Group camping with CVI (Camper Van Indonesia) Jakarta Raya

At present, there is a fast growing campervan community, which is so called CVI (Camper Van Indonesia). The members, based on their fb page, are around 91 thousands. That is a lot.

The logo of CVI (Camper Van Indonesia) community.

To manage that huge numbers of members and geographically spread around the country, the community is then divided into smaller groups based on geography where they live. One of the largest ones is CVI 013 Jakarta Raya (greater Jakarta). 013 is the group number, which is a lucky number.

The logo of CVI Jakarta Raya.

CVI Jakarta Raya held a group camping on 26-28 August 2022, at Sari Ater Campervan Park, Subang, West Java. This is located about 150km from Jakarta and the elevation is around 1000m above sea level.

Crowded Sari Ater campervan park.

Jakarta VW Campervan’s Deep Purple joined the group camping.
Completed with camping flags as a tradition.
Electricity is available so the camping ground was bright and full of camping lights at night.
That hill is called Gunung Palasari, 1250m asl, and trekking route is available.
The group camping was attended by almost 50 cars from CVI Jakray. So it was crowded.
The big banner says Camping Merdeka, meaning: Independence Camping, in commemorate the independence day of Indonesia (every 17 August).
On the 3rd day, before returning to Jakarta.
Sari Ater campervan park is probably the most popular and most visited campervan ground in the country. It is advisable to make a reservation before you visit, just to ensure you will get a spot for your car / campervan, especially during the weekend or holidays. Please call: +62 81387355525.

VW Super Beetle Duo at Bukit Citamiang Camping Ground

This is a late post, but late is better than never; the wise man said. It was in September 2020 and after several months of “staying at home” due to the pandemic, we decided to go out for a quick camping for refreshing. The family did not join purposely, only two of us, accompanied by a German Shepherd.

The camping ground is so called Bukit Citamiang (i.e. Citamiang Hill), only around 60km away from South of Jakarta, towards Puncak. It is written as Citamiang Camping Ground in Google Map. Take the main road to Puncak and take a left turn in the Mega Mendung junction. It is only 6km away from the junction through a small road which it will be more winding and ascending as it goes deeper and higher. If it is your first time, then please follow the Google map direction closely. The tricky one is the last junction and followed by steep uphill road before entering the camping ground area. Generally the road is good for 2wd regular cars. Special precautions should be taken when you drive relatively a wide and large vehicle due to some sharp corners and narrow road.

The two VW Super Beetles have just arrived on site after 1.5hrs driving from Jakarta.
Setting up a roof tent is quick and easy, relatively is faster than the conventional dome tent.
One of the best things about Bukit Citamiang is the spectacular view at night.
Setting a bonfire after dark is a must on site. The wood is provided locally with reasonable price.
When you like photography, you can do many things after dark or during the twilight hour. Just don’t forget to bring your tripod and flash light along with the camera.
Here is another sample a night photograph using long exposure setting. BTW, 19 centigrade is nice; wearing short is still convenient and not too cold…
They said that Bukit Citamiang is one of a very few places where you can view all three mountains in one spot. Here you can see Mount Pangrango (3,019m ASL) and Volcano Gede (2,958m ASL) right next to it to the left (in this picture, it is covered by some clouds). BTW, the elevation of Bukit Citamiang is around 1000m Above Sea Level.
Here is the view of Mount Salak (2,211m ASL). In the morning you have to be quick to shoot them using your camera, otherwise you will miss them as they will be covered by stubborn clouds already.
This is Nelsie, a 9 year old female all-black German Shepherd. You know her already as we have taken her along to camping several times already.

That is a photography-story about Bukit Citamiang camping ground. It is unfortunately to hear that this camping ground is now temporarily closed. The good news is there is another camping ground just next to it, called Bukit Brader camping ground. The PIC is the same; Kang Dillah, WA +62 878 9570 0127. Please make sure you call him first before visiting the place.

This is 1974 VW 1303 Super Beetle, equipped with a custom made roof rack to accommodate the heavy roof tent.

If you are interested to rent this classic Volkswagen Beetle for any events, please call us at +62 813 1031 4210.

Duo Kombi Camping at Gunung Pancar

I can’t remember exactly how many times I have done camping at Gunung Pancar. A friend of mine just bought a standard 1977 VW Kombi & wanted me to accompany him camping with his children (& his dog). So here we are, in June 2019, did another camping there.

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Left – right: Lala, Calvin, Nelsie (8yo female all-black German Shepherd), Patar, myself & the two male Beagles (Mero & Matano)…

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Campervan camping at Gunung Pancar…

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This camping spot, ‘Lembah Pakis’ is the one that we like the most at Gunung Pancar camping ground. The field is flat, not too big. The toilet & musholla is very near by.

