Menikmati Way Kambas dari Balik Kemudi Mitsubishi Pajero Sport


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Ini ada artikel yang menarik untuk kita yang suka berpetualang dan jalan-jalan.

LAMPUNG – Otospirit.com.
Dengan Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Dakar 4 X 4, perjalanan menuju Taman Nasional Way Kambas terasa memiliki kesan tersendiri.

Ada beragam cara bagi warga Jakarta untuk menikmati liburan untuk melepas penat di akhir pekan bersama keluarga. Salah satunya adalah melakukan perjalanan luar kota yang letaknya tidak terlalu jauh seperti mengunjungi Taman Nasional Way Kambas di Lampung.
Jika Anda memiliki anak usia sekolah, tentunya akan menjadi pengalaman sendiri jika melihat tempat yang menjadi konservasi fauna unik Sumatera yakni gajah. Banyak pengetahun yang bisa didapat dengan melihat dan mempelajari tingkah polah binatang besar ini. Dan kebetulan perjalanan menuju Way Kambas akhir minggu ini Otospirit.com menggunakan Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Dakar 4×4.

Way KAmbas Entrance
Way KAmbas Entrance

Untuk menuju Way Kambas sebaiknya Anda memilih start mulai pagi hari. Di samping jalanan yang lebih lengang, kondisi penyeberangan pelabuhan Merak juga relatif tidak terlalu padat.
Dibutuhkan waktu hampir dua jam perjalanan di atas kapal penyeberangan sampai ke daerah Bakauheni. Dan kemudian perjalanan dilanjutkan menuju lokasi ke arah utara dan menyisiri gugus pantai timur Sumatera dalam waktu sekitar dua jam.
Dengan beragam keunggulannya, berkendara dengan Mitsubishi Pajero Sport sangat menyenangkan. Anda tidak perlu ragu dalam menghadapi jalan-jalan berlubang atau mungkin saat bermanufer melewati kendaraan-kendaraan yang didominasi oleh truk besar.
Kombinasi dari mesin diesel berkode 4N15, transmisi otomatis 8-speed, rancang bangun dan ground clearence tinggi membuat perjalanan sangat menyenangkan.

George berpose di sebelah New Pajero Sport
George berpose di sebelah New Pajero Sport

Ruas jalan lebih menarik akan Anda temui saat memasuki Taman Nasional menuju tempat konservasi gajah. Jika Anda menggunakan sedan, MPV hingga SUV pada umumnya mungkin akan merasa ragu untuk menerjang jalan dengan kondisi yang hampir didominasi lubang, kubangan, batu dan lubang.
Dengan Pajero SPort keragu-raguan itu sirna, bagai anak kecil yang bermain di halaman belakang rumahnya sendiri, praktis tak ada masalah berarti saat menghadapi jalur sedemikian. Jika kendaraan lain berusaha menghindar lubang, dengan Pajero Sport Otospirit.com justru mencoba bermanufer di atas lubang.
Bukan masalah berarti untuk berkendara pada rata-rata kecepatan 50 – 60 kpj. Bantingan suspensi dengan karakter medium membuat seluruh penumpang masih terasa nyaman. Praktis tidak ada rasa terlontar berlebih ketika tetiba terjebak lubang jalan yang cukup dalam.

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New-Pajero-George

Tanpa terasa perjalanan dalam kondisi tersebut hanya kami tempuh dalam waktu sekitar 15 menit.
Berbagai atraksi disuguhkan oleh pengelola tempat konservasi gajah khusus untuk pengunjung. Dengan harga yang relatif terjangkau Anda dan keluarga dapat melihat beragam ataraksi mulai dari jalan-jalan naik gajah, melihat pertandingan bola gajah hingga bercengkrama dengan anak-anak gajah ditemani oleh pawang.
Salah satu yang menarik perhatian kami adalah gajah berusia 10 tahun bernama George. Konon nama khas orang-orang asal Amerika Serikat tersebut diambil karena gajah lucu ini lahir tepat mantan presiden Amerika George Bush Jr melakukan lawatan ke Indonesia.

George-Standing
George-Standing

Pantauan Otospirit.com, George dengan sigap melakukan beberapa atraksi seusai dengan perintah sang pawang. Ini bisa terjadi karena hubungan mereka sangat erat, sang pawang sudah mengasuh George sejak umurnya masih sangat muda dan di konservasi tersebut satu pawang memang hanya mengurusi seekor gajah saja.
Dalam gambar Anda bisa menyimak bagaimana George dengan santai mengekspresikan dirinya dengan berbagai gaya di sebelah Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Jika ingin mengajak anak Anda bermain bersama George, segera luangkan waktu dan persiapkan kendaraan dengan sebaik-baiknya. [Ari/Ikh]

Semoga menambah wawasan kita ya…

Salam “da Trooper Bali”

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Dewa Dwipayana
Jl. Gunungsari Blok D23, Padangsambian Kaja
Denpasar Barat 80117 – Bali

Phone 0361 427230
Mobile :0816 572800 – 08510 1883956

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Holidays to the East part of Bali (part 3)


Hi, all of my beloved friends who love to join in the “da Troper Bali”,
I am coming again to continue to share my holiday in the East part of Bali a fee week ago. Here is the story… Please enjoy…!

