Adventure to Lembongan Island (part 2)


Dear all of the da Trooper Bali friends,
I am back again to continue my story adventure in Lembongan Island. Please enjoy…!

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The shower room design in open air, with hanging shower rain, dressing table with mirror and washbasin, while toilet bowl is set up in the behind of the dressing desk.
We put our belonging and prepare to sightseeing and exploring the island.

First day in Lembongan Island,

By 11.23 local time, we checked in to the Bungalow, and after kept our belonging to the our rooms, we are ready to explore the island. At first, as we have planned, we will visit the mangrove forest in Jungut Batu. We ready with scooter motorbike. I and my wife riding a Yamaha Mio Soul. The clock on my Nokia phone shown 11.35 Bali time. It is a lunch time already. And most of us quiet hungry, we must find something to eat. So we are looking a “warung” or pub to having lunch, but after looking for some places around, we did not found any “warung” or pub. There is only one good restaurant with an expensive price and one small warung available, while most of others are closed due to Galungan and Lebaran day.

TOUR TO HE MANGROVE FOREST

So after thinking and check our budget, we decided to have a “nasi goreng” at the only warung open.
After discuss among us and to keep enough time to explore, we are 7 people with 5 adults and 2 teenagers then order 5 “nasi goreng” and 2 fried noodle. We awaiting for quiet long to have our food ready. After awaiting 1 and half hour, our food are ready.
Unfortunately, the “nasi goring” not like what we expect. The rice to hard and too dry, the price also too expensive. IDR. 20,000 per plat. The taste as well not tasty and far from the delicious. Not worth for the value of money. But we have to eat something to have an energy to explore the island, which for sure will take much of our power and energy to explore and riding a motorbike.

MANGROVE TOUR

Upon finish the food, we are ready riding a motorbike to exploring the island. We start to Jungut batu about 13.13. We ride the motorbike slowly. The speed only about 30 to 35 kilometers per hour. Quiet slow.
First thing, we will visit the mangrove forest in Jungut Batu village, about 25 minutes from Mushroom Bay. The road in dusty and the sun is very bright, quiet hot, but does not make our skin feel hot, it is because of the humidity is quiet high. We ride about 30 to 40 kilometers per hour while enjoy the view and the road and as well the village situation. A long the way to Jungut Batu, we found a lot of pub and mini restaurant which prepare some food for lunch or for coffee only. The pub are good and seem clean and homey, which I believe will make us feel comfort to has a food or just had a cup of coffee. Most of the food are seafood like a snapper or prawn, Tuna fish and lobster. We will trying the food in one of these pub if we have a time after the journey completed.
We passing many tourist who most of them are foreigner, like Switzerland, Netherland, Russian, Australian, Chinesse, Korean and a few of Japanese. Their face are so happy and enjoying the island a lot.

SITE MANGROVE TOUR

They also riding a motorbike to explore the island, do a water sport like snorkeling, diving and cannoing, and also surfing. But some of them with more budget, they rent a buggy electric cars, beside also ATV and a jeep. But only a few. Most of them are rode a motorbike. Beside those vehicle, those who do not like driving or riding, there is a pick up with a seat which can bringing 15 people to the journey. Usually they are from the same group from the travel agent.
In this island, not all of the beach are suitable for swim or snorkeling, as there is also a dangerous beach with the clift and in addition the rock sharp is can fall suddenly. Therefore, we must always keep our steps when sight seeing especially to the rock clift. The view are beautiful, but we must always careful to avoid our holiday turn to the bad things. Especially when we do a selfie photo’s. Always ask you’re a companion to watch your steps and remind your own to always aware of the situation.

After riding about 25 minutes, we reached the mangrove forest in the south east of the island. There also a lot of café serve young coconut fruit which we can order to drink the water to satisfying our thirsty.
A guy came to us and offer the mangrove tour by “jukung “ a traditional canoe with Yamaha motor which can accommodate up to 15 people, with the cost IDR.25.000 per pax, but minimum for 4 pax or IDR. 100.000,- for one trip.
We bargaining the price and finally we deal with IDR.150.000,- for 7 of us. So we are get in to the “jukung” and the guy pull the jukung to the deep water and start the engine to sailing to the sea and turn to the mangrove forest ahead.

