Friday, December 13, 2013

Travel on Duty!!!

Hi all, at this time I would like to share about some destination I visited this year.
Most of the destinations I visit are the places where I have project with the company I work with.
At the beginning of this year I worked for BII Maybank Bali Marathon 2013 (BMBM’13). Mr Andreas as the project manager asked me to join the team as the project administrative. It’s a big pleasure for me to work with him. I first worked with him on Bali Triathlon 2012. The main base of BMBM’13 project is in Bali, so we spent a lot of time arranging the event in Bali. One day I have an opportunity to go to Jakarta to help the promotion of BMBM’13 by held Jakarta Mini Marathon at Senayan. Jakarta Mini Marathon was a continuance of Bali Mini Marathon which was held in Renon, Bali.
The runners were exited to running 5km. They queued to get the BIB and free T-Shirt.  It was a grateful moment meeting new people and I was WOWING to see their enthusiasm on running as a healthy life style.  I only spend one day in Jakarta, so after the mini race I took a flight back to Bali J

At the same time I also worked with Cious Magazine. It’s a free pocket travelling magazine in Bali. So once more I got a plenty of opportunity to travel on duty. The destination I visited with Cious Magazine team was basically in Bali. We went to Menjangan Island in the West Bali National Park. Menjangan means Kijang in Bahasa or Deer in English. It took 20 minutes using boat to reach the island. We put then snorkel, goggle and the fins on and splashing together into the blue sky water. Menjangan Island has a wonderful life underwater. Things that you should do in Menjangan Island are snorkeling, diving, swimming, exploring the island or just lay in the beach J

After BII Maybank Bali Marathon 2013, I joint Rakata Adventure Bali. Rakata provides training for team building, survival training and also an event organizer. As a staff in Rakata, I’m not longer working for Cious Magazine, but I sometime helping BMBM ’13 team to working on race event. On September 29th traveled to Bromo to become a volunteer of Bromo Marathon 2013. I was excited to be there because I want to celebrate my 24th birthday seeing the first sunrise at Bromo. I went there with Yudi, a friend from BMBM’13. Yudi is originally from Pasuruan which is settled very close to Bromo Mountain. It was my first time wen to Bromo. We drove a car for approximately 10 hours from Denpasar. Yudi is a very nice friend. He told everything about Bromo and served me the traditional dishes. We arrived in Wonokitri village on 2 am. Luckily it wasn’t cold as I thougt. So I enjoy the night watching the stars in the clear night sky and breathe the very fresh air from the pine forest along the way. Oia.. Happy birthday Guteri!!! JJJ Wish you have wonderful years ahead. I was planning to go see the sunrise as the birthday present for me. Yudi order me a biker to drove me to the Bromo Sunrise View Point and yes,, the cold air made me couldn’t feel my finger. I’m freezing. But the pain was paid. I really love the sunrise and of course the Mt Bromo itself. Many sellers offered the fried banana and French Fries in Bromo ways. On my way back to Wonokitri, I saw “the love hill”,in this area you could see the Bromo Mt with different angle. It’s terrifically beautiful. If you are visiting Bromo, don’t forget to taste the cow fresh milk. Yummy!!!!

After Bromo, I went back to Bali. Rakata has a community development program in Jatiluwih, one of the world heritage sites. Jatiluwih is known as a rice producer, especially red rice. It also famous with the irrigation system called Subak, which supporting the sustainable of the rice field. What surprised me most is the hidden waterfall in the garden of the local. The waterfall is really beautiful and safe to swim.  Rakata helps Jatiluwih society, especially Gunung Sari village for developing them to be ready to serve tourists independently from preparing the accommodation, the trip, the guide, the entertainment, the traditional cuisine and many more. So, if you want to go to Jatiluwih, you can directly go there (Gunung Sari Village), ask to the local to prepare you a room, take you to the hidden paradise in Jatiluwih, let you taste the great traditional cuisine and learn the Subak system from the expert. It’s a new way to travel, beside you gain more new experience you also directly support the local. Either you or local are happy.

