1. BaturRaden, Purwokerto -Green and wet park
It is the perfect park i've ever visited. Park with just grassy green is common thing, we need water. Park with sound of water is nice, but we need the real one, the nature stream but well regulated and well designed,so we can play within the water pleasantly. Park with structured waterpond, waterpool, waterfall, warm-sulfuric water, stony shallow lake
I've visit this park twice, and it have many changes inside. I didnt bring any good camera to capture it so i just took some picture from website.
It is a marvelous water park, there is 2 main natural pool inside, first is large-stony-main pool which have a grassy lot beside, we can sit down in the grassy lot, order "Mendoan Purwokerto" and "PECEL" while seeing many kids, and also adults playing in shallow leg-deep water in front of us. The Stony pool is wide enough, the water is cold and fresh, we can see many little fish and shrimp within it.
I accompanied my little brother to catch some, after several hours we could catch a big shrimp,dazzled!
The other beautiful pool, is just finished recently (in the first time i went there the pool still in progress to finish, it is very wonderful, the pool located beneath the average land, you should down the stone stair to reach it. It have more than 4 small waterfall from huge stone wall which circle the pool.(Now i really regret for do not have any picture of it -_-")
Finally.... this is the main destination, reached after climbing a + 600 M stone stairs.It is "Pancuran 3" , a warm sulfuric bathing place (a pool with a natural warm water resources). Here you can take a bath or just soaking your foot. It is an open area so just suit your self with the condition.
Baturraden also have 2 swimming pool, and kids playing area. Another food you can try is "Sate Kelinci" flavored with peanuts flavor.
2. Kupang-Incredible Beach
The most beautiful beach i've ever seen in my life.
1. Kolbano Beach
Places in the southernmost of the island, it directly abut on the Indian Ocean which also directly abut on Australia continent. Unlike others, this beach do not have sand at all, it only have a coral stone as the substitute, so we can playing with water without mess ourself with sand, ow its lovely!
To go to this beach, better to use private car, if you dont know the track, you can rent it along with the driver.
~On the way to Kolbano Beach~
You gonna face a lack of transportation facility to reach there. You can't believe your sight when your car passing the wood bridge with only 2 side of vertical straight wood (the horizontal one use to hold the vertical line), the wide of the wood is precise to the tire size, but yeaa its adventure doesn't it?! You gonna feel things like off road, crossing the remote village. But its completely Awesome
B. KERA Beach-KERA Island
To Reach this Island you should ride a motorboat (usually can hold up to 10 or 15 people)from Kupang City. Dont try this when the weather is in the middle of storm or rainy season. I've try that in August, and almost slammed by the waves on the way back to Kupang.
When you almost reach it, you will see beautiful Lagoon surrounded by the blue light water. What makes it look like that is because there's a line behind the water, a frontier between coral stone and sand, so the coral stone side (the deeper) will have a black color and the brighter side have a sand within it ;seen from upon the boat.
The Sand have a wonderful combination of color. Consist of Brown and red mix together.
Well, sorry i dont have real picture taken by my own camera, forgot to bring any camera, so i upload this pict, hope can representate KERA Island and give a little draw.
C. Lasiana Beach
Here, you can enjoy the sunset. Its not really far from the town (compare to colbano beach and KERA island). Many local seller provide coconut water and roasted banana. X)
3. Kupang Herritage~handicraft
Kupang is well known with its "Tenun Songket",you can derive from souvenir shop, or if you interest to have some directly from the village which made it, you can go to So'e village. There you can directly buy "Tenun Songket" from the ladies within the village. In the So'e village you can also see directly the process to make thread into "Sarong Tenon Songket"
You can Check this shop "Seni Kupang Souvenir Shop", One "Tenun Songket cost about Rp. 200.000-800.000.
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Actually many interesting site in Kupang you can visit, do not just visiting the recommended site if you want to try a different experience. Turn your car along the coastal road,on the ways to Gua Monyet (Monkey Cave) you will accompanied by beautiful beach beside you all the way. And when you arrive, take a little time to feed the monkey with peanuts, after that kick the beautiful coral beach exactly in front of Gua Monyet. It is not a commercial beach so you need to walk down the space area with many dry tree.Its really adventure,gosh..!!
Beach in front of Gua Kera`Taken by my sister phone cam.
ENJOY !! ;D