Buffaloes in Alas Purwo National Park, Banyuwangi

The Nature Reserve Of Banyuwangi, Alas Purwo National Park

Hidden in the most eastern part of Java is a peninsula of approximately 44,000 hectares that is home to the Alas Purwo National Park. There are 2 distinguishing features about this area, the highs and the lows. Both provide a challenge for humans to reach their best. The Highs. At the top of the active[…]

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G-land Surfing

G-Land : Plengkung Beach, A Paradise For Surfers

G Land Surfing Plengkung beach or known by surfers as the G-Land is a paradise for surfers from around the world. G derived from the word Grajagan, the name of a bay that has the big waves in Banyuwangi, East Java and located in deep inside the lowland tropical rain forest of the Alas Purwo[…]

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Banyuwangi, East Java

Banyuwangi, The Sunrise Of Java

Located on the eastern-most edge of the island of Java, just across the island of Bali, lies the town of Banyuwangi. Its busy port, Ketapang, serves regular ferries that ply daily between Bali and Java carrying passengers, cars and buses, as well as trucks laden with all sorts of goods to and from Java. Being the east-most[…]

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Red Island Beach, Banyuwangi in East Java

Pulau Merah Beach : Another World Class Surf Spot in Java

Banyuwangi, located at the most-eastern edge of Java can boast yet another world class surf spot next to the already well known G-land at Plengkung: this is Pulau Merah Beach. Pulau Merah Beach is so called since just some 100 meters to the side of the beach is a picturesque little hilly island called Pulau Merah, that is reachable on[…]

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Plengkung, The Surfing Beach in Banyuwangi

G-land, The Best Surfing Sites!

Indonesia is most proud of the Plengkung Beach at the eastern tip of Java Island. Aside from its enchanting natural beauty, the long curving coast line here is recognized as one of the best surfing sites on the face of the earth. More familiarly known  among world’s renowned international surfers as G-Land, the beach, located in the Banyuwangi Regency, is[…]

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Ancient Rainforests on Java, Alas Purwo National Park

Alas Purwo National Park : The Ancient Forest in Java

This is a part of the adventurer’s code written above one of the entrances to the Alas Purwo National Park, that sends a strong message to anyone entering the area to heed and preserve one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts to mankind. Covering a total area of 43,420 hectares, the Alas Purwo Park is situated[…]

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The Baluran National Park, African Savannah at Java

Baluran National Park, The Indonesian Savannah

In stark contrast to the lush green scenery found elsewhere on the island of Java, the Baluran National Park, located on the east-most edge of Java, consists predominantly of open savannahs, where wildlife roam free. Here one can watch grazing, the large Javan water buffaloes called “banteng”, small Java mouse deer known as “kancil”, peacocks strutting[…]

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Surfing at Grajagan Beach, East Java

Grajagan Beach, The Paradise For Surfers

Along with the more popular Plengkung Beach (G-Land), Pulau Merah Beach, and Pesanggaran Beach, the black sand Grajagan Beach forms part of the enchanting shoreline that together make up the coast of Banyuwangi in the province of East Java. In recent years, however, Grajagan Beach has also gained popularity among surfing enthusiasts from around the globe. Situated some 52 Km south from the[…]

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Kawah Ijen or Ijen Crater Lake, Banyuwangi

The Magnificent Turquoise Sulfur Lake Of Ijen Crater

Ijen plateau or known as “Kawah Ijen” is highly recommended to mountain buffs and hikers. The Plateau was at one time a huge active crater, 134 sq km in area. Today, Ijen is a quiet but active volcano, and the landscape is dominated by the volcanic cones of Ijen (2,368 asl) and Merapi (2,800 asl)[…]

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