Central Java, Widuri Beach, Pemalang

Central Java, Widuri Beach, Pemalang

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Pemalang is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in north coast of Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Pemalang.

Like the larger cities of Tegal, to its west, and Pekalongan, to the east, Pemalang was dominated in the nineteenth century by sugar production. The area was known for its fertile soil, which had made it a rich rice-growing region. By the end of the nineteenth century the coastal plain, the most fertile part of the regency, was almost completely used for sugar cultivation, divided among five major plantations. Under the Japanese occupation during World War II, Pemalang’s fertility provided needed rice for the Japanese war effort. The occupiers set high quotas for production, causing food shortages because little was left to remain in the village after meeting the quota.

Central Java, Teluk Penyu Beach, Cilacap

Central Java, Teluk Penyu Beach, Cilacap

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Cilacap (also spelt: Chilachap, old spelling: Tjilatjap) is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the southwestern part of Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Cilacap, which is a municipality (town) in its own right.

Cilacap is also a sea port on the southern coast of the island of Java. The port is one of only a few that exist on the southern coast that can service shipping of reasonable tonnage. The nearest safe anchorage east is Pacitan. The city’s harbor is protected by Nusakambangan, an island best known as the site of several high-security correctional facilities although there are also hopes that the island can be developed as a tourist hub.[1] Nusakambangan sheltered Cilacap from the worst of the 2004 tsunami. Nevertheless, the disaster took 147 lives, devastated beaches, damaged 435 fishing boats and inflicted material losses amounting to about Rp 86 billion (around $9 million).

During World War II Cilacap was an important departure point for people fleeing the Japanese invasion, especially Dutch colonists. Many left the Dutch East Indies by boat or seaplane, the majority heading for Broome in Western Australia.

The port is a hub for national or international trade. The city’s Tunggul Wulung Airport, unfortunately, was closed for several years now [citation needed] and showed signs of being closed for some time back in March of 2009. It no longer has scheduled flights to Jakarta. Any business people or tourists considering going to the southern portion of Java might consider coming from Yogyakarta Airport which lies NE of Cilacap.

Cilacap is the site of many industrial plants, a geothermal power plant, a cement plant (Holcim Indonesia), and one of Pertamina (Indonesia’s national petroleum company) processing units in Indonesia. The site has the largest production capacity, producing the most diverse kinds of products among other Pertamina units.

The city of Cilacap offers several tourist attractions highlighting Banyumasan culture. The town has a number of beaches, two of the most popular being Teluk Penyu (close to the center of town), but these are somewhat fouled from leakage of the shipping vessels docked adjacent to this and Widara Payung. Nearby the Teluk Penyu beach is also an ancient Dutch fortress called Benteng Pendem.This fortress was built in stage 1861-1879 by Dutch East Indies Army.

Cilacap has a population of 1,174,964. The language used in Cilacap is Javanese Language, but most people can speak Indonesian. The dialect used is Banyumasan.

There are schools of all levels in Cilacap and several higher-learning institutions, but no university. There are several academies such as Akademi Maritim Nusantara (National Maritime Academy). A polytechnic, called Politeknik Cilacap, was established in 2008 and offers education in Engineering, Electronics and Informatics.

Segara Anakan

In early 2012 Segara Anakan Bay area is only 600 hectares from 700 hectares in 2005 after dredging. Heavy sedimentation from Citanduy River which is located in border of Ciamis Regency and Cilacap Regency caused it. To overcome the sedimentation in Segara Anakan Bay, Ciamis Regency has agreed, if a new canal from Citanduy River pass their area and exit in Nusawiru near Pangandaran Beach.[2]

Step pyramid

A step pyramid in Salebu village, Majenang, Cilacap Regency which has been founded in 1800s, currently is called Gunung Padang same as (imitated) the site in Cianjur.[3]

