Borobodur-Dieng-Jogja Exodus Update III

Small update & reminder about the upcoming trip.

It will not long before 17 of us depart to Jogja. And there are few changes about the participants. The confirmed participants are:

  1. Me
  2. dR. Ali
  3. Jasni
  4. Hasmanizam
  5. Hasmanizam’s wife
  6. Big aka Kavalera
  7. Big’s wife
  8. Idzwan
  9. uDa (Idzwan’s wife)
  10. Badang
  11. Badang’s wife (not sure he has bought the ticket or not)
  12. Alphaman (the only Sony Alpha user in this trip)
  13. Dome
  14. Aji
  15. Mizi
  16. ND
  17. Bigbro (not ND’s wife) :D

Syahrin & wife are not able to join in due to work committment. Therefore no Canon user this time.

Our flight is AK1004 (9 Feb 2009, 1355 from LCCT) & AK1005 (13th Feb 2009, 1555 from Jogja). Idzwan & uDa will travel from Melaka. Maybe you guys can pool with Jasni who is coming from Muar. Aji, ND, Bigbro, Badang & wife will come from KL. I reckon Dome will travel to KL a day earlier & go to LCCT with Aji et al. Seven of us will come from Kuantan. Ehmmm…we need 2 cars here unless we travel by bus. Need to discuss with Kuantan members about this.

I’ll print out all the tickets that I have, and I hope ND will print his & Bigbro’s.

The itinerary is as follows:

Kaboel aka Huda won’t be able to be our guide. He is now working with the government. Instead he already asked Mas Mukti to help us. We knew Mukti from the last expedition to Mount Lawu & he is a very active guy who has a cool bike! :D

We will be traveling using minibus & I had reminded Kaboel many times to make sure that the bus can climb Dieng! I hope we don’t have to push the bus!! :D The bus can actually accomodate 23 people, but based on the previous experiences, & looking at the size of our trip members, it is better to leave some space for luggage.

Our guide in Dieng is Pak Sumar. The budget requested for each member is IDR1,000,000 (circa RM350) only. I think it should be enough to cover accommodation & transport for the whole trip. The food is not expensive but our guide should bring us to the non-tourist reataurant. We try to avoid luxury hotel to cut cost. So excluding shopping, I guess RM200 should be enough for foods.

Again, please check your passport because that’s the most important document. We won’t be climbing any mountain on foot. Therefore no need to carry a backpack or tent. Everyone is allowed only one bag to check-in. Max load is 15kg & 5 kg for the hund luggage.

Please bring jacket as it is cold up there in Dieng. Temperature maybe around 20°C during daytime & 10°C at night. Glove, scarf & ski cap is important. Also don’t forget to bring Vaseline for the lips. Suitable strapped sandal or shoes & towel. It is good to bring candies for kids especially when you shoot people there.

We will be shooting landscape most of the time. IR is great here. Also people & street shooting. BTW don’t forget to bring adapter for electrical equipments. Universal adapter is good.

Update: 14th Jan 2009

Myself, Ali & Mizi will travel in my car. Nizam, his wife, Idzwan & uDA in Nizam’s car. Big & his wife in their car. Alphaman wants to travel a day earlier & he will be taking bus to KL. We will park all our cars at Badang’s house. From there, we will take Aliran to Sentral & then a bus to LCCT. We’ll leave Kuantan immediately after Fajar, no later than 6:30AM


  1. hisyamrahman January 12, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    can’t imagine the experience that all the participants will gain…wish to be in that list. might be, next time. InsyaAllah. all the best to all of you. waiting for beautiful panoramic from you doc.

  2. Jamal Rahman January 12, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    Jeram Perahu pergi tak?

  3. hisyamrahman January 12, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    tak boleh pegi…kena pegi kl….sedih :(

  4. ND January 12, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Yeaaahhoooooooo…can’t wait to go there…

    Doc, saya ada kenal satu cewek di sana…dah kasitau dia nak jumpa dia nanti di Malioboro..wahahaha…

  5. Jamal Rahman January 12, 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    Sorang je? OK…saya pegi bujang takpe…dR Ali pun nak satu….ha ha ha….

  6. ND January 12, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    sorang je..dia pun dah nak menikah dah..hahahaha…
    tapi dia kata nak bawak cewek2 lain..muahahahaha…

  7. remi January 13, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    aduh…aku pengen mas, aku pengen…hahahaha. ntar, jangan lupa ya fotoin temen temen kamu ND. jangan lupa yahoo id nya sekali yach !!!

