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The Best Mie Kocok in Blangpidie, South West Aceh #TheLightofAceh (4)

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If you like family-style breakfast in a place where the food tastes good, the staff are friendly and you don’t have to worry about waiting too long with the Beukah river side view, then Mi Kocok Zidan is the place for you. 
Mie Kocok Putih might send some of us into teenaged sniggers, but ‘mie kocok’ in Indonesian means “shaken noodles”, a specialty from Blangpidie, South West Aceh.

It is an all-in-one beef noodle soup: chewy ropes of fresh, handmade noodles shaken about in hot water until cooked then plunged into a deep bowl of clear, sweet beef broth.


You’ll find it at Mie Kocok Blangpidie in near Beaukah river – it’s such a signature dish here they named their restaurant after it. The soup comes with your choice of fixings, but you may as well get the lot and order the mie kocok campur, or combination, littered with springy beef and ribbons of beef tripe.
Crunchy bean sprouts, deep-fried shallots, and chopped green onions add zing but it’s the giant beef ball that’s the highlight, hid…

The First International Rapa’i Festival In Aceh

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An old music instrument of the Aceh known as "Rapa’i" has a long history as a province branding inhabited by the majority of Acehnese society.

Rapa’i is a traditional Acehnese percussion music instrument and mostly used for dance performances, religious ceremonies such as marriage, circumcision, anniversaries and traditional event. The First An International Rapa’i Festival In Aceh The event was opened by 150 appearances Rapai drummers from various communities in Aceh. They show a wide expertise beating Rapai, from large to small sizes. The main show was held in Taman Ratu Safiatuddin. It was also held at Taman Budaya and Taman Tsunami. Takes place from 26 to August 30 under The Light Of Aceh, The Aceh International Rapa’i Festival was held for the first time in Banda Aceh – the capital city of Aceh Province aims to enliven Aceh as world halal tourism destination. 
Musical parade at the opening night featuring among other performances by Rapa’i group of West Sumatra and Thail…

Banyak Island Hopping Trip and How To Make The Best of Them #TheLightofAceh (3)

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Island hopping is probably at the top of every Banyak visitor’s to-do list. This coastal district boasts more than 63 islands and beautiful island formations out at sea, which makes for a thrilling boat ride.

You’ll take in breathtaking colors and scenery before even reaching the white sand beaches and turquoise water! Banyak Island Hopping Trip and How To Make The Best of Them The Acehnese traditional boat is used to visit islands close to shore.
But you know all that already, right? What you want to know is, what’s the best way to visit the Banyak islands? Which Banyak islands are the best / which ones should I visit if I have only 1 or 2 days? How do I avoid the crowds?
The Itineraries There are two groups of islands accessible from the mainland coast in Banyak, Balai Island that i visited: West: Tailana, Sikadang, Asok, Lambudung and South: Rangit Kecil, Palambak, Malelo, Panjang.
Each group can be covered in a one-day tour either with a private boat or as part of an organized tou…

Banyak Island Hopping Boat Rental #TheLightofAceh (2)

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If you’ve ever dreamt of having a tropical island entirely to yourself, complete with palm trees, powdery white beaches, and crystal-clear waters. the Banyak (Many) Islands are situated about 30km west of Singkil. Banyak Island Hopping Boat Rental One of the most popular tours on offer is the Island Hopping around Banyak. As the name blatantly suggests, you’ll be heading on a full day tour to see -you guessed it- 5 islands that are only a short boat ride away from shore. I’m usually a huge fan of island tours since they’re a great way to explore a range of nearby islands. READ TOO:Banyak Island Hopping Trip and How To Make The Best of Them Which vessel you choose to visit the Banyak islands is a crucial decision. Aside from your own personal preference sitting on a wooden bench in a traditional boat, banging up and down in a speed boat, or relaxing on the deck of a fishing or dive boat. 
The type of boat will also determine where you can go, how long you spend in each place and, in so…

Banyak Island with Exotic Seabird #TheLightofAceh (1)

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A bird watcher paradise. Thousands and thousands of Sea-Eagle flying over your head. Seagulls cliffs painted white by the sheer number of birds breeding there. The constant and powerful roar of thousands of Trinil Bedaran calling at the same time.

The power of an Egret as it drives and penetrates the water like a torpedo in the hunt for fish. These are all but a few of the things you can experience when watching the birds of the Banyak Island. Birding Aceh: Banyak Island with Exotic Seabird Banyak Island shore is one of the richest bird-watching regions in Aceh. On the shores and islands of the Banyak Seas live a real kingdom birds. This magnificent site, in combination with harsh nature, will leave you in awe of nature regardless if you are a birder or not. The Singkil’s island was home to the most densely populated bird I’ve eve seen. Even non-birders like me were in awe of the sheer numbers. At times I felt like I had sailed into this vortex of another world where birds were in c…

Aceh Clothing Fest, Great Event For Creative Youth Movement

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Aceh Clothing Fest, Great Event For Creative Youth Movement - For three days from May 27, Aceh Clothing Fest 2016 managed to lure thousands of visitors. Most teenagers took advantage of the event that was held on the Blang Padang’s main road, Banda Aceh to get high-quality clothes in the cheap price. Aceh Clothing Fest, Great Event For Creative Youth Movement Acehnese enthusiasm for Aceh Clothing Fest 2016 from various local brands is quite high. This happens because already become an annual event of the shopping holic from various backgrounds and ages to come to Aceh Clothing Fest.
According to the speech of MC, this event for youth especially in Aceh in order to contribute to the local creative industry so it can compete at the national level. This is in line with the theme of "Creative Youth Movement" Aceh Clothing Fest. The owner of a local cloth brand in Aceh Clothing Festis expected to show the various types of design in the frame of Acehnese through a touch from Acehmotiv…