On 27 October 2017, I and all of my friends in Pertamina UTC rode Taksaka Train, which departed from Gambir Station at 8.30 am. Such train arrived at Jogjakarta Station at 4.30 pm. Then, we continued our journey to Magelang by riding the bus, which had been picked us up at the station.
@ Gambar Station
The trip from Jogjakarta to Magelang took almost two hours. In Magelang, I got a room in Senthong Asri (on Jl. Balaputradewa 22, Borobudur – Magelang), along with Mba Sasti. This is our room :
my room @ Senthong Asri
bonne nuit et à demain!
28 October 2017. After breakfast, we headed to Plataran Heritage Borobudur (on Dusun Kretek, Karangrejo Borobudur, Magelang) by the same bus which we rode from Jogjakarta to Magelang yesterday. Then, we did cycling together from Plataran Heritage to Borobudur Temple (on Jl. Badrawati, Borobudur, Magelang).
all participants of UEE (family gathering of Upstream Directorate – Pertamina), in front of Borobudur Temple
The next agenda was team building games. I joined Group 2, along with Mba Hana and Shelly. We had to participate in (around) 8 games. After all the groups finished all the games, we watched traditional dance performance ❤
team building games
tradiotional dance performance | with the dancers 😀
After lunch, we could pick 1 activities of 3 options : Borobudur tour with a tour guide, cycling around Borobudur, or rafting. At the time, I chose Borobudur tour. The guide told us a long story about the temple……….
Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, which was built in 9th century. The temple consists of three levels : Kamadhatu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms), and Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels, 504 Buddha statues, and topped by a central dome. Such main dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa. Borobudur has the largest and most complete ensemble of Buddhist reliefs in the world.
Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, followed by the monument’s listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Once a year, Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia’s single most visited tourist attraction.
Mba Hana, Mba Sasti, Sabi, Mba Indah | Borobudur Temple
relief panels | the main stupa at the top
Then, we returned to Senthong Asri because we had to attend Gala Dinner. When I reached my room, I took a bath, prayed, got ready for the Gala, and rode the bus again to Plataran Heritage……..
Gala Dinner @ Plataran Heritage Borobudur, MC : Andre Taulany and Hesti Purwadinata
Binar, Sabi, Pita, Dilla, Shelly @ Gala Dinner. I miss Binar 😦
On 28 October 2017, we rode Argo Lawu Train, which departed from Jogjakarta Station at 9 am.