Chasing Sunset In Baluran, Meru Betiri National Park

chasing sunset at Baluran, Taman Nasional Meru Betiri. It's really awesome!

chasing sunset at Baluran, Taman Nasional Meru Betiri. It’s really awesome!

Situated in the border of three regions, Jember, Situbondo and Banyuwangi, Meru Betiri National Park has very vast areas. Each region may have different flora and fauna due to their landscapes. Among those regions, Situbondo has unique landscape which makes you feel as if you were in Africa. No wonder if this place is often called Africa van Java.

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Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr


When we were in the field to sholat Eid. It was taken almost a year ago.

Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadhan. It is the feast for every muslim in this world after they have been fasting during daylight hours in Ramadhan month. In this day, all muslims gather along in the field to pray or sholat Eid. But before that, they have to fulfil their Zakat first. Zakat is charitable giving in the form of money or 2,5 kg of rice given to those who are trapped in poverty and those who deserve to receive. Therefore in this day all people can share the happiness of the feast. Every door is left open as the invitation to people to come over. A plenty of cakes in the pots are served nicely in every house. People pay visits to their neighbors and extended families. They apologize and ask forgiveness to each other. But for the kids, the joy of Eid Al-Fitr is when the hosts give them money if they visit their house. It is a time for them to collect money! People do this in order to educate the children to visit their neighbors and tighten their bond or silaturahmi. But for the kids, as long as they get money, they are happy! Eid Al-Fitr delights everyone’s heart. Continue reading