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Indonesian-Heritage (In-Herit) Program at Universitas Airlangga

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INHERIT program officially began last Monday (07/02), with the first day consisted of attending a welcoming ceremony and a short orientation in the morning. Once the orientation was successfully delivered, all participants were being introduced to Battra (Pengobatan Tradisional) and Javanese massage, before they were given a chance to practise what they have learned about Javanese massage by pairing with their friends and performed it on each other.

After they spent a whole day learning about Javanese massage, the next day they got to learn about a different sort of message, namely Balinese massage. Again, the participants got to have fun practising as a Balinese massager. Apart from the massage, another Indonesian heritage which was introduced to the participants was Indonesian traditional medicine known as Jamu. The workshop itself took place in Jamu Iboe, a famous jamu café in Surabaya located in Gubeng area.

The third day fell precisely on 4th of July 2018, where participants visited the Mangrove Ecopark Surabaya. They learned about Mangroves such as tried Mangrove's fruit extract and took a stroll through mangrove area with some of the locals. Moreover, they got the chance to enjoy another view of mangrove area by taking a boat ride across the river and the beach surrounding the Ecopark area.

After the participants learned about Indonesian traditional medicine (Jamu), they had the opportunity to do some practice work and make ‘Jamu’ by their own on the fourth day. On the same day, the participants also had a course and discussion about TOGA (Indonesian Herbal Medicine) and learned about Indonesian Traditional Musical Instruments known as Gamelan.

In the next day, the participants were having a more intense course and practical work about Indonesian Herbal Nutrition. After that the participants visited Madura and learned about Madurese Batik. At the end of the day, the participants were having a briefing for their farewell-trip to Mount Bromo.

The sixth day was the last day for the participants in Universitas Airlangga before they were going to continue the In-Herit Program at Universitas Sebelas Maret, Solo. The participants were having a full-day fun activities at Mount Bromo as their farewell-trip. Their activities began with enjoying Bromo’s sunrise at Petigen together. After that, they went to ‘Teletubbies Hill’, Bromo’s Crater, also Madakaripura.