Borobudur International 10K 2014 is a special running event which held in The Magnificent Borobudur Temple in the Magelang Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia. The event is presented by the province of Central Java in collaboration with the Indonesian Athletic Association (PASI).
The Borobudur 10 K opens competition in three main categories, which are: the General Category (international professional athletes, national athletes, international and national runners), the Local Category (citizens of Central Java and Yogyakarta), and Students Category.
You have to registered first before join the running. And you will get number, t-shirt and smal backpack. For apply, you could contact the information in the website above. The price is based on what category you are.
On 4.30, we go to Borobudur, and it’s already so many people in there.
This is the route:
Too many people, with red t-shirt. Everyone are so excited to run.
We took airport shuttle to KLIA2 at 06:00. A lot of people go there too. The hotel provided 2 MVP car.
Once arrive at KLIA2, we drop our baggage at U-V Counter. Only one destination in this counter, Busan (South Korea), and because this is extra large plane, which there’s 3-3-3 seat, so a lot of people queue to check-in/drop baggage.
After drop our baggage, we entering the imigration and have a chance to walk around boarding gate. Then we wait for boarding at waiting room.
At 08:00, we boarding and depart at 08:30.
The air conditionair inside the plane is really cold. But fortunately, I have prepared the thick jacket because it’s autumn in South Korea, and it will a little bit chill.
The journey take approximately 6 hours 15 minutes and South Korea time is 1 hour later than Kuala Lumpur. So we arrive at Gimhae International Airport Busan at 15:45. The airport not too big.
Our friend pick us at Airport. Once we arrive at Busan, we directly go to the hotel for check-in because we bought a very heavy luggage. There’s some way to go to the hotel, by using Airport Limousine Bus or Subway. I choose subway because it’s cheaper (But I regret it later, because it’s not convenient if you bring a heavy luggage. And I suggest you using airport limousine bus also known as express bus which a little more expensive but convenient).
From Gimhae International Airport, go outside to the metro station, Gimhae International Airport (line Gimhae Light Rail Transit/Purple), then buy ticket to Sasang Station (line 2/green). Because it’s different line (airport line and metro line), so we have to stop at Sasang Station first. From Sasang Station, we go to Nampo Station (line 1/orange) by transit at Seomyeon Station (transfer station between line 1/orange & line2/green).
Don’t forget to buy T-Money card at convenient store (7-11/c&u/GS25). It cost W2500 for the card, and just top up whatever you want (from W1000 to W100.000).
Our first destination after drop our luggage is Jagalchi Market 자갈치시장. Jagalchi Culture Tourism Festival coincidentally being held in there, so there’s so many people.
Jagalchi Market is Korea’s largest seafood market. This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country.
You can see a lot of people sell seafood in there. You can buy raw seafood then ask ahjuma to cook it.
2nd floor of Jagalchi Market is restaurant. Many people eat in there. But I heard that it’s quiet expensive. I didn’t have a chance to eat here.
We also go to the back side of Jagalchi Market, which we can see the sea and night view of Busan
Some of the people in there, could speak Chinese. And it’s better than English. My friend has a chance to ask for fish meat, and it’s quiet expensive.
Then We go back to the shopping street at Nampo. On the way there, we passed BIFF Square. Before back to hotel to resting, we decided to come by Yongdusan Park 용두산 공원. It’s beautiful even at night. From Nampo-Dong District, you can ride elevator (it’s really long and high) to reach this place.
There’s Busan Tower, the Statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-shin, the Bell of the Citizens, a flower clock, the Museum of Musical Instruments of the World, and a bust of the Busan-based independent activist, Baeksan An Hee-je.
Busan Tower 부산타워 is a symbol of Busan that stands proudly 69m above sea level at a height of 120m. The top of the tower is modeled after the baldaquin of Dabotap Pagoda in Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju.
The view from Yongdusan Park is beautiful. The Busan Light is really glamorous.
South Korea is famous as love country. And it’s famous with the love locks.
It’s 22:00 already, and we didn’t get enough sleep yesterday. So we decided to back to hotel for rest. Good Night, see you tomorrow..
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).
Peh Cun Festival 2014, was on 2nd June 2014. JCACC (Jogja Chinese Art and Culture Centre) held the festival on 1st and 2nd June 2014.
On 1st June 2014, there’s so many competition and ceremony. – Dragon Boat Competition which held at Depok Beach, near Parangtritis Beach; – Photography Contest, for all event area; – Painting Competition at Parangtritis Beach; – Lion Dance Competition at Parangtritis Beach.
There’s a big dragon, stand in the middle of Parangtritis Beach which is the biggest and the longest in MURI JCACC. The dragon has 126 metre long and 14 metre height. At night, there’s a ceremony to burn the dragon.
In the afternoon, there’s not much ceremony. Only the competition that took place. One of them are Painting Competition.
At night, there’s some performance and the ceremony of burning the dragon. Then at 2nd June, Peh Cun Day, there’s pray ceremony in the morning, and at 12:00 o’clock, is the only time when you can make the egg stand on table or flat surface.
Today, I went to Yogya with friends. We depart from Magelang at 09:30. Then arrived at Yogya at 10:30, and decided to eat lunch first.
Then we went to Textile Store. One of my friends need to buy some material for dance performance costume.
At 14:30, we went to Empire XXI Theatre. I already bought the ticket of Spiderman 2 at 15:05 for 4 people. Today also the first day the Spiderman 2 premiering. At first, we want to watch Captain America, but one of my friends has already watched it. So we watch Spiderman 2.
Ms Kim said, there will be a bit delay from 9th April to 24th April. But today, in the morning, I got an email.
She said, that unfortunately, I didn’t nominated because the number of students from Indonesia that can be nominated is limited. But I passed the interview, and she offer me “Special Scholarship of International Students”.
I feel relieved once the result came out. Even I have not been nominated, but it’s okay. It’s an experience to apply such a great scholarship. That’s give me another challenge and experience.
So, time to move on. Let’s move to next target…
NB: I just want to share it to you guys, who interested to apply for KGSP. Event I didn’t nominated, but if you need information, and fortunately, I can help, then I will help you.
The interview will take time 08:20. I have already wait at store from 07:30. Then at 07:40, the staff member calls me, to remind me about the interview which will take at 08:20.
Then I wait again.
And at 08:42, the professor from my desired major, call me. There’s two professor, I didn’t get their name because it’s too echo. First they ask me to introduce myself. Then they ask me why I apply for this major which absolutely different from my undergraduate major. Then they ask me about my undergraduate university situation. And they also ask me if I willing to go to Korea if I have been accepted. They also ask me how did I know about Le Cordon Bleu.
At 08:50, the interview ended. (The time is Indonesian WIB Time, Korean time is 2 hour later than Indonesia.)
I try to answer it, just like I’m answering my friends questions but with manners.
I hope I give the best impression for them.
Now just wait for 9th April for the 1st candidate notice from KGSP. They said that they will notify us via email.