI MALANG


Located in Malang downtown, built in1875 and it has got 20 internal pillars which represent Allah’s characteristics and 4 large pillars represent The Prophet Muhammad’s characters. It was enlarged between 15 March 1903 and 13 September 1903 and renovated many times until its present form. But the original architecture is still well preserved in its…

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : JOY/ KEGEMBIRAAN


New challenge, but it’s wonderful. Do you enjoy your life as you are doing today? I hope so…joy for me means happiness. Alone or with your friends/beloved ones… Joy..joy and enjoy your joyful life. I share two photos…It’s so narcisstics, as I don’t bring my photo archives. I took it from my own photos on…

(Malang Pictorial Of Day) : ENG AN KIONG CHINESE TEMPLE/ KLENTENG ENG AN KIONG


Little information : In Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese Temple is called ‘Klenteng’, different to Malaysian which calls it ‘Tokong’ or ‘Tokong Cina’. Word ‘Klenteng’ or ‘Kelenteng’ derives from onomatopoeia of the bell and it sounds ‘teng’, ‘teng’, ‘teng’. And Indonesians then call it Kelenteng. For the sixth day of my holiday in my hometown (Malang, East…

(Malang Pictorial) : Alun-Alun Tugu (Tugu ‘Not Really’ Square)


After gloomy rainy Christmas for several days, finally the weather is bright and clear, and I have time to go around my lovely hometown, Malang. It is located in the central southern part of East Java province and famous of its educational institutions as well as agro-tourism. During Dutch colonialism, the place was called J.P…

(First Aerial Shots) : Between Jakarta-Malang


This is my first flight after more than six years I haven’t done it anymore. I took flight from Jakarta to Malang because of year end holiday. On last Sunday, I got Sriwijaya Air but before I had to find it because I didn’t know exactly where Sriwijaya Air locket was. Terminal 1, 2 and…

(Saturday’s Note) : Happy Mother’s Day


Happy mother’s day, Mom. Maybe in other parts of the world it’s been over. But in Indonesia, it will be celebrated on 22nd December. This is special thing for all Indonesian mothers (sorry for other mothers..hehehehe), because they have got their day, unlike Indonesian fathers who have no special day (Poor daddy…then hahahah). In other…

Weekly Photo Challenge : One/ Satu (Hanoman Dancer)


I still remember when I went to Solo several years ago, I watched a classical royal dance which shown on Palace Festival. I took many pictures and for this challenge, I found one memorable picture…Hanoman or Hanuman. In Javanese and Balinese versions, Hanoman is depicted like the real white monkey, and this movement was interesting…

(Reflection) : WORK HARD…..OVERWORKED…


Work hard Hard work For money For good living Work hard Hard work Work is your God Work is your final destination Work hard Hard work Sometimes you do not sleep Till you forget how to make fun Work hard Hard work till over worked No rest, no break You’re like robot Till you pop…

(Travel Theme) : STILL / DIAM….


It’s hard to find the best fit for ‘still’, because all pictures are actually still. If it moves, it’s not still, but movie – kidding. Here they are for this week’s theme Still….Sundak Beach, Jogjakarta Sundak Beach part 2 Candi Bima/ Bima temple, the only Indonesian ancient temple which has got Southern Indian architecture….Dieng, Central…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Community / Komunitas


Community? It’s the next more challenges for me. Well, for this week, I’d like to show a tradition in Semarang, Central Java for welcoming fasting month. It’s called Dugderan, and at the time I had a chance to document people dressed up in accordance to their community and showed their wonderful costumes. I love to…