Browsing Category 'Culture'


  • Mengenal Tongkonan, Rumah Adat Toraja


    Bicara soal Toraja, salah satu hal yang paling khas disana bagi saya ga lain adalah rumah adatnya. Selama perjalanan disana naik mobil, kanan kiri pasti melewati rumah tradisional Toraja yang lebih dikenal dengan sebutan rumah Tongkonan. Disini saya mau cerita tentang beberapa tempat yang bisa di datangi di Toraja untuk melihat rumah adatnya lebih dekat.   Ke’te Kesu Jadi ceritanya […]


  • Wisata Kubur Batu di Tana Toraja: Lemo dan Londa


    Tana Toraja pasti sudah tidak terdengar asing di telinga kita. Kabupaten yang terletak di Sulawesi Selatan ini memang terkenal karena budaya unik dan otentik yang masih dipertahankan. Lokasinya pun lumayan jauh, sekitar 7-8 jam perjalanan dari Makassar. Saat tiba di Toraja saya baru paham bahwa ternyata Tana Toraja terbagi ke dalam dua kabupaten, yakni Tana Toraja (bagian selatan) dengan pusat […]


  • Culture,Local Experience,South Korea / December 28, 2015

    Living with a Korean Family in Incheon, South Korea


    During my participation in Jakarta Sister City program in Seoul, South Korea, we—as participants—were lucky enough to had the chance to live with a local host family in Incheon, South Korea. This kind of local experience can make your travels more valuable than just becoming a tourist, as you can really learn the local culture directly, exchange authentic stories, and learn […]


  • Culture,Czech Republic / December 2, 2015

    SAKA UGM Juara Umum Festival Folklore di Praha, Ceko


      Sanggar Kesenian Aceh (SAKA) UGM berhasil membawa pulang dua penghargaan dalam kompetisi XXII International Art Festival Prague Stars di Praha, Republik Ceko, yakni “1st Place Grand Prix Winner, Highest Valuable Prize for Folklore Category” dan “Best Art Director” pada, 4 November 2015. Ketua delegasi SAKA UGM, Aulia Jasmine mengatakan pada kompetisi ini SAKA UGM […]


  • Culture,Local Experience,Thailand / November 27, 2015

    Living Like a Local Student in Ubon Ratchathani


    Ubon Ratchathani, a city located in Northern Thailand has a regional university known as Ubon Ratchathani University. The university was the host of UBU ASEAN Festival 2015 program I got to participate.  Ubon Ratchathani University is actually located very near to the border of Laos and Cambodia. It’s even very near to Vietnam. Even so, A few tourists travel through Ubon […]


  • Culture,Local Experience,Thailand / November 26, 2015

    Embracing Culture: UBU ASEAN Festival 2015


    In November, I was chosen by my university to be an Indonesian delegate in an annual ASEAN Festival held by Ubon Ratchathani University, along with my partner Doni in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.  At first I was like – Ubon Ratchathani – let me check where that exactly on Google. I’ve heard of Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang […]


  • Culture,United States / December 26, 2014

    Christmas in New York


    If there’s one time that you’d want to come to New York, it’s definitely during christmas time (well, despite the cold temperature that took me as a prisoner). While a lot of concerns in the city was fun, you’d better go to 30 Rock Street to enjoy the best of christmas attractions. During my visit, the crowd of people was also […]


  • Culture,Malaysia / June 29, 2014

    Sabah International Folklore Festival 2014 (Part II)


    (continued from Part I) Day 5 – Tour to Mount Kinabalu June 11th 2014 For today’s Sabah tour, the committee gaves us the option whether we want to go to the mountain nor Islands (the beaches). We choose going the mountain, simply because we think we’ve had enough beaches in Yogyakarta. Also who wouldn’t be interested in […]


  • Culture,Malaysia / June 28, 2014

    Sabah International Folklore Festival 2014 (Part I)


    Sanggar Kesenian Aceh (SAKA) UGM was honored to represent Indonesia in the 9th Sabah International Folklore Festival (SIFF). SIFF is an annual festival held by the Cultural Board of Sabah that consists of festival, folklore competition and a series of events. It is hosted in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Held from June 7-16th 2014, SIFF 2014 was attended by 11 countries, […]