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“ THE SOUTHERN COAST OF YOGYAKARTA “ GUNUNG KIDUL


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Dear Wanderers, Hello! In this fifth edition, The Wanderers explores the area of GunungKidul, Yogyakarta. We decided to explore GunungKidul because we think Yogyakarta is not merely about the story of the history of the palace building or the hustle and bustle of Malioboro only. GunungKidul is a part of Yogyakarta which has an enchanting coastal range. But not only the beach, GunungKidul also has very many beautiful karst caves. GunungKidul is known to be part of the South Coast of Java that is in direct contact with the Indian Ocean. This is why GunungKidul Beaches have high waves, accompanied by the magnificent sound of the pound that made anyone amazed to see it. Because of its location in South Yogyakarta, “The Southern Coast of Yogyakarta� would be the theme of The Wanderers 5th Edition.


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mah Njonja Bed & Brasserie is a hotel with crossbreed Chinese concept. Omah Njonja is a name that is intended to commemorate the parents of the owner. When you’re entering the hotel, you will be greeted with interior designs of antiquity, so remind us as if to be at grandmother’s home. Starting by the grand opening in September 2017, Omah Njonja Bed & Brasserie has a total of 15 rooms and is able to accommodate up to 60 visitors. Each room has different thematic concepts. This makes Omah Njonja is different from other hotels in Yogyakarta. In every corner of this hotel, we will also

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find very interesting murals to be photographed with. The food menu provided at Omah Njonja Bed & Brasserie also reminds us of the taste of home cooking. Located a little far from the city center is not an excuse not to make Omah Njonja as your choice to be the place to stay, because the hotel also provides motorcycle or car rental, for visitors who do not bring a personal vehicle. The rates of stay at Omah Njonja Bed & Brasserie also varies, depending on the room type of your choice. Generally, you will cost between Rp 400.000 to Rp 600.000 per night. Very affordable, isn’t it?


Omah Njonja +6287 8342 100 05 Omah Njonja Yogyakarta @omah.njonja @omahnjonja oemahnjonja@gmail.com Sawitsari street, Condongcatur, Depok, Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia

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Our journey begins by taking the train from Poncol Station, Semarang, to Lempuyangan Station, Yogyakarta. It has been late at night when arriving in Yogyakarta, without further ado we went straight to the inn in Sewon, Bantul and rest. On the next day, we were picked up by white Nissan March, that belongs to Abadi Tour & Travel, and our journey down to Gunungkidul started.

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ur first destination is Tanjung Kesirat Tour, located in Girikarto Village, Gunungkidul. By the maps on smartphones, we follow the path with directions that are less clear. Occasionally if the smartphone signal is lost, we can only laugh together. But that’s what challenges us, visiting places that are rarely visited with minimal information only from the local people. It did not take long, we reached Tanjung Kesirat Beach. One word that came out of our mouths was “hot”! Because the best time to come here is on late afternoon, but we come during the day when the sun is right above our heads. A wave of waves racing against coral reef, coupled with a rocky savan-

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na stretch soothing our view. We had a chance to meet some local people who went fishing. By the information we get, if you visit Tanjung Kesirat in August, and if you are lucky, you can see a bunch of whales swimming to migrate. Accompanied by the bright sky on that afternoon, we spent a long time exploring Tanjung Kesirat. Suddenly, as we were about to get back to the car, there was a funny thing going on.


“Sister, stop first on the big tree! I want to faint!” Lala’s voice broke the silence. We paused for a moment then laughter burst. Actually the distance to our car is not too far away, but due to the heat of the sun and our ignorance that do not bring drinking water, make our energy drained twice. We also met with two foreign tourists who came to Tanjung Kesirat. “Hello ...” say one of foreign tourist. We just reply “Hello” then back in silence. “Ah! So regreted! Wish we have a printed version of our magazine so it can be promote to them.” Ika said later. “Want a promo or reason to ask for a contact?” Necia replied. Ika smiled sheepishly. Our laughter came back out to see Lala still leaning against the tree. Our next trip was to go to Ngobaran Beach. Ngobaran Beach may be familiar in your ears. Entering Ngobaran area, we were greeted with several statues and temple buildings of Hindus and Kejawen. After satisfied spending time at Ngobaran Beach, we continued our journey to Nguyahan Beach. The atmosphere of the beach seemed deserted, probably because we visited right in the month of Ramadhan. But we see the activities of local people such as fishing or collecting snails and seaweed. Not far from Ngobaran Beach

and Nguyahan Beach, there is Ngerenehan Beach, which is famous for its fishing activities. But according to the information, if come here during the day, the beach will be quiet. We were curious and came to Ngerenehan Beach to prove it. It is true! The beach is very quiet, we only see fishing boats leaning on the beach. Our trip did not stop there, we rushed to the next destination, Midodaren Beach. Back to armed by maps on smartphone, we arrived on the path to the beach. The track was damaged and rocky, considering we were using a city car, we decided to walk on foot. The day was getting late, the path we passed seemed deserted and only occasionally passers by. On the way, we met a man, a local people. He asked where we were going. “To the beach sir,” we replied quickly. “Uhm? Where is your vehicle? It’s far, fyi,” answer the man while looking at us, wondering. “It’s in front, Sir, can not enter because the bumper is low. Approximately, how far longer it is to the beach?” ask us who began to doubt and exhausted. “Well, more or less one kilometer again,” answer the man again. We took leave and then passed.

