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

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.

Kuwaru Beach at Bantul, Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

From Tickles Cafe and Resto, we continue to Kuwaru Beach which located at Bantul. My brother said, there’s a way which made by tree that make this Kuwaru Beach special. But when we get there, the path was gone because of abrasion.

But still there’s so many tree in there which make this beach special.

There’s two kind of beach, the old one and the new one. We went to the old one.

Tickles Cafe and Resto Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

It’s a cafe with British style, very suitable for those who love classic and vintage.


We didn’t eat here. But we buy some snacks and ice tea.

Taman Sari Watercastle (2) Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Today, I went to Taman Sari Watercastle, as assistant for my brother’s job, pre-wedding photoshoot. Usually, we can use the place early than opening time, but this time, the staff said because the change of management, they open from 09:00 and no less. So when we got there, it’s 07:00, they didn’t open yet. Even the Sumur part also didn’t open yet. So we went to the ruin part, which open from 06:00.

This is my 2nd time go here, and this ruin part is my first time entering here. When I came here for the first time, I didn’t entering the place, only waiting in front of gate.

Then at 09:00, we went to the Sumur part.

We didn’t entering the watercastle because the limited time. We tought that we can entering Taman Sari before opening time. So we decided to move for the next scene.

Holycow! Steak House Camp Yogyakarta # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

This time, we try Holycow! Steak House Camp at Yogyakarta. It located inside Grand Aston Hotel. The place was cozy, and suitable for family.

The dessert, we eat before the main course. The taste is sour, but fresh.
Unique Pizza, with Rendang Taste. A little spicy, but delicious.
my Main Course, it’s tender, and easy to eat. The sauce is tasty

The price was average for steak house. Not too expensive, but not cheap either.

CAMP Jogja
Grand Aston Garden
Jalan Urip Sumoharjo no.37