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In the clear evening, we walked out the dogs & the children…

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The cooking & dining gears…

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The two VW Kombi: 1977 & 1979…

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The photo was shot from the top of the other Kombi & showing the roof tent more clearly…

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Deep Purple campervan

Gunung Pancar is the closest camping ground from Jakarta, about 1-1.5hrs driving, at Sentul area, Bogor. They open 7 days a week. Please visit the website to get more information.


Camping at Tahura Bandung

Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Juanda (lt. Grand Forest Park of (engineer) H. Juanda) is a conservation area and botanical garden in Bandung, Indonesia. It covers 590 hectares, stretching from Dago Pakar to Maribaya.

Its altitude ranges between 770 and 1330 meters above sea level. Its fertile soil sustains about 2500 types of plants, consisting of 40 familia and 112 species.

The park was built by the Dutch colonial estimated in 1906, when they began digging a water tunnel for a hydro dam. The water plan was cancelled later, the tunnel was enlarged adding more rooms & became a military facility. Today the tunnel is so called Goa Belanda (Dutch Cave) & is one of the main attractions at Tahura park. The original tunnel is 144m long, 3.2m high & less than 2m wide in both entrances. However the total length now is about 550m including all alleys inside.

On July 2019, for the very first time, the park authority issued a permission to our group to camp just in front of the tunnel. It was possible because we also conducted the Jungle Night Trekking for the first time, as well. It was a quiet experience walking for about 3km inside the dark park, including exploring the Goa Jepang (Japanese Cave) at night time.

A good condition 800m long black top road is available from the entrance to the Goa Belanda. We drove in our campervan to access the camping ground.

Here are some photos:

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The direction sign near the main entrance…

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The Campervan & camping ground is located right next to the Goa Belanda…

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The tiled camping ground…

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Since it is located inside a protected forest, bonfire is prohibited. However toilets & musholla are available, including food stalls…

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The view from the roof tent facing the forest of Cikapundung river valley…

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The Tahura was quiet by Sunday morning…

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The campervan can accommodate up to four adults: two inside the car & two in the roof tent…

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Jungle Night Trekking: inside the Goa Jepang…

To camp just next to Goa Belanda using the Campervan & the Jungle Night Trekking are very interesting experiences. Please contact the Tahura Juanda management if you are interested to do the same.


Jakarta VW Campervan in Auto Bild Magazine

Auto Bild is a leading German automobile magazine based in Hamburg, Germany. Auto Bild was first published in the last week of February 1986. Auto Bild with its worldwide licensed editions, of which more than 7 million copies are sold every month, is published in 36 countries, including Indonesia.

In June 2016, Auto Bild Indonesia published a special holiday edition (in Indonesian language: Edisi Spesial Liburan) with Jakarta VW Campervan  as one of the main features. The VW Campervans picture is on the cover page.


The Cover Page of Auto Bild magazine Indonesia, 344th edition, June 2016


The centerfold of the magazine. The title says: “Traveling in Hippies Style”. You know what it means, don’t you?


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Nice weather & blue sky during the interview


The Auto Bild magazine crew


The interview & photo session were taken at a park in our complex, South Jakarta. Now, the park is gone & mall-office-apartment-hotel facility is being constructed there.

Please call us at +62 813 1031 4210 for more information.

Classy Classic Wedding Cars…

Many of customers rented our VW Campervan & VW Beetle to be used as a wedding car. These days, more & more wedding couples prefer to use classic or vintage cars as their wedding car. They don’t want to spend one of the biggest days on their life riding boring & ordinary cars. Their wedding photographs featuring classic car will be everlasting & awesome to look at & to show to their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and so on…

Here are some wedding car photographs from our fleet…

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Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow – John Lennon

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Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite…

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“With these hands I will lift your sorrow,. Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way into darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine.”   Corpse Bride

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Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be…

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He stole my heart, so I’m planning a revenge; I’m going to take his last name…

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Planning a wedding is like running a company. You’re the CEO of Love Inc.

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You may kiss the bride now, and other else…

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The top picture is their previous wedding celebration somewhere in France, at the groom’s hometown. The two below pictures are their 2nd wedding celebration in Bogor, the bride’s hometown…

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Night in White-Pink Satin

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Live with no excuses. Love with no regrets…

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Bayu & Revy; a wedding couple with anti-mainstream snickers…

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…and they live happily ever after…





Jakarta VW Campervan in Media

Here are some Jakarta VW Campervan video clips which had been aired in national TV channels & internet media. These videos will give you more & better idea about Campervan.  Please enjoy…
Jakarta VW Campervan telah diliput oleh beberapa saluran TV nasional maupun media di internet. Berikut video klipnya yang dapat membuat kita semakin mengenal Campervan. Selamat menikmati…, April 2016

MNC TV, Autoride, April 2016

TV One, Rupa Indonesia, 13 Jan 2016, June 2015

If you are interested to rent these vintage VW Campervan, please call +62 813 1031 4210 for inquiry – Jika Anda berminat menyewa VW Campervan yang klasik ini, mohon telepon kami di nomor +62 813 1031 4210.





