APPLE, FLORA IDENTITY OF MALANG REGENCY
Apple tree in Indonesia (especially in Malang) began to be known about the year 1908 before Indonesia proclaimed the independence. The Ducth was the first people who broughtit, and rearched good areas for apple growing. Batu is one of them, and above all it is the most suitable. The first apple variety grown in Batu was Rome Beauty.
About 1969, after Indonesia got its independence, the "Banaran Garden Institution" found a new apple variety,namely Manalagi Apple. The man who found it is Mr. Surahmat Kusumo, a senior fruittracker from "Balai Penelitian Hortikultura Pasar Minggu" (Horticultural Research Institution Pasar Minggu) Jakarta. This new variety was from Gandon village, because this variety was not found in Holand and other parts of the world; so this variety was finally considered as an Indonesian Apple. And, because of its nice taste, this apple is called "Manalagi" (Javanese, means: give me more)
· Manalagi Apple = ( Makus SylvesTriss Mill)
- :Skin. = whitish green or greenish white
- Meat = white
· Taste: sweet and gives good & nice smell.
Ranu Regulo mountain lake
Only a short walk - 15 minutes at most - from Ranupani village, this twin of Ranu Pani lake lies undisturbed within its green borders. Not yet the pollution here that goes with human settlement. It looks like an ideal camping spot back to nature.
The only human touches are the paved path along part of the shore, a bare cabin and a jetty that has seen better times. If you should want to camp here, make sure to bring everything you need except water.
Directions: See directions for Ranu Pani lake. A paved path runs clockwise halfway around Ranu Pani, and then makes a turn left to Ranu Regulo.
BATU - MALANG - JATIM
"B A T U - Up In The Mountains"
Not really Malang, though the little hill village of Batu is the item.
Where my aunt lives with her son in East-Java (Java Timor = JATIM).
Sitting here next to my aunt at Sendang Biru beach, East-Java, waiting for a boat trip rolling over the waves of the Indian Ocean around the island of Pulau Sempu. I can tell you it was a very exciting trip, and experienced the power of the mountainous waves. Sometimes ghastley, and unadvisable to jump at one of the islands in the middle of the depth.
Here you could watch the sea-swallow which produces the famous edible bird's nest (sarang burung). Pulau Sempu got well-known for its kayu pelet, a flamed kind of very special wood ...
Well-known because of the rituals to the legendary Ratu Kidul ... too
"View Of Home Aunt"
Visiting my aunt takes some time. Going in a rush isn't a good idea, so I'll always take my time. Just being together prevails with a lot of Javanese customs that comes to memory. Like resting "di belakang" (being at rest behind the house on the terrace after dinner and, enjoying the view, having a chat). Included a nice "gentas", a lovely little snack; the dried up seed-fruit of an old cocos when available on the pasar/market ...
That is very welcoming, isn't it? Ofcourse we do know the sign "Welcome - Bienvenue - Wilkommen", though at a place like Batu, East of Java, the "slamat Datang" is more touching and, it makes you feeling welcome! Travelling from Surabaya to Batu you need to take the way to Malang and turn of to direction Batu, is about 17 km NW from Malang.
Thanks for visiting and
Slamat Datang - Welcome - Bienvenue - Willkommen