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Our journey continue down the rocky path to the beach. In about 15 minutes walk, we meet again with the people who come home from farming. “Where are you going?” ask them friendly. The people of Gunungkidul are very friendly, we are welcomed and well received. “To the beach, Sir! Is it still far from here?” we ask excitedly. “Uhm? By foot? Where’s your vehicle? Well, about one kilometers again.” We were surprised, we already walking quite far but every people we asked always answer the same thing. We hesitated, kept on going or stopped and returned to the car. But Necia encourages and says to continue what we have started. We were getting tired, the day was getting late. But curiousity overcame our fatigue, we went back on our way. Not for long, we arrived at the proper parking. There is also a simple guide board to Midodaren Beach. Our trip has not stopped there, it turns out we still have to walk again along the path through the plantation residents. “Watch out if the beach is bad!” Necia began to nag at Ika, because it is 5

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Ika who proposed this beach. Ika can only laugh lightly. There was a faint sound of waves crashing against the coral. We were excited again. Midodaren Beach is located at the bottom of the hill, so we have to descend through a weak bamboo staircase. Necia and Lala decided to go down, while Ika chose to enjoy the panoramic view of Midodaren Beach from above. Daniel was busy recording the beauty of the beach from above. The beach is quiet, complete with white sand and crystal clear sea water, signifies this beach is rarely visited by visitors. Our fatigue and curiosity are paid off! Before the day began to darken, we were already admiring the beauty of Midodareni Beach. On the way home, the universe gave us a little surprise. The twilight sky with the roundness of the sun accompanying our journey. “The beauty is severe!” Ika shouted. The sky was getting dark, we rushed to Jiwa Laut in the area of Watu Kodok Beach, where we were staying tonight. Approaching the beach, the path we went through darkened. We started to get cconfused because none of the instructions we found, even our smartphones were not able to get the signal. Our driver got upset because the directions are not clear.


Until finally we arrived in a dark wooden building. We were wondering if it was true of the Jiwa Laut inn we were headed for. It was heard in the voices of several foreign tourists who greeted and asked us about our needs. Our doubts increased. Necia decided to try to contact Mrs. Ira as the innkeeper of Jiwa Laut, with the remaining 2% mobile phone battery. Not waiting for so long, Mrs. Ira came out and welcomed us warmly.

goodbye first. The impolite treatment and of course made us worry. After difficulty contacted, it turns out he chose to stay at the house of his relatives in Baron Beach area. Though we already leave a message that there is a ceremony Galungan agenda that we will follow. We also offered the driver to stay with us that night because our lodge was spacious and there were plenty of mattresses. But well, forget it! Finally, that night we set out with Mrs. Ira using his car. In addition to the four of us, there was a tourist from Romania who participated our entourage. With high speed, we walked the dark and winding rural road to the temple where the Galungan ceremony is. This is the first experience for us to attend the Galungan ceremony, except for At first, we were afraid to stay at Daniel who had settled in Bali for about a Jiwa Laut because when we come, the year. atmosphere is dark and horror, but once After the event, we had a friendthe lights turned on, the building is actually very unique. We were escorted to a joglo house where we spent the night. Because that night is full moon night, Mrs. Ira also invites us to follow Galungan tradition which is celebrated by Hindus in Gunungkidul. Of course we immediately accept the offer, because we think we are very lucky to get this opportunity. Although our body is tired, but our heart ly meeting with the villagers plus dinner is still the spirit. (again) with traditional menu of Gunung We take a moment to dinner re- kidul called lombok ijo vegetable, chickcharge our energy, on the edge of Watu en meat, and many others. There was a Kodok Beach which is not far from the funny thing when we had dinner, that is inn. Return to the lodge, then hurry to go Rush, our Romanian friend was surprised to the village where the Galungan cere- with spicy flavor of lombok ijo. How can mony takes place. However, we found not, the vegetable it contains only piecit unpleasant. Our driver along with his es of green chili, pieces of tempeh and car was not in the parking lot, we were crackers skin. confused because he left without saying VOL.05| WANDERERS’ STORY

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Back to Jiwa Laut, we still take time to capture the moment of full moon and enjoy its beauty. We also talked excitedly with our new friend, Rush, until we forget, the time already shows at one o’clock in the morning and tomorrow morning we still have to continue the adventure in Gunungkidul. We were rushing to rest considering our tired bodies. By the way, that night we had a lot of little uninvited guests, a frog and some gecko flock.

The next day, we woke up early and hurriedly showered. We found one interesting thing, it’s the bathroom’s concept at Jiwa Laut. It is very funny and natural. Dark and horror impression when we came overnight was gone. All buildings in Jiwa Laut are built using wood, considering of the story of Mrs. Ira as the owner, who owns the furniture business before. We started to panic when at 10:00 am but our drivers have not seen att all. In the midst of panic, Mrs. Ira offered us to explore some caves in the village of Kemadang, we also agreed. It was 11:30 AM, while we were preparing to leave Mrs Ira, our driver came with a sleepy face. Ika and Lala were annoyed at the behavior of our drivers, Necia de7

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cided to talk to the driver, give him an allowance, and told him to get rest. We finally ended up using the pickup car of Jiwa Laut. What fun!

At the first stop, we arrived at the home of the cave organizers and were treated to warm tea. After all the equipment was ready, we went back to the first cave, the Cave of Banteng which is a vertical cave with a depth of approximately 60 meters. Arriving at the cave, we were invited to look at the base that turned out to be quite deep and horrible. Ika, Lala and Daniel are hesitant, unlike Necia who from the beginning had already decided to go into the cave. The crew from Banteng Cave came down first, followed by Rush, then Necia. Not long, Lala finally ventured to go down, so did Daniel. “Ah! Lala is go down, why don’t I!” so said Daniel.


After being persuaded for so long, Ika decided to go down. Our equipment is very simple because it is still managed by the local people, but we believe the safety carried by the cave manager is still the main one. Surprisingly, at the bottom of the cave that shaped like a tube, there are many plants and trees that grow bushy in it, like an underground garden. We enjoy the beauty in the cave while taking pictures. It did not feel like an hour we were inside and had

to go back to the surface. We managed to beat our fears that day. It will be an unforgettable experience! Our journey continues to the next cave, Goplak Cave. During the trip, we chatted and laughed with Meisya, the son of a man who took care of the cave in the village of Kemadang. Arriving at Goplak Cave, we were a bit disappointed because our equipment is not adequate so we can only enjoy the beauty of Goplak Cave from the mouth

of his cave only. But our journey through the cave still continues to Grengseng Cave. At afternoon, we began to enter the cave that the entrance is on the roadside, among the roots of large trees. Down this horizontal cave takes extra energy, because the condition of a narrow cave mouth, coupled with the depletion of oxygen in the cave. We had to climb and be careful, because the base of the cave is a damp and slippery red ground. Grengseng Cave has stalactites and stalagmites that could produce beautiful sound, like a cave in Pacitan, East Java. But Grengseng Cave condition is still maintained naturally, even we had met with a flock of bat, residents of this cave. There’s a funny thing after we get out of Grengseng Cave, we are all bathed in mud, Ika who wear a white shirt came out with a brown T-shirt.