Classic VW Campervan for branding & marketing

The current technology enable us to change the colour of our cars for temporary, not permanent, without having to costly & time consuming repainting. Thanks to the cutting stickers & large size computer printing technology. It’s available in many places in Indonesian major cities & the price is relatively affordable. If you have complex graphic design, then you would need the computer printing. If the design is simple, then the cutting sticker  will do just fine.
Teknologi masa kini memungkinkan kita mengubah warna mobil sesuai keinginan kita untuk sementara waktu, tak permanen, tanpa harus melakukan proses pencatan yang mahal & lama. Ini berkat teknologi cutting sticker & cetak komputer berukuran besar. Teknologi ini tersedia di kota-kota besar di Indonesia & harganya relatif terjangkau. Jika desainnya rumit, gunakanlah cetak komputer. Tetapi jika desainnya sederhana, maka cutting sticker akan cukup.

Here are a gallery of Jakarta VW Campervan photographs with stickers, due to Customers’ demand.
Inilah galeri foto-foto mobil dari Jakarta VW Campervan yang pernah di-branding menggunakan sticker sesuai keinginan Penyewa.

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This is actually the Red Hot Chili Peppers campervan; red & white colour…

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The campervan was used as a wedding car. No wonder it’s full of floral decorations…

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The bride & the groom had a wedding theme which required an ivory color…

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Take a closer look; it still maintained two-tone colors; darker below & lighter upper…

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The darker color on the lower half came from cutting stickers. The top one was the original paint…

Pink Floyd selling ice cream sandwich at the recent Brightspot Fair in Senayan City, Jakarta. Photo from instagram/ingridarv

Pink Floyd selling ice cream sandwich at the recent Brightspot Fair in Senayan City, Jakarta. Photo from instagram/ingridarv

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This is a promoting sticker from a cafe selling its famous ice cream sandwich in Jakarta.

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A smaller sticker at the front of the left side due to the rear side entrance door…

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The branding used cutting stickers. It sticks strongly to the body of the car but easy to peel off without damaging the paint…

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This is Pink Floyd under branding of a popular skin lotion brand. The original color is pink & white…

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The branding used cutting stickers, including the product logo & the event logo, no computer printing…

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As required by the Client, all pink color was covered by blue color, including the roof which is white originally…

At University Esa Unggul, Jakarta - Di kampus Universitas Esa Unggul, Jakarta...

I took three days for stickering this much & another two days to peeled them off…

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This is Deep Purple campervan. The original color is two tone light purple & white…

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To follow the Client’s corporate / product / brand color, the purple paint was covered with light-blue color stickers, meanwhile the upper white paint was untouched…

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To accommodate the logo design, computer printing sticker was chosen by the Customer…


Even the front-mounted spare-wheel cover was also covered with sticker displaying the product logo…


The stickering works took two days to complete…


The product marketing booth looks matching with the light blue Campervan…

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Telkomsel’s campaign #Hypbareng in April 2017, in three cities: Jakarta, Serang & Cirebon.

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The bottom half red color is cutting sticker.

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The top-half is the original car color.

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This is Google’s campaign: Google Teman Ramadan, May 2017 in Jakarta

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The green color is printing sticker.

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The top half is the car original color.


This is a company campaign in April 2016.


The lower half is printing sticker. The top one is original color.

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This is Spotify campaign in May 2017 in Jakarta.

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It is printing sticker for the lower half & leave the top half blank.

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Nu Oceana campaign in March 2017 visiting many different places in Jabodetabek.

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Printing sticker.


This is Pink Floyd in red color cutting sticker.

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This red-white two tone colors providing classic Samba look.

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This was a brand launching in December 2016.

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Zilingo 2, branding campaign in the month of Ramadhan, May-June 2018.


Tamara Cream 9If you are interested to rent these classic VW Campervan for the product branding, marketing or other commercial events, please call +62 813 1031 4210 for inquiry.
Jika Anda berminat menyewa VW Campervan klasik ini untuk pemasaran produk, penjualan atau acara komersial lainnya, mohon telepon kami di nomor +62 813 1031 4210.

