482 East Java Tourism Events 2018

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

The East Java Government launched 482 cultural and tourism events that will be held throughout 2018.

“A total of 482 cultural and tourism activities consist of 108 festivals and 374 nonfestival which spread in 38 districts / cities, contained in East Java Tourism Calendar 2018,” said Head of Culture and Tourism East Java Provincial Government Jarianto in a press conference in Surabaya.

He said that of hundreds of cultural activities and tourism in East Java 2018 Tour Calendar, 10 of them curated by a team from the Ministry of Tourism of the Central Government, namely Jember Fashion Carnival, Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival, Yadnya Kasada and Exotica Bromo, Malang Flower Carnival, Kemilau Madura, Pasar Seni Lukis Indonesia, Gandrung Sewu, International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen, Festival of Keraton Nusantara, and Festival Malang Kota Tua.

“A total of 10 activities directly curated by the Ministry of Tourism team are included in the ‘Top 100 Wonderful Event 2018’,” he said.

In addition, he added, in addition to the 10 cultural and tourism activities that nationally have entered the “Top 100 Wonderful Event 2018”, the East Java Province has also summarized hundreds of cultural and tourism activities into the “Top 50 East Java Event”.

“The entry of ’50 Top East Java Event ‘is certainly unique, in addition to national and international scale in terms of participants and audience, has been routinely implemented or has the potential to develop because of its uniqueness, and not a memorial anniversary,” he said, explaining.

Jarianto believes, all 482 cultural activities and tourism in East Java 2018 Tourism Calendar can increase tourist visits, especially from abroad to East Java.

“Throughout the year 2017, we recorded the number of foreign tourist arrivals to East Java amounted to about 58 million people. The visits foreign tourists in 2018 this could be more increased again,” he said.

Source: https://www.wartaekonomi.co.id/read168141/ini-482-agenda-pariwisata-jatim-2018.html

Jawa Timur Punya 482 Event Wisata dan Budaya Sepanjang 2018

Posted in East Java Scenery | Leave a comment

Colorful Village Named Jodipan Tourism Village

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

In Malang of Indonesia, tourists may find also a unique village called Jodipan. One thing that makes it unique is the colorful houses located beside Brantas River. The other names of the village are Warna-Warni (colorful) and Tridi Village. Due to such charm and uniqueness, tourists feel comfortable and excited when exploring the village. Not to mention they have the chance to meet the friendly villagers and try their local foods.

The Nuance
As mentioned before, Jodipan’s main feature is the formation of colorful houses organized neatly near to the famous Brantas River. In terms of region, the village belongs to Blimbing Sub-District and it has been visited by lots of tourists over time. In fact, it is also recognized by foreigners or those who want to have a new vacation experience. It is a good thing that Jodipan has turned out into a good and clean community. In the past, though, it was only a slum! The locals and some college students of UMM had an idea to lure visitors to that area so they decided to clean the environment and painted their houses with colorful vibrancy.

Exploring Jodipan Tourism Village
Being a tourism village, Jodipan has given a great contribution to Malang City and its surroundings regarding tourism income. Most of the visitors are people who want to take selfies in that area and do other fun things. In fact, several organizations conduct a photography competition sometimes. They are choosing the best shot made by tourists or any people who join the event. For casual visitors, they also love photography but they decide to post their pictures on their social media.

In term of location, Jodipan Tourism Village is considered strategic. Not only it resides beside Brantas River, the village is also located under a bridge. That means tourists can also watch the charm of the village from afar (from the bridge). Despite its young and attractive look, Jodipan is actually one of the oldest villages in Malang City. That means the culture remains unspoiled there, which is good news for tourists as they are able to enjoy them all when getting around the site.

Jodipan Tourism Village also has an important feature which is the Buk Gludhuk Bridge as stated above. The villagers named it Gludhuk due to the noisy sound created by passing vehicles when cutting across the bridge. On top of that, it also becomes tourists’ favorite spot to take pictures with the village as its background. For first timers, it is better to work with a tour agent who usually offers a free walking tour or other tourist packages there.

Nearby Attractions

  • Malabar Park
  • Singosari Temple
  • Tugu Square

How to Get There
The good thing is that Jodipan Tourism Village is located near to Malang City of Indonesia (with the distance of only 4.3 km). That means travelers only need to spend about 20 minutes in order to reach the village. When it comes to the best route, they can use Raya Lawang – Malang Street.

