National Flag of the Republic of Indonesia
The Indonesian national flag is called "Sang Saka Merah Putih. "Merah Putih" simply means Red-White. The official name however is Sang Saka, that is "Lofty Bicolor". Red represents the human blood, standing for the corporeal or concrete, white represents the spiritual. Together they are a pair, like the life on earth: day and night; man and wife; creation and individual.
Basically, poeple in Jakarta...
Basically, poeple in Jakarta are really friendly. they will try to help you, especially if you are foreigner. They will refer you as 'bule', don't get offended, because it's just a slang term to call a caucasian or foreigner.
You can just go and ask anyone on the street, not to those street vendors though, coz they wouldn't be able to understand,.... and they will try their best to explain,... with some english, some indonesian, some body language,...
INdonesian open Venue
I can't denied that you wont forget about Cengkareng Golf Club is the hospitality. Friendliness and professional approach offered by the club staff ( waitress ,caddy and stff).where you will be made to feel as welcome once you arrived and will be pampered till you finish your game. The green very fast as to comply international standard.you will be interuptted by the take off and landing cormercial aircraft.
Mega shopping in Jakarta!
You're spoilt for choice when you shop in Jakarta. For a business traveller, malls are my best friends as you can find everything under 1 roof. Here are a few of my favourites :
In South Jakarta : Plaza Senayan
- Gelora Bung Karno, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Senayan.
- Hours: 10:00-22:00
- What to shop : designer labels (local and global), very upscale
In Central Jakarta : Plaza Indonesia (adjacent to Grand Hyatt Jakarta)
- Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 28-30, Facing Welcome statue on Bundaran HI.
- Hours: 10:000-22:00
- What to shop : 250 stores ranging from Versace, art and antiques galleries, bookshops, travel agents, restaurants, and the Japanese department store Sogo. Cood place to buy chic, fashionable batiks, especially on the first floor.
In West Jakarta : Mall Taman Anggrek
- Jl. Letjen. S. Parman No. 21, Slipi.
- Hours: 10:00-22:00
- What to shop : slightly less upmarket with good choice of mass brands Of course, there are other places to shop like open markets and for cultural items. My favourite is in Sarinah (Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 11, Jakarta.) in Central Jakarta very close to Grand Hyatt Jakarta.
With floor after floor of all the usual fashion, cosmetics, home furnishings and other trappings of your usual shopping mall, it?s on the upper floors where you?ll find all the souvenir shopping you will need.
From a whole floor dedicated to batik clothing and materials to another floor filled with woodcarvings, silverware, opal jewelry, fine wayang puppets and many more Indonesian cultural items, Sarinah is the shopping mall you should stop at if you can only get to one place during your stay in Jakarta.
A Great SALEabration 2004
The Jakarta Great Sale is held annually to commemorate Jakarta's birthday. In 2004, it will be held from June 14 to July 14. More than 1700 outlets will take part in the SALEabration, which include 23 shopping centers, 101 department stores, and 1514 stores. In addition, the Great Sale will extend to 18 hotels, 41 restaurants, and 3 spas all over Jakarta.
A fashion-themed celebration will be held in Mal Kelapa Gading from June 14 to June 21 and the food-themed celebration will be held in Plaza Semanggi from June 14 to June 23. Savings will be offered from 20% to 70% off regular prices, so don't miss this once a year opportunity and get ready to shop till you drop in Jakarta!