Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

The Zebra Dove (Perkutut) Singing Contest (7 July 2019)

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS EVENT?

ONCE A YEAR EVENT
This unique event was attended by hundreds of visitors & enthusiast from all over Yogyakarta.

AWESOME CULTURAL EVENT
You gonna see awesome cultural & local event.

UNIQUE CONTEST
You gonna see the most unique contest.
You also will see so many kind of birds.

THE EVENT THAT SUPPORTED BY TWO PALACE IN YOGYAKARTA
This event & tradition supported by two Palace in Yogyakarta.
Pakualaman palace & Kasultanan Yogyakarta.

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DESCRIPTION:

HB Cup and PA Cup Bird Singing Contest performed by the Yogyakarta Royal Palace, Yogyakarta Tourism Board and Indonesian Bird Conservation Yogyakarta branch. This unique contest attended by hundreds of visitors & bird enthusiast from all over Yogyakarta.

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*) Photo source: JIBI/SOLOPOS/Dwi Prasetya

**) This unique culture attended by hundreds old people in the past time. But, today it grow and spread around Yogyakarta and involving the  young people. That’s why so many yogyakarta people has a bird in the cage. It become a good business if their bird become a winner because the price of their bird lift up rapidly. Sometime the price as same as a car price.

WHEN?

HELD ON:
7th July  2019.

OPEN HOURS:
8.00 A.M – Drop

AGENDA:
HB & PA Palace’s Bird Singing Contest
Judging the quality of singing
The winner announcement

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*) Photo source: KRjogja

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Alun-alun Selatan park.

MAP:

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 museum. 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 Alun-alun Selatan
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Patehan Kidul 1 (Patehan Kidul 1 halte)
Then, please take a walk to the Alun-alun Selatan
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 Alun-alun Selatan
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 Alun-alun Selatan

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 Alun-alun Selatan

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

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

THE WINNERS

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*) Photo source: Jogja Wisata TV

*) Don’t think the bird suffering inside of little cage. If the bird suffering, they will got stress, didn’t singing, sick and die. This bird has special treatment everyday. Special menu such as larva of ant, apple, an egg until a special vitamin believe that can make singing better (louder and longer). The owner also had give special treatment everyday such as taking a shower, to dry it under the sunlight, to mate them when season comes.

WATCH THE ZEBRA DOVE (PERKUTUT) SINGING CONTEST ON VIDEO:

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