MANGROVE FOREST IN LEMBONGAN

There is a canal route in the deep of the mangrove forest which use as a route of the tour. Come inside the forest, we can enjoy the green of the mangrove with many small bird singing up the trees. According to Mr. Wayan the guy who bringing us to the forest, there is a few kind of the birds live in the mangrove forest. They eat the plankton around the forest and be a part of the ecosystem of the live in the forest and in the end will kept the mangrove forest sustainable. And we must keep going the forest sustainable by not damaging the forest, not hunt the birds, not cutting the mangrove for whatever reason. Once the mangrove forest damages, the sea water will hit the seaside and will abrasive and slowly the island will be destroyed step by step and in the end, the human who live in, will also in trouble.
We follow the canal of the forest around. It is about 25 acres, but we could not entering to al of the forest as the canal are only limited, surrounded. The canals are naturally made. It is not people made, but by the Gods hands.
We passed by some “jukung” from opposite as they do the mangrove tour earlier than us, Many domestic tourist are also visit. From their language and slang, I can guess they are from Jakarta and Surabaya. Most of them are a young people girl and a boy. They in a small group consists of 4 to 9 people, what like ours.
“Ufffpp….!” I am quiet surprising, there are 6 cannos came from our opposite. They are a Japanese with the guide. They talking quite loud and almost shouting. I talk with their guide and ask, why they ride canno to the forest. Their guide explain that they are not follow his advise, as they are play canno since early in the morning. They follow the canal back to the beach while talking each other in loud, even almost shouting.

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We almost complete the tour and reached the end of the canal, where we must turn and back track to the beach. The tour completed about an hour.

We reach the beach by 15.21 local time and spent our time to seat and enjoy the young coconut fruit while talking about the tour we just has, and watching the people who come and out in the beach. The café quiet busy by the Chinese guests group. They use almost all of the seat to eat the snack and the drink of young coconut and some of them also drank the beers.
And we ready to explore the Ceningan Island, which located not so far. Ceningan island is a very small island with about 25 acres of wide. The main island of Lembongan and Ceningan Island combine by the yellow bridge which can be passing by only one motorbike in the same time and must queing one by one.
From mangrove in Jungut Batu, we riding a motorbike about 15 minutes and we can see the yellow bridge which is about 300 meters long crossing the sea which no water. The sea sand only. The sea is use to drying the sewage. There are a lot of the people drying a sewage.

I tried to know what is the sewage for and get inform that the sewage will export to overseas, usually to Japan for the based of the medicine or make up.
We queing a while and get the turn to crossing the bridge. I am quiet worry as my motorbike feel not balance and many time I must use my foot to balancing the motorbike, while my wife shouting as she wore will fall down. Finally we crossing the bridge successfully and reach the Ceningan Island. We continue riding to the end of the road in the east of the island, where we can found the shelter for a farmer who collecting the sewage from the sea and prepare it for drying. We asking to the old women how and where we can found the Blue Lagoon Clift Jump, as my daughter wants to see those popular and famous point.

We then follow the direction we got from those old women. The road to the that point very bumpy and dusty. Of course, all of the island is dusty as the water very difficult in this island.

BLUE LAGOON JUMP CLIFT-2

After passing bumpy dusty road, finally by 15.14 we reach the point at . And yes, the point call the Blue Lagoon Jump Clift because of the sea water in blue color and like a big lagoon and in the left side there is clift seem to jump to the sea. And in the middle there is a rock like atoll with long seem like a laying giant crocodile.

BLUE LAGOON JUMP CLIFT

We explore the Blue Lagoon Point and take some picture in some location. We spent our time about 2 hours in Blue Lagoon Jump Clift. Please enjoy the picture.

