Indonesia: Margo Utomo Agro Resort; Kalibaru

Located on the edge of Kalibaru town, the Margo Utomo Agro Resort was just a 5-minute walk from the Kalibaru Train Station. It has traditional-designed Javanese rooms that are surrounded by tropical gardens.

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A large green swathe of grass separated the two rows of rooms.  The pagoda-like structures were lights and the red, yellow and green (hidden) bins were exactly that.  Different colours for different types of rubbish.  I can’t remember what the frogs were for.

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These environmentally-friendly bins had lids made from old tyres.

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Brian and I shared the room on the right.

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The bright red bracts of this bromeliad contrast strongly with the white and yellow flowers and green leaves.

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Galphimia gracilis is better known as Spray of Gold.  It originates from Mexico and Guatemala.

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Water-droplets balanced precariously on leaves in the early morning light.

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Pigeon Berry (Duranta repens).

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Pagoda Flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum) comes from China, Southeast Asia and Malaysia was growing particularly well in the gardens.

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Detail of above.

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Shrimp Plant, (Beloperone sp.).

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unknown.

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Heliconia sp..

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The above bud opens to release these flowers.

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An upright Heliconia.

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Mandevillea (horticultural form).

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The buds of Mandevillea have a waxy sheen.

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unknown.

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An old lady looking after the grounds.

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The Resort has a lovely outdoor swimming pool and a spa.

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The resort’s restaurant, aptly named “Heliconia”.

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The entrance and Reception area consisted of a number of rooms, all furnished in traditional style.

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I don’t think anybody would dare sit on this lounge.

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Three modern Javanese vases.

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Breakfast.

David

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