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Gunung Daik Mount Festival. Singkep & Lingga Highlights |Johor Kaki Travels For Food

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I was inwards Pulau Singkep together with Pulau Lingga for Gunung Daik Festival 2017. One of the signature events of the annual festival is the 35 km mount biking trail through the hills together with villages close Dabo (Singkep) town. I didn't cycle this fourth dimension but am inspired to start preparation 😁 Over 100 cyclists from Malacca , Johor , Kuala Lumpur together with Singapore joined the Indonesians for this year's upshot from nineteen -22 Nov.

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Singkep together with Lingga Islands are business office of Indonesia's Lingga Regency which is business office of Riau Province. The Lingga Regency islands are close 100 km - 120 km due south of Singapore. The easiest means to go to Lingga Regency from Singapore is past times ferry (as in that location are no scheduled air links , at the moment).

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Our starting fourth dimension halt inwards Lingga Regency was Singkep's Jagoh ferry terminal. Jagoh is 4 hours past times fast boat due south of Batam Island which inwards plow is 1 hr due south of Singapore (so amount fourth dimension at body of body of water is close five hours). The weather condition was brilliant together with sunny , together with all our boat rides were shine together with comfortable.

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At Singkep's Jagoh ferry terminal , fishermen convey inwards their select handgrip of of the solar daytime on piffling wooden boats together with sell them straight to buyers from restaurants or fishmongers who come upwards on motorcycles.

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Singkep Island (757 km²) is close the same size equally Singapore (719 km²). According to the 2010 census , 41 ,000 people lived on Singkep Island mostly simply about Dabo town where nosotros spent iii nights.

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Singkep together with Lingga Islands used to select a tin economic scheme but the mines had unopen since the 1980s. Today , most people engage inwards farming together with fishing. There is some (swallow) plane nest production - y'all tin give the sack take away heed the feature chirping of swallows when y'all walk the streets of Dabo Singkep. There is also growing tourism which Lingga Regency hopes to promote equally the islands select much natural beauty together with historical significance equally a telephone substitution meat of Malay culture.

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The retail shops simply about Dabo town generally cater to basic everyday wearable , carry together with nutrient needs of locals.

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There is a small-scale fish together with vegetable market.

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I didn't run across whatever petrol stations - in that location are likely rattling few. But , petrol together with diesel fuel are sold everywhere inwards plastic soda bottles together with cans at street side motorbike workshops together with also provision shops.

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Life inwards Dabo is elementary , peaceful together with relaxing.

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In Singkep , the ii major hotels are One Hotel together with Prima Inn. Some of us were position upwards inwards One Hotel (which is roughly 3-star).

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Others were accommodated inwards Prima Inn (also roughly 3-star). One Hotel is equipped amongst lifts whereas in that location are solely stairs inwards Prima Inn. Prima Inn provides intermittent wifi together with at the anteroom only.

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One of our favourite hangouts inwards Dabo town was a local java store simply across the street from Prima Inn known equally Bintang Timur. It's a Hainanese means kopitiam , the variety nosotros uncovering throughout Singapore together with Malaysia.

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Bintang Timur is run past times Mr Yang together amongst his mum together with helpers. The Yangs are Hakka. Mr Yang's manlike mortal parent who founded Bintang Timur learnt the java merchandise from a Hainanese master. The Yangs verbalise Bahasa Republic of Indonesia , Hakka together with Mandarin.

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Bintang Timur kopitiam has been inwards this same location for over 30 years - the quintessential corner kopitiam (coffee store inwards Hokkien language) of Singapore , Malaysia together with simply about hither inwards Indonesia. Their clientele is a cross department of the local population inwards Dabo Singkep.

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Mr. Yang brews java amongst the same long pharynx steel kettle together with java sock used inwards Singapore together with Malaysia.

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The familiar steel tank together with java pots were fabricated inwards Singapore. In decades past times earlier they were generally phased out past times the 1990s , Singapore had a thriving lite manufacturing manufacture together with most java shops together with restaurants from Johor inwards the N to Singkep inwards the due south were equipped past times the workshops of Singapore. Singapore made eating seat equipment together with machines were famous for its quality.

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Bintang Timur serve their kopi inwards these traditional thick ceramic cups together with saucers which were also imported from Singapore.  The season together with scent of Bintang Timur's kopi is rattling similar to the "white coffee" nosotros uncovering inwards Johor from JB together with Pontian to Muar together with Batu Pahat.

Made amongst Robusta beans from Lampung inwards Southern Sumatra , the scent is rattling mild. The beans from Lampung are roasted at Bintang Timur twice a week. Unfortunately , I didn't select a adventure to uncovering the roasting this time.

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The trunk is light-medium together with the season is quite pronounced together with distinctive (reminds me of Kheng Guan Hiong inwards Pontian Johor). The locals drinkable their java amongst a lot of saccharide or condensed milk. If y'all prefer less saccharide , simply parent it when y'all brand your order.

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Unlike inwards Singapore together with Malaysia where kaya together with butter toast is staple , Bintang Timur does non serve it. They create select soft boiled eggs eaten amongst black soy sauce together with white pepper. The season of the egg was mild together with it was done simply about 80%.

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Bintang Timur serves a diverseness of local lite dishes together with snacks from local suppliers.  There is a samosa similar to epok epok amongst greasy crisp , slightly chewy skin. There is a piffling fighting of savoury spicy filling inwards the airy samosa.

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I similar this pulut panggang - gummy rice amongst fried grated kokosnoot together with dried shrimp filling. It is non likewise greasy , the tender gummy rice has a slight chewiness to the seize amongst teeth together with it has a fighting of sweetness toasty season from the grilled banana leafage wrapping. The mild savoury sweetness spicy season of the fried grated dried shrimps together with kokosnoot balanced the sweetness gummy rice.

