Slumdog millionaire (only in movies ! )
Many of you certainly have watched this 2009 movie: Slumdog millionaire. It is a nice optimistic story, told with lots of humour and sensitivity, but is further from real life than VT from real travel! Well, nothing to laugh or no romantics here; but also no tourist voyeurism, unsound mind, no sordid realism, just another side of life. . . . Be prepared for some views many people would find unpleasant, not necessary touristy; on the pictures here, people are far, just wanted to show some hidden side, when you walk around in North Jakarta. On the first picture, is the fish market main hall, seen from a watchtower belonging to the Maritime museum; on the other pictures are other views of the area, and the last one has been taken from a very touristy place.
Paintball: experience the battlefield w/o the fear
Just like your childhoold cowboys and Indians game, paintball requires you to crawl, hide, assault, and shoot to kill your opponents. Best to be played with a group of friends, Paintball might sound easy but it requires a lot of strategy to win the game and to avoid getting hit by the paint bullets (which hurts!)
Splash, located in the expat enclave of Kemang, offers great paintball and close quarter battle (CQB) games. The open paintball field is furnished with several huge circular, triangular, and squarish balloons to provide shield, and a huge direct combat area. The package buys you paintball-safe clothing, military boots, goggles, body protectors, a weapon with 50 paint bullets.
If you're staying for a short time in Indonesia and don't have time to explore more of it except Jakarta, you can see and buy Indonesian crafts at these department stores:
Located on Jalan Iskandarsyah II/2, Blok M, South Jakarta.
Located on Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Central Jakarta.
Website: http://members.bumn-ri.com/sarinah/ Indonesian motif: dresses, shirts, table clothing set, wallets, handkerchief, masks etc.
Hand-weaved blankets etc.
Wood crafts: puppets (wayang golek), masks, wind chime, etc.
Silver crafts: necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets, rings, etc.
Leather crafts: puppets (wayang kulit), wallets, etc.
Bamboo crafts: wind chime, angklung (traditional music instrument from West Java), etc.
And many more.
Time to drink
Located in the Kemang Area, Second Floor offers a different vibe than other night clubs. Once you enter, you have to climb the stairs to reach the first floor (and they named it second floor ?!?). There aren't many decorations in sight, but the place is rich in red color. Along side the bar, you'll spot comfy sofas and two TV screens. The music offers a variety of selections. A DJ will play some pop, rock, techno and even classic disco. On sprecifi hours, you can hear some live music, a vocalist and a keyboardist. The coolest thing about this place is that drinks are cheap! A tequila shot costs only Rp. 10.000! Worst thing is, the only wash basin isn't inside the washroom, so sometimes you can see people vomit after many drinks. No drugs. No weapons. No sandals.