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04
December

Various interesting tourism objects are available in Kulonprogo, one of them is currently getting popular, namely Pronosutan View. This place is actually an ordinary rice field area consisting of many plots of rice fields owned by local residents and village officials. The enchantment of Pronosutan View lies on a concrete road that divides the rice fields, so it gives a unique impression. The expanse of rice fields seem like a huge stretch of green rugs. It is located about 20 kilometers from downtown of Yogyakarta.

There are various interesting tourism activities that you can do at Pronosutan View, especially taking selfie photos with a rice fields background. Taking pictures in the middle of the roads with rice fields seems like you are on green carpets stretching on the right and left sides. It is the most popular activity at Pronosutan View. You can bring your vehicles, such as motorcycle and bicycle to go around, but its is not allowed for cars. If you want to get around, you can also rent bicycle with Rp. 10,000 for the first hour, plus Rp. 5,000 for the next hours.

To get excellent photos with the stretches of green or yellowish rice, just come around in March, when the rice has started to turn yellow. This is one of the best moments with the yellowish rice color. After that, the second period from July to August when the rice has started to turn yellow. You will get sensation of this photo background during the time. Not only taking pictures and cycling, tourists also don't need to worry about being hungry when traveling to Pronosutan View. There are several foodstalls providing and selling typical foods and beverages, such as Geblek Pari Nanggulan, Banyu Bening Iwak Kalen, Kopi Klotok, and Kopi Ampirono.

02
December

New Antogan

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Banyuwangi tourism destinations continue to grow. Now, Banyuwangi has a national tourism destination, New Antogan located in Bunder Village, Kabat District, Banyuwangi, East Java. Antogan has actually been known by Banyuwangi residents for a long time. Antogan is chosen as a national tourism destination, because this place has a strong history in which the Banyuwangi people fought against the colonialists. Historically, Antogan was a gathering place for Banyuwangi fighters to fight against Dutch colonialist. At this place, there are many hiding passages that are located among the large rocks that surround the Antogan waterfall. Antogan was also known as the place for Rempek Jogopati, the leader of the Bayu War when the VOC began to occupy Blambangan for meditation. Before fighting against the Dutch, Rempeg Jogopati conducted a ritual meditation at the Antogan waterfall to pray for Allah's blessing to win the war.


A 7- meter high New Antogan waterfall offers a beautiful view of a clear waterfall, shady trees leading to the waterfall, as well as swimming pool facilities and an entertainment stage for tourists. Banyuwangi Regent, Abdullah Azwar Anas appreciates the residents who continue to be creative in advancing their area, including the Antogan manager who re-branded this tourism destination. Building tourism does not have to be a permanent building, but with the many trees that grow in this tourism area, tourists can breathe fresh and clean air, especially during this pandemic. Outdoor tourism is now the main choice of tourists. Antogan, which is surrounded by many trees, is expected to grow more rare trees so that tourists can also get education besides traveling.

Since it was built independently in 1987 by local people, New Antogan has become a favorite place for tourists because of its unspoiled waterfall. Many local people build various facilities around the tourism attraction, such as food stalls and kid playing grounds. There are a lot of tourism potentials that can attract tourists. The regional government rebuilt its Antogan by embedding the name of a New Antogan. It is hoped that the New Antogan can attract many tourists, both domestic and foreign ones to visit and enjoy the natural beauty of this place. If you are interested in spending your vacation in New Antogan, you must apply the health protocols by wearing a mask, washing hands with soap and keeping distance.

30
November

Ngobeng is a tradition of serving food in traditional activities in Palembang, Sout Sumatra, such as weddings, circumcisions, thanksgiving, and celebrations of religious days.

This tradition is predicted to have been carried out for the first time in the era of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate and is an Islamic tradition that has been assimilated with local culture, namely eating together by using hands directly while sitting cross-legged according to the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.

