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ancient_traveler Says: The most famous place of interest of Cirebon is about five kilometres north of the city, at the shore. It's the Astana Gunung Jati, the grave of Gunung Jati. Every 35 days, on Thursday Kliwon of the Jawanese calendar, as well as Muhammad's birthday, this grave hill is being...
ancient_traveler Says: Actually, Nasi Jamblang is ordinary rice with variety of side dishes. What makes it unique is the rice is covered by teak leaves. Another thing that makes it unique is the side dishes are all served on the table. There are about 20 side dishes. Each of them are put in a tin...
ancient_traveler Says: For breakfast or lunch.The ingredients of Docang are: lontong (rice cake boiled in a cylinder-shaped packet of banana leaves), chopped steamed cassava leaves, bean sprout (poured by boiling water and then drained), raw grated young coconut, gravyThe raw grated young coconut,...
Becak is similar to rickshaw. You hop on the 'wheeled chair' and the driver will cycle the becak around for you. It cost you from Rp 5000 to Rp 20 000 (depend on your first offering to the becak driver, well you can negotiate the price as they are no official price for becak)
Written Nov 2, 2008
ancient_traveler Says: The most famous place of interest of Cirebon is about five kilometres north of the city, at the shore. It's the Astana Gunung Jati, the grave of Gunung Jati. Sunan Gunung Jati is a 16th-century ruler of Cirebon and one of the mine legendary wali who helped to propagate Islam...
I was advised by the Magna Restaurant owner not to go there. I forgot the name. There will be many people and children that will crowd around you and pulling you to give them money. The problem is when you start giving, many will come. But if you don't, they will be angry with you and perhaps insult you in their language. I knew I was being insulted by some guys that came up the bus and beg for money in Jakarta.
Unique Suggestions: Have bodyguards.
Written Feb 7, 2006
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The city weather is hot and humid. Wear cotton clothes. You do not need long sleeves shirt, instead a T-shirt and knee-long trousers are comfortable. Some places like mosques (masjid) and temples require polite dress such as long trousers/skirts. Hot pants/mini skirts will attract people attention and might be considered impolite.
Written Nov 2, 2008
The three neighboring cities of Balongan, Cirebon and Indramayu are known for their fishing. If you can manage it when the boats are beached, wonder around and look at the boats, their colorful paint jobs and their fresh catch drying in the sun.
Written Jan 6, 2006