Central java, Sembukan Beach, Wonogiri

Central java, Sembukan Beach, Wonogiri

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Wonogiri Regency is divided into several sub-districts ( Kecamatan) as follows: Baturetno, Batuwarno, Bulukerto, Eromoko, Girimarto, Giritontro, Giriwoyo, Jatipurno, Jatiroto, Jatisrono, Karangtengah, Kismantoro, Manyaran, Ngadirojo, Nguntoronadi, Paranggupito, Pracimantoro, Puhpelem, Purwantoro, Selogiri, Sidoharjo, Slogohimo, Tirtomoyo, Wonogiri, Wuryantoro. Wonogiri regency which is known as a Gaplek City, is one of regencies in Central Java. It is an agriculture and plantation area, so most of people in Wonogiri work as a farmer. Generally, all areas of the regency can produce many agriculture and plantation output. Casava, cacao, kacang mede are examples of the plantation output that relativelly good. Wonogiri has about 15 interest places to be visited, they are nampu beach, sembukan beach, girimanik waterfall, kahyangan waterfall, putri kencana cave, Gajah Mungkur Dam, etc. Wonogiri also has many special foods. They are nasi tiwul, emping, bakso, mie ayam, gudangan, etc. All of them are very delicious foods and can be purchased with cheap price.

Topography

Most of Wonogiri’s area is rocky and hilly due to its location on the Sewu highlands. Since these highlands are of the karst type, many caves can easily be found in Wonogiri Regency and at least 41 caves have been discovered so far starting with the famous Song Gilap cave, Song Putri cave at Pracimantoro, Ngantap cave, Putri Kencana cave at Giritontro and including many unnamed caves all over the regency.

Wonogiri also has a dam called Gajah Mungkur Dam which has three main functions; as a power plant to produce electricity; to provide water for rice fields around Bengawan Solo River through irrigation programs; and for tourism.

Tourism

Items of tourist interest include:

  1. Gajah Mungkur Dam (Waduk Gajah Mungkur)
  2. Sembukan beach at Paranggupito district
  3. Nampu beach at Paranggupito district
  4. Kahyangan waterfall at Tirtomoyo district
  5. Kethu forest at Wonogiri district
  6. Putri Kencana cave at Pracimantoro district
  7. Girimanik waterfall at Slogohimo district
  8. Nggaguk Tirta Lestari swimming pool, cafe, restaurant at Jatisrono district
  9. Seper forest at Jatipurno
  10. Paragliding (Indonesian: Gantole) sport nearby Gajah Mungkur dam
  11. Off-Roading nearby Gajah Mungkur dam
  12. Plinteng Semar Miracle Stone at Wonogiri district
  13. Gunung Kembar Gandul a small mountain at Wonogiri district
  14. Gunung Pegat Small Mountain at Ngadirojo, Nguntoronadi district
  15. Gunung Kencur Small Mountain at Ngadirojo, Nguntoronadi district

Central Java, Beaches of Nusa Kambangan

Central Java, Beaches of Nusa Kambangan

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The island was made into a prison island during the Dutch period. The colonial government built a high security prison on the isolated island to exile criminals and political dissidents. The prison on Nusakambangan was opened in the mid-1920s by Indonesia’s former Dutch colonial rulers and was once considered the harshest penal institution in South East Asia. The island was declared off-limits in 1905 by the Dutch.

Its usage as a prison island continued after independence. During the rule of former President Suharto, hundreds of political dissidents were imprisoned on the island. Most were political prisoners, members of the banned Communist Party of Indonesia or sympathizers. These political prisoners were never brought to trial, and many of them died from hunger or illness

In 1996, the island was finally opened to the public as a tourist destination.