Where to Stay

  • Amaris Hotel
  • Atria Hotel
  • Wilis Indah Hotel
  • Trio Indah Hotel

 

More info: http://www.eastjava.com/tourism/malang/

 

Posted in East Java Scenery | Leave a comment

TOP 77 Calender of Event Banyuwangi Indonesia Festival 2018

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

 

The Ministry of Tourism along with the Government of Banyuwangi Regency launched “TOP 77 Calendar of Event Banyuwangi Indonesia Festival 2018” at Balairung Soesilo Soedarman, Gedung Sapta Pesona, Jakarta (1/2). Top 77 Calender of Event is an effort of Banyuwangi Regency to presenting attractions to increase tourist visits to Banyuwangi. Top 77 Events mentioned there are three featured events be part of the 100 Calendar of Event Wonderful Indonesia (CoE WI) 2018. Namely Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival (BEC), International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen (ITdBI) and Gandrung Sewu. Specially, Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival itself included on the Top 10 National Events.

 

Banyuwangi Regent, Abdullah Azwar Anas, explained that 77 attractive tourism events will explore the culture, natural beauty, sports to various potential areas that will certainly be an interesting spectacle for tourists. It also supports the Visit Wonderful Indonesia (VIWI) 2018 in reaching the target of 17 million foreign tourist visits in 2018 and 20 million in 2019. Recorded in 2016, tourists visits to Banyuwangi as many as 77 thousand foreign tourists and 4 million domestic. In 2017, foreign tourist visits increased to 91 thousand foreign tourist with foreign exchange earnings reaching 546 billion rupiahs.

 

Azwar Anas added that the strength of Banyuwangi Tourism is on the participation of all society so as to create TOP 77 calendar events. Where the 5 events become the leading in foreign tourist visits, namely Internasional Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen, Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival, Festival Gandrung Sewu, Banyuwangi Beach Jazz Festival, and Jazz Ijen.

 

In addition, from the TOP 77 events there are a number of new activities. Among the Festival Tahu Tempe which will take place on 9th to 13rd February, 2018. Beside there will be a Lunar Festival which will feature a typical Chinese news tradition on 17th March, Dance Festival on 31st March, Fishing Festival on 7th April, Chocolate Festival on 12th May and Kuntulajn Festival on 3rd to 6th October.

 

Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya appreciate to Banyuwangi who actively package tourism event in order to promote and increase tourist visit to Banyuwangi. Branding Banyuwangi as The City of Carnival and Festival must have quality events throughout the year, and TOP 77 calendar events will encourage tourists to visit Banyuwangi because every day can see the carnival and festival.

 

Banyuwangi has been designated as one of 10 branding or co-branding destinations of Wonderful Indonesia under the brand “Banyuwangi The City of Carnival and Festival. This is due to the readiness of its 3A elements (attractions, amenitas, and accessibility) especially air connectivity with the operation of Blimbingsari Airport Banyuwangi. Connected a number of national airlines from Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali.

 

“In terms of attractions, Banyuwangi recorded the fastest growing because it involves the entire potential of the community. If 2012 only has 12 events, 2017 will be increased to 72 events, and this year will be 77 events with a number of featured events included in CoE WI 2018, “explained Arief Yahya.

https://pesona.indonesia.travel/berita/top-77-calender-of-event-banyuwangi-indonesia-festival-2018/

 

Posted in East Java Scenery | Leave a comment

TOURISM VIDEO & PHOTO COMPETITION 2018

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

A. TEMA, OBJEK & LOKASI FOTO DAN VIDEO
I. TEMA FOTO DAN VIDEO
Human Interest, Nature & Culture Potrait Of East Java
II. OBJEK FOTO DAN VIDEO
Daya Tarik wisata Alam,Manusia dan Budaya
III. LOKASI FOTO DAN VIDEO
Lokasi pengambilan foto dilakukan di 38 Kabupaten / Kota di Provinsi Jawa Timur.

