Kota Tua Jakarta is also known as the Old Jakarta or Old Batavia. “Kota” is Indonesian language for city. Old Batavia is a house for several historical sites and buildings of Jakarta- Fatahillah... more
Lots of things go on down at Ancol. We used to come here to check out the art and craft souvenir shops and to find something to eat. It was a pretty long bus trip when we could not con someone into... more
Pulau Macan in the Thousand Island chain is a gem. The scene is totally mellow geared towards conscious fun. Snorkeling trips on living reefs, paddle out to their deserted island, get a traditional... more
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or TMII for short is like the Disney land of Indonesia but unique in a certain way. I say unique because this recreational site presents the diversity of arts, culture and... more
The National Monument or Monas was built in August 1959 to remember the struggle of Indonesian heroes when fighting with the colonial domination. The entire building is covered with marble and at the... more
The selamat Datang within Central Jakarta is well known-
but if you look for an good photo motif is recommended see it from Hyatt side-
and here together with second greeting Monument -
symbol of... more
Sunda Kelapa is Jakarta’s old port located along the Ciliwung River. This port was built in the early 1600s when the Portuguese established a trading post with the reigning Hindu Pajajaran Kingdom. If... more
Masjid Istiqlal is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. This mosque was built to commemorate Indonesian Independence, as nation’s gratitude for God’s blessings. Hence, it was named as Istiqlal... more
Being from South Africa why would I wanted to go on Safari here. Anyway I decided to see what Taman Safari was really about and I have to say I really enjoyed myself. You can buy carrots before you... more
Wayang Goleks are wooden doll puppets that are used in imitating humans for their expressiveness. The puppets are operated by rods connected to the hands and central rod all over the body to the head.... more
If you want to go on a safari but can't or don't have time to go to Africa, you can still do it right here in Jakarta. Located in the Puncak Highlands near Bogor about 75 km south east of Jakarta,... more
Sea World is an Aquarium which is situated next to Ocean Dream Samudra. Unique features from this aquarium that I`ve never seen before in any Aquarium I`ve been too is a touch pool. They one section... more
Here is the oud-Batavia (Old Jakatra City). This street was main bussines and activity in colonial era. a plenty of buildings relic is stands here. Along the Kali Besar river.
You must see Kali Besar... more
This classy neighborhood in South Jakarta is home to many Jakarta's wealthiest and is also heavily populated by expats. In recent years, Kemang has seen a staggering growth of restaurants, cafes,... more
Indonesia has over 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country on earth. Majority of these volcanoes lie along the topographic crest of the arc's two largest islands - Java and Sumatra. The... more
By chance we followed an invitation to a evening lunch- and the taxi brought us to the Pacific tower in Jakartas business area- a quite new mall area in the Business District-
(see the Mailadress!... more
Museum Fatahillah is the center of the Old Batavia, a former municipal building which is now a museum that stores historical collections particularly those closely related to the long journey of... more
I'll throw my western view over this street....
Hmm this is called antiques street by some other vt'ers or flea market.
I would call it craftsstreet. The antiques in this street are made in the... more
Dream World (Dunia Fantasi) is an amusement park where attractions include a roller coaster, flume rides, tour simulators, bumper cars, carousel, and other fairground amusements. Open Mo to Fri, from... more
These are the remnants of the Dutch colonial capitol. The museum won't overwhelm you but some of the history is interesting and if you like teak furniture (as I do), its fun to look around and think... more
Compared to the Fantasy Land in Ancol, Taman Ria Senayan is a much smaller amusement park. The park is designed to offer a quick escape in the center of the town, therefore only a few rides are... more
Jakarta Fair (Pekan Raya Jakarta) is the annual exhibition event which is held by the Jakarta province authority on every 20th of June up to 20th of July every year. Long time ago it's held in Monas... more
Twenty tree million inhabitants,. . . . and still growing. . . . or thirteen million, depends the sources and the definition of the urban area; whatever it a big, very big city, the biggest of South...
Si Budi kecil, kuyup menggigil, menahan dingin, tanpa jas hujan. Di simpang jalan, Tugu Pancoran. Tunggu pembeli jajakan koran. Menjelang Maghrib, hujan tak reda. Si Budi murung, menghitung laba.......