Sumbawa Trip : Part III

Sumbawa To Take Aim Future Development (Even Slowly)

Sumbawa Bird View on Sunset

Merely some of vehicles across over the town road with slow-medium speed. I prove the town side is peaceful livinghood, little on road accident though big motorcycle ownership. Crossing through not too wide pass way directs me to have measurement how it has been already. Nothing is too significant but slowly it throbs there's thing has been changing.

In some years ago the main road divided into two routes of 'bemo' local public transportation which is better than any of my experience in some big cities. Leastly the comfort and safe utilization is considerable for those which are both A and B type. But today advanced route management has impacted to much minimized accident risk.

Though modernization (even though slowly) has just been felt but some cultural icons are more likely to deplete its existence. I trace to make capture of "Dalam Loka Samawa" museum which is former Sumabawa Sultanate palace before independence, is still in suffering presence. Once when I was in History class during high school, my group took research in that field exploring the story and definitely figuring out how it was. Under construction was displayed on banner as Japan fund assistance to rebuild. It has just done, but almost no one visit to print how the native appreciate their ancestor nor is value of story. Instead the palace stands to wait when its story coming to end.

Right side the Jami Mosque assists the palace/museum encouraging the existence when during past both of them was closely linked to undergo how Islam came by and assimilation was common practice. Today most of Sumbawanese is muslim as well as their ancestors after Makassar influence took place.

Tower tinggi

Out of the town there are still undigged treasures of nature. The northern seaside is now fascinating chance of whose gambling on luck. Surprisingly as my departure at my village some of talking pointed out the new cottage over northern side is ready to take its role. A charming investor has red it would be, and the development has been going on.

Sumbawa SeaSide advertises on bar at some points near the dusty road. Classical problem since years is slow infrastructure development and quite little community encouragement. So, many Sumbawanese is tied to evolve even though they actually have big potency gaining better opportunity.

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand!

Near shore off

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand!

Staring Tanjung Menangis

Sumbawa Seaside at twilight

More than those ever, the people owns an incredible island for foreigners whose dreaming for peaceful adventure away from hustle. Moyo Island is treasury presence thus the cottage has built right in front of the island. We need to cross narrow strait. But today it would be more convenient as the new cottage offers service to tie up there, fortunately they have no significant competitor to gain it all.

Under agreement to fasten growing development (although might not be 'significant leap') the govt will soon pave silken road to be passionate. And the establishment new Lombok International Airport is hoped to create mutual connection in order to achieve 1 million tourists in 2012 succed 'Visit Lombok Sumbawa'. There is no dream without obstacle, but the optimistic and citizen support will fight any kinds of trouble.

Sumbawa today would like to gain higher achievement even though it will take quite time. To be honest, this middle southern Indonesia territory is not as famous as others of this nation. But someday -in case must be possible- Sumbawa would tend to capitalize self-resilience for its considered potency when the development grows steadily and consistently. Let we see someday.

Sumbawa Trip : Part II

Sumbawa Trip (Part II)
"....I'm in Lombok!" [Previous]

Please do not end this up, let us continue!

Well, arrival in Mataram doesn't mean completing the trip instead I have to go further to the next and final approach, Sumbawa. A night is spent completely at my friend's house, meanwhile preparing tomorrow.

Late morning I and my friend go to have around the town (Mataram) seeking for ticket and withdraw little money, I realize it won't be enough soon. We pick three boxes of book that of my sister from freight bus by renting taxi, next aiming minibus office to pour this stuffs. My choice points out "Angaksa Jaya" travel service bringing up us to home.

Angkasa Jaya Mini Bus!

At 2 pm we've been ready at the port and piling up our baggage onto the bus. Taking around 2 hours to complete throughout the island.

Just then we've arrived at Pelabuhan Kayangan, lot of buses and motorcycles mingle to flock over there. We wait to enter ferry entrance through pier, eventually taking onto by no more than an half hour till the last tie up.

Pelabuhan Tano Sumbawa

Sumbawa Trip : Part I

Sumbawa Trip (Part I)

Batavia Air!

"MUDIK" is awesome term for those living far from hometown among strange livinghood. I'm included amongst taking part to celebrate Hari Raya in beloved hometown. I traced series of time I've been in Bogor for almost a year after previous return.

Well, let me tell you when it's started. The first of important plan is designing by what you gonna leave for. I decided to browse for online ticket of crazy airplane fare. Number of them nearly show tight competition to be passionate for passengers. But finance adjustment is fundamental consideration. And my choice felt to Batavia Air with flight number Y6-345 from Soekarno-Hatta Int.Airport to Ampenan Int.Airport Lombok (CGK-AMI) including transit at Juanda Int.Airport Surabaya.

Trans Pakuan Bogor!

I begin going by Trans Pakuan a public sorted-way bus owned by govt of Bogor. The price is IDR 3,000 taking around an half hour from Bubulak Main Station to Baranang Siang. If you ask how is it going on? I just concise it's average service just like common transportation in Bogor, but no longer applied as compared with Trans Jogja (this one is well organized, leastly better). Then continuing to approach airport by DAMRI bus (IDR 35,000) govt ownership, this one is sort of premium service supported comfortable seat and circumstance. Though it takes around two hour from Bogor to SHIA but I enjoy during the trip.

Terminbal 1C SHIA!

It's 12pm when I arrive but guess my flight will be 4.5 hours more. I suppose early appearance is the dawn before sun shines. So my immediate decision goes to upper floor where people make airy sight on hustle of jet. Terminal 1 C looks still like common alphabetic series building is similar. Taking some picts of airplanes by around an half hour is not completely enough but kinda tiring.

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand!