After playing in the cave, we went back to the house of one of the villagers to clean our bodies, while Daniel and Rush immediately followed Kenduri event. The event is only intended for men. While waiting for the Kenduri finished, it turns out the host provides dinner for us. The menu, of course, typical dishes of Gunungkidul, such as lombok ijo vegetables, fried chicken, tofu and fried tempeh. It’s so delicious!

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After dinner, we talked for a while, then continued to see the gamelan exercises in Kemadang villagers. We were also given the opportunity to practice playing gamelan. We almost forget the time untul it was 11:00 pm, we went back to the inn with joy and kinship, we feel like going home to grandma’s house. On the next day, we woke up with a happy heart. We immediately showered and had breakfast accompanied by Mrs. Ira. That morning we were treated to a unique tea from the garden. Everything that is served in Jiwa Laut comes from the own farm or the local people farm and it was really delicious. After breakfast and stunned by the tea that turned out to change color, we were given a tour around Jiwa Laut by Mrs. Ira. We saw plastic waste processing place, water treatment, until fertilizer production. You have to visit it by yourself to know how beautiful and much

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knowledge you can get from this place. After the tour finished, we returned hope-please anxious because our drivers did not come yet. We decided to pack and enjoy the atmosphere of Watu Kodok Beach, rather than grumbling to wait for our disappointing drivers. This time, he reasoned if the car batteries run out and must be filled. Finally at 01.00 pm our driver just arrived. We can not say anything. We told him to eat first but he refused and asked the food to be wrapped. We immediately said goodbye to Mrs. Ira and also our new friend Rush, and we don’t forget to took some photos together.

Our journey continue towards several beaches according to our itinerary that day. But out of annoyance, we went through today with no enthusiasm, coupled with our messy rundown. And the most annoying thing is the driver said, “This journey is unclear, such confusing,” we want to say, “This all because of you!” but we held it. Until the sunset arrives we pass by it casually.


Tonight we spent the night at Villa Tentrem belonging to Mr. Wied and Mrs. Rositha. Mr. Wied was waiting for us since afternoon. He is really friendly and kind, but unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to meet Mrs. Rositha because she was returning to Germany. As the name implies, this villa is very calming people who stay in it. This time our driver slept with us, incidentally there is a special room for him who lent by Mr. Wied. Hopefully tomorrow we can return to our rundown.

Before we rested, we talked briefly with Mr. Wied about Tentrem villa. The location is a bit far from the hustle and bustle of the stalls that adorn the beach, so to get to this villa you have to follow the Sepanjang Beach, Nglolang Beach and at the end of the beach there is Tentrem villas is located. Once satisfied, we rested in order to restore the mood for tomorrow. But suddenly, Lala got a short message that our driver wanted to sleep in a crowded place because of the fear in the room. Necia was already tired and replied, “Please sir, but arrive here tomorrow at 7 am, because our run-

down has been messy because two days yesterday you came late afternoon.” This morning our driver came on time, finally! We can also return to the rundown we have set before. As we get into the car and looked at the contents of the fuel, we started getting dizzy again in the facing of our driver’s behavior. Warning of the gas tank was blinking but no notice from him. Before headed to Gunungkidul, we had filled up the gasoline fully. Arriving at Jiwa Laut it only reduced one bar, but now the gasoline is out while we have not used it. “Is the gasoline enough until Wedi Ombo?” Lala opened the conversation. “It can still be a few pounds more,” he said with a laugh. “The question is, is it enough until up to the beach,” Necia dive in an annoyed tone. But our driver just laughed. “It’s retail gasoline, buy it first, if it runs out, we lose time again,” said Necia again. “Better in gas station, Miss,” said our driver. “Is there a gas station here? We are full content in Jogja because knowing that it’s difficult to find gas stastion here,” said Necia with increasingly high tone. To be honest we tried to understand our driver’s situation by trying to be close like family, but we felt too much to lose, until finally our emotions were unstoppable again. Eventually our driver stopped at a retailer’s place because the fuel was completely empty and there was no choice but to fill it.

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Our rundown today is full down the beach, but for the first time, we feel embarrassed by the beach atmosphere. We decided to go back to the villa earlier and witness sunset from the hillside next to the villa. But the universe had not blessed us that afternoon, because the position of the sunset was behind the trees that our eyes could not reach. We 11

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were a bit disappointed. Finally, we returned to the villa and dinner with seafood menu that we ordered from restaurants around the beach. That night is our last night stay at Gunungkidul, we closed the night with endless laughter, remembered all the things we did yesterdays. Thank you universe for the beauty! Thank you Gunungkidul for your friendly welcome! We promise to come back for sure!


the dry season, huh? But on the way there is always love and sorrow. There is always a rainbow after the rain. Despite many failed destinations, we remain grateful for being reunited with Mrs. Ira and her husband, also various other parties that allow us to see Gunung Kidul from the other side. Outside the rundown and beyond our expectations. Our trip has not In the morning, we said good- ended, we still rest two nights in Omah bye to Mr. Tuk, as the guardian of Villa Njonja and enjoy the beauty of YogyakarTentrem, do not forget to send a mes- ta. sage to Mr. Wied to thank you for being allowed to enjoy Villa Tentrem for two nights. But wait, our journey is not over yet. Headed to Jogja, we had time to stop to some waterfalls. The first waterfall that we visit is Gedad Falls, but we were surprised because the waterfall was dry and looks unkempt. We decided to continue the journey again to the second waterfall, Kedung Kandang Waterfall. But you can guess it, isn’t it? It’s dry again. Maybe because we visited during VOL.05| WANDERERS’ STORY

