The Beautiful Bandealit Beach in Jember, East Java

Bandealit is one of interest tourism destination in Meru Betiri National Park. It has a pristine beach and many potentials tour object. In Bandealit, there is deer sanctuary, orchid green-house which offers orchid in Meru Betiri National Park which can’t be found somewhere else.

This beach is located in the south of the town Jember, exactly 35 miles from downtown. The beach is adjacent to the beach Sukamade (Captive Turtle Beach Place) is known to calm the waves that blends with the beauty of the flora. Bandealit beach is perfect for visitors who want to enjoy the marine sports.

In Bandealit, the visitors can enjoy bodysurfing here, and the board is available in this beach. This activity is secure for beginner, as the wave is regular and not so big. There are many fishermen boats in Bandealit, that visitors can enjoy grilled fresh fish.

On the east of Bandealit beach there is a vast estuary resembles to a lake. This estuary is overgrown with Sonneratia caseolaris mangrove. Then in this estuary located a guest house. The guest house is equipped by fresh water from mountain.

Activities can be undertaken on the east estuary are birdwatching, canoing and exploring river using speedboat. On dry season, the estuary is suitable for canoeing while in rainy season the estuary is dry. For, photography enthusiasts, the atmosphere of panoramic beauty of the beaches and forests are great for photographers. The current challenge for photographers is aiming for animals living in Bande Alit, including banteng (Bos javanicus).

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The Unknown Paradise: Banyu Tibo Beach Pacitan – East Java

Pacitan is one of the regency that has many beautiful tourism. It is a regency located in the southwestern East Java Province, with Central Java Province on its west border. Pacitan is also called a city with 1001 caves. Because you can find thousands of caves in Pacitan. Not only has some exotica caves, also has beautiful beach tourism object like other beaches in Indonesia. Banyu Tibo beach is one of beautiful beach in South Ocean.

Banyu Tibo is a Javanese phrase for falling water. It has a small waterfall falling down from a river at the top of the cliff. This name clearly describes situation of the beach where one of beach corner, on a big rock, flows waterfall which falls directly to the beach. On the left and right of the beach, there are big rocks which are towering and sturdy, adding the exotic of Banyu Tibo beach.

There is a waterfall at the edge of the beach, not only you can play water as you like, you can also play under the waterfall. You can enjoy this moment with your friends or families. Interestingly, even though the waterfall is located near the beach, the water is not salty, because it is fresh water from the rivers and mountains in the area of Pacitan. Besides playing water, if you like fishing, you can catch fish there. Usually every evening, Banyu Tibo beach is full of local people who want to catch fish. Because the cliff is on the top of beach, you can try the rock fishing technique to enjoy your fishing.

After you are satisfied visiting Banyu Tibo beach, it’s not wrong, if you stop at Nampu beach, which is located not far from Banyu Tibo beach. This beach also gives other beauty of the Pacitan land. You can drop in this beach because is take same line Banyu Tibo beach.

The beach is still located not far from Buyutan, still in Widoro village. Situated at Widoro village, Donorejo sub-district, Pacitan, East Java. It is located around 110 kilometers from Solo city. The distance to the beach is closer if you begin your trip from Solo, Central Java, than from Surabaya, East Java. To reach this beach, you can use public transportation or private vehicle. If you take public transportation from Solo, you have to take a bus to Pracimantoro, then taking local transportation until Widoro village, then you have to walk around 4 kilometer to Banyu Tibo beach. If you are use private vehicle, you take the same line, but if you go by motorcycle, you can drive until the beach. If you drive a private car, you can park at the last village, around 2 kilometer from the beach. There is a small road to get to the beach, which only fits one car, but it is advisable to park the car at a villager’s house close to the main road and take a walk to the beach. The view while walking down the hill to the small cove is already a spectacle.

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Climbing on Panderman Mountain in Batu, East Java

 

 

Mount Panderman is popular with the name as the iconic nature of Batu City. Wherever you are in the area of Batu City, this mountain will always appear and become an interesting background. The peak can be seen clearly from the bottom, but even though its peak was impressed not so high, to get there you need excellent stamina because the road leading to the top of the climb is quite sharp and tiring. The mountain with a height of 2045 meters.

Come to Mount Panderman is not enough if you are not doing anything like climbing. To climb Mount Panderman there are two paths: the first lane is a common pathway that is already widely known through Toyomerto Hamlet, Village Guesthouse. The second pathway could be said not much to know because this pathway is not a common path and there are no facilities such as parking and clean water because it is not designed for those who are going to climb Mount Panderman; but this track is actually a kind of “shortcuts” to get at the top, and for members of the lovers of nature in the Batu City, this path is precisely the path of their favorites. The members of Batu nature lovers used to call the track “Heavy Bull”. A track is quite challenging because in some corner of the hill slope is almost reached 90 degrees, and can only be passed by climbing.