I go down for check in at orderly queue. Fortunately the officer accept my request having seat with window view so I may extend my cam screen out. Ok, one security screening has just passed, next to approach Boarding Pass check desk. But, I realize this wide view is suitable for free wi-fi service provided by shop kiosk surrounding.

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand!

When time is 3 pm on chime, no any longer postponed suspension I have to go through Boarding Pass toward Waiting Room. I get 5C point before entrance. After waiting for an hour, unhappy immediate announcement asking us to extend 20 minutes delay for preparation inside the aircraft. Ok, for several times I heard my friend complain this day I really experience what delay is. But I think I'm little better thought neighboring airlines put passenger for an hour delay.

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand!

Ok, it's almost 5pm as the stewardess announces we'll be taking off shortly. As soon as possible my preparation on camera is ready. This moment must not be forsaken to capture every depiction of hustle and white cloud.

Flight wing!

Out the window clear yellowed sky spreading off over horizontal to line up before darkness. Today flight is safe enough without significant turbulence. When the aircraft is crossing right aloft Semarang the announcement of break fasting has just been voiced though there's no azan. Most of passengers readily disturb bread case and cup water ceiling cover.

Food and beverage Batavia!

About an half hour later we will be ready to land on Surabaya at raw night. The aircraft tends to touch on speedy landing going through asphalt and eventually approaching apron. Length of transit has been concise break only taking 20 minutes to avoid unnecessary delay due to brief fuel refill.

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand!

Airlines Lion Air!

I'm waiting my sister Surabaya bound to Mataram trip after leaving Yogyakarat inside the aircraft. The stewardess doesn't allow transit passenger to go out the plane. So I'm still calming down inside.

No more than 20 minutes people are going to have seat and fasten the seat belt we'll be on sky soon. Well, the plane has taken off for 45 minutes fly to Selaparang airport Lombok. The airplane crosses over north shore side of Bali and leaning down to right side as it's passed away.

Ok, just then it's landing followed by Wings Air only few minutes after our turn. My friend has been out exit room, we walk through to have picking up after baggage claim. I'm in Lombok!

(c'tinued ...)
Airplane Carrier : Batavia Air
Registration Code : PK-YVS
Flight Number : Y6-345

Video of Trip:

Cross Country : UKM Pramuka IPB

Cross Country Competition

"Happy Golden Anniversary PRAMUKA Indonesia"

My phone was vibrated as a SMS arrived asking me to represent my org IAAS taking part in a inter-univ-org cross country by PRAMUKA (Scout) my univ IPB. I was not alone but together with org-mate Doddi, Aero, Acep, and Andi. A night before due day we were asked to attend brief training how tomorrow would be. Well, just an hour we got some notified message and prepared for the dawn.

We arrived before sun raised and people had already flocked over Rektorat Field. But taking about an hour more it was just started. Officially Pak Rimbawan as Vice Rector of Student Affairs delivered morning speech merely around 15 minutes after doing exercise.

Our org was elected randomly to make challenging journey at first row. Starting from Zero Point to far miles (I didn't count actually, haha) unimaginedly how it would be. We wore white outfit instead other participants were dark costume. It was looked shiny so was little strange.

Crossing through inside campus rounding Fisheries and Marine Science Faculty then continued to border blocked fence we played this game. And adventure has just begun. We had to cross hazard ripple river moving to next camp. But, a camp was missed behind. We didn't realize we lost a way but fortunately successfully approaching the second one.

Go! many things ahead. Rice field and village were both the next scenery on sight. A little clue from villagers helped us to grab some points (Haha, it's not a cheating, guys!). Next point to be achieved was CIFOR IPB. We took rest as sun splashed right on warmed head. Having lunch, drinking fresh water, taking breath, and completely recharging our power. We did almost 4 hours tracing the way.

I have no much further explanation, but 4 hours more were such painful yet we were curious. The afternoon section was so confusing. Many signs were out so we needed to dig deeper thinking how to solve these.

At 5 pm we eventually finished the track and has been in yard. Well, curious announcement was the most waiting moment. And see, we didn't achieve any thing but printed certificate. It's OK, just try next year (surely?).

It was so tiring but awesome!

Food Sovereignty : Youth Responsibility

A Roadshow by Green Student Movement
It was class day when an invitation enclosed by a friend belonging to me. A Roadshow organized by Green Student Movement took responsibility of youth especially univ student to discuss hidden issue dealing with agriculture, farmer, and about economic prone. I represented ICSF where I'm on occupation to take a part and also definitely being good-listener and analyzer.

People were merely almost none as it was officially announced to be ready. An hour later some delegations from Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (Walhi), Koalisi Anti Utang (KAU) and Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI) appeared breaking the dusk. They introduced themselves and so did other participants. It took place at Balairung FAHUTAN (Faculty of Forestry) Bogor Agricultural University.

Roadshow picked IPB as the first university they came by and will continue to some universities over JaBoDeTaBek. Mbak Kartini from SPI delivered first presentation describing current hidden condition Indonesian farmer toward globalized economy tending to put them behind. Some policies were born but still assigns them in cage of poor. SPI claims themselves as pro-small farmer community who fights for farmer right. Mbak Kartini was clearly full of power to encourage youth being more responsible with unhappy farmer condition in Indonesia.

The second and last session introduced Detha from GSM as representative to call for petition. I was just kinda surprised as I know he was my school-mate from Sumbawa though he is a year younger than me. At least I have a compatriot in this activity, sounds great.

We were asked to give support for Food Sovereignty and Save Small Farmer Right through putting down signature and supporting phrase. Lastly was photo section when all participants could play on screen with their own action while hand showing off banner "I vote for Food Sovereignty" or "Saya Mendukung Kedaulatan Pangan" in Bahasa.