Saturday, November 17, 2012

Raja Ampat Trip

Hellooo... This time I would like to share my trip to Raja Ampat. Tanpa berbasa-basi, langsung saja ane jelasin. In english ya, kali-kali ada bule yg pengen tau juga.

Okay, to Raja Ampat from Sorong you can take Marina Express (public transportation) from local harbor (+/- 15 minutes from Airport) they depart at 14.00 WIT everyday to Waisai (Capital City of Raja Ampat), cost 150k Rupiah . And going back from Waisai at the same time 14.00 WIT. It takes approximately 2,5 hours one way. (You have to check, I heard every Saturday Marina Express going back from Waisai to Sorong at 11.00 am WIT). You can also rent a boat but it is very expensive, one way Sorong-Waisai can cost you +/- 4 million Rupiah.

There are lots of amazing places you can discover in Raja Ampat. I spent 1 night in Raja Ampat, Mansuar island as you can see on map below. There were 7 people in my team including me. I was planning to go alone but I found them almost lost dunno where to go, on the way to Waisai, so I take them with me LOL.

Map of Raja Ampat (My journey route)

I Stay in Mangkur Kodon homestay, it is very beautiful place with less price compare to the other. You can snorkel around the homestay (see star fish, lots of pretty fishes and if you're lucky you can see turtles) and the sunset is  also awesome.

Mangkur Kodon
To get there you need to confirm to the owner, Raymond (085243359154), he is very nice and polite guy. Signal in Raja Ampat is very weak, try SMS then call him. Most of the visitor in Mangkur Kodon is expat so for foreign visitor don’t worry about the communication. After confirmation they will pick you in Waisai and take you to Mansuar. Here’s the tricky one, transportation in Raja Ampat cost little bit more expensive compare to other places. They charge you more for pick up services. For the trip, he have itinerary for one day trip around Mansuar and he could take you to a beautiful places for Snorkeling and believe me its breath taking hahaha and it cost 2 million Rupiah (One day around Mansuar), again you have to bargain since it was price for 7 people. Summary item:

·     Price Homestay
1 person cost 400k Rupiah/night (2 person cost 600k Rupiah/night)

·     Facilities
One bungalow, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), Snacks, Fruits, Water for drinks, Fresh water for bath (they have water resource from hills), the bath room and bungalow is acceptably decent. Electricity available from 6 pm – 6 am.

·     Pick up from Waisai to Mansuar
450k Rupiah one way – 30 Minutes (Since I was with 7 people they give me that price, you can always bargain so maybe they could reduce the price using smaller boat)

·     Trip around Mansuar/day
2 Million (again it is for 7 people, you have to bargain).

Here’s my itinerary:

I go from Friday (Using Marina Express) and back at Saturday night using charter boat. Don’t ask me why I have to go back at night since there were too much drama in my team so, let’s leave it there hahaha.

14.00     Depart from Sorong to Waisai (using Marina Express)
16.30     Depart from Waisai to Mansuar Island (Pick by Raymond)
17.00     Arrive at Mansuar island (Mangkur Kodon) – You can then snorkel and watch sunset.
19.00     Dinner

Saturday (One day trip around Mansuar Island)
05.00    Depart from Mansuar to …. (I forgot the island) to see Bird of Paradise (Cendrawasih etc) – In my opinion its not worthed since very difficult to see the bird and long tracking. If you have limited time I suggest you to boating around the island, it has a very beautiful view.
09.00    Snorkeling in the island …. (also forgot haha)
11.00    Visit island …. (yak saya lupa juga). They offer pure green sea water and corals and bukit2 kecil (sorry I don’t know the English for that :p)
12.30    Snorkeling in Gusung island (Fantastic sea view and too many fishes I want to cry haha)
14.00    Back to Mangkur Kodon for Lunch

Actually, after lunch you can ask Raymond to other places, but well too much drama in my team so we stay in Mangkur Kodon (snorkeling and enjoy sunset) then go back to Sorong at 18.00 pm that cost us 4 million Rupiah.

Here's some of the pictures:

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Beach, Snorkeling, Sunset and Photo!

In the past 2 years I've been traveling to 3 different places that includes beaches, snorkeling, sunset and of course photos! in 2010 I've been to Bali by myself! Yes by MYSELF. Its a little bit strange but at some point I really enjoyed it. I get to fulfill my passion of beaches all by my self and get to go wherever I want :D. I did met new friends back then. I'll get to that later.

Then on the early of 2011 I went to Derawan, 45 minutes from Berau. I was the most breath taking beach I have ever go so far. Aqua Blue water, white soft sand, beautiful corals perfect for snorkeling also the resort facility is very well "human" :) as you can see, below picture.

After that, in December I go to Bali with a good friend, Aditya F, who generously willing to take me to his Training a.k.a Hotel, and meals hahaha. We explore Denpasar and Nusa Dua culinary together with other friend we met there such as Kudeta, Potato Head and Rock Bar. It's quite fun though.

And in May 2012 I go traveling South Sulawesi, Makassar and Tanjung Bira with also a good friend, Niken Wibowo and the other 4. It was really more to an emotional than physical recreation :D from Day Minus, Day One, Until Day Four hahahaha. Stupid mistake on booking the hotel, left over baggage and mouth fighting with Shitwijaya Air for hours, 6 hours drive to Tanjung Bira, Hiking Goa Mimpi (Dream Cave) that turn out did happen on our dream hahaha, and an epic photo sharing at the end of the day. But it really fun though, many stories, lot of laugh and absolutely memorable.

Next trip will be........ wait for it ya! :D





Saturday, April 21, 2012


Sabar, kata yang sering kita gunakan dalam percakapan sehari-hari. "Sabar itu subur" "Orang sabar disayang tuhan" "Sabar itu dapet pahala" atau kadang kita suka ngomong "Sabaaar buuuu..." Kalo yang terakhir gw doang sih yang suka ngomong gitu ahahaha.

Ada yang bilang, sabar itu berarti "menahan", "menerima" atau sabar itu beruntung? Menurut gw arti sabar ngga se-simple itu, it's more than that! Sabar adalah menerima dan mensyukuri apa yang kita terima atau hadapi dan meresponse nya dengan bijak serta tidak mengharap imbalan apapun. Terkadang ketika sedang menunggu atau mengharap sesuatu, dalam benak kita langsung terlintas "sabar aja deh, sabar" dan menganggap dengan bersabar, sesuatu akan berubah menjadi lebih baik. No! Kalau kita mengharap sesuatu akan berubah atau ingin agar Allah mengabulkan permintaan kita itu soal lain. Kalau kita ingin mendapat yang lebih baik ya we have to do something about it! That's it.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

setengah mati merindu

by Judika

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mengapa kita masih saja tak pernah bersatu
selalu saja bertemu, bertemu saat kau milik yang lain
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mengapa waktu tak pernah berpihak kepadaku
apakah aku terlalu, terlalu banyak berkelana

mungkin kau bukanlah jodohku
atau bahkan bukan takdirku
terus terang (terus terang)

aku merindukanmu, setengah mati merindu
tiada henti merindukanmu
masih hatiku untukmu, aku tetap menunggumu

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aku merindukanmu, masih hatiku untukmu
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