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HISTORICAL Gunungkidul is one of the districts in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, with its capital Wonosari. As the name implies, Gunungkidul is dominated by mountains that are the western part of the Mountains Sewu or the Southern Limestone Mountains (the alias of “Gunungkidul” is descended by this name), which extends south of Java Island, from the eastward area to Tulungagung District. Gunungkidul keeps a lot of history and mystery. The history of the founding of Gunungkidul is: “At the time Gunungkidul was still a jungle, there was a village inhabited by some fugitives from Majapahit. The village is Pongangan, led by R. Dewa Katong, brother of King Brawijaya. After R. Dewa Katong moved to Katongan village, 10 kms to the north of Pongangan, his son, R. Suromejo built Pongangan village. Some time later, R. Suromejo moved to Karangmojo. The population development in Gunungkidul area was heard by the King of Mataram, Sunan Amangkurat Amral which is located in Kartosuro. Then, he sent Senopati Ki Tumenggung Prawiropekso to prove the truth of the news. After being declared truthful, Tumenggung Prawiropekso advised R. Suromejo to request permission from the King of Mataram, because the area is within his territory. R. Suromejo did not want to, and finally there was a war that caused him to die, so did the two children and daughter-in-law. Ki Pontjodirjo, the son of R. Suromejo, finally surrendered, and by Prince Sambernyowo was appointed to be the Regent of Gunungkidul I. But he did not take long because of the determination of the boundaries of Gunungkidul between Sultan and Mangkunegaran II on 13 May 1831. Gunungkidul other than Ngawen as Mangkunegaran enclave area) became the district under the rule of Yogyakarta Sultanate. Tumenggung Pontjodirjo was replaced by Tumenggung Prawirosetiko, which diverted the district township from Ponjong to Wonosari.” (Source: http://www.gunungkidulkab.go.id)

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Geplak

Geplak was originally one of the traditional snacks from Bantul, Yogyakarta, but now, it could be found in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. This snack is made from young coconut, rice flour, sticky rice, water, pandan leaves, vanilla, sugar, and palm sugar that produce sweet taste. For the first time, geplak may taste too sweet, this is reasonable because your tongue is not accustomed to consume it. In addition to the original taste, geplak has now been much modified and given a flavor variant with a very attractive bright color.

Wedang Uwuh ‘Wedang’ in Javanese means drink, while ‘uwuh’ means garbage. This kind of drink is named so because the ingredients is many kind of leaves, like garbage. The ingredients are clove leaves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, wood secang, and sweetener from lump sugar. It is easy to make wedang uwuh, all the ingredients are brewed with boiling water and served in warm conditions. The taste of the red-brown drink is very unique, the spicy flavor of ginger, as well as the fresh flavor of the various types of spices is very delicious. Consuming wedang uwuh is also believed to nourish the body because the content of the ingredients derived from spices in it. 15

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Fried Grasshopper

For you who interested in unique and extreme menu, you must try this fried grasshopper, typically of Gunungkidul. The shape of fried grasshoppers does look ridiculous, but when you eat it, you might get hooked. It tastes crispy, tasty, and is believed to be high in protein. Fried grasshopper is usually eaten and used as a side dish by people in Gunungkidul. The grasshopper is not just any grasshopers, because this is the kind of wooden grasshoper that commonly found in trees or in teak in Gunungkidul. But be careful for those who have allergies, because it can cause itching.

Thiwul Tiwul or thiwul is one of the special foods from Gunungkidul, made from cassava. Tiwul commonly eaten as a staple food, substitute for rice. This food that taste unique turns out to have lower calories than rice. Consuming tiwul is believed to prevent ulcer disease and stomach rumbling. Tiwul also a kind of very historic meal as it has been around since immemorial time. But now, most tiwul has packed instantly and become one of the typical souvenirs of Gunungkidul.

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Gudeg This Yogyakarta typical food must have been familiar and become the must eat menu when visiting Yogyakarta. Finding gudeg in Yogyakarta is not difficult because of street vendors to the restaurant vying to sell it. Gudeg (in Javanese: gudheg) is a typical food of Yogyakarta and Central Java made of young jackfruit cooked with coconut milk. The brown colour in gudeg is usually produced by teak leaves that cooked simultaneously. Cooking gudeg takes hours, and to get a delicious flavor, ii usually cooked using a furnace. Gudeg eaten with rice and served with a thick coconut milk (areh), chicken, eggs, tofu and sambal goreng krecek. Really tempting, isn’t it?

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Lombok Ijo Vegetable This one menu is one of the traditional culinary heritage that is very typical of Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. Lombok ijo vegetable is made from basic ingredients such as coconut milk, green chillies, cayenne pepper, long beans, tempeh, and skin crackers. The characteristic of this food is a fusion of delicious and very spicy gravy. In Gunungkidul, this food is called jangan lombok ijo and is often served for working together event or ‘splice’ activities, circumcision, marriage, or just to entertain guests or family from outside region. Because it tastes delicious and distinctive, this food is in great demand and addictive.

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Bobung Wooden Mask

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unungkidul is very famous for its culture and creativity, one of them is wooden batik mask craft in Bobung Tour Village. The mask is made manually or using manpower, because the process is long and detailed. The process starts from selecting, cutting, engraving, and colouring wood. Usually, the wood selected is mahogany, randu and akasiah that had been dry. When the wood has been selected and have good quality, then it is cut to the specified size. The process of engraving is done by experienced men, while the colouring process is mostly done by women because it it done together with drawing batik on the mask. At first, the product produced only a wooden mask, but now, there has been a lot of wood products produced, starts from household furniture, such as trays, decorative plates, to home decorations such as sculptures and so forth.

Bobung Hamlet, Putat village, Patuk, Gunungkidul

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enduri, according to Bahasa Indonesia Dictionary means a banquet to commemorate events, ask for blessings, and so on. Kenduri is well known as ‘selamatan’ or ‘kenduren’ in Javanese. In practice, kenduri is a gathering event, which is generally done by men, with the aim of asking for the smoothness of everything that is entrusted from the organizers who invite the people around to come. Kenduri are led by elders or those with expertise in the field, such as: Kiyai (chaplain). In general, kenduri is done after ba’da isya, then served a cone-shaped rice and ‘besek’ for guests (‘besek’ is a place made of rectangular woven bamboo that has cover, that can be brought home by people from the ‘selametan’ or kenduri). For women, kenduri provides a privacy space for them to share information about their own families and other neighbours. This is where women can exchange stories freely without interference from men, while they prepare some food, because women will work to prepare the feast in a relatively long time, about 4-7 days during the celebration. Nowadays, kenduri is still done by all spheres of society, both urban and rural communities. Kenduri are also a social mechanism to nurture wholeness, by restoring rifts, and reaffirming shared ideals, also exercising social control over deviations from shared ideals. Kenduri as a social institution, accommodates and represents many interests. In addition, kenduri acts as a medium to stay in touch among neighbours.

