and visitors from other cities, as ''oleh-oleh'' (food souvenirs gift). Cirebon is also known for its local cuisines and delicacies, such as ''empal gentong'' (a kind of meat and offal curry ), ''Mie Koclok'' (chicken noodle soup made from coconut milk ),''Nasi Lengko'' (rice mixed with bean sprouts, fried tofu, fried tempeh, topped with peanut sauce and soy sauce), ''Nasi Jamblang'' (rice of various side dishes), ''tahu gejrot'' (fried tofu with ground garlic, chili
and shallot, topped with thin and sweet soy sauce), ''tahu petis'' (dry fried tofu served with petis dip sauce), ''Tahu Tek-tek'' (fried tofu topped with peanut sauce and mixed with vegetables) and ''ayam panggang'' (barbecue chicken). Another native food is "Docang" (lontong with sour vegetable soup). Tourism 240px thumb right Kraton Kanoman Keraton Kanoman (File:Keraton Kanoman Cirebon.jpg) Cirebon. As one tourist
. Numbering approximately 1.9 million, the Cirebonese are Muslim. The language spoken by the Cirebonese is a mixture of Javanese and Sundanese, with a heavier influence from Javanese. Generally Cirebonese speakers can understand Javanese better than they can Sundanese. * '''Tahu sumedang''': the name derived from Sumedang city, West Java. Pioneered by Tahu Bunkeng tofu store in Sumedang established by Chinese immigrants in 1917.
urban centres and surrounding areas, such as in and around Jakarta and Bandung; also the ones in Cirebon, Semarang and Surabaya. In addition to these motorways, Java has 16 national highways. The gamelan has been appreciated by several western composers of classical music (European classical music), most famously Claude Debussy who heard a Javanese gamelan play at the Paris Exposition of 1889 (Exposition Universelle (1889)) (World's Fair). (The gamelan Debussy
The main boulevard is Jalan Siliwangi. It runs from the train station to the canal via the ''Pasar Pagi'' ("Morning Market"). Then the street becomes Jalan Karanggetas along which are most of Cirebon's banks, restaurants, and hotels. There are a number of historic buildings and other key sites in Cirebon, some of them in an advanced state of decay. These include the buildings of the several kratons, the Sang Cipta Rasa Grand Mosque, and the Gua Sunyaragi Park. Nana
Rukmana, 'PKFHSPKFHS historic-buildings-peril.html 52 Cirebon historic buildings in peril', ''The Jakarta Post'', 16 July 2012. thumb Entrance to the tomb of Sunan Gunung Jati (File:Entrance to Makam Sunan Gunung Jati.jpg). Wali Songo, especially Sunan Gunung Jati, is known to have influenced the city's history. Sunan Gunung Jati's grave is located several kilometres outside the city in the Gunung Jati district. There are two
to visit during weekends to escape from the hotter climate on the coast. The village of Linggajati, near the town of Cilimus, (where the Linggadjati Agreement was signed) is one such place. Public transportation brings tourists and visitors here. Gallery File:Gate Keraton Kasepuhan Cirebon.jpg Gate at Keraton Kasepuhan (Kraton Kasepuhan) File:Building in Keraton Kasepuhan.jpg Building inside Keraton of Kasepuhan (Kraton Kasepuhan) complex
is Cirebon mask dance in Parahyangan mask style, depicted the story of Queen Kencana Wungu of Majapahit being chased by grotesque and rough King Minak Jingga of Blambangan. The Sundanese (Sundanese people) Topeng Kandaga dance is similar and influenced by Cirebon topeng, where the dancer wearing red mask and costumes. Sidoarjo in East Java, also Cirebon and Garut in West Java, are major producers of krupuk, and many recipes originate from there. A common variation, called '''''emping''''' is made from melinjo (''Gnetum gnemon'') nuts. Melinjo crackers were part of the dinner menu on Barack Obama's state visit to Indonesia in 2010, where he praised the crackers, alongside bakso (meatball soup) and nasi Goreng (fried rice), as delicious.
