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East Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara has a natural tourism spot which is worth visited, namely Tanggedu Waterfall. Tanggedu Waterfall is also often called as the "Grand Canyon" of East Sumba, because of its location between beautiful cliffs. The location is in Tanggedu Village, Kanatang sub district, about 46 kilometers from Waingapu City, the capital of East Sumba. To arrive at Tanggedu Waterfall, it takes approximately two hours from Waingapu. During the trip, the visitors can enjoy beautiful panoramic view. From Tanggedu village, Tanggedu Waterfall can be reached through a 3 kilometre’s trek.

Tanggedu Waterfall is open daily from 08.00 AM to 17.00 PM local time. The entrance ticket price is 5,000 Rupiah. Upon their arrival at Tanggedu Waterfall, visitors will be greeted by the sound of gurgling water flowing from a height of about eight meters. There are two waterfalls from different river flows. The water is very clear and clean, so you can see the blue bottom of the pool. This pool is quite wide and shallow, so visitors can swim or do body raft.

Besides swimming, please visitors can also capture the moment by taking photos. Tanggedu Waterfall provides several interesting natural photo backdrops. Each background provides a unique image. Visitors can pose with a waterfall in the background. The photo angle that is no less interesting is the background of the rock cliffs on the left and right banks of the river. Apart from that, the bathing pool with various coloured rock reliefs around it is a beautiful photo spot. For facilities, a restaurant and bathrooms are available there.


For those of you who like to travel to museums, during February 2024, several exciting events are being held at Indonesian museums. The first is the God Bless 50 Years Masterpiece Collection Exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia in Central Jakarta. It is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of an Indonesian music band, God Bless. The exhibition, which runs from February 16 to March 1, 2024, presents a large number of historical collections of the band, including clothes, guitars, basses, keyboards, mixers, cassettes, CDs, vinyl records, and other items that bear witness to their journey in Indonesian rock music.


The Indonesian Batik Museum in East Jakarta also presents a temporary exhibition entitled "Upstream to Downstream: Batik Ecosystem". This exhibition focuses on education to provide an in-depth look at the values behind a piece of batik cloth. The values are shown starting from providing raw materials to the manufacturing process, to becoming a complete work of batik used by the people. This exhibition runs until February 29, 2024. The Indonesian Batik Museum invites the public to experience an educational and interactive experience at the museum for free.


There is also an Al-Banjari U-19 Students Festival at the K.H. Hasyim Asyari Indonesian Islamic Museum in Jombang, East Java. This festival was organized by KUBAHIRENG (Tebuireng Banjari and Hadrah Group) in collaboration with the museum in celebration of the 8th anniversary of KUBAHIRENG. The event is an opportunity for Islamic students who are interested and talented in Al-Banjari Islamic art to participate in competitions at the national level.


Nyamplung Beach

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Nyamplung Beach Tourism is one of many beach attractions available in Rembang Regency. Nyamplung Beach is popular as a family tourism destination, mainly because the waves are not big; it has white sand and offers a sunset view which provides a romantic and instagrammable vibe.


The sand area of Nyamplung beach is quite long, making it possible for every visitor to enjoy various tourism activities. Small waves and white sand are always excellent  for family tourism destinations. So don't be surprised if during the holidays, the beach is crowded with a lot of tourists. 


Nyamplung Beach Tourism is also famous as a beach that can provide the best sunset in Rembang; its location is in Tri Tunggal village, Rembang sub-district, Rembang Regency, and the location is not far from the Semarang-Surabaya national road. Of course, the romantic and instagrammable nuances become a great attraction. Usually, sunset at Nyamplung Beach starts before 06.00 pm. In the afternoon, the atmosphere at Nyamplung Beach starts getting busy, especially for those who are hunting for sunset silhouette photos.


In Jakarta, one of the market  centers of  milkfish ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations  is on Jalan Sulaiman, Rawabelong, West Jakarta. Once a year, the street, which is also famous as a  market selling various flowers, is filled with milkfish vendors. What's unique is that those who buy milkfish here, apart from people of Chinese descent, are also mostly Betawi native Jakarta people who are not of Chinese descents. The milkfish for the Chinese New Year celebration is different from the milkfish that is sold every day, because the milkfish for the Chinese New Year celebration are usually large in size.

As the Chinese New Year celebration approaches, Betawi people, who have extra money, will buy as much milkfish as possible to cook and send to their  parents in-laws and parents. In the Chinese community living in Indonesia, one of the main dishes is milkfish which is a symbol of prosperity or good fortune. Here, there is acculturation of Chinese culture and Betawi culture. This acculturation is demonstrated in the Chinese New Year celebrations on which the tradition of eating milkfish not only belongs to the Chinese ethnic group, but also becomes part of the Betawi ethnic tradition.