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Galungan Day Galungan is celebrated by Hindus every 210 days, using Balinese calendar calculations. But apparently, Galungan is not only celebrated by Hindus in Bali, but also in some other areas in Indonesia. We had the opportunity to participate in the Galungan ceremony in the village of Kemadang, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. The Galungan ceremony, according to Javanese customs, is held every 6 months according to the Javanese calendar. In Hindus, Galungan is to commemorate the victory of Dharma (good) against Adharma (evil). Actually, Galungan celebrations in Bali and in Java have the same meaning, only the ceremony is different. The Hindu or the indigenous Javanese always perform rituals in celebrating a galungan that has meaning to commemorate the occurrence of the universe. In Hinduism, there is a term ‘Kalapatra’, means it is customarily different depending on the local culture. Kejawen Hindu community celebrates Galungan with the hope that in life to be lived then, will get kerahayuan or luck, if we always give thanks. A day before the feast of Galungan, Hindus in droves install ‘penjor’ which is always be a symbol of Galungan coming. Penjor is a chain of janur that attaches to bamboo, towering and decorated with crops of earth, such as rice, fruit, and yam which became the symbol of the universe that had given the abundance of crops to the people. Hindus believe that the existence of this penjor is a sign of a work or ordinary Hindus call it with Yadnya. In Jawa tradition, penjor often encountered at wedding ceremonies, but penjor for Galungan needs more sacred because it is purified first. After doing the prayers, the mothers serve dinner for all the people in that place. Our dinner menu is traditional dishes of Gunungkidul, such as lombok ijo vegetable. Enjoying dinner while chatting with the local people was one of the most precious moments for us that night. We were greeted kindly as a family, much fun!

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The word ‘gamel’ in Javanese means to hit or beat, while the suffix ‘an’ functions to form a noun. So gamelan has the meaning of a set of musical instruments that are played by beaten. Gamelan instruments are dominated by wood material and ‘gangsa’ (a kind of lead and copper alloy). Javanese gamelan accompanist instruments include: - Gong Ageng Gong Ageng is the biggest gong in the Javanese gamelan. Gong Ageng has a flat surface with a button protruding at the center from its surface. The number of Gong Ageng in Javanese gamelan is varies, generally, there will be at least one Gong Ageng, and hung behind the gamelan. Gong Ageng is also the main instrument in Javanese gamelan. The Javanese believe that Gong Ageng became the spirit of the gamelan, that is why it became the most honorable item in the gamelan. Like most gongs, except Bonang, Gong Ageng functions more for punctuation.

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- Kendang Kendang has different sizes and each has two different head sizes where one side is larger than the other. Larger heads produce lower sounds. Both sides of the drum head are usually covered by the skin of wild buffalo or goat skin. Large kendang are placed with small wooden stands, while the smallest (Kendal Ketipung) is placed in the lap of the drum player.

- Bonang Bonang is arranged in two lines and each element has a different pitch point. Bonang can be divided into two main groups: Bonang Barung and Bonang Panerus. A typical gamelan generally has 14 bonang, but sometimes there are only 12 bonang.


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Tanjung Kesirat Tourism Address Retribution

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Kesirat or Gesirat beach may still be quite strange to most tourists. It’s not only the outside area tourists, for local people in Gunungkidul, Kesirat Beach is rarely heard. But that’s the point, because not so many people visit it, the beach is very beautiful with its natural beauty. Different from the general beach, which is identical with the stretch of white sand, we will not 29

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find it on this beach. Kesirat is not a sloping sandy beach, but rather a steep cliff bordering the deep sea. So while visiting here, forget the hope of playing sand or chasing between the waves on the edge of the beach. But even so, it does not mean that Kesirat not worth a visit, precisely because of its location, is the attraction of this beach.


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Kesirat is dominated by a vast expanse of meadows. Its location is also suitable for camping, witness the beauty of the sea and sunset, and enjoy the atmosphere of a beautiful star-studded night. But you have to be careful, because on some sides, there are rocks that arise to the surface. By late afternoon, you will meet the anglers. Considering its location, Kesirat Beach is one of the best places for rock fishing activities (fishing from the top of the cliff).

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One of the hidden beaches you must visit in Gunungkidul is Midodaren Beach. But the access road to the beach is still damaged and unclear signs. Armed by local information, to get to Midodren Beach, you will pass the rice field area with a rocky path, then followed by trekking through the fields of local people. The journey to the beach will be a challenge, and your tired will instantly paid off with the charm of the beauty of Midodaren Beach. 33

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Midodaren Beach lies beneath the cliffs, so you must first descend the simple steps that already installed there. The beach is quiet, and will make you like being on a private beach. White sand that occasionally slammed by the waves, and the splashing of the waves that hit the beach cliffs will be a special treat.

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Ngobaran is a beach that has a long history because it relates to the history of the end of the existence of the kingdom of Majapahit and the time of the Islamic kingdom in Indonesia. Entering the beach area, shades of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Java are feeling so strong. You will see inscriptions of gates and statues of the Hindu and Buddhist gods, to the left of the inscription, there is a Joglo house which is used to be the place of worship of the Kejawen. In addition, you will also find a mosque, its measure is about 3 Ă— 4 meters, in front of Pura Segara Wukir. This mosque is quite unique because its south-facing building is not towards Qibla. Even so, the local people have been giving directions to the direction of the Qibla who wants to pray. Although there is a lot of believed, Ngobaran Beach still reflects the harmonious atmosphere among its inhabitants.

