Sebuku Island and Sebesi Island; Near from Anak Krakatoa Island

I expected of visiting a few islands in Lampung although I have been there before. I went to Pahawang Island and a few islands around it. But I interested in Anak Krakatoa on Anak Krakatoa Island, I hope I can go to the island someday.

Finally, I got the time to visit that place. My friends, my husband, and I went to Anak Krakatoa Island. We took an open trip to go there. First, I want to tell you about two islands near from Anak Krakatoa Island; Sebuku Island (Little and Big Island) and Sebesi Island. We started out trip from Canti dock. It takes more or less 1.5 hours.

We visited Sebuku Island for e few minutes, just for took some photos. This island is coral island because there are a lot of coral reef on the beach or its shore.

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Kelagian Besar Island; White and Soft Sand

Pulau Kelagian Besar, Big Kelagian Island, is the third island that we visited. Big Kelagian Island located in Lampung Province, I did know much about this island.

But I love this place so much. I love the weather, I love the sea water, I love the sand, and I love everything on this island.

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Pahawang Island; Big and small Island

Pulau Pahawang is one of beautiful island in Lampung Province. It is located at Marga Punduh, Pesawaran regency. My friends and I went to this island from Jakarta. We took open trip package to visit this island. First, we go to Merak port by my friend’s car and continued by ship. Before it, we might be waiting for another people who took open trip too. We waited for more than 5 hours. It so bored but we need to refresh our mind and we have chosen this trip.

Pahawang Island is nice island with its local communities. First, we did snorkeling on sea near Pahawang Island. What we can see into the water?  We see some sea biota; nemo, several fish types, crab, and also sea urchin. There are a lot of sea urchin, big or small. It is so scary but it is so beautiful.

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Pulau Dedap and Its Umang-umang

Pulau Dedap, Dedap island in English, is one of beautiful island in Batam islands. Why did  I say beautiful? It is because this island is very beauty and nice. Why? With white sands, fresh, clean, and blue gradation of the sea water, and there are a lot of Umang -Umang (hermit crab) on this island.

I am falling I love with this island; I do know why but I am very happy to visit this island.
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Cemara Kecil Island, lovely white sand

IMG_20161211_105630_HDRPulau Cemara Kecil, may be in English we can call it Little Casuarina Island is one of islands in Karimunjawa. This island not inhabited.

IMG_20161211_113555_HDRWhat can we found in this Island? An island surrounded by white sand, clear sea water, and green Casuarina trees.

First, we have to go down from our boat around 25-30 meters from the edge of the shore. After that we walked and steeped smooth sand. I think it is mud of sand. But it was Ok!  We were happy. After we arrived on the shore, we can see the beauty of Cemara Kecil Island. It is very nice and beauty.
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A Tree on Pok Tunggal Beach

img_20160820_122047Curious about a tree on a beach that is being famous at the Instagram makes me want to see the tree directly. Not because the tree is well known at the social media, but rather on the natural beauty that served in the beach. Pok Tunggal Tunggal that’s the name of the beach. A white sandy beach with typical karst rock and fortified by towering karst rock.

img_20160820_111348This beach is located at Tepus village, Tepus District, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta. As other beaches in Gunung Kidul, the waves are quite high and is not allowed to swim. In addition, charming karst rock hill attract us, my husband and I too, to climb up the hill. We use ladder to go up the hill. Those ladders have been made. The hill is quite high and should be careful. Having reached the top of the hill, we could see the beach and sea widely. Wonderful! the right word to describe its beauty. The thing I like there is red and white flag fluttered. Feels proud to see our flag as proud to see Indonesian nature. Thanks to God for the natural beauty of Indonesia, may we always be able to keep it.

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Anambas; Nongkat Island and It’s Stones

img_20160513_131841_hdrWhen we talk about Nongkat Island, we will be reminded of Mr. Lahani, a guard of Durai Island. Becaouse  there is a cottage owned by Ms. Nina on Nongkat Island. I’m not so sure, but as I recall Mrs. Nina is an employee of Premier Oil, which was manage CSR for sea turtles conservation on Durai Island. She and her family has good relatonship with Pak Lahani. I can see it from some photos of them at Pak Lahani’s house when I entered that house. Pak Lahani told us that Mrs. Nina and her familly is a good person.

img_20160513_132059_hdr img_20160513_132011_hdr Dhanina cottage is the name of this cottage, the owner is Mrs. Nina mentioned by Mr. Lahani. By the time we came to the island, there is no one in the cottage. If there is a guard, we must request permission to visit or stop by the Nongkat Island.

