Thursday, May 25, 2017

Salam Ramadan Kareem From West Java Tourism Promotion Board

Salam Ramadan Kareem From West Java Tourism Promotion Board

Ramadan also romanized as Ramazan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.


The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is fardh (obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeedingdiabeticChronic illness or going through menstrual bleeding. Fasting the month of Ramadan was made obligatory (wājib) during the month of Sha'ban, in the second year after the Muslims migrated from Mecca to MedinaFatwas have been issued declaring that Muslims who live in regions with a natural phenomenon such as the midnight sun or polar night should follow the timetable of Mecca, but the more commonly accepted opinion is that Muslims in those areas should follow the timetable of the closest country to them in which night can be distinguished from day.


Mount Papandayan

Mount Papandayan

Hike and Camp to catch the Sunrise: Mount Papandayan, Garut

For most people, hiking up a mountain may sound like a task too challenging to conquer – you have to navigate through the difficult terrain and hostile weather, just to sleep in a tent and eat canned food. But this is already considered a beginner’s mountain by many outdoorsmen, as you can reach the camping ground of mount Papandayan after only 2 hours of trekking. Once the tent has been set, hikers can wander off in the Edelweiss Meadows, also a great spot for watching the sunrise. Another beautiful spot is the Hutan Mati (Dead Forest), which is where a patch of forest and vegetation was burnt off during a volcanic eruption, leaving only tree trunks behind.

Mount Papandayan
Address: Gunung Papandayan, Karamatwangi, Cisurupan, Garut Regency 44163
Entrance: Free


Picture Source : Google & Tripcanvas.co



Mount Gede Pangrango, Bogor

Mount Gede Pangrango, Bogor