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Sukabumi in West Java is famous for the Cisande Tourism Village. According to Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy -Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, the village has huge potential for livestock education tourism in the area. It offers a variety of activities with animal husbandry educational values for tourists, such as ornamental fish and catfish cultivation. Interestingly, the village has also the potential for other educational tourism activities, such as decorating caping kites and planting rice. The village also has a myriad of attractions in the form of outbound flying fox activities, archery, river tubing, camping ground and Pine’s hill.

The Cisande Tourism Village also highlights local cultural values by presenting a culinary garden in which there are Angkringan, coffee shops, and traditional Cisande cooking class activities. You can also visit production houses, such as flip-flops crafts, traditional Cisande games, woven bamboo, shredded catfish, typical Batik of the Cicantayan sub-districts, Sukabumi and typical pangsi clothes. The expanse of green land and cool air will give you a new adventure sensation while refreshing your body and soul.

The Cisande Tourism Village, located in Cicantaian District, Sukabumi Regency, West Java, is included in the category of the 50 best tourism villages in the 2021 Indonesian Tourism Village Award organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. The existence of this tourism village will have an impact on economic equality in the village. In the future, the West Java provincial government will make a regional regulation on tourism villages as a legal umbrella for the implementation of the tourism village itself. The Cisande tourism village also applies health protocols so that your holiday atmosphere is safer and more comfortable.


Sungai Batang Tourist Village has entered the top 50 of the Indonesian Tourism Village Award (ADWI) 2021. The competition was initiated by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. The selection of tourist villages is based on the assessment of the board of curators on seven categories of assessment, classification of tourist villages and completeness of data through site. Currently, the Award Jury Council along with the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno are visiting the 50 tourist villages including Sungai Batang Tourist Village.

Sungai Batang Tourist Village is located near Lake Maninjau, precisely in Tanjung Raya District, Agam Regency, West Sumatra Province. Sungai Batang Tourism Village has natural, cultural, historical and religious tourism. Not only that, Sungai Batang Tourist Village is the birthplace of the Indonesian National Hero, Buya Hamka.

Sungai Batang Village has natural potential with a beautiful panorama of Lake Maninjau. This village also has rice fields. Located near the rice fields with calm water, you can see the cranes flying. Besides, you can enjoy a variety of typical dishes too. Sungai Batang village is abundant with small yellowish-white fish commodities, which are commonly called Rinuak. This fish is an endemic animal of Lake Maninjau, this fish can be processed into various kinds of food and become one of the typical souvenirs of Sungai Batang village. For those of you who want to stay overnight, there is a homestay with a typical Minang design.

As the birthplace of a religious figure, Buya Hamka, Sungai Batang Tourist Village is rich in historical and religious tourism. The tomb site of Sheikh Muhammad Amrullah, the great scholar and grandfather of Buya Hamka, is a place for religious tourism to be offered. In addition, Buya Hamka museum is also a tourist attraction that is often visited by foreign tourists. Just like the name, this museum specializes in the collection of objects left by Buya Hamka, where the building is the house where Hamka was born before moving to Padang Panjang. This museum has an architectural form like Gadang House with a gabled roof and Minang carving ornaments.


West Nusa Tenggara, especially Lombok, is an area that has beautiful beaches. One of them is Sekotong Beach which is located in West Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province. It has clear sea water, beautiful white sand and amazing nature, which is still untouched by air, water or soil pollution. So, Sekotong Beach with small hills is really natural. Climbing the hills will be fun. In addition, you can see the beautiful sunrise and sunset on the hills. Some people say that traveling to Lombok is not perfect if not watching the sunrise and sunset on Sekotong beach.Sekotong Beach is also a paradise if you are lovers of underwater beauty, because this beach has coral reefs that are rarely touched and still natural. So, it is not surprising that Sekotong beach has an amazing underwater view with intact corals and diverse underwater inhabitants.

Calm waves, breezy wind and fine white sand are like a reception for every tourist who comes. The green trees that line up neatly along the beach add to the beauty of Sekotong beach. On this beach you can also enjoy a sun bath to your heart's content.For those of you who have a hobby of photography, Sekotong beach has many beautiful spots, guaranteed you will not be disappointed to see the results. The beach atmosphere is not crowded with visitors, making you feel at home playing with the waves. Many corals along the coast also make this beach very unique and interesting.