KAMU JUGA

Last synopsis :

My daughter Dewinta order “rujak” the mixed fruit with palm sugar sauces, Orange Juice and other snack. Unfortunately, we had to wait quite longtime for our order. This is we can realized as there is so many people of visitors to the area, while the officer’s canteen there are only 6 people.
Travel far enough and badly damaged streets and far locations that are difficult to reach, paid off with the satisfaction of enjoying the beauty of this Tree House.

PANTAI-AMED

Enjoying the uniqueness and the beauty of the tree house, at 14.50 eventually we left and headed to the Inn which we have booked on the coast of Amed, not too far from the tree house. Just about 25 km or 25 minutes drive reverses direction and turn to the left, we’ve entered the coast of Amed.

FAMILY-IN-POOL

The Street towards the beach still very bright, because the Sun is still shining violet reddish rays in the sky. We continued down the road to the Inn and find the location where we spend our night to stay. Entering the coastal areas provide very comfortable mood and escape. The wind is breezy and rather shady makes the mind and soul is quiet and serene. Amed beach is a beach located on the eastern end of the island near the port of Padangbai which is a the door connecting the two island Bali Island and Lombok Island.

MY BELOVED ONE

After a 25-minute drive finally at 13.17 we entered the site of Amed Beach and continues down the street which is quite crowded with a walker who most of them are a foreign tourists from different countries. The atmosphere of the beach very creamy feel and make us feeling free. From the gap diner place and restaurant, which lay along the road we could see the coast with waves that white breaking to the seaside of the beach. We are on searching the site of the hotel we’ve been booking previously located a little South towards the entrance around 2 kilometers from the Centre of the coast of Amed.

ME-BROTHER

Finally, at 20 minutes we arrived at the Acarya Cottace, we’ve booked a few weeks earlier. The Inn is not too large and is located above of the cliffs that dealing directly with the offshore. From the terrace of our cottage we directly can see the boat and ship passing by crossing the Lombok Strait get in to Lombok island. See the sea without limits create our feelings felt relieved and feeling all the burden that we seemed to squeeze off. When we are finished taking care of the process of checking in, we go to the room to take a rest for a while, whilst the children take off soon their clothing and dabble into the existing pool in front of the terrace.

READY FOR DINNER

While my wife and I sat down in the terrace while twiddle, while looking at the eastern horizon offshore. I recently was reminded of that during on the way had stopped in the village of Pesinggahan, Klungkung buying Satay fish with “ketupat” the rice steam in the knitted bag made from coconut leafs. Fish Satay broil the fish in the village of Pesinggahan is very famous for tasty, many civil servants from Denpasar and Badung who deliberately came to Pesinggahan just to had a lunch with Satay fish and vegetable Eggplant with spicy onion sambal delights, even Denpasar – Klungkung passable. It takes 40 minutes to 1 hours to depart from Denpasar. My wife and I enjoy fish Satay with “ketupat” while still pedestal berm on the hotel terrace. While the far ahead out at the sea there, we can see the large ships that crossed the Strait and many fishing boats are also on the ocean to catch fish.
Hmmm …. Eat Satay fish and and heard the wave sounds while looking at the sea turns out to add to enjoy fish Satay. He he he …

MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER IN LAW

After eating and after resting for a moment, I finally joined with the children swim and soak in the outdoor. Our soak long enough until the day getting dark and the Moon and stars began rising on the eastern horizon.
So I soonest out form the fool for bathing and pack it down to look for dinner while enjoying the night atmosphere of the coast of Amed. By 19.15 p.m. we all ready and set out in search of food around the coast of Amed. The atmosphere feels relaxed and at peace. Hear the sound of the sea waves on the beach gives a deep impression and brings us into the mood which is very comfortable and peaceful.

SUNSET-POINT-IN-AMED

Don’t need much time, finally we chose a restaurant that looks elegant with light rays of lights that Dim and give the impression of a beautiful and elegant. We parked the vehicle and get into a restaurant. It place that turns out to have 3 floors, Basement, 1st floor and 2nd floor. I glanced down and noticed there is a small park that is well enough with a couple of small gardens seats on it. We chose to seat on the 1st floor because of the 2nd floor was already fully booked. We ordered food and is somewhat confused by the menu option that quite a lot.
After choice and have a look all of the menu list, in the end I just ordered fried rice special receipt from this restaurant. Fried rice again fried rice again… He he he …

MEAL

We enjoyed dinner while talking and discuss our plans for the next day. We conclude tomorrow morning will be playing the center of Amed Beach plying water and the wave in Central Coast Amed and go back to the hotel for packing. And we’ll have lunch before returning to Denpasar at about 14.00 later on.

