Teletubbies Hill in Bromo Last month, travelers were shocked by the burning of two tourist destinations in East Nusa Tenggara. The first destination is Gili Lawa which is in Komodo National Park, Labuan Bajo. Gili Lawa, which is famous for its beautiful savanna, is now black after being devoured by the red blaze. Meanwhile, the second destination is still in East Nusa Tenggara, namely the Gurusina Traditional Village in Flores. This village, which is quite old, was reduced to ashes due to a fire which was thought to be caused by an electrical short circuit.
Well, fire disasters don’t seem to stop at the peak of the dry season like now. Last weekend, fire completely destroyed Padang Savana and Teletubbies Hill in Bromo. Of course, this extends the list of tourist destinations that experienced fires in the last month.
Bad news comes from Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
One of Indonesia’s mainstay destinations, Mount Bromo, experienced a major fire last weekend
Last Saturday (1/9) to Sunday (2/9), Mount Bromo experienced a fire. Not in the crater, but in the Savanna Field and Teletubbies Hill which was completely devoured by the red rooster. The exact location of this fire is in the Plentongan Block, Tengger Laut Pasir Resort. The fire point is on the south side, precisely on the slopes of the Teletubbies hills, 5 km from the crater of Mount Bromo. The beautiful scenery with green and brown savanna has now changed to black due to burning. The fire occurred from Saturday at 09.45 WIB to Sunday afternoon. The area of land burned reached more than 85 hectares.
Firefighting personnel, assisted by hundreds of volunteers, tried to extinguish the fire which continued to spread to various points.
Firefighters immediately arrived and extinguished the fire with the help of volunteers. However, the fire was only extinguished a day later. Leaving behind blackened savanna and smoke from fires. As a result of the fire, the condition of most areas of Padang Savana and Teletubbies Hill no longer looks as green as usual. Now all that remains is ash and black charcoal from the burnt grass. It’s sad, but hopefully it will return to normal soon. The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the authorities. Most likely because the fireplace was built by local people and forgot to turn it off.
At least 3 tourist destinations experienced fires in the last month.
It’s better if you just go to the beach for a while
The fire in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park adds to the list of tourist destinations that cannot be visited temporarily. Previously, Gili Lawa in Komodo National Park burned down due to the actions of tourists. Furthermore, the Gurusina Traditional Village, Flores, was also burnt down due to an electrical short circuit. Most recently, Bromo also experienced a severe fire which destroyed the savanna on Teletubbies Hill and its surroundings. In a dry season like this, you should be careful when dealing with fire when close to flammable locations. Apart from spreading fire easily, extinguishing it is also quite difficult.
The lesson is, it’s best to abandon your intention to travel to these 3 tourist destinations. Hipwee Travel suggests that it is better for you to go on holiday to a beach like Bali, Sumba or Derawan. The dry season is perfect for spending on beaches and beautiful tropical islands. Throwing yourself into the sea feels really refreshing, doesn’t it?
Hopefully this dry season there will be no more fires in other tourist destinations. Hopefully Bromo will recover as usual.
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