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Favorite thing: Indonesia is currently running on 230V. Frequency is 50Hz.
Most common will be the European 2-pin, with and without side ground contacts
Some locations will also have the British 3-pin rectangular blade plug:
Updated Mar 26, 2010
Favorite thing: Not much to see in Jakarta actually.
The nearesr airport to Bromo is Surabaya
Suggest that do the following
LCCT -> Bandung->Yogyakarta->Solo -> Mt.Bromo ->Surabaya ->LCCT : 9 Days Back-Packing
Bandung (1-2 days)
Yogyakarta (3-4 days)
Solo (1-2 days)
Mt Bromo (1-2 days)
Surabaya (There is nothing to see here)
I hope this helps
Written Sep 21, 2008
Favorite thing: There are many beautiful homes in the Ancul area of Jakarta. I stayed in one of them.
Nice collection of Indonesian arts and crafts as well as outdoor garden courtyards that open into the many living rooms.
Unfortunately I locked my bedroom each time I go out and so my room was sprayed daily with insecticides and was badly bitten by mosquitoes.
Written Oct 15, 2006
Favorite thing: Cipanas are in effect a part of the larger town of Garut. What attracts people here, are hot water, and a lot of it, pluss some relaxing. The area have several hot springs, and every hotel, as far as i know, also every room, have their own pool with hot springwater regurlary replaced via tubes. I had one of the cheapest rooms in town, still the pool was over a meter deep, long enough to stretch. On the side there was a shallow step. Cipanas are popular among foreign and indonesian tourists alike, the couple in the neighbouring room enjoyed (sometimes very loudly) their honeymoon in the water, witch also is said to have healing properties (witch hot spring aren’t?). The pools are the perfect place to digest your experiences after a long trip trough indonesia, because in Cipanas it is not to mutch going on. The hotelstreet are peacefull, and ends in a plaza surrounded by cheap eateries of witch most seems to serve sate and similar food. This is also a fine place to while away some hours.
Written Sep 15, 2004
Favorite thing: visit Prambanan! (Java)
photo by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
Pramabanan temple is a Civa complex and represents the largest historical remains found in the Prambanan area. Administratively, the Prambanan temple is situated in the village of Bokoharjo, Sub Distric of Prambanan, Regency of Sleman, approx. 16 km from Yogyakarta on the way to Solo, at the North side of the road.
Based on the God statue and the relief, could known that Prambanan complex was the place of the Hindusts worshipping.
An inscription that could be related to the Prambanan temples, was Siwagrha inscription (778 C / 856 M). The Inscription mentioned about inauguration a holy building for the God Civa. Then the name of King Jatiningrat (Rakai Pikatan) in which has to fight against Balaputra, and after he won the war he gave the Kingdom to Dyan Pitaloka (Rakai kayuwangi 851 - 852). In that inscription was also detailly said about the Hinduists holy building, as well as mentioning about Dwarapala; drainage system on the temple and the river's flow replacement down to the sides of the temple yard.
All was measured by the discovering of white, black and red short writings paint, that mentioned the name Pikatan at the temple's stone.
Updated Aug 25, 2002
Favorite thing: Visit Java!!! There are two beautiful places on Java near Yogyakarta. One of them is - Borobudur. You MUST see these places!!
photo by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
The Borobudur temple is one of the ancient monument in Indonesia that are most frequently visited by domestic as well as by foreign visitors. And it had been acclaimed by the world as a cultural heritage mankind.
Its arcietural style has no equal throughout the world; its own - inspiring structure representing the micro cosmos have very often given rise to question e.g. when, in what way, during how long time, and by whom the sanctuary had been built.
The right answers up to no have remained a mystery since no written documents had been found so far. Most scholars, based on brieff insription of the covered base Borobudur temple was build approximately around the year 800 AD, when Central Java was ruled by Samaratungga, king of the Cailendra dynasti, who adhered to Mahayana Buddhism. However, in the beginning of teent century AD, becaused of the political situation in Central Java became completely neglected and given over decay. The Sanctuary was exposed to volcanic eruption and other ravages nature.
Neglected and abandoned for almost one thousand year Borobudur was in ruinous condition when it was rediscovered in 1814.
Since the efforts had been made to preserved it. In 1907 - 1911, a large scale restoration was carried out by the Dutch Government, directed by the Th. Van Erp, an army engineer officer.
From technical point of view the Van Erp's restoration can be evaluated as successful, but a great many parts of structure were not put back in their original position and places.
Written Aug 25, 2002