Pok Tunggal Beach (2), Gunung Kidul # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

September 06, 2020

Today, my family goes picnic to the beach. We decided to outing and looking for not too crowded beach in Wonosari. It’s our first outing since the pandemic.

We depart from home around 10am, and buy take away Fried Chicken Suharti in Yogyakarta.

When arrive at Patuk, almost enter Wonosari City, we found this Geopark (near the place where you can see Yogyakarta from above). So we decided to picnic in there. We bring mat, catering box, and rice.

After that, we continue our trip. We arrive at Beach area around 1 o’clock, this time, we try to visit the beach one by one and see which one is the less crowded.

1st and 2nd beach is Kukup beach and Krakal beach. This two beach is the most famous in Gunung Kidul, so we skip it.

3rd beach is Sundak Beach, and it turns out there’s some event in there (I don’t know what’s event), so we decided to go another.

4th beach, is Pok Tunggal Beach, this beach is less crowded. Even when we arrive in there, the car park is full, but not many people in there. So we decided to play in this beach.

There’s a long beach that fill with the swallow seawater, so you can walk further to the middle. There’s many coral in there so you have to be careful, and I suggest, you wear your slippers because there’s so many small animals in there.

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We play in there until about 4 o’clock. My nieces is very happy, because they are able to go to beach and play sands.

See you in the next trip.. Keep save and don’t forget to wear mask and social distancing..

Kuala Lumpur & Bandar Sunway D1 # Malaysia

Thank you for one of my aunty, I got a chance to roaming in Kuala Lumpur. But this time, this is on duty journey. I will accompany them to walk around Kuala Lumpur. 

My aunty stay at east java, her child study at Bandar Sunway. So, she wants to visit him while touring Kuala Lumpur. We depart from Yogyakarta, because my autny has something to do in central java, and the ticket price is cheaper than from Surabaya.

At 06:45, I go to Damri Bus Stasion at Hotel Wisata to go to the Airport. I took 7 o’clock bus and it cost IDR 50.000/pax. There’s approximately 8 people inside the bus and the journey take 1.5 hours. 

At 08:30 I have arrived at Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport. My aunty and my cousin has already arrived in there too.

For information, there’s road renovation at Jalan Adisucipto, after ringroad to Airport direction,right before the imigration. From 4 path of car road into 3 path which there only 1 path to airport direction. I’m lucky because it’s still morning and not traffic in there. If you depart in the afternoon or evening, maybe you need to depart 2-3 hours early to avoid the late.

Arrived at airport, we still can’t check-in. So we wait until 09:30. We drop our baggage, and after verified our documents, we passed the imigrations. Then we wait in the waiting room.

Approximately 11:15, we are boarding. Then at 12:00, we say “see you again Yogya”.  There’s delay 15 minutes from the exact time because of air traffic. It should be 11:45.

There’s only Airasia Flight from Yogyakarta to Kuala Lumpur direct. I have been many times ride this plane and it’c comfortable. But this time, there’s one stewardess that make me didn’t feel comfortable inside the flight. She help us, but I thought that her behavior is less polite. I hope she could realize and fix her attitude.

We buy pre-flight meal on the flight. I buy Uncle Chin’s Rice Chicken and my aunty and my cousin buy Nasi Lemak.

The flight took 2.5 hours. At 15:20 we landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2. The airport is new, so expect half hours to walk to imigrations, and then half hours to wait for the baggage. Our baggage has already on the belt. Last time I came here, when I arrived at baggage claim, the baggage still not come out and we have to wait 15 minutes.

We decided to ride bus to Hotel Capitol Bukit Bintang. The bus station is on 1st floor.and you can see a lot of ticket booth in there. Just go to the bus locket and ask for the bus to your destination. Bus to hotel Capitol Bukit Bintang need to change to the small car. And it cost RM$15. The next bus is 16:30 which is still there 15 minutes to depart.

We go to platform A4 and the driver ask us what destination we go. And he will write our destination and I thought he tell the agency about it.

At 16:30 the bust depart. First stop is KLIA1. And no one depart from there so we continue to the city. Arrive near Pudu, we change to small car because the bus can not enter Bukit Bintang Area because there’s MRT construction.

Finally, we arrive at Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur. It cost RM$195/room/night. We booked via hotel website, http://www.fhihotel.com with credit card guarantee.

