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Are you looking for unique, antique, vintage and classical bicycle miniature? Old fashion bicycle or bike miniature from Yogyakarta City is your best collection. Bike miniature is famous antique souvenir among tourist both domestic and international. American and European tourist usually bought and loves this miniature bikes. It is admirable if you put in your office desk or living room decoration.
What is added value of Yogyakarta miniature bicycle as antique and handicraft collection? Yogyakarta bike miniature is fully handmade. All material made from metal iron and aluminum (no plastic at all). Bicycle miniature produced by traditional metal workshop in villages around Yogyakarta city. Bike miniature is small, detail is good, and precisely wonderful. It is real great handmade bicycle souvenir, not manufactured or factory product. Yogyakarta bicycle miniature used old bicycle or world war bike as model; local people said it as “onthel” bicycle. The oldie bicycle model is classical and rare. The size is varied, but generally size are from high 15 cm and width 30 cm. The price is start from 15 up to 30 US dollars.
Buy Miniature Bike from Indonesia
You do not need flight to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, if just want to buy bike miniature. There are many souvenir and antique shop online from Yogyakarta, just search it in internet. But Indonesia is famous with its tourism destination. Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia that generally famous with its Bali Island.
Nevertheless, there are more interesting tourist site in Indonesia like Yogyakarta, Giant Toba Lake in North Sumatra, and more. Yogyakarta is tourism city in Central Java Province, Indonesia. It is near to the biggest temple in Southeast Asia, Borobudur Temple.
Yogyakarta has tourism pedestrian like Malioboro, “Batik” the Indonesian famous textile, and silver handicraft. If you want the precious and expensive antique miniature collection, you can buy miniatures made from silver.
Pedicab and Wagon Miniature
If you do not like miniature bicycle, others alternatives are pedicab and village wagon miniature. They produced in good detail and precise from metal iron. The expensive one is made from silver. Street vendor usually sold miniature bike, pedicab bike, and wagon miniatures. All Yogyakarta miniatures are unique and fantastic for your collection or wonderful gift for colleagues and best friends.
Vintage Bike Miniature Model
Bike miniature is made based on vintage model of bicycle from the era of World War II. Bicycle in Indonesia was brought by Dutch and British colonial. Vintage bicycle brands like Fongers, Sunbeam, and Gazelle.
The next generation is Raleigh, Batavus, NSU, Simplex, Humber, Burgers, and Philips. Those bicycles was famous in Indonesia after 1970-an.
Most of old bicycle in Indonesia was produced by Dutch company. The Dutch named bicycle for man as Opafiets and for female Omafiets. Gazelle and batavus is still produced today like Gazelle Toer Populair, Batavus Favoriet, and Batavus Old Dutch. Which one is your favorite?
Today young generation in Indonesia is falling in love with that vintage bikes. They restore old bike and also established old bicycle lover club. Government supports this environmental activism and reduces pollution. It is a social lifestyle in Yogyakarta and several big city in Indonesia now.
Bicycle Miniature Collection
For miniature collector, bicycle or bike miniature made from Yogyakarta is one of great to complete your collection. It has values as antique, unique, rare, and handmade handicrafts. It is made by rural blacksmith in their simple workshop.
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Hector Augusto Rojas on April 22, 2019:
Nice bikes could you tell me where or in which site i found this bicycles
on line.i need to buy a vintage .
please let me know.
claudio on February 25, 2016:
in which site i found this bicycle?
i want to buy on-line
Esrom Aritonang (author) from Indonesia on August 04, 2012:
Yes its available online. Thanks for the comment.
Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on August 03, 2012:
These are beautiful. I love the pedicab -- it would make a great souvenir. Are these available online? Voting this Up and Beautiful.