Campervan camping party at Sukamantri

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Have you ever heard a camping ground called Sukamantri? I bet you have not & I wouldn’t blame you for that. Sukamantri is actually one of the best camping grounds for citizens of Jakarta (& also Bogor), but unfortunately it is not that popular compared to, for instance, Gunung Pancar & Gunung Bundar. I’d blame on the misled information regarding the difficulty to reach the place due to the road condition, written in many travelling blogs, saying that the road is very bad & we need a kind of SUV type vehicles. Well, this is 90% wrong. Yes, it’s not advisable to drive a sedan, although my sister drove a Suzuki SX4 (even it’s a crossover model but the ground clearance is not that different with sedan), but generally we can drive any types of cars. You can trust me on this.
Jika Anda belum pernah mendengar sebuah bumi perkemahan bernama Sukamantri, saya maklum. Sukamantri sebenarnya adalah salah satu bumi perkemahan terbaik untuk warga kota Jakarta (& juga Bogor), tetapi sayangnya tempat ini tidak begitu populer dibanding misalnya, Gunung Pancar & Gunung Bundar. Saya menyalahkan informasi yang ngaco yang banyak ditulis di blog tentang kondisi jalan ke sana yang sangat jelek & hanya bisa dilalui oleh kendaraan jenis SUV saja. Informasi ini 90% salah. Memang betul kalau sedan tidak disarankan (walaupun apakah memang ada orang mau memakai sedan pergi ke bumi perkemahan di gunung?), meskipun adik saya kemarin tenang-tenang saja membawa Suzuki SX4nya yang mirip sedan, tetapi secara umum semua jenis kendaraan bisa dipakai menuju lokasi ini. Percayalah.

Sukamantri 20The good things about Sukamantri:

  1. 60km away from Pasar Minggu, South of Jakarta, (& only 10km from Bogor) is considered as NEAR. This is much nearer from Gunung Bundar.
  2. Relatively a quiet place. Have you been to Gunung Pancar? It’s closer but it’s much more crowded & noisy.
  3. Quiet also means we don’t be bothered to book the place in advance. Just go show & a camping spot is always available.
  4. Our vehicle can enter the camping ground. This means we can camp using our Campervan & we can bring heavier logistics for more convenient camping.
  5. Comfortable elevation at 800m above sea level. At this elevation, the air is very fresh & the temperature is very nice because it’s not too cold.
  6. Toilets are many available in generally good condition with flowing clean natural spring water.
  7. Warung (food shops) are available, just in case we are too lazy to cook ourselves.
  8. The place is safe. It’s part of the training ground of the Army’s elite Kujang Raider unit. Nobody will commit a crime in an Army training ground, will it?
  9. Cellular phone signal is available, thought it’s on-off. Recommended provider: Telkomsel.

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Kenapa Sukamantri menarik?

  1. Jaraknya dekat. Dari Pasar Minggu (Jakarta Selatan) hanya 60km saja. Dari Bogor hanya 10km. Tempat ini jauh lebih dekat daripada bumi perkemahan Gunung Bundar.
  2. Tempatnya relatif tidak ramai. Pernahkah Anda pergi ke Gunung Pancar? Memang lebih dekat tetapi terlalu ramai & lebih berisik.
  3. Sepi juga berarti kita tak perlu untuk memesan tempat ini jauh-jauh hari. Cukup langsung datang & hampir selalu ada tempat tersedia.
  4. Kendaraan dapat masuk ke area camping. Ini berarti kita dapat menggunakan Campervan untuk camping & dapat membawa perbekalan yang banyak.
  5. Elevasi sekitar 800m di atas permukaan laut yang membuat temperatur nyaman tetapi tidak terlalu dingin. Udaranya pun segar.
  6. Toilet tersedia cukup banyak & tersebar. Kondisi umumnya terawatt. Air alam yang jernih tersedia mengalir tanpa henti.
  7. Warung makanan banyak tersedia, jika kita tak bersemangat untuk memasak.
  8. Tempatnya aman karena termasuk daerah latihan TNI-AD Kujang Raider.
  9. Sinyal hape ada walaupun intermiten. Disarankan: Telkomsel.