As the time run so fast and the sun also start going down to the west horizon, by 16.03 we decided back to the Dream Beach our bungalow in Dream Beach and get shower to refresh our body and soul. We back to our accommodation by 16.15.

To be continued

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Adventure to Lembongan Island (part 1)


Hello all of my beloved da Trooper Bali friends… How are you…?
I trust all of you enjoy the holiday and the long week end in this July.

I love to share with you my holiday to adventure to Lembongan Island last week on 17 to 18 July 2015. Just two days and one night. It’s only a short holidays journey. But I enjoy and happy with this adventure. This is the first adventure, without my black da trooper.

Please enjoy the story….

Hellooo

Last week on 17 – 18 July 2015 I spent my holiday in Lembongan Island a small island in the south east of Bali Island which is about 30 minutes destination by speed boat.
I have planned my holiday to this island about a week before, so I have googling the island itself to know what about and how we can reach the island and of course with the cheaper cost and a maximum satisfaction.
I went with my beloved wife, my daughter Dewinta , my younger sister and her family, so we are a small group of 7 people. And after some research and approaching some travel agent, finally I book two rooms thru Booking.com and choice the Daydream Bungalow at Tear’s Devil Street, located closed to the Dream Beach, Lembongan Island. I choice this bungalow after surfing and have a look many property in the internet and seem this bungalow much comfort for both of us with 7 pax with a reasonable price.

As per scheduled, on 17 July 2015 early in the morning at 7.30 Bali time we came to Sanur to buy a ticket speed boat to transfer us to the Lembongan Island.

BOAT TO LEMBONGAN

We arrived in Sanur by 8.15, and in a hurry find the ticket box, but unfortunately most of the ticket is sold out which is according to the guy there, have sold early in the morning as the passenger came to the ticket box since very early at 5.30. Yes of course, this a long week end and furthermore, this is Lebaran holiday after a Hindu holly days of Galungan. I forget about that, but to be honest, I am not realized that now a days Lembongan Island become a popular and famous destination for short holiday.

I just realized that there were so many people love to spend their holiday in Lembongan those small island. I have been there about a few years a go, and on that time there is not so many people came to the island and as well not so many of the bungalows or the accommodation are available. Simply to say, there is very limited rooms available and limited activity for the tourist, except for the water sport like cannoing, Snorkeling, Sea walker, Bottom glasses, banana boat and other water sport activity.

IN THE BOAT TO LEMBONGAN ISLAND

But now, as we can heard and see from the internet, there are a lot of rooms available, with various price according to the facility and the location. Beside, there are also a lot of the guest houses and the private room that rents for the visitors with limited budget are available.
One of the guy in that ticket box telling me to come to another ticket box next door, located about not so far from the first ticket box. And in a hurry I go to the another ticket box by walk and about 400 meters and from about 200 meter of my vision, I saw that there are so many people queing to buy ticket.
I join with them and waiting the turn to serve, but the ticket on the second trip of 8.30 has sold out and have to wait for the next trip, but the ticket box staff still not allow me to buy the ticket for the next trip and will serve after the second trip boat start the trip.

Lucky me, I met one of my friends who is the retire policeman help me to approach the ticket box staff and allow me to have the ticket for us. The ticket staff offer me to buy a return ticket and I agree. There is a high season surcharge for this high season. The regular price is IDR. 140.000,- return, and additional surcharge is IDR.35.000,-
I pay the ticket for 7 pax and waiting for the next rip scheduled by 9.30 Bali time. We are awaiting for the trip and seat in the nearest beach. The boat will departure by 9.30 and will take about 30 minutes to arrive in the Mushroom beach.

THE ISLAND

Lucky us, the boat start earlier and by 8.45 Bali time, the announcer inform us to boarding as the boat ready. We get in to the boat in wet as we must down to the sea water to reach the boat. I get the front row seat, just closed to the front window, so I can see the water in front of the boat.

