regency of Indonesia, on island of Java

Brebes is a regency in Central Java.

Understand edit

Brebes is known for onion farming and the industry of salted-egg production.

Get in edit

Map of Brebes

By car edit

From Cirebon take to the east for 50 km, and after passing through the border between West Java and Central Java, you will be in Brebes.

From Tegal take to the west for 11 km.

By train edit

Northcoast edit

  • 1 Stasiun Brebes, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, Kaumanpasar. Two trains with eksekutif class coaches, KA. Dharmawangsa and KA. Brantas from Jakarta and Semarang. Follow train schedules.

Southern edit

  • 2 Stasiun Bumiayu, Taloksari Kulon, Dukuhturi, Bumiayu. KA. Fajar Utama YK and KA. Bangunkarta from Jakarta and Yogyakarta. Follow train schedules.

Get around edit

It is more flexible to go to tourist attractions by car or motorbike.

See edit

Lake Telaga Renjeng
  • 1 Putri Waterfall (Curug Putri), Padanama, Mendala, Sirampog.
  • 2 Randusanga Beach (Pantai Randusanga), Krajan, Randusanga.
  • 3 Telaga Renjeng, Pandansari, Paguyangan. A natural lake in Southern Brebes.

Do edit

  • 1 Jatibarang Sugar Mill (Pabrik Gula Jatibarang), Jl. Raya Tim. No.1, Penumbukan, Jatibarang Kidul, +62 283 6183007. Walking around in an inactive old sugar mill. You may see historical buildings and heritage sugar cane trains.
  • 2 Agro Tourism Kaligua, Jl. Kaligua, Sawah,Ladang, Kretek, Paguyangan, +62 823 255 54488. Open, 09:00. Trekking in a tea plantation.
  • 3 Dermaga Taman Mangrove Pandansari, Kaliwlingi, +62 856 024 10121. 07:00-17:00. Do mangrove trekking.

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Rest Area Banjaratma
  • 1 Rest Area Heritage Km 260B Banjaratma, Cipugur, Banjaratma, Bulakamba. The souvenir center uses the old sugar factory building, Banjaratma Sugar Mill. There are a lot of food and souvenir stalls including telur asin (salted duck egg) with various variants boiled (original), grilled, roasted, and onion. Salted egg, Rp4,000/pcs.

Eat edit

Brebes is also known for the dish made from blengong meat. Blengong is a cross between a common duck and a muscovy duck.

  • 1 Blengong Goreng Ibu Sairoh, Lembarawa, +62 822 272 56700. 11:00-16:00. Serves deep fried blengong. Rp35,000.
  • 2 Kupat Blengong Kasturi Rajak, Jl. KH. Hasyim Ashari, Pasar Batang. W-Su, 14:30-21:00. Serves Brebes specialty dish kupat blengong, a rice cake in coconut milk soup with sate blengong (blengong meat skewers).
  • 3 Rujak Belut Ibu Ribut, Ciampel Kulon, Kersana, +62 877 308 48017. 08:00-20:00. Local Brebes cuisine, rujak belut, fried eels in a peanut sauce with slices of shallot, and fresh tomato. Rp30,000.
  • 4 Ketan Pencok Majapahit, Jl. Majapahit No.16, Pesantren, Kalierang, Bumiayu, +62 822 599 92213. 05:00-21:00. A special snack from Bumiayu District in Southern Brebes, ketan pencok, a sticky rice cake with pencok on top. Pencok is stir-fried grated coconut mixed with brown sugar.

Drink edit

Local drinks edit

  • 1 SARITEM, Jl. Bulakwungu, RT.01/RW.06, Bulakwungu, Benda, Sirampog, +62 815 140 12231. 11:00-22:00. Brebes drink called sari beras hitam, a drink made from the extract of black rice.

Sleep edit

  • 1 Grand Dian Hotel Brebes, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman No.20, Kaumanpasar (across Stasiun Brebes), +62 283 4514111. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. Casual rooms & suites with complimentary Wi-Fi, plus a laid-back restaurant and an outdoor pool. From Rp692,125.

Connect edit

The dialing code for Brebes is 0283.

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Routes through Brebes
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