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..

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.

Transit in Bali on the way to Sumba NTT # Indonesia

We gonna travelling to Sumba.. Yay… Finally.. This island is really interesting, and I really want to go there.

Sumba is an island in East Nusa Tenggara (wikipedia). It is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands and has an area of 11,059.6 square kilometres (4,270.1 square miles), and the population was estimated to be 755,849 in 2015. To the northwest of Sumba is Sumbawa, to the northeast, across the Sumba Strait (Selat Sumba), is Flores, to the east, across the Savu Sea, is Timor, and to the south, across part of the Indian Ocean, is Australia.

To go to Sumba from my city, we need to take flight from Yogyakarta to Bali first then transit in Bali. Actually, there’s one day flight to Sumba from Yogyakarta transit in Bali, but from my experience because of delay, my guests missed their flight from Bali to Sumba. So I decided, we stay in Bali for 1 night.

Transit in Bali, you can rent car or motorcycle. This time, I rent a hiace because we are 11 people.

Our destination in Bali is east Bali, Tirta Gangga Water Palace and Ujung Water Palace.

We fly with Airasia from Yogyakarta at 08:15.

Arrive at Bali at 10:45. The driver has already waiting for us. After eating lunch, we go to our first destination. It took about 2.5 hours to go there from near I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Denpasar.

Tirta Gangga Water Palace (wikipedia)

Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace in eastern Bali, Indonesia, about 5 kilometres from Karangasem, near Abang. Named after the sacred river Ganges in Hinduism, it is noted for the Karangasem royal water palace, bathing pools and its Patirthan temple. The one hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangasem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963.

This place is very beautiful. When we go there, there’s a ceremony.

From Tirta Gangga Water Palace, we go to Ujung Water Palace. It took about 30 minutes to go there.

Ujung Water Palace (wikipedia)

is a former palace in Karangasem RegencyBali. Now, this palace also known as Ujung Park or Sukasada Park. It is located approximately 5 kilometres from Amlapura. In the Dutch East Indies era, this place known by the name Waterpaleis. The palace three large pools. In the middle of the pool, there is the main building named Gili Bale, connected to the edge of the pool by bridge.

The interesting place in this Ujung Water Palace is the building in the uphill. We have to climb the stairs.

At night, we go shopping at Krisna Market. Then go to hotel for rest.

We stay at Harris Hotel Airport Tuban Bali. I choose this hotel because they have free shuttle to go to Airport and it tooks only 5 minutes to go to Airport.

Hotel Address: Jl. Dewi Sartika, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Hotel Phone: (0361) 9365255

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

Bandung D1 # West Java – Indonesia

Today, we go to Bandung, because one of my relatives married and held a wedding party in there. We go there by train, because the flight from Yogyakarta to Bandung, only there’s 2 times, and it’s afternoon and evening. And we want to explore more of Bandung City, so we decided to go by Train which depart at night.

We take Turangga Train from Yogyakarta to Bandung.

There’s three train station at Yogyakarta and the biggest is Tugu Train Station. The other station is Lempuyangan Station and Maguwo Station.

We arrive at Tugu Station at 20:00. We park in the side part of Station. Because I bought via Travel Agent System, I have to change the voucher into the real ticket. At the station Entrance, there’s self-print computer for those who wants to print real ticket. You have to use your voucher boarding pass to print the ticket.

Enter your booking code into the machine, then they will self-print your ticket.

Then we proceed to the railway platform. Before we entering the platform, we have to check our indentity first.

The train to Bandung, located at platform 4 – 6. So we are waiting near there.

At 21:15, the Turangga Train is coming. Then we proceed to the train. Our seat located at 2nd carriage. So we go there. There’s not much passenger, because it’s not holiday season.

Our train is executive type, so we can turn around the seat. Time to sleep, because we will arrive at Bandung at 05:21.

Remember to bring your jacket, socks, and other things that can keep you warm. Because it’s super cold inside the train. Even they give you free banklets and pillow, but you still need to bring extra.

Good Night, see you in Bandung…

R&B Steak (3) Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Today, we eat at R&B Steak again. It’s been a long time I didn’t come here.

Hot Tea
Lamb Chop

This time, they have a delicious one.

Hakka Gathering at Grand Pasific Hall 2016 # Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Every year, we have Hakka Yogya Gathering. The gathering dinner, located at Grand Pasific Hall Yogyakarta.

Steamed Bun
Kongpao Chicken

Maystar Jogja City Mall, Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

There’s a new restaurant in Yogyakarta. It’s Maystar, which very famous in Jakarta. I have been there once (Jakarta Branch), but that time, my relatives invite us for breakfast dimsum.

Now, we try the once that just opened in Yogyakarta, because there’s discount 30%.

My cousin, who has been there, choose the menu. And because we are 14 people, we need 2 table, and 2 pcs of every menu. And we choose medium size.

Credit: Maystar

This is the famous soup in here.

The Main Menu:

Tofu
Fried Shrimp with Salted Egg
Fish

We also buy some desert:

Coconut Pudding
Almond Pudding

For the information, this restaurant is an expensive one. Maybe you can try order small size (I don’t know how much the portion of small size, but it’s cheaper).

One day trip with Friends in Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Finally, we have planned this a long time, and today we can make it. We depart from Magelang, at 10:00 and decided to eat at Bakmi Godog Pak Kadis. Too bad, we waste time in here because we have to wait for 25.

Then at 12:00, we continue our journey to Jogja. First destinations is Jogja City Mall because we want to watch movie.

Arrive in there, we go to 21 Jogja City to buy ticket for 14:45 movie Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2. While waiting for the time, we decided to relax and buy desert. We try Ice Manias and Sour Sally.