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Anambas; Penyali Island, Love your Photos

img_20160513_123232_hdrPenyali Island is the fifth island that we visited. It is located in Tebang village, Palmatak District, Anambas. The island has a variety of plants that are similar to other islands. I think that the island is still natural and there are no people living here. The advantages of this island has white sand is wide and soft enough. The scenery of this fascinating island. If you are a person who likes photography, you will get a lot of interesting photo spots.

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I like this island and I get a few beautiful photos on this island. We did not do snorkeling on the island, we just took a few photos and play sea water. We also walked a little bit around the island. On this island, we find a few fallen trunks and lay on the beach. It was an interesting spot that is perfect for a place to take pictures.

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Anambas; Amazing Penjalin Island

img_20160513_102359_hdrWith great enthusiasm, we sailed back after painting memories and experiences on Durai Island. We’re going to Pejalin Island. According to Eyster and her friends, Penjalin Island  is amazing island. Perhaps it is not as beautiful Bawah Island, but when you’re there may not to  go to Bawah Island and it is not big problem. Because of Visiting Bawah Island need much money than the others island. Penjalin Island is little  similar to Bawah Island. But, Penjalin is still natural and unpopulated. Besides that, Bawah Island is being built to become the island with luxury resorts.

img_20160513_103009_hdrFor us, Getting an opportunity to Penjalin Island is an extraordinary gifts from God.

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Anambas; Trenggiling Island and its unique cave

img_20160512_162540_hdrAfter learning about snorkeling on Biang Island, we continued our trip to Trenggiling Island. Trenggiling in English means a pangolin. I dont know why they call the Island with Trenggiling. May be, there are a lot of Pangolins there or other reasons.  But that island looks very beauty. We did not know why Ester lay off our ship in the area of coral and rocks towering.

terenggiling-caveWhen we got off the ship we realized that there is a cave that is unique in the crevice between the rocks.

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Gesing beach after 4 years ago

img_20151219_160852Gesing beach is a beach that get us, my husband and I, curious. Four years ago, we have been coming up on the beach. But we did not move on it, because at that time the road leading to the beach is still very quiet and not a single person in that area. Because we hesitate, we decided to cancel the trip and go home. However, curiosity is never disappearing from our memory. So, we decided to go back there again.  We hope, we see will be very impressive beach.

Gesing beach is one of the beaches in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta – Indonesia. It is located at Padukuhan Panjolomulyo, Girikarto Village, Panggang District, Gunung Kidul Regency. The place is about 40 km from the downtown. To reach to this beach, we can use a motorcycle or car. When we got to the place, we were riding a motorcycle. When we went to the beach, the coastal road is being paved. The coastal road is fully paved yet, there are still a few meters of the road rock. So, we have to be more careful.

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Tidung Island; Big and Small

img_20160102_153134Visiting Seribu Island is one plan that would like my husband and I did. We planned to visit the island to join a tour package. My husband tried to book the tour package. We took a tour that together with another participant. There were more that five people who join this tour package.

img_20160103_054933 On Sunday, at 4 am, we went to Muara Angke harbor area. When he arrived at the dock, then we contacted the organizers of the tour previously we ordered via a website. He gave us tickets for the boat ride to get to Tidung Island.

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Air Manis as Malin Kundang Beach

CameraZOOM-20141124123602127Many beaches have old stories or legends. We have heard about the legend from visitors who have visited the beach or from local community who live there. We can believe it or not bur some people believe that the legend is true. In Indonesia, we often find about beach legend such as on Parang tristis beach Yogyakarta with Ratu Kidul legend and on Air Manis beach in West Sumatera with Malin Kundang legend. A few weeks ago, I got a change to visited Air Manis beach.DSC07435On that beach, we not only hear a legend of the beach but also we can see an evidence of the legend. We can see Malin and his ship that has been stones. Malin is a character in that legend, he has been disobedient to his mother after he went on a journey looking for work and has become a rich-man. He has made her sad and heartache. Continue reading

Buying watermelon at Glagah Beach

Weather is very hot and there is no tree near you. What do you want to do? You will use an Umbrella or dink a bottle of cold mineral water? I think is usual, how about eat a piece of watermelon or melon? Do you like Watermelon or Melon? If you like them, you can find it near Glagah Beach.

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Ke Pantai Tanjung Lame – Pantai berpasir putih penuh kerang-karang

DSC02223Hummm… lagi-lagi saya akan bercerita tentang pantai. Semoga tidak bosan ya.. Kali ini saya tidak akan menceritakan pengalaman saya ketika ke pantai di DI. Yogyakarta, Tetapi saya akan menceritakan pengalaman saya bersama teman-teman KKN saya dan juga anak-anak di Desa Ujung Jaya, Continue reading