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The Masjid Tiban of Indonesia

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  Malang is not just famous with regards to beautiful beaches on Java Island in Indonesia but a home of numerous mythological and religious spots. On a typical rainy night, one spot took my attention through a late-night local travel show about this mysterious mosque, the Masjid Tiban; located in the Turen district, Kabupaten Malang (regency), this viral mosque lies in mystical stories from its construction and I was very intrigued about this myth, where even known outside the East Java locals. According to the myth, this 10-story mosque was built by the powerful Jinn forces overnight and it suddenly appeared without noticing by the locals. So, I decided to head to the exact location during my free weekend to see how it was made.

Savoring Sate Ayam: A Culinary Journey in Nganjuk, Indonesia

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The Bryce Canyon & Grand Canyon

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  How much beauty of National Park in America when it comes to preservation? Wondering why so much beauty in natural landscapes in the United States.  Among those favorites spots that owed me are the Bryce Canyon in Utah and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Both Canyons were distinct with different sceneries as looking into the panoramic views that make puzzled how those incredible shapes were made.

My Beverly Hills Experience -California, USA

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  B everly Hills is a small city in Los Angeles, California with a growing population of more than 34,000 people. It is the home of many celebrities and is famously known as "90210". Beverly Hills has a hot and warm climate while experienced cool wind with occasional rains sometime in August and January.    

The World Karst Museum - Indonesia

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  This mountain-like building stands for an impressive architectural design in the Pracimantoro District in Wonogiri Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. Surrounded by mountains, mosques, and Parks, the Karst museum has been founded in 2008 and 2010 when it opens to the public as part of the National Geopark of Gunung Sewu and the Wonogiri tourism attraction site. There are at least three Karst museums in Indonesia, but just this can be found on Java Island. It is also considered the largest Karst Museum in Southeast Asia and the very unique museum with complete displays of karst-stones in the country.  

8 hours Layover at Singapore, Singapore

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After the seminar in Bangladesh, just stopover in Singapore before going back to Manila. Of course, limited time should not be wasted as long as an opportunity to take a shot at a few spots inside the City. I want to be lost in this tiny but very rich Country and discover what is inside of it.

Epic day in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

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  Dhaka is a central city of Bangladesh with an almost 17 million population with a 1.1% growth rate every year as one of densely populated in the world. Dhaka has many interesting places to visit but time is limited to see some spots closest to me. National Assembly building or so-called Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban design by the world-famous architect which constructed purely by bricks and concrete masonry lies with its a modernistic masterpiece.    Just past by Lalbagh Fort in Lalbagh Road 1205, one of the beautiful architecture in its era. Constructed start in 1600 AD by the son of an Emperor named Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah.  Dhaka City's Urban structure is a little bit crowded living with growing populations. take photos on the top of the hotel makes you realized how this city is beautiful which represents its friendly people and humbleness. Of course, should not be missed riding with their famous local transportation "Rickshaw"

California | Get Lost to Danish City of America - Solvang

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Not visited California yet? Start planning your trip and get lost to the most vibrant countries and utmost expansive areas in the United States. A day after I arrived in California, the destination that I visited was California’s danish city of Solvang. This DIY trip was started in Simi Valley. We drove going to Santa Barbara traversing the State trace 154. A great long drive endured to me.

Indonesia | The Istiqlal Mosque - the 6th largest Mosque in the World?

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Sunday morning, a day of wandering. We reserved a Grab Taxi from Alam Sutera in Serpong going to Central Jakarta in Indonesia covering the Toll Kuciran connecting roadways to roadways until the business jam began while entering the Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma. The closest road to the largest mosque in Southeast Asia is located.

Indonesia | Interesting Thing to DO, Must visit places in Central Jakarta

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Jakarta in Indonesia is the oldest inhabited megacity in Southeast Asia established in the 4th century latterly the important trading harborage for the Sunda Kingdom back then. Famously known as the Batavia during the Dutch rule.

Indonesia | The famous Kawah Putih of Ciwidey, Bandung

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Ciwidey is located 50 kilometers from the south of Bandung metropolis, home of the notorious sulfur lake in West Java in Indonesia – the Kawah Putih (the white crater). Positioned in the timberland right on an andesitic stratovolcano-Mount Patuha which erupted in the 12th century creating 2 craters, one is dry and on came the lake, the Kawah Putih. There has been no recorded eruption of Mount Patuha since 1600 so this area can be considered stable. During the Dutch rule, this place was formerly a sulfur mining point but now in cease. The Indonesian forestry department took over the area in the 1900s to develop as a tourist point.

