Jogja as a tourist destination place is known as the city that never sleep. There are always activities until dawn. There are various venues that are always “life” until midnight, one of them is a coffee shop. Nowadays, there are hundreds of coffee shops scattered in various places, even open a full of 24 hours. These places are being the option for those who want to enjoy the atmosphere of the night.
This evening, on the way to the studio, I took a picture of Plengkung Nirbaya which is located on the south side of the Sultan palace of Yogyakarta. “Plengkung” means gate.
Plengkung Nirbaya is one of the five gates of the fort of Baluwerti which is surrounding the Sultan’s palace of Yogyakarta. Nowadays, plengkung Nirbaya is well-known as Plengkung Gading.
Some says that, the sultan will never pass this gate until one day when he passed away, his body will taken to the tombs of the kings through this gate for the last time.
Talking about Kotagede is as endless. A place which is located in the southeast of Yogyakarta is full of tourist potential worth visiting, including religious tourism. Besides the Grand Mosque Mataram inside the tomb complex of kings and ancestors Sultanate of Mataram, there is one mosque that is located in the village of Silver Trunojayan, Prenggan, Kotagede. With the Middle East-style, the building become the contrast among the tens and even hundreds of Javanese existing buildings in the town.
Ngayogjazz is one of an an annual jazz festival in Indonesia beside Java Jazz. The differences between them such as that the Java Jazz Festival always held in a luxury and exclusive place, but the Ngayogjazz were held in some simple places, usually tourist village in Yogyakarta. This year, it is organized in Brayut, a small village in Sleman, Yogyakarta.
Being strong and tough just like the mountain.