Venue of Conference
East Parc Hotel Yogyakarta
Jl. Laksda Adisucipto KM. 6.5, Seturan, Depok,
Sleman, Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia
Rated 4.5 out of 5 in Trip Advisor, East Parc Hotel is one of the closest hotels from Adisucipto International Airport (less than 2 KMs from airport). The 5 star hotel is within close proximity of Affandi Museum and Saphir Square. Make yourself at home in one of the 193 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private balconies. 42-inch LED televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a steam room. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge). Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided.
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. This hotel has 30128 square feet (2799 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
Nearest hotels from conference location
|No||Hotel||Hotel Rating Star||Estimated Travel Time||Rate / night|
|1||Royal Ambarukmo Hotel||5||1.3 km, 4 minutes driving||IDR 1.4 million|
|2||New Saphir Hotel||4||2.6 km
5 minutes driving
|3||Merapi Merbabu Hotel & Resort||4||1.5km
4 minutes driving
|4||The Victoria Hotel||3||1.2 km
4 minutes driving
|5||Premier Inn Yogyakarta||3||2.0km
5 minutes driving
|6||Hotel Dafam Fortuna||3||2.2km
5 minutes driving
|7||Atrium Premiere Hotel Yogyakarta||3||1.8km
4 minutes driving
Upon arrival at the airport, participants should contact the hotel you have booked earlier for airport pick-up service. In case that you did not book for airport pick-up service, you may take a taxi from airport to your hotel or the conference venue
If Jakarta is Java’s financial and industrial powerhouse, Yogyakarta is its soul. Central to the island’s artistic and intellectual heritage, Yogyakarta (pronounced ‘Jogjakarta’ and called Yogya or Jogja for short), is where the Javanese language is at its purest, Java’s arts at their brightest and its traditions at their most visible.
Fiercely independent and protective of its customs, and still headed by its sultan, whose kraton remains the hub of traditional life, contemporary Yogya is nevertheless a huge urban centre (the entire metropolitan area is home to over 3.3 million) complete with cybercafes, malls and traffic jams, even as it remains a stronghold of batik, gamelan and ritual.
Put it all together and you have Indonesia’s most liveable and lovable city, with countless hotels offering the best value in Java across all price ranges. Its restaurants are tasty and there are cultural attractions everywhere you look within the city and on the outskirts, where you’ll find Indonesia’s most important archaeological sites, Borobudur and Prambanan. (Source: Lonely Planet).
Short History of Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta is a city of history. Yogyakarta itself dates back to the 18th century when the Muslim Mataram Kingdom was ruled by Paku Buwono II. At that time, Yogyakarta was the center of ancient Mataram Kingdom which was prosperous and high civilized. This kingdom built Borobudur Temple which was the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, 300 years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia. After Paku Buwono II passed away, there was a conflict between his son and his brother which was encouraged by the Dutch who were trying to colonize the region on a ‘divide and rule’ basis. The kingdom was eventually divided into two regions namely Surakarta Hadiningrat kingdom (under the rule of Sunan Pakubuwono III), and Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat kingdom (under the rule of Sultan Hamengku Buwono I). The second kingdom was later called Yogyakarta, now better known as Yogya.
After the independence of the Republic of Indonesia was proclaimed, Yogyakarta Special Region and was given provincial status in 1950 in recognition of its important role in the fight for Independence. The area is now a self governing district answerable directly to Jakarta and not to the governor of Central Java.
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Whilst steeped in rich tradition and history, Yogyakarta, lovingly known as Jogja, continues to remain young. Yogyakarta is known as “town of university”, where students from all over Indonesia from different ethnic backgrounds flock to pursue knowledge and wisdom. For this reason, Yogya is both very Javanese and at the same time a melting pot of different Indonesian cultures.
Universitas Gadjah Mada is a public research university located in Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Officially founded on 19 December 1949,three years after its first lecture was given on 13 March 1946, it is the oldest and largest institution of higher education in Indonesia. Comprising 18 faculties and 27 research centers, UGM offers 68 undergraduate, 23 diploma, 104 master and specialist, and 43 doctorate study programs, ranging from the Social Sciences to Engineering. The university has enrolled approximately 55,000 students, 1,187 foreign students, and has 2,500 faculty members. UGM maintains a campus of 360 acres (150 ha), with facilities that include a stadium, a hospital, and a fitness center.
The Dish: Nasi Gudeg
Gudeg is a traditional food from Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia. Gudeg is made from young Nangka (jack fruit, called gori) boiled for several hours with palm sugar, and coconut milk. Additional spices include garlic, shallot, candlenut, coriander seed, galangal, bay leaves, and teak leaves, the latter giving a reddish brown color to the dish. It is also called Green Jack Fruit Sweet Stew.
Gudeg is served with white rice, chicken, hard-boiled egg, tofu and/or tempeh, a stew made of crisp beef skins (sambel goreng krecek), and areh gurih (coconut milk dressing) that give special sensation when you eat it.
There are several types of gudeg; dry, wet, Yogyakarta style, Solo style and East-Javanese style. Dry gudeg has only a bit of coconut milk and thus has little sauce. Wet gudeg includes more coconut milk. The most common gudeg comes from Yogyakarta, and is usually sweeter, drier and reddish in color because of the addition of teak leaves. Solo gudeg from the city of Surakarta and is more watery and soupy with lots of coconut milk and whitish in color because teak leaves are generally not added. The East-Javanese style of gudeg has a spicier and hotter taste compared to the Yogyakarta-style gudeg (which is sweeter).
Gudeg is traditionally associated with Yogyakarta, and Yogyakarta is sometimes nicknamed “Kota Gudeg” (City of Gudeg).
Yogyakarta features a tropical monsoon climate. The city features a lengthy wet season running from October until June and a short dry season that only covers the months of July, August and September. The city averages roughly 2200 mm of precipitation annually. Yogyakarta experiences particularly heavy rainfall from November through April. Temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the course of the year, with average high temperatures at around 30 degrees Celsius and average lows at around 22 degrees Celsius.