Pekalongan


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Pekalongan

(pĕk'älông`gän), city (1990 pop. 242,714), N central Java, Indonesia, on the Java Sea. It is a textile and batik center and the principal port for central Java; sugar, rubber, and tea are exported. A Dutch fort there was built in 1753.

Pekalongan

 

a city and port in Indonesia, on the northern coast of central Java. Population, 112,000 (1971). Local industries produce textiles and process foodstuffs (including sugar) and tobacco. Pekalongan and its environs are known for their batiks.

References in periodicals archive ?
In Indonesia, for example, its first creative city, Pekalongan, is recognized for its 'batik' textile trade that has expanded from the traditional to high fashion, he said.
Jakarta Post quoted the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho as saying that Pangandaran, Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, Banjar, Garut, Cilacap, Kebumen, Pekalongan, Banyumas, Brebes and Banjarnegara were among the cities affected by the earthquake.
Over time, the organization also attracted affiliates in the neighbouring district of Pekalongan, so much so that in the year 2000 FPPB briefly changed its name to Forum Paguyuban Petani Nelayan Batang Pekalongan (Forum of Associations of Farmers and Fishers of Batang and Pekalongan, FP2NBP) before reverting to its original name.
Preliminary findings of our case study in Pekalongan, Central Java, indicated that KUR improved SMEs' capability to purchase more raw materials, in turn, enabling the SMEs surveyed to produce more outputs.
59) The same newspaper noted the domination of the Chinese in the weightlifting competition in Pekalongan (Central Java).
The second case study is that of Siti Qomariyah, who was elected as vice-regent (2001-6) and then as regent (2006-11) of Pekalongan.
Naim, from Pekalongan in Central Java, was convicted in June 2011 of illegal possession of ammunition although the court found insufficient evidence to pursue terrorism charges.
Based on the outcome of initial questioning, the suspects said they were planning to bomb a series of Shiite communities in Pekalongan [in Central Java], Bandung and Pekanbaru [in Sumatra]," a source in Indonesian police told the Jakarta Globe news outlet.
Kuardhani mentions Pekalongan, Lasem, Rembang and Tuban as historic sites; along with Sunda Kelapa (now part of Jakarta); Kartomi mentions Malang, (59) Tuban, Kediri and Blitar; in the 1960s, Thio worked in Cianjur, Sukabumi and Mojokerto for some time; Oetomo writes about potehi in Pasuruan; and John Kwa cites Lamongan as still active.
Although more attention in recent years has been given to batik Pekalongan, a type of batik which is produced by the Peranakan Chinese in Pekalongan, according to these experts, the only times that Peranakan Chinese culture is appreciated in Indonesia is during Chinese New Year celebrations, where exhibitions featuring antique furniture, ceramics and batik are displayed, alongside a re-enactment of a Peranakan Chinese wedding.
There are several centres of batik in Java, the major ones being Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Pekalongan, and Cirebon.