Carita Travel Guide

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Carita Things to Do

  • Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon

    Or Ujung Kulon National Park. Situated 6 hours ride from Labuan [from the intersection Carita/Anyer - Labuan]. You can find the rhinos here, padi field, rainforest, beach and Isles of Peucang, Panaikan, Handeuleum and Honje. Here are several important plantations and animals at Ujung Kulon:* Animals: Banteng [Bos Javanicus, Rusa [Cervus...

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  • Beautiful padi fields

    Along the way Jakarta - Anyer, there are many beautiful padi [rice] fields at the left or right side. Do not miss it!!!

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  • Desa Cikoneng

    As the Jakartans [or coming from other big cities :)] who always have busy days, finding 'desa' and 'kampung' [village] becomes a nice experience. Desa Cikoneng is one of these category. Find the jajanan [traditional snacks] and local souvenirs here.

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  • Krakatoa

    After the big [giant!!!] eruption at 1883, Krakatau [Krakatoa] has a new volcano called 'Anak Rakata'. Both of them can be reached from Anyer and Carita [takes around 3 - 4 boat ride] or Bandar Lampung [2 hours ride].

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  • Beaches, the main destinations

    There are 3 beaches situated along the coastal zone of Anyer. They're: Pantai Anyer, Pantai Karangbolong and Pantai Carita. Every beach has their own unique but all of them are the perfect places for waiting sunset.

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  • The old formation of the sea-wall and...

    At the front of the Lighthouse towards sea, can be seen the old sea-wall and an open space to put a giant lamp to warn the fishermen, before the Dutch build this Lighthouse.

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  • Eternal flame of Anyer

    This is the eternal flame from liquid natural gas which situated nearby the city of Cilegon. Industrial areas are surrounded and this flame became a street-mark to enter Carita and Anyer.

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  • Looking for fishermen :)

    In this tranquil place nearby the Lighthouse, we can see the fishermen with their boats. Also several people catching fish. So quiet, but you will get a different atmosphere if visiting here around new year and big holidays.

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  • Hang-out nearby the beach

    Several "sawung" [open cabin made from bamboo] are available around Pantai Anyer. Have a seat here ... feeling the breeze and the views to directions to Mount Krakatoa or The Lighthouse.

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  • Koning der Nederlanden

    The information above the main doors of the lighthouse, telling that this licnttoren built 2 years after the great eruption of Mount Krakatau [Krakatoa] at 1883. When the sky is clear, you can see this mountain at the opposite side of this lighthouse.

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  • The Dutch lighthouse on Anyer

    The old light house made by 1885 during the first occupation of the Netherlands. Don't forget about the road of Anyer which called De Postweg Anyer - Panarukan.

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  • The longest 'gangway' of Krakatau Steel

    This gangway is more than 12 km and used to send the iron cores from the mining to the Krakatau Wajautama Corp., [waja means iron, utama is number one, so this is the main industry from the city of Cilegon].

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Carita Restaurants

  • Es campur rumput laut [seaweed]

    This is Eka's number one fave: es campur rumput laut. A dessert from seaweed, fresh fruits [diced pineapple, papaya, watermelon and melon, banana and avocado] added with chocolate and vanilla milk and ice cubes.

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  • Try the local one: sate bebek

    Trying local food always a great experience for me :) Here, I hear locals fave called "sate bebek" [diced duck skewered onto thin bamboo and grilled]. I think it's becomes my fave too, but grilled duck [whole!!!] called bebek bakar also delicious :) Bebek bakar with fresh veggie, steam rice and sambel trasi.

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  • All resto serving fresh seafood,...

    Many seafood resto are available along Jalan Raya Anyer - Carita. Choose by your own; Chinese style, grilled, boiled, etc. And all of them are fresh guaranteed [hmmm, yum yumm!!!] But, the most fave I had at Anyer are seafood at Resto Kembang Sari and home-made by my good friends Christ Indria and his wife Linda. Kembang Sari can be so memorable...

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Carita Nightlife

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    by ukirsari Written Nov 19, 2003

    Well, hang-out with my friends here then we're going to the beach and finding the fullmoon. Felling blue ... someone is outta there, I don't know him yet :) But will find a way someday [duhhhhhhhh!!!!]

    Dress Code: Casual

    Anyer Fullmoon (c) ukirsari
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Carita Transportation

  • Ojek ... ojek :)

    Another way to reach Anyer - Carita is by bus. Take a bus from Pulo Gadung Terminal [you can also wait nearby the entrance of tollway Kebon Jeruk to Tangerang] to direction Anyer. Approximately 2 hours ride. Then to go around you can hire ojek [motorcycle riding].

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  • Just take a tollway and ... voila!

    The most easiest way to reach this destination is by car. Take the tollway Jakarta, Tangerang, Merak and exit at Cilegon Barat.

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Carita Local Customs

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    by ukirsari Written Nov 19, 2003

    Even 'separated' by tollway with Banten Lama and Banten, people of Cilegon, Anyer and Carita also Bantenese. Carita and Anyer are parts of Banten Province. Old Baduy villages can be reached from Anyer also. Speaking a bit Sundanese will be nice here :) The people are friendly and well-informative if you ask about the directions to tourists spots.

    Liana, brother and friends (c) ukirsari
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Carita Warnings and Dangers

  • The reef and the waves

    Beware to go swimming at the beaches. Several places [like Anyer] is prohibited for this activity because the beach has sharp reefs in the shallow water. In other case, the waves also quite dangerous. Read the signboard first before do the water activities.

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  • So many trucks, motorcycles plus...

    Even small, Cilegon is an industrial city. Beware with containers and trucks during the trip Jakarta to Anyer/Carita. Meanwhile in the down town, you can find so many motorcycles and angkot [mass transportations] everywhere. Sometimes they're driving fast and not using signlamps.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Carita What to Pack

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    by ukirsari Written Nov 19, 2003

    Luggage and bags: Small backpack

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sarung [saroong], swimsuit, t-shirt, short pants, sandals, hat

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Private medicine

    Photo Equipment: Digital camera will be great

    Miscellaneous: * This is a picture of my 'private' sawung nearby Pantai Anyer. Open lounge, just bamboo for relax [and sleep, hahahaha], woww, what a simple world at that moment!

    Sawung @rie (c) ukirsari
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Carita Off The Beaten Path

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    by ukirsari Updated Nov 19, 2003

    Really, it's trully off the beaten path, since unfamilar among the visitors who take a trip to Anyer, Karangbolong, Carita, Merak, Labuan and Ujung Kulon National Park! It's happened to me also .... sigh :)

    Kids of Anyer (c) ukirsari
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Carita Favorites

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    by ukirsari Written Nov 19, 2003

    Favorite thing: Salt water, banana boats, jet-ski [at Christ and Linda home], seafood and young coconut [Frans' resto] then sunset [Karangbolong] and lighthouse [Anyer]

    Fondest memory: Something special that I will not forget about Anyer is ... my vacation among Indonesian sportsmen like Hendriansyah [road racer number 1 in my country, which sitting on my left side] and Irwan Ardiansyah [motocrosser number 1 in my country, on my right side] at 2001. We went jet-ski, swimming, playing pee-wee, trekking and playing frisbee together. Then I drove a city car which was very small for 6 of us! And since the wind blowing soooooo hard, I can't use the braking pedals as good as usual, so 5 of the guys have to run and help me out of car before plunged nearby the small pier at the backyard of Christ Indria's home, hahahahaha :)

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    • Beaches

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