Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Earthquake hit Indonesia twice!!!

A powerful earthquake struck off the city of Padang on Indonesia's Sumatra island on today, killing up to 200 people and trapping thousands under rubble, an official said.Priyadi Kardono, spokesman for the national disaster agency, said about 500 houses had caved in and people were buried under the rubble.The 7.6 magnitude quake hit Padang, West Sumatra this afternoon. Initially thousands of people were believed trapped under collapsed houses and other buildings, but with communications to the area cut, officials have struggled to get details of casualties and damage.

The death toll was likely to rise as many buildings in the city of 900,000 people had collapsed, Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla told a late night news conference in Jakarta.TV footage showed piles of debris and smashed houses after the earthquake, which caused widespread panic across the city.Rustam Pakaya, the head of the health ministry's disaster centre in Jakarta, said "thousands of people are trapped in the rubble of buildings".

The main hospital had collapsed, roads were cut off by landslides and Metro Television said the roof of Padang airport had caved in. Thousands were expected to spend the night in the open while a full assessment of the damage would need to wait until daybreak.The disaster is the latest in a spate of natural and man-made calamities to hit Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago of 226 million people.Mr Kalla said the government was preparing for an emergency response of up to two months.The damage could be on a par with that caused by a 2006 quake in the central Java city of Yogyakarta that killed 5,000 people and damaged 150,000 homes, he said.The quake was felt around the region, with some high-rise buildings in Singapore, 440 km to the northeast, evacuating staff. Office buildings also shook in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre cancelled an earlier tsunami alert.A resident called Adi told Metro Television: "For now I can't see dead bodies, just collapsed houses. Some half destroyed, others completely. People are standing around too scared to go back inside. They fear a tsunami.""No help has arrived yet," he said. I can see small children standing around carrying blankets. Some people are looking for relatives but all the lights have gone out completely."

Sumatra is home to some of the country's largest oil fields as well as its oldest liquefied natural gas terminal, although there were no immediate reports of damage to those facilities.Padang, capital of Indonesia's West Sumatra province, sits on one of the world's most active fault lines along the "Ring of Fire" where the Indo-Australia plate grinds against the Eurasia plate to create regular tremors and sometimes quakes.A 9.15 magnitude quake, with its epicentre roughly 600 km northwest of Padang, caused the 2004 tsunami which killed 232,000 people in Indonesia's Aceh province, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, and other countries across the Indian Ocean.

The depth of Wednesday's earthquake was 85 km, the United States Geological Survey said. It revised down the magnitude of the quake from 7.9 to 7.6.A series of tsunamis yesterday smashed into the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa, and Tonga killing possibly more than 100 people, some washed out to sea, destroying villages and injuring hundreds.the day after earthquake hit in Padang, it also happened in Jambi, Sumatra. but the victim is less than in Padang.

and there are the picture of the earthquake....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Travel Warning: Indonesia is Dangerously Beautiful

I've got it in internet after saw Jejak petualang show in Trans7 ( Indonesia's television)
The presenter use cool t-shirt which is the t-shirt says:

What a great words!!! I love it and I love u full hahahaha
Do you agree friends??
So please...if You want take this word
Unfortunately this t-shirt had popular since 2 years ago.
What???? I am late....
No problem, I can make my own shirt...
or is there anybody knows where I can get this t-shirt???

Love Indonesia cultures

We know that Indonesia have many cultures ( The world also know it), but does we as Indonesian people cares and love them? Nowadays Indonesian people often surprised by Malaysia that claim Indonesia's culture such as traditional food, dance, traditional weapon, batik even island. That claimed made Indonesia angry. What should we do with this? well... We often did not care yet about our culture, some people more choosing modern style than traditional custom. Actually, we can not angry with Malaysia that claim our cultures. It is because Indonesia and Malaysia located in the same region, South East Asia and so closed each other. Both of country have similar language, Malay and Indonesia languange. Indonesian people often go to Malaysia, even to stay there. It is possible that Indonesian people who stay in Malaysia introduce and teach it to Malay people. and Malaysia more appreciate to take care our culture than us, so... they can claim that those culture are Malaysia cultures

What are the cultures that claimed by Malaysia? there are Batik(traditional cloth and kain), ra sa sayange song and other songs, Pendet dance ( from Bali), Traditional Instrument music ( angklung, kecapi), traditional foods ( rendang, ketupat, tumpeng, sate ,etc), Reog ponorogo, Ambalat and sebatik Islands ( small island in east kalimantan n near riau province). The Indonesia Government should paid seriously attention to take care all of the cultures and make list culture and have to patent right that cultures. The government must be ask the society to take care and promote them in the world. So guys... we must proud with our country and care with the cultures too. would you???