We can look around the scenery along this second path is not less beautiful with the first track but quite dangerous. Climbers will pass through the edge of a very steep rainfall bull yet so beautiful. If lucky, climbers can bring home the edelweiss flower or we usually called “Bunga Abadi” which is widely available around Rainfall Bull. To pass this pathway from Batu City, climbers must be towards the direction of Kusuma Agro Hotel, and continued to ride through a pretty uphill paved road to the point of beginning of the climb. If you want to try climbing in Panderman mountain, please come to Batu City, Malang, East Java.

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Watu Ulo Beach, Jember, East Java – Indonesia


Watu Ulo Beach is a very beautiful beach in East Java. It is only 33 kilometers to the south from Jember, it exactly located in Suberejo Village,  Ambulu Regency. There is special thing about the beach, which is different from any other beaches in Java Island. A big stone on the bank of beach called ‘Watu Ulo’ is unique. Ulo in Javanese means snake. It taken from the stone line that lining like a snake.  The clean and sandy beach is around 2 kilometers long. When you cross the mountainous jungle, either on foot or by vehicle to the west bank, you will find the beautiful white sandy beaches of Malikan called “Tanjung Papuma”. There are fishing boats and local cafes. Enjoy seafood BBQ and a Watu Ulo special menu. Camping ground is also available on the beach. Usually there are not many visitors. The beach will be noisy and very busy on the special occasions such as at New Year and Idul Fitri.

 

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East Java On September 2012

The East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 contains the schedule of some traditional ceremonies, traditions, festivals and performances which held in the cities and the regencies in East Java. It is designed to promote and to publicize the tourism agenda in the whole area in East Java.

It is important to inform that the local communities usually determine the schedules of the ceremonial events by using the calendars of Javanese, Moslem, and Hindu Tenggerese. Therefore, to assure the exact date of the events, it is advisable to confirm the local Government Tourist Offices.

We hope the East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 will be helpful and useful for visitors and travelers.

1 SEPTEMBER
SANGGRING CHICKEN KOLAK
According to the story, this traditional food is made hereditary since the reign of Kedaton Giri government. At that time, the community around the Gumeno villages was attacked by the plague that never healed. Hence, the local government ask to made a dish of chicken Kolak and given to the people. Fortunately, after consuming the chicken kolak, the plague was healed.
Location: Gumeno Village, Gresik regency.

4-7 SEPTEMBER
THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF IBRAHIM ASMORO QONDI
In order to commemorate the death of Ibrahim Asmoro aulia Qondi, there are various of Islamic activities held, include of:
- Khotamul qur’an
- Reading Koran
Location: The tomb of Abraham Asmoro Qondi, Palang, Tuban

6 SEPTEMBER
HARI RAYA KETUPAT
This religion activity is now become the cultural activity among Durenan sub district. Hari Raya Ketupat is a celebration day following Idul Fitri day. The society of Durenan will held an “open house” by serving traditional cuisine of Kupat or Ketupat to anyone whose visiting their house; either relatives, neighbours or even strangers.
Location: Durenan District , Trenggalek

SEPTEMBER 9, 13, 16, 23
KARAPAN SAPI
Kerapan sapi or bull race is a rural party and traditions of Madurese communities that develop from time to time since the days of the ancestors of the Madurese. It usually held after the harvest, as a form of excitement over the success that achieved.
Location: West Waru Village, Waru sub-district; Tebu Village, Penganteng sub-district; Bulay Village, Galis sub-district; Lawangan Daya village, Pamekasan; and Stadium R Soenarto, Pamekasan

18 SEPTEMBER
PASURUAN FESTIVAL / PASURUAN ANNIVERSARY
Is an activity that explores all potential tourisms in Pasuruan. At this moment, there will be tourist attractions, Arts Culture Dance, Music and Drama and Religious activities.
Location: Pasuruan Regency

19 SEPTEMBER
SEMBONYO RITUAL
This ritual is an expression of gratitude to God Almighty from the fishermen around Prigi Beach and surrounding for the abundance life and harvest.
Location: Prigi Beach, Watulimo sub-District, Trenggalek

19 SEPTEMBER
LONGKANGAN
Longkangan is a ritual as an expression of gratitude to God Almighty from the fishermen around Munjungan sub-district and surrounding for the abundance life and harvest.
Location: Blado Beach, Munjungan District, Trenggalek

FRIDAY PON 22 SEPTEMBER 2012
CLEAN THE DAM TRADITIONAL CEREMONY
This ritual is an expression of gratitude to God Almighty from the farmers that having the water supply from Bagong Dam into their field.
Location: Tomb of Bagong, Ngantru Race Village.