TWO FAMILY

Finally at 1 o’clock we went back to the hotel for a rest time for while. Te street rather quiet here because not many tourist in the roads at night, most of them only dwell in hotels or eating in the restaurant closest to her hotel. By 22:28 o’clock we were relaxing in the hotel room while looking out to sea and listening to the orchestra of waves dancing to the beach.

To be continued….!

KAMU DI AMED

Dewa Dwipayana
Jl. Gunungsari Blok D 23, Denpasar BArat 80117
Phone 0361 427230
Mobile 0816 572800
E-mail : Dewa.dwipayanan@gmailcom; dewa73us@live.com

Touring adventure with Land Rover and Taft Hi Line.


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Selamat pagi to all of “da Trooper Bali” friends where ever you are…!
I believe that all of yo are in good health, a lot of joy and happiness always…

I would like to share to all of you about my short journey joining with the friends from Land Rover and Taft Hi Line owner host the team member of Multilevel company outbound. Please enjoy the story and the picture.LINE-UP-BEFORE-GO

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Sunday July 31, 2016, I have a chance the opportunity bring the guests the members of the famous Multilevel company to outbound and bring them to the light off road activity. The number of participants about 200 over people. Therefore, need about quiet lot four by four vehicle. And most the vehicle are Land Rover Series and a few Daihatsu Taft and 2 Trooper including me. Total vehicle was 36 four by four vehicle.

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MAKAN-BARENG

MAKAN-LAGI-YUUKJOIN-US

Since my Black Trooper was stay and vacuum from any outbound activity since almost 6 month ago, I am not pretty sure the condition of him. So on Friday 29 July 2016 evening I pick up my black da Trooper from his garage in my kampong village to bring it to the my trusty workshop to inspect it’s condition and make sure all the part are secure and in good condition. Especially the engine, the braking system and it’s accessories including the power windows system to make sure all of them are in good condition as well as it the function.

BACK-OF-BLACKY

Saturday morning I drive my black da Trooper to the workshop and just leave it there to inspect and I join the Sarbagita bus to go to Nusa Dua to work my duty.

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By 10.30 I’ve been called by the workshop informing that the left front power window does not work and need to service as well the switches.

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KEBERSAMAAN

TEAM-WORK

Finally at 13.20 I have pick up my Black da Trooper as everything seem okay. I drive to home and by 16.45 I arrive at home and washing da trooper in hurry as I also have to host my wife going to the supermarket to buy something. By 19.20 I finish to grooming my da Black da Trooper and preparing all the things may need during the journey like the Cool box, the Tool box the portable gallon water I may need. After all the preparation of my da Black Trooper finish, in hurry I take to the bath and showering myself and by 20.00 I am ready going to supermarket. I sleep at 22.15 to safe my energy for the journey. BERSAMA

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Sunday morning I woke up at 5.30 and had my breakfast fruit and take bath to refresh my body and soul.

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At7:00 I’ve been at the meeting point in Desa Budaya Kertalangu and joined with several colleagues from Land Rover and Taft owner who already present. Total jeep there is a 36 jeeps for bringing the two hundred people of the participants. The route is not so far, Denpasar, 1946, Baturiti, Pangkung Tibah, Tanah Lot and back to Desa Kesiman Kertalangu.

PARTNER

PLAYIANG-IN-BEACH

TAMBAH-DALAM-SAJA TERPEROSOK-MAKIN-DALAM

TRAP-IN-THE-SAND

Hopefully this story will enriched your knowledge.

Please stay tune with da “Trooper Bali” as I will always share you the story and the experience…

SELFIE-YUUK

Dewa Dwipayana
DK 999 YQ
“da Trooper Bali”
Phone 0361 427230 Mobile 0816 572800
e-mail : dewa73us@live.com ; dewa.dwipayanan@gmail.com

Holiday to the east part of Bali (part 2)


Synopsis of last episode.

It turns out that the road is still long to the Tree House, because we could not ride with normal speed, considering the rocks as well as narrow and downhill of the roads. Our speed is only 10 to 20 kilometers per hour. It feels like we’re just about to arrive at a location approximately at13.00 o’clock.

