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Street musician playing an Angklung - Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

The Angklung is a traditional musical instrument developed in the Sundanese community in the western part of Java Island.­

The instrument is made of multiple paires of bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame.­ The tubes are carved to have a resonant pitch when struck and are tuned to octaves.­

For more information about the Angklung, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Angklung

Jogja (Indonesia) 102 photos

Photos taken in Yogyakarta, commonly known as Jogja (Indonesia)

Most public transportation in the center of the city is done with cycle rickshaws and horse carriages.­ Locals seem to be very attached to those traditional (and environment friendly) modes of transportation.­

Private transportation is mostly by motorcycle, like in the rest of Indonesia.­ There is no legal limit to the number of passengers per motorbike, but you rarely see more than 5 people on a bike.­

Jogja was the starting point of my 2-month motorcycle trip around Indonesia (Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores Islands).­ This is here that I rented a motorcycle (a Honda Supra 125cc semi-auto for $65 a month).­ But before hitting the road, I spent a week in Jogja, a lively city that has a very unique atmosphere and a lot of traditions.­

For more information about this city, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Yogyakarta

Indonesia 266 photos

Photos taken in Indonesia.­

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