Childhood. Rewind. [1]

Inside every adult there’s still a child that lingers – Guy Laliberte

The (private) tour guide said, “The next place we’re going to visit is the one and only museum that will bring you directly to your childhood”. I was just thinking.. what?? another museum?? I thought that my facial expressions and my negative comments on  our previous visits to several museums have already enough to explain how I don’t really like them. Unorganized, spooky, boring, lack of information, … you name it. “Hahaha…you will love this museum. For sure. Satisfaction guaranteed”. Dang! The guide even teased me more..

The museum itself is hosted in another building, yet there are no clear signage. I believe, without proper information about this place, the visitors will easily get lost or just wander around without any chance to enter the museum. The only visible sign is this doll and a small poster below it. Aha, Museum Pendidikan dan Mainan Kolong Tangga also known as Museum Kolong Tangga. Let’s see if there’s something that can impress me.

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Sesal karena Sate Rembiga

Rembiga yang bikin penasaran!

Beberapa saat setelah mendarat di Lombok International Airport, satu hal yang menjadi ritual adalah check-in di sosmed. Bukan soal gegayaan, tapi sebagai penanda. Terbukti, beberapa kali fasilitas ini membantu saya mengingat detail perjalanan.
Tiba-tiba…

“Miss, di Lombok ya? Cobain sate Rembiga tuh. Aku yang gak doyan sate aja sampe ngabisin 25 tusuk”

“Mbak, jangan lupa nyicip sate Rembiga. Pokokmen nyicip”

Kedua pesan senada ini membuat kening saya berkerut. Sate? Potongan daging yang ditusuk kemudian dibakar di atas bara api kan? Lalu, apa yang membuat sate ini begitu spesial? ah, paling-paling cuma terkenal macam getuk Magelang.

“Waaaa, Mima lagi di Lombok. Kulineran Sate Rembiga doong..”

Wah, belum selesai saya berpikir, ada lagi racun tentang sate Rembiga yang masuk. Makin berkerutlah kening saya..

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Night at Ranggawarsita Museum with The Puppets

Museum? In the evening? Well, like…seriously joking? For me, visiting museums has always created a strange excitement. I’m crazy about history, yet, museums, uhm, especially the buildings, give me goosebumps. Spooky. Then, I got this invitation to an event entitled Dolan Museum #1 : Malam bersama Wayang (Visit Museum : An evening with puppets) which was held by Ranggawarsita Museum. Hm… I just had a thought, it must be exciting..there must be many people, then why not? Then from the title, it was clear that the purpose of the event was to introduce various kinds of wayang to the participants.

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The One and Only Heritage Boutique Hotel : The Sidji

Most people visit Pekalongan to taste the traditional food, Nasi Megono, or to buy its various kinds of Batik. Others just pass through the city to go to other cities by trains, buses, or cars. Yes, Pekalongan is famous for its food and batik and as a city in the north part of Central Java, yet actually, there are many heritage buildings which are interesting to be explored. One of those is The Sidji Hotel.

Having the tagline as “Heritage Boutique Hotel”, The Sidji Hotel is located at Jl Cipto Mangunkusumo no. 66, Pekalongan. It has unique main building that nobody can neglect. The main building, built in 1918, was the house of a Chinese couple, H

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