JEMBATAN-BAMBU
The streets that we skip the already not so solid, so we could spur the vehicle a bit faster, but must remain alert, considering suddenly there are motorcycles that cross the street without giving sign or turn lights. This sometimes makes me freak out and have to do sudden braking that makes passengers being startled. The Sun was shining the light of increasingly blazing because increasingly, lucky us the air conditioning in the cabin worked perfectly so that all of us feel comfortable along this trip. We continue to rolling toward the North amid the searing Sun of East Bali. The streets are rather continuing uphill because of getting closer to the location of the Tree House. Left right way evident in trees and grasses that started yellowing due to the heat of the Sun, in addition, the area east of Bali indeed seldom cloudy. That’s why, many of the residents of the village of Culik, this Fortress that wandered out of their village to search for a better income and lucky.
DI-LERENG-GUNUNG

Hopefully with the advancement of technology, the Government is able to provide water for the needs of this population so that a minus in the village of Culik it can survive and not leave the land of his forefathers.
“Uuufps …! In front of 200 meters again we have to turn left dad.” said my daughter.
I reduce the speed of vehicles while paying attention to the T-junction told by my daughter. Directions to the location of the Tree House is not clearly visible, since there is no sign or hint where to board the direction we have to go through. Lucky my daughter and her friend understood using an electronic map of the last up dated which is very accurate, so we don’t get lost or going the wrong way.
“It’s the T-junction on the left a closed shrub and bushes that look of drought,” said Sari friends my daughter who join in this trip.
ME-STUPA

A small road trail to the Tree House was indeed surrounded by scrub Oaks because of drought with great stones and endless gravel around the shrubs. The possibility of those large rocks and gravel is came from Mount Agung flooded from time eruption in he year of 1963. We were rolling along the narrow streets with a thin asphalt start to break down and leaving only gravel and macadam that is getting into the more badly damaged. GREAT-VIEW On the left and right side, many trees and shrubs connect along connection without any houses around it. Only dry shrubs and palm trees that grow along without an order. We still continue to following the way that it felt endless because it is still on and on with the dry bush land that is unbroken with abyss and boulders in dry grass which molt land. The road is now winding up with a steep incline and derivatives. The streets increasingly narrows with abyss in the left side of the road. PIRAMIDA-IN-RUMAH-POHON

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MY WIFE

Finally we entered the area where the look there are some simple home with its dusty, dry but not seen its inhabitants. The streets still with rocks and gravel and dusty flying off. I reduced the speed to avoid gaping holes and with his left hand, abyss. When it starts moving forward, I am forced to stop again because it looked before there is a vehicle approaching. Apparently the just came out from the Tree House after their visit. I took off the brake pedal of my Red Mitsubishi and started forward again, but must stop again and should kick again the brake pedal, when from the opposite direction there is a red-color city car also reverses direction. I was forced to pull out with carefully because the streets are very narrow and the gaping chasm on my left side. Once the vehicle passes we move forward again and in the distance, we can see there is a bamboo bridge which hanging with walls built out of cobblestone-like stacked stack without plastering sand and cement. PEPOHONAN-RUMAH-POHON

“It was the location of his tree house dad” said my daughter Dewinta while pointing to her finger to the front.
In the distance and in a highest we see the bamboo hung and tied above the tree that connected with tall buildings with pillars that are also made from bamboo which seem so floating. The bright weather make it look striking in the highest. We are constantly approached and eventually reached the location of the Tree House, RUMAH-POHON-JUGA but to reach our parking lot must be rather steep path down the slippery ground sand. Some of the small vehicle that will return home seemed difficulty climbing the incline it because the slippery road surface. Some of them are take the way on tried and tried again and again so as not to lose the traction to climbs the road.
After several vehicles were successful up and passed us, we go down and enter the parking area that seems to be newly created and filled in as the soil is very loose when trapped by the wheels. Finally we arrived in the Tree House at 12.15 Bali time.

I am a bit worried, if sudden heavy rains would make the parking lot became a sea of mud, that would be difficult to traverse the streets especially uphill towards the back. However, the sky was bright and clean in blue without even a slight clouds, the weather looks very nice and light with a very scorching sunshine. It seemed unlikely it will rain. Seen a lot of vehicles have in the area of parking lot. It was a lot of visitors during the day. After Park my Red Mitsubishi in a secure, we get down and get in to the area tree house after paying for parking at Rp. 10,000.0 per car. So down sunshine feels stung the skin and face. Temperatures outside the range between 30 to 33 degrees Celsius. Quite hot indeed. He he he.

PARKIR-AREA

My advice if you are will visit here, we recommend setting up a hat or umbrella to reduce the bit of the Sun. We are entering the area of a the Tree House from the entrance of a rather narrow and uphill climb several dates with the walls of the separate from the “outside world” which also built from the round stone with a similar size. So enter the entrance we were greeted and welcomed by the clerk and ask for donations for the maintenance contribution of the e area which is Rp 10,000.00.-per person. We pay Rp.100.000,-for 8 people. Afterward, we were free to enter the area but of course while maintaining the norms of decency and ethics.
We welcoming by this banner…. He he he he….

BANNER

BELOVED ONE

I noticed there some building in this Tree House. And try to count and calculate that there are 3 high building which is quite spacious with a size of approximately 70 square meters built from big bamboo stands for all skeletal structure and also the structure of floor then covered by “gedek” the knitted bamboo. This place is quite extensive can be reached by climbing the stairs which is also made from bamboo stalks or hanging in a bamboo bridge made from bamboo as well with a length of almost 20 meters and wide about 1 meter and hanged with ropes “gadung” a traditional rope. This suspension bridge passes, making enough adrenaline challenged, because the time to traverse the bridge would sway and swinging left and right quiet hard, so that we will be swung and swinging around that made stunned and even fear and panic, the sensation that filling by a group of teenagers who run together on that suspension bridge. They scream yell in fear at the time of passing the bridge.

