Little trip to Palangkaraya, Sampit, and Pangkalan Bun

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Kalimantan or Borneo is my childhood dream. Kalimantan so fascinating for me. If I ever have a dream to go to Anambas Islands for 7 years. Kalimantan, I’ve dreamed it when I was elementary school. I do not know what attracted me to the island. Maybe because I am a Sumatran and also we have a large forest. So, I hope to see the forest more dense than in my region. I was not struck by a multistory building or the bustle of the city, but I was fascinated by the dense forest or the countryside.

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People say if we’ve been to Kalimantan, then we will come back to the Island someday. And all of my friends and I had been to Kalimantan, finally we come back to this island for different reasons. I’ve been to Palangkaraya – Central Kalimantan few months before the trip  begins. I had a job there. At that time, I was very happy but I did not have time to look at the region more closely.And now, I come back again to Kalimantan. I will start my trip with my friend.

Our trip started from Tjilik Riwut airport in Palangkaraya and continued to rent a car to our destination in Sampit and Pangkalan Bun. Palangka Raya is the capital of Central Kalimantan, the city is located between The Kahayan River and Sebangau Rivers. The first our President, Sukarno, initiated construction of the city of Palangka Raya as new capital of Indonesia to replace Jakarta. A proposal that was discussed until recently but we do not know when it comes true.

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Anambas; Delicious food in Palmatak

img_20160513_142150_hdrOur stomachs were growling will be filled soon. Love it. Eyster took us to a place to eat, Pondok Lembayung. Pal Matak or Palmatak, I am confuse about it. Palmatak is a regency in Anambas Island. It has 73 islands with 4 big islands. Palmatak districts located in Matak Island, in Tebang Ladan village with the central government in Tebang Ladan.img_20160513_141715_hdrPalmatak is probably the place that is always there in my dreams besides Tarempa. This is because a research site in a thesis, has made me dream that location. I do not know about Anambas or islands I’ve visited before. I just remember some pictures in that thesis, and the locatios of the pictures are in Palmatak and Tarempa. I observed all the places I visited in Anambas. I tried to remember the similarities between pictures in the thesis and field conditions. And I understand that I’ve got the locations in the photo, even though not all of them. My dream had come true to go to Anambas. A amazing grace for me.img_20160513_150603_hdrIn Palmatak we’re not going for a walk or snorkeling. We just stopped by for lunch. Pity, we could not know a lot about Palmatak, but not a problem. If at any time come there again, call Eyster. This is because her house is in Palmatak.

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Eating Delicious Siomay-Batagor at Taman Topi

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If we go to Bogor city by commuter train, we can also find a place to take a rest next to Bogor station. We can take a rest for a moment at Taman Topi. The garden is located at Jalan Kapten Muslihat No. 51 Bogor West Java. This garden named Taman Topi because there are some roofs of building that have a shape like cap. At this garden, we can find a Tourist Information Centre (TIC) building. We can look for some information about Bogor tourism destination at TIC. We can ask about how to reach the tourism destination in Bogor. Besides that building, we can see other building that offer many things such as restaurant, café, travel agency, internet rental, advertising, and publishing. Restaurant and café offer various menus such as traditional food, fast food, and cakes.

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Reading Japanese comic at Ambassador café

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Reading manga or Japanese comic is interesting hobby. Some people like reading manga so much. It does not astonish if many people look for the manga in every place. We can find the manga at bookstores, comic rental, Internet, and other place. We can find some manga in Bahasa or English. We seldom find the manga in Japanese. Because of the reason, Ambassador Café offers a situation where we not only eat food but also read some manga.

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