Cepu Story

Cepu is one of the districts of Blora regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia. Sub-district borders the districts Bojonegoro East Java Province ,
At the time of Panembahan Senopati (King of Mataram I), the exact time of the seizure of a daughter named Madison Retno Dumilah. Cepu name was known at the time.
Cepu name taken from the story of Aryo Penangsang,when the battle between Jipang Panolan and Pajang on the outskirts Bengawan Solo river, the story was a soldier Panolan (not ordinary soldiers but the Aryo Pengangsang own) which affected or spear embedded in his thigh, in Javanese Hit = nancep, thigh = pupu, the two words that became a Cepu.
In the Dutch colonial period, Cepu is an important city, because of the oil content and teak forest (Jati Forest). In Cepu can be found corpulent Dutch heritage building that still exists today. Among other Sasono SOS Meeting House, Suko Loji klunthung and Dutch Cemetery located in the village of District Wonorejo Cepu.
Name Cepu increasingly known for its exploration plans Cepu Block. This block covers an area Cepu and Bojonegoro with oil content is expected to reach millions of barrels. There are two major operators involved in this exploratory oil, namely Exxon Mobile and Pertamina. Other parties involved is the Government of East Java, Central Java Provincial Government, District Government Blora regency, and the Government in the form of Bojonegoro participacing interest.

Cepu also has other potential. Namely, tourism assets that can be marketed, both in the form of heritage and natural beauty.
Apart from cultural tours, Cepu also has the potential of nature tourism that is very interesting, unique, and captivating. This tourism type of tourists attracted many domestic and overseas. That is, the old oil wells and gas being spread in the region around Cepu, Nglobo, Ledok, and Wonocolo. The number of old wells that have reached 648 pieces with 112 of them are still actively producing oil.
Oil wells in this Cepu first discovered in 1890 by Petroleum Bataafsche Maatchappij (BPM), an oil company from the Netherlands, which later changed its name to be Shell. Most of these old wells were traditionally mined by the local community. They used a rope and bucket pulled by around 15 people or use a cow to tow.
The old wells were generally located in hilly areas and in the midst of teak forests. Thus, extra efforts need to be able to see it. Somewhat like a little adventure. But any visit there would be very impressive.

There are also tours Loko Tour. Loko Tour is a tour package in the teak forest area with transportation Cepu KPH train pulled by an old locomotive made in Germany Maschienenbaun Berliner in 1928. This tour departs from the Office Perhutani Sorogo travel about 30 kilometers at the speed of the train 20 miles per hour. Traveling through the forest areas, including Ledok, Kendilan, Pasar Sore, Blungun, Nglobo, Cabak, and Nglebur.
Cepu also has a large station in the direction the train passed Jakarta - Surabaya. And train exsecutive "SEMBRANI" one of them also stopped at the train Station Cepu



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