East Java: Kawah Ijen, Mount Bromo

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Having not been to any hiking trips before, I got an opportunity to travel to East Java, Indonesia for 5D4N. This trip was made happened thanks to Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia and Nuffnang SG!

Did my check in and found out that I'll be taking the business class with Garuda Indonesia! Really excited because it was my first time taking business class!

Garuda Indonesia has won "World's Best Cabin Crew" for consecutive 2 years!

Yay to huge leg room space for a good stretch!

With the cabin crew!

Photo credits: Purple Light Visuals


Throughout this whole trip, Kawah Ijen and Mount Bromo was definitely two of the best places to go to for the amazing view and experience.

Kawah Ijen is highly recommended to mountain buffs and hikers. The magnificent turquoise sulphur lake of Kawah Ijen lies at 2148m above sea level and is surrounded by the volcanos sheer crater walls.

Wake up call was at 12.30am for our hike to Kawah Ijen so I only had a few hours to rest! I must say the hike up to Kawah Ijen and down the crater was really really tiring. It took us about 1.5hours (3km) to reach the top of the Kawah Ijen but it's not done yet.. We still have to go down the crater which the road was rocky and slippery! Please remember to bring a torch light as it is really dark and it can get quite scary haha!

The blue fire! (Photo Credits: Sheila)

Stunning view


Definitely one of the most beautiful scene I've witness over at Mount Bromo while waiting for the sun rise.

The wait was really torturous because it was so freezing cold! (This wouldn't happen if you are well prepared so don't be like me.) I underestimated the temperature up at Bromo so I actually only wore a layer of sweater with a jacket. I highly recommend you to bring a scarf/mask and gloves to prevent yourself from the cold temperature. My nose was runny and literally dripping while waiting for the sun rise. Not forgetting heat packs!

At 2392 meters tall, Mount Bromo is not among the tallest of Indonesia's mountains but its stunning beauty lies in its incredible setting.

Really love this view! The feeling is really surreal when you are there!

Going to take the jeep to the foot of Mount Bromo for a horseback ride!

It's really sandy so a face mask would be really useful!


My pony!

Photo credits: Purple Light Visuals


A photo with our jeep!

Teletubbies hill!

Jump shot at Whispering sands!

Really love all the beautiful landscapes :)


If you are interested in this trip as well, Garuda Indonesia has come up with a promotion for you guys!

Special promo price: SGD 350 (all inclusive)

Booking period: From now till 31 Oct 15

Travel period: From now till Mar 16

Destinations featured: Departure: Singapore - Denpasar (Bali) – Banyuwangi
Return: Surabaya – Singapore

Booking details: Tickets are available for purchase at Garuda ticketing office (101 Thomson Road #12-03 United Square) or via the reservation hotline 6250 2888.

Promo code: Please quote ‘GANuffnang’ when booking

In addition to the flight promo, you can contact Trisno from Diorama Travel Management, trisno@dioramagroup.net for Land Tours.


ACE Insurance Promotion

For this trip, I was covered by ACE Insurance! 

Visit website www.acetravelinsurance.com.sg/nuffnang and you shall automatically enjoy the discount. Currently this promo is available till 11th October!

Mechanics: 20% off Single Trip Plan (Not applicable to Basic Plan for Malaysia/Batam/Bintan) or 10% off Annual Plan

For ACE Insurance, medical claims in Singapore is valid for 31 days provided medical treatment is sought overseas :)


I must say I really enjoyed myself during this trip and it has been an awesome experience. I'm glad that I agreed on coming to this trip because I don't think I will plan any hiking trip myself. I've made many new friends and all the places we've been to are definitely worth the time and effort spent haha!

Thank you so much to Garuda Indonesia and Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia (#WonderfulIndonesia) and Nuffnang SG for planning this whole trip and making it happen! :)

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