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Ngobaran beach Ngobaran Beach is also famous with sea urchin culinary, known as high-flavor seafood, with a fairly expensive price in the world of international culinary. If you visit this beach on afternoon, you can see the people who are looking for sea urchin. And specially here, you no longer need to pay expensive for one portion of sea urchin. In addition to historical stories and culinary flavors, the structure of Ngobaran Beach surrounded by cliffs, coupled with strong waves also proved to produce exotic scenery that you should not miss. How? Are you interested to come here? Address

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Nguyahan Beach

Retribution : IDR 5K,- include Ngobaran Beach and Ngrenehan Address : Kanigoro Village, Saptosari Sub-district, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta

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Still a package with Ngobaran Beach, there is one more beach that quite interesting, Nguyahan Beach. The beach is located in Kanigoro Village, Saptosari District, Gunungkidul, and is located on the west side, alongside Ngobaran Beach. Nguyahan Beach is a new tourist attraction because it is still in development stage. Although not as famous as Ngobaran Beach, the natural beauty of Nguyahan Beach is still a natural attraction for tourists. To get there, you just need to walk westward following the big road in Ngobaran Beach. If considering from the natural conditions, Nguyahan Beach has a very interesting natural scenery. In contrast to Ngobaran Beach, Nguyahan Beach is wider with coral floors on the lips of the beach that juts far enough to the south. In addition, the beach is surrounded by hills that add to the breathtaking coastal scenery. Shallow sea water is also safe to just play water or see 37

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coral reefs and various other marine biota, such as small fish, shellfish, or seaweed. If the sea water is receding, you can walk south and fishing at the end of the coral floor. Fishing in this way will certainly be an interesting experience, but make sure you are careful and must be accompanied by local people who are already familiar with the natural conditions there. In Nguyahan Beach there are also some facilities, such as shelter, bathroom, and parking for those who do not want to walk from Ngobaran Beach. On the north of the beach there are also kiosks that may later be used by local people as a shopping center or gift shop for tourists who visit there.


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Grengseng Cave Retribution address Kontak 39

: IDR 50K : Dusun kelor-lor, Kemadang, Tanjungsari, Kabupaten Gunungkidul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55881 : +62 81225481293 ( Ira Jiwa Laut )

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Grengseng Cave is located in the village of Kemadang, Tanjungsari, Gunungkidul. To explore this horizontal cave, you’d be required extra energy considering the narrow cave field, dark and thin oxygen in the cave. But in the cave, you will find some rooms that are quite spacious and according to local people are still used as a hermitage or meditation place. The entrance of Grengseng Cave is among the roots of the tree. When entering the cave, you will be greeted with a cave structure that is red and sticky enough when stepped on, especially if you come to this cave during the rainy season. Inside Grengseng Cave you will also be lulled with the beauty of stalactites and stalagmites, those are still alive, then meet with a bunch of bats that inhabit the cave, and see a pond that contains clear water. Local people believe the water has benefits for anyone who drinks, or just face washing.

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Similar to Banteng Cave, Goplak Cave is also a kind of vertical cave and its location is not far from Grengseng Cave. Because it is still managed by the local people and the limited cave rafting equipment, you can not get access to enter and browse this cave. But do not worry, you still can enjoy the beauty of Goplak Cave only from the mouth of the cave that still looks natural. In fact, Gunungkidul has dozens of caves scattered in its territory, but some of the caves are still not accessible, while some of them have not been clearly identified.

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The Banteng Cave Retribution alamat Kontak

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The Banteng Cave is located in Krambilsawit village, Saptosari, Gunungkidul. This cave is a kind of vertical cave and shaped like a giant tube, so to enter into the cave, you are required to use cave rafting equipment. Banteng Cave is still managed by the local people with simple equipment, but still prioritizes the safety standards of visitors.


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Jiwa Laut If you want to spend time in a place far from downtown, staying at Jiwa Laut is the answer. The name of Jiwa Laut has its own philosophy. It all starts from the owner’s love of the sea, the high spirit that comes from the sea and is associated with Kejawen in Javanese society. The local people have the belief to always respect nature, especially the sea, for example, Kanjeng Nyi Roro Kidul who is trusted by Javanese, as the ruler of the South Coast. Jiwa Laut building is inspired from traditional Javanese house, Joglo, so most of the elements of the building is wood. Jiwa Laut has a purpose to reduce the use of cement, so some buildings are built using bamboo frames and wire that’s flexible on earthquakes. This concept has also received the Green Building Awards in Switzerland. Regarding the price information per night stay here, you can see on the following site: www. airbnb.co.id and type “Jiwa Laut”. The green rice field panorama that coupled with the blue sea will make us feel at home for long stay at Jiwa Laut. 49

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You will get a variety of interesting activities if staying here. Mrs Ira as the owner, will invite you around the surrounding villages, starts from studying customs and culture, to know the natural beauty around, to enjoy traditional natural food directly presented by villagers. The real activities in accordance with the concept of Jiwa Laut, that is social, cultural and environmental. The other interesting thing is, you have to bring back your plastic garbage and place it to the garbage bin, because here they promote a way of life without plastic. Jiwa Laut also has a gray water filter, so the drainage from bathroom or shower be filtered and then put in and accommodated into a pond. In the pond, there are animals such as fish or frogs, those are used as indicators that the water is clean, and can be is used to water the organic garden surrounding the place. Disposal from the toilet will also turn into biogas which then fermentated and generate gas for cooking stoves, while the solid can be used as fertilizer for plants.

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Jiwa Laut is really an environmentally friendly inn. Mrs. Ira also applies ecobrick. Ecobrick is an eco friendly brick, made by inserting used plastics into used bottles until solid and the bottle becomes tight. It takes time and much plastic material to make ecobrick to be utilized. But the making process is a challenge, like making a classy artwork. Therefore, ecobrick is a classy plastic processing art. @jiwalaut jiwalaut.wk@gmail.com +62 812 2548 1293 (English/Bahasa) +62 813 3666 6831 (English/French) Watukodok (Kapen) beach, Kemadeng village, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta 55881, Indonesia VOL.05| REVIEW HOTEL

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Watu Kodok Beach Address : Kemadang Village, Tanjungsari Sub-district, Gunungkidul

The origin of the story of Watu Kodok Beach is quite unique. It is said that once upon a time on this beach, there is a frog that transformed into stone, and according to the local people, indeed there is a boulder of a large stone that looks like a frog (kodok) when viewed from one side. That’s why this beach is named Watu Kodok Beach. Stepping feet on this beach, you will be presented panoramic beauty of the beach, still natural and quiet atmosphere. Watu Kodok Beach has long coastline, with its characteristic white sand and clear sea water. But the facilities can be said to be very adequate, ranging from food stalls, public toilets, to a few simple lodging is also available here. What adds to the beauty of Watu Kodok Beach is it is very clean. While visiting the beach of Watu Kodok, we rarely found garbage strewn around. 53

