I wish to thank our readers, business partners, and sources for their cooperation that led to the reappearance of Majalah Warisan Indonesia in front of us now, bringing it back to the public. We can sense a different feel in this second edition of the magazine. The logo, design, layout, and size each has gone through their metamorphosis. It’s all because we really believe in a process. This very process is the one that has been challenging us. Challenging in many ways, including recreate Majalah Warisan Indonesia to become a bilingual magazine, in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
It sure needs much thoughts and long preparations in composing this bilingual magazine. It also needs more time and extra human resources. But at long last, we can carry through it all just to bring this magazine for the enjoyment of a wider and more varied audience. It is not only for the Indonesian public, but also for the foreign readers.
We welcome and take note of every suggestion and criticism for this second edition, and we acknowledge every input from our readers. We will use those inputs to improve the magazine to be a better publication.
In this edition, we present the city of Solo as our main menu, and we have strong reasons to expose it. The Central Java’s city of Batik has shown its fervor lately.
The presence of the Surakarta Palace in the center of the city always brings colors to Solo’s development, and it becomes a magnet in itself. Various festivals have been held in Solo almost twice a month in the past three years. Art activities of Solo citizens from the villages to the urban communities are in a period of awakening. Solo has been polishing itself.
We let you take a peek of the beauty of Kampung Naga in the Cultural Travel page of this edition, and we also show you their long-preserved culture and traditions.
With Batik and Keris now accompanied by Angklung on the list of UNESCO’s World Intangible Heritage, Indonesians deserve to be proud of this acknowledgement, but a prudent measure still has to be taken to protect the rich legacy of Indonesia.
We are always pleased to present you with more articles and photos that will enhance our knowledge. Stories of Borobudur, the Memorial Stone Park and some others in this edition will take you through a happy reading. Thank you.