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26
October

Lokale Cave is located at Woslimo village, Baliem Valley, Jayawijaya Regency in Papua. This cave was first opened in 1992. It is believed to be the longest cave in the world, because until now, the end of this cave has not been found.

The farthest journey in this cave is only 3 kilometers. Because of the length of this cave, many academics estimate that Lokale Cave can penetrate into the Jayapura area. In 1992, Lokale Cave was opened by the local government as a tourism spot and nature reservation.

The cave is formed from limestone rocks.Around Lokale cave, there is a pine forest. To enter the Lokale cave, you have to pass a narrow slit, and there is a stairway to enter the cave.

Although the end of this cave is not known, it is not a scary place. You will easily get a pleasant impression when you enter this cave. One thing that makes this cave fun is that there are several points on the cave wall with hollow space and melodious sound when knocked.

If you knock gently, you will hear a sound. The sound is in regular tone and able to form a unique musical composition. Inside the cave, it is very dark. When entering this cave, you are highly recommended to bring a flashlight.

Lokale cave is about 25 kilometers from Wamena City. Access to this cave is quite easy because the asphalt road is quite good and it can be accessed by motor vehicles.

Lokale Cave is located on the edge of the regency's main road. So, you do not need to walk far or climb to get there. Its strategic location makes this cave a good family tourism spot and is often visited by a lot of tourists in various groups. 

22
October

Gengong art of Bali - Indonesian wonder                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         travel

At a session of the Ministry of Education and Culture on October 6 to 9, three cultural heritages of Denpasar, Bali were designated as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Indonesia 2020. Head of Culture Office, Denpasar, IGN Bagus Mataram said the three cultural works are Nanda tradition, Genggong art, and Gambuh Pedungan art. Today’s edition of Indonesian Wonder  will introduce you to one of the three cultural heritages of Depansar city, namely Genggong Art.

Genggong is a traditional music art in Banjar Pegok Sesetan, Denpasar. This art has existed since the 1930s, played by I Ketut Regen (Pekak Danjur). To play Genggong music, it has a distinctive technique by attaching to the mouth while vibrating through the pulling of the rope or ngedet and using the throat resonance method to produce the tone.Genggong was originally made of dried palm leaf midrib or nguyung, which was formed with 18 to 20 centimeters long and 1.5 to 2 centimeters wide. Due it is difficult to get palm leaf midrib, Genggong is also produced by using bamboo material.

Genggong art at Banjar Pegok Sesetan was previously played to entertain people themselves during rest time when they finish their activities in the fields, because the local people are mostly farmers. Besides that it is also a place to socialize, and get together. Now the function of Genggong is slightly shifted. This traditional art is now often played as a dance accompaniment with other musical instruments as well as a media for community entertainment.

19
October

Bosnik Beach is another proof of the beauty of Papua land. This beach has exotic views that can be enjoyed at any time. Segara Indah Beach or better known as Bosnik Beach is located in Woniki Village, East Biak, Numfor regency, Papua province.

In front of the beach, there are small islands; you can see many small boats passing from the market. This beach is always crowded with local and foreign tourists. This is because Bosnik Beach has a very beautiful nature.

At Bosnik Beach, tourists will be spoiled with white sand and clear sea water and beautiful coral reefs. They can also swim or snorkel on this beach. However, everybody has to be careful if they want to snorkel at Bosnik Beach because the beach has a strong current.

If the tourists want to enjoy the freshness and beauty of the view of Bosnik Beach, they can rent huts which are mostly built on the beach with the tariff Rp 50,000.

There is no time limit for the rental of this hut; the visitors can enjoy the view from this hut as much as they like while enjoying the freshness of the young coconut which is sold by the owner of the hut.

This beach can be accessed easily by a motorbike taxi which costs around Rp. 20,000 - 30,000 for one way or you can rent a car that can carry 5 passengers at a rate of Rp. 350,000 / day for one car. To enter this very beautiful beach, you only pay an entrance ticket of 10 thousand rupiah per person.

Bosnik Beach is a mainstay tourism spot for Biak residents as a tourism attraction every weekend due to the location of the beach which is not so far from the city and the transportation to the beach is also easy. Visitors from outside Biak will also have no trouble finding lodging because lodging in Biak is available.

16
October

Bubur Jamu Coro is the typical cuisine of  Demak regency, Central Java province.  It consists of two types of culinary namely porridge and Jamu Coro.  Porridge is made from rice flour and Jamu Coro is made from coconut milk, brown sugar, fine salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, galangal and pandan leaves. The coconut milk is boiled with pandan leaves and it is stirred until it boils. Then, we must put all other ingredients  into the coconut milk stew until it smells good. This culinary can be enjoyed directly or separately.

