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Fun Fishing in Batam

What : Recreational fishing at fishing pond Kolam Pancing PT KAM
Opening hours : Open for 24 hours (if i am not wrong, please double check!)
How to go there : Go towards the 4th bridge of barelang and right after the  end of 4th barelang bridge turn left, keep going down to the fishing place.
Location : Kolam Air Laut
Jl. Transbarelang Jembatan IV
Pulau Setokok – Batam Phone:  +62822 8330 5458/+62878 9431 6588
Admission fee : Fish and release is Rp.300.000 (around SDG$30), duration for 3 hours.

Fish and take away is Rp.25000 (around SGD$3), not including the fish price that you will get.

See the details on RULES page on their website for pricing. Mentioned price above is just brief information.

Photos taken by iPhone5s:

Curvy fishing rod means you get big fat one!

Everyone will get fish, including the cat. lol

My first catch 🙂

My 7th catch. Total i got 8 times! yay..

His biggest catch of the day!

Me in action haha!

got it again and again.

 

More information about barelang fishing:

http://www.barelangfishing.com/

 

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Meriam Karbit

What : Cannon made of wood. It is not a weapon, just a symbolic thing to remind us when the King (Sultan) had a war to repel evil (Kuntilanak). That is why the city is named after the evil, Pontianak. You can only play this cannon in Pontianak. Nowhere else in Indonesia.
Opening hours :  Around 7ish or 7:30 pm till done.
How to go there : There are available along the kapuas river near the bridge (Jembatan ke Seberang) in Pontianak. Just go to Jalan Tanjung Pura and go into one of the small alley which is heading to the river. The place where i went to is Jalan Tanjung Pura, Gang Landak.
Location : Along kapuas river at Jalan Tanjung pura or go to connecting bridge to “Seberang” and see the available cannons (meriam). Free to choose the place.
Admission fee : Its free. But better if we give some cash for their effort.

Photos taken by Android Phone:

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He tried the biggest one

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First time trying, my uncle also tried the biggest one

And this is me, trying the smallest cannon, with a scream. lol.

Meriam Karbit

Adalah : Meriam yang terbuat dari kayu. Meriam ini sekarang bukan digunakan sebagai senjata, namun sebagai simbol saat raja/sultan mengusir gangguan dari hantu kuntilanak. Di kabari kata kota Pontianak berasal dari kata Kuntilanak. Kamu hanya bisa menemukan meriam karbit seperti ini di Pontianak, tidak ditemukan di daerah lain di Indonesia.
Buka Jam : Sekitar jam 7 atauh 7:30 malam (setelah waktu sholat isha).
Cara pergi : Meriam karbit terletak di sepanjang sungai kapuas, kira kira lebih ke arah dekat jembatan ke Seberang. Kamu bisa pergi  ke Jalan Tanjung Pura dan masuk ke gang gang kecil yang menuju sungai. Tempat yang saya pergi terletak di lokasi meriam dari gang landak jalan tanjung pura.
Lokasi : Disepanjang sungai kapuas, di jalan Tanjung Pura, dekat ke arah jembatan menuju Seberang. Bebas memilih lokasi.
Harga masuk : Gratis. Ada baiknya kita memberi sedikit uang untuk usaha mereka.

 

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Taman Sari Water Castle

What : Used to be the site for the royal king to rest, meditate, event, or hiding place.

Worth to visit only once, good to know the interesting story behind, though the place is not well maintained. Please hire local tour guide for the explanation. It will not cost more than $10. I gave $5 for the service (i spend no longer than 1 hour).

Existed Since : Mid 18th century
Opening hours : around 8am-2.30pm daily
How to go there : Call taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234. But if you go from Keraton (Palace), just take trishaw, its the most convenient way to go around and cost as cheap as $USD2-5 only. Depending how far and how kind you want to give to them.
Location :  Jl. Taman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Admission fee : Local USD $3, Foreigner about USD $7

Photos taken by iPhone 5S:

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Getting ready to go wearing batik. To promote my country’s traditional dress hahah.

The pool side. This is where the king choose one of his concubines to spend the time with him that day/night.

Just posing under the staircase. This place is used as defence or king’s hiding place

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Some part has beautiful architecture. I like this place.

 

Taman Sari

Adalah : Tempat untuk Raja/Sultan beristirahat, acara, atau sebagai tempat persembunyian.