The Sekotong Beach area in West Lombok is a complete tourists’ destination. Because there are many hotels with all the facilities, and of course with various prices. It only takes about 2 hours by motor vehicles from Mataram City to arrive at Sekotong Beach. Apart from going through Mataram, this beach can also be reached from the Nusa Penida Harbor by chartered boat. The trip from Nusa Penida to Sekotong beach takes three hours.


If you travel to Lombok, in West Nusa Tenggara, you will find some tourism destinations. One of them is Taman Langit Bukit Bengkaung.This tourism attraction offers you the beauty of Lombok from a height. Its location is in Lembah Sari, Batu Layar sub-district, West Lombok Regency. Bukit Bengkaung is located 11 kilometers north of northern Mataram City, the capital of West Nusa Tenggara province. To enter this tourism destination, you have to pay an entrance ticket of Rp 5,000 per person.

When you enter Taman Langit Bukit Bengkaung, you will see rows of cafes and restaurants. At the Park, you can enjoy various types of food with nice views of hills in Lombok. This tourism location is 550 meters above the sea level. From this place, you can also enjoy the sunset to the sparkling lights of Lombok City. For you who like photography, this attraction offers lots of photo spots. There are some interesting photo spots, such as the background of the twinkling lights, the faint birds and the sky door.

Besides sitting to enjoy various culinary delights, and seeing its natural beauty at Taman Langit Bukit Bengkaung, you can also try to learn activities, such as harvesting honey. At Bukit Bengkaung, you can also enjoy Trigona honey. Here, you can learn to harvest and taste this Trigona honey. Then, you can also try other processed honey products. One of them is bee pollen. Of course, you can do all these tourism activities by implementing health protocols. You can also visit this tourism spot, if the pandemic has been over. Bukit Bengkaung tourism attraction has complete tourism facilities, such as parking areas, toilets, prayer rooms, and Wi-Fi access.


Nglanggeran Tourism Village in Patuk, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta was chosen to represent Indonesia in the Best Tourism Villages 2021 international competition from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This tourism village has previously won a number of awards at both national and international levels, including the Sustainable Tourism Village of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy along with 12 other tourism villages in Indonesia. According to  Secretary of the Gunung Kidul Tourism Office, Harry Sukmono, the Nglanggeran area has various unique features, including ancient volcano, reservoirs, and "Kampung Pitu" or an area that is only inhabited by seven families. In addition, the Nglanggeran area has also cocoa plantations from upstream to downstream or starting from planting, processing, to marketing carried out by the local residents, involving women.

If you want to come to the Nglanggeran Tourism Village, you must make an online reservation through the VISITING JOGJA application. The use of the application is to ensure the availability of quotas for visitors. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, visitors’ quota is limited. You can see the availability of daily visitors’ quota in the application. To pay for tourism tickets, you must use non-cash or Quick Response Code Indonesian Standard (QRIS). Over there, of course, you have to apply health protocols.

To travel to Nglanggeran tourism village, you can interact with a small group of people consisting of seven families who still maintain their local wisdom and culture. This is certainly an interesting tourism activity, especially for those of you who want to interact with the local people who still adhere to traditions. In addition, there is a "Live In" program where you can interact and learn with the community in a few days. Besides the tourism programs based on education and culture, Nglanggeran has also several other interesting tourism objects, ranging from the Nglanggeran Embung, the Kedung Pandang Seasonal Waterfall, to climbing the Ancient Volcano.



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Ijen Crater is a crater lake located on the top of Mt. Ijen in the Ijen Tourism Park Nature Reserve, Bondowoso Regency and Banyuwangi Regency, East Java province. This lake is about 200 meters deep and the crater area is 5,466 hectares wide. Ijen Crater Lake is known to be the largest strong acid lake in the world. The main gateway to the Ijen Crater Nature Reserve is located in Paltuding, which is also a Forest Protection and Nature Conservation Post.From Paltuding, you can walk a distance of about 3 km.

