Sumenep is the name of a district with an area of about 2,093 km2. The district which is on the eastern end of Madura Island has a unique appearance because it consists of about 126 islands, with 78 of them uninhabited. The capital city and the central government of the district are named the same, namely Sumenep City.
Sumenep city is in a low-lying area. The total area of the city is recorded at 54,934 km2. In this city, there are 12 villages and 4 sub-district with a total population of almost 80,000 people.
Considering the very strategic geographical location of Sumenep at the eastern end of Madura and not far from Bali Island, this district is supported by quite complete transportation facilities. One of them is Trunojoyo Airport, which has been around since the 1970s. At present, the airport which is also an aviation school starts serving civil flights from and to the cities of Jember and Surabaya. Wings Air and Susi Air are commercial airlines that provide flight tickets to Sumenep.
Sumenep has mostly beaches and tourist islands because of their geographical position. The most popular names you should pay attention to are:
Location: Area Kebun, Lombang, Kecamatan Batang-batang, Jawa Timur.
One of the leading natural destinations on the east side of Sumenep stretches for 12 kilometers, combining a group of pine trees with fine white sand, and calm waves. In addition to swimming, snorkeling and picnics, tourists can explore the beach on horseback riding along the coast. Here, tourists can also take a culinary tour to enjoy a variety of delicious snacks such as Rujak Madura and Es Degan.
Location: Desa Bringsang, Kepulauan Gili Genting, Jawa Timur.
Only 30 minutes drive from the Port of Tanjung-Sumenep, tourists can immediately set foot on this beautiful island. Gili Genting's main attraction is Pantai 9, which has long been a favorite of foreign tourists. The unique beach with a form of number 9, shows the beauty of a very clean and calm sea. In addition, Gili Genting also has many marine parks with charming dive sites.
Location: Jalan Dr. Soetomo nomor 6, Lingkungan Delama, Pajagalan, Jawa Timur.
This historic building is the official residence of Raja Sumenep, as well as the central government of Sumenep. This place which was founded in 1762, is the perfect destination for history and culture fans. Museum within the palace store high-value royal collections, such as golden trains, thousand-year-old royal trains, tiger skin rugs, giant half-tonnes of the Al-Quran, and heirloom kris.
After ordering flight tickets to Sumenep, it is good to start making a list of places to eat. Insert the following three names in the list.
Location: Jaya Raya Gapura, Patenongan, Parsanga, Jawa Timur.
Open every day, 08:00 - 21:00 WIB.
This popular eating place offers a varied menu, ranging from Chinese cuisine, seafood, to rice and fried noodles. The favorite menu that always gets praise is the seafood variant. In terms of price, Warung Subur Bu Su Mawar is very affordable. For example, The Udang Asam Manis menu only costs IDR 25,000 per serving.
Location: Jalan Kartini nomor 116, Keputran, Pangarangan, Jawa Timur.
Open everyday, 12:00 - 22:00 WIB.
This family restaurant serves famous Indonesian specialties by offering free welcome snacks. The popular menu includes Nasi Goreng, Sop Buntut, Mie Goreng Tiktok, Bakso Semar, Rawon, Ayam Kampung Goreng, and Ikan Kakap Merah Goreng. The teak-nuanced restaurant looks elegant and comfortable which is suitable for large meals with groups.
Location: Jalan Jenderal Sudirman nomor 34, Lingkungan Delama, Pajagalan, Jawa Timur.
Open daily, 08:00 - 20:00 WIB.
This old restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Sumenep. Rumah Makan 17 Agustus has a very simple decoration and offers a variety of foods and snacks typical of Sumenep. The popular menu are Lontong Cap Gomeh, Nasi Gule Kambing, Soto Babat, dan Sate Ayam. In addition to cheap prices, visitors can also recognize the culture of Sumenep from the story of Pak Edy, who is the restaurant owner as well as the local culture expertise.