Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

Javanese Archery Competition (Lomba Jemparingan Mataraman) – 11 February 2018

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS EVENT?

AWESOME COMPETITION
The event combined with local traditional archery & sport.
Involving local archers.

UNIQUE ARCHERY
You gonna see unique archery methode.
The archer will sitting on the ground.

ONCE A YEAR EVENT
It held one time in a year.
A must see event.

VERY CHEAP
The festival is not cheap.
But, it’s free.

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*) Photo source: visitingjogja.com

DESCRIPTION:

Java Classical archery competition founded by local archer community and Pakualaman palace to celebrate Pakualaman anniversary. It supported by Yogyakarta tourism board. 

*) Photo source: goodnewsfromindonesia.id

WHEN THE EVENT START?

HELD ON:
11 February 2018

TIME:
8.00  AM – 3.00 PM.

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*) Photo source: yogyakarta.panduanwisata.id

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Kridosono Sport hall, Yogyakarta.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE SITE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

You can use Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,500. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja.  Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Bethesda hospital shelter (Halte Sudirman).
Then, please take Route 4B – Stop in SMPN 5 halte/shelter.
From Tugu Railway Station :
Just take a walk.
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 4B – Stop in SMPN 5 halte/shelter.
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2B – Stop in SMPN 5 shelter (halte Malioboro)

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

Foreigner join on the competition:

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*) Photo source: tribunjogja.com

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are so many local/simple/traditional cafe.

*) For foreigner i recommend: Don’t drink with ice cube in any restaurant or street food in Indonesia, because indonesian ice cube made from not boiled water. It contain bacteria (E. Coli) that can makes stomach problem or diarrhea. Indonesian intestine become immune (adapted) to this bacteria, but not for foreigner (american and european especially).

RESTROOM/TOILET:
There are some restroom and toilet.
*) Better you bring your own tissue

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*) Photo source: antarafoto.com

WATCH THE ARCHERY COMPETITION ON THE VIDEO:

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