The initial trajectory as far as 2 km is quite heavy because it is uphill. Most trails have a slope of 25-35 degrees. In addition to going uphill, the soil structure is also sandy, making the climbers' footsteps heavier because they have to hold their weight so that they don't fall backwards. To go down to the crater, you have to traverse a rocky terrain as far as 800 meters with steep conditions up to a slope of 45 degrees. So, excellent physical condition is highly recommended if you want to go on an adventure to Ijen crater.

In Ijen Crater, there is an eternal blue fire phenomenon. This natural sight only occurs in two countries in the world, namely in Ethiopia (Mt. Dallol) and Ijen Crater in Indonesia. Blue fire can only be seen by the eyes when there is no light. So, the right time to see it is 2 to 4 in the morning. From Ijen Crater, we can see other mountain views in the Mt. Ijen ranges, including the peak of Mt. Marapi which is east of Ijen Crater, Mt. Raung, Mt. Suket, and Mt. Rante.


If the situation is getting better when we can travel again, please visit various regions in Indonesia, such as South Kalimantan. In addition to visiting beautiful tourist objects, in South Kalimantan, you can also enjoy a variety of special foods. You will find a variety of foods with the name Masak Habang.  There are Chicken Masak Habang, Egg Masak Habang and Snakehead Fish Masak Habang. Masak Habang is actually a seasoning. It is very commonly found in various kinds of cuisine typically Banjar tribe in South Kalimantan. Habang in Banjar language means red. Just like the name, Masak Habang seasoning is red-colored.

The red color of Masak Habang seasoning is produced from the main ingredient, which is dried red chili. This seasoning also uses shallots, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, terasi or shrimp paste, salt, and brown sugar. Even though it has a dark red appearance, Masak Habang seasoning doesn't taste spicy but tastes a bit sweet because it uses brown sugar as a food delicacy.

Various kinds of dishes can be combined with Masak Habang spices. The most common ones are hintalu (eggs), haruan fish (snakehead fish), chicken or chili sauce. Masak Habang dishes are often served at sultanate events, parties, weddings and formal events. As time goes by, this food can be enjoyed by all people and become a culinary heritage from Kalimantan. It is not difficult to find restaurants or food stalls that sell this menu in Banjar regency and other areas in Kalimantan.


Sipoholon hot spring in North Tapanuli is surrounded by white limestone hills. When you travel to Sipoholon hot spring, besides being able to feel the cool mountain air, you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery while bathing in hot water. The hot spring is located in Situmeang Habinsaran, Sipoholon District, North Tapanuli, North Sumatra. The location is very strategic and easy to access.

When you enter the Sipoholon hot spring area, you will see mountains of sand that emit a white color similar to cotton. It has a temperature of around 40 to 70 degrees Celsius; it’s appropriate for you to get relaxed. The sulfur content in this bath is said to be able to cure skin diseases and smooth the skin.  Besides being visited for health, this bath is also visited by tourists who like photography. They deliberately come to get the best photos in the most beautiful place in North Tapanuli. After bathing and soaking in warm water, usually the visitors feel hungry. They can go directly to the stalls or restaurants that are available not far from the hot spring.

To visit this place, you only take about 7 minutes by motor vehicles from Tarutung City. Meanwhile, to get to Tarutung, you take about 4 to 5 hours from Medan City, the capital of North Sumatra. To enter this tourism spot, you only need to pay a ticket worth Rp 5,000 per person. Sipoholon hot spring is a natural bath that was formed due to the eruption of Mount Marimbang which contains sulfur.


Lawang Sekepeng Tradition is one of the traditional ceremonies in the wedding stage of the Ngaju Dayak tribe, Central Kalimantan to welcome the groom's entourage and his family. The tradition has been performed since past times. In Ngaju Dayak language, Lawang means door or gate, while Sakepeng means one piece. So, Lawang Sakepeng means "One-Piece Door.”  Lawang Sekepeng is like a sturdy gate made of wood. The wood is approximately 1.5 meters wide and about 2.3 meters high.  Moreover, above the gate, it is usually placed carvings of vines and decorations of hornbills. On the side of the gate, it is decorated with coconut leaves or young coconut leaves. Some Talawang (Dayak shields) are also often used as decorations on the right and left of Lawang Sakepeng. In the middle of the gate, three threads are spread that have been decorated with colorful flowers, and it becomes a symbol of obstacles for the groom to enter the bride's house.

