The sweetness was immediately replaced by the spicy kick that took over after the first bite. Yes, Botok Setan’s faint spiciness on its first mouthful is known to have a shocking effect, as well as making us addicted to it. A sweet taste that ends in such spiciness. Herein, lies the pleasure of enjoying a…
As a coastal city, Pekalongan has several beaches that are suitable to be visited during sunset. Pasir Kencana Beach, which is only 4 km from downtown Pekalongan, could be an option. From the entrance gate, visitors will be welcomed by a fish statue–an icon of Pasir Kencana Beach–surrounded by a stretch of pine trees. Usually,…
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…