CITY INFO
PANGANDARAN
JAVA, INDONESIA

Area code 0265 $1=Rp8,300 Aug 24, 2001

 

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High: Jun-Sep/Local Holidays. Low: Oct - Mar

! Warning Becak drivers will try to take you to losmens that pay them the highest commission.
The town need the entrance fee, 2,150Rp when you come to the town for the first time.

i1 Tourist Office: At main entrance to beach resort area. M-Sa7-14:00. No map now English speaking staff.
i2 PHPA Office: S end of the town, near E beach. 6-18:00. Many private agencies give free info & offer a full range of transport & tour bookings. Many also change money. You need a guide to go the National park. he can be hired at the office. 75,000Rp for a group or 25,000/p for the 3 hr tour. The buffaloes are fed at 6:00 and 18:00. The tour may start at 5:00. The small museum at the office.
i4 Delta Gecko Village: Gives out excellent info packages to guests.See Accomoodation section.
$1 Bank Rakyat Indonesia: Jl Kidang Pananjung 133 & Jl Jaga Aautan M-F8:00-15, Sa8:00-12:00
T/C No Com. Visa cash advance- 8% charge. Low rates.
$2 Exchange Hillman's Rest.
Best place to change. Higher rate for cash.
P Police Office: Just outside of main entrance of beach resort area. Not very helpful.
H Hospital(mini clinic):
Jl Parapat 1 T639118, 24 hrs for emergency
H2 Pharmacy (apotek): Back side of main market
M0 Post Office GPO: Jl Kidang Pananjung 129,
M-Th7:30-15, F7:30-11:30, Sa 8-13:00, Poste Restante available
M1 Telephone Office: Jl Kidang Pananjung, N end 24 hrs HCD phone(collect call possible) on wall outside,
IDD cardphones are 20 meters away.
Normal Rate per min. UK/Japan Rp10,340, US$/A$ Rp9,1300

TRANSPORT
T Train Station: Closest station is in Banjar.
From there to Yogyakarta 7 hours. Time of train unreliable.
B Bus Station: Outside main entrance gate.
Rp2,000 by becak from town.

City Transport
Walking, cycling (the best way to get around), becak, motorbike.
rb Rentals: Available from many shops/losmen/travel agents.. Quality variable. from Losmens
Bicycle-
Rp7-10,000/day, tandem-Rp10,000/day.
Motorbike-
Rp25,000+/day
 Travel Agents:
Many around town. Losmen also sell transport tickets.
Jungle Treks(4hr)
Rp30-40,000, Green Canyon day Tours-Rp50-60,000
ta Moon Sahdow Travel Agent: Jl. Kidang Pananjung+ Pasanggrahan, Tours: River Canyon 1 day 60,000Rp. Recreational Park 2-3hours 35,000Rp. 5hour 50,000. Cycle tour 45,000Rp. Surfboard rental with transport 25,000/hr.
ta Sawargi Tourist Service: Jl Kidang Pananjung #123, T639180 F639042, 8-22:00. Jungle tour-35,000Rp/p, Green canyon one day tour 60,000Rp. Also arrange the transport. 

SHOPPING
M1 Main Market: Outside of the town, next to bus terminal.
M2 Art market: On West beach.
M3 Fish market: E side of the beach. Rebuilt, has lost much of its atmosphere, but excellent place to eat cheap.
Bookshops:
s1 Magic Mushroom: Jl E. Jaga Lautan Used books, exchange, good selection. 7-19:00
s2 Adam's Homestay: Jl Pantai Barat
s3 Delta Gecko Village: Good library for residents
Souvenir shops: Many souvenir shops on beach front
s4 Batik Isson Gallery: Jl Kidang Pananjung 77, N from cinema. You can watch the process of making or take a batik course - 3 days Rp22,500.(97 info)
s Massage: Registered male masseurs - wearing white jackets and carrying umbrellas.
s Photo: Raflesia: 74 Jl Kidang Pananjung,

ENTERTAINMENT
It's possible to attend local ceremonies such as Weddings and Circumcisions. It's usual to give a gift of a few thousand Rupees - put in an envelope and hand over to one of the hosts. Find out from Losmen owners.
c1 Nanjung cinema: Jl Kidang Pananjung, S from Jl Bulak Laut

FESTIVALS (99 info)
Apr 30. Sea Queen festival coincides with full moon nearest to end of April. Fishermen make offering to sea spirit.
June 25-26 International Kite Festival.
Folk music, dances & art exhibits held on beach.

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