Rabu, 28 Maret 2012

Cruising East Java

Historically, East Java can be divided into three periods, Kediri Kingdom (929-1222), Singasari Kingdom (1222-1292), and Majapahit Kingdom (1292-1527). Majapahit was the greatest and most powerful empire in the history of Java. The glory of the Majapahit empire began in the 14th century, during the reign of the brilliant King Hayam Wuruk and his skilled general (chief minister) Gajah Mada. Majapahit (the bitter gourd) had control over Sumatra, Malaya and Borneo, its influence extended to as far as Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The centre of activity of the empire was its capital, Trowulan, which was the largest city in Asia at that time.

The people of East Java consist of three major ethnic groups, the Javanese who live in the mainland and make up the majority of the population, Maduranese who live in Madura island and Tenggerese, the hindhu community who live in the area near Mount Bromo. The Tenggerese are the direct descendants of Majapahit refugees and the only group of hindhu left in Java today.

Surabaya, the provincial capital city of East Java was the most important port in Dutch East Indies by the early 1900’s and is now the second largest city after Jakarta. Even though the city is not a popular tourist destination. Surabaya is a gateway to the historical sites of old East Java – the magnificient sunset over Mount Bromo, the Mountain Resort of Tretes and some other places of  interests around area.

Places of Interest
Port of Tanjung Perak 
Tantular Museum
Tantular Museum is an ethnographic and archeological museum that is located in the former residence of the Javaasche Bank agent. Here you will find the interesting collections of historical and archeological artifacts.

Wonokromo Zoo
Wonokromo Zoo is the oldest and largest zoo in Southeast Asia, with a variety of local and regional animals. Komodo Dragons and Borneo river dolphins are among of many endangered species visitors can see in this zoo.

Joko Dolog
The Joko Dolog is a stone statue that was carved in 1326. It was removed from its original place in Mojokerto during the Dutch occupation. Joko Dolog or the guardian of the young teak forest was erected as a memorial to King Kertanegara, the last King of Singasari Dynasty.

 Seloliman Centre for Environmental Education
This centre for environmental education gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about tropical forests and environment related issues, as you enjoy a walking tour. Seloliman center for environmental education is located in Trawas.

Surabaya City Sight Seeing Tour
Duration : 4 Hrs
13:00 Tanjung Perak,Departure
13:15 – 13:30 Joko Dolog, the monument
13:50:30 – 14:20 Mpu Tantular Museum
14:30 – 15:30 Wonokromo Zoo
16:00 – 16:30 Mirota Souvenir Shop
17:00 Tanjung Perak, Arrival

Trawas Excursion
Duration : 6 Hrs 15 Mins
13:30 Tanjung Perak,Departure
15:00 – 17:15 Trawas Centre for Environmental Education
18:45 Tanjung Perak, Arrival

Source: Cruising Indonesia by Ministry of Culture and Tourism Republic of Indonesia

2 komentar:

  1. Terima kasih informasi tournya sobat, ngomong-ngomong translate bahasanya dimana ya sobat? maklum bahasa inggris saya kurang

    1. cuma english aja adanya bro harmansyah