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Bu Haji


people in paotere, traditional harbour in Makkasar city, call her as “Bu Haji”. She opens a small shop beside a cannal in Paotere at which boats from islands around makassar and pangkep anchored.








“a mother lulled her baby”


children have a high value in the eye of Indonesian parents.

Indonesian children enjoy a longer period of physical closeness with parents. when they are toddlers, they are often seen in their mother or father’s arm. The parenting practice and attachment experience between children and parents bring a sense of comfort, love and happiness to the children.



“fast asleep


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“a father and daughter posed for a portrait”






a morning at Paotere harbour

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“Paotere in the morning”


I do amaze with Paotere and what people is doing in the old harbour.

I visited the Paotere that morning and I was privileged to be able to talk and involve deeply in daily activities of people from islands and residents of Paotere.


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“Filling fresh water into jerry cans and will be brought to islands”


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“welders who are scattered in Paotere provide service needed by people from islands” 




“a young people from island around Paotere”




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“an alley in Paotere neigbourhood”


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“pose for a portrait”


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“daily life at Paotere”



“the boats at Paotere”





Grebeg Maulud 2015

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Grebeg Maulud is the event of Keraton Yogyakarta to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. In 2015, Grebeg Maulud held on January 3.

People call it Grebeg because in this event the king of Keraton Yogyakarta and the royal family will come out from the Keraton. When they come out, they will be guarded by the  Prajurit Keraton Yogyakarta.  The parade is depicted as the wind which produces the sound of “grebeg…grebeg…” This is why people call it as Grebeg.

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In the process of the Grebeg Maulud, Keraton will present Gunungan as the symbol of gratitude.Gunungan is the present for the people which contains of foods or vegetables. The foods and vegetables are stacked in the shape of mountain (gunung). That is why people call it gunungan.

The gunungans come out from Keraton with the guardian of the Prajurit Keraton (Keraton guards Units) heading to Masjid Agung. In Masjid Agung, the gunungan will be blessed. After the blessing, the prajurit keraton will bring the gunungans to North Square. There are a lot of people is waiting for the gununngan to come. They then swarm the gunungans and try to get the foods or the vegetables from the gunungans . People believe that the foods and the vegetables from the gunungan will bring luck for people who take it.

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