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Alas Purwo
Alas Purwo (alas; means forest or jungle, and purwo; means the first or the beginning of everything), another name given to the Blambangan Peninsula. It is 42,000 hectare square. In former times the region was covered in mixed monsoon forest, but recently extensive teak plantations have begun to encroach on the landward side.

A comparatively dry climate has made the area an ideal location for production of the wood. Climbing a strategically placed observation tower, you will have a perfect view of the area, which is a popular feeding ground for the animals in the mornings and late afternoons.

A side from a large number of bulls, you can see deers, pigs and a few peacocks. The existence of peacocks indicates that there are no tigers in the vicinity. The bulls usually keep their distance and at first it seemed that photographing is going to be a problem.

However, it is suggested that one of you venture out into the open with a guide and attempt to approach the animals. Climbing over the boundary fence, you will cautiously and some what nervously head towards a large bull, which appeares to be grazing peacefully.

You can approach them confidently with arms held high to resemble horns, a not entirely convincing disguise. If the bull suddenly lifts its head and looks straight at you, it means you have gone far enough. It is reachable by many kinds of vehicles about 76 km away from Banyuwangi.

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