My home in Ciawi. Bogor
"Buitenzorg a long time ago"
In 1745, Governor Van Imhoff built an estate which he named Buitenzorg. Fifty years later, in 1811, Java fell briefly to the British, and Governor Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles came to Buitenzorg and began to develop a garden around it. When the Dutch regained control in 1816, they continued the development of what became one of the great colonial plant collections. Buitenzorg, now called Bogor lies 290 mt above sea level about 60 Km south of Jakarta, Bogor also called the raining city offers Bogor many tourism attractions closely connected with the history of the area.
Bogor has some mountains, Pangrango Mountain, Salak Mountain and Gede Mountain.This picture was taken nearby Gede Mountain.You can enjoy Bogor as your home.
"The President Palace"
Bogor was built in 1745 by Governor Van Imhoff as a resting place for weekend and free day stays, also known as President Palace. It was given by Governor Raffles as symbol of his loving for his wife who, Olivia Mariamne. The world-famous Bogor Botanical Garden borders the Palace Grounds, covering an area of 87 hectares with thousands of species of plant life from all over the world, including towering ancient trees and world's largest flower, the Rafflesia. There are over 15,000 species of trees and plants, 400 varieties of palms alone. The orchid houses contain over 3000 orchid varieties.