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Explore Beaches and Nature in Lingga Island


Dream and real it just a line. Sometimes I do not realise this is a dream or  real because it so beautiful to be real. Same like the weather today when I decide to discovery Lingga Island for a few days. The sunny day even I feel sometimes the sun is burn my skin but the wind is being my savior. Wind is making me feel so comfortable even I am under sun light and make my skin become dark and more dark day by day. I do not care in that time, of course.

Punggur Government Jetty in Batam

I am inside the ferry, still empty passengers so taken selfie time

keep calm after getting burn in the ferry roof

The waves become bigger and I decide to get inside the ferry. Even stand in roof ferry is so tempting me but I need rest for a while after long holiday in Tioman Island, Malaysia. When ferry almost so close to Lingga Island, exactly in Dabo Singkep. I see the beautiful landscape and make me go to the roof and enjoying the view before ferry is getting stop in jetty. I use big ferry and the ferry call Lintas Kepri and it just need 4 hours journey. Normally, Batam to Lingga Island (Dabo Singkep) estimated time around 7 hours but this day just so short. So wonderful! 4 hours with the beautiful and sunny day.

I was in the roof of ferry and getting burn

fun time in the roof ferry

Do you know, the ferry full of passengers who they will attend to Fun Bike in Lingga tomorrow morning. That is why a lot of bikes in the ferry roof and it’s so awesome too. Most the Fun Bike Participants are friendly and  nice people. They are from Malaysia and Singapore with different group and ages but all always look young on the spirit in that day. I am so glad, I can see this moment.



the view before arriving in Dabo Singkep Jetty

Before arriving in the city, the buses and cars stop in one point. This part call Marques beach.  This located is not so far from jetty but the view in this beach so beautiful and slope slightly. The most I love this place because this place has a lot kind of turtles with different size. The turtles are taking care when they are already strong. They will back to the real their house, nature.




When I am walking near beach, I see the big sea star in the ocean. The water is so clear and the sea star seem enjoy being “super star” because a lot of people want take picture of the sea star, including me. It so nice if I can get selfie with the sea star then I remember the words which I read and they said if we touch marine animal, they will died in hours after hands touching them. Ouch, it so sad when we just wanna get short time to get selfie with the marine animal without we realise, we will kill them.


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30 minutes is not enough time to explore Marques beach in Dabo Singkep, Lingga Island, Indonesia. I wish one day I will visit this place again and see a lot of beaches.... If I have time in the future, why not!  From Dabo Singkep Jetty to the Dabo Singkep City need an hour, depend on the driver. No worry, even it need so long time, I never feel bored because in my left side I can see the beautiful beaches before going to city and the beach view gone because already in the middle of city.





Many people visit small island of Lingga, exactly in Dabo Singkep so most of hotel already full. Lucky me, I still get a room in different hotel with the group. Even this hotel so small but the room is so nice even sometimes get trouble with the hot shower hahaha. So far, I can say that is nice to get short gate away.





Time is fly and night come, dinner in restaurant and explore some parts in the Dabo Singkep also nice. Mostly about culinary and also one of cafe which this cafe has public karaoke. Some of friends are getting fun with this place with supper and sing some songs from Malay, Cina and English song. Whatever it is, fun time is most important. Resting is also important to get energy to explore some beaches and nature in Dabo Singkep. I can not wait in that time.




Sleeping beauty is need it, sleep and awake with the fresh body. Fresh mind and soul are important to make bad day become wonderful because in that day is raining. Rain in morning time which many people already start to biking with heavy track. I can not imagine 15 kilo meters on bike and get fun time on bike. Yippie, we do not join in that event because I will explore some places in Dabo Singkep. I can not wait to explore nature in Dabo Singkep.




Emmm, I will tell you right now. I wanna explore Pantai Batu Berdaun, Batu Ampar Waterfall, beaches and also hot spring. Do you want to know, that are nice places to explore? Emmm, just stay tune on asiabutterflytraveler.com because I will be back with a lot of story which will make you wanna go there too. I am not lie and I always be honest about my adventure which all so fantastic to share. See you soon.