The island has also been involved in refugee handling. About 140 Afghan refugees were detained on the island after their boat, which was en route to Christmas Island, Australia, sank in rough seas on August 17, 2001.[2] However, more than 90 of these refugees would later escape on September 19, 2001, sailing away in small fishing boats and are believed to be have headed for Australia.[3]

The island was also affected by the July 2006 Java earthquake, when a tsunami triggered by a 7.7-magnitude undersea earthquake off the coast of Java. At least 11 villagers disappeared and 8 people killed in the aftermath, two of which are prisoners in Permisan prison.[4] And at least fifteen inmates on the Nusakambangan prison island near Pangandaran were also missing.[5]

Geography and nature

Nusakambangan is separated from the island of Java by the narrow Segara Anakan strait. Being isolated from mainland Java, the island is relatively under-developed and less inhabited and the wildlife is better preserved.[6] The eastern side of a bay is a nature reserve area where an old Dutch fortress is located on the Karangbandung beach. As a lowland tropical rain forest, Nusakambangan is biologically diverse.

More than 71 different bird species, 14 reptile species and various mammal species are found in the island. Twenty-three bird species are in classified as protected, including Kuntul Karang (Egretta sacra), Black Egret (Ciconia episcopus), Bangau Tongtong (Leptoptilos javanicus), white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), elang bondol (Haliastur indus), and elang bido (Spilornis cheela). Several other protected mammal species include the black-spotted leopard (Panthera pardus), Javan Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak) and Javan mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus). Four of six endemic primates in Java, namely Javan Lutung (Trachypithecus auratus), the crab-eating Macaque (Macaca fascicularis), Javan Surili (Presbytis comata), and kukang (Nyctibus sp.), have been reported to live on the island.

Demographics

The island population is 3,000, excluding the prison inmates and staff; most inhabitants are Javanese. Their main occupation is fishery and some work in rubber and teak plantations. However, illegal logging activities, mostly conducted by outsiders, threaten the island environment. Such activities have resulted in a vast critically threatened land area of approximately 30 km².[7]

Central Java, Marina Beach, Semarang

Central Java, Marina Beach, Semarang

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Marina beach is a recreational park in the northern city of Semarang. Marina beach is located in the northern city of Semarang, precisely in the way of Yos Sudarso approximately 4 miles from Tugumuda. Marina beach is located adjacent to the arena PrEP and Mareokoco so you can come visit once to three tourist attractions.

Marina beach is a recreational park. The beach is equipped with swimming pools, water sky, boat speed, and playground for children – children. On the morning of the area is often used for jogging exercise. Open every day at 06.00 for 24 hours.

On the Marina beach we can play as well as jet sky surfing, stom boat ride and boat or just relax while enjoying the beauty of the beach to rest and the waves. Marina beach is a very quiet place, many young people take advantage of the afternoon in time for release marina beach fatigue life of Semarang city. In addition, the small waves at this beach can make you free to swim.

Central Java, Kartini Beach

Central Java, Kartini Beach

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Kartini Beach is a tourist beach in Bulu, Jepara, Central Java. This beach is located 2.5 km west of the hall of the Office of the Regent of Jepara.

Regions with an area of 3.5 ha of land is a strategic area, because as the sea transportation routes to the National marine park attractions karimunjawa and Long Island. In addition Kartini Beach, can not escape from a traditional event called the “th”. This event is the Jepara community cultural events that took place during one day, exactly on the 8th of Shawwal or the week after the Eid al-Fitr.[1] Kartini Beach is also called “the Baths” located on the west coast Kartini, because it was originally used as a trusted public baths to cure rheumatic diseases, itching.

Karimunjawa, Tanjung Gelam Beach

Karimunjawa, Tanjung Gelam Beach

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Waves at Karimunjawa
relatively low so it’s safe to
activity at sea . Most of the fine have a white sandy beaches and beautiful course. While you go traveling to Publications,
there will be many places that can be visited, such as Legonlele.

Legonlele is a beach located on the west side of Karimun.
natural scenery really beautiful here.
Sea is calm and beautiful, more enchanting beauty of the beach plus the Rock Island.

On the right and left
beach you will be spoiled with views paced
green of the trees growing around the coast which makes the mind calm and open mind.

