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Cirebon

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Cirebon is a city in West Java. It's located near border with Central Java

Its name is often said to be derived from the Sundanese words of "Cai" (or river) and "Rebon" (or "shrimp"). (Indeed the main production of the city is fishery including shrimps.) The alternative Javanese derivation is from "Caruban", meaning "mixture"--a reference to Cirebon's complex mix of Javanese, Malay, Sundanese, Chinese and Arabic cultural elements. While Indonesians from outside of Cirebon pronounce the name CHEE-ray-bone, locals say Cher-BONE.

The city weather is hot and humid. Wear cotton clothes. You do not need long sleeves shirt, instead a T-shirt and knee-long trousers are comfortable. Some places like mosques (masjid) and temples require polite dress such as long trousers/skirts. Hot pants/mini skirts will attract people attention and might be considered impolite.

Get in

Get around

There are several ways of getting around the town of Cirebon.

1. By Car - This is the most convenience way of travel around in Cirebon. 2. By 'Angkot' - This is the public transport in Cirebon, however, they are not as comfortable as your own private car. Cost around Rp 3000 ?? 3. By 'Becak' - Becak is similar to rickshaw. You hop on the 'wheeled chair' and the driver will cycle the becak around for you. It cost you from Rp 5000 to Rp 20 000 (depend on your first offering to the becak driver, well you can negotiate the price as they are no official price for becak)

See

  • Kraton Kasepuhan
  • Kraton Kanoman
  • Gua Sunyaragi
  • Grave of Sunan Gunungjati

Do

Buy

  • Batik Cirebon
 The well-known batik brand in Cirebon is Kencana Ungu

Eat

Local cuisines are:

  • Nasi Jamblang. The most famous one is Mang Dul, you could easily eat at Grage Mall's food court.
  • Nasi Lengko. The most famous one is located on Jalan Pagongan. Nasi lengko is consist of steamy rice, tempe and tahu, bean sprout, and covered with peanuts sauce, kucai and sweet soysauce in the top of it. It's better if you eat it with lamb satay and kerupuk aci.
  • Sate Kalong. You can find it only at night. That is way they named it sate kalong (kalong:bat)
  • Tahu Gejrot
  • Empal Gentong.

Drink

Sleep

Budget

  • Hotel Asri

Splurge

  • Hotel Bentani
  • Hotel Park
  • Hotel Patra Jasa
  • Hotel Puri Santika

Contact

Get out


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