Indonesia | The most visited places in Ciwidey, Bandung

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This passage broke in Tangerang, aboard a private car, we headed to the small city of Ciwidey in Bandung to visit the noted sites in the area. It has a distance of about 210 kilometers and we traveled for over 3 hours via Jl. Tol Jakarta-Cikampek and Jl. Cipularang Toll Road from the starting point. It's farther compared to 140 kilometers from the southern part of metropolitan Jakarta.

Indonesia | Enjoying the beauty of Pantai Pangi and the alluring sunset of Pantai Tambakrejo in Blitar Regency

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  Blitar city is located in the East Java province, noted as the home of Indonesia’s first president Sukarno and the active volcano named Keludat in the north area of the regency. Blitar has a tropical climate while the economy depends on the majority in Agriculture. One weekend in September when I visited Blitar City for the second time and one of the things that I missed during my visit is to explore some side of the Blitar coast. 

Panataran Temple Compound in Blitar Regency, Indonesia

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Blitar is a landlock megalopolis located in East Java, Indonesia; about 73 kilometers from the City of Malang. From Jakarta, I flew to Malang for a weekday work-related exercise. Since no work during the weekend, so I had an opening to explore some sightseer lodestones in Malang and I ended up at the Coban Rondo Cataracts.

The Simpang Lima Gumul Monument in Kediri, Indonesia

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Simpang Lima Gumul Monument (SLG) is located in Kediri Regency, East Java. It's likely all rubberneckers would drop by once they pass the area. In the evening, the nuance becomes charmer and suitable for hanging out. The construction of the SLG monument began in 2003 likewise to the Arc de Triomphe of Paris, France, and was inaugurated in 2008.

Irenggolo Waterfalls, Kediri in Indonesia

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A beautiful tourism magnet indeed in Kediri is underrated since this small town is far from the airport and the beautiful spots in East Java. Irenggolo falls (Air Terjun Irenggolo) is one of the area's well-known attractions. The waterfall name derives from the legend army commander, Iro Manggolo that lost to the War and fled into these falls to the end of his life, later, the villagers found him  

Borobudur Temple in Jogja Region, the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World?

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Borobudur is a 7th-century Buddhist temple compound located in the lush green forest of Kecamatan Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.  It was and the largest Buddhist temple in the world built in the 8th and 9th AD during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty.  I was given a break to visit one of the most celebrated temples in the world in 2018 - The Borobudur Buddhist temple; one of the so-called 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. One weekend, my itinerary is to explore the astonishing attraction in Yogyakarta known not only in Indonesia but also in the world. 

Exploring the Majestic Sedudo Waterfall in Nganjuk, Indonesia

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When you find yourself in Nganjuk, Indonesia, don't miss the chance to explore its famous waterfalls, often frequented by locals and tourists alike. Among these natural wonders is Sedudo Waterfall, nestled in Ngliman Village, Sawahan District, within Nganjuk Regency. This picturesque waterfall sits at an altitude of 1,438 meters above sea level, cascading approximately 105 meters down near the base of Mount Wilis.

Playing over snow on a toboggan at the Bear Mountain in Southern California

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One weekend morning, Big Bear mountain invited me to go to see the snowfalls. This trip must have a lot of first-time to be experienced by chance; my first time to see actual fall of snowflakes; first time to drive in the snow? first time to slide downhill over snow on a toboggan? this must be fun.  The Big Bear Mountain is located in the heart of southern California widely known as the jewel of the Bernardino National Forest, famous for its various recreational activities, fishing sites, snowboarding & skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and more. . . 

Visiting the Hindu Temple in Chino Hills, California - BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir or known as Neasden Temple is an authentic Hindu temple and built entirely with traditional methods and material and was inaugurated in 1995 located in Chino Hills, California, which is in the part of San Bernardino County that borders Los Angeles County.  One afternoon in December, we traveled from Simi valley going to Chino Hills for a temple visit, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. It's a mixture of emotions since this was my first time visiting this place and driving towards the southern part of California. 

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