Bubur Jamu Coro will be tasteful  if  it is served with coconut milk, kinca or boiled water of brown sugar and powdered pepper. The taste makes us appetized. The Bubur Coro, which contains flour and Jamu Coro, can also be sold and enjoyed separately.  You can only buy Bubur “ porridge” with a variety of kinca and coconut milk, or just Jamu Coro with pepper.  Of course, you will immediately taste the spicy pepper.  Jamu Coro is believed to treat flatulence and colds, and the stomach feels warm.

People usually buy Bubur Jamu Coro for body fitness.  Usually after consuming Bubur Jamu Coro, the  body feels immediately fresh. Bubur  Jamu Coro  is usually enjoyed as breakfast or enjoyed in the afternoon.  This dish is very delicious when eaten warm. The traders usually sell the culinary by using bicycles. They go around the village to sell Bubur Jamu Coro. The price is relatively cheap, Rp. 5000 to Rp. 10,000 per portion.

15
October

Bajuin Waterfall

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Bajuin Waterfall - South Kalimantan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  KSMtour

 

 

Bajuin Waterfall is located in Sungai Bakar Village, Pelaihari District about 10 kilometers from Tanah Laut Regency or 75 kilometers from Banjarmasin, the provincial capital of South Kalimantan. During the trip to the natural tourist area of Bajuin, you will be presented with a beautiful natural panorama in the form of green hills and expanses of rice fields around the hills. Arriving at this tourism area, you have to pass through the gate. From the gate the journey continues by foot, climbing through the stairs, which takes about 40 minutes to the waterfall. However, if you cannot climb the path to the waterfall, you can enjoy lake panorama of Telaga Alam. You can take a bathe or just take pictures in this lake. 

Bajuin has the charm of a beautiful waterfall and the air is very cool and fresh, because many trees grow around this area. In this location there are actually four waterfalls with different heights. The nearest waterfall has 25 meters high, the second waterfall is about 17 meters high, the third waterfall is about 37 meters high, and the fourth waterfall is about 18 meters high. In these four waterfalls you can take a bathe and take fun photos. Because this waterfall is located in the Meratus Forest, you can also do natural ecotourism activities, such as trekking, climbing, and hiking.

After enjoying the coolness and freshness of Bajuin Waterfall, you don't have to go home immediately, you also can visit to Marble Cave near the Waterfall site. This cave has its own uniqueness, which is on the walls of the cave there are many marble stones that are used for home tiles. The shape of the cave is unique, like a mosque dome. 

13
October

Tanjung Gorango - Morotai                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       kabmorotai

 

Morotai is an island and a district in the Halmahera Islands, Maluku. For some people, Morotai is known as a rich island with heritages of the Pacific war and General Douglas McArthur’s history. In addition, Moratai also has another beautiful nature, namely Tanjung Gorango or Gorango Cape. In the natural object you can enjoy white sand, blue sea, and untouched panoramas around the beach. Tanjung Gorango is located 90 kilometers from Daruba, the capital city of Morotai Island Regency. It takes three hours to drive on a four-wheeled vehicle and two hours by motorbike. To enter Gorango Cape, you are charged an entrance ticket fee of Rp. 5,000 per person.

In the local language, Gorango means shark. So, Tanjung Gorango means Cape of Sharks. But you don’t have to worry, there have never incidents of sharks preying on people on the site. Once arriving at Gorango Cape, you will see a beach in the form of a bay surrounded by lush land on the left and right sides. The waves can be calm, sometimes can be more big. The calm wave season during April to September, so, that time are safe for the visitors to swim.

Besides swimming, you can also surf at Gorango or relax on the soft sand beaches and just going along the shoreline by foot. When walking along the coastline, you will find a large pile of rocks. Passing through the rock, and many flat areas, you will come to a lagoon with clear and turquoise sea water. You can feel the freshness of the lagoon water by swimming. For those who want to take a rest, the beach offers several huts for resting places. Unfortunately there is no restaurant on the location, so you have to bring your own drinks and foods for lunch.

12
October

Limbong Sitodo River is a natural bathing location that uses the flow of river water as its source. The location is about eight kilometers from Polewali, the capital of Polewali Mandar, West Sulawesi. The water of Sitodo Limbong River is so clear and cool because it comes from the mountain springs. Along the flow of the river lie rocks and trees that add to the beauty of this tourism destination. Visitors can soak and see a beautiful natural landscape.

In the upstream, there is a waterfall called ‘Indo Rannuang’. Access to the waterfall is not easy. Visitors must climb as far as 4 kilometers to arrive at Indo Rannuang. However, along the way, visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Polewali City and Mandar Bay from a distance.

Besides soaking in the fresh Limbong Sitodo River and having adventure to Indo Rannuang Waterfall, visitors can also visit the Mandar Traditional Village on a hill about 5 kilometers from the Limbong Sitodo River. In the village, they can witness how the indigenous peoples still keep preserving their culture, art, and traditions. 

