Although West Java for now is known for its Spirit-Queen the region is also known for its mountainous and agricultural character. Historically we know West-Java as Sunda where the Sundanese people live. So passing these lush green valleys and high mountain peaks you may fo for a surf, centred around Pelabuhan Ratu, Bayah and Genteng. Yep, neighbourhood of the Spirit-Queen.
Equipment: The best known surf spot in the region is Cimaya & Cisolok because most other surf breaks have limited accommodation. Cimaya is throughout favourite, included Indicator Point, Karang Papak and Karang Hawu (sometimes called Sunset Beach).
All this just an addition to VT site of Pelabuhan Ratu, because of one of my best friends. Go for it Mark! See Website Ombak Tujuh, the best about, for ya gear ...
Satria Nusantara (SN) is an active, modern and still developing sport. It combines physical aspects with mental training. Over 100 Satria Nusantara branches can now can be found all over the provinces of Indonesia with members in the age ranging from 16 to over 70 years old, both male and female.
STAN JAKARTA, Jl. H. Zakaria 23 RT 002/03 Lenteng Agung Jakarta Selatan 12610
JAKARTA PIA ARDHYA GARINI, Ranting DENMABES AU Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu Jakarta Selatan 12780 Telp (021) 7996608 pes 480
Equipment: The basic training comprises 10 basic movements, called jurus (pronounce joo-roos), the breathing exercises. Every training session begins and ends with a sitting (triangle) breathing exercise in sitting position that also is meant for training the concentration. Depending on the level of the participants the jurus are exercised in different ways. And ... you just need black trousers and t-shirt, usually by the Satria-club.
Two main effects result from this sport. First is revitalization of the common body systems and secondly the development of an energetic bodily field. The first results in a better physical condition and a better resistance against diseases. The second results in the forming of stealthy power (in the Indonesian language: Tenaga dalam = Inner Strength). The last is based on the development of bio-electricity.
Most of the members are motivated to cure their ailments, varying from chronic asthma, blood related disease, neural disease, malfunctioning internal organs and virus related diseases. Others want to improve their physical fitness or to develop their stealthy power.
Equipment: Breathing exercises are practiced already for a long time. The spreading was limited to small groups of people in Indonesia from one family or priests within a temple. The breathing process got very important to me, because I never tried that before. I got up now at the level of "Gabungan" and straighted out my back ...
At the Samudra Beach Hotel I got the chance to join the SN group at that place on that early Sunday morning and even got a special treatment by the master-teacher. The Javanese people really reacted very warmly in a way of taking in a stranger at once ... it was a great experience!
Please, see the link with some pics taken of the Dutch Satria Nusantara
Gn Gede (2.958 m) and Gn Pangrango (3.019 m) are both part of a volcanic chain (with around 35 active volcanoes) from Sumatra through Java and the Lesser Sunda Islands. Visit Gn Gede area, 150 square kilometres/58 squares miles and closest city Bogor and Jakarta. You can stay overnight to enjoy early morning birdwatch and, it takes at least 2 days to climb the mountains. Weekends can be crowded and you need permits.
Gn Gede area has some good guesthouses surrounded by botanical gardens, and hotels outside the park, or find one at hill resorts near the main road. Go for a mountain hike. Birdwatch is excellent. If you wish to climb the mountains you must obtain the permit either at Visitor Center - Cibodas or Selabintana Resort Office and Gunung Putri Resort Office.
Pusat Informasi Konservasi Alam
Equipment: Minimum hiking gears : warm clothes, sleeping bag and tent if staying on the mountain overnight, waterproof clothing, flashlight (!) and medical kit (included anti-mosquito). Carry enough food and drink ... Info at PHPA, Jln. Raya Cibodas, Cipanas-Cianjur.
In the gathering among journalists and the motocycles producers, we're created special duel of Tug O'War. Go guys, go. Finally, the journalists lose 3 - 0. Oh, boy :)
Equipment: Capstan and pipe plus lift up voice!
On the event 'Media Gathering 2002' by Cagiva and Mabua Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles, we're playing Husqvarna (Husky) Boy 80 cc around the beach. Wowwww, cool :D