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In the Mood for Holiday? Visit the Favorite Spots in These 5 Places!

Spectr News Theme Miranti Devina
12, May 2016

We only live once! While Indonesia has tons of fascinating spots you have to visit. That’s why, Check In Jakarta shares a compilation of favorite tourism spots you can visit in 5 cities. Check out on this article and happy exploring!

1. Bandung
Bandung has a lot of spots that may already familiar on your trip pocket. But wait until you know the Farmhouse Lembang Bandung, or better known as FarmHouse Susu Lembang that founded since December 2015. Entering the place, you will get a glass of Lembang milk for free welcome drink just by exchanging the entrance ticket of Rp20.000,-. Bringing a theme of European farm and plantation, this place also has flower garden, hobbit house, and some of animal houses. So you can bring your kids to have an interaction with the rabbit, birds, sugar glider, iguana, and many others. The other interesting corner in this place is the love padlocks bridge like the one you can find in Korea. Where you and your partner can hang the padlocks written with your names. You can buy the padlocks at the Peony & Pine souvenir store that is also located in the FarmHouse.

And for you who want to enjoy natural scenery in Bandung, prepare your camera to take photos at Tebing Keraton, which known as an Instagrammable spot in Dago with the beauty of the scenery. Dago also has many elegant cafes yet still fresh with the natural green surroundings. Name it Lawang Wangi Creative Space, Armor Kopi, and Lisung Café. For accommodation choices, Grafika Cikole Lembang will suit you who want to have a camp style in the middle of pine forest, or Glamping (glamour camping) Legok Kondang Lodge in Ciwidey that offers a camp with five-star facility! Confused on choosing which one of them? Why don’t you choose both?

2. Bogor
Visiting Bogor, you will be satisfied by the culinary spots in this Rain City. One of the spots is located along Jl. Surya Kencana, where you can find a list of Bogor signature foods. Call them Soto Kuning, Tauge Goreng (fried bean sprouts), Ngo Hiang (a rolade made of pork, prawn, and sago), and Pepes Sagu Pisang. Macaroni Panggang (MP) which located at Jl. Salak No. 24 is also the tourist’s favorite while shopping for souvenirs at this place. The baked macaroni is special indeed, so does the Lasagna Gulung. They also have steak menu here. If you want sweet light meals, MP has Onbijtkoek and Biskuit Kayu Manis (cinnamon biscuit). Such a right choice to warm your body in the middle of Bogor’s cold weather. For you who want to hang out at Bogor’s hippest café, go straight to Lemongrass, which is a café with modern kopitiam menu located at Jl. Raya Pajajaran No. 21, North Bogor. The combination of modern nuance and wooden interior with a nature touch of small pond will make you complacent and don’t want to leave Bogor so soon.

For a recreation place, you may be already familiar with Puncak, right? There are also Museum Etnobotani and Museum Pembela Tanah Air to gain knowledge of you and your family. You can also try spending the night inside a beautiful Mongolian style tent at The Highland Park Resort. Playing flying fox, mini golf, billiard, to horse riding and water recreation at the waterboom are the activities you can do here too!

The Highland Park Resort
Jl. Curug Nangka, Kp.Sinarwangi, Sukajadi, Tamansari Sub-district- Bogor Regency 16610 West Java
Ph: +62 251 848 5 777 / +62 855 8132 999 (24 Hours for FIT Reservations) / +62 855 8333 888 (Group Reservations)

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3. Yogyakarta
One of the things that can describe Yogyakarta is the Mount Merapi. For you who want to take a closer look to this mount, you can try Merapi Lava Tour where you can stroll around the Merapi mountain slope riding a jeep to see the eruption remains since 2010. You can start the trip from Tlogo Putri Kaliurang area or from Basecamp Kinahrejo. The packages offered are plenty, from short trip to long trip, or you can start it since sunrise too. Some spots you can visit with this tour are Mini Museum Sisa Harta in Petung Village, Bunker Kaliadem, Mbah Maridjan’s cemetery, and stones Batu Wajah or Batu Alien.

The rocky road will double the fun of this trip so you can have an unforgettable off-road sensation. Wait until you cross the rocky river with the jeep. So thrilling and fun! There are several jeeps provided with different package, with price starts from Rp350.000,- to Rp600.000,- including the jeep driver who is also the tour guide. Live the moment to the fullest by enjoying the beauty of natural rock scenery here! For culinary spot, besides gudeg (traditional Javanese cuisine from Yogyakarta made of boiled unripe jackfruit, palm sugar, coconut milk, and spices), you should try the well-known Yogyakarta’s style Ayam Geprek!

4. Bali
Do you know that Bali still has hidden island that is still undiscovered by many people, which is Nusa Lembongan? To reach this island, you have to cruise for 45 minutes from Bali city. But it will all worth as you arrive on this island! From Bukit Panorama where you can spoil your eyes with Nusa Lembongan’s scenery and Gunung Agung from uphill, Dream Beach that is the favorite spot for surfing, Devil’s Tear where you can see the fascinating ocean waves breaking the coral reef, to Mushroom Beach which is known as the Kuta of Nusa Lembongan because it has lists of café by the seashore. Nusa Lembongan is also known as the biggest seaweed farming in Bali!

For you who cannot swim but want to explore the world under the sea, Bali Seawalker at Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 5, Sanur, Denpasar, can be the place for you to walk on the seabed without heavily bring a dive tank. Want to try beach club that will make you ride in an inclinator to reach the location? Then Finn’s Beach Club located under the cliff of Semara Luxury Villa Resort is the destination. Mara River Safari Lodge inside the Bali Safari & Marine Park can also be an accommodation choice for you who want to wake up with the scenery of African exotic animals. Last but not least, if you are bored with beaches, the green ambience of Ubud that already favored by foreign tourists is a must visit place because Ubud has both highlands and forest. Such as protected forest Ubud Monkey Forest, have a relaxing walk at Campuhan Ridge Walk, or hunt for subak paddy field photos in Tegalalang Village. Such a different way to maximize your holiday in Bali!

5. Lombok
If you want a calming getaway in the middle of white sand and clear sea waters under the blue sky, visit these three islands in Lombok which are Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan that you can reach in 30 minutes from Lombok City. Besides swimming, snorkeling, diving, or kayak riding, those three islands have their own characteristics. Gili Trawangan can be said as the most favorite above the other two. From family with kids to the youngsters who want to spend time at the nightlife spots. Moreover, for the couple who strive for the well-known romantic swings in Gili Trawangan. Yup, which photos are already popular on Instagram. The swings that located on the seashore of Gili Trawangan beach is the favorite destination for couples to chill out by the sunset. Isn’t it romantic? While Gili Meno Island offers more quiet atmosphere. Different with Gili Air that is the nearest from Lombok City, so you will find more trees and local people here. Just hurry, to book the tickets to your chosen Gili Island!

Miranti Devina
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