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April 27, 2012

Discovery The Climbing Sensation at Mount Semeru

During enjoy your long holiday to East Java, The National Park of  Bromo-Tengger-Semeru will be a wonderful place for you to visit.  Besides enjoying the natural beauty of the park, tourists can also feel the exotic atmosphere of Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru, which is an integral part of.

Mount Semeru is the highest mountain in Java, height of 3676 meters above sea level.
Mount Semeru is very interesting and become one of the favorite hiking destination in Indonesia. To conquer Semeru volcano, the ascent starts from Ranu Pane. In this place there is a post where the climbers must report to the officer before making the ascent. Ranu Pane is one of the interesting region with beautiful scenery. In Ranu Pane, there are two beautiful lakes located nearby, the Ranu Pane and Ranu Regulo. In English, Ranu means Lake.

When climbing Mount Semeru, the first rest post on Mount Semeru is Ranu Gumbolo, it’s within 5 - 6 minutes walk from Ranu Pane. Ranu Gumbolo identical to the larger and beautiful lake. In this post there is a bungalow that is located below The Cliff of Love. The name of cliff sounds unique regarding unique story related with it. It was said, to get a mate for hill climbing in cliff of love, we must not stop and look back. It is a myth that has existed since a long time, you may believe, may well not.

After successfully climbing The Cliff of Love, the climbers will arrive at the Oro-Oro Ombo, which is a fairly broad savannas. From Oro-Oro Ombo, we will arrive at Cemoro Kandang area and move on up to Kali Mati. In Kali Mati, tourist can find the spring
where the water is potable. In Kali Mati, there is a climbing hut (bungalow ) so hikers can rest and spend the night, before finally reaching Arcopodo. Arcopodo is the last stop before reaching the peak of Semeru.

The best time to climb to the top or summit is in the early morning attack, so when arrive at the peak of Mount Semeru, tourists can enjoy the sensation of the beautiful sunrise, which is an obligatory scene to be enjoyed while at the top of Semeru. Is an amazing experience to be able to reach the summit of Mount Semeru. If you are a nature lover, then Mount Semeru is one of the “must” list vacation spot for you.

April 22, 2012

Discovery Gedung Sate - Bandung

Gedung Sate is one of the old heritage bilding located in Bandung, West Java. Gedung Sate in English translated as Satay/ Sate Building (Satay  or Sate is an Indonesian traditional food in the form of flesh pierced with a small wooden stick, which is called by sujen or tusuk sate or skewer). Gedung Sate was built in 1920 - 1924 in the Wilhelmina Boulevard or now known as Jalan Diponegoro.

Gedung Sate is a monumental work of architect Ir.
Gerber. This building has a mix of traditional architecture and construction techniques of Western and Indonesia, which is often referred to as Indo Eropeesche Architectuurstijln. Gedung Sate architecture is a blend of Italian and Moorish architectural styles from the Renaissance to the Hindu and Islamic styles. Traditionally characterized as ornaments on a Hindu temple there is the bottom wall of the building, while in the middle like a batch-roofed towers placed Meru in Bali, something common in the Islamic architectural styles. Ornaments six pole with sphere-like satay skewers  placed on the roof top batch, as a symbol of Gedung Sate construction cost of 6 million guilders.

Sate building formerly known as Gouvernements Bedrijven (GB). But later changed its name to Gedung Sate, according to the top of the ornament on the roof. Gedung Sate is currently used as offices of the Governor of West Java. If tourists want to visit this building, tourists should come on a day off because the building was only opened to the public when the holiday.

Gedung Sate is one of the favorite tourist attraction of foreign tourists in Bandung, since it has strong relationship of emotion and history of this building. The linkage of emotion and history will probably feel more complete if you climb the stairs one at a time that is available to the tower Gedung Sate. There are six steps that must be passed by each of 10 steps that must be climbed.

Besides full of historical significance, this building also has a beautiful garden, so often used as a location of family photos, wedding photos and video clips used commercially for the shooting.

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