The access to this village can be reached by car or motorcycle. However, it’s closer to the village, the road is narrower. So, it will be better to go to the village on foot. If the visitors arrive at the village, they will be greeted with the traditional houses of Mandar Village in the form of houses on stilts. This village is rich with cacao trees, fruits, and vegetables. Indeed, gardening is the main livelihood in this village

10
October

Menjer Lake in Wonosobo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sikidangtravel

 

 

Wonosobo is a district located in the middle of Java Island surrounded by several districts such as Magelang, Temanggung, Banjarnegara, Kebumen, Batang, and Pekalongan. This time, we would like you to enjoy one of the hidden paradises in Wonosobo, namely Menjer Lake. Menjer Lake is precisely located in Maron Village, Garung sub-district, Wonosobo district, and it is 8 kms from the center of Wonosobo City. Menjer Lake is a lake formed from the eruption of Mount Pakuwaja. Before the water could overflow. Then, the Menjer Lake functioned as a hydroelectric power plant by PLTA Garung. Over time, Menjer Lake, which is located at the foot of the Dieng Mountains, has become an attractive tourism spot.

Menjer Lake has a depth of about 45 meters. Visitors can enjoy the clear stretch of lake water and because it is located at an altitude of 1,300 meters above sea level. Visitors can also feel the coolness and freshness of the typical mountain air. In addition, they may tour the lake and see the enchanting view of Mount Sindor for 1 hour by rental boatowned by the local residents for only Rp15,000. For visitors who have a hobby of fishing, they can do relaxation and fishing because there are some kinds of fish in Menjer Lake, such as tilapia, goldfish, and others ranging from small to jumbo sized fish. If you are in Wonosobo, take your time to enjoy the beauty of Menjer Lake. By paying Rp3000 per person, you can get calm and freshness, so you are ready to go back to your activities.

08
October

PADANG BETUAH BEACH - BENGKULU                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wisato

Directly borders with Indian Ocean to the West, Bengkulu is blessed with a row of beautiful beaches. One of them is Padang Betuah Beach. The beach is located near the city center, only 29 kilometers from Bengkulu City and takes about 44 minutes by using motor vehicles.The beach is exactly located in Padang Betuah Village, Bengkulu Tengah Regency, Bengkulu Province. To enter Padang Betuah Beach, you only need to pay Rp 10,000 for four-wheeled vehicles and Rp 5,000 for motorbike. During the pandemic you should obey the health protocol if you want to visit the beach location.

Padang Betuah beach has its own uniqueness, where at the location there is also a lake on the shore, known as Lake Gedang. Visiting the lake, you will certainly get two natural beauty at once. If you like fishing, this beach is the right location to visit. Here are several locations that are suitable for fishing. While, for those who like photography, Padang Betuah Beach also offers a variety of instagenic spots.

Padang Betuah Beach is surrounded by cliffs. You can also see the beautiful panorama of the beach from the top of the cliff. As one of the leading tourism destinations of Central Bengkulu Regency, Padang Betuah Beach is also provided with various facilities such as prayer rooms, bathrooms, huts for resting places and culinary stalls.

07
October

Laiwangi-Wanggameti National Park is a flora and fauna of a protected region in Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara. It is located in the South of Sumba Island and has a distance around 100 kilometers from Waingapu. Administratively, the park is located in three districts, namely Tabundung, Paberiwai and Pinu Pahar. The park is a representation of various types of forest in Sumba Island, including rare “elfin forest.” This park has a diversity of high-value species, especially those found at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level.Laiwangi-Wanggameti National Park is also the forest area of Wanggameti which is dominated by Omang trees or forest pine trees.

The combination of several types of ecosystems with steep hilly landscapes and deep valleys is an exotic natural landscape found in Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park. This exotic panorama can be enjoyed through jungle cruising and climbing tour packages. Some of the most ideal entrances or scenic points to enjoy the beauty of the exotic panorama of Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park can be passed through Nangga Village, Wanggameti Village, Katikuwai Plateau and Wanggameti Peak. In addition, there are also some special tourism objects such as Lake Laputih, Laputi waterfall, Waikanabu waterfall and Wanggameti waterfall. Lake Laputi and Laputi waterfall are located in Praingkareha village, Tabundung district.  This tourism destination is also well known and visited by many tourists.  Waikanabu waterfall is located in Waikanabu village, Tabundung district.

To get to Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park, you can go by plane which takes around 1 hour from Kupang to Waingapu. Arriving at Waingapu to Watumbaka-Maujawa-Melolo-Kanagar, you have to continue by land transportation for 2 hours to the location. This trip is rather tiring, but you will feel an unbelievable adventure while enjoying the beauty of Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park. So, set your time to get an amazing adventure in East Nusa Tenggara.