September 2010

Banongan Beach

Banongan Beach is one of beach in Situbondo regency that offers its original beach with fresh sea air. Many coconut trees surround this area because it is below to the government of Situbondo, which is coconut plantation. Those coconut trees live along the beach and… Read More »Banongan Beach

Setancak Waterfall

It’s located in Mojosari village, Asembagus district, Situbondo. It’s about 3 until 4 hours from the centre of Situbondo. The name of Setancak, taken from Madurese language, means the water that spout out from the ground. That was the origin of Setancak Waterfall, these is… Read More »Setancak Waterfall

Peliatan Village

Another art village, the densely populated Peliatan is home to famous artists such as Wayan Gandra, Made Lebah and Rudolf Bonnet along with several painting museums and many art galleries. Traditional dance or gamelan orchestra classes are available. An afternoon walk along the pristine village… Read More »Peliatan Village

Ponjok Batu Temple

Ponjok Batu temple was built by King Cri Waturenggong (1460-1515). Ponjok Batu means Stoney Cape. This temple was in respect to the wandering priest Dang Hyang Nirartha, during his spiritual journey to teach Hinduism by the turn of the sixteenth century. From the temple vicinity,… Read More »Ponjok Batu Temple

Mount Argopuro

mount_argopuro.jpgMount Argopuro is one of the volcanic mountains that still active in East Java. It is about 2,300 km above the sea level. As a Natural Resource Conversation, mount Argopuro is worth to visiting especially for those who like hiking or mount climbing. As well as historical heritages of Blambangan kingdom and Dutch colonial, there is also a dry lake over there.

Mount Argopuro is an animal preservation area because of the population of peacocks and the beauty is so spectacular due to some reason: First, the hiking adventure of Rengganis Peak will give a special challenge to climbers because they will need at least three days round trip. Second, to reach Rengganis Peak, you have to pass Sikasur, a very wide savannah (50 ha), which used to be local airport for the Dutch military airplanes and this was the only one airport located on a mountain peak in Indonesia. Besides the peak, it is also an area of the spreading Edelweiss and will make you impressed.

On the Rengganis Peak, you will also find an old building of the kingdom Rengganis Goddess – 2,300 meters above the sea level. To reach the peak, you can start from the nearest Hotels at Pasir Putih Resort. From Pasir Putih, you can take a bus going to Surabaya bat you get off at Besuki bus Station, above 15 km and the bus fare is 2,500 rupiahs. From the bus station, you can used public transportation (bemo) to Baderan village and the distance is about 22 km and the fee is 5,000 rupiahs.

Kamasan Village

Kamasan Village is known from its puppet paintings and silver and chopper handicrafts. The Balinese puppet, Wayang, is a media for religious education as well as mode of entertainment, through its epic stories. The Dutch colonials discover this painting technique as unique for its natural… Read More »Kamasan Village

Belega & Bona Village

Both Belega and Bona Villages are well known for their bamboo craftsmanship, including table, chair, wardrobe, musical instruments. Bona has a nightly Kecak dance performance for tourists. Location: Belega and Bona Villages belong to sub-district of Blahbatuh, Gianyar, 30 km from Denpasar. Facility: art galleries… Read More »Belega & Bona Village

Pathek Beach

This beach is located in north of Situbondo. It’s about 5 km from the centre of Situbondo. In here you will see the natural beach and the fantastic panorama when it has sunset. In the west of Pathek beach, you can see the proof of… Read More »Pathek Beach

Tihingan Village

Tihingan Village is known as the producer of Gamelan, traditional music instruments made from bronze or copper, used for escorting Balinese dances and some ritual ceremonies. The villagers are descendant of Pande family, those experts in metal related business. Tihingan’s gamelan is a well-known brand… Read More »Tihingan Village