One year after Ekspedisi Sungai Jogja 2011, we thought it would be great to compare Code River with the other rivers in Yogyakarta. Code River is one of the three main river that runs through the Yogyakarta city, with Winanga and Gajahwong located on the west and east respectively from where Code is. Our friend Zaeni from Cantigi Indonesia posted some gorgeous photos taken from the upstream part of Winanga River. The photos were tempting us to do another visit and so we choose Winanga River as our next destination.
Jogja River Project was started from a simple idea of us (lifepatch) to get to ‘know’ and have a ‘closer look’ of our own rivers in Yogyakarta. As citizens who lives in an urban areas, most of us probably have seen the rivers thousands of times, from a bridge. Many times we heard about it on the news, watched it on television, reading it on the internet whenever there’s something happening on the river. But we never really did actually went there, take a walk beside it, watching the riverbank areas with our own eyes. I personally, have only been to the river once when I conducted a field test class for my university degree. That one time visit happened during my 16 years of stay as citizen in Yogyakarta.