Wednesday, February 1, 2012

One day with a VW family - at Fantasy mall Balikpapan Baru

It's so part of year end party in Fantasy mall Balikpapan baru was conducted a Jambore Nasional Volkswagen Indonesia during 30 Dec 2011 to 1 Jan 2012. This festival was sponsored by TELKOMSEL..there are many activities beside of classic car show such as: dancing & singing contest then finally end up with fireworks party to celebrate new year 2012.

In here, Arham can saw many classic VW car types starting from VW bettle type (kodok), VW combi until the new generation of VW sporty car.

See some pictures below: Arham poses in front of those car types.

with VW Bettle old generation

with VW Bettle defile like "a rainbow colour"

with VW Combi

with new VW sporty

in addition, Arham also took a picture infront of old jeep cars

That's all my story during one day with VW family.

see you soon..

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Nov-11_Trip to Paris van Java (Bandung) & Batavia (Jakarta)

We travelled to JKT by using Garuda flight GA513 departed from Sepinggan at 10.40..arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta at 11.35. Pak dhe Andik already standby to pick up us...then we were directly travelling to Bandung by car. Arham really enjoy the travelling...from Jakarta along the road we saw a lot of high building & of them ex-Papi office "Wisma Mulia" blue tower & Tugu Pancoran below.

We went to Bandung via Cipularang highway. It tooks time ~ 3hours for trip..finally we arrived at Bandung arround 6 pm. Thursday evening, we were already tired so we just went to Grand setiabudi hotel to do check in. Hotel rate for deluxe room (but it's relatively small for family) Rp 476.000 at weekdays and Rp 565.000 for weekend.

Before sleeping...we took a dinner at a small resto sate+tongseng "MAREM" at just in front of hotel. The price is relatively cheap in average per porsi ~ Rp 11.000,-.

Day-2: Friday: visit Rumah Sosis Setiabudi..continue with travelling to Lembang

"Wilujeng Sumping"

Gedung Sate as Bandung's landmark

"Wilujeng sumping" this Friday morning finally we felt a real atmosphere of Bandung.. Ibuk, Arham, adik & mbak Anna already took a breakfast at hotel while Papi & pakde Andik not yet. So we went arround the town to find a special "sarapan pagi". In fact, eventhough we already did along travelling here...Papi still choosed "a GUDEG" for his breakfast. The price was still cheap ~ Rp 13,000,-

After took a breakfast...everybody already fulled with their tank, then we went to Rumah Sosis. Arham want to try some playground there. Entrance ticket only 3000,- per person,...after for each playgame there will be another payment. The choice either we select the games and pay for each...or we pay for a packages. In here, Arham tried ATP motor track with ticket fee Rp 20,000- , mini bom-bom car with ticket fee Rp 12,000, and mini golf for children with ticket fee Rp 12,000 also. See my attraction with ATP motor.

Meanwhile Ibuk & adik enjoyed to eat some menu in the restaurant...see Adik while eating the chocolate ice cream.

Finished playing in this area arround Papi has to go for Friday praying..then we went to Lembang to see any masjid there. While Papi conduct a praying...we were travelling arround Lembang area to see the beautiful natural view. In here, Arham saw a traditional dokar which was look different compared to other city like Jogja or Jakarta.'s a lunch time...we were trying to find a special resto...but it was not so easy to find a special one in here. Finally we choosed warung Sate Kelinci (rabbit)....because Arham want to see this beautiful animal...he hehe. See Arham took a picture together with the rabbit...before it was slaughter to be cook as sate & tongseng. The price also relatively average Rp 17,000 per menu.

After lunch we went back to the town, Ibuk want to see some factory outlets at surrounding Cihampelas then finally we took a rest at Cihampelas square. In here many young people gather for kong kow kong kow...(spend a fun time with full music, resto, and sometimes a life concert). We tried a classic resto for dinner...unfortunately Arham forgot it's name.

Day 3 &4: Saturday&Sunday: Papi conduct the study...Arham jalan-jalan

As Papi want to conduct study at ITB, so we woke up early also. Arham with pakde Andik delivered Papi to campus while seeing some weekend morning activities there such as: people who riding bycicle, jogging etc.

Unfortunately, during Arham trip arround Bandung body who take the photograph. So I can't tell much when Arham visit & play at Balikpapan Supermall etc.

