Several weeks ago I went to Serang, Banten for exploring Old Banten where it used to be part of Banten Sultanate. From several places, I went to Tasikardi, an artificial lake made during Panembahan Maulana Yusuf’s reign (1570-1580 AD), and it has got 5 ha in total area with a small island in the middle of it. My ojek rider said, besides it was used to be Sultanate family’s refreshing area, there were some rumours that ilegitimately pregnant women would be isolated over there. Till she died or not he didn’t really know, and even one of Old Banten Mosque minaret’s materials was taken from Tasikardi’s mud.
Unfortunately, after rain, it looked like dirty because of flowing water from anywhere. However, my ojek rider told me, during dry season it looked clearer than before. Someday I’ll see there again. It is located 10 km of Serang city, at Desa Margasama, Kramatwatu.
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Iya ya.. Kotor ya..
Looks like an intriguing place Bambang. There seems to be a lot of mystery about shunned women being abandoned on an island in the middle of a lake – even Princess Diana was buried on an island on her family’s estate.
Yeah…and what happened next….we didn’t know then. Whether it is myth, as far as many people visit there it will be all right.
tenang tapi ga terawat ya..
I wasn’t familiar with any of those place names so I went to Wikipedia…. Indonesia………Now I know.
I hope you’ll getting know more about us, then. 🙂
Sayang sekali tak terawat ya, coba saja terawat, bisa jadi tempat yang asikk dan tentunya segar.
Sudah barang tentu. Saya suka sebenarnya tempat2 begituan.
Saya teringat Kalimantan ku dulu yang hijau menyegarkan tapi kini…
Saya juga pecinta alam, senang sekali bergaul dengan alam 🙂
Hehehehe…yah sekarang terperangkap di hutan beton ya.
Ya tepat sekali…
Yah, saya juga inget waktu masih di Malang, kota asal saya…dulu kalau pagi, ngomong pasti keluar asepnya..sekarang…udah tambah panas.
Kadang ya pengen kembali ke masa-masa dulu menikmati indahnya alam, segarnya udara, riuhnya suara berbagai binatang…tapi apa daya.
Hehehehehe….apalagi kalau sambil berkontemplasi. Pasti asyik.
Ya, pasti asikk sekali 🙂
Tapi jangan kelamaan, entar kesambet.
Hahaha jangan sampai 🙂