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Tersesat di Pulau Tioman


Btraveler-Apakah kamu percaya sesuatu yang baik terjadi di dalam kehidupan kamu ketika kamu tersesat di dalam bagian dunia yang mana tidak pernah kamu bayangkan sebelumnya, kamu akan berkunjung ke tempat dan menemukan sesuatu yang indah dari bumi pertiwi. Itu terjadi padaku meskipun membutuhkan waktu yang lama untuk tersesat di alam yang ada di bumi ini.



Suatu hari, aku menghubungi teman lamaku, Veranika. Aku bertanya padanya apakah dia mau bergabung dengan aku untuk tersesat di suatu tempat yang aku tidak mengetahuinya. Mari kita panggil itu Pulau Tioman, Malaysia. Temanku, Vera tinggal di Jakarta dan aku tinggal di Tanjungpinang saat ini. Jadi, Tanjungpinang menjadi titik pertemuan kami untuk pergi ke Malaysia.

Ferry Pergi ke Malaysia


Aku beli tiket pulang pergi Tanjungpinang ke Malaysia yang mana biayanya berkisar Rp500.000. Teman aku dan aku memutuskan kami pergi menggunakan kapal feri yang berangkat paling pagi, atau jadwal kapal feri yang pertama untuk Tanjungpinang ke Malaysia, sehingga kami tidak terburu-buru. Jujur, bangun awal sekitar pukul 04.00 am sangat susah bagiku ketika kamu baru saja tertidur sekitar pukul 01.00 dini hari. O.k tidak masalah, akhirnya aku pergi juga ke pelabuhan tepat waktu dan aku melaukan beberapa aktivitas normal seperti mendapatkan stam passport dan juga menjawab beberapa pertanyaan pihak imigrasi yang menanyakan tujuan aku pergi ke Malaysia. Sebelum pasport aku mendapatkan STAMPEL. Kemudian, feri pergi ke Malaysia dengan perkiraan waktu sekitar 4 jam.


4 jam merupakan perjalanan yang panjang jika kamu hanya duduk dan tidak melakukan apapun. Beruntung aku, aku sangat mengantuk sehingga aku jatuh tertidur sebentar sebelum aku mengalami mabuk laut karena kurang tidur selama sepekan. Yea apa yang harus aku lakukan aku pekerja lepas, waktuku tergantung dengan projek yang harus aku selesaikan tepat waktu. Aku adalah wanita yang selalu mepet dengan deadline hahaha. Vera sangat bergembira untuk melihat sekeliling feri dan dia mau pergi ke bagian atas feri untuk mengambil beberapa gambar. Jadi, aku memutuskan untuk menemaninya dan membawa tas ranselku yang sangat berat yang mana itu sangat penting sekali bagiku untu dibawa kemanapun aku pergi hahaha.


Ombak mendadak tinggi dan itu membuat kepalaku sedikit pusing dan tubuhku menjadi sedikit bermasalah. Aku melihat temanku baik-baik saja, dia sangat beruntung. Dia mengejek aku karena aku mabuk laut, yang benar saja! Jangan mengetawaiku tentang itu ya :p




Stulang Laut

Malaysia di depan kita dalam waktu beberapa menit. Aku tidak ingin terburu-buru keluar dari kapal feri, lebih baik aku keluar sebagai penumpang terakhir. Jadi, mengantri untuk mendapatkan stamp. Itu membutuhkan waktu karena banyak sekali orang yang pergi ke Malaysia saat itu. mari buat barisan mengantri dan biarkan setiap orang mendapatkan STAMPEL sehingga mereka bisa masuk ke Malaysia. Malaysia adalah negara tetangga kedua yang dekat dengan Pulau Bintan, karena kebanyakan teman-teman kami lebih senang berkunjung ke Singapura. Saat ini, Pelabuhan Stulang Laut lebih baik dari sebelumnya karena tempatnya merupakan tempat terbaru dan sudah hampir siap.


