Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

ALUN-ALUN SELATAN CULTURAL TOURISM FESTIVAL 2015 (31 July – 1 August 2015)

Soultan’s palace park (Alun-alun):

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Walk between two banyan tree with closed eyes (Masangin):

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Traditional dance show (Pentas kesenian):

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Blinking cycle (Sepeda hias):

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Contemporary leather puppet show (WKS):

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HELD ON:
31 July 2015 – 1 August 2015. (Friday – Saturday).

OPEN HOURS:
2.00 P.M – 11.00 P.M (Friday – Saturday)

AGENDA:
 1st Day (Friday): 
Walk with closed eyes between two banyan trees contest. (2 pm – 5 pm).
Traditional dance contest.

2nd Day (Saturday):
Blinking bicycle contest. (6 pm – 9.30 pm).
Traditional dance show.
Contemporary leather puppet show (Wayang Kampung Sebelah) by Ki Jlitheng Suparman as puppeter.

CONTEMPORARY LEATHER PUPPET STORY:
The tales in the contemporary leather puppet originated from social issues/hot topics in society. This art show satire about social problems. Jokes and laughing always present in this show. Sometimes the puppeter dialogue with the audience and makes a jokes. Music and dance make it so colorful and warm.

WHAT IS ALUN-ALUN:
Alun-alun = Soultan’s palace field/park (square) that two banyan trees as center of field/park.
Selatan/Kidul = South. Soultan has two field/park. North and south park/field.

VIDEO:

Blinking fourcycle:

Bob Marley..upss…Bob Marna:

Walk across the gap between the two banyan trees with closed eyes

Myth in Masangin:

LOCATION:
Jalan Alun – Alun Selatan, Yogyakarta, DI Yogyakarta 55133

TICKET:
FREE

HOW GET TO THE LOCATION:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Purawisata halte (halte Purawisata), and then take a walk to ALUN-ALUN SELATAN. Ask to the operator if you still confused.
Operator will glad to give information. :-)

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 AM until 9:30 PM

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There is a strong telecomunication signal for your cell phone.

CAFE:
There are some simple cafe near the site.

MAP:

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