Baik dikunjungi untuk mengenal secara lebih tentang peninggalan budaya kerajaan/kesultanan di Yogyakarta. Ada cerita menarik dibalik bangunan ini meskipun tempatnya sudah tua dan tidak terpelihara dengan baik. Sebaiknya jika mengunjungi tempat ini didampingi oleh tour guide yang ada disitu untuk cerita lebih jelasnya. Biaya tour guide tidak lebih dari 100 ribu rupiah. Mereka hanya minta seikhlasnya. Saya memberi kira kira 50 ribu, waktu kungjungan waktu itu tidak lebih dari 1 jam.

Dibangun sejak : Pertengahan abad ke 18
Buka Jam :  Sekitar jam 8 pagi – 2:30 sore
Cara pergi : Telepon taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234. Jika kamu pergi ke Taman Sari dari keraton cukup naik becak saja. Sangat mudah kemana mana sambil menikmati suasana kota Yogyakarta. TIdak terlalu jauh jarak dari keraton ke taman sari, biaya sekitar 20ribu-50 ribu (tergantung jarak dan seikhlasnya kamu mau memberi).
Lokasi :  Jl. Taman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Harga masuk : Lokal Rp. 3000, Warga asing sekitar Rp. 7000

 

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Prambanan Temple

What : Hindu Temple
Existed Since : Dated 9th -10th Century
Opening hours : 7:30 am – 5:30 pm everyday
How to go there : Call taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234
Location : Jalan Jogja, Solo Km. 16. Prambanan temple, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Admission fee : Local USD $3, Foreigner about USD $20

Photos taken by iPhone 5S:

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Candi Prambanan

Adalah : Candi umat Hindu
Dibangun sejak : Sudah dibangun sejak abad ke 9-10
Buka Jam : 7:30 pagi – 5:30 sore setiap hari
Cara pergi : Telepon taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234
Lokasi : Jalan Jogja, Solo Km. 16. Prambanan temple, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Harga masuk : Lokal USD $3, Warga asing sekitar USD $20

 
More information about Prambanan temple: http://borobudurpark.com/the-prambanan-temple/

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House of Raminten

What : Quirky Javanese decorated restaurant which served Traditional Indonesian dishes.
Opening hours : 24 hours (wow!)
How to go there :  The most convenient way to go around in Indonesia is by taxi.  Call Blue bird Jogja  at (0274) 6411234
Location : Jalan Faridan Muridan Noto No. 7, Gondo Kusuman, Kota Baru, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Review :
  • There is always hype, long queue, and that is the only reason my curiosity began.
  • Fun antique themed restaurant.
  • Price is very cheap, menu is interesting. Taste average to me.
  • The waiters are dressed up in fancy javanese costume
  • Worth going to see if you are international tourist
  • There is something dark, mystical feeling or just different ambience, at least for me, lol.  Being here once is enough. I would rather go somewhere else bright and easier located restaurant.
  • Good experience tho 🙂

Photos taken by iphone5S:

I was sitting outside, too crowded inside :(

I was sitting outside, too crowded inside 🙁

House of Raminten

Adalah : Restoran yang bertema Jawa namun eksenterik, seperti perpaduan antara tradisional dan modern di gabung menjadi satu.
Jam buka : 24 jam (wow!)
Cara pergi : Transportasi yang paling cepat dan gampang di Indonesia untuk saat ini adalah dengan menggunakan taksi. Tinggal telfon  Blue bird Jogja  di nomor (0274) 6411234
Lokasi : Jalan Faridan Muridan Noto No. 7, Gondo Kusuman, Kota Baru, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Pendapat saya :
  • Restoran ini selalu kelihatan ramai dengan pengunjung, selalu ada antrean, dan hal ini membuat saya jadi ingin mengunjunginya.
  • Dekorasi yang amat sangat unik.
  • Harga makanannya sangat murah meriah, menu tradisional Indonesia, namun buat saya rasanya biasa saja.
  • Pelayannya sebagian besar cowo cowo berpakaian unik jawa.
  • Sangat rekomended jika kamu mau membawa turis mancanegara.
  • Ada sesuatu yang gelap, mistik atau yang berbeda, mungkin saya terbawa suasana saja waktu itu haha. Pergi ketempat ini cukup sekali. Mungkin untuk saya lebih memilih tempat terang dan restoran yang mudah di akses.
  • Paling tidak, saya mendapat pengalaman berharga 🙂

More information about House of Raminten:

(I could not find the official webpage rather)

http://raminten.blogspot.co.id/

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Kebun Begonia (Begonia garden)

What : Collection of garden flower located in Lembang area, Bandung
Opening hours : There is not much information about opening hours and i did not see it when i visited the garden. Just go during the daytime, it should be open.
How to go there : If you are going to Lembang area, it is best to rent a car.
Location :

Jl. Maribaya No. 120A, Jawa Barat

Admission fee : Rp.10,000 (about $1), but if you are going to use  dslr camera in the garden you have to pay another Rp.50,000 ($5). To me this is not nice. There is not much to shoot but ripping people off. Not worth it at all.

