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THE SULFAT BRIDGE

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  Image by: JamesDemers from Pixabay The Sulfat Bridge is quite crowded and it was located in Malang, East Java Province. A lot of vehicles cross this bridge every day. There is nothing special in the eyes of the drivers and passengers.  However, some horror stories make it feel spooky. Though the technology is so advanced, there are still a great number of people who believe in superstitions. Even in developed countries, the witchdoctors still exist. It's still considered a new bridge because it was built in 2000. The purpose of building the bridge is to provide access from Purwantoro to Sawojajar that was separated by Bango and Banyar rivers. The construction seized a part of the nearby cemetery. That's why strange things keep happening. Many people think that the souls of the dead don’t accept it and intend to scare them with ghost events. Perhaps you need to take a bath with flowery water if you feel that a ghost was tailing you while crossing the bridge. This is a ward off

THE ANGEL WATERFALL

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  Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The Angel Waterfall (Curug Bidadari) is a tourist destination located in Bogor City. It is very convenient to go there from Jakarta. The scenery is amazing and it is so joyful to admire the beauty of nature at this hilly area. According to the legend, the Angel Waterfall is the location where the Seven Angels arrived. One day, while the angels were standing at the heaven bridge, they looked down at the mortal world from the bridge and saw the waterfall. They decided to visit the location where fresh water flowed into the plunge pool. The waterfall is about 40 meters high and 10 meters wide. Big stones stand beside the plunge pool and it is believed that it was the place where the Seven Angels hid themselves from sight while they were taking a bath. The Curug Waterfall feels so cool and outstanding with the Pancar mountain range background. The water is from the protected forest, so it is quite clean and hygienic. It is only 13 kilometers to reach the

THE BITTER TONGUE

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  Image by Ryan Mcguire from Pixabay Long ago, there was a big kingdom in Sumidang, south Sumatra. Serunting was the prince living in the palace. He was eaten up with jealousy whenever he saw people living a good life and bought luxuries. Prince Serunting already got married and his brother in law was Aria Tebing. Each had a paddy field. Their paddy fields were side by side and only separated by growing trees. There were mushrooms growing at the base of the trees. The mushrooms that were in Arie Tebing’s area grew into gold. However, the mushrooms growing in Serunting’s location were all useless parasites. Serunting was so jealous and he had a bad opinion of Aria Tebing. He was sure that Aria Tebing had done something evil, which caused the mushrooms growing in his area became invaluable. Serunting came to meet Aria Tebing the next day. He had an ill feeling towards his brother in law and Aria Tebing was challenged to a duel. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” said Aria Tebing. Serunting in

THE BALI STRAIT LEGEND

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  Image by Ahmad Irfan from Pixabay Long ago, there lived a young man called Manik Angkeran in a village on Bali Island. His father’s name was Empu Sidhi Mandra. Manik Angkeran had a bad habit and he went to gamble every day. His father was very upset about his son’s behavior. “My son, please beware of the gamble because it ruins your life easily.”   The good for nothing son didn’t listen to his father’s advice and he staked his money on a cockfighting game every morning. He also went to play cards after the cockfight gamble. “If you don’t want to stop gambling, you had better move out of this house,” said his father with wide eyes. As he was too hard to change his bad habit, all his father’s words just went in one ear and out at the other. His father, Empu Sidhi Mandra, realized that he was barking up the wrong tree, so he entrusted his son to a Brahmin called Brahmana Dangeang. After hearing the Brahmin’s advice, Manik Angkeran started doing the meditation. He meditated in Pura Gua t

THE KASARUNG LANGUR

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  Image by https://pixabay.com/photos/monkey-langur-animal-gray-langur-1646400/ Once there lived a princess called Purbasari. She was Prabu Tapa Agung’s youngest daughter and Prabu Tapa himself was the ruler of Pasir Batang Kingdom. Purbasari had six elder sisters; they were Purbararang, Purbadewata, Purbaendah, Purbakancana, Purbamanik and Purbaleuih. Princess Purbasari was kindhearted and had a very good manner. She was kind, sweet and liked helping others. She would undoubtedly stretch out a hand of mercy to the people who needed help. Princess Purbasari had a pleasing appearance. Everyone liked her at the first sight as if her body produced a magnetic field that attracted people around her. On the contrary, her elder sister, Purbararang, didn’t possess such a virtue. Though Purbararang was pretty, she was very rude, proud, evil and jealous. If she disliked a person, she would surely ask her bodyguards to get that person out of her sight. Prabu Tapa Agung decided to step down from t

THE STORY OF THE GOLDEN CUCUMBER

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  Image by Prawny from Pixabay Long ago, there lived a middle aged widow called Mbok Satiyem in a kampong of central Java. She lived alone and she was always willing to have a child, but there was nothing she could do because her husband had died. She could only wait for the miracle to happen. She prayed for a baby day and night and perhaps God would answer her prayer.   Mbok Satiyem had a strange dream one evening. In the dream, a giant approached the widow and asked her to go to pick up a vegetable basket under a tree in the forest where she usually cut firewood. When she woke up the next morning, she could hardly believe what she had dreamed.   The widow tired her best to remove the hesitation. She went to the place where the giant had shown her in the dream. After she arrived there, she began to look for the vegetable basket under the tree. She taught it should be a baby lying under the blanket while she found the basket. However, she was surprised to see that it was o

SEMINYAK BEACH IN BALI

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  Image by: Porcinno Rondus - Imported from 500px (archived version) by the Archive Team. (detail page), CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71795154 Seminyak is one of the most favorable tropical beaches in the world. It is located on Bali Island and people usually go there on weekends. It is indeed an ideal location for tourists to spend their vacations with family members, friends and relatives. The locals also call it Dhyanapura Beach and it is more quite than other beaches in Bali. Some people like a quiet place to sit and admire the beautiful view of nature. Sometimes, it’s comfortable to stay at an uncrowded place. While you’re traveling to Seminyak Beach, you’ll find that there’re a lot of street vendors selling food and drink. That location is called the Eating Street as most tourists are fond of eating food at the roadside. It has another sensation to eat outdoors while the weather is fine. Seminyak Beach is famous for its white and clean sand. It is so