Some of Indonesia's culture that claimed by Malaysia.
All of them are originally of Indonesia!!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Fasting and Ramadhan

For all my friends and Moslem people:

" Happy Fasting and Ramadhan"

May Allah Blessing all of you..


Happy Independence day
For Indonesia!!!!

Beautiful Makassar

Finally I can saw the beach and sea...
In Tuesday, 4 august, Me and my mom went to Makassar.
We spent 2 nights here
Mom attended in Dekan / Chairman Faculty Meeting in Makassar
which held by Unismuh Makassar.

I'm so happy when knew that our cottage is located closed beach and sea.

You know... I can saw sunset every afternoon...
i can saw sea whenever i want, that was so beautiful..

Beside that I also visit tourism object in Makassar
such as National park bantimurung, Gowa palace, Losari beach
and enjoy traditional food like konro soup, coto makassar etc.

Makassar is located in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Makassar is South Sulawesi capital
I recommended to visit Makassar to you...
and don't 4 get go to Losari beach to watch sunset
also visit island2 arround Makassar and diving
I wonder and wish that I can come back here again...

Pose @ hotel Golden makassar. Nice view

Nice sunset. Take a pict from @ Losari beach, Makassar

sunset view from our cottage, Makassar Golden Hotel

nice pose @ side of cottage

@ bantimurung national park. There are nice waterfall and butterfly here

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tips for holiday

1. Plan the destination
plan the where do you want to go.... in domestic area or foreign?? i ts up to you

2. Plan how long will you stay, what vehicle that do you want to use?

3. Prepare the budget related your destination
arrange the budget, dont too much or less. bring enough money or you can bring your credit card or ATM card

4. Prepare the suit case
- bring enough clothes, treasure, jeans, underwear
- bring toiletries
- cosmetics ( for women esp) bring sunblock to avoid the UV
- bring the snack, mp3, camera, handycam, magazine
- bring sandals and shoes
-bring jacket and sunglasses

5. Prepare the ticket and the pasport Important!!!

6. keep healthy

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Batu night Spectacular ( BNS)

BNS or Batu night spectacular. A kind of recreation place/ theme park which is located in Batu, Malang, East java Indonesia. this place opened on 3 P.M until 10 P.M wib and if in the wekend, opened longer than weekday until 2 A.M. this is new tourism park in Batu that give something new chalenge for the visitor, enjoy the wahana at the night.

This place have a lot of wahana and facilities such as lampion garden, space bike, go kart, ghost house ( 2 kinds, walk and ride cart), mouse coaster, Flying chairs, power source and many more. the entered ticket is just 10.000 idr and you must paid again for each wahana is about.. 6000 idr until 10000 idr. There are alot of cafe, resto and food court if you want to eat after play all day long.

destination board

mirrors house

Jatim Park

Jawa Timur Park (JTP) is one of kind tourism object in Batu, East java, which is
mix and match conceptly between education and tourism in one place and in the same time, so that can give information to society / visitor about culture and knowledge ( two in 1).
And became give information about many kind of culture in indonesia especially in East java province. You can visited Nusantara etchnic galery and East java region


It is located on east montain Panderman with unless 11 hectare area and 850 metres from sea surface and supported by 3 new whana addeed in each year. so that give unpredicted and unforgetable holiday and moment in Jatimpark. The visitor can enjoy beautiful Batu scenery from this place.

by One Stop Service) Jawa Timur Park redy to give satisfying service to the customer, started at 08.30 - 16.00 WIB all the day.

restoran.jpgBeside that Jawa timur park have complete facilities beside wahana and the plyaground, such as food and vegetable market, handtcraft counter, oilet, mosque and many more.

