Jombang has slogan “Jombang Beriman” which means “Bersih, Indah, dan Nyaman” or in English “Clean, Beauty, and Comfort”. Beriman itself is a word in Bahasa Indonesia mean “Faithfully”, it is because Jombang also known as “Kota Santri” or Adherent to Moslem City. Many boarding Moslem schools exist in Jombang.
It said, the word of Jombang is an acronym from Javanese word that is Ijo (Indonesian: green) and Abang (Indonesian: red). Green represents the students (religious), and Red represents the Abangan (nationalist). Both groups live side by side and in harmony in Jombang. In fact both of these elements is described in the basic colors of Jombang regional symbol.
Even Islam in Jombang have strong believe but people in Jombang live side by side with other religions in peace, that’s why this city as an example for Pluralism in Indonesia. It is because our former fourth President of IndonesiaKyai H. Abdurrahman Wahid who taught about humanism and pluralism is from Jombang.
Jombang regency is landlocked by some regency and pretty close with neighborhood tourism city such as Surabaya, Mojokerto, Malang. Kepuhsari terminal is the main terminal in Jombang.
To and from Surabaya, find bus in Purabaya/Bungurasih terminal. Any bus with this destinations Yogyakarta, Madiun, Ponorogo, Kertosono, Nganjuk, Tulungagung is passing Kepuhsari terminal. The journey will take about 2 hours and you should pay Rp. 10,000,- air-con bus. Please bear in mind that after 4 pm - 5 pm any bus will not entering the terminal but only stop at the front gate of the terminal. Jombang have 3 stop points commonly used by local traveler: Kepuhsari Terminal (main terminal), Terminal Lama (Old Terminal, T-intersection near Darul Ulum University), and the last is the Jombang Train Station.
To and from Malang, find bus name Puspa Indah, bus with blue color in Landungsari Terminal, the journey will take around 3 hours. Please note, bus from Malang is small bus, no air-con, and the driver drive like crazy because the road is up and down, but the scenery is great because passing the mountain and paddy's field. Fare Rp. 18,000.
To and from Yogyakarta, from Giwangan terminal find bus depart to Surabaya, all buses to Surabaya is passing Jombang terminal and the journey will take around 6 hours. Economy bus fare Rp. 43,000.
Perpamim, Jalan Gus Dur (Right in front of Jombang Sport Stadium), ☎ 62-321-6130975. 8:00 am - 16:00 pm. Claimed as the center of foods and beverages for souvenir in Jombang, you can also buy batik and t-shirt in this shop.edit
Most hotel charge around Rp. 150,000 - Rp. 300,000
Yusro Hotel Restaurant & Convention, Jalan Soekarno Hatta No.25, ☎ +62-321-878-800, . The only 3 stars hotel & convention, located in the center of Jombang city. firstname.lastname@example.orgRp. 486,000 - Rp. 905,000. edit
The international country code for Indonesia is 62. The local area code for Jombang is 321. There are three main telecommunication providers in Indonesia: Telkom Indonesia (fixed line), Telkomsel, and Indosat. Public coin phone doesn't exist these day in Jombang and telephone kiosks called Wartel rarely found. It will be better if you buy local SIM card that easily find with really cheap price.
Mobile Phones are carried by almost everyone in Indonesia. Prepaid SIM cards are widely available from many telecommunication providers, such as, Telkomsel, XL, Indosat, 3, and Axis, just bring your own GSM 900 or GSM 1800 phone. The pre-paid SIM card costs around Rp 10,000. Voice and data fare may vary depending what kind provider you use.
Also available for CDMA users, Telkom Flexi, Smartfren, And Esia which are cheaper, but you must have a RUIM CDMA phone.
There are many internet cafes or Warnet/Warung Internet in Jombang which offer speedy access to the internet, they charge around Rp. 2,500/hour. Several hotels provide Wi-Fi on the lobby. Ask the front desk about internet access.
And many cafes in Jombang provide free Wi-Fi, or you can use public Wi-Fi in the Jombang town square (Alun-Alun) for free.