The main ingredient of Gudeg is young unripe jackfruit, known locally as gori. In the process, the shredded young jackfruits are boiled with palm sugar and coconut milk over low heat for several hours. It tastes best when cooked in an earthen pot over a wooden or charcoal fire. Garlic, shallot, candlenut, coriander seed, galangal, bay leaves, then teak leaves are added to the mix which gives the reddish brown color to the dish. Dominated by the sweet taste, Gudeg is, therefore, often described as the "young jack fruit sweet stew".
A visit to the dramatic island of Bali will not be complete without watching some of the most captivating traditional performances the island has to offer. Aside from Barong and Janger Dances, another dazzling performance you definitely don’t want to miss is the traditional Kecak Dance, one of Balinese artistic masterpieces in the form of a dance and musical drama.
Toerisme op Lombok en de tropische "Gili-eilanden" (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air en Gili Meno) komt weer op gang. De wederopbouw van de eilanden, die in augustus getroffen zijn door twee aardbevingen, verloopt goed: de infrastructuur op Lombok is (op enkele uitzonderingen in het noorden en oosten van het eiland na) weer volledig functioneel. De openbare veerdienst tussen Bali en Lombok is sinds medio augustus alweer operationeel en de speedboten vanaf Bali varen vanaf begin september weer. De internationale luchthaven Lombok is open en functioneert met een passagiersvolume van ongeveer 10.000 mensen per dag weer normaal.
The sound of gamelan (traditional Javanese orchestra) music signaled something was about to begin and people started to crowd around the stage. At 8 p.m. on Monday, the 2018 International Panji Festival (FPI) opened at Krida Budaya Park in Malang, East Java.
Some 300 participants joined the Solo Batik Carnival in Surakarta, Central Java, on Saturday.
The carnival was filled with creativity as shown through each featured costume, with batik as the main material mixed with recycled clothing designed and made by the participants. After a fashion show in the Sriwedari stadium, they formed a 4-kilometer procession to Vastenburg Fort.