Lumajang Travel Guide

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    watugodeg beach
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  • Selokambang swimming pool
    Selokambang swimming pool
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  • Main street of Lumajang
    Main street of Lumajang
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    Selokambang swimming pool

    by hongmingd Written Oct 5, 2003

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    Selokambang (lit. the floating stone) is one of highlight of Lumajang. It's located at the foot of Mt Semeru, which is the highest volcano on Java. This pool can be reached from the town center by minibuses, or for more interesting view you can rent a bike and cycle there (only 6 km). This pool is very popular among locals, but not so crowded. The most enjoyable way is to get there early in the morning and enjoy the sunrise when dipping in it.

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Lumajang Restaurants

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    Pecel street vendor

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    Lumajang Pecel is quite famous in East Java. Pecel is Indonesian traditional food that you can find quite easily throughout Java. It consits of rice, butternut sauce, and vegetables. The main part of the pecel is the sauce, and sauce produced in Lumajang tends to be spicy and sweet in the same time. You can find pecel vendors quite easily on the main street. Pecel breakfast could be the best way to start your day.

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    Indonesian delicacies

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    The woman vendor in the picture above is called as "Tenong Merah" or the Red Basket. Inside her basket you can find various kind of indonesian traditional cakes and snackes, some of them are covered inside banana leaf. The big balls in this picture are called as "onde-onde", one of indonesian famous snack. All of the food you buy from street vendors in Lumajang are considered as "halal" or safe for muslims, because the majority of this town are muslims. But you should ask first when you are eating in Chinese restaurants in this town, because there is also a huge chinese community in Lumajang which also eat pork.

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    a street vendor on Lumajang main road

    by hongmingd Written Oct 5, 2003

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    Street vendors are very common in Indonesia, and you can find many vendors like this walking door to door to offer their goods. Food vendors are the most common in Lumajang. It could be the best way to taste various delicious food in this town, by just standing and enjoying the day on the main road of the town, and there will be hundreds of vendors passing you offering various kinds of food.

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    Main street of Lumajang

    by hongmingd Updated Oct 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: As a small town with 1 million population only (gosh...., it's still a tiny regency compared to other cities in Java), Lumajang tends to have a quiet and wide street, crowded by becak rickshaw instead of cars. The main street is just a long street with shops and vendors everywhere. A really "quiet" town. Everything is cheap here compared to other cities in Java, but not so much variety for shopping. The locals tend to go to Surabaya or Jember for a more complete shopping.

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