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Monday, April 25, 2016

Simpang Lima is the ICON of Semarang City West Jawa Indonesia
At one time I went to Semarang with my wife by train from Gambir Jakarta. It was really an interesting trip, where we departured early in the morning, since I had to go further to Bajanegara City to take my oath as Lawyer during such time.
  • I really enjoyed the trip to Semarang by train. The train was  with full AC so it's very cool and pleasant. As soon as we arrived at Simpang Lima we than ate our breakfast in one of the place of  food court by eating soto which was  really delicious. To give you a glance snapshot picture of the Simpang Lima we can obtain some nice pictures from the website,  which I cut paste and share it with the readers.

In Simpang Lima you can take a becak and go  the places where you can buy and eat specific Semarang Food so called Lumpia where I have also cut paste from one of the website as shown below. Lima or you may called it Five Corners is the specific Icon of the City of Semarang. For your easy referrence  Semarang is a quite City in the Middle part of Jawa. If you like traveling I recommend you to go and visit Semarang so that it could enriched your perception of the Indonesian culture and climate where you can feel the warmth   hospitality of the inhabitant of Semarang.

Once you arived at the place of the Lumpia food, by taking a becak,  we can enjoy ourselves sight  seeing by walking  along  the streets and really enjoyed the quiteness and politeness of the inhabitants,  where they will kindly show us the places for buying this specific  traditional Lumpia food, whereby  in Jakarta you can also find such Lumpia food in certain restaurants, but buying such food in Semarang as the original place of this specific traditional Semarang food, will give you the exitements tasting and fellings of  such traditional  foods.
  • Since I had to go to Bajanegara, I spend only a couple of days in Semarang. At night you can also enjoy walking in Simpang Lima and also try to taste some food in Simpang Lima.  Well this is a glance travel story about Simpang Lima Semarang City West Jawa Indonesia,  which may give a glance picture to travelers where the Writer will tell another story about visit to Semarang of Lawang Sewu or the Thousand Doors and other interesting spotlight  places which Traveler explorer have to visit in Semarang City West Jawa. 
Hasta La Vista 
Jakarta 25 April 2016
Agung Supomo Suleiman

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Yes, I really enjoyed traveling to Banyuwangi which is located in the East Part of the Island of Jawa Indonesia. You can go by car to Banyuwangi from Surabaya or from Gilimanuk Bali. Economic spill over from the Island of Bali is occuring in Banyuwangi.
There are several hotels that you can stay at Banyuwangi. So if you happen to be in Bali Gilimanuk and you want to go to Banyuwangi which is at the edge of East  Jawa, you can take a Ferry to move accross from Gilimanuk to Banyuwangi. If you prefer to go on the road from Surabaya you may found many green view from your car,  which is  hilly and green.
So it really depends upon you as traveler to choose the mode of transportation. You may notice that the Electricity transmition  line from Jawa to Bali is from the underwater starting from Banyuwangi, because Paiton Power Plant is  located at Banyuwangi or the way to Banywangi.
You may find in the websites links among others  LINK VISIT  BANYUWANGI. We as Indonesian sometimes do not  realize that Indonesia is an archipelago spreading from the Island of Sumatera to the East part of Indonesia, with many big islands and small islands separated by sea, causing  us not to  know that there are other places besides Jakarta or Surabaya that you can visit and travel around within the Island of Jawa. 
Frankly  speaking for me it was my first time to go to Banyuwangi, eventhough my parents came from the Eastern part of Jawa which is Malang and Madura. Thus when I first  travel with my relatives by car from Surabaya to Banyuwangi, for me it was really interesting and amazing because I did not realize that on the Eastern  part of Jawa there are also many Hilly and Green places to freshen our eyes, by which Banyuwangi, is a combination between Hilly Places and Sea.  
The purchasing power of the population from Banyuwangi is relatively good, since the prices in stores are for buyers who are affordable, which is because of the economic multiplier affect from Bali where lots of workers who worked in Bali actually stayed in Banyuwangi where they go by Ferry from Banyuwangi to Gilimanuk. My stay in Banyuwangi was at the end of the Year 2015 and it was really a nice and sweet memorable trip for me and my wife who leaves in Jakarta. Well Folks Adzan from the Mosque nearby my home is already calling us to pray see you on your Trip to Indonesia including Banyuwangi.
Jakarta 24 April 2016
Agung Supomo Suleiman