Four Weekend Escapes By Just Driving In Surabaya

Surabaya is gaining popularity to become a hot spot for people to travel, hang out, or as a hub to explore East Java. The local vibe meets modern and urban lifestyle make the city really unique.

If you’re reside in Surabaya for a few short days, maybe spent time on Sunday, be it for leisure or travel, here are the things you can do in a short weekend by just driving. No need too much time!


House of Sampoerna

Located in “old Surabaya”, House of Sampoerna was being used as Sampoerna’s first major cigarette production facility. This Dutch colonial-style compound is still functioning until today as a production plant for Indonesia’s most prestigious cigarette‚ Dji Sam Soe. The central complex has been restored and is now open to public. The original central auditorium is now a museum and a shop. The east side has been transformed into a unique structure containing a café and an art gallery.

House of Sampoerna also provides Surabaya Heritage Track where you can have a tour around North Surabaya by bus. You can enjoy and get to know the buildings and history of Surabaya, learn the rich culture of the city, and obtain information about other interesting places to visit in Surabaya.

Taman Sampoerna No.6, Krembangan Utara, Pabean Cantian, Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60163
Phone: (031) 3539000
Opening hours: 9 AM – 6 PM


Surabaya North Quay

Located on the second floor of Gapura Surya Harbor, here you can see international luxury cruise ships being docked while enjoying the beautiful view of the sea. The view is way more beautiful at noon, while the sun is setting down and the lights around the quay start turning. Definitely gives a really romantic atmosphere and perfect for a dinner date spot. Here, you can also watch live music, art attractions, local product exhibition, and local culinary shops.

Perak Utara, Pabean Cantian, Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60165
Opening hours: 11 AM – 8 PM


Mangrove Forest

If you’re a fan of eco-friendly tour, this could be the best spot to spend your weekend in Surabaya. The 200 hectare area is part of Surabaya government’s attempt to reduce the abrasion in Surabaya East Coast. But, this place is also open for public, used as educational spot and travel spot. Not only enjoying the beauty of mangrove tress, here you can also see more than 30 animal species, such as long tail monkey.

Jalan Raya Wonorejo No.1, Wonorejo, Rungkut, Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60296
Opening hours: 8 AM – 4 PM


Dancing Fountain

One of the recent popular sights in Surabaya is Dancing Fountain of Kenjeran Bridge. This colorful fountain was built to make the area around the bridge looks prettier so people interested to spend their time there. Dancing fountain is only available on Saturday for one hour, from 8 PM till 9 PM. After watching the dancing fountain, you can continue enjoying the sight of Surabaya city night life while eating the local food there.

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Banyuwangi to host Festivals Asian Games 2018

The region of Banyuwangi in East Java is set to host a number of festivals and events this coming weekend from July 21 to 22, reports tempo.co.

This is part of the 2018 Banyuwangi Festival, which is staging 77 events.

The festivals include the Traditional Games Festival, the Innovation Technology Festival, the Lalare Orchestra Concert and the Asian Games torch relay, which will see the torch being carried through Banyuwangi.

The Traditional Games Festival will be held on Saturday morning and spectators can witness thousands of children playing traditional games such as egrang bambu (bamboo stilt walking), gasing (spinning tops) and balap karung (sack races). A parade will start from Banyuwangi regional office to Blambangan Park.

On Saturday afternoon, the Innovation Technology Festival will commence at the Art and Culture Building (Gesibu) and will showcase a range of innovative technologies.

The Lalare Orchestra Concert will follow on Saturday night. Lalare Orchestra consists of more than 100 children from different schools that play local musical instruments such as drums, tambourines and angklung (bamboo musical instruments). They will perform traditional Indonesian songs such as “Kicir-kicir“, “Janger” and local Banyuwangi songs.

On Sunday, the Asian Games torch relay will take place, along with a number of art performances such as the Gandrung dance, the Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival and Barong art.

 

Article Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/

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Pangasan Beach on Pacitan, The One That You Don’t Want to Miss

Pacitan nowadays is getting better in their perform, especially in tourism sites. One of brand new tourism sites that getting popular is Pangasan Beach. At Pangasan, there are huge gigantic rock that flare up along the western part of the beach. The rock is also becomes the landmark from Pangasan beach.
Located in Kalipelus village, Kebonangung sub-district, Pangasan Beach is quite near from downtown Pacitan city. To reach Kalipelus village, we need half an hour by using private vehicles. Yet, the journey to reach the beach is quite struggling.

From Pacitan, if you are going to the beach, you can access via JLS or Jalur Lintas Selatan (South Cross Road). Actually there is a nearby street after passing the bridge of Jelok Kayen then turn right. But since the road condition is not so good, it is advisable to pass the Gayam flyover. Just before the flyover Gayam turn left in an uphill road, then make a sharp turn to the right up at the Market Gayam. From Market Gayam go straight and passing the flyover, and stick to the main road. The road is uphill and after meeting the village Klesem entrance gate there is intersection but choose the straight path (if turn left is the directions to Kaliuluh beach). Follow along the main hot mix asphalt road, to meet the intersection in the direction to the Kalipelus Village Hall (there is a monument in the middle of the intersection). From this T-junction turn left and shortly afterwards meet another intersection and take the left route.

