Vintage Knick-knacks at Beringharjo – Part II

So back I went to Malioboro street’s Beringharjo market and in hopes of finding something to show all of you. Boy did I find it. These small treasures are simple but they’re pieces of the past that we can still retain. Vintage casettes. I squealed in happiness and if you’re a music junkie like myself, you would be too. Of course it started to rain and I was walking fast to avoid the drizzles, I caught something in the corner of my eye. The man selling them was under the protection from the rain, he had his old trusty tape player and played Indonesian nostalgia songs. It always surprises and amazes me to find old, vintage stuff that people still keep because they just didn’t want to forget. The man […]

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Vintage Knick-knacks at Beringharjo – Part I

I personally love collecting vintage items, and if I can’t collect them, I love admiring them all the same. So that was my main mission today at the Pasar Beringharjo at the famous, lively street of Malioboro. Managed to come across this lady’s kiosk (who was happily eating her Es Tip Top or ‘Tip Top’ Ice Cream) and everything there was so camera worthy. The Beringharjo Market is a place you wouldn’t want to miss on a visit to Yogyakarta. Built in 1925, the area was full of Banyan trees, hence the word ‘bering’ in its name where in Bahasa Indonesia means the beringin tree. Back then, buildings and areas to fit small businesses were eventually built to a market so that it could bring prosperity to the people. Therefore, […]

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Taman Sari Water Castle

You almost wish you were somewhere else that day. The sun was high that day and as my skin felt the pang of sunshine, I craved badly for water to gush through my throat. But as I went here, I put those complaints at the back of my mind for a while because that jewel of a place is most beautiful under the sun. Taman Sari Water Castle. In 1765, the Sultan Hamengku Buwono I requested the help of a Portuguese architect to build him water gardens, hidden in the Keraton area of Yogyakarta. Tamansari means perfumed garden and the area is over 12,600 acres consisting of pools, a bathing complex and artificial lakes along with a collection of 59 buildings. As I walked around in awe, I almost felt […]

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