Ladon Little Island Borobudur & Balkondes Candirejo Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

August 12, 2020

Today we visit a new attraction place called Ladon Little Island. We park our car in Balkondes Candirejo. Balkondes Candirejo located near Boroburud Temple.

Balkondes, or Balai Ekonomi Desa, is a program from BUMN for local’s economic development. There’s many Balkondes spread in Borobudur, one of them is Balkondes Candirejo.

Website: http://balkondesborobudur.com/

You can stay here, it’s very peacefull, and the air is very fresh. You can enjoy local food too in here and going around by bicycle.

Walk about 300metres, you will arrive at Ladon Little Island and Pasar Klathakan. From what the staff said, the sand here is white, just like near the beach. So you could feel beach situation in here. And you can ride any boat to go around, take selfie, ride traditional boat from woods, or only sit around the river and buy some locals product in Pasar Klathakan (market).

Too bad, when I arrive here, it’s rainy very hard the night before. So the river is flooding and there’s no white sand.

Nepal Van Java, dusun Butuh, Kaliangkrik, Magelang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

August 05, 2020

Butuh Village, is the highest village in Magelang Regency, Central Java. And recently, this village become very famous. People call the village Magelang’s Nepal.

Why Nepal? Actually, I haven’t been in Nepal, so I didn’t know how it looks like. The house building in this village, is built very unique in Mount Sumbing’s slope, from the bottom to uphill, with colorful color, and if we see it from the downhill, it looks like terracing. And with background Mount Sumbing, and blue sky, makes this place very beautiful.

The photospot located at Mount Sumbing basecamp in Kaliangkrik, there’s a photospot in there. And there is also a coffee shop, you can enjoy the beautiful scene with drink coffee. The weather is cold, because you are in 1620 altitude above sea level. Don’t forget to bring jacket when you come here in the morning.

If you want to climb mount Sumbing, this is one of the basecamp that you can take the path.

When the sun is high enough, the fog sometimes come down and hide the scenery.

Dusun Butuh located in Kaliangkrik, Magelang Regency. This place is famous with name Nepal Van Java.

I heard that actually this village is already known before, but nowadays people more openly in selfie and posting it on Social Media, so the influence is bigger than before. That’s why, this place is quiet famous now.

You can walk around the village too, the villagers make some building paint beautifully. But please respect the villagers, keep quiet and polite.

Pringgondani Restaurant, Hotel Puri Asri (1) Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

My friends treat us for dinner to celebrate his birthday at Pringgondani Restaurant, which located inside Hotel Puri Asri Magelang.

The place has been renovated, and it’s more cozy.

The food is not bad, five star hotel food. This place is suitable for gathering.

Address: Jl. Cempaka No: 9 Magelang 56122 Central Java – Indonesia
Phone: +62-293-365115
Email: info@puriasrihotel.com / rsvrhpa@yahoo.com

The Journey Begin D1 (BGSDNMK) – 2014 SK Trip

Today is it. My journey to South Korea for 13th days. Ticket: Check, Hotel Voucher: Check, so time to start our journey.

At 13:15, we depart from Magelang. My friend’s parents take us to Adisucipto International Airport Yogyakarta. We eat lunch at Blabak Ayam Goreng Special.

At 14:45 we arrive at Adisucipto International Airport. Luckily, the baggage drop counter didn’t have any people, so we can directly put drop our luggage and document checked.

Then we decided to killing-time at Cafe. The restaurant and cafe’s price at Airport is really expensive.

At 16:00 we enter imigration and wait for boarding at Waiting Room.
At 16:55 boarding and at 17:20 we depart.

The flight from Yogyakarta to Kuala Lumpur, take 2 hours and 35 minutes. But because the difference time between Yogyakarta and Kuala Lumpur which Kuala Lumpur 1 hours later than Yogyakarta, so we arrive at Kuala Lumpur at 20:40. We got sunset in the plane.

Airasia terminal at Kuala Lumpur move from LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) to KLIA2, which more large and comfortable. You can spend time by shopping. So many shop in there.

From arrival gate to imigration, it took almost 20-30 minutes walking. It’s so big airport. Even the baggage, need some time to arrive at the baggage claimed. We almost spend 1.5 hours to get out from the arrival. By the time we come out, it’s already 21:45 local time. I bought ramen at Ramen Ten restaurant for supper at Hotel. Then we wait for the hotel airport pick-up at 22:00 in frong of Old Town White Coffe (just right outside of the arrival gate).

Tonight, we stay at YouniQ Hotel Sepang.

Hotel :: Puri Asri Hotel, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Today, me and my friends visit Puri Asri Hotel Magelang. Because my friend’s cousin stay in there, so we can come in.

Usually it’s only guest who can come in. Not guest can’t entering the hotel area except they have bussiness or attending an event in there.

Puri Asri Hotel is 5 stars hotel in Magelang. It located at JL. CEMPAKA NO. 9 MAGELANG – CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA.

The hotel famous because of the nature area. It located near Progo River, one of famous rafting river in Magelang. With full of garden, people who stay in here could enjoy the green of nature and refreshing from the tiring work. Children can play in the playground too. And there’s swimming pool and spa.

I have stayed here before, when gathering with my Hakka friends, and also my big family reunion held in here. There’s so many activity that we can do in here, like Teklek Race, tug of war, etc.

Here some photo of Puri Asri Hotel, near the river area.

To check the room rate, you can go to booking hotel website such as Agoda, or Trip Advisor. You can also make a call to the hotel directly (Telp: +62293365115) or go to the hotel website.

Camera House near Borobudur Temple, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Near Borobudur Temple, there’s an unique house. Why is it unique? Because, it’s form like Camera. People called it Camera House. The owner of this house is a painter. He said, that he build this house for gallery.

The Camera House located near Borobudur Temple. It’s not inside the area. many people thought that it located inside the temple area, but it’s not. After you pass Borobudur Temple entrance, you will pass Manohara Hotel, then just go to Amanjiwo Hotel direction and after you pass a big soccer field, you will see this house.

me and my friend shadow

Soccer Field Tuk Songo, Borobudur Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Today, me and my friends went to hunting foto. Our first location is Soccer Field Tuk Songo. I have been here many times to hash, but never brought my camera.

There’s a big tree in the corner of the field, and it looks creepy.

Sunrise at Punthuk Setumbu, Borobudur Temple, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Woke up at 3 o’clock, and go to Borobudur Temple at 4 o’clock. Me, my brother, and my brother’s girlfriend also my brother’s friends went to Setumbu to watch sunrise. Punthuk Setumbu located near Borobudur Temple. You can see the sunrise with background Borobudur Temple, Mount Merapi, and Mount Merbabu.

Don’t forget to bring tripod to take photos.

The ticket entrance is IDR 15.000 for local. And we have to walk uphill for a while. Use comfortable shoes and bring flashlight because it’s still dark. Wear jacket too because it’s cold.

Once arrived at Punthuk Setumbu, there’s so many people in there. Most of them are tourists.

Unfortunately, it’s cloudy. So the sunrise didn’t shown enough.

And the morning fog started to cover whole area, so we have to go back.

Borobudur Temple Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

I bring my aunty to here, because she said that she want to go here again. Borobudur located near my city, it’s approx 20-30 minutes to go there by car. It’s a pity that there’s no public transport to go there. It’s better if you rent a car from Yogyakarta or Magelang.

The ticket entrance for local is IDR 30.000. And for International is USD 20 or IDR 195.000. The international entrance looks more VIP than the local. They give you drink and snack. Every people who enter Borobudur Temple Area, must wear Sarong.

For Borobudur History, see this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borobudur