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.

PJJP :: Khayangan Peak Sigendol & Curug Gunung Putri Purworejo # Central Java – Indonesia

July 26, 2020

Today’s PJJP is going to Purworwjo Regency, Bruno Area. From Magelang, we go to Purworejo direction and when arrive at Maron, turn left to Wonosobo direction. The road is on renovation, you have to becareful.

Then about 19km, turn left to Kutoarjo Direction. After passed Bruno Market, you will passed a bridge and face the trisection, turn right. The road is good but very narrow. It will be hard if there is a car from the opposite.

After about 2.5 hours, we arrive at Curug Gunung Putri Car Parking. Then we eat breakfast first. After fill our stomach, we start to hiking.

Our first destination is Khayangan Peak Sigendol, located about 2km uphill from the car parking. Because it’s a peak, so we have to walk uphill and it’s quiet high.

The view upthere is breathtaking.. Very beautiful..

After take some selfie and enjoy the view, we go back to car parking. On the way downhill is very steep, becareful and beware of your knee because we have to hold our body, and for some senior ir’s quiet difficult.

Our 2nd destination:

Curug Gunung Putri, Curug is another name of waterfall in Indonesia. The waterfall is falling in 2 direction, and the water is very fresh.

After play in the water for a while, we go back to car park and prepare to go home.

This time, we didn’t use the road we depart, instead after arrive at Purworejo-Wonosobo Street, we turn left, and when arrive at Sapuran, turn right and follow the road and you will arrive at Salaman, then go back to Magelang. Why we use another route? Because we didn’t want to passed the renovation road again, it’s very narrow and you have to make turn with the opposite to passed.

Finally, I’m able to make Vlog for this morning walk with at least 50% reporting. I always wants to make vlog about where I go but never made it, because sometimes I forgot, and I didn’t have confidence to speak. Maybe next time, I will write a script so I know what to say haha..

Have a nice Watch and Enjoy..

No More Sticker Visa for South Korea Visa

Starting July 01, 2020, South Korea Visa will stop using sticker visa. According KVAC (Korea Visa Application Center) in Jakarta, Indonesia, they will change sticker visa to visa grant notice which can be downloaded on Visa portal website and print it.

For more information, please visit KVAC website

Picture Source: KVAC_ID instagram

To see the grant notice, use the same method when you check the application status.

The requirement document is the same as before. You can start to apply for single-entry visa 3 months before departure date. But my suggestions is, apply 1.5-2 months before is better. Usually, some people need longer time to approve (usual time is 5 business day).

After you got the notice, print and bring the notice together with your passport. When you arrive at South Korea, the immigration will check both of them.

Usually, people like to collect visa or stamp of other countries. And the more you have them in your passport, the more you like it. But it’s getting lesser and lesser, South Korea without sticker visa and no stamp when you travel in there.

New regulation starting 8th June 2020 to fly in Indonesia

Starting 8th June 2020, all people can back to travelling using flight in Indonesia. Here’s some rules that have to pay attention:

  1. Wear mask and bring own hand sanitizer, physical distancing and always wash your hand.
  2. Identity card (original)
  3. PCR Test valid for 7 days or Rapid Test valid for 3 days, with negative result or non-reactive result. (For Denpasar Bali, Balikpapan, Lombok, Surabaya, Padang, Timika and Jayapura must use PCR Test valid 7 days)
  4. Health Statement letter from hospital for free from illness for those area that didn’t provide PCR Test or rapid test.
  5. Download PeduliLindungi application.
  6. For going abroad, you have to take PCR Test valid for 7 days.

Beside those requirements, there’s some city that needs statement letter to enter.

  1. Jakarta:
  2. Bali:

Airasia: Indonesia Domestic and International Travel Requirements during Covid-19 Period

Credit: Airasia Official Website


AirAsia is working closely with regulators, local governments, civil aviation and health authorities to step up all precautionary measures in the time of COVID-19 global outbreak. All guests are required to present the following documents:


All domestic guests are required to present the following documents before departure:

