One of family holiday destinations which very recommended for this Holy Eid Day holidays is visiting Plaplay at Semarang. Plaplay is the first indoor theme park at Central Java and for this Eid holidays, the management have offering special promo and discount.
Located at Semarang Town Square or SETOS, Gajahmada Inspection Road, tourist only spend 30 minutes from exit gate of Jatingaleh toll which directed to Pandanaran road before turn into Gajahmada Inspection Road.
For parents who like spend holiday time with whole family around Central Java, there aren’t wrong if trying visiting this theme par. Various rides inside this three-storey building is claimed as very safety and user-friendly for everyone, both of kids and adults. “Rides at Plaplay can be enjoyed every ages, starting kids with age of starting education like playgroup to adult,” said Rudy, Marketing Communication in Plaplay.
Rudy have also said that inside Plaplay have more than 16 rides which have operated especially for this Eid holidays. Some of the rides are Energy Claw, Baby Fun, Driving School and 5D Theater. All the rides have been spread from first floor into third floor which every floor have different theme. The first floor theme have Pirates Park when the second is Jungle Land and the last floor or third floor is Candy Land.
For this holiday promotion, Plaplay have offering one free ticket every visitor have purchase 10 tickets. Plaplay have also come with unlimited seasonal tickets which priced with 120 thousands rupiah and also 5 times playing tickets for 80 thousands rupiah. Beside that there are also have companion tickets which priced for 20 thousands rupiah. This companion ticket is for visitor who only want to company their family or friend and don’t want to try the rides. The companion ticket can exchange with donut with ice tea.
Beside the indoor, tourist have also can using Plaplay Citytour Special Rides to travel around Semarang city. The ticket is only 150 thousands rupiah per person. The tourist would be take to travel around Semarang city using Plaplay tour bus to few spots in Semarang like Lawang Sewu.
This promo is only valid until 17 Juli 2016. For operation time, Plaplay have operate from 10.00 AM to 18.00 PM when 6 July is Holy Eid Day so the Plaplay is only operate starting 11.00 AM to 22.00 AM.
Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya appealed tourist not need to worry for travel due to bombing at Solo Tuesday, 5 Juli 2016 morning. He stated that all tourism objects at Indonesia are still safety and conducive.
“Meanwhile, there are not any indication about terrorism have spread to other tourism destinations, so to all the tourist either local tourist or foreign tourist not need to worry to much because authorities have starting the investigation and will pursue the suspect,” said Arief at press conference at his office, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.
“Not need to pending the first plan for visiting or traveling to every destination across Indonesia,” Arief added. Before the suicide bombing, the suspect by using motor cycle to the yard of Surakarta Regency Policy Office, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 at 7 AM local time. When the suspect have try to break through inner side of the police office, the suspect have been blocked by one police officer and the suspect have turn back to detonate the bomb directly.
The Chief of Indonesia National Police, Badrodin Haiti have said that the suspect is dead on the spot when the police officer who try to block him name Bripka Bambang Adi have get severe injury. The report from the police have stated that the condition have controlled, safe and conducive.
Meanwhile, the guard from worship place with public and opened area will still in normal condition which like security operation in holiday. Chief of Indonesia National Police who will enter his pension period in this couple week have asking to all police office and its office to be more alertness and awareness. He also have instructed the investigation for this suicided bomber.
Presiden Joko Widodo on his separate press conference have said that people should be calm and not fear for this bombing. Indonesia have frequently getting this kind of terror and We get stronger every time they have carried out their actions. For Muslim who like to have do their Eid Prayer or Sholat Eid at this Holy Eid Day don’t need to worry and fear because police and army have stand by to secure the conditions.
Bali can be said as one of most favorite destination in the world. Many tourist more know Bali than Indonesia. There are not suprisingly if island which known as Devas Island have listed in 25 the best destination in 2016 according to AS News & World Report.
The destination which have positioned at first place is Great Barrier Reef which located at Queensland, Australia. The sea with largest coral reefs ecosystem is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of reason why Great Barrier Reef have become the first rank because its existence are endangered. Quote from CNN, Tuesday 5 July 2016, Great Barrier Reef endangered because the water temperature have rise which cause bleaching of the reef massively.
When the water temperature have rise, small algae which live at the reef or know as zooxanthellae will dispose. This is the reason why the reef become white. Due to that, tourist have be advice to visit Great Barrier Reef this year.
In the same list, Grand Canyon National Park have sit on the top of United State destination, British Virgin Island become the top Carribean Spot, and Vancouver have become the Top Canadian Spot. Rome City, Italy have become the Top Spot in Europe.
In Asia, Bali become the one of the top destination beside Tokyo and Hong Kong. This island have sit at 22th rank from the best destination in the world for AS News & World Report 2016 version. It sit above San Francisco and Budapest.