CHEEZ

The bridge is swinging and swaying, need extra struggle to reach the prime building from where we can see a beautiful view of the sea in the East of the island of Bali from a height and in the west, we can see the mount Agung which is the highest mountain in the island of Bali. Besides the major landmark of it, there’s more substantial building that functioned as a two-story cafeteria downstairs and a place to relax on the floor it. From the top floor which is in the highest area of this location we can see around the lovely views with the backdrop of the blue sea in the distance at the East side of Mount Agung and mansions.

BUILDING-IN-RUMAH-POHON

Uniquely, despite the scorching sunlight seared, but the entire area that doesn’t make us a sultry. The air felt cool comfort. Any visible verdant grass, and other plants such as passion fruit, mangosteen, oranges, papaya, guava. Grapefruit, bananas and other plants flourished, even though the water is very limited due to its location of this area in the highest at foot of Mount Agung. There is also a restricted area with nets, where turkeys, chickens, peacocks and even a small dog like peking’s dogs roam freely.

KALKUN-IN-RUMAH-POHON

There is also a canteen that sells quite a variety of drinks such as variety of juicem like orange juice, iced tea, assorted soft drink, a variety of snacks, Rujak or mixed fruits with palm sugar souce, “tipat cantok”, fried noodles and even fried rice or nasi goreng is also available with prices evenly Rp. 10,000.0-per serving. Reasonably priced and friendly to our pockets. I walk around to have a look to sightseeing the area to know and find out more details of this Tree House area. I looked around and realized if the location of the tree house is on the top of the fairly high hills and elongated like a large ship that is stranded on land, since the end of the East side of the area is tapered like the stern of the ship, while the surrounding ravines and barren plains of endless hills and stone structure of the lava froze so be boulders as big as elephants and cows.

SANTAI-DI-GAZEBO

Oh yes, this is the lava stone which is currently much used in Balinese communities to build sanctuaries, temples and other arts buildings, including the gate of Bali style. Seem artistic and looks magnificent. Rock lava flooded the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 it does have characteristics and strokes as well as the unique black color and beautiful, especially after become a building of the temple or Balinese main gate called “candi bentar” and other Balinese style gate. The buildings are constructed from lava rock type is so very chic and its aura is very authoritative. Currently the price of lava rock from Mount Agung is quite expensive because of the many requests from within Bali Island itself and even also from outside of the island. YOU-HAVE-TO I continued walking around against the area and try to count the square wide of the area of which I am an appraiser covering an area about 18,000 square meters or approximately 180 acres.BUILDING-IN-RUMAH-POHON But due to the location in the height above a cursory and long look a bit narrow. After walked around and take some photos at various locations, we are looking for a gazebo or “bale bengong” to resting.
My daughter Dewinta order “rujak” the mixed fruit with palm sugar sauces, Orange Juice and other snack. Unfortunately, we had to wait quite longtime for our order. This is we can realized as there is so many people of visitors to the area, while the officer’s canteen there are only 6 people.
Travel far enough and badly damaged streets and far locations that are difficult to reach, paid off with the satisfaction of enjoying the beauty of this Tree House.

To be continued…

RUMAH-POHON-AREA

Dewa Dwipayana
Jl. Gunungsari Blok D 23, Denpasar 80117
Phone 0361 427230 Mobile 0816 572800

Holiday to the east part of Bali Island ( part 1)


Good morning all of “da Trooper Bali “ friends where ever you are…!
Trust this post finds you and your family are well in a good health full of joy and happiness…!

It's me...!

I would like to share about the destination to spend our holiday in other part of Bali. Talking about holiday in Bali, we will directly forward to Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua area which located in south of Bali Island. Yes, this area quiet famous and very popular in all over the world as itself.

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In fact, many places and other tourist destinations in Bali that also beautiful and exotic which we can visit in different parts of Bali Island truly chic and pretty and very interestingly compared to a tourist destination that was popular which is in the southern area of the island such as; Tanah Lot, Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, the Pandawa and some other places in the South of the island of Bali. Well, the holiday season in July 2016 ago, I and my family have an opportunity for a vacation and enjoy a holiday in parts of the East coast of the island of Bali.

SUNRISE DI AMED

In fact many locations for attractive and beautiful vacation with lower budget cost in various locations in Bali. Here I will share my vacation with my family to Eastern hemisphere of Bali Island which a very exotic and interesting with a lower budget that complies with our bags. I had been planning a vacation to the eastern part of the island of Bali.

