You have to see Monas, the...
You have to see Monas, the symbol of Jakarta. The form is golden torch on the top of a huge column. You can see it from a two or three miles distance.
Monas in the weekend is full of people, having picnics, cycling, jogging, and playing games. You can find a lot of Indonesian food, sold in tents and cars, like Gado-gado (mix vegetables with peanut dressing), chicken rice porridge, meatballs, and other. I incredibly miss the FOOD!!!!
At the front entrance Villa Chempaka Hotel in Ubud, Bali. In Bali, most of the lobbies or entrance of hotels we stayed at are enclosed, outside type. We arrrived from Jakarta and stayed at this hotel for three days.
Climbing and Sports
Surprising to find an outdoor climbing wall here in Jakarta, was wondering around Pasar Festival (a shopping/restaurant/sports complex)
Huge wall will full facilities ie roopes and safety equiment.
I also stumbled acreoss a sports hall where I came across a live Sepak Takraw (kick volleyball)match with Jakarta vs Raiu. Very cool. Climbing wall, bring shoes and gloves.
"monas malam"- evening at "Monas" in Jakarta
Evening at Megacity like Jakarta- but it is recommended out side the big malls better with tour guide, or much more better together with friends.
So don´t miss to look the " Monas" at central area at early evening with the great Park roundup.
It is surprising how much people walking and talking this park, in special young people, and mostly there are some music performances. or much people like "jalan jalan" (walking) together like here in north Europa. At photo is not so to see but quiet and friendly atmosphere.
But don`t forget: So after 9 usually the smaller side doors of the monas park garden are closed, so exit is able only at the south main gate. The Monas park is quite big!
Along Jalan Surabaya, Menteng area in the downtown of Jakarta, you can find antiques shops plus second-hand discs and cassettes. Antiques home appliances or old CD and cassettes. You can get bargain galore here :) About 500 - a million per visit