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So, how to get there? It’s easy:

  1. First of all, if we have never been there or if we are not familiar with city of Bogor, please use the Google Map & search ‘Sukamantri Camping Ground’. It’ll show us a few alternative routes & it’ll give us the idea about where it is. Please remember, Bogor is a traffic-jammed city especially during weekends.
  2. If we drive, from wherever we come from, we need to reach the road of Jalan Raya Ciapus. This is what I recommend because it’s clearer & less junctions. If we see the Angkot no 3 Ramayana-Ciapus, then we are on the right track.
  3. We will notice at least two green-square road signs saying the Bumi Perkemahan Sukamantri (Sukamantri Camping Ground). One of the signs tells us to turn left to reach the camping ground.
  4. From the junction, the road becomes narrow but in good condition & straight. An intersection will be in front of us not far, just go straight. The good road will ends after 2km.
  5. A gravel road will follow; ascending & winding for about 2km. Some spots are too narrow for two cars, but majority two vehicles can pass each other. Don’t worry, the road is very empty.
  6. After passing a security portal & a big housing complex on the left (people say it’s owned by the family of Cendana), the road gets worse; from gravel becoming rocky road without asphalt. This is the misled information written in many blogs regarding the bad road condition, preventing many people to visit Sukamantri. In my opinion; yes the road is bad & not comfortable but as long as our car is not a regular sedan, then we can go through with no problem. Of course, keep the low speed to preserve the mood of the passengers aboard.
  7. After 1km, we will reach the Kujang Raider gate before entering the rain forest. Here, the road gets more ascending & winding under the canopy of jungle.
  8. After another 1km, we will reach the entrance post of the Sukamantri camping ground.

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Bagaimana menuju ke sana? Gampang saja:

  1. Pertama-tama, jika kita belum pernah ke sana atau jika kita tidak begitu mengenal Bogor, gunakanlah Google Map lalu cari ‘Sukamantri Camping Ground’. Kita akan diberi beberapa pilihan rute & jelas lokasinya berada dimana. Jangan lupa, Bogor biasanya parah oleh kemacetan terutama di akhir pekan.
  2. Jika kita membawa kendaraan, dari arah mana pun kita datang, tujuan kita adalah Jalan Raya Ciapus. Rute ini ini yang saya rekomendasikan karena lebih jelas & tak begitu banyak belokan & pertigaan-perempatan. Jika kita sudah melihat ada Angkot no 3 jurusan Ramayana-Ciapus, maka kita sudah berada di jalan yang benar.
  3. Petunjuk jalan & lokasi berbentuk kotak berwarna hijau akan jelas terlihat. Ikuti saja sampai memberitahukan kita untuk belok kiri ke arah Bumi Perkemahan Sukamantri.
  4. Lepas dari dari jalan raya, jalan menjadi lebih sempit tetapi bagus kondisinya & lurus. Ada satu simpang di depan, ambil jalan terus. Jalan bagus ini akan berakhir sekitar 2km.
  5. Selanjutnya jalan rusak, dilapisi kerikil & aspalnya sudah bertahun-tahun hilang. Jalan akan mulai menanjak & ada beberapa kelokan sepanjang 2km. Sempit tapi cukup untuk dua buah kendaraan berpapasan, namun ada beberapa spot yang lebih sempit lagi sehingga satu kendaraan akan harus mengalah. Walaupun begitu, jalanan sangat sepi. Sangat jarang ada kendaraan dari arah depan.
  6. Lalu kita akan sampai ke portal security & di dekatnya ada sebuah rumah besar dengan halaman luas & latar belakang Gunung Salak yang indah (kata orang itu adalah rumah milik keluarga Cendana). Selepas ini, jalan akan semakin jelek; jalan bebatuan tanpa aspal. Inilah yang banyak ditulis orang di berbagai blog sebagai jalan batu yang sukar dilalui kendaraan & menyebabkan tidak banyak orang mau berkunjung ke Sukamantri. Menurut saya; memang betul jalannya jelek & tidak nyaman tetapi sepanjang kendaraan kita bukan sedan, maka kendaraan apa pun akan dapat melaluinya dengan aman. Tentu saja, jalan pelan-pelan agar penumpang tetap merasa senyaman mungkin.
  7. Setelah 1km, kita akan sampai ke gerbang Kujang Raider sebelum memasuki hutan tropis. Dari sini, jalanan akan semakin menanjak & semakin berkelok-kelok di bawah kanopi hutan.
  8. 1km berikutnya, maka sampailah kita ke gerbang masuk kawasan bumi perkemahan Sukamantri.

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Tickets (very affordable):

  1. Entrance: Rp5,000.00/pax.
  2. Camping: Rp5,000.00/pax/night.
  3. Maintenance retribution: Rp5,000.00/pax.
  4. Parking: Rp10,000/car.

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Tiket (sangat terjangkau):

  1. Masuk: Rp5ribu/orang.
  2. Camping: Rp5ribu/orang/malam.
  3. Retribusi kebersihan: Rp5ribu/orang.
  4. Parkir: Rp10ribu/kendaraan.