After all of the passenger seat down on their seats which are 40 seat, the boat start move forward to the deep sea by the boat’s staff and after the boat in position, the engine turn on and trip began. The tide not so high and the sky was clear in blue sky, the wind also very soft. It must be a nice trip in the sea. We pray to the lord to guide us and keep us in good journey sailing to the sea to Lembongan Island.
In the middle of the sea, the boat start to jump and suddenly down and jump again make all of the passenger quiet worry and some of them start to shout and some of them are enjoy with those and laughing loudly while their hands grab the shoulder of the seat.

I try to take a picture in the quack and got some good picture. While in front the captain is busy with the steering wheel to control the direction of the boat. I see the speedometer and realized that the boat go quiet fast almost use all of the engine power. The speed about 9 to 10 knots per hour. Very fast…!
In the middle of the Strait of Bali just see the sea water and sometime seagull in the front of the boat and fly above. It could be searching the fish to eat.
My wife and my daughter and almost all of the passenger are shouting loudly every time the boat jump and down to the surface of the sea with the “bretak krekk” and “gedubrak rrrtek” sound continuously. The sound came from the beat between the deck of the boat and the water when it jump and down.

After about 30 minutes sailing, the speed reduced and sailing slowly closed to he island. I stand up from the seat and see to the front and saw the island now closer and closer. There are many boat and small “jukung” or kayak and also canoe are stand by and tied and trunked on the beach.

DAYDREAM BUNGALOW

The sand are white but not so wide like in Kuta or Nusa Dua or Sanur beach. Of course isn’t, the Island only a small island. Behind the sand there is a rock with stepping stair to the pathway. We are arrive in the Mushroom beach, Lembongan Island by 10.05 Bali time. The whether are warm and the wind also nice, the sky are very bright. The water very clear as wew can see the coral and the small small fish in the based of the sea with white sand. It is the best time to sight seeing around the island.
The staff of the boat throwing the anchor to hold the boat not to tow by the tide. The boat now turn to redirect the back of the boat to the sand beach. The captain down to the sandy beach and the staff helping the passenger to get down to the island.

As I and my family seat down in the front row, then have the last chance to get down to the island. I collect my luggage, only one back pack and one travel bag bringing a pieces of cloth of my wife, while my daughter bring her belonging only one back pack and of course her gadget.
We climbing to the step stairway to the island. And one of the local people offer me to rent a motorbike. He inform me about our accommodation which not so far from the beach. It is about 3 kilometers, but he advises to riding a motor bike so we can explore the land faster and more enjoyable.
So we decide to rent three scooter motorbikes, one for me and my wife, one for my daughter and one for my sister and her husband. We pay IDR. 150.000,- per motorbike for two days included gasoline. And we start the journey. First, we will find the accommodation to check in and store our luggage, after lunch, we will explore the land and in our plan will visit the mangrove forest in Jungut Batu village, after that we will go to Ceningan Island to see the Blue Lagoon Jump Clift Ocean. My daughter told me that Blue Lagoon Jump Clift is the famous destination in the island. I just heard it from my daughter. Hah hah hah…

IN DAYDREAM BUNGALOW

Only 5 minutes, we found our accommodation during in the island. It is DayDream Bungalow, in the Tear’s Devil Street, located closed to the Dream Beach in the west side of the island.
We checked in and get a glass of welcome drink to waive our thirsty after the sailing the Strait of Bali. We wait for the room to be vacant and ready. While awaiting the room ready, I sightseeing to the around of the bungalow.
The bungalow only has 5 bungalows, built from the coconut trees wood and finished with teak oil in natural color. They built like a hanging wood houses, with the space between the land and the floor of the bungalow about 70 centimeters spaces, with 5 step stair up. The land area only about 1,000 square meters, not that wide. It has a small garden with some of bougenvile and Balinese frangipani for the highest trees and some various of landscape grass and other plant to cover the land. The palm trees planted in certain point which just growth. Seem this bungalow still new or not more than 2 years built. There is also a splash pool which we can use to swim or just to cooling our body after exploring this exotic small island. There also 6 sunbathing long chairs with umbrella.
The have no lobby for check in, but they have a help desk and 3 table with 4 seats for each table to had a food or just for breakfast. They have a limited food variety in this bungalow, they have only Fried rice or nasi goreng, pancake and a sandwhich, but there is a near great restaurant in the Sandy Bay Beach only 5 minutes by walk.