Technically, Ngobeng is conducted by passing the dish to a dining area which is covered with a tablecloth. This way aims to make food arrive immediately and relieve the burden for those who bring it. There is someone in charge of bringing a basin or kettle filled with water for guests to wash their hands. Because, the guests eat without using a spoon.

One dish in Ngobeng is intended for eight people so that the audience can still reach the dishes that have been served by the event organizer. Serving food in Ngobeng is in the form of iwak (side dish), pulur (vegetables, chili sauce, and fruits), as well as white rice or oil rice served in a pan and placed in the middle of the dish.

The Ngobeng tradition is rarely practiced by the people of Palembang, especially young people. S, they are not very familiar with this tradition because the presentation of food at various events in Palembang has been replaced by the buffet method.

27
November

Mie Kocok

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Bogor called a city of rain is a city whose location is not far from Jakarta. The city is also visited by many domestic and foreign tourists.  If you travel to this city, please stop over to taste the local culinary. One of them is Mie Kocok. It is a noodle dish with beef broth flavor. The term “Kocok” which means shaking in the name of the dish refers to the cooking process in which it is to beat the noodles in a hollow metal container with handles, while dipping them in hot water. The type of noodle used is a flat yellow one whose texture is softer.

Mie Kocok is made from noodles, beef broth and beef gravel. However, there are several variations in its serving with the addition of certain food ingredients.  For example, it is by adding chicken feet, beef, meatballs, and even beef tripe.  When served, a bowl of noodles is topped with celery slices, green onions, fried onions and lime juice. If you like spicy taste, you can add it with sauce or chili sauce.  It tastes so delicious and tasty.

Mie Kocok is very delicious when it is eaten warm. This dish is easy to find not only in Bogor City, but also Bandung City. The price is relatively cheap about Rp. 20,000 to Rp. 30,000/portion.  Usually, this dish is sold from afternoon until evening.

25
November

One of Indonesia's destinations that is currently attracting tourists' attention is Labengki Island in Southeast Sulawesi. The beauty of this hidden island is said to be similar to Raja Ampat. So, many people mention Labengki Island as the Raja Ampat of Sulawesi.This island has hills and small islands which are almost the same as Wayag Island in Raja Ampat, Papua. Besides its beauty above the water which is presented by this beautiful island, Labengki Island’s beautiful underwater is also amazing. Various marine biotas are found here and their naturalness is still maintained. In the waters of this island; there are many very classy diving spots and habitats for species of Kima or Giant Shells which can reach a size of about 50 cm that are recorded as the second largest Kima in the world. The waters is also a place for researchers, conservation and captivity of Kima.


Apart from exploring the islands, diving or snorkeling in Labengki, you can also fish here. You can find various types of fish such as Barracuda, Grouper, Yellowfin Tuna, Red Snapper or Sailfish. After fishing, if you have plans to cook for yourself, don't forget to bring spices because there are no food stalls on this island. On Labengki Island, there are also white sandy beaches and shady coconut trees that you can use as a place to take a break. You can also climb to the hill to see the beauty of Teluk Cinta that has shaped like heart. On the hill,you can take pictures with Teluk Cinta as a background which is very instagramable.


Labengki Island is administratively included in the North Konawe Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province. It can be accessed from Kendari City, the capital of Southeast Sulawesi Province and you can go by motor vehicles for about 1 hour to the Toli-Toli area, Konawe Regency. From Toli-Toli, you have to continue the journey by boat for about 3 hours to arrive at Labengki Island. The facilities on Labengki Island are incomplete. Usually, to take a shower or rinse yourself and stay overnight, you can do it at the Conservation Team Post or set up a tent around the island. Hopefully, this tourism destination is appropriate for you if you have adventurous spirit.

23
November

Lake Linow is located in Tomohon Regency, Minahasa, North Sulawesi. Many people say that this lake is a hidden paradise in Tomohon.

This lake has a very high sulphur content. The high Sulphur content makes the lake’s color always changing. That’s why, the lake looks sparkling.

