If you want to know a person’s character, lets encourage adventure!
Hello all my beloved friends!
Sorry to say about, this is my first post in my blog which use English! Haha. Dont judge me as the cocky person, i just try to improved my capability in English Skill by one of my favorite hobbies, yes, writing! In this chance, i’ll tell about my amazing experience when I was holiday in Harapan Island last week. But FYI, Kombun (Komunitas Blogger UNJ) have the topic about “Tips and Trick” for this month, so i just give tips and trick about how get the minimal budgeting to advanture in Thousands Island especially Harapan Island. Okay, before I tell this one, please forgive me if any mistake in my post especially with the error language aspect, but I so confident to write this post without google translate! yeah I just use my lovely pocket dictionary 🙂
So, CMIIW and Check this out!
Tips and Trick Traveling to Thousand Islands with Minimal Budget!
1. Adventure isnt need Travel Agent/Package!
Yes of course! Baim, Simas, and I (Gerobak Dorong Ganks) have the discuss before decide will take the travel package or not. In the pizza store this night (PHD Rawamangun), after the longtime debate each other about this plan, finnaly we got some conclusions. Such as we dont need travel package with the reason: we need adventure and survive as the challenge during holiday there. If we use travel agent, its not free for us because so many rules, cost, and other weakness. On beside that we also try to get information about adventure by other people who post in their blog, site, e.t.c. So, just go on! Dont afraid because everything gonna be okay without travel agent.
2. Dont hesitate to using promo!
Belive or not, we get free (Rp.0,-) to arrived in Kali Adem Harbor (Muara Angke) by luxurious car from Rawamangun. Just check the photo of receipt below! Why its happen?
Yeah, Because Uber is give the promo until June 2016. Please imagine if we dont use Uber, how many cost we pay for the transportation to move from Rawamangun to Muara Angke? Oh, thankyou so much Uber. At least it make our financial safe. Hehe. Dont hesitate to use promo! Just ride it.
This is the step for get the promo of Uber. Enjoy it!
3. Selective to decide the ship
This is the most important part of our trip to Harapan Island. Alright! the boat/ship from Jakarta to Thousand Islands is so many according the cost and facilities. Generally, is contain 3 kind of the boat. First, is “Motor” the traditional boat that is slowly because the material so simple by wood, the price is about Rp. 35.000/person. Second, we can use the Perintis Ship (PT.Pelni) that improvement from the government of Jakarta and this is the cheapest one because only Rp. 15.000/person. The last is boat which we choose because efficient and safe. The KM. Kerapu 2 by “Dinas Perhubungan” and the price is the most expensive Rp 55.000/person!
Why we not use the Perintis Ship by PT Pelni, because the harbor for this ship is not Muara Angke (Kali Adem Harbor) but Sunda Kelapa Harbor. Altough we cant use this on this time bet keep calm, because we decide to use it when we come back to Jakarta. At least make it the one of experience about choose the transportation to Harapan Island.
Human as the social creature, we cant life without the other. Just build relation with many people and feel the possitive impacts. Like when we are wait the ship in harbor, we get the information from the young mother about get the ticket easily without make a line (antre) because she is often use this transportation.
So, just build relations with the other around you not only when do traveling but everytime everywhere because its so give many benefits.
I have some friends in Harapan Island, i know them from the Abang None Buku DKI Jakarta event last year. They are Jamilah and Fajri. Fajri ask we to stay in his house. His mother also very happy. Aaaak, so many opportunities if we have many friends like this.
Local citizen there is so happy and proud if any tourism from central city like Jakarta go there. Okay just remember that Thousand Islands is the part of Jakarta as “Kabupaten”. The accent of people there is different because so many outsider like Bugis and Java people as citizen there. So, the accent of Bahasa Indonesia is like ” hard” and sometimes heared like Batak accent. So, just communicate with them normally and dont act to much because they are not like the bad attitude from tourism in their islands.
The chance by communication with them is sometimes they’ll help you. Like our experience, there any the old man is help me to snorkeling and swimming at Perak Islands with he boat to take this place. Okay, keep communication.
6. Forget your problems from Jakarta
The fundamental of holiday is, just forget your problem, treadmills, and some bulshit in the city which you so dizzy because it. Just enjoy and try to advanture without bad daydreams and hectic of Jakarta!
7. Try to survive without money!
FYI, so many things that you cant buy with money. It is like bestfriend, happiness, and freedom. Just feel free from money and buy something’s with skill, attitude, and knowledge. Are you ready to survive! Okay, its start right now!!
This is my tips and trick! Thankyou for reading my post. Please comment and give the corrections if i have mistake 🙂 Thank you!
*This post kindly dedicate for Kombun (Komunitas Blogger UNJ)