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Gili Ketapang Island - Probolinggo - East Java

Gili Ketapang Island - Probolinggo - East Java
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Gili Ketapang island is located on North Sea of Probolinggo. It's genuinely show the natural side, pure and refresh. It is about 5 miles from Ujung Tembaga port and takes 30 minutes by boat. The population is 7.600, the most of them are Maduranese and almost 90% are fishermen.
The inhabitant believe that Gili Ketapang is powered by mystical power , which can move to the middle of the ocean. According to them, when Semeru Mountain had exploded, there was an earthquake and the land of Ketapang village had separated to middle of sea about 5 miles from Probolinggo. That is why, people call this island “Gili Ketapang”. Gili comes from Madura language, which means, “Flow” and “Ketapang” is the name of the village.

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Date: 2009-01-13 09:57:46



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