Kami mendapatkan STAMP dan sekarang waktunya untuk mengejar bus. Kami sudah tahu kemana aku dan teman aku akan pergi. Jadi, pertama yang kami tuju adalah keluar dari pelabuhan dan mencari taxi diluar dari barisan ngantri taksi di pelabuhan. Disinilah aku saat ini di jalanan untuk mendapatkan bus kota yang akan membawa kami ke Terminal Larkin. Aku membawa koper favoriteku dan juga tas ransel dan pergi keluar barisan dan menyeberang jalan. Tiba-tiba, pria keturunan China menawarkan taxinya dengan harga sekitar RM15 (sebenarnya temans jika menggunakan argo meter harga taxi berkisar RM13 dan kalau menggunakan Grab berkisar 8 RM)

Note: Harga Grab tergantung dari lokasi kamu mau dijemput dan diturunkan tetapi harga grap lebih murah daripada taxi meter tentunya. Taxi di Johor Bharu, Malaysia ada beberapa perusahaan taxi yang berwarna merah harganya lebih murah jika dibanding dengan taxi berwarna biru. Tetapi itu semua berpulang kembali kepada kamu jika kamu sama seperti aku budget travel, pilihan termurah adalah rekomendasi terbaik untuk menyimpan beberapa uang untuk membeli sesuatu hahahaha. Oops

Larkin Terminal


Supir taxi terus bercerita tentang bla bla bla seberapa murahnya dia memberikan kita harga taxi tetapi sebenarnya kami telah memperhatikan argo dalam diam hahah tetapi kami hanya berpikiran positif saja, karena dia (supir taxi) menurunkan kami sangat dekat dengan loket penjualan tiket kemana saja kamu akan pergi. Dia juga memperingatkan kita untuk membeli tiket langsung ke loket dan jangan membeli tiket diluar loket. O.K itu kami catat! Karena aku telah tahu terminal Larkin dengan sangat baik tetapi poin itu juga sangat penting bagi kalian guys yang belum dan masih menyusun rencana liburan ke Malaysia melalui laut.

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Banyak loket dengan berbagai perusahaan bus tetapi tidak perlu kuatir dan bingung tentang hal itu karena kamud an aku bisa membaca dengan baik. Aku hanya menemukan beberapa kertas yang terpasang di loket dan membaca jurusan bus yang akan berangkat. Disinilah aku memeilih bus S&S Internasional bus yang akan segera pergi. Temanku dan aku sangat beruntung karena bus masih menunggu kita di garis konternya. Kami membeli tiket Johor Bharu ke Mersing berkisar RM13 dengan menggunakan bus S&S Internasional. Perkiraan waktu keberangkatan Johor Bharu ke Mersing sekitar dua jam, tergantung jalan dan lalu lintas.

Bus hampir saja berangkat ketika kami tiba dan di dalam bus hanya ada beberapa orang dengan tujuan yang sama yakni Mersing. Beberapa dari mereka melihat kita karena membuat bus terlambat jalan dari jadwal beberapa menit saja. Itu bukan salah kami sebenarnya, jika loket wanita itu berkata kamu tidak bisa mengambil bus ini dan harus menunggu dua jam kedepan, itu tidak masalah bagi kami hahaha.


Perjalanan ke Mersing sangat sunyi, aku dan teman aku “bercerai” kata tersebut selalu aku gunakan bersamanya ketika kami duduk menjauh atau terpisah. Aku hanya ingin memejamkan mata dan menikmati perjalanan dan teman aku yang duduk di seberangku sedang asyik mengabadikan momen dengan menggunakan ponselnya. O.K girl nikmati waktu perjalananmu ya.

Terminal Mersing

Aku hampir menutup mataku dengan sempurna ketika temanku membangunkan aku dari mimpi indahku hahaha. Sejujurnya, aku hanya menutup mataku sepanjang perjalanan bus menuju Mersing. Pikiranku melayang mengenai novelku yang harus aku selesaikan dan juga beberapa aktivitas yang akan aku lakukan dalam perencanaanku ketika aku memutuskan untuk pergi ke Pulau Tioman. Terminal Mesing tidak terlalu besar jika aku bandingkan dengan terminal Larkin, Johor Bharu tetapi terminal bus favoriteku pastinya TBS Kuala Lumpur sejujurnya hahaha. Bersih, ber AC dan ada WIFInya juga dengan sinyal yang bagus kadang-kadang.