Photos taken by iPhone 5S:

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The main flower in the garden, Balinea

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Pretty much all the view

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Another view from the back side of the garden

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“Healthy Vegetable Experiment” according to the signage

Kebun Begonia

Adalah : Koleksi berbagai macam bunga-bunga taman di Lembang, Bandung
Buka Jam : Tidak ada informasi yang jelas di websitenya, waktu saya kesana saya lupa melihat jam buka. Yang jelas datang dipagi, siang atau sore hari saja pasti masih buka.
Cara pergi : Jika kamu berpergian ke daerah lembang lebih baik menyewa mobil atau menggunakan mobil probadi
Lokasi : Jl. Maribaya No. 120A, Jawa Barat
Harga masuk : Rp. 10,000. Tapi jika kamu membawa kamera DSLR atau sejenisnya, kamu harus membayar extra Rp.50,000. Menurut saya taman dengan harga segini hanya karna menggunakan kamera DSLR atau digital lainnya tidak sepadan.

 
More information about Kebun Begonia: http://www.kebunbegonia.com/about.html

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Bella Italia

What : Italian Restaurant
Opening hours : 11 am – 11 pm
How to go there :

You can call Blue Bird taxi (phone no: 0778421234) or Silver Cab in Batam (phone no: 0778461000) to go to Harbor Bay City Walk.

Location : Jl. Duyung, Harbor bay City walk 16, Batu Ampar, Batam, Indonesia Telp. (+62)778 741 5225, (+62)778 705 3066
Review :
  • Probably the best Pizza i have ever tried in Batam.
  • Restaurant ambience is pretty dim.
  • The staff are attentive.
  • Expensive and a bit slow, but worth the price  and worth the wait, for Pizza, seriously.
  • Definitely will come back for Pizza!

Photos taken by iphone5S:

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Pudding and Coffee

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Pizza with Smoked Beef and mushroom topping

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Bruschetta with cheese

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Salad with buffalo cheese

Bella Italia

Adalah : Restoran Italia
Jam buka :  11 pagi – 11 malam
Cara pergi :

Kamu bisa pergi dengan taksi Blue Bird (telp no: 0778421234) atau Silver Cab di Batam (no telp: 0778461000) untuk pergi ke Harbor Bay City Walk.

Lokasi : Jl. Duyung, Harbor bay City walk 16, Batu Ampar, Batam, Indonesia Telp. (+62)778 741 5225, (+62)778 705 3066
Review :
  • Pizza terbaik yang pernah saya makan di pulau Batam.
  • Suasana restoran agak redup karna lampunya.
  • Staffnya merespon dalam waktu singkat.
  • Harganya lumayan mahal, dan sedikit lama menunggu makanannya, tapi dijamin tidak akan sia-sia.
  • Pastinya saya akan balik lagi khusus untuk makan Pizza disini.

More information about Bella Italia:

http://www.bellaitaliabatam.co.id/

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Ullen Sentalu Museum

What : Art museum that describes Javanese Culture, especially Javanese Royal history of Yogya and Solo
Opening hours : Monday : Closed

Tue – Fri : 8.30 am – 4 pm

Sat – Sun : 8.30 am – 5 pm

How to go there : Call taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234. Better by chartered/rented car (since public transportation and infrastructure in Indonesia is not well developed). The journey might takes 1 hour by car. You can search online for chartered car, probably cost about $50-60 for a day (all inclusive such as fuel and driver). For example mine i took from here: http://sewamobiljogja.co.id/
Location :

Jl. Boyong Km 25, Kaliurang Barat, Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

Admission fee : For locals:

Adult – IDR 30,000

Child (5-16 yo) – 15,000

For foreigners:

Adult- IDR 50,000

Anak (5-16 yo) – IDR 30,000

Photos taken by iPhone 5S (photos are not allowed inside the museum):

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Museum Ullen Sentalu

Adalah : Museum seni yang bernuansa kebudayaan Jawa, terutama silsilah keluarga kerajaan Jogja dan Solo
Buka Jam :