THE POOL

After waiting for about 40 minutes, the rooms is ready and the staff host us to the room. The room quiet wide and furnish properly with a king sized bed with a comfort sheet, soft nice pillow and blanked. No television, no minibar. The fix table a joined with the wall and made from the coconut wood. The ceiling covered by knitted bamboo and finishing by varnish which make the room a natural touch.

JUST RELAX IN THE VERANDAH

The shower room design in open air, with hanging shower rain, dressing table with mirror and washbasin, while toilet bowl is set up in the behind of the dressing desk.
We put our belonging and prepare to sightseeing and exploring the island.

To be continued

RELAX

Dewa Made Dwipayana
DK 999 YQ

SELAMAT HARI RAYA IDULFITRI 1436 Hijryah


Kami segenap awak redaksi “da Trooper Indonesia Bali” mengucapkan :

“Selamat Hari Raya Idulfitri 1436 Hijryah” 17 – 18 Juli 2015.
Minal aidin Walfaidin. Mohon maaf lahir dan bathin.


Semoga di hari yang fitri ini Allah SWT menganugrahkan kita semua kesehatan yang baik, kedamaian dan kebahagaiaan serta melindungi kita dari segala mara bahaya, serta menganugrahkan rejeki yang berlimpah

Amin.

From us with love
From us with love

Salam sejahtera dari kami.

Dewa Dwipayana
DK 999 YQ
Hi-Roof Black Trooper
Mobile 0816 572800
E-mail : dewa73us@yahoo.com and dewa.dwipayanan@gmail.com

Selamat Hari Raya Galungan dan Kuningan


Om Swastyastu,

Kami redaksi “da Tooper Bali” mengucapkan “Selamat Hari Raya Galungan dan Kuningan” 15 July 1015 25 July 2015 bagi shabat yang merayakannya.
Semoga dihari kemenangan Dharma melawan Adharma ini kita semakin dicerahkan dalam berfikir, berbicara dan berbuat, Sehingga Buana Alit dan Buana Agung beserta isinya damai dan berbahagia. Swaha…

ME

Salam dari kami,

Dewa Made Dwipayana

Mengenal Isuzu MU-X adik Isuzu Trooper


Hallo sahabat pecinta “da Trooper Indonesia Bali”,
saya kembali lagi setelah vacuum beberapa saat karena berbagai masalah teknis dan non teknis yang tidak dapat dihindari. Semoga berbagai masalah itu dapat saya tuntaskan sehingga da Trooper Indonesia Bali ini bisa di up date secara reguler.

Pada kesempatan ini saya ingin mengajak sahabt semua untuk mengenal Isuzu MU-X yang notabene saudara dekat Trooper.

Setelah sukses dengan Isuzu Trooper, Holden Jackaroo, BigHorn, Vauxhal, Honda Horizon, Axiom, D-Max yang merupakan nama lain dari Trooper yang mendunia, Isuzu meneruskan tradisinya membuat mobil SUV dan D-Cab yang mempunyai kehandalan yang nyaman dikendarai dantangguh di medan berat. Dan hampir semua SUV maupun D-cab nya sukses di pasaran di berbagai belahan Dunia. Kendaraan Isuzu yang specialis mesin diesel memang terkenal dengan low maintenance cost dan juga bandel, seperti Isuzu Panther di Indonesia yang pernah berjaya menggerus pasar Toyota dengan versi Kijangnya.