SEPTEMBER
BOJONEGORO CARNIVAL OF CULTURE
This cultural carnival is annualy held in Bojonegoro, to be the event of understanding about Bojonegoro tourism.
Location: Building Versatile Bojonegoro

ROKAT TASSE RITUAL
This ceremony is conducted by the fishermen community in Tara village as an expression of gratitude to God Almighty for abundant harvest.
Location: North and South Coastal of Sampang regency

THE ELECTION OF KACONG CEBBING TOURISM AMBASSADOR
Is an annual event in the form of tourism ambassador election called “Kacong and Cebbing” that always been implemented at the end of the year. The purpose of this activity is to increase participation of teenagers promoting some of potentials tourism in Sampang
Location: District Sampang

THE ELECTION OF KANGE YUNE TOURISM AMBASSADOR IN BOJONEGORO
Is an annual event in the form of tourism ambassador election called “Kange and Yune” that always been implemented at the end of the year. The purpose of this activity is to increase participation of teenagers promoting some of potentials tourism in Bojonegoro
Location: Building Versatile Bojonegoro

THE ELECTION OD BAGUS DYAH TOURISM AMBASSADOR
Is an annual event in the form of tourism ambassador election called “Bagus  and Dyah” that always been implemented at the end of the year. The purpose of this activity is to increase participation of teenagers promoting some of potentials tourism in Magetan
Location: Magetan

SENDANG BIRU CEREMONIAL
Sendang Biru ceremonial is a celebration of giving the offering to appreciate the bless of God Almighty for abundance sea harvest.
Location: Sendang Biru Beach, Malang

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Ngagelan Beach – Banyuwangi

Ngagelan Beach - Banyuwangi

Ngagelan Beach

Ngagelan beach is breeding area. It is located 7 km to the west of Trianggulasi Bay. It is also the hachery for the baby turtles. There are some biology students do the research here.

Turtles Breeding At Ngagelan Beach

Ngagelan beach has much kind of turtle, such as Lepidochelys olivaceae, Eretmochelys imbricata, Dermochelys coreacea, Chelonia mydas, etc. Lepidochelys olivaceae is the most available here. Ngagelan beach can reach by any vehicle from Rowobendo post through west direction or it can be reach by foot through the beach that about 8 km.

Ngagelan Beach

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East Java On July 2012

The East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 are contains the schedule of some traditional ceremonies, traditions, festivals and performances which held in the cities and the regencies in East Java. It is designed to promote and to publicize the tourism agenda in the whole area in East Java.

It is important to inform that the local communities usually determine the schedules of the ceremonial events by using the calendars of Javanese, Moslem, and Hindu Tenggerese. Therefore, to assure the exact date of the events, it is advisable to confirm the local Government Tourist Offices.

We hope the East Java’s Calendar of Events 2012 will be helpful and useful for visitors and travelers.

JULY 1 TO 15
PIODALAN PURA MANDARAGIRI SEMERU AGUNG
It is a ritual ceremony for Mandaragiri Sumeru Agung temple anniversary. In this ceremony, there will be arts performances of Java and Bali, which visited by tourists from Bali and other parts.
Location: Senduro village, Lumajang

JULY 5
BELIMBING TRADITIONAL CEREMONY
Blimbing traditional ceremony is always held in date 15 on Sya’ban month, which is goes to July 5 2012. This ceremony is like thanksgiving ceremonial to God, for bless and abundant life in Blimbing Village. Moreover, the people is also asking for safety and prosperious life. During the ceremony, there is Singo Ulung that become the main icon from this event. Singo Ulung is such a lion fitur that lift up by some men.
Location: Blimbing Village, Klabang sub-district, Bondowoso

JULY 16
THE ELECTION OF KAKANG MBAKYU TOURISM AMBASSADOR OF MADIUN
This activity is undertaken as a form of Madiun Municipal Government efforts to improve the sense of caring towards the development of tourism among the younger generation.
Location: Aula Wisma Haji Madiun Municipal Government

JULY 24
JEMBER FASHION CARNIVAL
Is an international carnival with world’s longest catwalk couture fashion for about 3.6 km. It designed, worked and exhibited by Indonesian youth generation. In this carnival, the fashion materials are using the recyclable material.
Location: Jember Square

JULY 27
MANUSUK SIMA
This ceremony is performed each year in commemoration of Kediri anniversary.
Location: Tirtoyoso Kwak Recreation Park, Jl. A. Yani, Kediri

JULY
PARAGLIDING FESTIVAL
Batu city is having bunch of magnificent things to be explored. Not only the sceneries but also the adrenalin sport. Those who like outdoor activities, there will be paragliding festival in every year.
After landing from paragliding, the participants can enjoy the beautiful of Songgoriti tourism object. This area is always become the paragliding events, start from regional, national to international.
Location: Banyak Mountain, Batu City.

