14 December 2012
My second time to Keraton Jogja (The Sultan's Palace), and still amazed. Among all of the regions in Indonesia, Jogjakarta is one of the provinces that still led by a king (Sultan, who is also the governor of Jogjakarta). Turns out there were a lot of things I haven't seen on my first visit.
+ The sultan's furniture and painting collection.
+ Royal family and relatives' old photos with their kain collection (their outfits used to describe their social levels in the monarchy.)
+ Traditional dance and gamelan music they used to perform in front of the king or on royal events.
+ Meet Ayu, the guardian's pet in the Sultan Palace. Her name means beauty in Javanese language. :) + This beautiful Batik-print dress is a present from Alleira Batik. Thanks a lot!
+ with my blogger friend Christina Topacio from NY, at the water castle (Taman Sari Jogjakarta). This wonderful place was a private pool area for the king, queen, and their princesses.
+ A simple ponytail knot.
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