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Monday, September 29, 2014

Lake Ranau--The Second Biggest Lake in Sumatera

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The second biggest lake in Sumatera is said to be Danau Ranau, located at the border line of West Lampung and Ogan Komering Ulu Regency of South Sumatera. Geographically speaking, Ranau Lake is situated on the hilly terrain that has valleys.

In the middle of the lake, there is a small island named Marisa, where you can find hot spring. Local people or tourists take hot water for bathing. You can also find a waterfall in the area. Tourists visiting Ranau Lake should not be worried about accomodation. There are a number of small hotels for visitors to stay in during their visits to Lake Ranau. One of the hotels located near the lake is managed by PT Pusri (You are charged about Rp.200.000,-- up to Rp.400.000 per night). Or you can also rent a room from local villagers.

One of the things you can do at Ranau Lake is go fishing in the lake. You can aslo buy big fish from local fishermen and have the fish grilled.

Ranau Lake can be reached from South Sumatera (Take a bus or private car from Palembang - Prabumulih - Baturaja- Muaradua. It takes 7-8 hours by bus or 5 hours by private car). From Bandar Lampung, take a bus to Liwa through Bukit Kemuning. Then take another transport from Liwa to Kotabatu-Sukamarga atau Banding Agung. Approximate time is 6 - 7 hours by bus.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Enggal Farmacy (Apotik Enggal)

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One of the biggest pharmacies in Bandar Lampung is Apotik Enggal located on Jl. Raden Intan No.122 not far from the famous Elephant Statue. Apotik Enggal opens 24 hours is famous for its quick and polite service. Apotik Enggal provides not only medicine but doctors' office adjacent to the pharmacy office. Tourists or visitors to Bandar Lampung city can go to Enggal Pharmacy to buy medicine or have their health checked.

Apotik Enggal is a well established company that sells medicine. Its store location is very strategic, which is close to the shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and Bumi Waras Hospital just in case of emergency.

Most pharmacies in Bandar Lampung close at 10 p.m, while Apotik Enggal is 24-hours service, which is needed by those in need of medication. Beside that, Apotik Enggal provides not only medicine but treatment equipment as well.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pizza Hut in Bandar Lampung

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pizza hut on Lotus Bandar Lampung
Pizza Hut is every where in the world. In Bandar Lampung, you won't miss your favorite food--pizza. The same taste and quality of pizza hut is found in Pizza Hut restaurants in Bandar Lampung. The first Pizza Hut restaurant was established at Lotus Mall on the first floor. Lotus has now become one of the electronic centers in Bandar Lampung. However, Pizza Hut remains on the first floor and can successfully maintain its customers from year to year.

Pizza Hut has now opened its new branch on Jl. H. Pagar Alam not far from University of Bandar Lampung. Pizza lovers living in this area do not have to go a long way to Jl. Raden Intan just because they want to have their favorite food--pizza.

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On Jl. Pangera Antasari, another branch of Pizza Hut restaurant has recently been opened. It's larger in size than the one at Lotus Mall on Jl. Raden Intan. With these three Pizza Hut restaurants in Bandar Lampung, Bandar Lampung residents who love Pizza can choose which Pizza hut restaurant to go.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bumi Kedaton Mall--the New Shopping Center in Bandar Lampung

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Shopping Center Mall Bumi Kedaton
Bumi Kedaton Mall is the new shopping mall in Bandar Lampung. It was opened just one month before the fasting month of Ramadan. It seemed that the owner wanted to make best use of the opportunity to start operating the mall considering that fasting month is the right time to sell articles like clothes and other things badly needed for Iedul Fitri celebration day.

In fact, some of the facilities had not been finished but the Bumi Kedaton manager probably thought that the supermarket area was the one that would be visited by Lampung shoppers because it provides things such as clothes, kitchen appliances, food and so on.

The grand opening ceremony of this Bumi Kedaton mall was attended by many residents of Bandar Lampung. Even some came from districts of Lampung Province. It was too crowded inside, and parking lots were also so full that many cars had to be parked outside and along the nearby streets.

If we look at the building, it is probably the biggest and the most modern shopping malls in Bandar Lampung. It is said that you can find almost everything--clothes, books, kitchen stuffs, automobile accessories and spare parts, medicine, food and bread, office tools, beds, chairs, and the cinema. The location of Bumi Kedaton mall is also very strategic. Let's hope that Bumi Kedaton Mall will make the city of Bandar Lampung more and more beautiful and can attract visitors from other cities.

See the story when the building of Bumi Kedaton Mall was still under construction. Click HERE

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Roadworks always cause congestion

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Roadworks, especially on the most frequently traveled roads definitely cause heavy congestion. The road connecting Bandar Lampung City to Bakauheni Seaport is the one that is the most frequently traveled. Once there are roadworks--improvement or road patches--congestion is unavoidable.

About 5 km from Bakauheni Seaport, the road shoulders are being improved by changing the asphalted surface to the concrete one. So, for the time being, the road being repaired is getting narrower as one side of the shoulder can not be used. Vehicles to and from Bakauheni Seaport have to queue up for at least one or more hours. Hopefully the roadworks will have been completed before the coming Idul Fitri celebration.

Some other parts of the main road connecting Bandar Lampung to Bakauheni Seaport are also damaged and need patching or improving.

Quick response by local government is very important regarding roadwork on the most frequently traveled road like Jl. Soekarno-Hatta linking Bakauheni Seaport to Bandar Lampung City.