Besides being known as the City of Batik, Pekalongan is also known as the City of Santri (Muslim scholars). With the majority of its population being Muslim, several religious traditions are still preserved in this city. One of them is Syawalan celebration. In Pekalongan, Eid, as the biggest holiday of Muslims are commemorated not only…
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…