Monday, February 6, 2012

Shopping trip to Yogyakarta





I haven't posted in about a month. This is mainly because I feel kind of lost without Bryan here to take my photos. I can barely turn my camera on let alone figure out how to use self-timer. I'm excited to be reunited!

However, I went on such an amazing op shopping trip and I couldn't help but share. While I've been living in Jakarta for the past six weeks, each weekend my little group of friends and I try and head off somewhere special. So far we've done an isolated tropical island, tea plantation on the top of a misty mountain, and an old Dutch settlement where you can ride pastel coloured bicycles.

This weekend we travelled to Yogyakarta, a city I'd like to christen as the total antithesis to smoggy, crowded and dirty Jakarta. We arrived by overnight train at 3.30 in the morning and from then we visited the Borodudur and Prambangan temples, both of which are apparently about a trillion years old. My friends will have to forgive me for being so impatient when they were exploring the temples because I was just dying to check out the vintage shopping scene, which I had heard was big in Yogya.

Clearly, it did not disappoint. Those signs saying 10,000? They translate to less than $1. It might have been the heat (my skin went from pasty to golden in just two days) but I was incredibly delirious inside the massive tent of second-hand clothing and almost had to be dragged out. Weirdly enough I bought winter clothing- a floral, quilted jacket with fur trim, and two button up shirts in evergreen and maroon. They're wonderful.

I could have spent forever in that hot, sweaty op-shop superstore (it was bigger than Savers) if it wasn't for my selfish friends complaining that they were going to die from heat exhaustion if I didn't stop grabbing cute floral dresses and screaming incomprehensibly. Just kidding guys. But nonetheless.... I love you Yogyakarta!

9 comments:

  1. awww you lucky girl! :) i want to go second-hand shopping in Yogyakarta. it looks incredible! sigh. it's impossible to find any vintage shops in KL. did you by any chance stumble upon some while you were here? hehe. hope you're having a swell time in Jakarta, love! xxx

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    1. Tash you have to go, because it's not just the second hand shopping that is good about Yogya...it's the whole place! You'd love it, and there are lots of things to take photos of, like beautiful temples and monuments. There is this beautiful water palace that is so pretty too!

      Oh my gosh vintage in KL....I found that so difficult. I actually couldn't find any kinds of stores like that....and even when I go to Penang I can't really find anything :(

      That would be so cool though if we could find some. I only found out about this vintage shopping scene in Jakarta and Yogya through word of mouth and searching it up on fashion blogs. Surely there are vintage markets in Malaysia....I'll do some digging and get back to you! xxxx

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  2. Whoaa.. That looks pretty awesome. I'd love to visit there some day. I'd spend hours there. I love these posts!

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  3. So jealous! Just got back from Thailand but there was no where like this!! :( Hope you're having an amazing time :)

    Ivory x

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  5. Hello! I live in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. And I'm here read this and yeah somehow fashion is not really important here but I really appreciate when people from foreign country come to Yogyakarta and write about clothes they can find in Yogyakarta. By the way, exactly I live in "Beautiful Water Palace" you did mention in your comment, Tamansari Watercastle is really beautiful, indeed. Wanna comeback to Yogyakarta? Glad you write this! :D Thanku!

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