There are the 25 best destination in the world according to AS News & World Report 2016,
- Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- Paris, France
- Bora Bora, France Polynesia
- Florence, Italy
- Tokyo, Japan
- Cusco, Peru
- London, England
- Rome, Italy
- New York, United State
- Maui Hawaii
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Barcelona, Spain
- Sydney, Australia
- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- Yellowstone national Park, United State
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Hong Kong
- Cairo, Egypt
- Washington DC, United States
- British Virgin Islands
- Bali, Indonesia
- San Francisco, California
- Budapest, Hungary
One of most popular resort at North Sumatra, Mikie Funland which located at Brastagi, North Sumatra have release its newest 2 rides for this Eid Day Holidays. These rides is a ride which build to be enjoyed by whole family.
If you have homecoming to Medan, there are very recommended to take your family and lovely kids to visit Mikie Funland. This is the first theme park at North Sumatra and one of most famous at North Sumatra. Mikie Funland located at Jamin Ginting Road KM 50, Pecen Village District Brastagi. At this park, there are a lot of rides which can be played. Starting from Bon Voyage, Bubble Cab, Butterfly, Jelly Swing to Roller Coaster, Dino Tracker and Buzz Coaster. Totally, Mikie Funland have 40 rides which can be played all time.
For this Eid Day Holidays, you can try 2 newest rides which opened 2 last month. Those rides are Fly Up and Bumper Bee. “We have 2 new rides, Fly Up and Bumper Bee. Both of then officially opened at 25 June 2016” said Simor Barus, Sales Promotion Online Mikie Funland at Monday, 4 July 2016.
Fly Up is a swing which will carry its rider to certain height and maintain the ride in spinning condition. Bumper Bee is a new model of bom-bom car which the car is designed like bee. Bumper Bee is very suitable for ride with kids. Beside the rides, there are costume parade which held at 6 to 10 Juli 2016. The parade is held three times a day which 11.00 WIB, 14.00 WIB and 16.00 WIB. The costume have various starting from clown, octopus, bee and other popular animal characters.
For entry ticket, Mikie Funland have charged 120 thousands rupiah per person. For this Eid Day Holidays, Mikie Management have give discount for entry ticket which only 96 thousands rupiah per person which purchasing from Ticket.com. The Promo have valid to 19 February 2017.
Semarang’s old city have stored many place with colonial style which can become best selfie background. Beside as the place for getting photo, this place is also become recommended destinations place for traveling to Semarang’s Old City.
Semarang’s Old City is only offering historic travel, but every authentic places at Old City have also offering education traveling, shopping and culinary. There are 5 recommended location at Semarang’s Old City which very perfect for selfie.
- Blenduk Church and Srigunting Park
Srigunting Park frequently become the gathering point for tourist before starting exploring Semarang’s Old City. At this park, there are very unique architecture with bridge and shade trees when other side there are famous cultural heritage building.
GPIB Immanuel Church or known as Blenduk Church by Semarang people is one of popular cultural heritage building in the Old City. Together with Srigunting Park, this church have become number one destinations. Blenduk Church is one of oldest building at Central Java. The building have been built with colonial architecture.
- 3D Trick Art Museum
Starting from middle of 2016, 3d Trick Art Museum have become new popular destination at Old City. Tourist can get a photo with more than 100 different background in 4 rooms. Hundreds of photo have themed the popular building at Semarang, culture and figure like artist or Indonesia national figure.
The photos from 3d Trick Art Museum have come as 3d photo especially if we can get the photo in proper angle. The museum is opened at 10.00 AM to 22.00 PM West Indonesia Time Zone. Tourist will charged for 40 thousands rupiah for the entrance ticket. For the locations, it is only about 50 meters from Blenduk Church and Srigunting Park.
- Authentic Cafe
Semarang’s Old City have many authentic building which still can operate. Some of those building have still operate as hotel, office and cafe. The most interesting is on the cafe which the operator or management from those cafe have re-concept the building into new and beautiful cafe.
As authentic building, many cafe have shown up the antique stuff which almost are heritage from that building. For tourist which like to photos, these cafe destinations are perfect place. There are 5 cafe which can categorize as good place for enjoy Semarang culinary and photo, Spiegel, Retro Cafe, Marabunta Cafe, Nuris Cafe and Tekodeko.
- Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery
Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery is one of most popular authentic building in Old City. Many artworks from artists either national artists or international artists have been display in this gallery. Their arts is starting from paint, photography, ceramic crafting and sculpture.
Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery have stand exactly at back of Srigunting Park and have colonial architecture with its door and building which towered as its own characteristic. The gallery is also display different art collection according to their theme. Every tourist would charge for 10 thousands rupiah for entrance ticket.
- Old City’s Klitikan Market
Bored with building background phot ? then, Semarang’s Old City have offered alternate place for photography with antique stuff such as automotive, war machine, typewriter and old wall decoration. Placed in Klitikan market, tourist can enjoy many antique stuff like old Holden vehicle and Volkswagen which used in Colonial period. Beside the antique vehicles, there are many stands and outlets which sell various antique stuff.
If you are a antique collector, you shouldn’t missed Klitikan Market because there are a lot of antique with various price. Every stands have their own unique collection which become favorite.