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"If you watch the waves, I think nothing can happen, but if you turn your back on them, anything can happen."
Just about a 4 hours drive to the South of the Indonesian capital Jakarta you may enjoy the little paradise of Pelabuhan Ratu (Queen's Harbour), a picturesque seaside resort with a beautiful harbour ... 'k, after some fewly frightening mountain curves the ocean view will take your breath. On the stretch of black sand beach that extends to the West of Pelabuhan Ratu center there is the remarkable Samudra Beach Hotel, now part of the government's INNA Hotel Group. It was Sukarno, first President of Indonesia Republique, and avid hotel builder, who got involved with the construction of the Samudra Beach Hotel (quote above is by Mr. P. Jansen of the Hotel).
Pelabuhan Ratu belongs to the domain of the Spirit-queen and it takes a long time ago to find some kind of roots about this "Harbour Of The Queen". Nyai Loro Kidul used to be the daughter of the West Javanese King Prabu Silwangi and his beautiful young Sundanese wife Princess Kadita. ... that is what the legend sounds.
And it was the Singapore & Penang fashion-trip which led me to this fabulous harbour...
of the last earthquake May 27th 2006
which hid Yogyakarta and Bantul in particulay
and mentioned the source of the epic centre
within the Indian Ocean, South of Parangtritis
Home of the Ratu Kidul Spirit-Queen Of Southern Ocean
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This legendary place is haunted by spirits is told. I guess you have to experience it yourself. The more tellings do find its way the more legendary this hotel, or pill-box deluxe, will become ... does it? Included Room 308, specially prepared for the legendary Spirit-queen and for that, ... the "Bewitched Room"!
Around the Teluk Pelabuhan Ratu (the bay, dedicated to the Ratu) there are a lot of remarkable occurences. It is kept in the heart and, people tell the stories on and on. Most of them belong to oral traditions of West-Java. When circumstances could do any harm to humans, donot get anxious ... local people will try to warn you for this.
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- Pros:Queen's harbour, fishing port, sea-life, beach-resort, mythical places, hills, cool and windy
- Cons:Swimming strictly at your own risk - exploitation of some superstition
- In a nutshell:Plenty Of Legendary Myths - Ratu Kidul South-Sea Goddess - Nature In Beauty
Not that many foreigners make the Southerly West-Java trip ... the transport's not much fun ... and the coast is a... more travel advice
At the ceremonial traditions of the opening of the Samudra Beach Hotel at 15th. of February, 1966, there was a very... more travel advice
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