Based on "Kamulan" epigraph, Trenggalek was built in August 31, 1194. Traditional ceremony is annually carried out to celebrate the establishment of Trenggalek and this takes place in "Pendopo Kabupaten" (the Regency Hall). A processing is made by hundreds of people wearing Javanese traditional dresses move around along the main road of the ceremony. The people of Trenggalek are not only entertained with palm climbing, gunny bag race, etc, but an all night puppet shadow performance as well. A day before the anniversary, people make a devotional visit to sacred places and stay a whole night reciting the Holy Quran and singing "Mocopat" (six - line Javanese Verse Form).
Panehan Island Penehan island is one of the outer islands in Indonesia that located in Hindia Ocean and has bordered with Autralia. This island is administratively part of Trenggalek regency, East Java. This island is located in the south side of Panggul, Trenggalek. To reach this island is first have to start from Trenggalek City to PPn Prigi in Prigi Village, Watulimo subdistrict for about 2,5 hours drive by public transportation. From PPn Prigi it continues to Sekel island by fisherman boat and then to Penehan island. www.indonesia-tourism.com