Here I will share my vacation with my family to Eastern hemisphere Bali a very exotic and interesting with a budget that complies with our bags.
This year’s holiday, I and my family had been planning a vacation to the eastern part of the island of Bali. After considering the various aspects and the budget, we finally decided to take a vacation to the beaches of Amed, and before heading to the coast of Amed, we will pay a visit to the village of Culik, the Stronghold of Karangasem and then spending the night in the coast of Amed. To streamline the time to avoid not to get confused on the street, I plan and arrange for 2 days of vacation. The plan will Leaving from Denpasar towards the village of village of Culik, the new famous “Rumah Pohon”, then headed to the beach to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Amed and snorkeling in the afternoon, spend the night on the beach of Amed and the next day we plan to visit to the home of the chocolate which is still one route directions back to Denpasar.

ME

I have book rooms with a budget that complies with our bags. Our two families with a total of 4 adults and 2 teenagers and two children. After weighing, we finally decided to order 3 simple rooms with budget 600 thousand per room with extra bed including breakfast for 8 people. Without the elaborate preparation, we set off at 7:30 in the morning from Denpasar towards the East. Distance Karangasem Denpasar approximately 60 kilometers or will about 2.5 hours driving to the town of Karangasem and we are still heading North approximately 25 kilometers or about 30-minute drive to the village of Culik, the Sub camps. Lucky us, this holiday season the streets are not too busy dense, so we could drive comfortably without the extreme traffic jam and or crashes and lining up on the road. We are down the road towards the East, Jalan Gatot Subroto, follow the main road to by pass I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Tohpati, turn left directing on the circles of road, to the directions to Gianyar via the by Pass Professor Ida Bagus Mantra which is the most wide road of that shortening the distance of Denpasar with Bali eastern part. It connects the Denpasar with Karangasem Regency which is the eastern end of the island of Bali.

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By 9:30 o’clock we stopped at the village of Pesinggahan which is also a favorite place for fans and lovers of sea fish specialties in the form of sea fish and “sate lilit” and “pepes” or fillet of sea fish mixed with Balinese sauce’s wrapping by banana leafs and grilled which was served with rice and vegetables, and fried peanuts. My daughter Dewinta wanted to eat a typical “Warung Ikan Laut” that is quiet good enough and seem health and clean. In this we simply order a meal because that’s been sold in packages consisting of a bowl of fish soup, rice with 2 “sate lilit”, 2 “ sate tusuk” satay, pinch a small bowl of vegetable, peanut and fried. The price of one package including a glass of the hot sweet tea is 17.000 Rupiahs. Quite satisfying and makes us full until 3 hours. He he he. We ate our food in a rush, as the time goes by and today’s already moving on the day and the sun began to emit the rays very hot.

NICE VIEW

To catch up on time in order to arrive at a tree house in the village of Culik, the Fortress before the middle of the day. At 10.15 we’re moving again towards the East and going straight to a tree house in the village of Culik. The streets are getting a little crowded because we have started approaching the village, Padangbai crossings from Bali to Lombok. We continue to rolling with speed about 40 to 50 kilometers an hour, following the main road. The journey began when approaching light dairy choked up at the T-junction Padang Bai Harbor and directions to Karangasem due to unbalance of the timing of the traffic light between green light and a red light from the direction of the side leading to the port. The green light just missed 3 or 4 vehicles and Red again, while waiting for red lights in long enough, so the vehicle queue buildup going on long line.

With wife

We are stuck at a red light waiting for almost 10 minutes, before you we continue the journey towards Karangasem quite smoothly. With an average speed of 60 kilometers per hour, we hope would be arriving at the location of the Tree house before noon. After walking a few kilometers, the streets start winding and narrow with a fairly sharp rise, however, keen safe to passing. The clock on the dashboard has shown at 11 o’clock when we entering the village of Candi Dasa, a few kilometers before the town of Karangasem. Candi Dasa is also a well-known tourist destination and visited by many of overseas travelers. Even many of those who are repeatedly because of their love the island and the beach with nature in this village of Candi Dasa. Candi Dasa beach is famous for its white sand that is not inferior to Sanur and Kuta. Left right along a small, home stay and plenty of restaurant and bar side by side along the way. We can see that most of the people who passed are foreigners from overseas from various nationalities. We still have to continue to move towards the North.

The streets are narrow and left right start seemingly barren as it enters the village of Munti Gunung. In the distance appear to Mount Agung, standing grandly, we pass the bridge of the dried river with lot of rocks and the stone. Apparently not enough rain water to irrigate it.
From the GPS I see that the distance to the tree house is still about 15 kilometers with it takes about 45 minutes. That’s assuming a fixed speed 50 kilometers per hour. We are still on the road in the hot mix smooth. Few kilometers more will enter the macadam roads passable were severely damaged, before down the slopes and canyons that deep and again climbing the cliff with steep winding roads. Lucky me I drove my Red Mitsubishi Freeca with legendary Diesel’s engine in power full, recalcitrant and heat resistant, even it’s not in four wheel drive for all terrain, however I trust and strongly believe with its cruising capability and durability of the machinery which is already legendary. The temperature outside the cabin around 34 to 38 degrees Celsius with a very scorching sunlight, making the eye feels glare and heat. But not so in the cabin of my Red Mitsubishi. The cabin feels airy and comfortable thanks to the air conditioning that is still in highly optimized cooling the cabin.