Sunday evening, after Papi finished study then we directly picked up him and travelling to Jakarta. Our destination was Sheraton Media hotel..located at Gunung Sahari, Mangga Besar. We arrived at Sheraton hotel at 21.00pm..after checkin then we immediately went upstair at 8th floor for taking a rest. In here, previously Papi booked the hotel via travel for deluxe room, so we got a special rate Rp 525.000 for weekend and Rp 585.000 for weekdays. See Arham really enjoy the situation as the facility is much more complete than previous hotel in Bandung. In here, Arham took a picture in front of lift, at lobby, at swimming pool and in the restaurant.

This is outside view from Sheraton hotel 8th floor.

Day-5: Monday: stay in hotel, walking arroung Mangga Besar

All big family in Jakarta were gathered here...from Mami, nenek Ros, Hafiz, Almira came to visit us.. We played together at swimming pool..and finallly took a dinner in front of Mangga Dua Square. There are a lot of small resto which was designed like Pecinan...means like chineese town area. In here we could select variative menu from bebek goreng/bakar ala resto, nasi goreng, siomay, seafood etc...offcourse with price relatively cheap compared to real resto.

After that we back to hotel as we have to prepare for departure to Balikpapan tomorrow morning.

Day-6: Tuesday
We travelled back to Balikpapan by using Garuda flight GA 518, departure from JKT at 13.45 then arrived in Balikpapan at 16.55.

--Sampai jumpa--

One day within a FORD family

In this place I can choose whatever Ford type I want to have.??...

with big truck "Ford Ranger" -->this is for Papi

with a gentle minibus "Ford Ranger"

with a white "Focus" -->this is for Ibuk

with a purple "Ford Fiesta sporty" --->this for Arham

with light blue "Ford Fiesta standard" -->for adik

Monday, November 14, 2011

Road map (peta jalan) Bandung

zoom Bandung map

Bandung northern area

Bandung southern area

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tour (jalan-jalan) to Yogyakarta "Hometown"

Firstly Arham would say..“FINALLY" means after waiting a long time for vacation, Papi got a breaktime to spend vacation time with Ibuk, Arham & adik Allysa. It supposed to replace Arham's mudik time" during lebaran actually. But it's ok, now is better time for vacation as there is no pick session any more..JOGJA will be no crowded as it normally happened during long holiday period.

Take off from Balikpapan with GARUDA 665 on Monday 19 Sep 2011 at 7.50 WITA then arrived at ADISUCIPTO JOGJA at 8.00 WIB.

After sowan Kakung&Eyang putri, then doing jalan-jalan sore arround Kaliurang street..trying a traditional kuliner “GUDEG YU NARNI“.

"I was shocked..surprised when seing a price menu...more then twice cheaper than Balikpapan food. GUDEG with telor bacem only Rp 7000, complete with chicken meat max Rp12000, drink hot tea Rp1500. You can find this resto inside a small road at the northern part of POLSEK, UGM CAMPUS.

Finished a kuliner session at Gudeg Yu Narni, then continued with jalan-jalan sore. At the end of the day, we visited Ambarukmo Plaza to play Timezone and take a dinner.

Morning events: sowan mbah buyut putri at Gaten, Condong Catur then visit kak IGEN's family. We were playing together: kak igen, bulan, adik allysa & me. Really a nice moment, therefore we promised to play again in GABUSAN Waterboom area in the next following day.

Evening session: we visited a Prambanan temple. Arham never arrived here before..we spent a couple hours here to take some nice photography. At the end..adik&arham played with give them some food from surrounding grashes. Offcourse. We were all happy..

Before we back home, we tried a kuliner at Sendang Ayu Resto Jl jogja-solo in between airport & Prambanan temple. Resto menu mainly fishes with some associated food, the prices is relatively almost the same with Balikpapan. I think it because of special view here..”Bungalow concept above River pool”. To reach the location, we have to cross the big pool using rakit or small perahu.

Early morning..riding a bicycle with Papi...travelling arround kampung Tempelsari..seeing kolam Ngingas and Kali Kuning.

First destination was water boom area at Gabusan, Bantul. In here arham played together with kak Igen..Bulan. Adik allysa was slept at that time. Arham swam inside pool, playing a sliding thru water channel & swimming below a bucket water.

Next destination was Taman sari, an ancient Javanese palace from dynasty Hamengkubuwono I to IV. A lot of unique and mysthic places in here..

In general, there are 3 main places:
1. A private swimming pool for King&princess plus others King's wifes, associated with old sauna room,
2. King bed room & a meditation room for King &family.
3. Underground masjid architecture. Historically, it became a hidden place for praying &muster point for Sultan &his soldiers to do a gerilya attack to the Deutch colonial. If you have a hobby of photography..please don't miss to visit this capture a great & nice pictures in here.

