Along with the waves, the twilight reflections on the sea surface is widening and rising. As if in response to this, the sea breeze caress our face. Good morning from Pekalongan’s marine tourism! Located 4 kilometers from downtown Pekalongan, Pekalongan Marine Tourism becomes the perfect place to relax for a moment. Since its inauguration on…
Steam wafts in the air as the spicy soup got poured into a bowl. The savory aroma of this dark reddish-brown soup will greet you as you set foot in a Tauto stall in Pekalongan. Tauto is one of Pekalongan specialties. A dash of tauco—or fermented soybean, gives Tauto its unique flavor. Tauco makes a…
Old houses with chipped and peeled-off paints are facing one another. Centuries-old gates and windows stand erect, challenging time. Let’s get nostalgic, so they whisper. Entering the Blimbing Road area, which meanders around Pekalongan River, the atmosphere is quiet and still. It is like being pulled back to the past when the street was still…
Coastal batik, or batik pesisir. That’s how people call it. Characterized by its cheerful and striking colors, coastal batik is different from batik from Jogja or Solo–generally dominated by dark colors, like brown and black. Located on the coast of Java, Pekalongan–once a bustling port and trading town–enabled intense interaction between migrants, foreign traders, and…
The expanse of the tea plantation and the mountain breeze provides a wonderful welcome. The fresh scent of tea is wafting in the air. Welcome to Pagilaran tea paradise, about 1.5-hour drive from Pekalongan. On the slopes of Mount Kemulan, lies a tea plantation of 1,111 hectares. And it’s not just another tea plantation. This…