My Homeland, Buntet Pesantren!!
Buntet Pesantren? what’s that? where is it? Is that even a place in some area????
Yes, yes, I know…you might wondering what is Buntet Pesantren is, where is it exactly…well, here’s the detail:
Buntet Pesantren is a small village which is actually the part of Mertapada Kulon, District of Astana Japura, Cirebon, Indonesia.
The place commonly known as one of the oldest Islamic boarding school (dormitory) in Indonesia, there are both kyai and non-kyai families in Buntet. The majority are the kyai families who are of either the sohibul wilayah (the rightful pesantren leadership) or keluarga biasa (common family who have no rights to leadership). (source from buntetpesantren.org )
Unlike any other Pesantren (boarding/dormitory) area -usually one Pesantren in one area- , Buntet Pesantren has so many Pesantren (boarding school), each Pesantren usually lead by the kyai families or in other word commonly, one kyai family has one Pesantren (if I’m not have mistaken).
Anyway, I don’t tell history whatsoever, I’m just telling you that Buntet Pesantren is a great place to live, fresh air that you will not get in cities (no matter what), no big city crowd which make this place is so peaceful, no traffic jam (yessss,,,nothing!! great huh?), and most of all…we have unique culinary like Rumbah Soun (Javanese Salad), Rujak (we have so many kind and style of Rujak and this is also one of Javanese Salad), unique Fried snacks etc,etc, etc….
And now I really miss my old playground in Buntet
I love the view and I love the private moment at this place…see???who wouldn’t be in love in a place like that???