The room is nice. We booked connecting room, so it seems a big room because we open the connecting door. We are on the 6th floor and the view from here is nice.

We rest for a while, while waiting for my cousin that study in Sunway come here. 1 hour.. 2 hours.. my cousins suddenly said, the monorail is broken so it didn’t operated. He needs to wait on not sure time. So he decided to walk about 3km.

At 20:00, he arrive at hotel then we go eat dinner at Alor Street. We choose Alor Corner Stand which famous with Asam Laksa.

I order Curry Noodle. It’s not my favourite, but it’s better than Chicken amd Prawn Noodle which is my aunty’s order. My cousins order Asam Laksa and Dry Noodle.

Then we walk along the alor street, we try coconut ice cream and also Wong Ah Wah chicken wings.

Then we go back to the hotel to rest.

Keraton Ngayogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Keraton Ngayogyakarta is a palace of Sultan. Sultan, was an Arabic Language, means King. Altough nowadays Keraton Ngayogyakarta is a part of Republic Indonesia, but Sultan and his family still stay inside Keraton along with its tradition. Keraton Ngayogyakarta is one of the attraction place when you went to Yogyakarta. Some part of Keraton, is become a museum to keep things belongs of Sultan, including gifts from Europe kingdom. Keraton Ngayogyakarta also has the best architecture of Java palace.

PS: I’m not good in history. So I won’t talk about the history too much.

Keraton Ngayogyakarta located near Malioboro street  (the famous street in Yogyakarta). You can walk from Malioboro street. Or if you go by car or tricycle or horsecar, you can ask the driver to bring you to Keraton Ngayogyakarta. Don’t worry, a lot of people in Yogyakarta can speak English.

Keraton Ngayogyakarta open from 09:00 ’till 14:00. You have to buy ticket to enter the Keraton. For domestic tourists, it cost IDR 5.000. For International tourists, it cost IDR 12.500. And if you bring any camera, you have to buy ticket for camera. I forget how it costs, but as I remember, it costs IDR 1.000/camera.

Keraton Ngayogyakarta is really large, so it’s better if you ask for local guide (you can ask when you buy ticket). And it won’t took too long time inside if you use guide and you won’t lost track.

Credit:
– http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keraton_Ngayogyakarta_Hadiningrat
– http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan

My Aunty Trip # Indonesia

My Aunty from Guangzhou, China, was coming to Indonesia for celebrating my cousin’s wedding and Chinese New Year. And because, I can speak Chinese, so it’s my pleasure to guide her on tour near my hometown.

The first destination is Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta is a city and the capital city of Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, Indonesia. It is renowned as a centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. Yogyakarta is historically and culturally part of the Central Java region, although it is now a separate administrative entity. It is the only region in Indonesia that is still governed by a pre-colonial monarchy, the Sultan of Yogyakarta, who serves as the hereditary governor of the region.

source: Wikipedia
– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogyakarta
– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Region_of_Yogyakarta

I took my University degree in Yogyakarta. And I stay in Yogyakarta from 2001 to 2004 for study and 2004-2006 for works. So, Yogyakarta is just like my 2nd hometown. I known most of the place in there.

It tooks 1 hour from my hometown, Magelang by car. Magelang located in Central Java Region. If you want to come here, there’s an international Airport, Adisucipto International Airport. You can take a flight from Jakarta (capital city of Indonesia), Surabaya, Bali and some other big city in Indonesia for domestic, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for International. I took my aunty, touring Yogyakarta, and Semarang.

We visited Keraton Ngayogyakarta which is the palace of Sultan, Taman Sari Watercastle, Benteng Vredebrug, and Malioboro street in Yogyakarta.

Unfortunately, Benteng Vredeburg was closed on Monday. (We toured on Monday, how pity.)

The 2nd destination is Semarang. Semarang is the capital and largest city of Central Java province in Indonesia. A major port during the Dutch colonial era, and still an important regional centre and port today.

source: Wikipedia Semarang

It tooks 2 until 3 hours drive to Semarang from Magelang. When traffic jam, it could took 4-5 hours.

We went to Sam Po Kong Temple, one of famous and oldest temple in Semarang. And then Lawang Sewu (thousand doors), an Nederlandsh old building which used as Railways Station. And last, we visit Vihara Buddhagaya Watugong at Ungaran, outside Semarang.

Tugu Muda at Pemuda Road, Semarang

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Let’s see more spesific about those place. ^_____^