Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

Jemparingan Mataraman (18 June 2019) – A Yogyakarta Traditional Archery

JEMPARINGAN MATARAMAN

– All Details to Know About Jemparingan Mataraman –

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT JEMPARINGAN MATARAMAN  EVENT?

AWESOME EXERCISE
The exercise combined with local traditional archery & sport.
Involving local archers from young to old.

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

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

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*) Photo source: antarafoto.com

WHAT IS JEMPARINGAN MATARAMAN?

DESCRIPTION:

Jemparingan Mataraman is Java Classical archery founded by Sultan’s soldiers archer community in aim to protect the Sultanate from the enemies. Today anyone can learn how to use it and as hobbies too. 

*) Photo source: goodnewsfromindonesia.id

WHEN JEMPARINGAN PAKUALAMAN HELD?

HELD ON:
18 June 2019

TIME:
3.00  PM – 5.00 PM.

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*) Photo source: yogyakarta.panduanwisata.id

WHERE IS JEMPARINGAN PAKUALAMAN HELD?

LOCATION:
Kemandungan Kidul, Alun-alun Selatan, Yogyakarta.

MAP OF JEMPARINGAN PAKUALAMAN:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,500. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to MT Haryono shelter (halte MT Haryono) and then take a walk to Bangsal Kemandungan. Ask to the operator if you still confused.
Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in MT Haryono 2 Shelter (MT Haryono 2 halte)
Then, please take a walk to the Bangsal Kemandungan
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Patehan Kidul 1 (Patehan Kidul 1 halte)
Then, please take a walk to the Bangsal Kemandungan
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in MT Haryono 2 Shelter (MT Haryono 2 halte)
then please take a walk to the Bangsal Kemandungan
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 8 – Stop in MT Haryono 2 Shelter (MT Haryono 2 halte)
Then, please take a walk to the Bangsal Kemandungan

From Prawirotaman Backpacker street:
please take a walk to the Alun-alun selatan
From Sosrowijayan Backpacker street:
please take Route 3A – Stop in Patehan Kidul 1 (Patehan Kidul 1 halte)
Then, please take a walk to the Bangsal Kemandungan

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

**) You can take an online motorcyle taxi such as Grab-bike or Go-jek for easy and reasonable price.

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

WATCH THE ARCHERY COMPETITION ON VIDEO:

*) This archery activity different than other. It’s so old school and archer should be sitting on the ground while finding target. You should try this unique archery and feel the sensation.

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