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Monday, April 21, 2014

Tanjung Putus Lampung Selatan

By on 4:43 PM

Tanjung Putus Island as people call is now becoming one of the most popular and the most visited tourism resort in Lampung Province. Previously, Tanjung Putus was only a recreation place for certain people who knew the area. Since more and more people have been informed of the place, the owner of Tanjung Putus island, considering its beautiful surrounding area, determined to turn the area into such a beautiful tourism resort.

To reach Tanjung Putus, you have to go to Ketapang Village located approximately 35 km from the city of Bandar Lampung or 45 minutes by car. Ketapang Village is a fishing village, where you can park your vehicles and take a boat to Tanjung Putus Island. To rent a boat, you are charged about Rp.400,000.-- that's the cost for you to go and return to Ketapang Village.

Upon arriving on the island, you will be welcome with spectacular scenic view around the island. You can start swimming, diving or just sit around in a cosy cottage or restaurant.

foto oleh Polaris Hash
Further information on Tanjung Putus, you can contact the hotel tourist guide who will tell you about it.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Flyovers in Bandar Lampung

By on 5:50 PM

The flyover connecting Jl. Sultan Agung to Jl.Ryakudu is now fully functional. Traffic jams in the area are not seen anymore. Traffic  from Jl. Sultan Agung to Korpri area is smooth without congestion at all. It is also the same to the flyover of Jl.P. Antasari - Jl. Tirtayasa. Traffic from both streets is very smooth. As you can see the space under the flyover has been used by some people to park their cars. They may be privately-owned cars for taking passengers to other destinations (possibly to Bakauheni seaport). They usually charge Rp 40.000 - Rp.45.000 if you go to Bakauheni. If you go to Bakauheni in the afternoon around 5 to 6 p,m, you will be better off taking the bus from Rajabasa Terminal. After 7 p,m, bus transport to Bakauheni is rather rare. If you go to Bakauheni in the evening (starting from 8 p.m), you have to the areas under the filyovers as mentioned above to find some vehicles that take you to your destination.

The flyovers (1. Connecting Jl. Sulatan Agung to Ryakudu; connecting Jl.Pangeran Antasari to Jl. Pangeran Tirtayasa; and the longest one connecting Jl. Gajahmada to Sport Stadium in Pahoman area)  in Bandar Lampung are all in all making the appearance of Bandar Lampung City more and more interesting. I hope this condition will improve Bandar Lampung in tourism sector.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mistery Behind The Missing MH370

By on 3:51 PM

photo from www.brunchnews.com
The disappearance of MH370 has become a mistery since there is no trace to where it disappeared.  Malaysian Airlines MH370 carrying 239 passengers on board is still no where to be found. What is interesting about this tragedy is that 8 Malaysian eyewitnesses who claimed to have seen white light diving at high speed into Southen China ocean. According to one of them, the white light was most probably the missing MH370 as the light resembled the light from other flying planes passing through.

Another source also mentioned that the MH370 had been kidnapped by "Orang Bunian", one hour after it took off. The disappearance of MH370 not being clear has caused the China families of the passengers to vent anger to Malaysian Authorities. The 3 hour meeting had been held to answer questions from the protesting families regarding the missing MH370.

MH370 carrying  227 passengers (152 of them are from China) and 12 others is missing on its way from Kuala Lumpur to  Beijing about 1 hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8th, 2014.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Malaysia flight MH370--Has the real debris of the missing plane been found?

By on 4:24 AM

This is the most troublesome situation faced by Malaysian authority regarding the fate of the missing plane with 239 passengers on board. Up to this time, March 30th, 2014, there has been no exact news where the plane have crashed. The relatives of the passengers on the missing plane have accused Malaysian authorities of sweeping the real news of the tragedy under the carpet. The reason for this accusation was simply because Malaysian authority beat about the bush in explaining what actually happened to the flight MH370.

What actually has happened to MH370? Has anyone on board hijacked the plane by switching off the communication so that no one would be able to know where the plane has gone.

Several countries have helped find where the plane might have crashed. The location of the debris has so far been based on predictions. Let's hope that there will be survivors of the missing plane.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

How to travel cheaply from Lampung to Jakarta or visa versa

By on 3:32 PM

If you are on limited budget, I recommend changing vehicles on your way to your destination. From where you are, go to Raja Basa Bus Terminal.You can also wait for the bus at certain points Jl.Soekarno-Hatta but I recommend catching it at the bus terminal to get a better seat. At the terminal, find a bus that goes to Bakauheni. You can take either an AC bus or non-AC bus. Should you take a non-AC bus,you are charged Rp.20.000,--(Rp.5.000,-- cheaper than the AC bus). Which you take depends on your personal preferance. The bus usually takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to reach Bakauheni port.

At Bakauheni port, it's easier to find the ticket office. You pay Rp.13.000,-- for a ticket entrance to the ferry. On the ferry you have two options: take an economy class or an AC room. To take the AC room, you are surcharged Rp.7.000 up to Rp.10.000,-- depending on the ferry. Don't buy anything on the ferry because the price is too high (probably 3 up to 5 times higher than the normal price). You'll be better off buying food or drink before you get on the ferry. There is a mini market at the port, where you can buy your stuffs at reasonable prices. The ferry takes about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach Merak Seaport.

As soon as you get off the ferry, you take a long walk to where buses await passengers. There motorciclists offering their service to take you to the bus more quickly. I were you, I'd rather walk. At the passenger-collecting points (even as soon as you reach the last gate, you are welcome by unkonwn people asking you where you are heading for), some people persuade you to choose the bus of their own choice. At this point, it's up to you but take your time and have a look at the bus you want. The bus usually have its destination written on the front wind screen. The destination to Jakarta is either "Rambutan" or "Kalideres". More buses here are AC. The bus will leave as soon as all seats are taken. Make sure you get here earlier to choose the best seat for you. Your trip to Jakarta costs you Rp.20.000 up to Rp.25.000,-- and  takes around 2 to 2.5 hours to reach Jakarta depending on the traffic.

How much time it takes also depends on the ferry or the road condition. The ferry sometimes have to stop some miles away from the port awaiting other ferries finish dropping off and loading passengers. This takes more than an hour for one boat. If more than one ferries drop off and load passengers, your traveling time can be much more than you expect. The road condition also causes you to take longer time to reach your destination. Often time, there is a traffic jam due to a  broken vehicle blocking the way or the road has eroded due to rain.