with Central Java, approximately 297 km east of Jakarta, at . The urban core of Cirebon is very small in extent, however, its dense suburbs sprawl into the surrounding regency (Cirebon Regency); the official metropolitan area (List of metropolitan areas in Indonesia) encompasses this regency as well as the city, and covers an area of 1,025.82 km 2 , with a 2010 Census population of 2,366,340
road on the northern coast of Java that stretches from Anyer, passes through Jakarta, and ends at Surabaya. History thumb left The port of Cirebon in the 17th century. (File:COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Prent voorstellende Cheribon in de zeventiende eeuw gezien vanaf de rede TMnr 60034631.jpg) According to the manuscript ''Purwaka Caruban Nagari'', in the 15th century Cirebon started as a small fishing village named Muara Jati. At that time
: www.thejakartapost.com news 2012 05 31 council-urged-endorse-formation-cirebon-province.html Council urged to endorse formation of Cirebon province' , ''The Jakarta Post'', 31 May 2012. To be a new province it is required that it should be proposed by at least three regencies. Leaders from four of these administrations have given their consent, but Majalengka Regency has turned down the idea and indicated that it would prefer to stay part of West Java. However, the lack of support from
highway publisher The Jakarta Post date 2006-01-08 In 1810, the road was laid down in Bandung and was named ''De Groote Postweg'' (or the 'main post road'), the present-day site of Asia-Afrika Street
is the production center of Cirebon batik. Cirebon Glass Painting is another aspect of Cirebon arts and crafts. The imagery in glass painting is usually derived from wayang theme to Islamic calligraphy. Performing arts The Tari Topeng Cirebon (Cirebon mask dance), or Cirebon mask dance, is a dance style peculiar to the city. Topeng Cirebon mask dance, inspired by Javanese Panji (Panji (prince)) cycles is one of notable Cirebon traditional dance and quite famous within
Indonesian dances. Cirebon culture is also influenced by Islamic Middle Eastern culture, such as the ''Burokan'' tradition where people exhibit the image of buraq — traditionally made from bamboo frame and paper skin, or other materials — in processions around the village accompanied with music. The traditions of the bamboo statues borne in these processions is similar to Sundanese ''Sisingaan'', Betawi ''Ondel-ondel'', or Balinese ''Ogoh-ogoh''processions, yet differ
''President'' , and ''Phoebe'', and the sloop to take Cheribon (Cirebon), a seaport about 35 leagues east of Batavia (History of Jakarta). They arrived at dark on 3 September and the fort surrendered the next morning without a shot being fired. James (1837), Vol. VI, pp.38-9. thumb left 200px Topeng Kandaga dance (File:Topeng Kandaga Saung Angklung Udjo.JPG) Cirebon mask dance or ''tari topeng Cirebon'' is a local original art
services flourished in major cities of Java, such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, and Bandung; while some traditional Sultanate cities such as Yogyakarta, Surakarta, and Cirebon preserved its royal legacy and become the centre of art, culture and tourism in Java. Industrial estates also growing in towns on northern coast of Java, especially around Cilegon, Tangerang, Bekasi, Karawang, Gresik and Sidoarjo. The toll road highway networks was built
, Surabaya, Semarang, and Bandung; while some traditional Sultanate cities such as Yogyakarta, Surakarta, and Cirebon preserved its royal legacy and become the centre of art, culture and tourism in Java. Industrial estates also growing in towns on northern coast of Java, especially around Cilegon, Tangerang, Bekasi, Karawang, Gresik and Sidoarjo. The toll road highway networks was built and expanded since Suharto era until now, connecting major
'''Cirebon''' (formerly referred to as '''Cheribon''' in English) is a port city on the north coast of the Indonesian island of Java (Java island). It is located in the province of West Java near the provincial border with Central Java, approximately 297 km east of Jakarta, at . The urban core of Cirebon is very small in extent, however, its dense suburbs sprawl into the surrounding regency (Cirebon Regency); the official metropolitan area (List of metropolitan areas in Indonesia) encompasses this regency as well as the city, and covers an area of 1,025.82 km 2 , with a 2010 Census population of 2,366,340.
The seat of a former Sultanate (Sultanate of Cirebon), the city's West and Central Java border location have seen its history influenced by both Sundanese (Sundanese people) and Javanese (Javanese people) culture as well as Chinese (Chinese Indonesian). last Turner first Peter title Java publisher Lonely Planet date November 1995 location Melbourne page 229 isbn 0-86442-314-4