Teman aku yang dari tadi diam saja baru berujar jujur kalau dia harus pergi ke toilet. Jadi, aku menunggunya di terimal ketika dia sedang mencari toilet. Aku duduk dan seorang pria yang mengaku dirinya sebagai supir taksi menawarkan kepada kami untuk pergi ke Pelabuhan Tanjun Gemuk. Dia menawarkan harga sekitar RM 61 kepadaku dan aku berkata padanya aku hanya mau menggunakan pelabuhan Mersing karena sebelum aku pergi ke tempat ini, aku telah membaca beberapa review buruk mengenai Pelabuhan Tanjung Gemok. Sejujurnya mereka yang pergi kesana merasa kecewa dan merasa tertipu lantaran feri tiba-tiba tidak beroperasional sesuai dengan jadwal tanpa pemberitahuan kepada mereka.


Note: Pelabuhan Tanjung Gemok membutuhkan waktu sekitar 30-40 menit dari Mersing. Pelabuhan Tanjung Gemok menuju Pulau Tioman memakan waktu diperkirakan sekitar 1.5 hingga 2 jam tergantung desa yang akan dikunjungi. Jadwal pelabuhan Tg Gemok memiliki varian waktu yakni pagi dan siang. Jadwalnya tergantung dari tingkat level laut yang harus diperhatikan, mereka bisa beroperasi bahkan tidak beroperasi tanpa pemberitahan. Jadi, perhatikan dengan seksama jadwal feri Pulau Tiolan yang bisa kamu akses di websitenya. Normalnya kapal Tg Gemok ke Pulau Tioman pagi hari sekitar pukul 10.00 or 11.00 dan siang hari sekitar pukul 02.00 atau 03.00 jadi hati-hati dan jangan sampai terkena jebakan badman ya.

Kota Mersing dan Menemukan Penginapan

Teman terbaikku BFF (Best Friend Forever) telah memesankan kamar hostel, yang mana aku pikir hostel ini sangat bagus karena memiliki banyak review baik mengenai hostel tersebut. Tubuh yang mulai kelelahan tidak membuat aku BERHENTI untuk mencari letak hostel tersebuy tetapi ketika kami menemukan hostel tersebut tiba-tiba aku berubah pikiran. Aku memutuskan tidak akan menggunakan hostel tersebut untuk satu malam untuk mengejar feri pagi yang jadwal berlayar sekitar pukul 05.00. jadi, aku kembali mencari penginapan dengan harga murah sesuai dengan budgetku. Jujur, sewaktu aku mencari penginapan yang sudah temanku pesankan sesuai arahanku, mataku tertuju pada satu hostel yang memiliki nama sederhana. Namun saat itu, kami hanya terfokus pada hostel yang telah temanku bookingkan. Maafkan aku ya guys, kamu jadi kena finnalty karena aku hihihi. Begitu kami menemukan hostel tersebut dan mengetahui tingkat kesulitan untuk menuju hostel yang bertingkat tiga itu dengan gang dan tangga yang kecil dan sempit. Aku mengurungkan niatku untuk bermalam disana, selain merasa takut juga merasa lelah dalam pikiranku harus memboyong suitcase yang besar ke lantai 3.


Beruntungnya aku, teman seperjalanku setuju dengan keputusanku dan aku pun kembali ke jalanan dan mencoba memasuki beberapa hotel dan hostel untuk menemukan budget hotel yang murah meriah. Kami telah masuk ke beberapa tempat dan menanyakan harga dan akhirnya kami menemukan hostel tempat kami akan menginap malam itu. apakah kamu mau mengetahui hostel apa yang akan kami tempati? Tunggu cerita selanjutnya hanya di asiabutterflytraveler.com dan jadilah petualang cantik sebagaiamana adanya kamu. Aku akan kembali dengan memberikan cerita yang menarik dalam pertualangan aku disana tentunya dengan foto-foto yang membuat kamu terpesona.







