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.
Like any other big cities in Indonesia, Semarang is also a melting pot. A lot of cultures, including religions, inside. When my husband, daughter and I had a holiday there recently, we visited some religion sites. They are masjid (mosque), gereja (church), klenteng (Shenism temple), and other religion places. This is a brief, rush note of that journey.