Gabungan Tourism Village:
Learn How to “Membajak Sawah (Paddy Field Plowing)” like locals
Explore the river
Learn How to Batik with the local master
Play the traditional music instrument “karawitan”
Learn how to gardening the salak (snake fruit) with locals and you can also taste the fruit.
Street food hunting
Masangin Games (stands for “Masuk Dua Beringin”): The rule of the game is very simple; we would only need to be blindfolded then walk straight about 20 m from the front of Sasono Hinggil (Javanese words, literally translated as Higher Place/Ground) and pass through between the ringin kurung (two banyan trees planted on the center of the city square). That’s all. But as you come to see, it is not as easy as it seems. Many people have tried to walk straight, but in fact they happened to take the wrong direction, turning their path far from the destination. Certainly, walking with eyes blindfolded is far harder than with eyes open and objects visible. In broader understanding, the game reflects a message that we have to work hard and keep our heart pure to achieve our destination.
Masangin originated from a ritual known as topo bisu (silent asceticism) mubeng beteng (around the fort) on 1 Suro eve, which would be completed by walking pass the ringin kurung. It is believed that the two banyan trees hold a mythical rajah (traditional tattoo) which functions to keep the King’s Palace off any perils. It is also believed that only those having pure hearts and not bearing evil intentions can walk pass the banyan trees. To try the game, we can rent a blindfold for Rp 5,000. Apart from the myth, the game has been the Southern city square’s icon which gives financial benefits for the sellers around the city square.
Tandem bicycles and lighted odong-odong: You can drive around the city square on tandem bicycle, or by renting odong-odong which can accommodate up to six persons. While doing sport by riding on the bicycle or odong-odong, You can also feel another sensation while riding on it cross the crowded street.
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