Perforrmance of Tradition Cultures in Tawangmangu

     Recently, there were  two events we had followed:  a district of Tawangmangu state, colaboration with 'BagasMata' Social Institution held Performance of Tradition Culture in Pasar Wisata Tawangmangu' (Tourism Market of Tawangmangu) on date, October, 13-14, 2012 It's sponsored by Smartfrent They presented dancing, singing,  humor drama tradition(ketoprak humor), costum and manners of tradition ceremonials as like 'clean Village' on stage. There were a crowded people saw this celebration. At June, 30 2013 a district of Tawangmangu state, colaboration of Balekambang Park held 'Reog Parade'. Many people looked at this event.(thank to Mr. Widodo and friends in District Tawangmangu state for these photos)
1. Some Photos of Performance of Tradition Cultures in front of Tourism Market at Oct, 13-14, 2012.



 2. Reog Parade at, June, 30, 2013













Tourist Infromation Part 4

Religions : Islam, Catholic, Christian and Buddhism in Tawangmangu
House of Worships and Schools


a. Islam (Mosque)
     Argomejono Mosque was first mosque that had been built at 26 Desember 1939 by Sorodimejo (Mr. H.M Mulyadi Joyomartono's father, a Social Minister, President Soekarno era). It had 'Bedug' (it's made of wood and dry skin of cow for sound to call 'sholat). Beside some schools from state, there were Islamic Schools , for Yunior High School, Madrasah Iftidaiyah (for elementary school), Amal Mulya School, Al Irsyad School, Taruna Robbani School and some kindergartens).
      A Place of This mosque is in Karangkulon near Amal Mulya Yunior High School (one of Islamic Schools).

b. Catholic Church
     Firstly, this building was garage. Catholic Church, Santa Maria, was built by Mr. Kieber, SJ in 1967. It has a Meeting Room for 100 up to 150 communities. Beside a church there are two houses for 60 persons who stay for a while. Catholic communities has a monastery of Nun and Kindergaten School. A Location of  Church is in Banjarsari near River Hill Hotel in Tawangmangu



c.Christian Java Church
 A Christian Java Church was built by Christian communities in 1957. There was a priest of Christian Java Church Mr. Domene Van Ik held first  Baptism at 13 Desember 1936 in Matesih in Karanganyar Regent. Location of a church in Nano, near Highway of Tawangmangu District.





d. Teology College
     There is beautiful large park which has a large building for school and boarding house. A Bible School of Christian, Teology College was built by Mr. Rev.Dal and Mrs.Dorothy Walker. Sekolah Tinggi Teologi or Teology College   held high level Education Strata one (4 years). They has also held far distance education programme. 3000 students has graduated from Indonesia and abroad. They has society programme as in, Reforestation or greening on the hill. A Location of this place is near Balekambang Park (Tourism Place).

e. Vihara (a place of Worship for Buddhists)
     Vihara Lawu was built in 1993 by The Communities of Buddhists. Location of Vihara Lawu in Dlingo village, Gondosuli, Tawangmangu near a beautiful garden of Garlich and other vegetables on the hill. We can see a beautiful landscape before going to go to Sarangan Lake (East Java).

Tourist Information Part 3

"Not more than 500-750 visitors in certain days climbed Lawu Montain", said one of the members of Anak Lawu, a group of Lawu Guide. Tawangmangu town is located 42 kms east of city of Solo, Central Java, Indonesia. Peak MT Lawu has altitude of 3265 mals with air temperature at night 4 C up to 5 C in the morning. Lane ascent has five shelters (posts) which can used to take a rest with the distance 4-5 hours.  The place which name is Argodalem we find relics of Brawijaya, the King of Majapahit, The Hindu Kingdom Latest of Greatest in Java Island.
       The beautiful natural park around us, we can enjoy them. Hortus Medicus is Jamu research Hospital ( a kind of Clinic Herbal), belongs to Departement of Health of Indonesia  with beautiful garden, it is called  'Jamu Health Tourism'. On Desember 2012, 1947 patients came to there. Camping resort and Sekipan forest for camp( It can be built tents in their parks)There are some National and International Hotels and Villas in cheap. They present from a humble or luxurious buildings, but clean rooms, suitable with our need, as like bathroom a tradition of Indonesia (water in box by taking water with a little bucket), or bathtub can be found. According to my friends Mr. Candra H, a staf and a giude of Komajaya Komaratih hotel and Mr. Joko Suyono (a guide),tourists ever came to Tawangmangu as in, Dutch, Ireland,France, England, Italia, USA and Canada.etc. They like to take a vacation by going for tracking or hiking on path around on the hills from Sukuh Temple to Tawangmangu Town, a green bridge hill Ngargoyoso district to Tawangmangu district.(special thanks to BPTO and 'Anak Lawu' tend to the discriptions and Komajaya Komaratih Hotel for these photos.(to be continued).





