(Saturday Reflection) : Cultural Exchange – Tukar Budaya


Indonesians learn and in many cases adore Japanese cultures Japaneses learn Indonesian cultures as well However, not many Japanese learn Indonesian cultures, not as many as Indonesians love Japanese ones. Why? Japanese has got great marketing and pride as well as their distinctive pop culture. We, Indonesians still follow, not produce yet, particularly in pop…

(Hometown Story) : End year visit to 2 temples


As I mentioned before, I would tell my hometown story not chronologically, but randomly based on my swinging mood everytime I can and not busy enough. By the way, for this edition I’d like to tell about my last day of 2015’s journey with my cousin’s son. I had an appointment for spending my 31 December’s…

Travel Theme : Wajah/Face


It’s been a long time! I haven’t follow this theme. There are many things I have to do during my hiatus in the event. But now I am trying to return and this week’s theme is so exciting! I’ve got many stocks for face and here are some…can you guess who’s behind the mask? Location…

(Explore Tangerang) : KELENTENG BOEN TEK BIO/ BOEN TEK BIO TEMPLE


For this week’s challenge..I just share this part of my Tangerang journey. Yes, I visited the second oldest Chinese temple in Java, Boen Tek Bio. It is in Pasar Lama Tangerang, exactly intersection of Jalan Bhakti and Cilame. Well, it locates inside the wet market, but it’s very crowded by visitors especially Tri Dharma followers….

(Explore Tangerang) : The Legendary Ketchup


Another side of Tangerang Old City is its legendary traditional ketchups or soy sauce. There are still two operating ketchup factories around Old City. One in Pasar Lama and another in Pasar Anyar. One is Kecap Cap Istana (established since 1880s) and SH or Kecap Benteng (since 1920). The first one is produced sparsely and…

(Explore Tangerang) : Enjoying The Asinan


Well, asinan is one of local dish can be found in Jakarta, Tangerang, Bogor and Bekasi. It’s derived from the word asin or salty where it consists of salted solution soaked vegetables or fruits. This is one of my favourite treat for culinary adventures. I found one of the delicious asinan in Pasar Lama Tangerang…

(Explore Tangerang) : Looking For The Rare Fruits (Incidentally)


Hi, this is still part of my Tangerang exploration! In Pasar Lama I found many rare things, and the first thing was rare local fruits. Among oranges, mangoes, dragon fruits, grapes and many more modern or imported ones, I could find some rare fruits I used to have in my childhood…at least some of them…

(Explore Tangerang) : Daily Things in Pasar Lama (Tangerang’s Chinatown)


Happy Youth’s Oath for all Indonesian youth! Yay!!! It’s the moment we all become one nation, one motherland, one national language and until now Indonesia has no problem related to national language while there are more than 500 languages spoken (though some have already been extinct). Well, Indonesia is more than just naturally multiracial nations,…

(Explore Tangerang) : Tehyan Player


One thing I like when visiting Pasar Lama Tangerang (Tangerang Old Market) is three old men who sit down on the pedestrian and playing music. One plays guitar, another plays kecrek and one more plays Tehyan. Tehyan is a two stringed bowed instrument or spike fiddle. It is descendant of Erhu of China which was…

(Explore Tangerang) : My Benteng Heritage Museum Visitation


This is my article about Tangerang, the city I am dwelling right now. It’s part of Banten Province, western of Jakarta. This is place where Jakarta International Airport located, so that’s why when you come to Indonesia or Jakarta, actually you land in Tangerang at first, then you can continue your way wherever you want….

(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Part of Javanese- Wayang Maker


Wayang or puppet show has already been performed even prior to Hinduism arrival to Nusantara, especially Java. Wayang itself from the word bayang or shadow as it’s only performed its shadow than the real one. Wayang has many various forms depend on region and missions. Wayang was also part of Islam mission in Java between 14-16th…