Island Hopping around Karimun Jawa

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mr.turtle on the sea
Got up at 7 am and had breakfast (with hot rice, boiled eggs with sambal -indonesian chillis, and fresh veggie). Lukito, Anti, Ricci and Peggy have woken up earlier and went to traditional market nearby. I'll share the pics from them later :D.

Than we got ready to island hopping. First stop we made to Wisma Apung (floating cottage). You can tell by the name that this is located really on the beach. Pak Joko the man who owns it also has a sharks conservation thing (not really sure how to put it in English). But you can take a close look to the little sharks and also mr. turtle. We were going to spend our nite in wisma apung later by tonite.

Than we took off with boat (which have clear glass floor-so you can see corlas underneath). The trip took about 1 hour.
mr.shark swimming around :D
Than me, christine,ricci,andri and saby took banana boat ride ( a big rubber boat shaped like giant banana hehe). With high speed boat drang the banana and the waves were growling than the banan boat went upside down and we all fell to the sea. It was fun except for the facts that christine life jacket was loosed, thanks god that we were closed to her, the boys helped her rite away. And i lost my favorite sunglasses hahaha

We rode to the main boat that anchored around 2km off the Menjangan Kecil Island. I went snorkling once more. Oh gosh the corals were beautiful, colourful and also the fishes. I met Nimo family there heheh. I know why people love diving..felt like you are in another world with no sounds only the sounds of the ocean. Ohh you have to be extra careful while you are snorkling here, watchout for those sharp, black animal that will sting you :D

After a very long tiring snorkling, me, andri, lukito and anti finally made to the shore.
ahhh beautiful beach :D
Wow.. menjangan kecil island is pretty. The sands were soft and white. The water was warm, clear and calm. We had luch by the beach. Than the main boat left us there (since it has to take others to the wisma). So the island is all ours !! YIppieee! Swimming, bathing, making sand man. Than the boys got bored and start climbing the coconut trees. Saby was very ambitious to open the coconut. He has the swiss army knife to open it. The swiss army didn't really worked out, so he hit the coconut to the rocks nearby. He got helped from Ricci too and Lukito was trying alson. Ooh yeah..there two Koko (a nickname for older brother in chinesse) joined our group. One of koko was even more ambitious, he tried to open the coconut with his teeth :D You should see us..we felt like starring on those adventurous reality show while you have to survive on the desserted island.
enjoying white soft sands on cemara island


Around 1.30 pm a traditional boat picked us up (got timing, we were getting bored :D). The we were off to another island. To Cemara Island. The trip was around 1 hour. MOst of us were sleeping on the boat. Than we stopped around 250-300 meters off the island. We were about to complain to the boat driver..Hey mister are you nuts leaving us here..it's still far away from the island. But than when we jumped off the boat it was breath taking view.

The water was only around our waist...the sand was white and really..really soft. Walk up little bit you can find this tiny island made of white sands. It was in the middle of the ocean. We all screamed with excitement. I mean..it was amazingly beautiful..breath taking, wonderful, masterpiece, heaven on earth.
told you the sand was soft and white
If you think the view in the Beach movie by Leonardo is heaven, you haven't see this one yet baby!! (i will upload more pictures on this island later)

One of the best thing bout this island is no one was there except us. We did sandman poses (we covered our body with sands from head to toe) and did stupid poses. And the gals decided to go skinny deeping. Ahh felt wonderful relaxing bathing in the warm clear water with no bikini. Just your skin and the ocean... Priceless !!

We found these unique seashells. It shaped like white coins with starfish shape in the middle. And my first encountered with starfishes too!! We left Cemara Islands with a hope of returning to it soon. It would be the perfect honeymoon destination too heheh.

We went back to Wisma Karimun.
with little help from christine and anti
Freshen up and got ready to Wisma Apung. It's a floating wooden cottage around 10 minutes boat driving from the shore. It has around 10 rooms (with AC and non AC). The room is small, it only has one matrass (can fit 2 persons) and small shower and place to puppie in the back.

Surround the Wisma Apung is clear water, you can even see corals underneath. Really unique back to nature experience. Our dinner was fresh grilled fish, veggie and little bit scalliop. Ahh yummiee.