The word, Linow from Lake Linow is from the Minahasa language. Linow comes from the word, Lilinowan which means a gathering place for water. The color changes from green, blue, to brownish yellow. This will amaze every visitor who comes to see this interesting phenomena.

This tourism attraction has extraordinary beauty. The unique water characteristics of Lake Linow and its many colors make the tourists who come to be amazed of it. That's why, this place is always crowded when school holidays or national holidays arrive.

The roads and routes to Lake Linow are quite easy. If you come from Sam Ratulangi Airport, you can use public transportation to go to Tomohon City. Arriving at Tomohon city, you should continue your trip by public transportation to the lake which has a distance about 37 km from Tomohon Town.

Ticket’s price to enter to the Lake Linow is quite cheap. You only need to pay 25,000 rupiah per person.

20
November

Traveling to South Sulawesi, particularly  Makassar City, you don't have to forget to taste its various typical  culinary. One of them is Bassang. Bassang is a kind of porridge food. The main raw ingredient is Pulut corn or typical sticky corn  of Makassar. This culinary is usually eaten in the morning as breakfast or as a snack in the afternoon. It is very delicious to eat while it is still warm.

The main ingredient is Pulut corn, namely the corn with white seeds. The texture of the corn is softer than yellow sweet corn. Besides  Pulut corn, Bassang is also made from wheat flour, sugar and salt. To make it,  you just soak the corn overnight. Then, you must boil it and add some coconut milk and Pandan leaves. Then, it is cooked with a mixture of flour and water, then add enough salt and vanilla until it is cooked. Bassang is served in a thick form like rice porridge but the texture of the corn still looks intact. Then, sprinkle it with sugar based on the taste you like. It  can also be given other variations, such as grated cheese, messy  chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate powder milk, spices, or eggs.

When it is eaten, it tastes delicious, sweet with a smooth and thick texture. Bassang can also be enjoyed for a breakfast menu of someone who is getting sick. Currently, it is not easy to find Bassang in restaurants, because Bassang sellers sell  it on motorbikes around  villages. The price of one cup of Bassang is relatively cheap, about Rp. 5,000 to Rp. 10,000.

18
November

Koaba Island

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East Nusa Tenggara –NTT is a paradise for nature lovers. Biodiversity, peace and beauty of NTT’s land that stretches from the air, land to the seabed seem to become everyone's dream. This natural charm is able to attract the attention of both domestic and foreign tourists. NTT as the most exotic province in Eastern Indonesia offers millions of biodiversity that is worth being explored. West Manggarai is also an area that offers a row of exotic tours. One of them is Koaba Island or also known as Kalong Island which is located not far from Komodo National Park. This island is included in the 7 wonders of the world and is a large habitat for giant bats or also called Kalong that inhabit a row of exotic trees on the island.

The detailed location of Koaba Island is located in Manggarai Regency, precisely in the Mbeliling protected forest area in Labuan Bajo. To get to the island, if you depart by plane, you can get off at the nearest airport or it is recommended to get off in Denpasar, Bali. From Bali, you can continue your trip by taking a long-distance ferry for approximately 4 to 5 hours to East Nusa Tenggara. Arriving there, take a public bus to the port of Labuan Bajo, then continue by speedboat or canoe to Koaba Island for about 8 km or it takes about 1 hour by sea transportation. Although it is a bit tiring on the way, when you get there, you will be presented with a very beautiful view. All your tiredness will be paid off with this beautiful view.

This small island with dense forest and surrounded by blue sea water containing millions of marine animals and plants is the home of thousands of large bats or Kalong that perch in the trees during the day and roam from evening to night to hunt. Even though it is inhabited by thousands of bats, many visitors say that it is a little difficult to find bats because the nocturnal nightlife is difficult to navigate. However, you can try to see them around 6 PM. There are no lodging facilities on this island. So, it is highly recommended that you enjoy some diving spots in the island area while waiting for the night creature to appear. Tour managers near the port have provided rental masks, fins, buoys, gas cylinders to diving and swimming suits. Spending time in natural tourism areas such as Koaba Island is the most appropriate choice to be able to see directly the greatness of God who has given privileges to Indonesia with its diverse culture, natural charm and biodiversity.