Senin : tutup

Selasa – Jumat : 8.30 pagi – 4 sore

Sabtu – Minggu: 8.30 pagi – 5 sore

Cara pergi : Telepon taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234. lebih baik dengan cara menyewa mobil (soalnya kalau pake alat angkutan umum di Indonesia agak kurang nyaman). Perjalanan mungkin memakan waktu sekitar 1 jam dengan mobil sewa. Kamu bisa cari mobil sewa secara online, harganya sekitar Rp. 500.000 – Rp. 600.000 (ini sudah termasuk bensin dan jasa supir). Contohnya saya menyewa mobil dari website ini:  http://sewamobiljogja.co.id/
Lokasi : Jl. Boyong Km 25, Kaliurang Barat, Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Harga masuk : Pengunjung domestik:

Dewasa – IDR 30,000

Anak (5-16 thn) – 15,000

 

Pengunjung Mancanegara:

Dewasa – IDR 50,000

Anak (5-16 thn) – IDR 30,000

 
More information about Ullen Sentalu Museum: http://ullensentalu.com/konten/1/0/beranda

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Jejamuran

What : Indonesian restaurant specialising in mushroom for all their food and drink menu
Opening hours : 9 am – 9 pm
How to go there :  The most convenient way to go around in Indonesia is by taxi.  Call Blue bird Jogja  at (0274) 6411234
Location : Jl. Magelang KM. 11 RT. 01 RW. 20, Desa Niron, Pandowoharjo, Tridadi, Kec. Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55512
Review :
  • Recommended for mushroom lover,  and sweet food taste.
  • Best dish is their mushroom satay.
  • Mushroom for food okay, for drinks, hmm no… not for me.
  • There is live music. Bit loud, but its okay.
  • There is prayer room available for Muslims.

Photos taken by iphone5S:

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Live band at the restaurant

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Enoki mushroom for the drink. Its a no for me.

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The restaurant decoration is filled with mushroom!!!

Jejamuran

Adalah : Restoran masakan Indonesia yang menu khas nya menggunakan berbagai jenis jamur dari menu makanan sampai minuman.
Jam buka : 9 pagi – 9 malam
Cara pergi : Transportasi yang paling cepat dan gampang di Indonesia untuk saat ini adalah dengan menggunakan taksi. Tinggal telfon  Blue bird Jogja  di nomor (0274) 6411234
Lokasi : Jl. Magelang KM. 11 RT. 01 RW. 20, Desa Niron, Pandowoharjo, Tridadi, Kec. Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55512
Pendapat saya :
  • Rekomendasi untuk para pecinta jamur-jamuran dan makanan yang berasa manis (maksutnya kecap-kecap manis gituh)
  • Menu yang paling enak itu sate jamur.
  • Buat saya jamur untuk makanan sih enak, tapi kalau di minuman..hmm.. saya belum terbiasa minum jamur.
  • Ada live band juga, suasana agak berisik, namun tidak mengganggu kenyamanan.
  • Di restoran ini juga disediakan tempat ibadah bagi kaum muslim.

More information about Jejamuran:

(sometimes the website is not maintained properly. Please check back once it is fixed)

http://jejamuran.com/

 

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Ramayana Ballet Prambanan

What : Traditional dance live performance at Prambanan Temple
Show time : 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. For performance date please refer to the official website at http://borobudurpark.com/#
How to go there : Call taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234
Location : Jalan Jogja, Solo Km. 16. Prambanan temple, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Admission fee : IDR 350,000 (VIP)

IDR 250,000 (Special Class)

IDR 175,000 (Class1)

IDR 100,000 (Class2)

(Refer to official website for the most updated pricing)

Photos taken by iPhone 5S

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One of the performance scenes

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One of the performance scenes

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With the performers

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With the performers

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With the main actors and actress

 Ramayana Ballet Prambanan

Adalah : Pertunjukan tarian tradisional langsung dari Candi Prambanan.
Jam Tayang : 7:30 malam – 9:30 malam. Untuk jadwal pertunjukan, selalu lihat di website resmi nya di http://borobudurpark.com/#
Cara pergi : Telepon taxi Blue Bird Jogja  (0274) 6411234
Lokasi : Jalan Jogja, Solo Km. 16. Prambanan temple, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Harga masuk : IDR 350,000 (VIP)

IDR 250,000 (Special Class)

IDR 175,000 (Class1)

IDR 100,000 (Class2)

(Selalu lihat informasi terakhir dari website resmi Candi Prambanan)

 
More information about Ramayana Ballet Prambanan: http://borobudurpark.com/#

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