B. SASARAN PESERTA
1. Penghoby Fotografi dan Videografi
2. Komunitas Fotografi & Videografi
3. Sekolah Menengah Atas
4. Tour & Travel
5. Vlogger
6. Komunitas Film dan Video Dokumenter

C. PERSYARATAN
I. LOMBA FOTO PARIWISATA
• Setiap peserta diperkenankan mengirimkan karya Minimal 2 atau 3 foto tanpa watermark
• Jika peserta berasal dari Jawa Timur 1 Foto berasal dari daerah asal sesuai KTP dan 1 foto lainnya bertemakan bebas sesuai Point A.
• Untuk peserta yang berasal dari Luar Jawa Timur, 2 foto yang dikirimkan bebas sesuai Point A.
• Foto yang dilombakan dapat dikirim dalam format JPEG dengan sisi terpendek 3000 pixel dengan 300 dpi.
• Edit foto hanya diizinkan untuk memperbaiki warna, kontras dan melakukan sedikit cropping
• Penilaian foto ditentukan berdasarkan destinasi wisata, angle, komposisi, momen dan keaslian.
• Apabila ternyata nantinya dari salah satu karya pemenang ada yang pernah diikut sertakan sebelumnya dalam event komersial atau lomba sejenis dan menjadi pemenang, kemudian terjadi gugatan oleh pihak tertentu dengan menunjukkan bukti otentik. Maka pemenang tersebut dinyatakan gugur dan harus mengembalikan hadiah yang diterima secara utuh kepada panitia. Kemudian pemenang yang bermasalah tadi wajib meminta maaf pada publik lewat media cetak atau elektronik.

II. LOMBA VIDEO PARIWISATA
• Setiap peserta diperkenankan mengirimkan 1 atau maksimal 2 karya video berdurasi minimal 1 menit dan maksimal 3 menit (seperti Standart Film Dokumenter secara Konvensional) tanpa watermark dengan mencantumkan Judul dan nama peserta.
• Video dapat ditambah ilustrasi dan musik, dimana ilustrasi dan musik tersebut merupakan tanggung jawab peserta. Sudah mendapatkan ijin dan tidak melanggar Hak Cipta. Untuk Credit Point bisa dicantumkan diakhir Video.
• Boleh digabung dengan aerial dan underwater shot. Kualitas video yang dilombakan minimal Full High Definition (Full HD) 1080p.
• Penilaian video ditentukan berdasarkan destinasi wisata, angle, komposisi, momen dan keaslian.
• Apabila ternyata nantinya dari salah satu karya pemenang ada yang pernah diikut sertakan sebelumnya dalam event komersial atau lomba sejenis dan menjadi pemenang, kemudian terjadi gugatan oleh pihak tertentu dengan menunjukkan bukti otentik. Maka pemenang tersebut dinyatakan gugur dan harus mengembalikan hadiah yang diterima secara utuh kepada panitia. Kemudian pemenang yang bermasalah tadi wajib meminta maaf pada publik lewat media cetak atau elektronik.

D. KETENTUAN TEKNIS KOMPETISI VIDEO DAN FOTO
1. Terbuka untuk warga Negara Indonesia
2. Tidak ada biaya pendaftaran untuk mengikuti lomba.
3. Diperkenan untuk jenis kamera DSLR, Mirrorless, ActionCam / Drone terkecuali Smartphone.
4. Karya Foto dan Video mengenai pariwisata Jawa Timur
5. Karya Foto dan Video yang dikirimkan merupakan karya asli dan dibuat antara tahun 2016 – tanggal terakhir pengumpulan yang dibuktikan dengan Data EXIF dan belum pernah diikutkan lomba serupa ataupun diunggah dimedia komrsiil manapun.
6. Obyek atau isi dalam karya Foto dan Video sepenuhnya tanggung jawab peserta. Panitia tidak melayani segala bentuk tuntutan dari pihak manapun sehubungan foto dan Video yang dilombakan.
7. Panitia berhak menggunakan Karya Foto dan Video peserta untuk keperluan Publikasi maupun Promosi Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur.
8. Panitia berhak mendiskualifikasi peserta yang memasukkan karya yang tidak memenuhi aturan lomba, mengutip karya orang lain, bukn hasil karya sendiri, dianggap mengandung unsur SARA, atau melanggar norma susila.
9. Keputusan dewan juri adalah mutlak dan tidak dapat diganggu gugat.
10. Mengisi Form Registrasi.