Jawa Timur Park

also completed with Bunga and resort club which is closed and still in the same area. So that the visitor can relax and more ejoyable. For furher information about jawa timur park, you can visite the website here

Saturday, March 28, 2009

WBL Photos

Zoo museum
you can see replicas of the animal fossil

Pool side

ride boat....
just 20000 IDR /person
not including continue ticket.
you can buy the ticket in restaurant on the beach
or you can play banana boat
the ticket is 165000 IDR in a group ( consist of min.5 person)

play jet coaster
while ride, you can see the beautiful scenery of the ocean

Welcome to the Wisata bahari lamongan

Here are the continue of WBL post.
but, i just post the photos
that photos taken when I and my friends went there
on December 2008

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wisata Bahari Lamongan

Wisata Bahari lamongan a.k.a WBL, located on paciran-Lamongan, 1,5 hours from Surabaya. WBL is a recreation place area which is near beach, so you can see wonderful view of beach. From here, you can see north java ocean. WBL was is Tanjung kodok, a beach and there is big stone that have shape like frog, and now.. the stone is still exist.

WBL is like Dreamland ( Dunia fantasi) in Jakarta or jatim park in Malang. People can called WBL is Jatim park II. Why is called Wisata bahari lamongan? Because the location near ocean, and most of the play area use water. Like dunia air ( water world, canoe, duck ship, banana boat, swimming pool etc. Also you can visit education area like Wali songo area, baby zoo, and museum. There are also challenge play area like, jet coaster, paus dangdut, motor cross, atv, 3d studio, ghost hospital etc.

I recommend to you if want to visit it, you must use jacket, glasses and hat. If you want to sunbathing, don’t forget to wear sun block lotion. The weather is so sunny or so hot. Don’t worry, there are food court if hungry after play all day long and you can buy souvenir in souvenir store if you want to give handicraft to your friends or your family.

Here are the ticket box :

Normal ticket is 35000 idr

Continue ticket is 40000 idr

Holiday package is 47000 idr – include zoo and maharani cave, located in front of WBL

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Gresik ( My hometown)

Gresik is located in west side of Surabaya distanced about 18 km, be industrial town with Semen Gresik factory which is famous in Indonesia, there is also big wood crafter home industry and build since 1976.

In this town there is Sunan Maulana Malik Ibrahim cemetery who is one of 9 holy men in Islam religion, first Islam spreader in East Java who pass away in 882 H or 1419 A.D and buried in Kampung Gapura Gresik.

About 2 km in South side of the town, precisely in Bukit Giri we can find Sunan Giri cemetery who is also one of 9 Islam spreader sponsors in Java. The commemoration ceremony of Sunan Giri’s died (Khol Sunan Giri) scheduled in calendar of East Java Tourism.

Besides, there is also Leran grave that is mother of Sunan Giri grave, which located in Leran village, Manyar about 8 km from Gersik town.

The other tourism objects including, Gapura Kanjeng Tumenggung Pusponegoro grave in Gapuro village, Makam Nyi Ageng Pinatih in Kebongson village, bat cave in Pongangan village, Tirta Agung swimming pool in Sidomoro village, a hall in Bawean island and source of hot water in Kota Kusuma village, Kastoba lake in Tambak village, Bhayangkara Diponggo beach in Diponggo village and marine park of Noko island in Daun village.

History Of Gresik Town

Gresik have known since 11-century ke-11 when it grew to become a center commerce that not only inter island, but also extended to many countries. As a commercial centre, Gresik many visited by Chinese, Arab, Gujarat, Calcutta, Siam, Bengali, Campa and others merchants. Gresik start coming up in regulation of history since had grow Islam in Java region. The Islam religion spreader is Syech Maulana Malik Ibrahim with Fatimah Binti Maimun came to Gresik in the early of 11 century.

Gresik regency has various fascination tourism objects such as: Tourism Object, which divided into 3 parts that is: nature tourism, cultural tourism, special enthusiasm tourism, tourism facilities support, tourism service and recreation and entertainment amusement of public at every area in Gresik regency.