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Nglolang Beach Address

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For visitors, the name of Nglolang Beach would still sound lay. Moreover, its hidden location makes its name not widely known, no wonder if the atmosphere on this beach is relatively quiet. Nevertheless, this beach offers the beauty of natural scenery that is still natural. Nglolang Beach line is not so long and flanked by two hills, but the white sand on the sidelines of the corals make the exoticism of this beach. If the sea is receding, then you can snorkel to see the marine life. This beach that located on the west of Sepanjang Beach also presents a beautiful panorama of the sunset, of course if the weather is sunny. VOL.05| TOP TOURIST SPOT

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Unlike the name, Ngrumput Beach is not a much overgrown coast of green grass around it, but is a white sandy beaches that blend with the beauty of coral rocks scattered around the coast. To reach this beach, you must walk first through the hilly path about 15-20 minutes. The location is hidden, makes anyone would not think that behind the rows of cliffs saved beautiful panoramic beach. Ngrumput beach is also often used as a place to enjoy the sunset. But while you wait for the twilight time, you can climb the Hill of Kosakora with a height of 50 meters above sea level, which lies adjacent to the Ngrumput Beach. From the top of the hill, you can see the shore of the beach that borders directly with the Indian Ocean. For those of you who likes camping, set up a tent and enjoy the beautiful night sky on this beach can also be an option.

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Ngrumput Beach Address

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Ngestirejo Village, Tanjungsari Sub-district, Gunungkidul

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Jogan Beach Address

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Duwet, Purwodadi, Tepus Sub-district, Gunungkidul

From dozens of beaches along the coast of Gunungkidul, Jogan Beach occupies a privileged position due to the existence of a waterfall that immediately falls from the cliff to the sea lip, reminiscent of the McWay Beach Waterfall in California. The location is precisely on the west of Siung Beach. There are two ways to enjoy the waterfall: down through the wooden stairs those are quite slippery, or down with canyoning techniques aka rappelling in the waterfall. But for rappelling techniques certainly needed equipment and the ability to do, isn’t it? Anyway, if you are interested in visiting Jogan Beach, you suggest you not to come during the dry season because the season influences the waterfall debit. VOL.05| TOP TOURIST SPOT

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Siung Beach is a very famous beach located in Wates Village, Purwodadi Village, Tepus, Gunungkidul. In addition to its easy access, many tourists, both domestic and foreign tourists, come to this beach for rock climbing sport that has been international scale. For those who are not interested in boosting adrenaline with rock climbing, do not worry! Many other activities that can be done at Siung Beach, such as swimming or hiking on the beach next to the beach. From the top of the hill, you will be made lulled by a vast expanse of sea, the clear blue combined with the bright sky. What a breathtaking panorama of nature! Siung Beach also has adequate facilities, such as food stalls or public toilets. If you want to spend the night with camping, there are also some people who provide tent rental services. The beach atmosphere with white sand and the sound of the waves will make your mood and mind calm and peaceful.

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Ragil Hill Address

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Purwodadi Village, Tepus Sub-district, Gunungkidul, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55883

When visiting Siung Beach, you should take the time for a little trekking to Ragil hill. The path is already fairly easy because it is shaped like a ladder, but you still have to be careful because sometimes there is a slippery surface. From the top of this hill, you will see the charm of Siung Beach stretch from above, also several other beaches around it. On the other side, you will be lulled by the blue sea off plastered in front of your eyes, combined with magnificent sound of waves that hit the reef, and the sea breeze is quite fast. Ragil hill is also the best spot to take pictures. But the rocky crescent at its peak is forcing you to always be careful on your feet. 63

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Wediombo Beach is a bit further than other beaches in Gunungkidul. It has its own uniqueness, there is a cluster of coral reef at some point around the coast. The coral reef that stood firmly is often used as a favorite spot for visitors who like fishing. In addition, you will also find the natural pools that formed from corals. Wave types in Wediombo tend to be good, stable and not sedentary, because this beach is shaped like a bay with coral hills around it. That’s why you can also try surfing here. For those of you who do not want to be wet, relaxing on the beach can be an alternative to your holiday. Wediombo Beach also has the most complete facilities when compared to other beaches we visited, such as clean, well-maintained toilets, praying rooms, and food stalls that provide a variety of sea food menu.

Wediombo Beach Address : Jepitu, Girisubo Subdistrict, Gunungkidul

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Watulawang Beach has a charm with unique characteristics and different from other beaches, because this beach comes with a soft and white sand complete with reefs basins that can only be found on this beach. Actually, the origin of the name of Watu Lawang Beach is ‘watu’ (stone) and ‘lawang’ (door) : stone door. That is because in this beach, there is Watulawang Cave, and in front of the cave there is a stone that looks like a door, so this beach is called with Watulawang Beach. The cave on the beach is commonly used by the local people for the “Nyadran” ceremony in the month of Sha’ban on the Javanese calendar, and not everyone can enter it. According to the local people, the cave is a trail of historical heritage from Prabu Brawijaya VI. The facilities in Watulawang Beach are also adequate, such as public bathrooms, food and beverage stalls, parking lots, to shelters that have been provided by managers and local people. 69

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One of the unique waterfalls that are located hidden in Gunungkidul is Kedung Kandang. This waterfall has 6 levels, located in the rice fields of villagers Gunungbutak, Nglanggeran village, Patuk, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. Kedung Kandang waterfall has not been officially managed by the government, so the facilities that you are only a few residents who sell snacks and provide a place to park. The distance from the parking to the waterfall is about 900 meters walk, through the path of land and rice fields owned by local people. Sometimes, during the journey to the waterfall, we will meet farmer and they will welcome us friendly. The cliffs of volcanic rock and rice stretch are typical of Kedung Kandang waterfall. Rocks in the waterfall is dominated by volcanic rocks, typical of Ancient Volcano Nglanggeran, this is because it is not too far away to the ancient volcanoes.


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Nglanggeran Kulon, Patuk Subdistrict, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta

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Sarangan Beach offers the beauty of a beach shape like a curved cove with a short coastline. The charm of the beach is not only from the white sand combined with tosca sea water, but if the sea water slightly receded, you will be presented with a view of marine biota that will appear on the beach. Sarangan Beach is also safe enough to swim or play water on the edge of the beach, because the waves on this beach is not too big. In addition to the charm of the beach, you should take a little climb to Mount Giri Sarangan which is located adjacent to Sarangan Beach. We suggest you visit it during the afternoon when the sun is preparing to set, because the location of this hill that jutted into the sea, makes Bukit Giri Sarangan as the best place to witness sunset or sunrise. The panorama from the top of the hill is very exotic because you can see rows of beach cliffs that are around the hill. Having a beautiful nature studio, Giri Sarangan hill also becomes a photo hunting spot for photography enthusiasts. The access to reach the Peak Giri is quite easy. For visitors who use twowheeled vehicles can be directly up to the top of the hill because it has provided a block road.