For you which never been here before, you can find this place to the west from current modern palace. It is relatively difficult to find directly since the location was inside current village outer from current Kraton. It is better to ask a local guide surrounding or sopir becak there. Entrance ticket for 4 person Rp 10000, plus a local contribution depend on us.

At the end, we tried a kuliner arround Jl Kaliurang, but due to traffic jam and Arham already hungry so we just went to Pizza Hut.
After that we went back to Kakung's house at Tempelsari village near Sambisari Underground temple.

In the morning adik &Arham..were treated a tradisional masssage by mbah Ahmad. After refreshing the body, we went for jalan-jalan sore to Malioboro area. Firstly Arham went to masjid besar Kauman to do a sholat Ashar together with Papi&Kakung. General view about this masjid seems very artistic..with predominantly Javanese style.

Initially we planned to go to Taman pintar Malioboro, unfortunately it was already closed at 16.00. Fyi, on Monday-Friday this place is opened from 9.00 to 16.00..then for weekend session is opened a little bit longer to 17.00.

So..we just went to Jl Malioboro to search any souvenirs at Pasar Beringharjo. The name Beringharjo was given by previous Sultan means: "Bering": beringin tree, "Harjo: seldom = kesejahteraan. Again, due to it was too crowded at that time, then we just walked along trotoar for a while..then finally decided to ride "Andong" together: Kakung, papi, ibuk, adik & me.

We paid Rp 40000 to ride arround Malioboro-kawasan Pecinan-Pasar kembang then back to post in front of Pasar beringharjo.

Following some interesting objects which was found at surrounding Malioboro area:

Someone is riding old style byke named as "Sepeda Othell"

President Palace "Gedung Agung"

Benteng Vredeburg "a Deutch colonial building"

Pangkalan becak in front Vredeburg:

At the end of the day, we tried a kuliner session at SAGAN RESTO..seafood restoran whixh is close to UNY Campus. We paid Rp 205000 for menu sapi lada hitam, sup bibir ikan, udang mayonaise, tahu goreng plus some drinks: 2 orange juice, 1 ice lemon tea & temulawak a traditional drink.

DAY 5: at Kakung homestay, check in hotel, jalan malam at Alun-alun
From morning to afternoon, we just stayed at Kakung's house because afterlunch we planned to check in at Grand Quality hotel at jl adisucipto.

Before check in, we tried a kuliner steaks ala campus which located at Colombo area. Everything menu are really cheap as the most consumers are students in Jogja. You may see following list menu&prices.

Finally we check in at hotel, at lobby we saw a live show of Javanese traditional music GAMELAN + UYON-UYON". Papi paid this hotel for deluxe room with corporate rate Rp 545000/ night

at llobby of Grand Quality Hotel

At evening session, we went arround kota & alun-alun Kraton Jogja. We saw some attractive shows at Alun-Alun kidul. Many people spent time to enjoy evening session by drinking wedang ronde while "Ngobrol sana sini" in the yard.

Nighlife at Alun-alun Kidul, Kraton Jogja

DAY 6: Taman pintar, Malioboro, kuliner at Ramingten
Since at the beginning, Arham planned to visit this place..finally we arrived here on Saturday morning at 9.45..entrance ticket Rp 15000/adult Rp 10000/kid. Arham really enjoyed the playground game and studio inside which presents an educative materials for children to know basic geosciences & physical teory.

playing outdoor drum music

inside Taman Pintar auditorium

Next destination was Batik Mirota to do a shopping some batik clothes & souvenirs. Unfortunetaly in here, everything prices are fixed (we can't do a bargain like in Malioboro trotoar). Adik Allysa & me are waiting Ibuk doing shopping at small resto 3th floor...while drinking es cendol & snacks. See adik weared a traditional Javanese hat named as a "blangkon".

adik Allysa wear "a blangkon"

If you are expert to do a bargain..I think it is better to buy some souvenirs along Malioboro trotoar or inside Pasar Beringharjo.

After finished shopping, then we went to a special resto named as "Ramingten House" located at Kotabaru..adjacent to Mirota bakery. This is really a nice resto with an old Javanese traditional atmosphere. The waitress were using a traditional Javanese dress code named as "Kemben"...and there was a "gamelan music" as the accompaniment. The menu are relatively complete and the prices also cheap. We paid Rp 86.000 for a giant bowl of bubur ayam, mendoan, ketupat tahu, soto daging plus drinks: wedang jahe, es dawet, es kelapa & ice tea. After satiated then we went to Kakung's house to say a goodbye since tommorow early morning...Arham will back to Balikpapan soon.

A trade mark of house resto "Ramingten"

Day-7: Back to Balikpapan with GARUDA (at 9.30)

------Sampai Jumpa------