Sermo Reservoir (3) Kulon Progo # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

July 12, 2020

Sermo Reservoir is located at Kulon Progo Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Started to build at 1994, and inaugarated at November 20, 1996 by President Soeharto to supply irrigation system in Kalibawang which cover 7.152Ha.

credit: Wikipedia

This is my 3rd time visit this place, my father love this place because it’s very quiet with beautiful lake and scenery. Very refreshing, especially when you come at sunset.

We decided to go around the lake using car. It took about 16,95km if you want to go around.

The road is good, altough some part is very narrow only able to occupied for 1 car, but the view each side is amazing. Especially when sunset is coming.

PJJP :: Nglinggo Tea Plantation Kulon Progo # DIY – Indonesia

July 05, 2020

Today’s morning walk, we visit tea plantation in Kulon Progo, Nglinggo Tea Plantation.

The place located in high area so the view is beautiful. You can enjoy drink some tea or only walk around.

We go to viewing post first.

Then photo spot.

can you see 2 people in the top of mountain?

After take some picture, we go back to car park to eat breakfast. Then we go down to Borobudur Highland. It’s a tourism spot to enjoy the pine forest.

Here’s a Video Clip about our morning walk.

Pork Station JCM Yogyakarta # DIY – Indonesia

A lot of pork restaurant, opened in Yogyakarta. One of them is Pork Station at Jogja City Mall Yogyakarta. Actually, my cousin’s own this restaurant together with 2 of her friends.

Pork Noodle

PS: closed now

Jogan Beach with Waterfall, Tepus, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

From Jomblang Cave, we continue our journey to Jogan Beach, which located near Siung Beach and Wedi Ombo Beach. It’s so far. Just go to the Siung Beach direction, then after pass the Siung Beach entrance (IDR 3.000/pax), you will see a sign to Jogan. Turn left and follow the road. They renovated the road, so we have to drove slowly. We could see the karst hill on the way to the beach. The car parking cost IDR 5.000/car.

The beach itself, still not fully opened for tourists, the facility is minimum, but many people come there just to enjoy the scene. We can’t swim in there. The waterfall fall directly to the sea, and this is what made Jogan Beach special and many people come to here.

The sea is on tide position. The staff there said, that in the evening, the sea will be on subside position so we could go down.

Also See:
– Yogyes
– Njogja

Jomblang Cave, Adventure Vertical Cave, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

After lunch, we continue our journey to Jomblang Cave. We thought that because Jomblang Cave is an attraction place, so the journey to there would be easy. But it’s not. It’s hard to located the place.

Located at Jetis Wetan, Pacarejo, Semanu, Gunung Kidul, we have to passed broken road which only enough for 1 car.

 I have known this place from My Trip Magazine volume 7. It looks interesting. But after I went there, OMG~~ I didn’t think it would be scary.

Firstly, after we arrive at the location, you won’t know that that locations is Jomblang Cave parking. But because there’s no other way, so we park there. Then we found a map that show us the Jomblang Cave structure. But we didn’t see any Cave.

There’s some room like hotel, I don’t know what’s that for. Fortunately, there’s someone in there, so we asking about Jomblang Cave. It turned out that we have to walk to arrive at the cave. And because we arrive there at 13:30, the cave already close. We have to arrive before 09:00 o’clock in the morning to experience the adventure.

There’s 2 way to experience it, you can buy the package for IDR 450.000/pax (include lunch, and took 3 to 4 hours) and the operator will take you down there using the equipment. Or if you have climbing skill, you could climb by your own.

I thought that the cave is small like a little hole. But it’s big. With depth 60m so it looks scary.

When we arrive there, there’s a group that climbing by their own. They said that they camp in there. Wow… ~~

– Yogyes
– Kompas Travel
– Tempo

Kondang Rasa Restaurant, Special Indonesia Fried Chicken, Wonosari # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

From Sri Gethuk Waterfall, before we continue our trip, we eat lunch at Kondang Rasa Fried Chicken Restaurant. It is located at Jl. Agus Salim, Wonosari.

Why this restaurant? Because it looks big and many people eat there. The place is big enough for tour group. And it’s true, many group tour that stop by here to eat. The fried chicken is delicious, you can choose small size or big size.

– Makan Jogja

I didn’t take any picture here because already hungry. 😀

Sri Gethuk Waterfall, Bleberan Village, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Another trip to survey place for pre-wedding photos. Departure from 08:00 in the morning, then breakfast at Babi Guling Bima Kroda, after that we go to Playen which before we arrive to Wonosari, turn left. Our first destination is Air Terjun Sri Gethuk or Sri Gethuk Waterfall.

It’s a long way to go there. We entering Bleberan Village which cost IDR 2.000/pax. Then just follow the instruction to go to the waterfall.

Arrive at the entrance, we still need to ride car to the parking lot. It tooks almost 20 minutes from the entrance. Car parking fee is IDR 5.000/car.

Then we still need to walk to the waterfall area. In the middle of the path, there’s tree-section. If you want to ride boat, then turn left, but if you just want to enjoy the waterfall, turn right. When we came, the river is overflow, so the boat didn’t operated. Becareful, because of the overflow, the path is slippery.

It’s really crowded maybe because it’s Sunday. Too many people in there, I even can’t see the waterfall.

Sri Gethuk Waterfall is one of attraction place in Dusun Menggoran, Bleberan Village, Playen – Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. It is located on side of Oya River.

– Wikipedia 
– Yogyes 
– Jogjatrip 

I saw in the picture, we can also Body Rafting. If the water didn’t overflow, the water will be green colour and looks fresh.

Goa Cemara Beach, Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Sunday, me and my brother and his girlfriend, go to location survey. This time, our destination is Goa Cemara Beach, near Depok / Parangtritis / Samas / Kuwaru Beach, Yogyakarta.

We eat lunch at Babi Guling Bima Kroda. Then, continue the journey to the beach. It took less then 1 hour from Yogyakarta.

The beach is nice, clean, and alreay well-known of tourists. Not much to do in there because we can’t swim. But for couple, this is the good place to dating.

Pay for the entrance, Rp 2.750/person. This is only entrance to entering beach area. If you bring car, there’s a car park fee for Rp 10.000.

After we park our car, we can see the tree view.

Don’t forget to take some picture in here. After that, you can walk along the beach. The beach is common, nothing special in here. For me, the trees is the speciality from this beach.

Not far from the beach, there’s a light house. You can walk to there but it’s quiet far, maybe 1km more. So we decided to rode car to go there. So after satisfied play in the beach and took some picture, we back to the car park.

R&B Steak (2) Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Today past so quickly. It’s because I have a lot of thing to do.

The best time for ourselves is when we can enjoy to be ourselves.

Happy Birthday my Soon-To-Be Sister In Law… That’s why I have a lot of things to do today with Soon-To-Be Sister In Law.

We go to Make-over our hair, and then talking. Then we ended eat dinner at R&B Grill Steak Restaurant.

Main Course: Lamb Chop with French Fries, Sauteed Mushrooms, and Mushroom Sauce

After that we go home.
I missed some customer today, but I hope there will be more customer tomorrow.

2014 Peh Cun Festival at Parangtritis Beach Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

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.

Just try it on Peh Cun Day, at noon.