Launch of Trumpon Resort: Sleman, Yogyakarta, Central Java

Amid the decreasing number of tourist arrivals in the region following the May 27 powerful earthquake and Mt. Merapi eruption, the Sleman administration is to launch Trumpon Resort as a new tourist destination in the regency. Sleman Regent Ibnu Subiyanto officially opened the new resort on April 15, in a festive ceremony held at the resort. During the launch, various tourist attractions including art performances and a fishing competition will be held as Sri Wahyuni explains.

Speaking to journalists while visiting the site earlier this week, head of Sleman Tourism and Culture Office, Dwi Supriyatno, said the resort was basically a further development of the Trumpon tourist village.

Located in Merdikorejo village, Tempel subdistrict, Sleman regency, Trumpon, according to Supriyatno, has everything it needs to be developed into a tourist destination, including plantations, homestays, fishing ponds, beautiful scenery and cultural richness.

A 25-meter high, three-story observation tower has been built at the resort for visitors to enjoy the beautiful scenery — including three volcanoes and two mountain ranges at a distance.

“As a tourist object, having all of these, Trumpon is one of a kind,” said Supriyatno, adding that the development of Trumpon would hopefully empower the community and boost social and economic development in the region.