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A Visit to Suhita Bee Farm and Kahut Sigerbori Lampung

A Visit Suhita Bee Farm and Kahut Sigerbori Lampung
A Visit to Suhita Bee Farm and Kahut Sigerbori Lampung

One of our itinerary during Lampung Krakatau Festival 2021 and Lampung Familiarization Trip 2021 is visiting Suhita Bee Farm and learning more about Kahut Sigerbori Lampung and its famous eco print.

welcome to Suhita Bee Farm

It was really an unforgettable journey and I went there with my daughter Obi as well as the participants of the Trip. We took the bus to head to Suhita Bee farm located in Batu Putu, Teluk Betung Utara, Bandar Lampung. It took us around 40 minutes from the hotel, but then another 10 - 15 minutes walk from the road to the actual bee farm. The walk was nice, as we enjoyed the surrounding areas with fresh air, clean river and beautiful wild flowers along the way.

We were warmly welcomed by the local communities there who run the bee farm. They welcomed us with beautiful Lampungnese dance. It was so lovely. 

We had a quick lunch before having the briefing about the farm as well as trying sibori or the ecoprint. We were so excited to hear more about the place, the honey being produced as well as the environmentally friendly way of art works. 

A Visit Suhita Bee Farm and Kahut Sigerbori Lampung

The lunch was super! We enjoyed pecel served in banana leaves with vegetable fritters, or bakwan,  and fried tofu, or tahu goreng, fried tempe  as well as peyek. More over, we also had steamed corn, cassava, banana, sweet potatoes and peanuts. Without further ado, we all rummaged the lunch packages. Everything was indeed delicious! Yummy!

A Visit Suhita Bee Farm and Kahut Sigerbori Lampung
lunch is ready!

It's great to get a chance to have lunch in such a lovely and peaceful ambience under the sun! 

nasi pecel on banana leaves

It is interesting to hear the story about this place on how the local communities were taking real actions to save the environment and keep the earth green and greener, while at the same time making economy - generating activities that will benefit the communities. All the surrounding greeneries prove to be the best homes and provide food for the bees as well. I got a chance to try the propolis  directly from the bee hives as well the premium bees which costs IDR 1.7 million per kilogram. Super good, packed with all the benefits from honey, and for sure healthy!

the beehive...

Then we tried making sibori tote bag. Under the guidance It was super fun and very educative as well. Eco print is certainly another way to save the environment and love our earth by reducing the use of chemicals. Everybody enjoyed it, including my daughter Obi. 

Obi and her sibori bag

getting ready for our sibori session

So first, we had the plain tote bag ready and the gavel that you use to smash the flowers and leaves to leave the print. We chose different leaves and flowers to adorn the bag. We put the leaves and flowers inside the bag and started smashing them until you see different colors and patterns. It turned out beautiful indeed. 

Well, all in in, it has been an incredible experience for me and my daughter. I bet all the participants of Lampung Familiarization Trip 2021 enjoyed it so much. Once again, thank you Lampung, particularly the Tourism Board, for this opportunity. 

Els Coffee Roastery Lampung, More Than Just A Coffee Shop


I am welcoming myself back to my beloved home town once again. 

Before departing to Wellington, New Zealand, for my next assignment, my family and I visit Lampung again to meet our big family and run some errands, including joining series of events for Lampung Krakatau Festival 2021.

This time, I took the liberty to take a closer look at the famous Els Coffee Roastery. This is my second visit here, but the first one was rather in a hurry. So now, I decided to linger for a while and enjoy the roasting process, done live in this very spot. No wonder the amazing smell or roasting coffee welcomes you as you step in to this premise. 

Frankly, this is not the first roastery that I have visited, but surely the first one in Lampung that I visited in Lampung. Surely I didn't miss the opportunity to stream my visit this time live on my YouTube channel, as you can see it here.