Not much you can do at nite. Oh they have tv and some vcd or dvd player. If you travel with your friends, you may wanna bring cards or any games to kill the time at nite.






peppy_ahmad says:
ahhh it's okay tante :D AGnya sukses kayaknya yaahh! Congratulation :D
Posted on: Jul 29, 2008
Acy_jkt says:
Mantaapp nek, i didn't know u were going finally, sori eke sibuk di ag, kekekke :)
Posted on: Jul 29, 2008
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mr.turtle on the sea
mr.turtle on the sea
mr.shark swimming around :D
mr.shark swimming around :D
ahhh beautiful beach :D
ahhh beautiful beach :D
enjoying white soft sands on cemar…
enjoying white soft sands on cema…
told you the sand was soft and whi…
told you the sand was soft and wh…
with little help from christine an…
with little help from christine a…
menjangan island
menjangan island
wisma apung from the shore
wisma apung from the shore
menjangan island
menjangan island
Thats my room
That's my room
The gals with the sunset
The gals with the sunset
saby cutting the coconut
saby cutting the coconut
ahhh fresh coconut :D
ahhh fresh coconut :D
Christine is really serious try to…
Christine is really serious try t…
seby sun bathing on banana boat
seby sun bathing on banana boat
ganks on the boat
ganks on the boat
ladies on the boat
ladies on the boat
ahhh dont you love the view from t…
ahhh dont you love the view from …
on the way back from island hoppin…
on the way back from island hoppi…
sunset over wisma apung
sunset over wisma apung
sunset over wisma apung
sunset over wisma apung
you got to have the sunset picture
you got to have the sunset picture
wisma apung
wisma apung
City gals in back to nature cottage
City gals in back to nature cottage
the room in wisma apung
the room in wisma apung
the bathroom in wisma apung :D
the bathroom in wisma apung :D
wisma apung at nite
wisma apung at nite
our dinner
our dinner
ladies on the traditional market
ladies on the traditional market
The glass boat view
The glass boat view
Can you see the fishes?
Can you see the fishes?
Dont forget to wear your sunblock…
Don't forget to wear your sunbloc…
sitting around on the terrace of w…
sitting around on the terrace of …
me and ricci on the terrace of wis…
me and ricci on the terrace of wi…
Is it Mr Turtle or Mrs Turtle?
Is it Mr Turtle or Mrs Turtle?
The best traveller group ever!
The best traveller group ever!
Ahhhh! We dont wanna leave!
Ahhhh! We don't wanna leave!
Putri-Seby-Christine-Peggy-Me-Andr…
Putri-Seby-Christine-Peggy-Me-And…
Love you all!!
Love you all!!
Ricci with becak drivers
Ricci with becak drivers
Putri and and Andri on becak
Putri and and Andri on becak
Ahh..posing on the becak
Ahh..posing on the becak
me and the very want to be in pic…
me and the very "want to be in pi…
You have to try to ride on these
You have to try to ride on these
anti with her becak
anti with her becak
View from the boat in Jepara
View from the boat in Jepara
The busy hectic Jepara Pear
The busy hectic Jepara Pear
The Jepara Pear
The Jepara Pear
The very famous lumpia :D
The very famous lumpia :D
Deep fried
Deep fried
Wingko babat
Wingko babat
Anti on the nite food festives in …
Anti on the nite food festives in…
The friendly lady
The friendly lady
Nasi Ayam (Chicken curry rice)
Nasi Ayam (Chicken curry rice)
Look all the food in front of her
Look all the food in front of her
Give me more!!
Give me more!!
Ahhh!! We just loove the food
Ahhh!! We just loove the food
Look for this sign when you are in…
Look for this sign when you are i…
Next to the seafood stall
Next to the seafood stall
Semarang at nite
Semarang at nite
Semarang at nite
Semarang at nite
Bye bye semarang :D
Bye bye semarang :D
ladies on the local market
ladies on the local market
putri with peggy
putri with peggy
mister playing with local kids
mister playing with local kids
ahhh the beauty of being little ki…
ahhh the beauty of being little k…
wisma apung
wisma apung
getting ready for banana boat (ahh…
getting ready for banana boat (ah…
the ganks on banana boat
the ganks on banana boat
jummpp!!
jummpp!!
we are so happy to find this island
we are so happy to find this island
cemara island
cemara island
yes we are!!
yes we are!!
ahhh the little sand island
ahhh the little sand island
ladies on the sands
ladies on the sands
wisma apung
wisma apung
wsima apung
wsima apung
see we even find mr.starfishes
see we even find mr.starfishes
one big happy group :D
one big happy group :D
can we lay here forever?
can we lay here forever?
andri with the gals
andri with the gals
lets go skinny deep!
let's go skinny deep!
on the boat way back
on the boat way back
on the way back
on the way back
sunset time
sunset time
karimun
photo by: peppy_ahmad