Sukamantri 18What to do there:

  1. Camping – what a silly answer.
  2. Eating – another silly answer.
  3. Any outdoor activities: playing football, volleyball, frisbee, hide-n-seek, tug-o-war, etc.
  4. Trekking: to the near water fall, called Curug Parakan. The distance is only less than 1km but we must use a guide (easily available from one of the warung, the fee is only Rp50,000.00) because of the track conditions: steep uphill, narrow, on the edge of deep cliff on some spots, dense forest, some misled junctions, slippery river bed & rocks. During dry season, the water barely flows, but it’ll be nice during the wet season.
  5. Bonfire – the woods is available for only Rp50,000.00 good enough for a few hours fire during a cold night.
  6. Spotting the endangered Javan hawk-eagle (Nisaetus bartelsi). We will need a powerful monoscope for this as the birds are shy.
  7. Outbond – we need to book in advance for them to set up.
  8. Pre-wed, outdoor, nature, family & any other types of photography.
  9. etc.

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Apa saja yang dapat dilakukan di sana?

  1. Camping – sebuah jawaban yang nyeleneh.
  2. Makan-makan – lagi-lagi jawaban yang nyeleneh.
  3. Berbagai aktivitas outdoor: bermain bola, bola voli, frisbee, petak-umpet, tarik tambang, dsb.
  4. Trekking: ke air terjun terdekat, yang dinamakan Curug Parakan. Jaraknya dekat, kurang dari 1km saja, tetapi kita harus menggunakan jasa guide (yang gampang tersedia dari salah satu warung makanan & upahnya hanya Rp50 ribu saja) dikarenakan kondisi jalur: banyak tanjakan curam, berdampingan dengan jurang terjal, hutan yang rimbun, terdapat beberapa percabangan yang gampang membuat orang tersesat, jalur sungai kering & bebatuan yang licin. Di musim kering, debit air terjun sangat kecil tetapi akan cukup besar di musim hujan.
  5. Api ungun – kayu bakar dapat dipesan dari warung seharga Rp50ribu, cukup beberapa jam memberi kehangatan di malam yang dingin.
  6. Memperhatikan burung yang hampir punah bernama Elang Jawa (Nisaetus bartelsi). Burung elang berjambul ini dipercayai sebagai cikal burung garuda. Untuk dapat melihatnya di sarang di atas pohon, kita memerlukan sebuah teropong monoscope yang kuat.
  7. Outbond – perlu pemesanan di depan.
  8. Fotografi: pre-wed, outdoor, alam, keluarga & jenis lainnya.
  9. Dan sebagainya.

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Sukamantri is very good place to visit using a VW Campervan. The VW bus suspension system performs perfectly on this kind of bad rocky road. Personally I think it’s even better than the modern VW SUV suspension that I drove a week before for surveying. We feel a relatively smooth & comfortable ride along this road. You can set up the camping tent right next to the Campervan. Last time we were there, we made-over the place became a party camping-picnic ground…
Sukamantri adalah tempat yang sangat bagus untuk disambangi dengan VW Campervan. Sistem suspensi VW Bus ini bekerja sempurna di atas jalanan jelek berbatu semacam ini. Secara pribadi saya menilai malahan suspensinya lebih baik daripada suspensi VW SUV yang modern seperti yang saya kendarai seminggu sebelumnya waktu survey lokasi. Kita akan merasakan perjalanan yang cukup halus & nyaman walaupun jalannya sangat jelek. Di lokasi, kita dapat mendirikan tenda tepat di sampingnya. Waktu kami di sana, kami mengubah tempat perkemahan menjadi semacam tempat pesta & piknik.

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We can also visit the place only for a day picnic, no need to camp overnight. Thanks to the short distance from Bogor & Jakarta.
Kita juga dapat mengunjungi tempat ini cukup untuk piknik seharian, tanpa menginap. Jaraknya relatif dekat dari Bogor & Jakarta.Sukamantri 6Sukamantri 15

So, if you are interested to go to Sukamantri using our Campervans, please call +62 813 1031 4210 for booking.
Jika Anda tertarik ke Sukamantri menggunakan Campervan kami, mohon telepon kami di nomor +62 813 1031 4210 untuk pemesanan.

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Pink Floyd: our 4th Campervan

So, here we are, after 12 months in waiting & expected by many people. Introducing to you our newest member in the Jakarta VW Campervan fleet; Pink Floyd. Yes, as usual, the name is given based on the color (i.e. pink & white) & the rock group band.
Akhirnya setelah 12 bulan masa penantian & telah ditanyakan banyak orang, Campervan kami yang terbaru sudah siap. Sesuai pakemnya, Campervan warna pink-putih ini dinamakan Pink Floyd. 