E. TEKNIS PENGIRIMAN
1. Periode pengiriman Karya Foto dan Video 1 Januari 2018 – 31 Maret 2018. Setiap file dilengkapi Judul , Keterangan lokasi obyek serta narasi singkat mengenai obyek.
2. Karya Foto dan Video dikirim dalam bentuk softcopy melalui :
a) Pengiriman Video dan Foto melalui email ditujukan ke alamat : ejavatrip@gmail.com dengan subyek: Mtf2018_nama peserta
b) Pengiriman melalui POS ditujukan ke Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur , Jl. Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya dalam bentuk Flashdisk atau CD dan melampirkan Foto kopi KTP atau keterangan dari Sekolah Paling lambat tanggal 31 Maret 2017 pukul 23.59 WIB Cap Pos
3. Peserta Wajib mengunggah Video dan Foto di Instagram dan facebook dengan Hashtag #pariwisatajawatimur, #kompetisipariwisata2018, #eastjavatrip_ dan Channel Youtube masing-masing peserta. Wajib follow Ig: @eastjavatrip_ dan like FP: eastjavatrip

F. JADWAL PENYELENGGARAAN
• Foto dikirim mulai 1 Januari 2018 – 31 Maret 2018 pukul 23.59 WIB
• Penjurian akan dilakukan 2 April – 6 April 2018
• Penyerahan hadiah dan pameran foto pemenang dan nominasi tanggal 12 April 2018

G. SELEKSI DAN PEJURIAN
• Seluruh Video dan foto yang diterima panitia akan diseleksi menjadi nominasi 10 besar.
• Bagi nominator diwajibkan untuk mengirimkan File RAW sebagai syarat penjurian.
• Peserta yang masuk nominasi 10 besar akan dihubungi lewat email/telepon oleh panitia lomba dan diunggah di Instagram @eastjavatrip_ atau Facebook : eastjavatrip
• Karya Video dan Foto yang masuk dalam nominasi 10 besar akan ditampilan dalam Pameran MTF 2018 di Grand City Convex tanggal 12 – 15 April 2018
• Penyerahan hadiah dilakukan pada tanggal 12 April 2018 bersamaan Gala Dinner Majapahit Travel Fair 2018

H. HADIAH
I. KOMPETISI VIDEO PARIWISATA
Juara 1 : Uang Tunai Rp. 15.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 2 : Uang Tunai Rp. 10.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 3 : Uang Tunai Rp. 5.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Harapan: Uang Tunai Rp. 3.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Favorit : Uang Tunai Rp. 3.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
*Pajak ditanggung oleh pemenang

II. KOMPETISI FOTO PARIWISATA
Juara 1 : Uang Tunai Rp. 6.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 2 : Uang Tunai Rp. 4.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 3 : Uang Tunai Rp. 2.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Harapan: Uang Tunai Rp. 1.500.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Favorit : Uang Tunai Rp. 1.500.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
*Pajak ditanggung oleh pemenang

I. SEKRETARIAT KOMPETISI VIDEO DAN FOTO PARIWISATA
1. Email : ejavatrip@gmail.com
2. Narahubung :
Tita +62 812 3088 6050
Sutji +62 857 0721 8888
Aji +62 857 3010 8849
3. Alamat Pengiriman :
Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur
Jalan Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya 60234

 

More: http://eastjavatrip.com/427-2/

Posted in East Java Scenery | Comments Off on TOURISM VIDEO & PHOTO COMPETITION 2018

Welcome to Bromo Cottages!

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

Providing comfortable accommodation in a spectacular mountainside location overlooking Mount Bromo and Java’s Tengger Massif, the Bromo Cottages are modest but very nicely presented, and boast views that are simply breathtaking.

The hotel is arranged as a cluster of wooden mountain houses, with balconies and big windows to take full advantage of those views. Rooms are lined with polished wood with classic furniture and comfortable textiles. Aesthetically speaking the style is nothing to write home about, but that is hardly the purpose of your stay here – the Bromo-Tengger volcanic range easily surpasses any splendour we could construct.

Facilities are likewise modest, although there is a traditional massage service available to ease any trekked out muscles. The wood-lined restaurant serves a range of Chinese, Indonesian and European favorites. This hotel lies in Tosari, Pasuruan in East Java, The nearest to Mountain Bromo. Bromo Cottages Hotel is located 85 km from Surabaya Airport, 75 km from Malang, 60 km from Tretes and 375 km from Bali.

Please see below, for further information:

Reservation
Bromo Cottages Hotel
Tosari, Pasuruan 67177, East Java Indonesia
Phone : 0343 – 571222 (hunting) Fax : 0343-571333

Surabaya Office
Phone 031-8978888
Fax. 031-8975788
Email : info@bromocottages.com
Website: http://bromocottages.com/

Posted in East Java Scenery | Comments Off on Welcome to Bromo Cottages!