In addition to the presence of Legonlele Beach,karimunjawa increasing ly
dazzle with sharks swimming in the Great Menjangan Island pool. In this pool, you will find the sharks swim down the pool. If you are a tracker, then
prepared to rush for tracking activities. Not just the usual tracking, but at the same time you will be introduced

mangrove forest ecosystem that grows in shady Kemojan village.

Other places as a tourist destination in Karimunjawa
, you can visit mandatory in Nirwana Beach, barracuda Beach, Coastal Edge Gelam, as well as the Coral Coast Bridal is located in the hamlet of Coral Lawang.
Hope can be a reference to you, if you like holiday to karimunjawa.

Karimunjawa, Legon Lele Beach

Karimunjawa, Legon Lele Beach

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Waves at Karimunjawa
relatively low so it’s safe to
activity at sea . Most of the fine have a white sandy beaches and beautiful course. While you go traveling to Publications,
there will be many places that can be visited, such as Legonlele.

Legonlele is a beach located on the west side of Karimun.
natural scenery really beautiful here.
Sea is calm and beautiful, more enchanting beauty of the beach plus the Rock Island.

On the right and left
beach you will be spoiled with views paced
green of the trees growing around the coast which makes the mind calm and open mind.

In addition to the presence of Legonlele Beach,karimunjawa increasing ly
dazzle with sharks swimming in the Great Menjangan Island pool. In this pool, you will find the sharks swim down the pool. If you are a tracker, then
prepared to rush for tracking activities. Not just the usual tracking, but at the same time you will be introduced

mangrove forest ecosystem that grows in shady Kemojan village.

Other places as a tourist destination in Karimunjawa
, you can visit mandatory in Nirwana Beach, barracuda Beach, Coastal Edge Gelam, as well as the Coral Coast Bridal is located in the hamlet of Coral Lawang.
Hope can be a reference to you, if you like holiday to karimunjawa.

Karimunjawa, Barakuda Beach

Karimunjawa, Barakuda Beach

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Waves at Karimunjawa
relatively low so it’s safe to
activity at sea . Most of the fine have a white sandy beaches and beautiful course. While you go traveling to Publications,
there will be many places that can be visited, such as Legonlele.

Legonlele is a beach located on the west side of Karimun.
natural scenery really beautiful here.
Sea is calm and beautiful, more enchanting beauty of the beach plus the Rock Island.

On the right and left
beach you will be spoiled with views paced
green of the trees growing around the coast which makes the mind calm and open mind.

In addition to the presence of Legonlele Beach,karimunjawa increasing ly
dazzle with sharks swimming in the Great Menjangan Island pool. In this pool, you will find the sharks swim down the pool. If you are a tracker, then
prepared to rush for tracking activities. Not just the usual tracking, but at the same time you will be introduced

mangrove forest ecosystem that grows in shady Kemojan village.

Other places as a tourist destination in Karimunjawa
, you can visit mandatory in Nirwana Beach, barracuda Beach, Coastal Edge Gelam, as well as the Coral Coast Bridal is located in the hamlet of Coral Lawang.
Hope can be a reference to you, if you like holiday to karimunjawa.

Central Java, Tirta Samudra Beach

Central Java, Tirta Samudra Beach

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Tirta Samudra beach or widely known as Bandengan Beach is located at 7 km at the northern part of the downtown of Jepara city. The beach is beautifully decorated with white sand and crystal clear water which can be a perfect place for swimming and other water sport.

This beach is oftenly visited by children, teenagers, and international visitors.The most wonderful time at this beach is during the sunset, where visitors can enjoy the beauty of the scenery. Visitors can sit and relax while enjoying the wind breeze and the fresh air touching their skin. The area of this object is quite large (+ 16 acres) and most of the area are filled with pandanus trees which are suitable for visitorsth activities such as camping, volley beach, riding bicycles or many other activities.

Moreover, this area is also famous due to the motor cross event and kite festival which is held regionally, nationally, or internationally.