  1. Personal identification (KTP/ Passport).
    1. Health certificate in English that proves a Covid-19 negative RT-PCR result and is valid for a maximum of 7 days after its issuance by the health facility in the country of origin or non reactive Rapid Test results that is valid for 3 days or Health certificate showing no flu-like symptoms issued by a medical doctor from a hospital or public health facility for areas without PCR test/ rapid test facilities.
    2. Fill out an electronic health awareness card (e-HAC) before boarding. Please access via the e-HAC Indonesia application (Android) or
    3. Fill out AirAsia’s travel declaration form, please download here.
    4. Guests with flights to or from Jakarta must obtain entry permit or Surat Izin Keluar Masuk (SIKM) via
    5. Guests with Bali as end destination are required to present COVID-19 PCR results (not Rapid Test) with negative/ non reactive results to enter Bali, and complete this form 
    6. Required additional documents for guests who are eligible to travel (in accordance with COVID-19 Task Force Circular Letter Number 5 Year 2020):
  • Person working for the government or private institutions providing services related to COVID-19 mitigation, defense, security, social order, health, basic necessities, basic service support, or essential economic function
  1. A letter of assignment for civil servants, Indonesian National Armed Forces,  Indonesian National Police Corps signed by at least echelon 2 level officials.
  2. A Letter of assignment for employees of State/Regional-Owned Enterprises, Non-government institutions, and Business Institutions signed by the Directors/ Heads of Offices.
  3. Health certificate of either Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) showing negative result valid for 7 days or Rapid Test showing non-reactive result valid for 3 days on departure.
  4. Health certificate showing no flu-like symptoms issued by a medical doctor from a hospital or public health facility for areas without PCR test/ rapid test facilities.
  5. A letter of statement affixed with a stamp duty signed by local headman for those who do not represent government or private institutions.
  6. Self identification card (National ID Card, or other valid official IDs)
  7. Present itinerary (departure date, schedules while in the assignment area, and return date).
  • Patients who need emergency health services or people whose immediate family member (parents, husband/wife, child, sibling) is seriously ill or died
  1. Self identification card (National ID Card, or other valid official IDs);
  2. An official death certificate;
  3. Referral letter from the hospital for a patient or person with serious illness;
  4. Health certificate of either Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test showing negative result valid for 7 days or Rapid Test showing non-reactive result valid for 3 days on departure for family accompanying patient, person with serious illness, or the deceased; or
  5. Health certificate showing no flu-like symptoms issued by a medical doctor from a hospital or public health facility for areas without PCR test/ rapid test facilities.
  • Repatriation of Indonesian migrant workers, Indonesian citizens and students abroad, as well as the repatriation of people for special reasons by the government to their area of origin
  1. Self identification card (National ID Card, or other valid official IDs);
  2. Statement letter from the Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection Agency (BPPMI) or statement letter from Indonesian representative offices abroad for Indonesian migrant workers;
  3. Statement letter issued by University or School for students abroad;
  4. Health certificate of either Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test showing negative result valid for 7 days or Rapid Test showing non-reactive result valid for 3 days on departure;
  5. Abiding all regulations on repatriation procedure of Indonesian Migrant Workers, Indonesian citizens, and Indonesian students abroad, and repatriation of people for special reasons by the government to their area of origin.


Your health and safety is always our top priority. To ensure that the highest standards of safety and hygiene are maintained at all times, here are some of the safety measures AirAsia is taking on the ground and in the air:

  • Wear a face mask at all times

All guests are required to bring and wear their own masks before, during and after the flight, including during check in and bag collection. Guests without a mask will be denied boarding. 

  • Temperature screening

Temperature screening will take place at different checkpoints, including boarding gates. Cabin crew will also go through temperature checks after every shift.

  • Social distancing

Social distancing will be observed with floor markers at queuing areas, including check-in counters & kiosks. And another safety precaution will be alternate check-in counters to ensure sufficient distance, and we are also working to have contactless check-in processes as well. 

  • Web or mobile check-in and early arrival at the airport

Web or mobile check-in to reduce surface and physical contact in check-in and boarding processes. In addition, please arrive early at the airport – preferably 5 hours before departure – to allow for enough time for all the necessary processes to take place. Check-in kiosks and manual check in counters are still available.

  • Cabin baggage policy

We also have a new cabin baggage policy to facilitate social distancing especially during embarkation and disembarkation. You are allowed to bring onboard only one piece of carry-on bag that does not exceed 40cm (Height) x 30cm (Width) x 10cm (Length), such as laptop bag and hand bag, not exceeding 7 kg for each guest. More details are available here.

Luggage with more than the permitted cabin baggage limits must be checked in. This will help minimise unwanted contact between you and another guest’s baggage and vice versa. AirAsia provides free baggage allowance for domestic flights up to 15kg per passenger.

  • Pre-book your hot meals online

Inflight hot meals are not available for purchase onboard. You can pre-book your meals by logging into My Bookings at least 24 hours before your flight departure time. Only limited items such as chips, nuts, chocolate, and canned or bottled water will be available for sale onboard.

  • Aircraft cleaning

All of our aircraft go through regular disinfection procedures, which have been ramped up and enhanced in light of what we’re facing right now.

The cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting products that we use to clean our aircraft are all approved by the Public Health Authority as well as the aircraft manufacturer, which is Airbus in our case. All of our aircraft use HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresters) aircraft filtration system which filters 99.999% of dust particles and airborne contaminants such as viruses and bacteria.

See: Flying save with Airasia too in their website

NB: This requirements could change without further notice, please always cross check with the airlines before flight.

What requirements needed for travelling on / after this Pandemic Corona Virus?

It’s already May 2020, and almost June 2020 and the corona virus still didn’t show any reduction. I won’t talk about this corona virus, because I’m not a doctor, and I’m not a scientist so I don’t want to talk about false news.

Here, I want to talk about travelling on / after Pandemic Corona Virus.

As far as I knows, some country will open their domestic route soon. The economic situation is on the line in this situation and seems like Corona Virus still didn’t show any reduction. So some country decided to go with the flow while protecting people from Corona Virus. A lot of health measuring is a requirements to do all basic life.

From what I see, nowadays if you wants to travel on domestic route in Indonesia especially, you have to provide some documents and doing some screening test in the airport. Especially, when we will celebrate Eid-Al Fitr Season in 24th-25th May 2020.

Still no one allowed to go back home to celebrate, but the flight route is open for those who needed to do some business or for health care.

You have to show the statement why you want to travel, and health certificate, then arrive at Airport at least 4 hours before departure to passed the screening test by doctor.

Different airline has different requirements, but at the airport it’s all the same. You have to wear mask, bring your own hand sanitizer and wet tissue, and take care your ownself.

Here’s I want to try to inform some Indonesian Airlines requirements for travelling in Pandemic Corona Virus 2019.

Stay tuned for updates…

Transit in Denpasar I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport # Bali – Indonesia

Transit 2 hours in I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Denpasar, there’s so many culinary option in here. And you can also shopping local product such as peanut, milk pie, etc.

Because I feel wants to eat different menu from Indonesian menu, so I decided tto eat Korean Fried Chicken.

Going back home, Sumba trip finished # Indonesia

Today we woke up late. I woke up at 09:00 and then being lazy and enjoy our room. Don’t forget to packing, because today we are going back home.

my injured knees, our driver said just take it as memory from Sumba XD

At 11:00, we go down to eat lunch. Fortunately, we go down early because the hotel’s restaurants need about 45 minutes to cook our food.

Then at 12:00 our guide come and we go to the airport. Before arrive at airport, he took us to shopping place.

The airport is bigger than the one in Tambolaka.

Waingapu Airport waiting lounge

We are fly using Nam Air from Waingapu to Yogyakarta and transit in Bali Denpasar for about 2 hours.

So our trip in Sumba is finished, but I still wants to go back when I have time. Sumba teach me how to appreciate our life and our surrounding more. We have to keep grateful for what happens in our life.

Enjoy Sumba D4 # NTT – Indonesia

This is our last day to go touring in Sumba, tomorrow we will go back home.

Our first destination is Puru Kambera Savanna near Puru Kambera Beach. On the way there, we see this tree.

This tree is one of Sakura flower kind which called Konji. And it’s a wild tree, you can found it anywhere in the village. And we are lucky to see one.

Actually, this savanna should be has so many grass but because it’s dry season in Indonesia, so there’s not much of grass in there. The weather is very hot, don’t forget to drink much water.

We only take photo for a while in here because it’s too hot. Then we continue our journey to the next destination. The road to Tanggedu Waterfal Car Park is a little bad and the driver said, it’s fortunately a dry season so the car can smoothly go to the car park. If it’s rainy season, then the driver said it will be hard to use car to go there, we have to use motorcycle.

The Tanggedu Waterfall Car park located inside a housing complex. There’s some bathroom in there so we can change and take a bath after play in the waterfall.

We have to trekking around 1 hours to go to the waterfall, and it’s very very hot. And from the housing complex, we have to passed a big gap which full of limestone sand and it’s very slippery. Some of elders ask the local help to guide them.

Don’t forget to bring face mask and scarf or hat to cover your head from the heat.

There’s a rest area near the entrance of waterfall. You can buy some coconut if you want.

This is the beautiful waterfall that I have ever seen. The water is blue tosca and very clear. And the source is very calm, which is like your own pond. Becareful when you stand at the stone because it’s slippery. You can enjoy snack or coconut in some area.

We play in the water and take some photos for about 5 hours. The guide bring our lunch box in there too.

Before we back to the hotel, we passed by Tenau Hills to enjoy last sunset in Sumba.

Then we go back to hotel for rest. Today is the last day for touring. Tomorrow, we decided to rest in the morning so we can wake up late.

Another Culinary in Sumba # NTT – Indonesia

Our dinner in Sumba day 3. This restaurant quiet famous, because there’s so many people in there.