Post on 05 Nov 2017 20:52

On Wednesday morning (18/10) UPM students and staff went to Pasar Jamu Nguter Sukoharjo, the central of Javanese traditional herbal medicine to see the making of jamu and taste it. They were welcomed and guided by the head of KOPJA (Koperasi Jamu) Sukoharjo, Murtejo. After tasting the jamu, Dr. Fazirulhisyam Hashim said that it was delicious. He liked it and bought some to be brought to Malaysia, while a student named Soleh refilled his mineral water bottle with jamu. During the tour in the jamu home industry the visitors are not allowed to take any pictures. After Pasar Jamu Nguter the next destination was Pusat Grosir Solo (PGS). The girls were excited to see a lot of batik, whereas most of the boys bought koko shirt because they cannot find it in Malaysia. In the evening the BKUI staff held a farewell party for Malaysian students and staff at the lobby of Siti Walidah building. In the event the participants enjoyed angkringan-style of food, which consists of nasi bandeng, nasi oseng, nasi goreng and various skewer dishes, and sang songs. It was surprising that the Malaysian students are very familiar with songs from Indonesian singers, for example Matamu by Jaz and Kenangan Terindah by Samson. In his speech, Dr. Fazirulhisyam Hashim expressed how he appreciated the great hospitality given by the UMS staff during their visit. Nazmi, the representative of the students told that the students had a great time sharing knowledge and learnt about Indonesian culture.