With beloved in sunset point

Finally we entered the village of Culik, Kubu Regency. I reduce the speed of my Red Mitsu as I am not so familiar with the way. I must find the T junction to look up for the driveway towards the Tree house. Enter the roadway towards the tree house is indeed feels like entering another world, due to in the right and left side of the pathway stretch of cliffs with boulders and trees palm from the family of brasses flabelliform and ejection, along with other great-looking of various big high trees dried due to the heat of the weather. The grass looks dry as a barren expanse of straw. Occasional dust rotating windblown dust suddenly blows in gusts. We keep moving forward followed by the vehicle with my brother in law who driving a Toyota Yaris hatchback with four passengers weighted fair, had made him a little worried considering the steep roads with steep climbs and macadam of the road. However after I notify tricks and to take heart and concentration seems to be moving with the safe countermeasure to car deck stuck in the stone streets.

STUNNING VIEW

It turns out that the road is still long to the Tree House, because we could not ride with normal speed, considering the rocks as well as narrow and downhill of the roads. Our speed is only 10 to 20 kilometers per hour. It feels like we’re just about to arrive at a location approximately at13.00 o’clock.

To be continued…

KAMU DI AMED

Dewa Dwipayana
DK 999 YQ
“da Trooper Bali”

Adventure to Lembongan Island ( part 3)


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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.

Rock Beach
Rock Beach

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.
After having a free time for about half an hour, I plan to watch the sunset in
Dream Beach, located nearly closed to the DayDream Bungalow where we stay. But we must ride a motorbike to go there, as take about 10 to 15 minutes if we went there by walk.
According to Komang the guy in DayDream Bungalow, the sunset time within 17.35 to 8.00 local time. So I take motorbike and ride with my wife going to the beach. The beach in Dream Beach is full of rock stone. The beach it is not for swim as the sea level deep. It’s about 3 to 5 meters down to the rock stone, with some wild grass around. It is only to see a view and panorama.

DREAM BEACH ROCK
DREAM BEACH ROCK

DREAM-BEACH-ROCKANDWEAVE

We arrive in the beach about 17.40 but unfortunately, the sky was not so bright. It is cloudy. The sun almost down in the horizon, but we could not see the sun clearly as the cloudy wrapping around. The horizon seem red terracotta with the line bordered between the sea and the sky. It’s beautiful still.
I and my wife relaxing and sight seeing to enjoy the panorama of the Dream Beach and it’s situation. There are also many people from oversea enjoy the sunset. Most of them are seem from China and Korea, but I meet many teen’s girl group also enjoying the sunset. They took a picture in group and individual in exstacy as it’s their time to do so as like my daughter did with her girl friends and classmate.
Suddenly, I surprising by a pick up running quiet fast which bring many chinesse guests which seem also wants to see the sunset, but they are too late. The sun already down and left the red color in the west horizon, and in addition a cloud wrapping the sun, so we could not see the sun clearly.
I take some pictures of my wife and of course myself for my documentation. Picture in the rock side with the sea back ground seem pretty beautiful.

BEAUTIFUL ROCK
BEAUTIFUL ROCK

I spent the time quiet lot and just back to the bungalow after the dark time came at 18.45. The light are on and in the dark, seem like a raising stars around the island.
We back to the bungalow to take a bath, as we plan to have a dinner in the Dream Beach Club Restaurant at Sandy Bay Beach which also only 5 minutes from our bungalow by walk.
I work out a little bit in the verandah of the bungalow, just doing push up and sit up for about 20 minutes, to kill the time, while queing the shower room, I jump to the splash pool to cooled my body after almost full day sunbathing during sightseeing around the island. Feel pure fresh while playing in the pool for almost half an hour.
It’s dark already and the only sea breeze and the sound of the tide wrapping the area. There is no motor or a car seem run around. It’s very nature with the sound of the night insect and the sea. It s a pleasure time for us to relax and enjoy the island.

