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The Sahid Rich Hotel Jogja

The Sahid Rich Jogja Hotel is a 4-star hotel which is located at the center of Yogyakarta Special Province, Indonesia. We would like to welcome you to experience such enjoyment during your stay in our 419 Deluxe Rooms, blend between Classic Art Design that will comfort your sightseeing in the city. We kindly provide our guest a quick and an easy access to all cities in Central Java with many cultural highlight such as Magelang, Solo, Semarang. The Hotel provides comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities area as well as an ideal place for business and leisure guest.

For your convinience and to accommodate your need as long you stay in Jogja, our hotel has big bed size for each type of room, Deluxe room, Deluxe Pool Terrace, Corner Suite, Executive Suite and Royal Suite (King size and dual Queen bed). This 4-star hotel also has most number of room in this city. 473 rooms which consist of 5 types of rooms. Besides, our location is very strategic which located not so far from airport, railway station, bus station, tourism object, hospital and we are surrounded by many entertainment area. Moreover, you will get nice scenery for Merapi Mountain and city view from the height. DonÍt worry if you need shopping. The hotel has a direct access to Jogja City Mall, the biggest shopping Mall in Yogyakarta.

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About Yogyakarta

If Jakarta is Java’s financial and industrial powerhouse, Yogyakarta is its soul. Central to the island’s artistic and intellectual heritage, Yogyakarta (pronounced ‘Jogjakarta’ and called Yogya or Jogja for short), is where the Javanese language is at its purest, Java’s arts at their brightest and its traditions at their most visible.

Fiercely independent and protective of its customs, and still headed by its sultan, whose kraton remains the hub of traditional life, contemporary Yogya is nevertheless a huge urban centre (the entire metropolitan area is home to over 3.3 million) complete with cybercafes, malls and traffic jams, even as it remains a stronghold of batik, gamelan and ritual.

Put it all together and you have Indonesia’s most liveable and lovable city, with countless hotels offering the best value in Java across all price ranges. Its restaurants are tasty and there are cultural attractions everywhere you look within the city and on the outskirts, where you’ll find Indonesia’s most important archaeological sites, Borobudur and Prambanan. (Source: Lonely Planet).

 

Short History of Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is a city of history. Yogyakarta itself dates back to the 18th century when the Muslim Mataram Kingdom was ruled by Paku Buwono II. At that time, Yogyakarta was the center of ancient Mataram Kingdom which was prosperous and high civilized. This kingdom built Borobudur Temple which was the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, 300 years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia.  After Paku Buwono II passed away, there was a conflict between his son and his brother which was encouraged by the Dutch who were trying to colonize the region on a ‘divide and rule’ basis. The kingdom was eventually divided into two regions namely Surakarta Hadiningrat kingdom (under the rule of Sunan Pakubuwono III), and Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat kingdom (under the rule of Sultan Hamengku Buwono I). The second kingdom was later called Yogyakarta, now better known as Yogya.

After the independence of the Republic of Indonesia was proclaimed, Yogyakarta Special Region and was given provincial status in 1950 in recognition of its important role in the fight for Independence. The area is now a self governing district answerable directly to Jakarta and not to the governor of Central Java.

 

The Dish: Nasi Gudeg

Gudeg is a traditional food from Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia. Gudeg is made from young Nangka (jack fruit, called gori) boiled for several hours with palm sugar, and coconut milk. Additional spices include garlic, shallot, candlenut, coriander seed, galangal, bay leaves, and teak leaves, the latter giving a reddish brown color to the dish. It is also called Green Jack Fruit Sweet Stew.

Gudeg is served with white rice, chicken, hard-boiled egg, tofu and/or tempeh, a stew made of crisp beef skins (sambel goreng krecek), and areh gurih (coconut milk dressing) that give special sensation when you eat it.

There are several types of gudeg; dry, wet, Yogyakarta style, Solo style and East-Javanese style. Dry gudeg has only a bit of coconut milk and thus has little sauce. Wet gudeg includes more coconut milk. The most common gudeg comes from Yogyakarta, and is usually sweeter, drier and reddish in color because of the addition of teak leaves. Solo gudeg from the city of Surakarta and is more watery and soupy with lots of coconut milk and whitish in color because teak leaves are generally not added. The East-Javanese style of gudeg has a spicier and hotter taste compared to the Yogyakarta-style gudeg (which is sweeter).

Gudeg is traditionally associated with Yogyakarta, and Yogyakarta is sometimes nicknamed “Kota Gudeg” (City of Gudeg).

 

Climate

Yogyakarta features a tropical monsoon climate. The city features a lengthy wet season running from October until June and a short dry season that only covers the months of July, August and September. The city averages roughly 2200 mm of precipitation annually. Yogyakarta experiences particularly heavy rainfall from November through April. Temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the course of the year, with average high temperatures at around 30 degrees Celsius and average lows at around 22 degrees Celsius.

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