Betawi people usually cook milkfish in pindang, pindang milkfish. This typical Betawi milkfish pindang has unique characteristics that make it different from milkfish pindang from other regions. The difference is in the use of spices and the addition of soy sauce as a sweetener to the dish. The philosophical meaning from the Betawi people's perspective is that milkfish is known for having lots of thorns so that if you eat milkfish it is hoped that you will get a lot of good fortune. Meanwhile, in the Chinese community, large milkfish are deliberately chosen during Chinese New Year as a symbol of great fortune in life, and the large number of thorns in milkfish can be interpreted as meaning that as humans, in carrying out a complicated life, you need to be careful. The deeper meaning for the Betawi and Chinese people is that milkfish is a symbol of respect. A family member who does not bring milkfish to older people, such as parents and parents in-law is considered to have no decency. In the Betawi Community, a tradition that has been carried out for generations is that delivering milkfish to their in-laws is called delivering or "Ngejot" milkfish. A daughter-in-law who does not send milkfish to her in-laws on Chinese New Year is considered a stingy daughter-in-law.

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Listeners,  The reason  why the milkfish is usually eaten on Chinese New Year's Eve, is that the word fish in Mandarin sounds similar to the word Yu which means prosperity. Because eating milkfish during Chinese New Year is believed to bring good luck and prosperity in the following year.

Isra' Mi'raj is an important event for Muslims because it was when Prophet Muhammad received the order to perform Salat worship five times a day. Isra' Mi'raj is generally commemorated every 27 Rajab of the Hijri year. Indonesian people have various traditions to commemorate Isra' Mi'raj. There is a Ngurisan tradition carried out by the people of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara. Ngurisan is a tradition of cutting the hair of babies under 6 months old, where the hair is cut by religious or community leaders. The tradition is carried out as an expression of gratitude and hope that these babies will be given blessings in their lives. This is usually held at the local mosque, and during this time the congregation recites the shalawat, or veneration phrase to Prophet Muhammad.
The people of Cirebon, West Java held the Rajaban Tradition to commemorate Isra' Mi'raj. Rajaban comes from the word "Rajab", which denotes the month of Rajab. The Cirebonese carry out Rajaban by making a pilgrimage to the graves of two people who propagated Islam in the area, Prince Kejaksan and Prince Panjunan in Plangon. The Rajaban tradition is also carried out by dividing the bogana rice, rice accompanied by side dishes such as potatoes, chicken eggs, tempeh, tofu, mashed potatoes, and yellow spices.
Ambengan is a tradition usually carried out by the people of Central and East Java to commemorate Isra' Mi'raj. This tradition is carried out by eating together. Ambeng in Javanese means "a large container". In the ambeng or container provided, rice and side dishes are placed, such as fried noodles, chicken, eggs, potatoes, and others. The food comes from the harvest or belongs to the community. They bring it to the mosque to eat together, after the Maghrib worship and after the kiai/elder religious teacher leads the prayer.

Bangka Belitung Province is famous for its beautiful and attractive beach destinations; one of which is Tanjung Tinggi. Tanjung Tinggi is a beach flanked by two peninsulas, namely Tanjung Kelayang and Tanjung Pendam. The name Tanjung Tinggi is taken from the words "Tanjung" which means peninsula and "Tinggi" which represents high rocks around the beach. This beach can be reached 15 minutes by motor vehicles from Tanjung Pandan City.


Tanjung Tinggi beach has an area of 80 hectares. White sand, and hundreds of large granite rocks are scattering on both peninsulas, and also in the sea in front of the beach. Granite sizes range from several cubic meters to hundreds of cubic meters larger than a house, making it a leading tourism spot on Belitung Island. The distribution of granite rocks of various sizes is a unique beauty phenomenon for visitors to this beach. There are several beautiful places to take photos around the beach.


Tanjung Tinggi is also called ‘Bilik Harbor’. Previously, this place was a fishing port for the nearby villages of Keciput or Tanjung Tinggi. There is no need to worry about shark attacks, because the attacks never happen on Belitung beaches. The only thing you have to watch out is the existence of jellyfish, especially the big ones. Other facilities at Tanjung Tinggi Beach are quite adequate. Because around the beach, there is a hotel for those of you who want to stay overnight. For meals and drinks, there are also food stalls available around the Beach.


The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has prepared a travel map or travel pattern ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday for domestic and foreign tourists. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga explained that the Chinatown area, which is one of the popular tourist areas in every city in Indonesia, has unique characteristics and attracts the attention of many tourists. In the Chinatown area, the variety of Chinese culture is very strong, starting from gates, buildings, heritage, places of worship, accessories, to culinary delights.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy recommends Chinatown tourist areas, welcoming the Chinese New Year and Cap Go Meh celebrations, including Glodok-Petak Sembilan, Jakarta, which has many historical and religious tourist sites such as the Toa Se Bio Temple and Jin De Yuan Temple, Petak Sembilan Market, Gang Gloria, and the Toa Pe Kong Carnival event. Then there is the Chinatown tourist destination in the Kauman area, Central Semarang, with the Cap Go Meh celebration tradition of a procession of the Sam Poo Kong statue from the Tay Kak Sie temple to Gedung Batu.

