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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…

Aceh Surfing Festival 2016

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Experience Aceh’s prime surf competition on Beach of Lampuuk.
Surfers exclaim with freestyle moves. There is no limit to the expression on the waves. They are judged based on skill sets, creative individuality & style while surfing on Kuala Cut Lampuuk.
Aceh Surfing Festival 2016 is all set to ignite the swell and sands with surfing, community gathering, flashmob, windsurfing, traditional food of Aceh, music, and art from 10th to 11th December, bringing together not only surfers from across the country and abroad but also artists, Acehnese musicians.

This year ASF will leave no stones unturned to offer a variety of learning sessions and workshops to all its camping, residents and visitors.
More than being a surf community celebration, ISF is a melting pot of ideas and creativity utilizing Art, Music and Ocean Adventure attempting to promote and encourage the use of self-sustainable and eco-friendly ways of living with the mother nature-culture. 
It’s a congregation where everyone…

[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Steps To Vote Indonesian In World Halal Tourism Award

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Steps To Vote Indonesian In World Halal Tourism Award - Nominations are now open for the World Halal Tourism Awards. You know what that means how to vote Indonesia… [INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Steps To Vote Indonesian In World Halal Tourism Award Categories were open on the 11th of September. 2016 marks the 2nd edition of the awards after the inaugural awards ceremony last year. The categories are dispersed across sixteen different areas such as World’s Best Halal Cultural Destination & World’s Best Hajj & Umrah Hotel.
This awards ceremony is important in helping recognize and raise awareness of best practice in the Halal travel sector and excellent services delivered by tour operators, companies, businesses, and organizations. 
As Muslim spending power increases, younger people, in particular, are looking for Halal options within the travel and tourism sector. Halal tourism is also becoming more favorable for non-Muslim travelers also who are looking for more family orientate…

Liang Beach, Most Beautiful Place in Ambon

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Liang Beach, Most Beautiful Place in Ambon - Liang Beach in central Maluku has been crowned as the most beautiful place in Ambon, Indonesia by the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) in 1990. This was due to their captivating underwater scenery. Liang Beach, Most Beautiful Place in AmbonLiang is the popular name for the beautiful beach which is located in Liang village. It also has another name, Hunimua Beach. The white carpet of sands stretches along one-kilometer long and 300-meter wide beach.
There are certain months when the beach is calm and only a little wind breezing, which is between September to November and April to May. During other times, the beach is turbid because of the high waves.
Hunimua is 40 kilometers away from the Pattimura International Airport and there are many options to reach the spot. Besides taxis, Trans Amboina  buses are available at Rp10,000  and motorbike ride Rp. 40,000 for each passenger.
But if you go out with friends, it is suggested should hire p…

[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Ways Dealing With Aceh Halal Destination

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Throughout the years, this far-flung corner of the Indonesian archipelago has snatched features for all the wrong reasons. Seismic tremors, waves, common war and sharia law are the fundamental affiliations individuals have with Sumatra's northernmost state.  [INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Ways Dealing With Aceh Halal DestinationWith the recreation from the 2004 Boxing Day tidal wave since quite a while ago finished, post-tidal wave Aceh is gradually recuperating the social injuries caused by the common debacle and the past common war. 
Still, while the weapons have been set down and a level of self-governance has been conceded to the area, there are periodic blips making progress toward peace, for example, the April 2015 murder of two Indonesian officers, the administration risk to send the armed force in fresh, and the overall confidence in whatever is left of Sumatra that the general population of Aceh is quick to spread their preservationist Islamic routes over the entire nation. 
Determined by …

Kawa Daun, The Joy of Coffee Leaves Blend With Tea Taste

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Coffee generally derived from the coffee beans and processed into coffee powder. Actually, this coffee comes from the leaves of coffee. How come?  Kawa Daun, The Joy of Coffee Leaves Blend With Tea Taste This coffee named Kawa Daun Kawa, derived from the Arabic qahwah, which means coffee. Kawa daun made from steeped coffee leaves.
Kawa daun boiled until lightly browned then added by milk or sugar. 
This minang drinks sold at a relatively affordable price that is between Rp5.000,- up to Rp10.000,-.
Uniquely, this coffee is served in a coconut shell. The drink presented in a unique way that uses coconut shells as a substitute for glass. If a visit to Payakumbuh or Tanah Datar, you can feel the sensation to enjoy this coffee.  Coffee flavor is very similar, such as tea, coffee with a distinctive aroma. Kawa daun feels good when bika cake, lemang and fried banana beside you.  “The taste like a tea” said Jo.Based on the story, this drink has been popular around the mid-nineteen century. When the…