The attraction of Lawang Sakepeng is the performance of self-defense when welcoming and respecting guests who attend a traditional ceremony. Both the groom and the bride will send their Silator martial arts masters to face each other. When Garantung (a typical Dayak Ngaju gong) and Katambung (a typical Ngaju Dayak drum) are played, these martial arts masters, both male and female, will fight each other until the three threads that block the groom's entrance are cut off. By the breaking of the three threads, the Lawang Sakepeng ritual ends. The Lawang Sakepng tradition has a deep meaning related to the new life of the bride and groom. The three threads that hinder or become the boundary between the bride and groom have their own meaning. The first thread becomes a symbol of distress that is often present in personal and family life. The second one represents a symbol of a bad relationship when the bride and groom start their family life. Finally, there is a symbol of something related to death. The breaking of these three threads means that all dangers, disasters, and bad relationships that prevent the bride and groom from starting a new life as a family will disappear.

Allegedly,  it is said that for the Lawang Sakepeng silat style, the ancestors of the Dayak tribe at that time adopted animal movements and behaviors, for example, by imitating ferocious animals or endemic invaders that are widely inhabited in the forests of Borneo. They include Bears, Beruks (Bangkui moves) and other moves that are oriented towards attacking or predatory creatures. Traditional clothes in the Lawang sakepeng attraction usually use Ngaju Dayak traditional clothes, which is a vest made of bark called Sangkarut. The pants are loincloths with the front covered by a rectangular sheet of Nyamu cloth called Ewah. Currently, the vest has been made of light brown cloth like the original color of the wood. The head uses a headband (salutup hatue) for men and (salutup bawi) for women, and uses earrings (suwang), necklaces, bracelets and tattoos on certain body parts.


President Joko Widodo was acting as an inspector of the Commemoration of the Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia at the State Palace in Jakarta on August 17, 2021. At the ceremony, he wore traditional Pepadun clothes from Lampung. The traditional clothes worn are dominated by red and white colors. President  Joko Widodo wore white long sleeves and pants. At the waist, it was wrapped with a typical red Lampung sarong and woven with gold thread. The President also pinned a red scarf with the same motif as the sarong. At the waist of the President, there was a red belt with gold-colored circle accessories. He also wore a red headband with a yellow pattern. Meanwhile, Vice President Ma'ruf Amin was present wearing blue Sundanese traditional clothes.

Lampung traditional clothes are known as Tulang Bawang clothes. Tulang Bawang clothes are usually worn on certain events, such as weddings. The Tulang Bawang clothes are divided into Lampung Pepadun and Lampung Saubatin.  The striking difference between the two traditional clothes is the dominance of color in which Lampung Pepaduan is more identical with white, while Lampung Saubatin is red. Basically, there are several main components of Lampung traditional clothes worn by men and women. For men, this traditional dress consists of a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, tumpal sarong, sesapuran, and khikat akhir.

The main point of Lampung traditional clothes is the sarong tumpal, which is a typical Lampung cloth woven with gold thread. On the clothes worn by President Joko Widodo, there is a red tumpal sarung with gold thread decoration in it. Then, there is also khikat akhir or bujur scarf. This scarf is draped over the shoulders to cover the shoulders. In addition to the main components, there are also supporting accessories that are usually used. They are a necklace from jakum fruit, papan jalar necklace, selempang pinang, various bracelets, and belts equipped with a dagger.

This traditional Pepadun clothing from Lampung has a very beautiful philosophical meaning. Clothing with a predominance of white color depicts the nature of wisdom, cleanliness and purity. The white color is also mentioned as a symbol that the people of Lampung are civilized and obedient to religious norms. Then, the gold color in these traditional clothes shows strength and prayer for abundance of sustenance. 

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