Kertowono Tea Plantation in Lumajang

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

Directly picking tea in the tea plantation certainly be a pretty impressive tourist experience. The chilly air with the expanse of tea gardens are beautiful and verdant as if the natural nuances. Also with the activities. Also with the activities of tea pickers there to be an endless beauty to be enjoyed and captured with the camera.

Enchantment of beauty that you can get by visiting Kertowono Tea Plantation in Lumajang Regency, East Java.

In the area dubbed as Banana City known as “Kota Pisang” has many areas that are in the highlands. One of them is Guci Alit area located about 35 km from downtown. In the area there is a tourist destination that is quite interesting, namely Guci Alit Tea Plantation area or commonly called by the name “Kertowono Tea Plantation”. This area is under the auspices of PT. Perkebunan Nasional XII (PTPN XII) with a commodity mainstay in the form of tea from a very wide tea garden.

Kertowono Tea Plantation Gucialit Lumajang is a tourist destination that you must be visited because of wonderful nature surrounded by the hills. Local residents of Kertowono Tea Garden are also very hospitable towards local and foreign tourists.

If you stay at this plantation, many resorts have been provided by the visitors will be treated to beauty of Lumajang city at night from the top of tea plantation and see beautiful star while enjoying a cup of warm tea. In the morning can enjoy beauty of the sun staring universe and sunrise at the top of the tea plantation. Visitors can take an educational tour to the tea factory to see how the kertowono tea processing is the world’s quality tea.

Posted in East Java Scenery | Comments Off on Kertowono Tea Plantation in Lumajang

Presenting A Breathtaking Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

There is always the splendour coming in mind. It is proven from the number of local and international tourist who have visited and have posted various charming visualizations.

The Tumpak Sewu Waterfall or popularly know as the Paradise Cliff is a tourism object presenting a breathtaking waterfall beauty. Located at Sidomulyo tourism village, Pronojiwo district, Lumajang, East Java. It is 55 km to the southern. It takes approximately two hours from the city area of Lumajang.

After arriving there, you will be entertained by the scenery and the beauty of the amazing waterfall pouring naturally fresh water sourced from Semeru mountain. The term Tumpak Sewu is defined as cumulative waterfalls meaning the combination of several magnificent waterfalls.

From the starting point at entrance gate, you need to walk down to the main point for 15 minutes on foot through easy path. The people of local tourism village are special. They help each other to build the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall by setting the wood path and constructing the road from some self-help voluntarily.

At this point, you will witness the wonderful beauty of the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. The cliff stands high surrounded by waterfalls. Almost half of the cliff circle surrounded by evergreen trees is so natural. Here are two spots for you capturing amazing moments with partners, friends or family.

You can stand on the low point and go up a bit to get a perfect angle of high view. Here you can read some captions igniting our deep feeling of care and politeness to the nature as the local people do, like “do not kill anything here but time, and do not take anything here but photographs”, pretty creative.

If you loves challenges and adventures, you can go down the cliff through the available path managed by the staff of Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. You can go down the bamboo steps and walk down across some small waterfalls. The shoes you put on should be well considered, too, since the path is quite hard and slippery.

At the low point, you will go across the stream surrounded by the huge cliffs standing out. After going across the river, you will witness a breathtaking scenery right after the rounded waterfall, it takes only 30 minutes.

If you finish enjoying the beauty of the nature of Sidomulyo village, you can see the activities of local people drying cloves. The cloves dried by sunlight will release a good smell originally from Sidomulyo village.

How to Get There:
Tumpak Sewu Waterfall located at Sidomulyo village, Pronojiwo district approximately 55 km to the southern of Lumajang takes 2 hours trip.

Surabaya bus station/ Malang – Wonorejo bus station – Pronojiwo bus station – Tumpak Sewu waterfall
Jember bus station/ Banyuwangi – Wonorejo bus station – Pronojiwo bus station – Tumpak Sewu waterfall

 

More details: lumajang.eastjava.com

Posted in East Java Scenery | Comments Off on Presenting A Breathtaking Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Nasi Serpang, Traditional Dishes From Bangkalan, Madura – East Java

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

nasiserpang3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nasi Serpang is typical mix rice with numbers of side dishes like Pepes Tongkol or steam spices cob, spices shell, sweet spices glass noddle, salted egg, shrimp paste sambal, spices cracker, fried meat and lung chips. It rich and spicy, like Madura itself.