Memainset Out Bond Edukatif (Garden Party)

Berkunjung ke BPTO
ke Taman Balekambang
       Pertama kali diperkenalkan kata 'bermain', untuk melengkapi 'Rumah belajar' yang akan kami setting di Perpustakaan Edelweis, kemudian teman mengusulkan nama Garden Party ketika kami diperkenalkan Rumah Belajar atau 'home schooling' oleh Cocacola Foundation Indonesia. Kami mengembangkannya menjadi Out Bond Educative,  lebih memiliki tujuan. Umumnya peserta adik-adik tingkat Sekolah Dasar dan SMP. Belum ada koordinasi yang maksimal selama kami mengadakan Out Bond Edukative Garden Party, lebih bertujuan bersenang atau having fun dengan adik-adik setelah mengikuti jadwal padat di sekolah mereka atau sehabis ujian merefresh sejenak ruang penat mereka untuk sekedar menghibur diri keluar area sekaligus mengunjung tempat-tempat wisata di daerah kami, manfaat lain adalah lebih mencintai daerah sendiri. Sebagai pengelola, membagi jadwal out bond tidak semudah menyusun jadwal belajar untuk adik-adik. Karena Perpustakaan bukanlah milik sekolah formal, namun alhmdlah kegiatan tersebut masih bisa berjalan (namun baru-baru ini vakum untuk sementara waktu). Masalah yang dihadapi khususnya dalam mengadakan Out Bond tersebut adalah pendanaan, sementara ini kami masih memakai sistem ramai-ramai bersama adik-adik (kadang dengan sukarela saya dan teman merogoh kocek agar outbond bisa berjalan).
      Saya mengadakan survey sebelum berkunjung ke  area seperti ketika akan berkunjung ke Candi Cetho. Semula saya ingin membatalkan kunjungan tersebut mengingat cuaca musim hujan. namun adik-adik bersikeras untuk datang kesana. Dari Tawangmangu kami naik bus menuju Karangpandan, sampai di sana, kami mencari bus mini yang menampung adik-adik (waktu itu berjumlah 12 anak), ternyata bapak sopir yang baik hati itu mau menunggu bahkan mencarikan lokasi tempat petik daun teh (salah satu program bidang study selain mengunjungi Candi Cetho adalah adik-adik diajarkan "cara Petik Teh'). Padahal waktu itu hujan rintik-rintik. Setelah selesai kami pulang. Aduh, adik-adik pada masuk angin dan muntah-muntah, kami sampai bingung mencari kendaraan untuk mengantar mereka pulang. Setelah minum teh hangat dan nasi soto kamipun berpisah satu per satu.
     Lain halnya ketika mengadakan Garden Party di Sungai Samin, tepatnya di GriyoKulo (sekarang bernama griyo Tawang). Jumlah peserta cukup banyak pada waktu itu sekitar 50 peserta bahkan ada adik yang mengajak embah mereka. Mula-mula kami memberi tahukan tentang fungsi Bendungan, kemudian kami beramai-ramai membuat bedungan, Setelah selesai berenang, kami makan ketela godog dan ketela goreng di tampah (piring besar terbuat dari bambu), dan minum air sere hangat dan jahe hangat, acara terakhir adalah bernyanyi dan main tebak-tebakkan (sayangnya waktu itu tidak sempat berfoto bersama adik-adik).
     Outbond Garden Party terakhir dengan mengunjungi BPTO (Badan Penelitian Tanaman Obat) di Kalisoro. Kami diberi kesempatan untuk melihat film ketika presiden RI bapak SBY berkunjung ke BPTO, terdengar beliau berdialog dalam bahasa Jawa dengan seorang staf BPTO,"Iki tanaman opo?"." Sawo Jepang Pak". Terlihat sawo Jepang ukurannya lebih kecil dari sawo biasa. Kalau tidak salah ada sekitar 925 species tumbuhan obat-obat yang tersebar di seluruh Indonesia (maaf kalau salah), adik-adik nampak asyik dan melihat dengan seksama, namun ada juga yang tidak sabar ingin lekas-lekas berenang ke Taman Balekambang. berenang merupakan salah satu program kami kebetulan di daerah kami daerah wisata terdapat beberapa kolam renang. Wah  kalau sudah di air sampai lupa waktu.

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