16
November

It seems there are only a few people who know or even hear about Haji Mangku cave on Maratua Island, Derawan islands. However, in the last three years the cave, which is located about tens of meters from the north coast of Maratua Island, has started to be visited by tourists.

Based on its name, this cave was discovered by Haji Mangku. Of several caves which have the same type in Maratua, the Haji Mangku Cave is the most accessible.

This cave is located in the middle of a forest which is surrounded by shady trees. Starting with light trekking through a small forest, visitors must be extra careful in choosing a footing because of the sharp rocky path.

Arriving at the location, after walking through shady trees, visitors will be greeted by a cave that forms like a natural pool, extending with clear bluish water. There are two ways to enter this brackish water cave, first jumping directly from the top of the cave or entering from the mouth of the cave which is half covered with water.

The best time to visit the Haji Mangku Cave is during the day, because at this time the sunlight will enter the cave and even penetrate into the inside of the cave. The appearance of the water will also look bluer than coming in the afternoon when the sun is almost setting. The water in this cave tastes salty because the passage in the cave penetrating to the sea.

Currently, there are no supporting facilities for visitors, such as toilets, changing rooms, food stalls or others at the area. So, it is highly recommended that visitors bring food and soft drinks that are purchased in Maratua before going to the cave.

For those of you who want to snorkel, free-dive or cave diving at the cave location, don't forget to bring your own tools, because there are no snorkeling or diving tool rental places around the cave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems there are only a few people who know or even hear about Haji Mangku cave on Maratua Island, Derawan islands. However, in the last three years the cave, which is located about tens of meters from the north coast of Maratua Island, has started to be visited by tourists.

 

Based on its name, this cave was discovered by Haji Mangku. Of several caves which have the same type in Maratua, the Haji Mangku Cave is the most accessible.

                                                                                                                                                           

This cave is located in the middle of a forest which is surrounded by shady trees. Starting with light trekking through a small forest, visitors must be extra careful in choosing a footing because of the sharp rocky path.

 

Arriving at the location, after walking through shady trees, visitors will be greeted by a cave that forms like a natural pool, extending with clear bluish water. There are two ways to enter this brackish water cave, first jumping directly from the top of the cave or entering from the mouth of the cave which is half covered with water.

 

The best time to visit the Haji Mangku Cave is during the day, because at this time the sunlight will enter the cave and even penetrate into the inside of the cave. The appearance of the water will also look bluer than coming in the afternoon when the sun is almost setting. The water in this cave tastes salty because the passage in the cave penetrating to the sea.

 

At this time, there are no supporting facilities for visitors, such as toilets, changing rooms, food stalls or others at the area. So, it is highly recommended that visitors bring food and soft drinks that are purchased in Maratua before going to the cave.

 

For those of you who want to snorkel, free-dive or cave diving at the cave location, don't forget to bring your own tools, because there are no snorkeling or diving tool rental places around the cave.

 

 

 

 

 

PESONA INDONESIA/VOI/ SENIN/16 NOVEMBER 2020 / IHSAN

Analisis : ika

Judul     : Gua Haji Mangku, Kalimantan Timur

 

…..Tune Buka Pesona Indonesia…..

 

Pendengar, jumpa lagi dalam Pesona Indonesia bersama saya _____. Seperti biasa Anda dapat mendengarkan program kami via streaming di www.voinews.id. Hari ini kami akan memperkenalkan Gua Haji Mangku di Kalimantan Timur. Jadi tetaplah bersama kami hanya di RRI World Service Voice of Indonesia.

 

……. Musik………

 

Pendengar, mungkin tak banyak yang tahu atau bahkan mendengar tentang sebuah gua yang berada di Pulau Maratua, Kepulauan Derawan yang bernama Gua Haji Mangku. Gua yang terletak sekitar puluhan meter dari bibir pantai utara Pulau Maratua ini mulai ramai dikunjungi oleh para wisatawan sekitar 3 tahun belakangan ini.