  8. sherrina January 14, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    Selamat berekspedisi :)

  9. Jamal Rahman January 14, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    Pantang sebut cewek…tetiba je dia muncul….ha ha ha

  10. ND January 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Hotel Kristina

    one of the budget hotels kat Malioboro..quite nice

  11. Jamal Rahman January 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    Betul lah…cam menarik aje……camne nak book ek?

  12. hasmanizam January 15, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    Amat menarik ni Dr Jamal. Dpt dok sini memang best ni.

  13. hasmanizam January 20, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    Update: Semua ubat2 yang berkaitan sudah disediakan (tak reti la nak sebut nama ubat2 tu sini. Dr Jamal sorang jek yg paham nanti)…:)

  14. Jamal Rahman January 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    Thanks Nizam…. :D

  15. ND January 23, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    nak book hotel kristina tu kena call je la kot…or mintak org kat sana book..hehe

  16. Jamal Rahman January 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Memang plan camtu. Tapi kene check betul2…jangan indah khabar dari rupa.

  17. ND January 29, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    Orait..hopefully ok la situ…takut kata je dekat dgn Malioboro..tapi jenuh nak berjalan..eheheh..

    Nanti on Monday 9 feb tu, apa kata kita berkumpul ramai2 di KL Sentral jam 11 – 11.30am dah naik bas to LCCT…bleh naik bas ramai2..hehe

  18. Jamal Rahman January 29, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    Memang kita orang akan sampai Sentral around that time. Before subuh bertolak ke KL. Simpan keta & then naik Aliran ke Sentral. So jumpa kat sana ND…

  19. ND January 29, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    Quote from a website…

    When you go to Yogyakarta, surely you expert to see lots regarding Javanese Culture. Malioboro is a startegic place. It is soooooo Yogya! Nearby Sultan palace (Kraton), batik and local craft market (go to Bringharjo, the traditional market, and get the experience of unique shopping!). Then where to stay in that strategic area? Especially when you have tight budget?

    There is an alley in Malioboro street called Dagen. Go, and see all along the street you can find fine hostels in vivid neighbourhood. The best around is Peti Emas. International standard. You will never be dissatisfied to stay there.

    But last October 2006, I was not lucky to get a room at Peti Emas. It was high season as Indonesians celebrated Lebaran. Then I got another hostel around I’ve never heard before. The name is Kristina Hotel. Well, it is a modest place to stay, if you just need a clean, safe and friendly athmosphere to stay– coz they don’t have swimming pool or stuff like that. I went there with mom and my sister. We stayed in a fully air conditioned room for 3, provided with TV, private bath room with hot shower. They served us nice traditional meal for breakfast. Good service. And guest how much I might pay for all those nice things? US$ 30/ night!!!

    I will consider to stay there whenever back to Yogya. You can check it out, reservation by phone can be done. Hotel Kristina. Jl Dagen 71A Yogyakarta 5527, Indonesia. Phone 62 274 512076. Enjoy!

  20. ND January 29, 2009 at 8:41 pm #

    Hotel Peti Mas tu pun ok gak..menarik…

    tgk sini

  21. Jamal Rahman January 29, 2009 at 9:32 pm #

    ND, hang call lar ND…..mintak tolong cewek tu book kan. Or….masa sampai baru kita gi tengok hotel tu. Lagi selamat. Sebab on the way balik baru kita stop over kat Jogja.

  22. NaTaLie February 8, 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    Rumah saya dekat sekali dengan Candi Borobudur. Sayangnya saya bekerja di Jakarta saat ini =(

    Have a safe trip and good luck ^_^

  23. Jamal Rahman February 8, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    Waduh…sayang sekali…. :D

  24. bali kintamani July 9, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    Bali has such a relaxed atmosphere, and the people are so friendly, that you may not be on the lookout for scams. It’s hard to say when an ‘accepted’ practice such as over-charging becomes an unacceptable rip-off, but be warned that there are some people in Bali (not always Balinese) who will engage in a practised deceit to rip you off. Most Balinese would never perpetrate a scam, but it seems that very few would warn a foreigner when one is happening. Be suspicious if you notice that bystanders are uncommunicative and perhaps uneasy, and one guy is doing all the talking.

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