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Tembi Ndeso Resort: Modern facilities, old Javanese charm

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 11 2008   /  10:12 am

True to its name, the recently opened Tembi Ndeso Resort in Bantul uses buildings and materials taken from traditional Javanese villages to create a holiday complex replete with traditional ambience. Specializing in the research and preservation of Javanese culture, the Tembi House of Culture built the resort next door to its facility south of Yogyakarta. Visitors relax in one of the traditional-style buildings found in the Tembi Ndeso Resort complex. (JP/Slamet Susanto) The ndeso (village) atmosphere is felt upon entering the resort. Seven traditional Javanese buildings have been relocated from different parts of the island and placed in a neat row inside the complex, which covers an area of about one hectare. Likewise, many of the resort's structures make use of materials from old Javanese buildings. Four of the Tembi Ndeso's buildings are in the...