 

Berdasarkan namanya, gua ini ditemukan oleh seseorang yang bernama Haji Mangku. Dari beberapa macam tipikal gua sejenis yang terdapat di Maratua, Gua Haji Mangku merupakan salah satunya yang paling mudah diakses.

 

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Pendengar, lokasi gua ini berada di tengah-tengah hutan yang dikelilingi oleh pepohonan rimbun. Dimulai dengan trekking ringan melewati hutan kecil, pengunjung harus lebih ekstra hati-hati dalam memilih pijakan karena jalurnya yang berkarang tajam.

 

Sesampainya di lokasi, setelah berjalan melewati pepohonan rindang, pengunjung akan disambut oleh bibir gua yang membentuk seperti kolam alami, memanjang dengan airnya yang jernih berwarna kebiru-biruan. Untuk memasuki gua berair payau ini, ada dua cara yaitu, loncat terjun langsung dari atas gua atau masuk dari mulut gua yang setengahnya sudah tertutupi air.

 

Waktu terbaik untuk mengunjungi Gua Haji Mangku adalah di siang hari, karena pada saat itu cahaya matahari akan masuk menyinari gua dan bahkan menembus hingga ke bagian dalam gua. Penampakan airnya pun akan terlihat lebih biru jika dibandingkan datang pada saat sore hari ketika matahari sudah hampir tenggelam. Air dalam gua ini berasa asin karena lorong dalam gua tersebut tembus sampai ke laut.

 

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Pendengar, di tempat wisata ini belum terdapat fasilitas penunjang bagi para pengunjung, seperti toilet, ruang ganti baju, warung makanan ataupun yang lainnya. Sehingga, sangat disarankan pengunjung membawa bekal makanan dan minuman ringan yang dibeli di Maratua sebelumnya.

 

Bagi yang ingin snorkeling, free-diving ataupun cave diving di lokasi gua, jangan lupa untuk membawa alat-alatnya, karena di sekitar gua belum terdapat penyewaan alat untuk snorkeling ataupun diving.

 

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Pendengar, demikian Pesona Indonesia edisi kali ini tentang Gua Haji Mangku di Kalimantan Timur. Kita akan berjumpa kembali esok dengan topik-topik menarik lainnya. Sampai Jumpa.

 

……….Tune Tutup Pesona Indonesia…….

 

13
November

Hundreds of mothers came down to Cimadur River located on the northside of Ciusul Village, Citorek Kidul Village, Cibeber sub- district, Lebak regency, Banten province on November 5th 2020. They bathed together to carry out a tradition called ‘Seren Taun Kasepuhan Ciusul’ which is held once in a year. Bathing together carried out by the women is called the Neres tradition. The tradition has been done for hundreds of years and it is still continuously preserved up to now. Besides being a ritual event, this tradition has also become a tourism attraction in Kasepuhan Ciusul.

The Neres Tradition is part of a series of Seren Taun ceremony  held as a form of gratitude after the harvest is over. Neres is a ritual performed to get rid of  harmful diseases, such as the spread of disease outbreaks, famine, every time to plant rice or trees with poor results. Besides   bathing, in the Neres Tradition, every day women also bring household utensils to clean. They come from a village in Kasepuhan Ciusul. In the Neres tradition, not all women are allowed to participate; they must fulfill certain conditions, including the menstruating women. Interestingly, the Neres tradition also uses natural elements for bathing, for example, using rice stalks or burnt straw for shampoo.

Besides the Neres tradition, the community of Kasepuhan Ciusul  has various other tourism attractions. For natural tourism, there is charm of the country above the clouds of  Mt. Luhur. The cultural tourism is also various. To  know the local culture, you can go around Kasepuhan. The right time to visit Ciusul Citorek is when Kasepuhan is holding a big harvest and Seren Taun. On the occasion, tourists may witness various cultural and traditional attractions.

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