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B A T U - Up In The Mountains

Not really Malang, though the little hill village of Batu is the item.
Where my aunt lives with her son in East-Java (Java Timor = JATIM).

Sitting here next to my aunt at Sendang Biru beach, East-Java, waiting for a boat trip rolling over the waves of the Indian Ocean around the island of Pulau Sempu. I can tell you it was a very exciting trip, and experienced the power of the mountainous waves. Sometimes ghastley, and unadvisable to jump at one of the islands in the middle of the depth.

Here you could watch the sea-swallow which produces the famous edible bird's nest (sarang burung). Pulau Sempu got well-known for its kayu pelet, a flamed kind of very special wood ...

Well-known because of the rituals to the legendary Ratu Kidul ... too

View Of Home Aunt

Visiting my aunt takes some time. Going in a rush isn't a good idea, so I'll always take my time. Just being together prevails with a lot of Javanese customs that comes to memory. Like resting "di belakang" (being at rest behind the house on the terrace after dinner and, enjoying the view, having a chat). Included a nice "gentas", a lovely little snack; the dried up seed-fruit of an old cocos when available on the pasar/market ...


That is very welcoming, isn't it? Ofcourse we do know the sign "Welcome - Bienvenue - Wilkommen", though at a place like Batu, East of Java, the "slamat Datang" is more touching and, it makes you feeling welcome! Travelling from Surabaya to Batu you need to take the way to Malang and turn of to direction Batu, is about 17 km NW from Malang.

Thanks for visiting and
Slamat Datang - Welcome - Bienvenue - Willkommen

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:cool temperature, nice small hill town, great views, delicious fruits
  • Cons:car-need, slow life, take your time
  • In a nutshell:Backtrack For A Colt East & Circle Around
  • Last visit to Malang: Dec 1999
  • Intro Updated May 17, 2010
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  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2009 at 3:43 AM

    Great page Hi from South Africa.

  • La_Holandesa's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2008 at 2:17 AM

    di belakang- yeahhh i wish. Hope to see this part of the world again. Malang in the mountains where my mom was born. But she wants to go to Bali again with us...hahaha Happy day Roy! :) kusss Aniet

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2006 at 11:21 PM

    Amazing, a Hindu Temple with western astrological signs! Thanks for sharing about the temples, I find them very fascinating.

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2005 at 7:40 PM

    mas roy, terima kasih for visiting my pelabuhan ratu page. yes, i know very well >> a person on VT who likes the queen very much :) apa kabar? nice malang page. want to visit penataran once again, since my old pictures so blurred :D


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