All About Pekalongan Group 6 : 1. Shella Puspita D (10) 2. Fathoni Adi R (13) 3. Amarizky Juansita (18) What is Pekalongan? Pekalongan is a city of Central Java, Indonesia. It was formerly the seat of Pekalongan Regency on the northern coast of the province, but is now an independent municipality within the province. Pekalongan is Central Java's most important port, and is known for its batik. Since December 2014, Pekalongan is a member of UNESCO’s World’s Creative Cities Network. Pekalongan is the first Indonesian city and first South East Asian city listed as member of UNESCO’s World’s Creative Cities Network. Pekalongan is known as one of the cities with a high level of religiosity, the indicator is the number of pesantren in 44 with the number of students reaching 4,706 people and some traditional traditions such as syawalan, sedekah bumi, and so on. Cultures • People lived there are mostly calm and religious. • They would held Slametan every time they reached some goals or achievement. • There is a Mushola in almost every alley on Pekalongan. • Every schools held carnivals in order to Maulid Nabi. • In the end of carnival, every districts would held Sedekah Bumi. • “Lopis Raksasa” is an annual tradition every Syawalan. • Some citizen do “Open House” in order to celebrating the Independence Day • People there have a lot of Batik. Even their curtain or tablecloth is made of batik. • They eat Nasi Megono everyday for breakfast. • Mostly people clean their house yard on Fridays • There is Arisan for ladies, gentleman, and also for teenagers that based on syariah. Things to Do in Pekalongan 1. MUSEUM OF BATIK PEKALONGAN This museum is in a colonial building and was opened by President SBY in 2006. The batik pieces on display are handpainted and include many valuable items, giving a good idea of the brightly-coloured Pekalongan style that is so different to the better-known and much darker styles of Yogyakarta and Solo. 2. KAUMAN BATIK VILLAGE Kauman Batik Village is the eldest village in Pekalongan area knows as the center for Batik. You can stay there at the local house (guest house) where you can join the local daily activities, see the local producing printing and hand writing batik, coloring process, to the final process and become ready to sell product. Some of the houses are still unique with Dutch colonial and Islamic influences. 3. AL FAIRUS MOSQUE Located in the west of Pekalongan terminal, the mosque is beautiful, spacious, and clean. The toilets there are plenty and clean. The parking lot is spacious. Also, it’s affordable for public transport. Nearby, there are also many food vendors as well as batik traders. 4. BAJING WATERFALL To go to this waterfall, it takes about an hour drive from Pekalongan, through the winding road and to reach the waterfall you have to be careful because the path is steep. The waterfall is quite high with a large water discharge, the air is cool and the surrounding natural scenery is beautiful. Things Don’t do in Pekalongan There’s no such particular things that are not allowed in Pekalongan based on our respondent's statement. Thanks for the Attention!