Sempu Island, Raja Ampat in Island of Java
Indonesia has a thousand islands. For those who love marine tourism and adventure journey, you absolutely love “Sempu Island”. It is best one I have ever visited.
So beautiful and feel like at private island, isn't it ?
How to go there ?
The island is located in Malang, East Java. So, I should to go to Malang first by train. I booked a ticket from kereta apiofficial website. Just pay not more than 200.000 IDR, I chose Sri Tanjung to drop me until Malang Lama Station. It was taking a long time. Feel like lazier person at that time because I was sleeping until arrive at Malang. May be 12 hours I was on the train.
Now, am I close to Sempu island ?
Hhhhmmm not yet. I should actually use bus, “angkot”, and elf to go there. But, I think it is too waste my time and energy. So, I prefer to rent a “angkot” and pay 250.000 IDR for 9 people as capacity of angkot. More than an hour, I was on the car. Little bit dizzy.
But trust me, until now I am never regret to go there. Really beautiful even tought I just already arrive at Banyu Biru beach. The border between Java Island and Sempu Island.
|Boats are parking on Banyu Biru beach|
So many boats was parking at the beach. Waiting for some passangers to pick them up to Sempu Island. You know guys ?
Why that beach called Banyu Biru ?
Banyu means “water” in Javanese and biru means “blue” as condition of the water is blue, clear and beautiful like a window. I was really want to swim soon. J
Don’t gaze at the beach, because I should go to like a goverment office for reporting such as what I bring, how many days I will be in the island, and they would give me a guide because never go to the island before and paid 200.000 IDR per guide for one trip.
|The boat which drop you to Sempu Island|
Yup, the journey was start. I crossed the island by boat, taking about 20 minutes.
|Close to Sempu Island|
Welcome to Sempu Island !
Then, I have to tracking like in swamp area.
|Take a rest after long tracking|
First, I chose to rent a pair of shoes (see the picture above) but it was not working. So, I prefer to barefoot. It was so nice. Little bit hard to step forward because slippery way. So, I have to take more time, almost 3 hours to arrive at Sagara Anakan and 10 minutes to walk at the border of the cliff. I was so scary.
But the world show us the beautiful landscape on my head. Oh my.... I see that !
|Clear water of Sempu Island|
|The border of Sempu Island|
|Small island is captured from Sempu Island|
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Indonesia is wonderful !
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