The Munajat – a Backpacker’s Hotel

Looking for a place to stay in Yogyakarta but don’t want a big fuss? The Munajat is the place for you! Located in the heart of Malioboro and a few minutes away from the Tugu train station, this place may just be the perfect one for you to dive deep right away into the culture of Yogyakarta. The price to stay is highly reasonable, therefore fitting nicely for those who are allocating a small budget for accomodation, and making more time for going out and about to explore the city. So you don’t have to be a backpacker per se to enjoy your stay. But no worries, you will not be sacrificing your comfort at all. Going inside, you’ll be greeted by the coziness of the lobby and the friendly […]

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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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