Masohi: The Beauty of Maluku

View from the ferry around Seram Island, Maluku

View from the ferry around Seram Island, Maluku

In Indonesia, the east side sparkles brighter.” When my sister told me that, I did not believe it. Not at all. I needed more than five years to see it with my own eyes. That happened when my father ordered me to accompany my nephew back to Ambon, Maluku Province. This is my quick note about that journey. Continue Reading →

Hallo Surabaya, A Cozy Resto to Mingle

A gazebo in Hallo SurabayaYou can find a lot of unique restaurants in Surabaya. But the one that’s huge enough, as far as I know, is Hallo Surabaya. It stands on an area of 2.5 ha in Jalan Bubutan 95. The building has European-style. Of course, it’s actually a heritage building. Hallo Surabaya is the front part of Mardi Santoso Hospital that established since the era of Dutch colonialism. Continue Reading →

Seafood a la Madura in Between Mountain and Shore

Madurasa is located deeper in the forest, but its easy to find

Madurasa is located deeper in the forest, but its easy to find

About one kilometer to the west from Bangkalan city, East Java province, a food stall stands on the edge of the shore. It is Madurasa. This stall is located near the mangrove forest spread out along the west side of Madura island. Following the instinct to eat, I visited here. Soon, the ambiance of mountain range and shore welcomed me. Continue Reading →