Yogyakarta, where UAD is located, is a city with enormous attraction. Known as a culture as well as student city, Yogyakarta is a good reason to go to enhance knowledge, skills, and experience. Here is some facst on Yogyakarta.
3,457,491 (390,207 for Yogyakarta City)
Tropical climate with constant temperature around 220C-300C
People of Yogyakarta are very friendly, tolerant, helpful, and open-minded
Harmony-in-life and full of togetherness and friendship
Since Yogyakarta is the educational city living cost is much more cheaper than other regions in Indonesia. The enjoyable and reasonably cheap living cost only about $100 to $200 per month (normal expence) that may cover accomodation, food, transfortation, and other necessary expenses, such as entertaiment, books, and other materials (for students).
Plane, Train, Trans Jogja, Taxi, Becak, Andong, Bicycle
Cultural and Art Center
Yogyakarta is known as Kota Seniman and Kota Budaya (City of Culture and Art). Yogyakarta is the miniature of Indonesia (multicultural city). Various culture and subculture develop well based on entity, group, and or even belief in harmony. This place is also the place where arts can be developed very fast and many artist produce and develop their big work.
Yogyakarta is known as Kota Pelajar (Student City. It has 130 higher educations , 6205 schools/from kindergarden to senior high shool). There are many opportunities and facilities provided for national or international students to study and develop their capabilities and mind here.
- Tugu Jogja
- Candi Prambanan (Prambanan Temple)
- Candi Borobudur (Borobudur Temple)
- Masjid Selo
- Watu Gilang and Watu Gatheng
- Candi Prabu Ratu Boko (Prabu Ratu Boko Temple)
- Candi Kalasan (Kalasan Temple)
- Candi Sari (Sari Temple)
- Candi Sambi Sari (Sambi Sari Temple)
- Candi Ijo (Ijo Temple)
- Candi Gebang (Gebang Temple)
- Candi Banyu Nibo (Banyu Nibo Temple)
- Candi Kedulan (Kedulan Temple)
- Candi Sewu (Sewu Temple)
- Alun-alun Selatan
- Sumur Gumuling
- Kampung Wisata Dipowinatan
- Kraton Yogyakarta Hadiningrat (Sultan Palace)
- Puro Pakualaman
- Taman Sari
- Makam Kota Gede
- Candi Sojiwan
- Pesanggrahan Gua Siluman
- Candi Tara
- Masjid Gede
Culture and Tradition
Ceremony of Yogyakarta Wedding Tradition (Midadareni, Ngerik, Siraman, Nyantri, Tarub), Sekaten, Grebeg, Maulud, Grebeg Syawal, Grebeg Besar, Numplak Wajik Ceremony, Labuhan Custom Tradition (Kagungan Dalem), Siraman Kraton, Nguras Kong (Enceh) Ceremony, Rabu Pungkasan Wonokromo Pleret Ceremony, Saparan Wonolelo Ceremony, Saparan Gamping (Bekakak) Ceremony, Saparan Kalibuka Ceremony, Surat Demang Ceremony, Labuhan Merapi Ceremony, Tulung Wulung Ceremony, Pehcun, Baritan Ceremony, Rejeban Jatimulyo Ceremony, Nampi Peredan (Puro Pakualaman) Ceremony.
Art and Craft
Pantai Parangtritis, Pantai Glagah, Pantai Kukup, Pantai Wediombo, Pantai Siung, Pantai Sadranan, Puncak Merapi, Rafting at Sungai Progo Bawah, Sri Gethuk Waterfall, Banyu Sumilir, Goa Cerme, Goa Pindul, Kali Biru, Pantai Ngrenehan, Pantai Kwaru, Pantai Sadeng.
Culinary tourism consist of traditional culinary, local culinary, national culinary, international culinary, vendors culinary, such as various Gudeg, Gado-gado, Lotek, Sate, Bakmi, Sop, Nasi Goreng, Soto, Sate Klathak, Bakmi Pentil, Wedang Secang, Wedang Ronde, Roti Kolomben, Kue Moto Kebo, Kue Yangko, Kue Kipo (Iki Opo), Bakpia, Jaddah tempe, Kripik Belut, Kripik Paru, Bebek Geprek, Oseng Mercon, Mangut Lele,etc.
Entertainment and Recreation
Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Jogja Java Carnival, Ramayana Ballet, Purawisata, Pasar Satwa dan Taman Hias Yogyakarta (PASTY), Gembira Loka, Art Performace, Art Exhibition, Street Performance, Pesta Boneka.
Malioboro, Pasar Beringharjo, Mirota Batik, Kasongan, Pasar Klithikan, Bursa Argo Jogja
Regional Public Hospitals
PKU Muhammadiyah (Since UAD is part of Muhammadiyah Islamic Organisation, you will have discount on hospital bills)
Having international health insurance is a must for international students. However, if you do not have you have to register at least one week after arriving in Yogyakarta.
These are some of insurances in Jogjakarta.
Please make sure that the hospitals around your home is provided by those insurances.
Find more information here
If you rent a house you have to pay jimpitan. Jimpitan is amount of money that should be paid for security service. It speends only Rp 500 or more (up to you) in a week. Please put on a can in front of your house and put on the money there. Every night, the area patrol will walk around to keep the city safe.
Security and Safety for International Students
Please find information here
Some of international banks that easy to access in Jogja: VISA, Commonwealth, Bank of China, HSBC.
Public Bank in Indonesia for international transactions :
|International Travel Times|
|Yogyakarta||Jakarta||1 hour 5 minutes|
|Bali||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Malaysia||2 hours 25 minutes|
|Singapore||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Tokyo||10 hours 20 minutes|
|Beijing||14 hours 30 minutes|
|Mumbai||11 hours 15 minutes|
|Perth||7 hours 35 minutes|
|Adelaide||15 hours 35 minutes|
|Melbourne||11 hours 25 minutes|
|Sydney||13 hours 30 minutes|
|Los Angles||24 hours 50 minutes|
|Abu Dhabi||25 hours 40 minutes|
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