During my visit this time, together with around 30 bloggers, vloggers, influencers and content creators from many parts of Indonesia, we witnessed the roasting process, watched the latte art and for sure, enjoyed the coffee, tea and munchies provided here. Our Baristas, Albert and Arles, patiently answered questions from curious bloggers and even posed for us with their works of arts. As you can see here, the lovely heart and graceful swan danced on your cup, makes you think and rethink before sipping your delicious Lampung robusta coffee.

the graceful swan

enjoy your coffee

say hi to our baristas

Els Coffee Roastery also sells beans and ground coffee, not only from Lampung but also from various parts of Indonesia like Pagaralam, Wamena, Kintamani and more. You can also get Kopi Luwak, the most expensive one! I myself bought their packages of Golden Lampung Robusta with a bonus of Durian Coffee! What a treat!

the Roastery...

the Durian Coffee.. dare to try?

Another beautiful thing I love from this place is the interior design the owner, Elki, decided to showcase. The string arts beautifully made by made by disabled people and macrame art made by Lampungnese artists are adorning this roastery.  

don't you just love it!

I love this coffee flowers decor..

the lovely interior design in Els Coffee Roastery 

The exact location of Els Coffee Roastery is in Kalibalau, Sukabumi, Bandar Lampung

Surely the team joining Lampung Familiarization Trip 2021, as part of the Lampung Krakatau Festival 2021, had a blast in this cool cafe and roastery. Thanks to Lampung Tourism Board or Dinas Pariwisata Lampung for inviting us to be part of this amazing journey. Pak Edarwan, the Head of the Board, as well as Elki, the owner of Els Coffee Roastery had welcomed us all here as well. Not to mention the Organizing Committee lead by Ari Tomat and Rika. Kuddos, guys!

Mr. Edarwan, the Head of Lampung Tourism Board

Elki, the Owner of Els Coffee

So, don't miss the opportunity to come and visit this lovely cafe and roastery, where you can definitely get the unforgettable experience in your coffee journey. 




Hi everyone...

Super happy and excited to inform you all that LAMPUNG KRAKATAU FESTIVAL is BACK!

We all know that the pandemic is still here and we have somehow learned to live with the pandemic. With better situation we have, now that the Provincial Government of Lampung has decided to once again commence the series of event for Lampung Krakatau Festival.

For the 30th time, the Festival will be held from November 4 - 6, 2021 in Lampung. I am super happy that I am once again trusted to join bloggers, vloggers, and content creators to enjoy the Festival and invite others to join the fun as well. 

As you know, Lampung has always been super special to me. Born and raised here, I have always bring a bit of Lampung wherever I go. No matter which country I have been assigned to, or visited (so far it's 57 countries and counting :)), my heart will always stay in Lampung. I am a firm believer that Lampung has a lot to offer!

Lampung Krakatau Festival ke XXX kini hadir kembali. Yaaaay...

Siapa yang sudah tidak sabar bergabung dan menyaksikan kembali meriah dan megahnya Festival Krakatau yang merupakan salah satu event terbesar di Provinsi Lampung ?

Setelah tahun 2020 sempat tertunda karena pandemi COVID-19, di tahun 2021 ini Lampung Krakatau Festival hadir kembali secara khusus dengan metode hybrid (gabungan online dan offline) dan tentu saja dengan penerapan CHSE atau protokol kesehatan yang ketat. 

Dengan tetap mengusung Gunung Krakatau sebagai Warisan Geopark masyarakat Lampung, serta penampilan seni dan budaya tradisional Lampung yang khas dan menarik, Festival kali ini kembali menampilkan berbagai pilihan wisata alam. kuliner dan juga budaya terbaik yang ada di Lampung .

Buat teman - teman yang ingin berpartisipasi dan menyaksikan keseruannya jangan khawatir, kalian bisa saksikan secara online juga ya dan
for sure, catat tanggalnya ya... !

4 November 2021
Webinar "Krakatau Geopark Sebagai Warisan Alam & Budaya"
Pukul : 09.00 WIB

Nara sumber
1. Dr. Edarwan.SE,M.Si
2. Ir. Anshori Djausal,MT
3. Margaret J Kartomi
4. Danni Gathot, S.Si, M.T
5. Lela Tresna,, S.Sos
Dr. Ir. Citra Persada, M.Sc

Pesona Kemilau Krakatau
Pukul : 19.00 - 21.00 WIB
Live Streaming di Youtube
dan IG Pariwisata Lampung
Serta Zoom Meeting

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut hubungi akun Instagram @pariwisata_lampung

So, will you all join us in this Festival? You should! and I will definitely share more from the ground as I will be joining the festivities.

Stay tune...