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Trying to get Lost in Tioman Island


Do you believe something good happened in your life when you are getting lost in other part of world which You never imagine, You can visit that place and find something beautiful of mother nature. It happened to me with long way to get lost in the earth of mother nature.



One day, I contact my partner in crime, Veranika. I asked her to join with me to get lost in somewhat I do not know it. Let’s call that is Tioman Island, Malaysia. My friend, Vera live in Jakarta and I am staying in Tanjungpinang for a while. So, Tanjungpinang become our meeting point to go to Malaysia.

Ferry Goes to Malaysia
still early morning and getting to jetty TPI

I buy ticket return Tanjungpinang to Malaysia that is cost around 500,000 IDR. My friend and I decide, we get first schedule of ferry Tanjungpinang to Malaysia so we are not rush our time while arrive in Malaysia, exactly Johor Bharu. Honestly, wake up early morning around 04.00 am so hard for me when You just fall asleep around 01.00 am (can You imagine it, guys). It’s o.k because I am so damn excited to get lost in the new place. Finally I go to the jetty in time and do some normal regular stamp passport and the Immigration ask what we are doing there and bla bla bla. Before passport get STAMP. Then, ferry goes to Malaysia with estimate time around 4 hours. 4 hours in the boat (ferry) ouch it so long time for me and You, I bet!



4 hours so long if you just seat and do nothing. Lucky me, I am so sleepy so I am fall asleep for awhile before getting sick sea because less sleep for a week. Yea... what should I do I am freelance, my time depend on the projects I should finish it in time as I am deadline woman hahaha. Vera is exciting to get around the ferry and she wants to get the up ferry to take some pictures. So, I decided to company her and bring my heavy backpack which it very important to bring it anywhere I go hahaha. 


my backpack and I become one hihi

enjoy the windy before sea sick is getting worse

The waves suddenly high and it make my head is getting headache and my body is getting little “trouble”. I see her fine, lucky her. She mock me little bit because I am getting sea sick, come on! Don’t laugh on me about that.  

my partner in crime and I on the ferry to Malaysia


Stulang Laut Jetty
Malaysia is front of us now in a few minutes. I do not want rush to out of ferry, better I just get out in last passengers. So, queue to get stamp. It need time because many people also go to Malaysia. Let’s making a line and let’s every body get the STAMP so they can get in to Malaysia. The second neighbor in Bintan island, because mostly our friends love to visit Singapore. So, Stulang Laut jetty is getting more better because it already in “new place”

stulang laut jetty the picture taken when in the boat

We got the stamp and now time to catch up the bus. We already know where my friend and I will go. So, first at all better go out from the jetty and find the taxi out from the line of queue taxi in the harbour. Here I am on the road to catch up the city bus to bring us to the Larkin Terminal. I bring my favorite purple suitcase and also backpack and I am getting out the line and cross the street. Suddenly, a chines man offer his taxi with the price around 15 RM (actually guys if with the argo meter that is around 13 RM and grab around 8 RM ).

Note: grab price is depend on the located you want to get pick up and drop but the price is more cheaper then taxi meters of course. Taxi is Johor Bharu, Malaysia has many companies the red one color is low price if compare with the blue taxi color. But all of it back to you if you are budget travel like me, so cheaper is so recommended to save some money to buy something hahaha... oops

Larkin Terminal


The drive keep talking about bla bla bla so cheaper he gives us price of taxi but actually we notice the meters in silent hahaha but we are just positive thinking because the taxi driver drop as so close on locket to buy ticket to many places you wanna go. He also warning us to buy ticket on the locket and do not buy ticket outside of locket. O.K noted it! Because I do know the Larkin Terminal as well but that point also so important for you guys who never and still making plan to go to Malaysia via sea.