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Campervan Pink Floyd: in a picnic mode…

Exterior; it’s a replica of the world’s famous Volkswagen 23-windows Samba. The Volkswagen Samba, in the United States also known as Sunroof Deluxe, was the most luxurious version of the Volkswagen Transporter T1. Volkswagen started producing Sambas in 1951 until 1967.
Eksteriornya mengikuti salah satu model minibus Volkswagen yang sangat terkenal di dunia, yaitu Samba atau juga Sunroof Deluxe. Samba ini adalah model Volkswagen Transporter generasi pertama (T1) yang paling mewah & dibuat dari tahun 1951 sampai 1967.

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“Pink is a beautiful color, because it’s one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight & in the dawns.” C Joybell C

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Originally Volkswagen vans were classified according to the number of windows they had. This particular model had 23 and later 21 windows including eight panoramic windows in the roof. To distinguish it from the normal 23 or 21-window Volkswagen van the name Samba was coined.
Awalnya minibus Volkswagen digolongkan berdasarkan jumlah jendelanya. Model Samba ini mempunyai 23 jumlah jendela, lalu menjadi 21, termasuk delapan jendela kecil tambahan di bagian atap. Untuk membedakan dengan minibus model 23 atau 21 jendela yang lain,  lalu nama Samba diberikan.


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From this low angle view, we can figure out how big the ragtop sun-roof is of the Samba model.

The Samba had two pivot doors, instead of a sliding door. In addition the Samba had a fabric sunroof. At that time Volkswagen advertised with the idea of using the Samba to make tourist trips through the Alps in Europe.
Model Samba mempunyai dua pintu ayun samping, bukan pintu geser. Di atapnya, Samba mempunyai jendela sunroof yang ditutup dengan bahan terpal. Pada mulanya, Volkswagen memasarkan model Samba untuk dipakai para turis di pegunungan Alpen, Eropa.


Rey Utami, one of the famous TV host, posing herself in Pink Floyd…

Sambas were standard painted in two colors. Usually, the upper part was colored white. The two colored sections were separated by a decorative strip.
Menurut standard, Samba dicat dua warna. Umumnya, bagian atas diwarnai putih. Kedua bagian badan mobil yang berbeda warna dipisahkan oleh sebuah strip dekoratif.

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Nice, neat, clean & modern 1700cc engine, with double-carburetors, dual-alternators, dual batteries & AC. The passengers convenience & reliability are the key here.

When Volkswagen started producing the successor of the T1 (the T2) the company also stopped producing the Samba so there are no Sambas in later versions of the Volkswagen Transporter.
Ketika Volkswagen mulai memproduksi minibus generasi kedua (T2), maka model Samba pun dihentikan pembuatannya. Model Samba tidak lagi dibuat di generasi-generasi minibus berikutnya.

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A classic Campervan style folding table & seats can provide you & your family a classy dining experience inside a Campervan…

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A vintage car window tray is a time-capsule to bring you backward to 1960-70s where driving-in restaurants were popular; you enjoy the meals in your car & served by pretty waitress in roller skates. “I would like to order a double cheese burger with extra pickles, large french fries & iced soda, please…”

Interior wise; it’s the standard Jakarta Campervan layout just like the other two elder brothers; Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Deep Purple. It has the ‘Rock-n-Roll’ seat-bed, a 55-watt refrigerator, 2ea portable gas stove using butane cans, a washing sink with electric-powered water pump & plenty of storage.
Interior Pink Floyd mengikuti standard layout Jakarta Campervan, sama mirip dengan kakak-kakaknya; Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Deep Purple. Ada jok tengah ‘Rock-n-Roll’ yang dapat berubah menjadi tempat tidur, sebuah kulkas 55-watt, dua buah kompor portabel gas butana, sebuah washtafel lengkap dengan kran air yang digerakan pompa listrik & tempat penyimpanan yang banyak.

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The mixture of classic & simple Volkswagen splitbus dashboard (designed in late 1940s) with modern & convenient head unit & AC buttons including ceiling-mounted LCD display. Notice also the ‘Banjo’ steering wheel…

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The wide-angle view of the cabin facing forward. The large sunroof is open & the blue sky is your backdrop. Plenty of sunshine into the cabin. The long Campervan cabinets are on the right hand side providing stoves, a refrigerator, a sink & extra storage.

The two rear-facing buddy seats are also storage & portable. You may place them outside adding more seats on a camping location or you may leave them at home if you need more cabin space for carrying cargo.
Dua buah jok buddy-seat di belakang jok depan mempunyai tempat penyimpanan di bagian bawahnya & juga portabel. Di lokasi camping, kedua jok buddy-seat ini dapat dilepas & disimpan di luar untuk menambah tempat duduk, atau sebaliknya disimpan saja di rumah jika kita memerlukan ruang luas untuk membawa kargo di dalam kabin.

