Come to Lasem!

“Visit Lasem once, come up the yearning numerous times””
Mahandis Yoanata Thamrin, NatGeo Indonesia

This is not an exclusive community. Nor is it an institution that is rigid. Kesengsem Lasem is an activity, a movement, a feeling to preserve the tangible and intangible heritage in Lasem.
Since it is a feeling, anyone can participate. Anyone can participate in Kesengsem Lasem. Let’s fall in love with Lasem. Let’s go to Lasem!

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The #kesengsemlasem hashtag, which means ‘head over heels about Lasem’ is a ‘feeling movement’ initiated by a number of travelers who have a special interest in Lasem’s old town and the social life in it. The story begins from a research trip by a researcher from Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia, Agni Malagina, and National Geographic photographer Indonesia Feri Latief.