ARCA DWARAPALA - Singosari
You can't miss the 2 magnificent 3.8m. tall "raksasa" guardian statues when entering the Singosari complex. These are the Buta's or Danawa's, literally the Titans/Giants out of fables and myths. One is partly buried, stands 200 m away where a gate may have stood ...
The legend goes, that when one of the giant Raksasa has vanished into the ground the Ratu Adil (Day of Justice) will come... it is like the Doom's Day or Apocalypse ...
Yes, apples are grown in this part of Java and, to be more precise, they grown in the mountain region of Batu and Malang. Examine to the roadside markets which sell particularly good green, a bit sour apples (the Males Sylvestris).
It's told the first apple tree sprouted decades ago when a Dutchman with a green thumb tried to grow this 4-season plant in a wholly different climate and on different soil too. Situated on a level of 700-800 meter above sea surface, the first trees were doing surprisingly well despite the tropical climate. There was a large difference though between the European apple and its Malang grown sister, which became all too apparent when the first fruits were reaped.
Found an apple, found an apple,
Found it growing on a tree.
Now I'll pick it and I'll share it,
Half for you and half for me.