There is no vegetable in NasiSerpang, the fluffiness of the rice is becomes the main signature of this menu. Moreover, the spicy taste in every condiment is also taking the lead. Nasi Serpang can be found in Bangkalan, and we have to take the line since early in the morning during breakfast. After 6-7Am, the menu will be sold out.
Nasi Serpang is one of culinary destination while visiting Madura. It rich, spices and sweet and the same time.

Posted in Bangkalan | Comments Off on Nasi Serpang, Traditional Dishes From Bangkalan, Madura – East Java

The East Java’s Little Africa, Baluran National Park

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

Many people may think that it is Africa – savannah along with its free wild animal. NO, it is not Africa yet it is known as The Little Africa or Africa van Java. Such scene can be found in East Java which is precisely located in Situbondo, though it is nearer to Banyuwangi. Offering the experience like in Africa, Baluran National Park has many tourism spots that you will regret to miss. Luckily, the access to visit this tourist destination is practically easy. Those who’re coming from Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, and Surabaya, do follow the route ahead to Bali and you will find the main gate of Baluran National Park at Situbondo-Banyuwangi street.

Baluran National Park is located in Wonorejo village, Banyuputih – Situbondo. Many scientists come to visit and do their research in this conservation area which they call it as the best place in Indonesia for observing the savanna wildlife. A direct encounter with the endangered Banteng (Bos Javanicus), wild boars, deer, monkey, panther, peacock, and many more seems to be a wild yet exciting experience. Originally, the name of Baluran is taken from a near-mount in this area called Mt. Baluran. Moreover, Baluran National Park is also mentioned as the forest miniature of Indonesia. It is due to the existence of almost all forest type in Indonesia can be found here such as coastal forest on beaches and dunes, tidal forest such as mangrove, wetland, evergreen, and more or less 40% is savanna.

In starting the journey in Baluran National Park, first you will get the very refreshing green view of what so called as the season forest which turn into yellowish in summer. Then for about six to nine kilometers from the entrance gate, you will find the Evergreen. As the name suggested, it is always green with its dense trees. Following the path, the wide-open savannah will greet you with may give you different of vibe based on when you visit: a green and refreshing view during the rainy season and a dry and yellowish view in the summer. Actually, this savannah is the largest savanna in Java Island and it is called as Bekol Savannah. Besides that, a clan of deer is freely live their life and that is when you encounter the African-like setting.

The next is beach time. The wide sea and white sand along the beach look heavenly beautiful. But before that, you can say Hi! to monkey community. Go early in the day and you will witness the sunrise. Adoring the scene, building a castle sand, snorkeling, or canoeing? Your journey is incomplete without enjoying those activities. Have an urge to stay longer and need accommodation? Don’t worry! Bama Beach provides two lodgings within the area. First you can book to Wisma Kapidada with its four bedrooms. Second is Wisma Pilang with only a bedroom but it enables you along with your five friend to comfortably stay in. You may ask for extra bed if you need it. So.. prepare your backpack and go visit Baluran National Park in East Java for creating your-another-escape to refresh your mind.

More details: situbondo.eastjava.com

Posted in East Java Scenery | Comments Off on The East Java’s Little Africa, Baluran National Park

Petik Laut, An Annual Ceremony To Give Thanks To The Almighty

Share to friendsShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponPrint this pageEmail this to someone

petik

Petik laut ceremony is an annual ceremony which is held by the Situbondo fisherman as a thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bless and kindness from the harvest sea times and safety during fishing time regarding the storm and blizzard.
This ritual is always being attended by thousand fisherman groups, especially from Panarukan. The ceremony itself is nowadays become more modern, starring by artists, traditional performances, music performances, Dangdut orchestra and Gandrung Banyuwangi. There is also “Pengajian” competion, games and sort of.

The main ritual from “Petik Laut” Ceremony is floating the ‘Sesaji’ in the middle of the sea, ‘Sesaji’ is the things to be dedicated to the God, it is contain of foods, rice, spices, but the most important is Cow’s head. The ‘sesaji’ boat, is already been prayed of before floated in the middle of the sea. This ceremony is a kind of cultural and national heritage, but the things done by the local society, including the fund. The local inhabitants are also the contributors for this ceremony. The inhabitants believe by doing this ceremonial will save the fisherman while they are fishing toward storm and will have more bless and harvest.

Posted in East Java Event | Comments Off on Petik Laut, An Annual Ceremony To Give Thanks To The Almighty