Most of natural tourism resides in Bawean island, while other tourism spread over continent area.
As result of visual data reportage and tourism object photograph as component of information of tourism support, which done by Gresik Government Tourism And Communication Service 2002, have yielded aggregate data and information about tourisms:
a. Tourism Object and Cultural Aspect in Gresik regency
b. Tourism Object and Natural Object in Gresik regency
c. Tourism Object and Special Enthusiasm Tourism in Gresik regency

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hang out place in Surabaya

( Eks) Mitra 21 surabaya’s theatre

this building located on between Balai pemuda Surabaya and DPRD Surabaya.This is one of the older of movie theatre in Surabaya. but now the theatre is bankrupt, or the build contract is end. I thought that this theatre is the cheaper one in Surabaya. The ticket was 10000 IDR

Surabaya plaza

I often hang out in this cinema with my friends, because it has strategic location and especially near from my home stay in karang menjangan Surabaya. This plaza also has theatre. Located on the top of Surabaya plaza ( jalan pemuda ). the movie ticket is about 15000 IDR.

Surabaya town Square / Sutos

It’s one of the new malls that have built in Surabaya. Located on Jl. adityawarman and hayam wuruk Surabaya. The built is big and there are many of cafes and boutiques. The cafes open until 12 A.M It also has theatre XXI, and it is the biggest one of the XXI. It has 6 studio and has big lobby. So cool !!!

Tunjungan plaza

Located on jalan Basuki rahmat Surabaya. It is one of the biggest plaza and complete plaza. Yup.. there are consist 4 part, TP 1, TP 2 / east plaza, TP3 and TP4 / SOGO. It has 2 theatre, XXI and cinema 21. What is the different of them? Cinema 21 is the first built, consist of 4 studio, the ticket is cheaper that XXI, 15000 IDR ( normal day ) and 20000 ( weekend) and mostly the film which is show are Indonesian movie. XXI is the new theatre in TP, the ticket is expensive that cinema 21 ( 20000 for normal day and 30000 for weekend)

Zangrandi ice cream

Located on infront of eks mitra 21, near the parking gate of Garden palace hotel. It is has built since the Dutch era in Surabaya. The building is so unique, because has Dutch structure a.k.a classic. The place is so cozy, you can enjoy the ice cream that is the main menu of this place while you are hang out with your friends

Karang menjangan food court

As long as the karang menjangan street, especially in the evening until midnight, there are a lot of PKL that sell any kind of food like tempe penyet, ayam penyet, satay, fried rice, tahu tek-tek and many more. The recommendation place is Hoky, Cak iwan, and satay of cak Wid. Hmmm yummy

Monday, March 2, 2009

Souvenir from Jogjakarta

What's on Jogjakarta's???
Not enough words to say it..

"Jogjakarta is never ending Asia "
that is the slogan of Jogjakarta

There are many place that must visit to Jogjakarta.
Yup... The places are so unique and exotic.
I'm sure that you never bored to visit this city.


There is street name that popular in Jogja.
As long as the street, there are many handycraft, souvenir and clothes seller
You must bargain the stuff that u want to buy
so you can get cheaper price
If you tired after walk, you can ride pedicab or Dokar. It just 3000 IDR

such as :
Dagadu cloth ( not original-12000 IDR)
Woman Bag ( started 20000 IDR)
Wood handicraft ( started 5000 IDR)
T-shirt (25000 IDR)
Wood sandals ( 10000 IDR)
Batik Daster ( 10000 IDR)

* those prices are the price that I offered ( each)*

You can visit this city by plane, train, bus, or your own car
I recommend to ride train or own car :D
if you ride the train from Surabaya, You ride on Gubeng station
The train is Sancaka express
this tickets prices are...
1. Business, normal day --50000 IDR and weekend--60000 IDR
2. Executive, normal day--70000 IDR and weekend 90000 IDR
( those prices can be change in school holiday or national holiday in Indonesia)
The other trains are Argo Willis and Bima, but more expensive.

Tugu Station-Jogjakarta

As I said before,
you can ride Trans jogja to take around the city
you just paid 3000 IDR
Trans jogja is smaller than Transjakarta
and don't have the bus way like in jakarta
maybe like metromini bus in Jakarta
But remember, you must paid attention your route
because there are many bus for each route

*further information click it *


until this time, there are many malls
such as, malioboro mall, Amplaz ( Ambarukmo plaza), Saphir, etc
the mall is useless when you were in Jogja.
there are many interesting place to visited