Blora is a small town in Central Java, which stays quiet even on Sunday. Few months ago, my husband, Kiara and I visited Blora and I felt so hopeless. I thought we would not find something interesting here. If Pramoedya Ananta Toer was not born here and did not write any book about Blora, could we possibly hear about the… More →
This is the main reason I traveled to Blora, Central Java, a few weeks ago. On the Internet, Wana Wisata Goa Terawang looks so beautiful and attractive. Its roof is perforated, so the air circulates well inside. The sun falls directly. That’s why, we called it terawang (transparent).
Until today, some tribes in Indonesia use traditional weapons as tools for hunting, self-defensing, and yes, attacking someone or something. Even more, some people who still believe in superstitious think that traditional weapons are surrounded by mystical power. Take keris for instance.
When I was younger, all I knew about Gegana is a bomb disposal unit. Just like what I saw in the movies. You know, cut the blue or red cable things. So, they must be show up only when there is a suspected bomb somewhere in the city.
This is one of the museums of Indonesian military. It’s located at Jalan Soegijapranata 1, Semarang, right in front of Tugu Muda monument, near Lawang Sewu. The building of Mandala Bhakti Museum was designed by a Dutch architect, I. Kuhr E, around 1930s.