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Poisson Dew, Cold Summer at Dieng Plateu

visitkhatulistiwa.com – At present, cold temperatures are sweeping the Dieng area and its surroundings. Frozen dew resembles snow or ice sheets, a natural phenomenon that occurs every year in the Dieng Plateu. Dieng people call it Dew Upas (Embun Upas or Poisson Dew) because it is toxic to their agricultural crops, make them unable to grow then die. This phenomenon occurs during July-August at the peak of the dry season. Morning water and dew freezes.

The head of the Banjarnegara Geophysics Station Setyoajie Parayudhi explained that ‘Dew Upas’ is a phenomenon that occurs due to water vapor which is naturally condensed and experiencing freezing due to extreme temperatures in the region recently.
in general, he continued, Central Java had entered the dry season, including the Dieng area, Banjarnegara.
In the dry season, the chance of rain is very small because there is not much cloud cover that has the potential to rain. [...]  Continue Reading

The Wealth of Dieng Plateu

visitkhatulistiwa.com – Traditional music melody called “Rumekso Ing Wengi” started slowly and began the Ruwatan Razor Ritual Ceremony event at the top of the Dieng Culture Festival (DCF) in the courtyard of Arjuna Temple, Sunday (5/8). Traditional ceremonies led by elders of Dieng Mbah Sumanto took place in wisdom witnessed by thousands of eyes.

One by one from 12 dreadlocked children on the stage to be shaved. After that, they get a fee or something the child asks for before ritual ceremony. Not infrequently, their requests also seem trivial, but things become a major requirement in the tradition of dreadlocks. [...]  Continue Reading