One day after Jatiluwih, I continued my duty trip to Makassar, South Celebes. I was excited to be there. In Makassar we have Makassar Semi Marathon 2013 project. I went to Makassar with 12 friends. We are a part of race management team. First time landed, we were welcoming by the taxi driver. Lil’ bit story about the driver, he drove very fast. My heart was about to jumping outta my chest!!!! We are safely arrived at Daeng Tompo Street, where our hotel took place. I was happy to know that we stayed closed to the famous LOSARI beach (Sad Fact: rubbish is everywhere in Losari BeachL).
Yiihhaaaaa. Dinner time!!! I disappointed with my dinner. It’s really below my expectation. I ate nasi daging. It’s bloddy hard to chew. Hmmm. My other big plan in Makassar was to enjoying the food. Coto Makassar, Palubasa, Es Pisang Ijo, Pisang Epe, and Mie Titi were the kind of food I tasted. To be honest, none of them I like. Sorry. I don’t really have much time to travelling around Makassar. The only place I visited beside Pantai Losari was Fort Rotterdam, one of historical building from Dutch era. It’s a nice place. I love the architecture. Thing that attracted me most about Makassar was the shopping time. I love the linen!! The patterns were so nice and it’s so Makassar the seller said J

I thank God for every chance to visit those beautiful places and THANK GOD IT’S INDONESIAAAAAAA J

Friday, January 25, 2013

We Heart Beach!!!!

That will always be the best moment of my life..
I love the beach and everything on it..
In this Friday, me and my two beloved friesta (friend ad sister) Michelle and Helen were went to Gunung Payung beach in Kampial, Ungasan...
Its one of the best beaches in Bali. It's located in the south part of Bali, approximatelly 10 minutes from Nusa Dua. It's a great place to sunbathing, swimming and surfing..
The Green Hill
Gunung Payung Beach

Gunung Payung is a white sandy beach. its sooo natural and nice. you have to pass hundreds of stairway to reach the beach. Its pretty exhausted but its worth the pain.. :D  You can enjoy the scenic scenery with green hills.  
White Sandy Beach
Foreign surfer came to dance with the wave of the beach. The beach seemed like private beach, because few people come to enjoy the beauty. i think its because of the access (the stairway :D)

If  you're one of the adventure lovers, Gunung Payung Beach is one of the beach that you should visit when you in bali.

Happy travelling people!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

coral rehabilitation

please check my video by click and wonder how we could contribute to safe the coral reef...

Muddy Journey in Manggarai-Flores

hei hoooo.....

happy new year everyone... :D:D:D
I just came back from my hometown, Manggarai, Flores, Indonesia.
i spend 3 weeks for holiday and celebrating xmas and new year with my lovely family and relatives. It was one of my wonderful moments I spend with them. I had a little reunoin with my old friends in Ruteng (Lia, Nando, Hendra, Dewo, Prisca).
we went to Rana Mese Lake and The Spider Web Rice Field. those to places are sooo perfectly beautiful.. Although we're attack by heavy rain, but the spirit of travelling keeps us going..
me n team
Rana Mese Lake is located in East Manggarai. It has green colour and surounded by the forest. unfortunatelly the organization which managed the lake seemed doesnt care. it has no entrance fee and no securities. Most of the sign board are broken. :( Ranamese needs a good maintenance from government, society and other organization.

rana mese lake
 The Spider web rice field (lingko lodok) located in Cancar, Manggarai. It has more than 2 spider webs. It was the old local tradition on land sharing using fingers as the measure tool. the centre of the field called "lodok" on locals language. I know very little information about this two places. but i will looking for it and post it as soon as i can... if you guys have the detail information, please feel free to give comments. :D
the stunning web spider rice field
On the way back to Bali from Flores, I have a really unexpected moment. my trip from Borong to Ruteng (Main Town) was ruined by two landslides. i have to change bus for 3 times till i reach the town in Ruteng. Lerang and Poka is the location where the landslide took place. i crossed the bridge full of dirts and fallen trees and of course heavy rain.. People, plese stop cutting trees!!!!!
i started to think that my hometown is on an endangered situation. :( lets do something together dudes. what will we give to our next generation??? its our duty to keep it safe.....

people were crossed the mud

landslide covered the bridge

landslide in Poka
I may suggest no to travel to Flores on wet season. the climate is so extreme. the sunshine could disappear in a minute,,, dry season is the best time to visit Flores,,,

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