Tourism Awareness Group (Pokdarwis) Cokrodiningratan Tourism Village is located on Jalan AM. Sangaji, Jetisharjo JT 2/519 Yogyakarta.
Friends of Indonesian Travel GPS, posted Dipowinatan Tourism Village, Yogyakarta; now to Cokrodiningratan Tourism Village, Yogyakarta. It is located not far from Tugu, the symbol of the city of Yogyakarta to the north, only a few meters away, on the right side of Jalan AM. Sangaji, enter a narrow alley, of course the road is not muddy.
The narrow alley in the village does not prevent it from being converted into a beautiful village. In every corner of the alley and home page decorated with flower pots. Uniquely, the plant pots are decorated using materials from recycled plastic waste.
Along the AM Sangaji area (formerly Jalan Jetis) there are several historical buildings in European style. Currently, many function as places of education, offices and hotels, namely SMP Negeri 6, SMK Negeri 2, SMU Negeri 11, KODIM Headquarters, Hotel Mustokoweni and Wisma Sastrowardoyo.
Of course, you can trace back only in a few places, for KODIM (Military Regional Command) you can’t enter. New schools can enter after school hours are over or during school holidays.
Junior High School 6
The building of SMP Negeri 6 Yogyakarta was formerly a HIS (Hollandsche Indlandsche School) building. The school was founded in year 1915 on the proposal of Budi Utomo, who wants cultural and educational progress for the sons of the earth. This was stated when Budi Utomo held the I (first) Congress on 3-5 October 1908 at the Kweekschool (Dutch Age Teacher School) building, Jetis, Yogyakarta. The proposal was raised as a response to the Dutch Ethical Policy which the Dutch East Indies government had started running in 1907. The existence of HIS in Jetis is one of the first class public schools in Yogyakarta which has been taught Dutch with a length of education for 7 years. Other HIS-like schools in Yogyakarta include: HIS Pujokusuman, Keputran, Muhammadiyah, Neutral Foundation and Zending.
State High School 11
State Public High School (SMUN) 11 Yogyakarta is the latest State Public High School. However, this school occupies a building that has historical value because it has been used since the Dutch colonial era, a building that has been around since year 1897.
On 3-5 October 1908, the first Boedi Utomo Congress was held and occupied the Kweekschool dining room (Aula).
State Vocational High School 2
SMK Negeri 2 The building is elegant and dignified, built in year 1919. During the Dutch colonial period, this building was used as a PJS (Princess Juliana School) school building with several majors including Locomotive Engineering and Water Building Engineering (Waterbouwkundige Afdeeling).
The hotel building was formerly built by Madame Oemi Salamah Prawironegoro (1902-1977), a musician and fashion designer. Madame Oemi Salamah has traveled abroad, especially to the Netherlands, so the house is built in the Indies style. The house was built in the early 20th century or approx 1920’s, in a Jetis area where many Indian bar-style buildings and schools have also been erected. The Mustokoweni Hotel building was renovated in 2007. The building was built using a thick wall structure with the original facing facing north. The facade of the building is very unique and is not found anywhere else in the form of a balcony combined with two ascending stairs and variations of very beautiful niche pillars and their authenticity is still maintained.
There are former packaging for coffee, soap, and clothes deodorizer which were assembled and then used to decorate flower pots. As a result, their ornamental plants become more unique and attractive.
The charm of the village does not stop at the display of flower pots. Observing people’s homes, it is not uncommon to find a number of equipment made from recycled packaging waste. Tablecloths, curtains, bags, shoe bags are all the creations of residents who process waste waste into useful products.
If cooking vegetables and leaving residue, he put it in the biopori hole. Within a few days, the vegetable waste has turned into organic fertilizer.
On the other hand, if he wants to cook, if there are leftover fresh vegetables or leaves in his yard that have been trimmed, they will be put into the organic waste processing bucket. By spraying using chemicals, in a matter of days they have been able to produce liquid fertilizer which they call leachate and organic fertilizer. All of them, besides being able to be sold, are also able to provide nutrition for vegetable and flower plants in people’s yards.
So far the product Snack Market from the people of Kampung Cokrodiningratan, marketed at the Kranggan Traditional Market, Yogyakarta. Cokrodiningratan village is planned to be directed to become a culinary village. This was considered after the Village Community Empowerment Institute (LPMK) saw that the majority of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that developed in Cokrodiningratan came from the culinary field.
The number of hotels that stand in the area also encourages culinary SMEs to continue to thrive. Because, some of the business actors began to offer their work in the form of their market snacks to hotels.
Cultural Arts Traditions
Various Javanese traditional ceremonies still run in Javanese families in Cokrodiningratan, such as giving birth (mitoni), brides, nyadran ruwahan and jamasan heirlooms of Suran.
The traditional ceremony that is packaged as a festival in Cokrodiningratan is the Merti Code, a ceremony to preserve the Code River springs every June-July. This ceremony is enlivened not only by the community on the edge of the Code Cokrodiningratan River, but also by the community along the riverside along the Code North area.
Walking along the village on the edge of Code River, as far as 3 km with a travel time of 3 hours, becomes an exciting attraction because the village atmosphere is clean and green, supported by the friendliness of the residents. In the corners of the village you can find murals by local young people.
More information contact
Pokdarwis Cokrodiningratan Tourism Village
AM Street. Sangaji, Jetisharjo JT 2/519 Yogyakarta
Tel.: +62 813 2880 2207 (Mr. Totok Pratopo)