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Villa Tentrem was originally a holiday home for family. According to Mr. Wied, as the owner of the villa, his family and he often visit the villa to release tired for days. They feel comfortable and peaceful here. In Javanese philosophy, tranquility and ‘karahayon’ are the most important things in life. That is the philosophy of this villa’s name. Villa Tentrem is located on the asphalt edge of the coastal area of Sepanjang and Nglolang Beach, with a small substation as a marker. Maybe if you just travel and do not stay, you will not notice that there is a beautiful villa here. Entering through the substation, there is a building that is functioned for the garage, and there is also a bed complete with bathroom in it. Wait a minute, you are not arrived at the villa yet.

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Villa Tentrem

@villatentrem Ngepung, Kemadang, Tanjungsari, Gunung Kidul District, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55881 +62813-9204-0855 (+0274) 888030 Or for more easily can be at www.airbnb.com

To reach the villa, you have to pass dozens of stairs first. Along the path to the villa, you are treated to various types of trees, complete with the description. Adding knowledge, isn’t it? At the end of the stairs, you will find a villa that concepted limasan. Very beautiful! In front part, is provided some chairs to relaxand enjoy the shade of trees and melodious birds chirping in the morning. Inside the villa, there is a comfortable large mattress with mosquito net, the small bed also features with a mosquito net, a guest chair, a set of dining table, and full kitchen utensils. It feels like coming home. In the kitchen, Mr. Wied always provides free coffee, tea and instant noodles to welcome his guests. Everything here is done by yourself. Anyway, if you come here on the right month, you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of private sunset in this Tentrem Villa Hill. Interested to try? VOL.05| REVIEW HOTEL

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Windnest Single Hammock Windnest Single is a Hammock designed specifically to give you comfortable while relaxing and resting when you are going camping, trekking or other outdoor activities. Hammock gained its glory recently because of its small and practical shape, and makes your sleeping feels good. In the dry season, people use more hammocks to sleep than using a tent. Especially those who do solo traveling. Windnest Single hammock using Parachute Nylon material, so that it can bear the weight up to 200 kilograms. Hammock is also very easy to use because the hook system is not difficult with ropes.

Windnest Single Hammock IDR : 545K

Dauerhaft Boots 1989 Dauerhaft 1989 is a mid cut leather boots that comes with a classic urban design. The Oil Nubuck Leather material on the top of the shoes makes them look classic and natural. This makes you keep cool, even when traveling. These shoes is equipped with Vibram Kletterlift outsole so it can grab hold of all field. They are suitable for your traveling activities!

Dauerhaft Boots 1989 IDR : 858K

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NEW ADVENTURE For ordering goods, can be seen and served at eigeradventure.com

Jacket Buddy Hoddy 1989 IDR : 315K

Milestone RF Flanel 1989 IDR : 325K

Milestone RF Flanel 1989

Jacket Buddy Hoody 1989

Flannel had gained its glory years ago, and is now getting its glory back. Flannel is used for many travel activities. For non-cold weather, flannels can be used to withstand cold air and keep us looking stylish. For hot weather, flannels can also protect our skin from exposure to direct sunlight. Simply multifunction, isn’t it? Therefore, flannel is the best choice compared to jacket. Milestone RF Flannel has the advantage of being added hoody. It can protect our heads from sunlight. The material is thick, smooth and the most important is, it will not stink when mixed with sweat.

This jacket is a knitting jacket. It’s quite comfortable to be used to travel. The knitted material makes it comfortable when used in the day or night. It holds cold or protect the skin from the sun. Its simple design keeps it trendy while in use. This jacket is also practically brought traveling to accompany your trip around the cities in Indonesia. EIGER @eigeradventure @eigeradventure EIGER ADVENTURE Kopo Highway KM.11, 5 no. 127A, Bandung 40971

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Tips Wanderers 1. Exploring Gunungkidul takes much time, therefore before leaving, make sure your body is in good condition and supported by a strong mental. 2. Characteristic of nature in Gunungkidul is hilly, many corners, and rocky road (especially, tourist destinations in remote locations), then choose the right transportation to facilitate travel and time efficiency. You are advised to bring a private vehicle or rent a car that available in Yogyakarta in order to explore Gunungkidul maximally. In addition, it is rarely to met gas station, so make sure your vehicle gas tank is full. 3. Gunungkidul has many tourist destinations, so make sure you specify your destination reference destination. Not all destinations have clear instructions, besides having a map or GPS on your smartphone, you should not hesitate to ask local people to make sure. They are all very friendly to help you guys! 4. Make a checklist of equipment that will be taken according to your destination, for example, if you want to go to the beach bring clothes, sunblock or skin protector, dust protectors glasses, etc. If if you want to go for camping, prepare the tent, and other supporting equipment. You are also expected to bring your own food and beverage, because of the limited food stalls in several tourist destinations that are still being developed. 5. High waves of south coast that is unpredictable also requires you to pay attention more and adhere to the border of the no-fly zone to swim at the beach for your safety. There is nothing wrong if you ask in advance about these zones and the characteristics of the waves at the beach location that you visit, to the SAR officer or local people. 6. One of the reasons you are traveling, of course, to enjoy its beauty, therefore you are strongly advised not to damage the tourist destinations that you go by littering, or vandalism. 91

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“ THE SOUTHERN COAST OF YOGYAKARTA “ Gunungkidul is one of the districts in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, with its capital Wonosari. As the name implies, Gunungkidul is dominated by mountains that are the western part of the Mountains Sewu or the Southern Limestone Mountains (the alias of “Gunungkidul” is descended by this name), which extends south of Java Island, from the eastward area to Tulungagung District.

The Wanderers Vol.5  

" The Southerncoast Of Yogyakarta "

The Wanderers Vol.5  

" The Southerncoast Of Yogyakarta "

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