Ice Manias: IDR 32.000/cup

Then, we try the Cinema 7D, price IDR 40.000. We can choose what movie we wants to watch, and the staff recomended us for Roller Coaster Movie, the desert.

The difference of 7D and 4D, the picture is more detailed and feel so real.

Then it’s 14:30, we decided to go to 21 Jogja City and watch the movie.

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Credit:
– IMDB
– Wikipedia

Katniss Everdeen is recovering after being attacked by Peeta Mellark, who has been brainwashed by the Capitol. The rebels attack and disable the Capitol’s weapons arsenal in District 2. Katniss tries to rally the loyalists against the Capitol, but is shot and injured in the confrontation.

Despite Katniss’ desire to kill President Snow personally, Coin refuses to allow her into battle. At Finnick and Annie’s wedding, Johanna suggests Katniss sneak aboard a supply ship leaving for the Capitol, where Commander Paylor is planning an invasion. Unable to bring her back, Coin has her assigned to the “Star Squad”, along with Gale, Finnick, and Cressida; they will follow in relative safety behind the actual invasion of the Capitol providing video of their incursion for propaganda purposes. She also sends Peeta to join the squad, even though he has not fully recovered from the Capitol’s conditioning. Boggs is assigned as the squad’s leader, and carries a holographic map (the “Holo”) to help them evade known booby trapped “pods” which line the streets of the Capitol.

As they venture deeper into the Capitol, Boggs is mortally wounded, and transfers command of the Holo to Katniss before dying. The squad triggers another pod, which releases a flood of lethal black tar. Peeta momentarily succumbs to his conditioning and attacks Katniss, pushing another soldier into the tar and killing him. The group takes shelter in an abandoned building, where squad second-in-command Lt. Jackson attempts to commandeer the Holo, until Katniss convinces them she is under secret orders from Coin to kill Snow. Katniss and most of the group escape just before a squad of Peacekeepers arrive and destroy the building, killing the Leeg twins. The Capitol broadcasts a message announcing Katniss’s death, which is interrupted by Coin, who delivers an impassioned eulogy for her, to rally the rebels.

The team descends into the Capitol’s sewers to avoid further pods, but they are attacked by a horde of genetically engineered creatures called “mutts”. Jackson, Homes, Castor, and Finnick are killed as the squad flees. The surviving team members reach the surface but are chased by Peacekeepers, and Messalla is killed by a pod. The team takes refuge in a shop, where Tigris, a former Hunger Games stylist and rebel sympathizer, hides them in her basement. Mourning the losses they have suffered, Katniss confesses that she lied about her orders to kill Snow, to which the team admits that they already knew.

As rebel forces gain ground, Snow invites fleeing Capitol citizens into his mansion for protection. Katniss and Gale join the crowd, posing as refugees to gain access to Snow. Rebels arrive and attack, killing many in the crossfire. In the chaos, Katniss pushes forward to Snow’s mansion, where Peacekeepers are using Capitol children as a human shield for Snow. A hovercraft flies overhead, and drops small parcels by parachute into the pen of children. The parcels explode, killing them. A team of rebel medics attempt to help the injured, among whom is Katniss’s sister Prim. A second wave of bombs detonate, killing Prim and knocking Katniss unconscious.

Upon recovering, Katniss learns the Capitol has been conquered, and Snow captured. When Katniss confronts Snow, he claims that Coin orchestrated the bombing outside his mansion to turn his soldiers against him. Katniss realizes that the incident resembles a trap that Gale had developed earlier. When Gale is unable to assure Katniss that the bombs were not of his design, Katniss cuts all ties with him. Coin invites the remaining Hunger Games victors to vote on a proposal to have another Hunger Games using the children of the Capitol, as a symbolic gesture to satisfy the districts. Katniss swings the vote in favor, in exchange for the right to execute Snow personally.

However, at the execution, Katniss instead shoots and kills Coin. The rebels take Katniss into custody, while Snow dies at the hands of the crowd. Katniss is eventually pardoned for her crime and returns to District 12, where she is joined by Peeta, who has recovered from his conditioning. Commander Paylor is elected the new President of Panem, and Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch bond over their shared trauma. Years later, Katniss and Peeta play with their two children, as Katniss contemplates the nightmares of her past.

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After watch the movie, we decided to eat dinner while waiting for the rain to subside. We eat at Bonchon Chicken.

Then we go to Sindu Kusuma Edupark. Sindu Kusuma Edupark open at 15:00 and it’s more beautiful at night especially when it is not raining. Too bad, it’s still a little raining when we go there.

After play for a while, we go to our last destination. Bong Kopitown Restaurant, at Sagan Kidul. We decided to go here because it has an unique decoration. Their theme is Prisoner. So it looks like we go to prisoner.

After that we go home.

Calzone, Italian Folded Pizza Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Today, I went to Yogya with my brother and soon to be sister-in-law. Then they take me to Calzone Pizza.

A calzone is an Italian oven-baked folded pizza, that originated in Naples. A typical calzone is made from salted bread dough, baked in an oven and stuffed with salami or ham, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, as well as an egg. Different regional variations on a calzone can often include other ingredients that are normally associated with pizza toppings. Smaller calzones can also be fried in olive oil instead of being baked in an oven.

Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calzone

In Yogyakarta, it located at Jl Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo (near Galeria Mall). We order Smoked Beef Folded Pizza and Lime Squash for the drink.

The plaze is minimalist. The pizza taste is delicious. It’s crunchy and yummy.

Twitter: Calzone
Credit:
– http://kulineranbarenglala.blogspot.co.id/2014/04/calzone-express-jogja.html