Weekender at Batu Lawang

Batu Lawang wasn’t one of our itinerary. At first, we just thought about city tour: museum, or historical sites… but then, one of us got the idea.

This BIG ROCKS located in between two districts in Serang, Banten, Indonesia.

The people call it that way because it represent the door to another district.

This place definitely for weekender who didn’t have much time to hike but also a place to challenge ourselves.

Four of us, choose easiest way, we rode a motorbike until reach the highest post and hike about an hour.

But, one of us, hike by foot from the scratch. And if by walk is not enough, you can speed it up by run, like Teguh did.

Maybe some people think we’re crazy to hike during fast, how if we thirst or hungry, people said. But it is a fortunate to got there during the day of fasting month; the hill was quiet and we have the hill for ourselves. And fasting was not an excuse to do nothing or do less active during the day, right?…

We usually hike before dawn to catch sunrise, but not here… because the rocks will be very slippery, so we chose to climb under clear sky at 7am. 

Along the path, we got special company that time, a kitten… Soon after she saw us, she was with us to the top of the hill. She was a pro hiker, she knew that we want to go to the top of the hill, she run and hike in front of us, like a guide.

Soon after we reach the top, the benign litte feline rubbed her head at our feet. She even played with my toes.

Because the hill was ours, we monopoly the sight. Serang looks beautiful from above. We can see the biggest mosque from above, Serang’s industrial sites, hills, woods and the harbour, our next destination.

As the sun rose higher, we gone back to our start line. This time our feline fellow didn’t want to join, she roll her body and close her eyes.
Enjoy her sunbath.

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@Dawam, Fitra & Teguh, thanks for being a good host.

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