My wife call me and said that she and my daughter Dewinta are ready for dinner.
So I went out from the pool and get into the room and go to the shower room. I turn on the water and surprise as the very hot water sprung from the hanging shower. I turn off the valve and watching carefully the valve knob. I though I was put a wrong position of the valve for a hot water which usually in red color. And I am sure that the valve position is on the right side for a cool water with the blue color.
I turn on again and slowly and put may hand on the water and the water still in hot. Ha ha ha. Finally I realized that the valve is fixed in the wrong direction. The red for hot water, springing the cool water while the blue for cool water is with a hot water. This is an example. We must careful and learn from this case to avoid changing our holiday become a night mare.
I am showering my body in a hurry, as my wife remind me that my sister and her husband and their child is ready and un patient to have a dinner since they are in a heave hungry. Ha ha ha..
In 25 minutes I am ready for dinner.
We are walking in the dark to Sandy Bay. Lucky me, I am always brought my mini light in my hand bang. I ask my family walking in front of me, while I directing the light in front of them as a guidance, so they can watch the way in the light.
The restaurant located about 400 meters from our bungalow, we can see the lights of the Dream Beach Club Restaurant. It’s located in the beach. Named Sandy Bay. This restaurant has a splash pool as well which located in the seaside. In front of the pool are the beach with white sand and If we see around there is only sea and the horizon with some time the light of plane in the sky passing the island.

DINNER IN DREAM BEACH RESTAURANT
DINNER IN DREAM BEACH RESTAURANT

We greet by the young lady the staff of restaurant with white color of uniform. She asking how many people of us. I explain that we are 7 people and she then host us to have a table in the middle of the area near to the beach side.
A few second latter, a young lady seem like a Hispanic came over us and welcoming. She is a pretty women and seem a warm chic and energy women. She ask me where come from and how long will be in the island. I introduce myself and my family and asking where she from. She said, she is from Uruguay and her name is Patricia. After forward the menu list, she left us to welcoming and serve another guests.
I ask her what is the special of the day in the resto and said their Chicken steak very popular and in a high demand. The special is the chicken steak with homemade sweet potato. Sound delicious. I am interesting. After forward the menu list, she left us to welcoming and serve another guests. I check the menu list and looking for the price. The price seem reasonable almost with same price like in Kuta, Jimbaran or Sanur. But, I will now after had the food and feel the taste of the food. Let’s wait…!

I ask my sister and her family to choose the menu, while I order Chicken steak with homemade sweet potato, while my wife order regular chicken steak, while my daughter my sister daughter order Gordon blue chicken t. My sister and her husband only order fried noodle with seafood.
The restaurant seem very busy and most of the guests are foreigner. Only us a local tourist. He he he. It is good for us to having a food in this kind of restaurant.
The restaurant is on the sand with the wood table and chairs just like Seafood grilled café’s in Jimbaran. The roof made from alang-alang and there also a tent with roof made from canvas fabric in white color. The ambience are good and homey for us. The staff are helpful and warm.

DREAM BEACH CHICKEN STEAK
DREAM BEACH CHICKEN STEAK

After awaiting for about half an hour, our order came. Chicken steak set up in the wood plat with a handler, the ingredient is mixed vegetable salad with thousand island dressing, and the interesting one is the homemade sweet potato stick in red terracotta color like charrot. The portion quantity is big enough for me. I take one stick of the potato and bit it. Hmmm It’s yummy…! The taste like a regular potato’s but a slight different.
After all of the orders completed, we had our meals while talking about the restaurant and the food we had. My daughter and my wife also take a stick of the sweet potato and the loves the taste. I tried the taste of the Gordon blue chicken steak and the taste almost the same like what we had in Denpasar. The taste of salad also not so different like what we had in Denpasar.

CHICKEN GORDON BLUE
CHICKEN GORDON BLUE

Finally we finish our dinner at 21.30 and we happy and satisfied with the food and the services we experience in this restaurant. We back to the bungalow by walk and arrived on 2150. Since there is no television and other entertainment equipment in the room, we are go to the bed and sleep well.

DREAM BEACH CLUB RESTO

We woke up early in the morning. It is 5.30 in Lembongan Island. I open the curtain and look around, and the whether seem a slight cloudy. The grey in the sky, but the whether felt good.
I came out from the room and sit on the long chairs in the poolside. Just relax and enjoy the whether. A few minutes after, my wife also woke up. I invite her to sightseeing to the beach to watching the sunrise, look around and enjoying the view and panorama of the Dream Bach. I take the motorbike and move to Dream Beach in a hurry, and see many people already there, most of them are busy with their camera, and there are a couple taking the picture. Seem they make pre wedding picture near the pandanuous trees.

After a couple minutes, my daughter my young sister and her husband and their child also join with me to sightseeing. They take a pictures in many location. Mostly in the rock with the sea background.
We playing in the beach until 10.50 and back to the bungalow for checkout process.
We arrived in the DayDream Bungalow by 11.15. I then came to the staff asking for the bill of our rooms. I met the owner of the bungalow. Donna and Lance Wolltmann. They are Australian couple. I give them my feedback about our stay, about the rooms and other things related to the services.
Lance told me that in the future, if I want to stay just give them a call and they will pick up to the beach and arrange the transfer in and out with compliment.
I pay the rooms and after say goodbye we leave the bungalow and will have our lunch in Jungutbatu village to taste the seafood there around.

To be continue…..

DREAM BEACH

Dewa Dwipayana
“da Trooper Bali”
DK 999 YQ

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.

Hellooo

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