Many lockets with many company of buses but no worry and confused about that because You and I can read as well right. I just find the paper on the locket and read which the bus with my direction. So here I am, we get the bus S&S International which the bus will goes soon. My friend and I are so lucky because the bus is waiting us in the line counter. We buy ticket Johor Bharu to Mersing around 13 RM using S&S International Bus. The estimate time from Johor Bharu to Mersing around 2 hours, depend on the road and traffic.
Bus almost goes when we are arrived and inside the bus only a few people who wanna go to Mersing. Some people look us because we make the bus get little let to go as schedule only a few minutes. It is not our fault actually, if the locket woman said You can not take this bus and wait for two hours in the future, it is o.k for us too hahaha.

The way to mersing so silent, my friend and I “divorce” the vocabulary I always used to her if we are separate. I just wanna close my eyes and enjoy the journey and my friend who seat a little cross on me busy with her phone and making selfie anyway hahah. O.K enjoy your time girl.

Mersing Terminal
the cat wants to get selfie either even I did push cat to go hahaha

I almost close my eyes so perfect when my friend wake me up from beautiful dream hahaha. Actually, I just close my eyes during the bus goes to the Mersing. My mind is fly away about my novel I should finish it and also some activities I do make plans when I decided to go to Tioman Island. Mersing Terminal bus is not so big if I compare Larkin, Johor Bharu Terminal bus but my favorite terminal bus is TBS Kuala Lumpur actually hahaha. Clean, AC and nice wifi too sometimes.

my favorite suitcase already to get long journey

My friend who just silent actually she is really need goes to rest room. So, I am waiting her in terminal while she is looking for the rest room. I seat and a man who said himself taxi driver offer us to go to Tanjung Gemok jetty. He offers the price around 61 RM to me and also the man (oversea man which Indonesia said bule and malaysia said maksale) and I said I just wanna used Mersing jetty because before getting in that place, I read some bad reviews on Tg Gemok jetty actually some people who go there feel disappointed and feel like cheat because suddenly the ferry is not go as schedule without notice them.

Note: Tanjung Gemok jetty is around 30-40 minutes from Mersing. From Tg Gemok jetty to Tioman island the estimated time around 1.5 hours – 2 hours depending the village you want to visit actually. Tanjung gemok jetty schedule has variants morning and afternoon. The schedule of ferry depend on the sea level so notice it, they can operation or stop without notice just make sure you see the Tioman ferry schedule you can get access on website. Normally the ferry Tg Gemok to Tioman island is morning around 10 or 11 am and afternoon around 2 or 3 pm. Just beware and don’t get into the scam.

Mersing City and Finding Hostel

My best friend forever already booking me hostel and where I think this hostel a lot of best review. Tired body is not making me STOP to searching that hostel but suddenly when we are already find it after an hour search. I decided I won’t used that hostel for one night to rise the ferry early morning schedule around 5.00 am. So, I am looking the hostel with low budget. 


I was in half bridge to get to mersing city from mersing terminal bus so long journey lol

Honestly, when I get lost to find that hostel which already booking, my eyes get catch to one hostel with simple name but in that time, we just focus about The hostel which we are already booking. When I know how difficult to get up the hostel in 3rd floor with small gang and dark. I change my mind, really, so scary hahaha and tiring in my mind.


the way to the hostel which I rejected and my friend get finnalty

Lucky me, my partner in crime agree with my decision so here I am back on the street and find some hostel with low budget and we are already a few times asking the price on the hostel, hotel and finally we get the hostel. Do you want to know where my friend and I stay? Just stay tune on asiabutterflytraveler.com and betravel as the way you are. I will back and give you best story on my adventure there with awesome pictures of course.

my friend take my picture this the result
I taken this picture
I take this pictures
my friend take the picture :( so different ya hahahaha

To be continue. . . . do not forget to follow me to the next an adventure and I bet you will love it and you also want to join with my an adventure. I also will open trip to Bintan Island, Indonesia for more question about it you can contact me on my email 2travellife@gmail.com

never stop your feet to get an adventure even it is not so easy


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