27 August 2016

Malang: Coban Rondo

Next is Coban Rondo. Coban Rondo is the name of the waterfall near Pujon, after Batu. Actually, Coban Rondo located in recreation park which has maze, and other games before the location of the waterfall. But, we didn't explore the other cause we thought after we reach the waterfall, we could go back and we're wrong. The pathway back from the waterfall led us to the exit way.

20 August 2016

Malang: Candi Badut

"Candi Badut"
Have u ever heard that? Maybes yes to 'diligent' student which is remember every detail in historical text book. My aunt or as I call her "Mbak Sari" didn't know that this temple exists in Malang city. However, the location is no longer in city area. That day we use Waze, a map application, to help us reach our destination. When we arrive, the temple area is completely empty. Empty of tourist, i mean. Only several people at the post. Several students from college and the real keepers. At first, the college's student offer us the guidance about the history about this temple, but we refuse. Considering that we need to take 'us' time to exploring the candi. But no longer after we read the information board, we're getting confused of several unseen text and unclear meaning of the word. Then we ask the college student to tell more about this temple.

13 August 2016

Malang: Museum Angkut+

"It's been so long.....
.....that I haven't seen your face"

Another hi! I've been travelling to many places recently. I was on trip to Malang by economic train named Matarmaja (180k IDR, because of holiday season) from Senen Train Station. It was my very first time ride boarding on economic train. And it was also my very first time visiting Senen Train Station. Since it wasn't my only experience (but also my dad), my dad asked my aunt to escort me until boarding. I was truly impressive about the online ticketing! Recently, KAI has launched mobile app (named KAI Access which is you can download it through Google Play Store for Android users) to help the future passenger to book their seat online. That means, we don't have to in line to buy the ticket. You can book it through neither web nor mobile app. You can also choose your preference seat number even the carriage number. My advice, if you don't have registered internet banking you'd prefer book by mobile app. Because after you book, you must pay within 3 hours and if you haven't registered internet banking that means you have to reach nearby ATM. This app friendly enough for you whose less familiar of new technology. And for more info, that this online booking only for inter-provincial (or ticket price above 30k IDR).

I passed the checking area, while my aunt was shout it out loud that I need to take care of my belonging on board and to take care of my self. Embarrassing! But, thanks anyway to stay little longer till the time to boarding. Successfully I found my seat! I was actually half-mistaken to come from front door, because my seat actually located near the back door.  There was already a middle-aged man who sat next to the window, which is supposed to be my seat. But he acted like a kind-hearted man allowed me to sit there. HUFF. I chose that seat by the way! But it was alright since he was nice, chatting to me to comfort our situation. Even though he was surprised about my reason to Malang. Yeah, it seems non sense. I admit it. But still, he didn't mind any longer. The lack of economic train that it's have so many station to stopped by. I was always waken up hearing the locomotive's bell. Such annoying!

On my first day of arrival, i ask my cousins, or my aunt and uncle exactly, to go to Museum Angkut+. For ticket price info, you probably click here. At first, I have no idea what's inside this museum. I only knew it from several photos on Instagram. Fyi, this museum is transportation museum. That means, this museum collect a lot of transportation which has been used all this time from around the world. In this museum, you'll totally forget that you're in Batu, Malang. Yeah, they designed the room in detail. First, when you enter the museum it was completely like the ballroom filled in by any transportation.