On the way to Karimun

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In the train on the way to semarang
Yes! Finally my first real travelling. Travelling with a new group that Lukito (my co-workers) introduce. They are Putri,Anti,Andri,Ricci,Christine,Lukito and Peggy (will join us on semarang). We took train from jakarta to semarang. We left at 9pm from Station Gambir Jakarta. We took KA Angggrek, destination Jakarta to Surabaya (but we will stop at Semarang). The ticket cost around 200.000 IDR. It is executive train, with AC, comfy seats and they provide you pillow and blanket. Ooh don't forget to wear your jacket and socks coz it is sooo freezing!

We arrived at Station Tugu Tarawang, Semarang around 4am (yes in the morning). We were waiting for Peggy to join us.
our train from jakarta to semarang
Than her train from Pekalongan came around 30 minutes later. The station is old building with Dutch style. Semarang is one of the old town with many influence from Dutch Colonization in Indoensia. We had breakfsat in nearby "warung" (small food stall) by the station. Hot team and noodle is really perfect breakfast menu. Than we crossed over the street.

There it was..like a river or dam surround with antique and stylish dutch buildings. It was about sunrise..so we didn't want miss the beautiful moments. Even we found an antique motrocyle. Let the pictures tell you details :D After freshen up (there is a clean restroom where you can have your shower nearby, better than in the station). We rent an angkot to take us to the pear (if you travel with big group of people, it's recommended to rent a nearby angkot,it cost around 50.
arrived at 4am, tugu tawang, semarang train station
000 IDR). But before that we took quick around trip to the nearest site. The street was fulled with old style building, even there's a beautiful old church, old factory office building. As usual it's the kodak moments :D

Than we drove to the pear, Pelabuhan Tanjung Emas. Bought the tickets for ferry to take us to KarimunJawa. The boat called "Karimun Ocean Park". It took 4 hours from the pear of Semarang to Karimun Jawa. The ferry was packed, but the seats are okay (at least they were proper seats). Since it is fast ferry and the waves were huge, i got sea sickness. Thanks god there's antimo (a very famous indonesias pills for motion sickness).

We arrived at Karimun Jawa Pear around 1pm. Than Pak Joko (the local man who arranges our trip here and if you ever come to Karimun Jawa, don't forget to call him up, he will take good care of your stay here with reasonable price!!) picked us up and we took becak (please see the pic for details :D) to Wisma Karimun.
old city semarang view accross the station
It was only 15 minutes ride.

We checked into this small "wisma" (local house) with around 7 rooms available. Checked in and had lunch with fishes and fresh veggetables. Oooh I should introduce you to the new member of our group. He's Sebastian Booz from Switzerland or you can call him Sabby. Since he was travelling alone..we asked him to join our group. The more the merrier rite? :D

Around 02.30 we took a boat and went to Tanjung Islands. We went snorkling. The island was very beautiful with white sand, calm and very clear water. You can see beautiful corals and colourful fishes. We stayed there till sunset and head back to wisma.
We had dinner with rice (very tasty one with a coconut flavour) with grilled fishes (they were delecious and fresh). Than we hang out an had beers.
peppy_ahmad says:
Pak Joko Phone number is 081325110999
Posted on: Aug 20, 2008
inirr says:
Pep, blh nih bagi2 no.telpnya Pak Joko:D
Posted on: Jul 31, 2008
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In the train on the way to semarang
In the train on the way to semarang
our train from jakarta to semarang
our train from jakarta to semarang
arrived at 4am, tugu tawang, semar…
arrived at 4am, tugu tawang, sema…
old city semarang view accross the…
old city semarang view accross th…
the ganks enjoying sunset in semar…
the ganks enjoying sunset in sema…
sunrise on semarang
sunrise on semarang
got to have the sunrise pic :D
got to have the sunrise pic :D
sunrise on semarang
sunrise on semarang
old city lamp
old city lamp
riding old moto bike :D
riding old moto bike :D
Pushh put..pushh ! :D
Pushh put..pushh ! :D
the old cigarette factory
the old cigarette factory
sunrise over the old lamps
sunrise over the old lamps
the gate of old dam
the gate of old dam
old city church
old city church
old city dutch style church
old city dutch style church
old building with red bricks
old building with red bricks
the old church with dutch style
the old church with dutch style
the old church dutch style
the old church dutch style
the old church dutch style
the old church dutch style
The gank on the sunrise of semarang
The gank on the sunrise of semarang
The boat that take us from semaran…
The boat that take us from semara…
me and ricci
me and ricci
putri,ricci and me
putri,ricci and me
WELCOME TO KARIMUN JAWA
WELCOME TO KARIMUN JAWA
WELCOME TO KARIMUN JAWA
WELCOME TO KARIMUN JAWA
welcome to karimun jawa
welcome to karimun jawa
on the boat on the way to tanjung …
on the boat on the way to tanjung…
gals on the boat
gals on the boat
Semarang
photo by: yuness