Isuzu MU-X
Isuzu MU-X

Pada kesempatan ini, saya ingin berbagi dengan sahabat da Trooper Indonesia Bali untuk mengenal Isuzu MU-X yang telah beredar resmi di pasar berbagai negara, kecuali Indonesia tentunya.
Silahkan mengikuti tulisan dibawah ini yang saya sadur dari berbagai sumber. Selamat membaca.

Isuzu MU-X di design untuk mengkonsumsi bahan bakar yang sangat efisien dan ekonomis, karena pengontrolan sistim common rail fuel injection yang sangat presisi ditambah dengan design body yang aerodinamis menjadikannya sangat bertenaga dan efisien, dan telah di uji di facilitas pengujian kereta super cepat di Jepang.

Tampilan depan gagah dan sporty
Tampilan depan gagah dan sporty

Isuzu MU–X memberikan kita kemampuan menderek yang pasti. Dengan kemampuan menarik beban sampai 3 ton untuk model 4 X 4 nya, yang lebih dari cukup untuk sebuah SUV menengah yang tidak dimiliki oleh rival sekelasnya.
Bebani bagian belakang dengan semua perlengkapan yang anda miliki, dan dia akan mampu menarik Caravan, Boat ataupun trailer, sehingga saat bertualang anda tidak perlu khawatir harus meninggalkan perlengkapan anda karena tidak muat di kendaraan.

Rahasia dalam menghasilkan tenaga efisien dan memiliki kapasitas besar, di tekankan pada mesin yang mampu mengatasi segala tantangan yang akan dihadapi. Isuzu MU-X memberikan kemampuan yang lebih besar, baik kekuatan dan torsi namun dengan tetap mengkonsumsi bahan bakar lebih sedikit, dan ini menjadikannya salah satu SUV 7 penumpang yang paling efisien dalam penggunaan bahan bakar.

Sebagai pemilik, tentu kita ingin memiliki kendaraan yang berkemampuan dalam bekerja keras. Hal itu tentu saja termasuk dalam menarik beban atau menderek trailer perlengkapan kita, atau mungkin juga suatu saat kita pergunakan untuk menarik caravan atau boat untuk memancing di laut, atau mungkin juga untuk menarik SUV atau kendaraan lainnya yang mogok dan semua kemampuan itu dimiliki oleh Isuzu MU-X.
Transmisi otomatis maupun manual sangat nyaman dikendalikan.

Maximum power for minimum input

Pabrikan Isuzu adalah pabrikan specialist mesin diesel, dan teknologi mesin dengan Turbo Charge sudah sangat terkenal dan menghasilkan tenaga yang sangat bisa diandalkan.

Reversing Camera

Isuzu juga melengkapi berbagai feature menarik yang sangat fungsional yang menambah kenyamanan dan kemudahan dalam berkendara. Salah satunya adalah camera dan navigasi dengan layar monitor yang lebar dan bersresolusi tinggi.
Anda seolah memiliki mata di belakang kepala dan dengan membalikkan kamera (LS-T) dan sensor parkir belakang untuk semua model. Sangat sempurna untuk parkir dalam situasi yang rumit, atau memutar di jalan yang ramai dan semrawut.

Dengan dua kantong udara ( airbag ) didepan, sisi samping depan yang memanjang, ditambah kursi depan pre-tensioner seat belts ( sabuk pengaman yang menarik kembali ketika airbag diaktifkan ). Pengemudi dan penumpang terlindungi dari semua sisi.

Jadi apa lagi yang kurang di Isuzu MU-X ini…?
Anda suka tour di jalan bebas hambatan atau penyuka of road adventure…? Jadilah seseorang yang berbeda dan Isuzu MU-X adalah jawabannya. Tinggal pilih 4 X 2 atau 4 X 4.

Tapi sayang Isuzu Mu-X ini belum akan dipasarkan secara resmi di Indonesia.

Cheers...
Cheers…

Salam


Dewa Dwipayana
DK 999 YQ
da-Trooper Bali