On second day of our Jogja Golf trip we played at Merapi Gold Course, Cangkringan. It was a very nice round in beautiful course, under nice weather. Too bad Merapi mountain was only in sight for short period of time. But nevertheless, we had good round (our scores were much better than yesterday), and really had great time. It’s a nice ending to a fun weekend we had for the past three days.
Let’s do it again in near future guys!
On our way to Merapi Golf Course, we made unplanned detour to Kopi Klotok, one of the most popular culinary destinations in Jogja. Normally this place is very crowded, we need to queue for sometime to get our food served. Especially its thin-crust fried egg!
So in our pleasant surprise, the place is already open at 6 am, and we were the first customers there! So we had to wait a bit for the dishes to be ready, as they were still cooking! But it was nothing compared to usual queue. In the end, we had very nice breakfast. Breakfast of a champion! (Sarapannya juaraaakkk!! ☺️☺️)
We envisioned this moment around 2 years ago, planning to play golf Jogja, while visiting our daughters who study in UGM. That time, only Caca had been accepted in UGM. Alhamdulillah, now it’s a reality and the plan is finally realized ☺️😍
Coming back from Borobudur Golf Course, Magelang, we stop for lunch at Warung Makan Purnama. The restaurant has special dishes: “Mangut”, which is one of special dishes in Central Java. It’s difficult for me to describe Mangut, but let me say it’s a spicy-yellow-coconut soup poured into variety of smoked-meat, mainly fish or duck.
I picked their specialty, which is catfish. It comes with pecel (Indonesian salad with peanut sauce), and I also ordered side-dish of dried prawns and roasted egg. Gosh, what a combination I picked. It tastes like heaven! The combination of spicy, sweet and salty. Also the soft meat of the catfish is combined with the crunchy form of dried prawns and crackers. I can say it’s one of the best dish I had this year! No kidding.
I’m sure when I visit Jogja again, I’ll visit this place again with my family. Especially Elok, my wife, she’ll love it!!
Teeing off in misty morning, Gemblung Golfers Golf Jogja Trip kicks off in Borobudur International Golf Course in Magelang. The course offer challenging layout with narrow fairways and rather difficult greens.
Finally what has been planned for years come to reality! Gemblung Golfers golf outing, destination: Jogja.
Arrived in Jogja in the evening, we went straight to Gudeg Permata, a traditional Jogja culinary which is very popular nowadays. And such a pleasant surprise to meet our old friend Andre and Meika there, albeit they come to Jogja for different reason: participating in Jogja Marathon weekend. Should be a hell of fun weekend with these guys!
It’s been a while not playing golf with these guys, just because our weekend schedule did not match. But today finally the Gemblung Golfers foursome is back at Rainbow Hills. No matter how good or bad is your score, fun and great laugh are always guaranteed playing with these gemblungers. Can’t wait for our trip to Jogja in two weeks time!
Beautiful mountain set as backdrop of this challenging course
SIF 96 up with our distinguished guest from Shanghai, Mr Lee Heng Peng. Turn back the time to Singapore circa 1996. But the later the night, the discussion became deep on philosophical questions: purpose of life, life change after 40s.. haha. But still feel young hanging out with these folks! ☺️
We started the evening by dinner at Sulawesi restaurant in Menara BTPN, serving variety of spicy dishes from Sulawesi area. Great food!
Albeit assembling barely enough folks to play 5-a-side futsal, we have our first FE UGM futsal game. It’s a fun, competitive but safe for our age (i.e: no hard physical contact, very frequent breaks and rests).
The only question remaining is: will there be another futsal game this year? ☺️