JULY
SAPI SONO CONTEST
Sapi Sono is a contest before Karapan Sapi. The cows that participate in Karapan Sapi will be parade and dressed up over the visitors before racing.
Location: Sampang, Madura

ART EXHIBITION
In this exhibition, there are selected works of Sculpture, Painting, Graphic / Comic, to improve the quality and productivity of the artists / art communities in East Java.
Location: Cultural Park Building, Gentengkali Surabaya

KARAPAN SAPI ON REGENCY LEVEL
At this level, the bull race is running faster to be the winner and chosen to be the candidate for President Trophy.
Location: Sampang, Madura

THE ELECTION OF GUS AND YUK TOURISM AMBASSADOR MOJOKERTO
This election of Gus and Yuk tourism ambasador of Mojokerto, is having purpose to be the representative of tourism ambassador.
Location: Jl. Gajah Mada No.. 147 Mojokerto

DHOHO STREET FESTIVAL
It is an exhibition and numbers of game competition, that located along Jalan Doho.
Location: Jl. Doho, Kediri.

CROSS-CULTURAL FESTIVAL
This cross-cultural festival is a festival of art and cultural exchange between Surabaya and some other country like Korea, Kochi Japan, Malaysia and more. By this festival, hopefully the Indonesian art and culture will be more famous abroud.
Location: Surabaya

BULL RACE
Karapan Sapi or Bull racing is a traditional art contest from Madura. There are pairs of cow with single jockey to control the running of the cows. The event of Karapan sapi is conducted in the framework of celebration for a bountiful harvest and as an elite moment for those who want to raise the status among society.
Location: City of Surabaya (Ken Park)

REMO FESTIVAL AND YOSAKOI
Remo is a traditional art dance from Java, and it usually been performed during the traditional performance of Ludruk, and beyond that, it usually performed as an opening to welcome the guests dance.
Location: Bungkul Park, Surabaya

JULY
G WALK FESTIVAL
This event is a cultural arts activities which held by the organizers of G Walk culinary at Citraland.
Location: Surabaya

DECORATIVE KITE FESTIVAL
At this festival, there will be numbers of decorative kites in many types and sizes.
Location: Ken Park, Surabaya

KWAN SING TEE KOEN ANNIVERSARY
This celebration held in order to commemorate the birth of Kongco god, or kwan sing tee koen god, at Kwan Sing Bio Temple, Tuban. There are various events and rituals include:
- Prayer together
- Carnival deities and worshiped around the city that followed by parades and barong sai
Location: Tuban

THE ELECTION OF GUS AND YUK TOURISM AMBASSADOR MOJOKERTO
This election of Gus and Yuk tourism ambasador of Mojokerto, is having purpose to be the representative of tourism ambassador.
Location: Jl. Gajah Mada No.. 147 Mojokerto

NIGHT 25 (SELAWE) RAMADAN IN SUNAN GIRI
This moment is always held at Lailatul Qadar eve, precisely at 24th night in Ramadhan. The gathering is being held in mosque, at the tomb of Sunan Giri. The activities include of reading Koran, bazar and more.
Location: Along Sunan Giri Street, Gresik Regency

NIGHT MARKET
At this night market festival, there will be variety of traditional foods and snacks that are served by corporate Hotels for guests and visitors.
Location: Majapahit Garden – Hotel Bumi Surabaya
Time: Every day 18:00 to 22:00 pm

SURABAYA HERITAGE TRACK
The visitors who come and join to explore Surabaya, can start the journey from House of Sampoerna and use particular bus and get around to every corner of Surabaya.
Location: Location: hosue of Sampoerna Surabaya
Time: Tuesday – Thursday (10:00 to 16:30 pm) Friday – Sunday (09:00 to 17:00 pm)

REOG PERFORMANCE
Reog is a traditional art show from Ponorogo.
Location: Youth City Hall, Surabaya
Time: Every Sunday (9:00 to 10:00 pm)

SPARKLING SURABAYA DANCE
This festival is such a modern dance creation that based on Surabaya Sparkling Theme. The participants are coming from Surabaya teenagers who love to dance.
Location: Surabaya Plaza Hotel in Surabaya
Time: Every Sunday 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. pm

THE ELECTION OF JOKO-RORO TOURISM AMBASADOR
This election is having purpose to choose the representative of Malang tourism and promote the potential tourism in Malang and surrounding.
Location: Malang Regency

KASEMBON RAFTING
This activity is a combination of sport and recreational activity. For those who love outdoor activity can join Kasembon Rafting and experience the stream flow over 12 km.
Location: Kasembon District, Malang Regency.

