"Monkey on a chain" Salatiga Local Custom Tip by theo1006
Salatiga Local Customs: 2 reviews and 2 photos
Having a wild animal in your front yard enhances your status. (See The regent's tiger!) In a village it may be a monkey (a beruk or a lutung). The juveniles are caught by killing the mother, no wonder not many remain in the wild on Java.
This example is a beruk or Javanese macaque (macacus nemestrinus), kept on a chain in the front yard of a house in Tetep hamlet (Cebongan village south of Salatiga). It seems these macaques can be trained to pick coconuts, but we never saw that.
A long time ago Theo recieved a young beruk as a birthday present, and on another occasion a lutung (pythecus pyrrahus) in payment of a debt!
More Local Customs in Salatiga (1)
More Reviews (59)
theo1006's Related Pages
Explore the World
Have you been to Salatiga?Share Your Travels
Latest Salatiga hotel reviews
- Laras Asri Resort & Spa
- 12 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Sep 23, 2013