Location: Jl. KH. Muhasan II, Meruyung, Limo, Depok City, West Java, Indonesia 16515
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Open and close: 07.00 – 22.00
There are many natural tourism in Indonesia. If you are in Depok City, you can come to one of the natural attractions, namely 99 Trees Village.
The name of this village is indeed quite unique and will probably make many people ask about the number of trees planted there. Here are some things related to this place.
Route to Location
The complete address of this tourist attraction is on Jl. KH. Muhasan II, Meruyung Village, Limo District, Depok 16515. The location is opposite the Golden Dome Mosque Dian Al Mahri.
From Fatmawati toll road, this place is approximately 14 km away. You can see the route through the map provided above.
A brief History
You need to know that this 99 Trees Village is a residential as well as a tourist place for families built with the concept of being one with nature.
In the past decades, there was someone who lived in the Cilandak area, South Jakarta, namely Eddy Djamaluddin Suaidy or familiarly called Abi.
At that time he was washing his white car at night. He felt when he saw the hood of his white car turn black with dust.
Apart from being black, the hood of the car also became greasy the next day. He then thought that this was the air he, his family and the people around him breathed every day.
After that, he was determined to find a place to pour a healthy concept. Then this principle was developed into a culture that was applied in a residential area called Kampung 99 Trees.
Abi and his family bought 500 square meters of land in 1989. The location is on the edge of an irrigated river in the Meruyung area, Limo, Depok where it was used as a garbage disposal for the local community for years.
There is one thing that also caught Abi’s attention, namely the existence of 5 large Rengas trees on the land that are tens of years old. The atmosphere there was shady and shady. The tree still stands strong and is well maintained.
This location is where Abi started the culture of togetherness and kinship. Initially, it started with the activity of dredging garbage, piling up slung latrines into solid soil, planting trees on land and river banks.
Then proceed with making river bank sheet piles so that they do not erode. All of these activities are carried out together or mutual cooperation.
On that land, a Tomohon-style wooden house was built in 1998. Then a year after that, Abi and three family heads who intended to live together sold several collections of their antique big motorbikes.
The proceeds from the sale are used to acquire critical land areas along the banks of the Pesanggrahan river. The area has been used as an agricultural area.
But unfortunately the area has been contaminated with pesticides covering an area of 1.5 hectares. Therefore, Abi and his family are jointly trying to restore the land in this area.
The massive floods in Jakarta that occurred in 2005 caused erosion in which this critical land became increasingly a concern. Then the critical land area is planted with trees.
Trees planted there include white teak, teak, banyan, rengas, bintaro, resin, mahogany, cinnamon, eucalyptus, kopo, trembesi, sonokeling, ketapang, kirai, rubber, maja, ebony, rattan, nyamplung, puspa, putat, rembang and various other hard trees.
After a few years, these plants can grow well and the area becomes cool with a temperature of about 28-30 degrees Celsius. In addition, the land becomes fertile and returns to normal so it can be replanted again, without flooding and landslides.
Price of admission
Visitors who wish to enter 99 Trees Village are free of charge or no HTM. However, if you want to go around sightseeing or trekking, you must be accompanied by a guide so that the security of the house environment is maintained.
Here are provided various facilities that you can use. Meanwhile, if you want to do activities here, you need to pay a minimum price of 1 tree, which is IDR 25,000 / person / activity
Then the price for the outbound package is around IDR 125,000.00 per person (in 2013) and must meet the requirements. The conditions that must be fulfilled are that participants who come must be rombogan, namely a minimum of 20 to 30 people.
The children’s outbound package consists of four selected activities, snack, lunch, base camp, guide, facilitator and goody bag for certain activities.
If you want to stay at the wooden house in Kampung 99 Pepohon, you need to pay according to the wooden house you choose. The price is worth 100 trees, 80 trees and so on.
The activities and lodging here are determined by the price of 1 tree, which is IDR 25,000 per tree. This is because they are planting new trees every day.
The main income from Kampung 99 Trees does not rely on tourism activities. This opinion is taken from the results of their agricultural, livestock and fishery businesses which are carried out jointly by all family members there.
Kampung 99 Trees area can be visited for the public. The reason is because they want to share knowledge and as a means of environmental education, especially for children.