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Loka Jala Crana Museum, The Witness Of The History

Navy Seal Museum Loka Jala Crana

At early begin, Loka Jala Crana Museum was built on September 19 1969 by the name of Navy Museum, which is legalized by Mrs. R Mulyadi. According to its name, the navy museum was dedicated to the navy cadets as a history lesson to study for. As the time goes by, the museum change becomes TNI-AL Museum or Navy Museum on July 10, 1973. Finally, on the last changes this museum is already change to be Navy Loka Jala Crana Museum on October 6, 1979.

Loka Jala Crana Museum -- Surabaya

Loka Jala Crana Museum is located in Morokrembangan, at Krembangan Sub-district, Surabaya and under the Naval Academy and Command, Education & Navy Development for soldier, sergeant and officer. The resident is famous by “Bumi Moro” Surabaya This museum is remind the history about Navy, which is about Physical Revolution and this museum also has collections that connected with the revolution, including of cannon warships, aircraft, helicopters, Amphibious Tank PT 76, field artillery and air defense, firearms; from pistols to ancient automatic long-barrel which probably cannot be found in other places. Besides, there is also a KRI miniature ship war which is compact with mirror frames. The miniature made by the original fleet that used to strengthen the Republic of Indonesia.

Loka Jala Crana museum collections’ mainstay is cannon which are derived from warship “De Zeven Provincien” type Destroyers. These cannon were remain the struggle of Indonesian sailors Which defeated the Dutch East Indies warships on February 4, 1933.

At this museum, the most exciting rides and liked by the visitors is the Planetarium, which is simulations that show the stars or anything on outer space. Visitors are being invited to wander the universe and to understand the concept of universe system. The dome-shaped roof and a semi-circle around walls are decorated with the entire zodiac like Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini.

 

 

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The Color Slight On Bratang Flower Market – Surabaya

Bratang Flower Market - Surabaya

Bratang Flower Market

Bratang flower market is traditional flower market in Surabaya, precisely in Bratang street. At early begin, it was just small area that inhabited by 5 sellers from kayoon market, fortunately, this small area become large and develop since 1990s.

Today, the market is already organized; the cleanliness is already maintained and this make convenient for the visitors who want to buy flowers. Moreover, the facilities in the market are getting better, like the parking lot that is relatively safe and nice. Do not worry about the criminality during your shopping, because this area is safe from those disturbances.

At a glance, this flower market seems like an ordinary flower market, which there is numbers of ornamental plants that neatly arranged in the overhang booths, the colorful leaves and flowers that really attractive, the soothing green leaves and the fragrance.

Bratang flower market is standing on more than 2400 m2 area. There are more than 200 booths measuring 3×4 meters in every stall in the market area. And more than 65 people florists live and run the businesses.

Bratang flower market is open 24 hours a day, although some stalls closed at six o’clock. But there are few booths remain open. The visitors are mostly come on weekends, it starts from morning to the evening. Bratang flower market is the most complete market than any other florists. For instance, when in other places is very difficult to get Toga plant (Family Medicine Plantation), here on Bratang is available.

The location is very strategic because it is located near to the terminal of Bratang. It is also near to Manyar Megah Indah shopping complex and also near to bird & fish market.

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Mandara Giri Temple, The Hindus Temple and Ceremonial Stage – Lumajang

Mandara Giri Semeru Agung Temple - Lumajang

Mandara Giri Temple

Mandara Giri Temple is one of religious tourims in Lumajang that often visited by many pilgrimage. This great temple also save Lumajang history in the past. When you are lucky, you can visit this temple while the traditional ceremony being held and there will be interesting ceremonial presented.

At this location a religious ceremony is performed by Hindus, who are primarily Balinese. They perform the MEMENDAK THIRTHA ceremony and the MJEJAUMAN ceremony on Mount Semeru. The annual ceremonies are conducted in July. Balinese traditional dances are performed as part of those ceremonies. The temple is in located Sendoro district, about 25 km west of Lumajang.

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