Furthermore, we will pass through Elementary School in the right way, then Kalipelus Village Hall, after that the road began to decline. Take the main road until meet other T-junction, take a left. At other intersection take right route, until meeting other intersection, take left. You are arive at the inhabitant village, and you better park your vehicles here and take a walk through rice field and tropical forest and meet the Pangasan beach.

After reaching the beach, we can downing the path route to the west and heading to Lanang Mountain, which is the landmark of Pangasan Beach.

Gunung Lanang or Mt Lanang, is a small cape that look separate from the main land. If we can see from the east part of Gunung Lanang, then we will see the high soar up stone.

The west region coast by local residents is commonly called Pangasan Beach, with beach characteristic in the form of lining rocks. On the waterfront is an area of rice field that belongs to local residents who still part of Kalipelus village.

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10 Types of Traditional Indonesian Herbal Medicine and Its Benefits

Jamu is a typical Indonesian herbal beverage. Jamu usually consists of various types of herbs and spices.

Here 10 types of herbal medicine and its benefits :

1. Jamu Rice Kencur (Kaempferia galanga L.)

Jamu is believed to eliminate stiffness in the body. By getting the herbal drink, the body will be spared from the aches and pains that usually arises when the work is too hard. In addition, there are many who argue that this herb can stimulate the appetite, so appetite increases and the body becomes more healthy.

2. Turmeric Herbal Medicine Acid

Is one of the most popular types of herbal medicine, herbal medicine made from turmeric turmeric tamarind and tamarind. The efficacy of these herbs in them are lowered blood pressure, menstrual pain in women, as well as to overcome constipation.

3. Jamu Sinom
Sinom herbal medicine is similar to turmeric acid only or main ingredient is sinom young tamarind leaves. With the addition of materials normally ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Jamu helpful sinom to increase appetite, gastric inflammation and troubleshooting vaginal discharge in women.

4. Jamu Chili Lempuyang
Herbal medicine made from lempuyang lempuyang chili and chili Java. This herbal drink can get a range of nutrients such as overcoming tired and stiff, prevent colds, increase energy, reduce flatulence, etc.

5. Bitter Herbs
Of all types of traditional herbal medicine, herbal medicine is herbal bitter taste of the most difficult to enjoy. Understandably, made of bitter herbs and bitter Tinospora cordifolia. But the efficacy of such relieve pain, eliminate swelling, anti-inflammatory, and overcome arthritis made many people keep taking the bitter herbs.

6. Jamu Uyup-uyup

Uyup-uyup herbal medicine is herbal medicine used to increase milk production in nursing mothers. Only an herbalist who said that there are other benefits, namely to eliminate body odor which is less pleasant, both in the mother and child and the ‘cool’ belly.

7. Jamu Kudu Laos

According to most, the properties of herbal galangal kudu is to lower blood pressure. However, some are said to improve blood circulation, warm the body, making the stomach feel comfortable, increase appetite, launched menstruation, and refresh the body.

8. Jamu Galian Singset
Jamu singset excavation consists of kencur, curcuma, turmeric, tamarind, cinnamon, pepper, galangal, lemongrass, turmeric, cloves, cardamom, coriander, and some other traditional spices. Jamu singset excavation is believed to maintain the health of the female organs and body toning and “vagina”.

9. Temulawak

The manufacture of herbal medicine is of course ginger ginger with a few added extras such as tamarind, palm sugar, pandanus leaves and cumin. Ginger herbal medicine both for children and parents because it can cure complaints of dizziness, nausea, and relieve symptoms of colds.

10. Jamu Sugar Ginger

Artisan herbal sling usually always have a bottle of ginger sugar that serves to add sweetness to the other types of herbal medicine. But the content of ginger in this type of herbal medicine also has properties, ie treating coughs and maintain stamina.

Source: https://steemit.com/health/@fajrilgo…d-its-benefits

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Ranu Klakah

There are three lakes around Klakah Subdistrict in Lumajang promoting different landscape on each. The sunrise sensation upon Mount Lemongan in 1668 meters above sea level has become a highlight here. Mount Lemongan is a maar volcano where its diameter lays between 150 to 700 meters. Some maar volcanos have lakes around them, for instance Ranu Klakah, Ranu Bedali and Ranu Pakis.

How  To Get There:

Located in Klakah Subdistrict, 20-25 km to the northern of Lumajang City with 40 minutes drive.

By Bus

  • Surabaya/Malang Station – Wonorejo Station – Klakah Station – Ranu Klakah
  • Jember/Banyuwangi Station – Wonorejo Station – Klakah Station – Ranu Klakah

Pricelist:

Entrance fee

  • Car 10,000 IDR
  • Motorbike 5,000 IDR

More: http://www.eastjava.com/tourism/lumajang/

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Interesting Tengger Tribe’s Culture in Java

Another charm of Bromo Tengger Semeru Mountain is the presence of local culture belonging to Tengger Tribe of Indonesia. This tribe has been living around Bromo for hundreds of years and considers the mountain as a sacred landscape. Those people live in a traditional way and have retained their culture for decades. As for tourists, visiting the community would provide them with a new experience and unique entertainment when visiting the mountain. Not to mention they have an opportunity to learn approach and learn about them during the vacation.