Another Chinatown tourist destination is in the Pasar Gede Solo area which is holding the Grebeg Sudiro attraction which takes place from January 28 to February 22 2024. Meanwhile in Sumatra there is the tourist destination Kemaro Island, Palembang, as one of the mainstay tourist attractions in Palembang City with its tradition of lion dance and Chinese wayang artsand other traditional arts. There is also a tourist destination included in the Karisma Nusantara Event, namely Cap Go Meh Singkawang, West Kalimantan, which is known as the city of a thousand monasteries/temples which will be held from 10 to 24 February 2024.


In Indonesia, Tulungagung city is famous not only for its marble production, but also for having beautiful beaches. One of the beaches that is famous for its beauty is Popoh Beach which is precisely located on Jalan Raya Pantai Prigi, Besole Village, Besuki District, Tulungagung, East Java. This beach is a mainstay tourism spot in Tulungagung City. The Popoh Beach tourism attraction is only about 30 km from downtown of Tulungagung Cityand only takes approximately 1 hour by motor vehicles.

If you are in Surabaya, East Java, and want to go to Popoh beach, you can choose two travel routes, namely via Mojokerto or Malang City. If you take the route via Mojokerto, you will pass through Surabaya to Kediri. Then from Kediri, you can immediately take the direction to Tulungagung. Meanwhile, if you take the Malang route from Surabaya, you will pass through Sidoarjo to Blitar. Then from Blitar, you can go directly to Tulungagung. The access road to Popoh Beach is a smooth paved road, but winding.

If you travel to Popoh Beach, please try the culinary delights on the beach. Around Popoh beach, there are many stalls that provide delicious seafood dishes, such as shrimp and crab dishes whose taste is guaranteed to make you addicted to. In most of the stalls around Popoh beach, the cooking process still uses traditional methods, such as cooking on a stove using charcoal and, of course, with typical cooking spices.

In addition on your way home from Popoh Beach, you will also pass through a district called Campurdarat. This district is the center of the largest marble craftsmen not only in East Java, but also across Indonesia. Here, you can also buy souvenirs in various interesting shapes, and all are made of marble. If you still want to stay longer at Popoh Beach, you can stay at a hotel or inn around Popoh Beach, Tulungagung.


Wakatobi, which is an underwater paradise in Southeast Sulawesi, is not only known for its amazing beauty of coral reefs. In the midst of the sparkling sea, there is a unique and interesting fishing village, called Kampung Bajo Mola.

Bajo Mola Village is a Bajo tribe village in Wakatobi which has a unique way of life. This village is on Wangi-wangi Island and its residents are known as sea nomads. The Bajo tribe's village floats on the sea, therefore the residents of the village depend on sea products for their livelihood. The residents of Bajo village have lived in this floating village since the 1600s. One of the main attractions of this village is the charming stilt houses, which are built over the water using sturdy wooden poles.

Daily life in Bajo Mola village cannot be separated from fishing and serving fresh seafood. Specialties such as grilled fish, green mussels and other seafood are an integral part of their culinary heritage. Tourists can taste delicious authentic dishes prepared with a traditional touch. Bajo Mola village's commitment to environmental conservation can be seen from their efforts to maintain the sustainability of the marine ecosystem.

Visitors can explore this village and see how the Bajo people maintain their traditions and culture. They can also interact with friendly and warm local residents. Apart from that, visitors can also witness the expertise of the Bajo people in making traditional boats, namely Pinisi boats which have extraordinary beauty and strength. The Bajo people are known as expert Pinisi boat builders. Apart from that, tourists can also learn the history and skills related to the maritime culture of the Bajo Community.

Bajo Mola Village also offers beautiful beach views. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the white sandy beach with clear, refreshing water. The calm, beautiful village atmosphere and peace that radiates from Bajo Mola village makes it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the stunning natural charm of Wakatobi.


The fresh cool air begins to be felt when you are traveling to the Buton regency area by passing through Wantiro Hill, Baubau City. Moreover, when you are in an area of shady trees, you will feel the coolness of the air even more. In this place,  there is the most famous waterfall in Baubau City, namely the Tirta Rimba waterfall, which is called falling water by some local people. This waterfall, which was opened in 1978, is precisely located in Kadolomoko district, Kokalukuna sub-district, Baubau City, Southeast Sulawesi.


Access to this natural tourism attraction is said to be very easy because private car or motorbikes can enter right up to the side of the waterfall. There are still many shady trees on the left and right sides of the driveway. The cool air becomes even more so when approaching this tourism attraction. Even when the water flow is quite large, the sound of the roar of the waterfall can be heard clearly when you are on the side of the road.


The Tirta Rimba waterfall is approximately 10 meter high with the uniqueness of the water flowing from a large rock making it look like a mushroom. The mushroom-shaped lumps of rock are the lime content in water  which has been flowing for quite a long time. Meanwhile, right under the waterfall, there is a pool that is naturally shaped due to water scouring at varying depths. Usually, this pool is used for tourists who visit to feel the coolness of the water by swimming. If you are brave enough, you can try the sensation of jumping into the natural pool from the height of the waterfall. Apart from swimming or playing in the water, here you can also take photos to upload to social media, because this place can be said to be an Instagrammable tourism attraction.

If you are in Southeast Sulawesi, particularly in Baubau City, please visit the Tirta Rimba waterfall, because in this area, you can feel calm and relax your body and mind.

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