The mixture of Javanese, Arabic and Chinese cultures made Pekalongan a ‘rich’ coastal city; not only in terms of its cultural and coastal batik patterns–but also in its culinary traditions that are rich in flavor. Pekalongan cuisine is not limited to soto tauto and sego megono, although both are among the most popular. The following…
Located on the north coast of Java Sea, Pekalongan is prone to hot weather, especially when the sun shines brightly and dry season hits. During those times, nothing is more fitting than seeking shelter and enjoying the variety of sweet, cold, and fresh ice desserts of Pekalongan. Which one would you like to try? Pink…
“Welcome to Wonokerto Beach!” This sign is a clue that the beach can be reached in just a few kilometers. Wonokerto Beach, which is located in Wiradesa Village, Pekalongan Regency, is only a 30-minute drive from Pekalongan City. Before arriving at the beach, we can already enjoy the view of the fishing village with its…
The yellow-painted old house and its wooden frame exude warmth. Old benches are neatly arranged on the veranda. Wood shutters and vintage doors lent a familiar feeling of nostalgia. In Ridaka’s spacious and humble housing complex, you can sift through shelves upon shelves of Pekalongan’s handicrafts and take some home as gifts or souvenirs. Ridaka…
The sun almost sets above the North Coast of Pekalongan. A row of mangroves on the right and left of the Pekalongan Mangrove Park Tourism Area lined up neatly, keeping the coastline save from abrasion. Pekalongan Mangrove Park Tourism is a 90-hectare area that takes up a former shrimp farms belonging to the local Agriculture,…
“Let’s have some coffee.” Today, the phrase refers not only to the experience of drinking coffee, but also applies to the act of meeting friends, catching up while snacking, working outside the office, or even just relaxing and enjoying the surrounding atmosphere. For coffee (and coffee shop) lovers, here are some coffee spots in Pekalongan…
The morning light sneaks in through the canopies of trees in Soko Kembang Forest. The cries of little gibbon called the Javanese Owa, fill the forest in the early morning. From one branch to another, these gibbons swing joyfully. Down below, shady coffee plants grow naturally. Welcome to Petungkriyono coffee plantation. Soko Kembang forest area…
Some foods are famous for their exceptional taste. Other snacks are popular because of their unique shape. There is also a type of food that became famous because of the legend behind it. The legend behind this unusual-sized serabi (traditional rice pancake) reminds us of honesty.   Kali Beluk certainly sounds unusual for a name…
Photography has always been identified as a hobby that requires plenty of money. Exorbitant camera prices are still topped up with the cost of lenses–not on the cheaper side. This prestige makes photography being associated with the hobby of the elite and the haves. However, you do not take a fortune to capture moments. It…