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The circular brownish biscuit inwards the middle is Cakar Ayam or chicken scratching because it looks similar a ball of bad handwriting 😄 Cheryl bought it at the marketplace to percentage amongst us.

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Josephine did a beautiful sketch of Cakar Ayam that is sure enough no chicken scratching 😄 Cakar Ayam is a sweetness dessert made of strips (like brusk wires) of sweetness tater fried together with dunked inwards caramelised sugar. It tastes sweetness together with is difficult together with crisp.

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Needless to state , nosotros also explored the surface area simply about One Hotel together with Prima Inn for to a greater extent than food.

We tried a brace of fried kway teow/ mee / bee hoon stalls. There was a prissy toasty gustatory modality from expert wok hei together with lovely scent from caramelised garlic together with black soy sauce. Fried amongst vegetable crude , the fried noodles were quite greasy. There was solely edible bean sprouts together with noodles. The savoury gustatory modality was relatively apartment equally it did non select layers of flavours from blood cockles , eggs , fish cake , Cantonese wax sausage , nor chives. There was a slight pepperiness.

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Of course of didactics , nosotros had to effort an ikan bakar stall. The fish brushed amongst savoury spicy sambal together with crude were grilled over charcoal. The sambal was milder inwards season than the Johor diverseness (which is savoury sourish spicy) but was robust plenty to over ability the fish's natural flavours. We had a diverseness of grilled fishes including rabbit fish , together with of course of didactics , stingray.

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The zhi char stall served upwards a diverseness of satisfying dwelling means dishes together with is rattling similar to its average counterparts inwards Singapore together with Malaysia.

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Martabak Manis is a degree of apom balik (crispy pancake) amongst a alternative of fillings of crushed peanuts , grated kokosnoot , chocolate rice , grated cheese or boiled corn.

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Those Bakso Ayam balls were huge 😮 It's a difficult boiled egg wrapped amongst minced chicken meat. We didn't effort this , but volition create adjacent fourth dimension 😄

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Roti Bakar Bandung. Its a loaf of white staff of life amongst hinged slices slathered amongst a alternative of condensed milk , cheese , jam , chocolate sauce , margarine , peanut etc. The loaded loaf is so browned on a greased apartment Fe griddle. Sugar overload 😱

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After all the expert nutrient , nosotros were all energised for the fun biking trail which is the highlight of the annual Gunung Daik Festival.

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The biking upshot was rattling good organised cheers to expert co-ordination betwixt authorities agencies together with individual sector. The hospitable people of Lingga Regency were supportive , committing lots of resources together with energies to ensure a fun together with security sense for all the participants.

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Police outriders , marshals , H2O points , starting fourth dimension assistance posts , ambulances , evacuation of stragglers , washing points , delicious nutrient , postal service ride amusement etc. The organisers idea of everything - give cheers y'all together with kudos to them.

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After the fun biking upshot , our hosts brought us to Pulau Lingga which is an hr away from Pulau Singkep past times boat. Lingga Island (889 km²) is bigger than Singapore (719 km²) in size together with has a population of xvi ,651 according to the 2010 census. Daik , the uppercase of Lingga Regency is hither on Lingga Island. Quiet today , Daik was 1 time the meat of Malay influence together with civilization , its influence reaching Pahang from here. Hence , Lingga Regency is known equally Bunda Tanah Malayu - Mother of Malay Land.

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Museum Linggam Cahaya has a large collection artifacts from Lingga Regency , most of which are contributions of local residents. It's a treasure trove for history buffs interested inwards the history of Lingga Regency together with also our part equally the Malay Sultanate based inwards Daik ruled Riau , Johor , together with Pahang from hither inwards pre-colonial days (1600s).

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The famous Daik Mountain is inwards the background - the signature "ears" on the correct of the hit slightly obscured past times depression cloud. Daik Mountain is 1 ,165 metres or 3 ,822 feet high.

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The ruins of Istana Dumnah built past times Sultan Sulaiman Badrul Alamsyah inwards the 1860s. It was abandoned inwards the early on 1900s , left inwards disrepair together with crumbled into a pile of weathered bricks together with cement.

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Replicas of the large community hall together with grand palace were built steps away from the ruins. The grand buildings of Istana Damnah inwards its onetime glory are opened upwards for populace visits.

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The 1 time exclusive majestic bathing puddle of cool , clear mount H2O from Gunung Daik is today opened upwards to the public. We tin give the sack run across Spanner Bard fish frolic inwards the pristine water.

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👉 A relaxing getaway inwards Lingga Regency is interesting for me equally I bask natural beauty together with nutrient of Singkep together with Lingga islands. The people hither are hospitable. Lingga Regency has many pregnant historical sites which give us insights into the context of our region's past. I also hold off forrad to enjoying sports similar biking together with trekking inwards Lingga Regency's mountains.

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If y'all are a cycling enthusiast , y'all may want to banking firm complaint the annual Gunung Daik Festival inwards Singkep together with Lingga islands inwards your calendar.

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I promise I tin give the sack bring together y'all inwards Singkep together with hopefully ride the Gunung Daik Festival trail adjacent year. Look how cool KC is - it is never likewise immature or likewise onetime to start biking 🚲 A trek upwards Gunung Daik is some other activity I promise to experience.

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(Note: Look out for hereafter posts where I volition percentage greater details close the natural attractions , historic sites together with to a greater extent than nutrient inwards Lingga Regency 😋)

Date visited: nineteen - 22 November 2017

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