• Merbabu
    Indonesia,  Short Trips

    Mount Merbabu (3,145m): A Detailed Guide to Hiking Mount Merbabu

    Mount Merbabu (3,145m) is a dormant stratovolcano, located on the Java island of Indonesia nearby Jogjakarta. The name Merbabu is also known as the ‘Mountain of Ash’ from the Javanese combined words; of “Meru” for mountain and “awu or abu“ for “ash”. To me, Mount Merbabu (3,145m) is like the calm quiet sister to the temperamental and fiery Mount Merapi (2,930m) which lies right across it. It is often overshadowed by the presence and popularity of the more famous Mount Merapi. Comparatively, there are very few foreigners or Singaporeans who would attempt Mount Merbabu. However, it is an extremely popular destination for locals due to the numerous camping points and various trek routes. The Mount Merbabu trek takes around up(1 way)…

  • BorobudurPrambanan
    Indonesia,  Short Trips

    Exploring Yogyakarta : The Wonders of Mount Merapi and Borobudur

    Yogyakarta – Borobudur – Prambanan – Merapi   The Fiery Mountain And Its Treasures¬†¬† Yogyakarta, a city also known colloquially as “Jogja” and pronounced as such, is a fantastic place for a weekend or a 3-4 day trip. Yogyakarta as the base by itself has enough to satisfy you. A long shopping street, many fantastic eateries and local delicacies, as well as a buzzing young and cultural vibe to it. From there on, you can explore the double UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the cultural wonders of Borobudur and Prambanan, as well as one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, “The Mountain Of Fire” Mount Merapi ( 2,911 m) cue background eruption noise. The best part,…

  • BorobudurPrambanan
    Indonesia,  Short Trips

    Borobudur and Prembanan – Cultural Wonders of Yogyakarta

    Almost everyone who visits Yogyakarta will indutibly visit the double UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the cultural wonders of Borobudur and Prambanan.  This just serves as a rough visual guide on what you can see, how to get to those places and how much it costs. Borobudur Borobudur is a beautiful and ancient Mahayana Buddhist temple complex, dating all the way back from the 9th century. It is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, Indonesia’s most visited attraction and also a UNESCO WORLD heritage site (1991). The Borobudur Temple Compounds consists of three monuments: namely the Borobudur Temple and two smaller temples situated to the east of Borobudur. The two temples are…

  • Merapi
    Hiking,  Indonesia

    Hiking Mount Merapi (2,911 m) – “The Mountain Of Fire”¬†

    Climbing Merapi You can book at EDU hostel or at the hostel you are staying in. At that point in time, EDU hostel tour was RP 275k per person excluding entry fee of RP 25k. The thing is that you might be going with hordes of other people who booked together with the hostel ( which might be a good thing if that is what you are looking for). The most important thing is to know that there is an entry fee for Merapi, so make sure you take that into consideration or ask whichever tour you used. We booked with Kartika Travel by going to the street with many…

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