regency of Indonesia, on island of Java

Bojonegoro is a regency in East Java, about 100 km west of the provincial capital Surabaya. Visitors come mostly to do business related to the petroleum exploration

Understand edit

In modern times Bojonegoro has lived in the shadow of its much larger neighbour of Surabaya to the east. The traditional commodities here are tobacco and teak wood. However, the discovery of major new oil fields in 2005 has given Bojonegoro a real economic push and this traditionally poor area is in the midst of a mini-boom.

Get in edit

Map of Bojonegoro

By train edit

Bojonegoro railway station platform

Kereta Api Indonesia, national railway network operator, serves Bojonegoro. 1 Bojonegoro Railway Station can be reached from Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Malang and many smaller towns.

Intercity edit

  • Argo Anggrek, which travels between Jakarta Gambir and Surabaya Pasar Turi, serves Bojonegoro daily.
  • Sembrani, which travels between Jakarta Gambir and Surabaya Pasar Turi, serves Bojonegoro daily with one stop in each direction.
  • Gumarang, which serves passengers between Jakarta Pasar Senen and Surabaya Pasar Turi, calls at Bojonegoro once daily in each direction.
  • Harina, which serves passengers between Surabaya Pasar Turi and Bandung, stops once daily in each direction.
  • Kertajaya, which travels between Jakarta Pasar Senen and Surabaya Pasar Turi, serves Bojonegoro daily with one stop in each direction.
  • Jayabaya, which travels between Jakarta Pasar Senen and Malang Kota Baru, calls at Semarang Tawang, Cepu, Bojonegoro, Surabaya Pasar Turi, and Surabaya Gubeng.

Commuter edit

  • Cepu Ekspres runs once daily for commuters between Cepu, Bojonegoro, and Surabaya.
  • KRD Bojonegoro serves commuters to Surabaya Pasar Turi, Surabaya Gubeng, and Sidoarjo once daily.

By bus edit

Bojonegoro has one bus terminal, 2 Terminal Bus Rajekwesi, with regional and long-distance services. Some intercity buses serve the route from Jakarta by PO. Agra Mas, PO. Haryanto, and PO. Pahala Kencana with food service.

Get around edit

There are no taxicabs in the city.

Trishaws or pedicabs, known locally as becak (pronounced beh-chak), can be found in most part of the town. They are the best way to get around. Be sure that to haggle over the price before using their service.

Public minibuses edit

Public minibuses in Rajekwesi Bus Terminal

There are some routes of public minibuses around Bojonegoro regency from Rajekwesi Bus Terminal and stop in between, called MPU or Kol.

  • Rajekwesi Bus Terminal - Babat (Lamongan)
  • Rajekwesi Bus Terminal - Kalitidu - Padangan
  • Rajekwesi Bus Terminal - Ngasem
  • Rajekwesi Bus Terminal - Temayang

See edit

Bojonegoro Barrage
  • 1 Bojonegoro Barrage (Bendungan Gerak Bojonegoro), Trucuk. A dam on Bengawan Solo River.
  • 2 Dam Klepek, Sukosewu. A dam built during the Dutch colonial era in 1930. in the vicinity, there is a river with clear water and you may bath there.
Kayangan Api, a natural eternal flame in the middle of teak forest
  • 3 Kayangan Api, Desa Butoh, Ngasem. 24 hours. It is an eternal flame spot nestled among the teak forest, 21 km south of Bojonegoro. In the west side of Kayangan Api, there is a mud pond containing sulphur which in the past was used by Mpu Kriyo Kusumo to make and craft Keris (daggers - often with a curved blade and highly ornamented). Local people still believe that the fire is sacred and use it for important ceremonies.
  • 4 Hok Swie Bio Confucian Temple (Kelenteng Hok Swie Bio), Jalan Jaksa Agung Suprapto 125. 08:00-15:00. It is the only Confucian temple in Bojonegoro and famous for its Dragon Head design. Many Confucians visit the temple during Chinese new year celebration and other religious ceremonies.
Hok Swie Bio Temple
  • 5 Bojonegoro Town Square (Alun-alun Bojonegoro), Jalan Mas Tumapel. 24 hours. Alun-alun Bojonegoro is the heart of Bojonegoro with greenery, field, fountains, jogging track, and many sport facilities. The iconic giant stone called Watu Semar sits on the east side of the square. The great mosque and government offices are located nearby.
  • 6 Kedung Maor Waterfall (Air Terjun Kedung Maor), Desa Kedungsumber, Temayang.
  • 7 Pacal Reservoir (Waduk Pacal), Kedungsumber, Temayang. A reservoir is surrounded by trees, farmland, and features boating. It was inaugurated in 1933.
  • 8 Museum Geopark Bojonegoro, Wonocolo, Kedewan, +62 852 329 35400. 08:00-16:00. Museum of National Geopark Bojonegoro.
  • 9 Sosrodilogo Bridge (Jembatan Sosrodilogo), Trucuk. 24/7. In the evening, the light of the bridge is outstanding.
  • 10 Teksas Wonocolo (Wisata Minyak Bumi Wonocolo), Wonocolo, Kedewan, +62 857 316 88400. 07:00-18:00. Traditional oil drilling. More than a century old. Using teak wood rig.