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The wide-angle view of the cabin facing rearward. The comfy rear seats (equipped with lap-type seat-belts) &  a flat top of the cabinets for your convenience & homy ambiance. Through the large opening of the ragtop sunroof, it’s now easier & safer to load & unload cargo on both roof racks…

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The view when the rear door is open. Plenty of room for your cargo plus additional storage on the right hand side, including a cupboard with a mirror. The mattress is part of the ‘Rock-n-Roll’ bed when extracted. The pink guitar is courtesy of Yumos…

As the famous Samba, it has eight ceiling-mounted little windows so called Skylight windows; four on each side. And the best of all, it has an extra large panoramic roof with sliding fabric cover, so called rag-top. At the camping ground, you may lay on the bed at night & looking at stars in the sky. Driving at the mountains, you can also leave it open & let the cool & fresh air blowing in abundantly. Trust me, the children sitting in the back will love it so much.
Seperti di model Samba, ada empat jendela kecil masing-masing di sisi kiri & kanan atap, yang dinamakan Skylight windows. Dan yang paling banyak disukai orang, ada sebuah sunroof panoramik yang sangat besar di tengah-tengah. Tutupnya terbuat dari bahan kanvas yang lalu dinamakan rag-top. Di lokasi camping, sambil baringan di tempat tidur, kita dapat melihat bintang-bintang di langit melalu sunroof ini. Jika mobil sedang jalan di pegunungan atau dataran tinggi, sunroof ini dapat dibiarkan terbuka & udara sejuk segar melimpah mengisi seisi kabin. Pecayalah, anak-anak yang duduk di belakang akan sangat menyukainya.

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Psychology of color PINK: Brighter pinks are youthful & exciting, while vibrant pink has the same high energy as red; they are sensual & passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance & the blush of a young woman’s cheeks.

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Bright pinks, like the color red, stimulate energy & can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heart beat & pulse rate. They also encourage action & confidence. Pink has been used in prison holding cells to effectively reduce erratic behavior.

All of our Campervans are equipped with classic style roof rack & rear rack. Pink Floyd has two separated roof racks; i.e. 2-legs & 3-legs ones. The separated roof rack is to accommodate the middle large sunroof. The rear rack can hold up to two bicycles. The side-awning is also a standard item. It is mounted onto the roof racks. It provides a shade during a hot day or wet day.
Semua Campervan kami dilengkapi dengan rak atap & rak belakang yang bergaya klasik. Pink Floyd mempunyai dua rak atap terpisah, yaitu satu dengan dua kaki & satunya lagi dengan tiga kaki. Kedua rak atap ini sengaja didesain untuk terpisah agar tak menghalangi sunroof besar di tengah. Rak belakang dapat memuat sampai dua buah sepeda. Tenda samping juga merupakan kelengkapan standard. Tenda ini diikat ke rak atap & menyediakan perlindungan terhadap panas sinar matahari atau juga di waktu hujan.

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A better view of the side awning & the rear rack…

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The rear rack can carry extra luggage or 2ea bicycles, whichever you prefer…

Note: Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in 1965 in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of popular music.
Catatan: Pink Floyd adalah nama sebuah grup musik yang didirikan di London tahun 1965. Grup band ini banyak menerima penghargaan internasional lewat musik mereka yang beraliran progresif & psychedelic. Lirik-lirik lagu mereka yang filosofis, eksperimen macam-macam bunyi-bunyian, komposisi lagu yang panjang & pertunjukan live yang memukau, menjadikan Pink Floyd sebagai salah satu grup musik yang paling sukses secara komersil & berpengaruh di sejarah musik populer.

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Three female Police officers from Polwan Korlantas Polresta Cimahi came & visited Pink Floyd. Coincidentally, these Polwan, nicknamed ‘Hello Kitty Police’, are from the recently formed pink Police task-force. The official Police cars are decorated with pink color accessories & Hello Kitty icons. The objective is said that ‘pink color is more friendly & acceptable by the people’…

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Any type of girls, whether minimalist or in full uniform, are always in best with color of pink…

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Pink Floyd has been taken for camping in Sukamantri camping ground several times.

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Pink Floyd has been used as a photo booth many times, like this one. It’s great, isn’t it?

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This is actually Pink Floyd after gone through 3x24hr ‘plastic surgery’; covering the pink color with blue cutting sticker.

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If you are interested to rent this Samba style Campervan, please call +62 813 1031 4210 for inquiry.
Jika Anda berminat menyewa VW Campervan Samba ini, mohon telepon kami di nomor +62 813 1031 4210.