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Travel & Resources: YOGYAKARTA

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YOGYAKARTA -- area code +62-274

General Information

    Yogya, as it is commonly called, is the fascinating center of refined Javanese court culture and the heir to two of Asia's grandest ancient religious monuments: the Buddhist cosmological model, Borobudur, an exquisitely carved pyramid representing man's ascent to nirvana; and the Hindu temple of Prambanan, whose dozens of Angkor-like stone towers rise towards the sky as if from a dream. At the center of the city is the Sultan's Palace, the elegant seat of power and courtly drama for centuries. Javanese craftsmen still practice the arts of batik, shadow puppetry, and silversmithing in the surrounding neighborhoods. You will also want to explore the nightlife of Jalan Malioboro, with its variety of restaurants, inexpensive shops, and crowds of friendly students from Yogya's many universities and school of performing arts.

    In mid-2012, one Indonesian ISP began blocking websites with gay content. If you want to access your favorite websites on holiday, avoid using SIM cards from Tel Komsel or staying at hotels that use Telkom as their service provider.

    The population of Yogya is about a half million people (that's about 20,000 Utopians).

Articles and Publications


  • Komunitas Satu Hati

      PLU organization that has social activities, book discussions, or HIV/AIDS prevention and offering HIV tests at PKBI Yogyakarta. At night, around 10pm, they usually have a small meeting at Taman Pintar, located across the main old post office building.
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  • PLU Satu Hati
      Jln Sakura B no.15 D, Ds Krikilan RT 06/ RW 22, Sariharjo, Sleman
      Email: plu.satuhati@gmail.com, 081-726-7314, 081-5732-3600

      Advocacy and investigation of any case related to sexual orientation violation.
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  • Q-munnity Yogya

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Bars and Clubs

    • Hugo's
        Jln Laksda Adisucipto (in the parking area of Sheraton Hotel)

        A trendy café club with live music and DJ. Upmarket place with a mix of gay, bi, and straight, but many gays on Sat.
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    • Boshe Club

    • Embassy Club
        Sheraton Hotel (behind Hugo's)

        This is a small club but with quality music. Sometimes international and local DJs spin here. Many gays at special events or on Sat night. Once a month is Gay Nite on the 3rd week of every month with drag queens, dancers and gay tunes!
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