Do edit

F-86 Sabre, one of the icons in Wana Wisata Dander
  • 1 Growgoland, Grogolan, Ngunut, Dander. Swimming in a natural clean and clear river.
  • Hiking to 2 Mount Pandan summit, 903 m above the sea level.
  • 3 Wana Wisata Dander, Alang-alang Kemangi, Dander. 08:00-16:00. Do forest trekking, camping, and many activities in outbound park also swimming in the waterpark.

Buy edit

Food souvenirs edit

  • Ender-ender. thin waffle cookie.
  • Kripik jahe. ginger crisp.
  • Kripik singkong. cassava crisp.
  • Ledre. Ledre is a type of roll snack similar in shape to biscuit roll and commonly found in Bojonegoro. It is made from a cultivar of banana called pisang raja and rice flour. The roll is sweet, banana-flavoured, crunchy, and can be easily broken into pieces.
  • Unthuk yuyu. a snack made from flour, egg yolk, and coconut milk. The term Unthuk yuyu is the foam produced by the crab (Parathelphusa convexa) when it comes out of its burrow. When a crab comes out of its burrow, bubbles will appear. That's what inspired this cake, namely bubbles.

Textile edit

  • Batik Jonegoroan. Batik Jonegoroan industry is spread in several districts, e.g. Sumberejo, Temayang, Dander, Purwosari, and downtown Bojonegoro.

Others edit

  • Debog handicrafts. Debog or gedebog is a plantain stem.
  • Teak wood furniture and handicrafts. Bojonegoro is one of the regencies with teak forest areas in Indonesia.

Eat edit

Bojonegoro cuisine edit

Pelas jagung
  • Nasi/sego buwuhan, a teak-leaf plate of rice with vegetables and many side dishes.
  • Pelas jagung, corn fritter. Different from dadar/bakwan jagung, the corn is ground with the stone mortar before mixing with the seasoned batter.
  • Sayur asem tales/talas, a village dish of taro sour soup with godhong tales (taro leaves).

Food stalls edit

The foods in downtown Bojonegoro are similar to the rest of East Java and tend to be less sweet and less spicy.

  • 1 Adelia Cafe & Resto, Jalan Gajah Mada 122, +62 353 884208. Indonesian, Chinese, and Western food.
  • 2 Depot Surabaya, Jalan Rajawali. Chinese restaurant. Also, It serves pork.
  • 3 Indo Pizza, Jalan W.R. Supratman 95, +62 353 7040555. Pizza and ice cream.
  • 4 Pawon Seafood & Resto, Jalan Basuki Rahmat 57, +62 353 351889, . Daily 10:00-22:00. Serves mainly seafood and other cuisines as well with a good vibe at low prices. The main dishes are about Rp13,900-Rp69,900.
  • 5 Tamosa Resto, Jalan Kartini No. 2b. Steak, chicken wing, oxtail soup, and nasi goreng.
  • 6 Tastee Bites, Jalan Panglima Sudirman 151, Klangon. Indonesian and Western food.
  • 7 Warung Apung Rahmawati Bojonegoro, Jalan Veteran 77, +62 353 889912. Indonesian and Japanese food.
  • 8 Warung Sincin, Gg. Mawar No.11b, Kauman, +62 852 599 11423. 07:00-17:00. Serves sego buwuhan. Start from Rp7,000.

Drink edit

Coffee shops edit

  • 1 Garasi Coffee Shop, Jalan Mangga No. 2A, Mulyoagung (in front of Universitas Terbuka Kampus 2). M-Sa 15:00-22:00, last order 21:45.
  • 2 Kopinem, Jalan Rajekwesi, Ledok Kulon (north of Bundaran Jetak), +62 821 416 60599. Daily 10:00-00:00. A good place for coffee and hanging out. Rp5,000-25,000.

Sleep edit

Budget edit

  • 1 Hotel Bojonegoro, Jalan Untung Suropati 36, +62 353 881676.  
  • 2 Hotel Kudus, Jalan Diponegoro 6, +62 353 881376.  
  • 3 Hotel Nirwana, Jalan Veteran, +62 3535 893235.
  • 4 Hotel Wina, Jalan Teuku Umar 38-40, +62 353 881238.
  • 5 Hotel Wisma Djaja, Jalan dr. Wahidin 43, +62 353 881315.

Mid-range edit

Connect edit

The telephone area code for Bojonegoro is 0353.

Emergency edit

  • Ambulance, 118, 119.
  • Electricity, 123.
  • Fire Brigade, 113.
  • Police, 110.
  • Bojonegoro Police HQ, +62 353 884300.
  • Search and Rescue, 115.

Hospitals with 24 hours emergency facilities:

  • 1 Rumah Sakit Umum Daerah dr. R. Sosodoro Djatikoesoemo, Jalan dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo 40, +62 353 881193.
  • 2 Rumah Sakit Aisyiyah Bojonegoro, Jalan Masjid Agung 11, +62 353 881749.

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Southwest edit

  • Ngawi — famous for the historical remains of ancient humans in Trinil, teak forest area, and a Dutch fortress in the town of Ngawi

West edit

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