About Tengger Tribe
When it is about Tengger Tribe, tourists can learn first about the origin of the name. Many references are available regarding this issue, actually. First, the name has the meaning of a stand-up. It represents the character of the locals which is sturdy or resilient. The second meaning is related to mountains. It represents the place where those people live. Another meaning of the name of the tribe is the combination of two legendary people called Rara Anteng and Jaka Seger.

About Tengger Tribe’s Culture
The best thing tourists can learn about regarding Tengger Tribe is the culture. Here is the most recognizable one. These people conduct an annual ceremony called Yadnya Kasodo. Usually, they conduct the ceremony in a temple located on the top of Bromo Mountain. This tradition has been passed down for generations because they honor the mountain so much. In fact, they consider it as a holy place. These people will hike it during the full moon and carry some offerings which later they would give to Sang Hyang Widhi (the deity). The best thing is that tourists are allowed to either watch or join the ceremony.

As for tourists, the presence of Tengger Tribe becomes a significant reason to visit Bromo Mountain apart from the lush of nature. No wonder, they won’t miss the opportunity to visit nearby villagers and spend some time with the tribe. Have no worries. Those people are quite welcoming, so tourists would feel comfortable regardless of the difference of language and culture. As for the tip, it is better to hire a local who acts as both an interpreter and guide.

The next important thing about Tengger Tribe’s Culture is related to their daily activities. Those people are known for their high tolerance and hardworking, actually. They are aware of their responsibilities, especially farming. Next, it is about their adaptive characteristic. Just because they always retain their local traditions intact, doesn’t mean they are ignorant regarding the development of modern society. For instance, they are open to differences, especially when some foreigners or tourists come to their village.

Nearby Attractions

  • Ranu Regulo Lake
  • Sedaer River
  • B29 Peak

How to Get There
As mentioned before, Tengger Tribe lives in the highland or nearby sites around Bromo Mountain Indonesia. How can tourists meet them, actually? For those coming from Lumajang City, the destination is Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Indonesia. The distance is 83 km, so the trip would take about 3 hours. The simplest thing to do is to hire a tour agency as they are able to arrange the trip in a professional manner.

 

For more details: http://bromo.indonesia-tourism.com/

 

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The Amazing Watu Godeg Beach – Lumajang

Watu Godeg Beach

Have you ever been to Lumajang? Have you ever enjoyed a wonderful beach atmosphere here. This time we will review about the amazing beach scenery located in Lumajang Regency.

Watu Godeg Beach is an amazing beach located in Lumajang Regency precisely in Tempursari District, offers the beauty of beach surrounded by towering cliffs. Besides you can also find the lush pandan sea trees grow around Watu Godeg Beach, thus making a different scene from every corner. Another uniqueness of this tourism is the presence of towering big rocks lies on the edge of the beach. Indeed not many who know this one, but the panorama offered are amazing.

Visit the beach in the middle of the trip you will be treated to a landscape are very fascinating surrounded by swamps around it. The clear swamp water that is different from the marsh generally adds to its own distinct exoticism.

To Get There

For those of you who will visit Watu Godeg Beach, there are two alternative ways that can be used, from Malang Regency or pass Lumajang District, if you come from out of town you can use plane and transit in Surabaya, firstly, by continuing the journey from Surabaya to Lumajang Regency by using Bus or taxi, from Lumajang Regency you have to continue the journey back to Pasirian Subdistrict, here you can continue the journey back to Tempursari Sub-district through the south coast. Among the border of Pasirian and Tempursari subdistrict is the location of Watu Godeg Beach tourism.

Second, you can continue the journey from Surabaya to Malang, from Malang you can continue the journey to Dampit District by Mini Bus, from Dampit you still have to continue the journey towards Kali Bening, then you have to go down to move Tempursari District. Not far from Tempursari District Watu Godeg Beach.

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Enjoy the Truly Adventure with Azimuth Adventure Travel

Azimuth Adventure Travel Ltd is a foreign-run adventure travel company. Based in Indonesia, it offers all-inclusive adventure vacation packages. As a tour-operator specialized in trekking, volcano and wild adventures, it operates private guided tours (hiking, trekking, mountain & volcano climbing) around Yogyakarta, Bali, East Java and across Indonesia.

Azimuth Adventure Travel Ltd is the sole adventure actually bound travel company operating here as a receptive agency. As such, it is the right local tour operator to organize your hiking, trekking, volcano adventures in Indonesia.

With 15 years’ experience, we are able to take you on the highest and most impressive mountains of Indonesia. We do not operate like a traditional agency: apart from some very special trips, we do not offer fixed departure date. We also do not regroup travelers in a group.

Therefore you are able to form your own group (couples, friends, family, etc) and to travel at the dates of your choice: if you are 3 people, then you will travel only the three of you, and at the date that suits you.

We remain open to all proposals so do not hesitate to send us your travel ideas and special requests.

For further information, please contact:

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482 East Java Tourism Events 2018

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

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