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A WALK IN THE ANCIENT TOWN OF KOTAGEDE

Located right on the east bank of Gajah Wong river, this city is known as the laid witness to the dawn of Mataram Sultanate.  People could still easily find the remnants of the old Kingdom by visiting and exploring this heritage district.  Not to be missed are Makam Hasta Kitha Ageng (Mataram Royal Cemetery), Masjid Agung Kotagede (Great Mosque of Kotagede), Pasar Gede Bird Market or Pasar Legi and Batu Gilang ancient outer city wall site.

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OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Created in 1925 by Gan Thwan Sing, the first scripts were inspired by Chinese folklores and written in Javanese hanacaraka letters.  Gan went to make two great puppet scripts: Sie Jin Kwie Tjeng See (薛仁貴征西 / Xue Ren-Gui Marches West) and Sie Jin Kwie Tjeng Tang (薛仁貴征東 / Xue Ren-Gui Marches East). 

After 47 years of quiet slumber, the second script was performed at the Jogja Gallery last October 6.

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