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Indonesia 2013 : Affair with Film in Semarang

Gasp I just realized that I haven’t shared any vacation pictures from Indonesia. I’m telling you I have more than enough pictures to share and for opening I would like to show you pictures from 1 roll of film that I made while we were in Semarang. They were taken at Gedong Songo Temple and Semarang. I must say I’m beginning to love film more, the colour and the mood…even digital can’t beat those two qualities. Enjoy my pictures and don’t forget to visit Semarang when you are in Indonesia.

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

This was my horse when I went up the mountain. Erm no of course not on my own but with the guide, still it was quite scary for me since the horse was tall and she ran so fast whenever the track went uphill.

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia
Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Semarang old city centre or Little Nederland they call it.

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Gedong Songo Temple & Semarang Indonesia

Taken with Canon EOS5 with various prime lenses.

Indonesia March – May 2012 : Bali Part II

I’m almost going there again and my blog about last travel was not complete yet. Eeek bear with me I’m almost there. So where were we.

One of the most cliche tourist spot in Bali, Kuta Beach. You can avoid it if you don’t like crowded place but if it’s your first time I think you have to go there just to find out why is this one of the most popular beach in Bali.

Nasi Pedas Bu Andika. Jl. Raya Kuta Gg. Kubu no. 120 C (In Front of Supernova Supermarket)
If you don’t like anything super HOT. Don’t go there. The name of the food stall reveals it all. Nasi = Rice, Pedas = Hot, Bu Andika = Mrs. Andika.

Upon arriving you will be greeted with an array of side dishes that you can choose yourself to accompany your rice. It is only fair that every side dishes has it’s own price, thus the more side dishes you choose the more price you need to pay later. And big piece of meat/chicken of course would always be more expensive than a portion of stir fried tofu for example.

My friend Ferli is an avid street photographer. So one late afternoon I decided to follow him and his brother around to Pasar Badung. It is the main market in Denpasar and Bali. I don’t think I would ever be a good street photographer though. Because I was more interested in the food and buying them than photographing things that going on around the market.

When you go to this market. You are either an end customer or a reseller. But even if you are an end customer I bet you would need these girls to carry your shopping around. They will follow you while you make your purchase. And when you finish they would load it into your car. How convinient. But I’m amazed at their ability to carry kilograms of stuff on their heads. Thing that I would never be able to do.

But these bamboo baskets are holding an important role in the market. As you can see they are also used as container for the seller to put their wares.

Eeeeh the tray of eggs on the left looks very risky.

Janur or young coconut leaves is one staple needs of people in Bali. As the majority of the population are Hindu therefore they need this to make their beautiful offerings.

These are one of daily offerings made from janur and colourful flowers.

Young and old are all working in the market.

And how they are so creative in using their motorbike.

Ha probably the whole kiosk was on that motorbike.

My friend and his beautiful family.

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Bali Part I 

Surabaya

Malang

Madura

Gresik

Semarang

Bandung

Jakarta Part I

Indonesia March – May 2012 : Surabaya

My birth city Surabaya, I was there quite long but as I flipped through the photos, there weren’t that many photos I made there with the big camera. I suppose I enjoyed my time too much there that I didn’t care about taking photos. But some that I took I’m sharing with you today. Mostly of food 🙂 Happy midweek!

I stayed at one of my sweetest friend home Mbak R. She is a known name for homebaked goods especially for this klappertaart. Check her drool worthy website here. And yes I’m not biased, this was the best klappy I ever tasted, ever! Not too sweet and filling, good balance of tartiness and sweetnes and the texture from the young coconut meat, raisins and almond made it a pleasant experience for your palate.

And eh, in front of her house I found what I believe the Surabaya version of Whitty?

One of my fave dish of Surabaya, tahu campur.

There are many dishes from Surabaya that are made from petis (fish paste) and this one is no exception, tahu campur (literally means mixed tofu). Egg noodle, tofu, lento (fried cassava fritter), salad leaves, beef brisket with savoury petis based soup, topped with krupuk. Divine!

We also went to the Padangnese restaurant. Now the way of eating in this restaurant is different than the other. First the waiter will bring you many plates of side dishes but afraid not, you don’t have to finish everything. The rule is when you take one plate of side dish then you have to pay for them.

See the waiter with his hands full of dishes.

Shopping malls in Indonesia are crazy. Some open until 2am in the weekend just to proof it we went there and it was still packed with mall goers. Wondering when will that ever happen here in Holland?

And as any other bizzare things in Indonesia, found this guy just laying down relaxed on top of a moving vehicle.

For Mbak R daughter’s birthday, we celebrated at this cozy traditional restaurant, Dewa Ndaru.

Must say that I was addicted to the morning glory tempura style on the left. It was crunchy with sweet savoury sauce. So much I loved that dish that I actually forgotten what the rest was. @_@

The birthday cake that I helped making with Mbak R’s sister. Yes it would be a waste if you stayed with one top cake maker if you didn’t learn a thing or two.

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Malang
Madura

Gresik

Semarang

Bandung

Jakarta Part I