06.36 AM, yawn~
Slept for 2 hours and woke up at 3AM. We are ready for sunrise!
After around an hour driving, we arrived at Phuntuk Setumbu. This place becomes popular after the AADC2 movie last month. By the time we arrived, there were so many people even foreigners too!
There were some of our colleagues came here too (there were around 20 of us come to Yogyakarta for colleague’s wedding).
From Punthuk Setumbu, we hiked to the forest to reach Gereja Ayam (Chicken Church, literally!)
Jl Borobudur Ngadiharjo KM3 Kurahan, Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java.
Bukit Rhema, Kembang Limus, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java.
entrance fee : Rp 5,000
Hello! So here I am, still talking about the trip from April.. (sry,been very very busy last month)
So Kakaban Island was the last island to be visited on that day. This island is famous with its stingless jellyfishes. When we arrived there, the island was surrounded by many dead corals at the seashores. It was impossible for us to walk by fin too and we decided to wear our slippers, actually mountain / hiking slippers are recommended. Continue reading
Touch down! We arrived around 3PM local time (+1 from Jakarta, same time like Singapore & Malaysia) after 30 minutes on plane . The airport was small and only 2 planes including ours. The flight was packed with locals who come back home. The weather was hot & humid. Ah..I smell the sea. 🙂
Our mini bus was ready for us at the arrival lobby. We need to go from Tanjung Redeb to Tanjung Batu Port to continue with the speed boat that brought us to Derawan Island. We arrived there around 2 hours trip.
Finally we arrived at Derawan island after 30 minutes by speedboat. We stayed at Derawan Beach Cottage & Cafe right at the seaside. The place was nice and it has bridge to the sea. We were all so sticky & sweaty after the long journey, hot weather, sea salts, etc. We were relieved that we finally reached our destination. We took dinner & settled our stuff in the room.
My cousin went to Derawan before and told me to spend me time there and enjoy the nature, the starry sky, the breeze, the sea…. so after dinner I went to the bridge right away to see all the stars! It was so … like.. I don’t know how to explain. This is the second time I see all stars like this. Really pretty..really mesmerizing! I felt like…gosh! Thank God you give me a chance to see your creation! I still can enjoy & stare at this nature beauty which I can’t see because buildings everywhere in the city… light pollution, air pollution.. just wow!
See! It was amazing! I really no regret that I decided to join this trip. But I somehow regret that I didn’t bring my tripod with me. I was unsure whether should I bring it or will it be heavy or troublesome for me. 😦
The others followed me to the bridge too because I kept telling them that there are stars there. 😀
I enjoyed the silent there. What I meant silent is that I only can hear the breeze, the tides and people chit chat or shout from other cottage. It was so relaxing and I forgot all the busy & tight working schedule back in town.
Alright, see you in next post!
– G –