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Bogor Highlights

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     A good place for Breath Taking 

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     Traffic now is a little bad in Bogor - Drive earlier in the morning is the best 

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     A Museum of thousand plants 

Bogor Things to Do

  • NIce food area at riverside-Sentul

    Location at Sentul City,Bogor. It is great for family time to enjoy Indonesia local food. Besides the riverside view, the "sampan" or wooden boat could be nice experience also there is an ecopark next to the food area. But this place is so crowded at holiday and weekend time. So, if moment visiting is not on the peak season then could be great. You...

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  • The Jungle

    It`s a great place family place to come and swim and enjoy all the water activities here like lots of different waterslides. Wave pools and lazy river rides with the tubes. Great place for the kids as they have a lovely pool area for them as well. They also have a area where footsol is played.Cost is about 30 000IDR during week days and 50 000IDR...

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  • Botanical Gardens

    This Botanical Gardens is in the centre of Bogor and it`s a massive and very beautiful place. This place is adjascent to the Presential Palace. Great place to walk around and an even better place to take photo`s as the setting is really beautiful. You got beautiful views of Mount Salak in the back drop. So many different beautiful plant species...

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Bogor Restaurants

  • Only Japanese Resto for miles around

    Even though I saw some Sushi places, didnt see a resto with japanese menu and this one certainly did. I ate there twice on this visit, once a light luncheon and the other time a shared dinner with friends .the upstairs seating is comfortable and private and the service is excellent. on the three occasions i have eaten hereI have tasted salmon,...

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  • Restaurant decorated like a traditional...

    It is actually in Sentul, just a few minutes drive outside Bogor.The cuisine is Sundanese but the presentation has an authenticity to it.Ikan Bamboo, is cooked inside the Bamboo and it was just delicious The fish was fresh water catfish.Karadot is a local salad which is tasty also. I have had this dish in a few restos in the area, but here it...

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  • Satay house

    It is easily to find the satay along the way to Puncak and "Pak Kadir "is one of the popular satay house. Besides also have a local menu called Tongseng ( a kind of soup with satay chicken or goat ).

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Bogor Nightlife

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  • Tea-break and gallery

    Bogor is not a big city. But have a tea-break or hang-out with friends waiting the nightfall is cool. One of my fave place here is Kapulasan Cafe --which we can walk and seeing the gallery in between drink tea or cappuccino. This place also nearby Pia Apple Pie. Casual

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  • MUSIC AND DANCE

    NIGHT LIFE? It does exist in the form of music and dance and disco in one or two locations. Ask locally about which places are protected by the strongest faction of the army. Fighting among army/police factions is not unknown. Go with an Indonesian if possible. Crime has been rising in Indonesia. But, most of the time you will be safer than in the...

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Bogor Transportation

  • Becak

    "Becak "here we called it, when we were staying at Hotel Salak, we took this "Becak" went to the local market which is nearby the Hotel, just about 10,000 rupiah I paid about Usd 1. My children was very happy due to this transportation seldom found in Jakarta now a day.

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  • TRANSPORT

    HOW TO GET THERE? - From Jakarta, take a taxi/hired car from a reputable company (buses and trains are not too safe, being frequented by thieves) for the one and a quarter hour drive along the motorway to Bogor. (Take advice on which taxi firm you use. Some taxi drivers rob tourists.)

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  • GETTING AROUND BOGOR

    By angkotThe easiest way to get around Bogor is by angkot, little green minibuses, hordes of which infest Bogor's central streets. The downsides to using angkot are that the drivers are reckless and theft is all too common (guard your belongings). Also,some angkot like 02 or 03 only depart from their pangkalan (terminals) when full — 10 minutes on...

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Bogor Shopping

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  • Ceramics Specialized

    It is located in Guntur Street, near Taman Kencana. The shop takes place in an old house. The ceramics are interesting and unique. It will be a beautiful gift and souvenir. But the products from Munti is beautiful for housing interior. It’s just unique and arty. So far I understood, Munti also received orders from abroad, including shipping to...

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  • Shopping hard at factory outlets

    Just like Bandung, Bogor is full of factory outlets. Let's say like mushrooms growing in the rainy season. The shops are situated at old houses which is decorated like boutiques. The clothes that you can not find at mal could be find easily here. Plus bargain galore, so you can find good and fancy stuffs in reasonable prices. Many kind of clothes,...

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Bogor Local Customs

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    by ukirsari Updated Mar 21, 2003

    Local people are using Betawi (Jakarta) and Sundanese lingos for daily activities. Sometimes can be described as 'little Bandung' because we can hear someone saying 'Punten' (greeting) as always happened in Bandung. You can say 'Punten' politely before asking about direction or need a guidance.
    Be patient during the weekend, because the traffic jam is equal with Jakarta. Also caused by many factory outlet (FO) which sells many kind of clothes. And the other side, please be calm with angkot (mass transportation) everywhere.

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Bogor Warnings and Dangers

  • HEALTH & SAFETY

    HEALTH? Indonesia is one of the worst countries for typhoid, dysentery, TB, encephalitis, and similar diseases. And the Bogor area is remarkably short of good medical facilities. Don't eat the salad in some of these badly managed fast food American franchise restaurants (the names may be American but the staff are local). If you get ill, go to the...

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  • Raindrops Keep Falling on My head!

    The weather in Bogor can change fast. From nice warm weather to rain and thunder. The frequent raining makes Bogor well known as Rain City. This rain many times ruin original plan to visit some places where you expect sun will be there! Carry an umbrella or prepare for the rain coat is a wise things to do. Rain usually occurs from Mid Day to...

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  • Thunder

    It never fails to scare me. Raining usually followed by lightning and thunder. The voice of the thunder usually makes one jump (especially in rainy seasons and it almost always follow by electricity goes off)It is advised to stay indoor when thunder occurs. Several accidents reported to people who happen to be outdoor and the worst case can end...

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Bogor Tourist Traps

  • by Aang Written Nov 5, 2002

    THE ARMY? The top generals are all trained by the USA. The army makes most of its money from running various businesses, which are said to include protection rackets, drugs, gambling and prostitution.

    Allegedly the various bomb outrages are linked to the army.

    The army allegedly control various militias. Certain generals are allegedly the secret controllers of Laskar Jihad. Allegedly the army tries to stir up religious strife in order to undermine democracy.

    Every village and hamlet will contain a soldier whose job it is to keep an eye on things. Every branch of government contains military or former military people. Allegedly the top officers are often unable to control their own troops.

    Avoid contact with the army and police if at all possible. I found that soldiers were often threatening and intent on taking money from me. What stops the army from exercising total control is that they are thoroughly divided into factions.

    Unique Suggestions: Pretend to be anything other than Australian. The army hates Australians because Australians eventually halted the army's genocide in East Timor where over 1/3 of the population died.

    Fun Alternatives: Meet the locals.

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Bogor What to Pack

  • Quite chilly at night

    Hey, it could be quite chilly at night, especially if you're thinking of running around in the wild, sitting in outdoor cafes, warm tea/coffee just won't do it ! Bring an extra jacket just in case. It could be breezy sometimes. Although it's a nice change from the Always extra Hot and Humid Jakarta.

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  • Different than Jakarta!

    Chose one day backpack for your Bogor trip. Parachute material will necessary to protect your clothes from shower rain. Cotton t-shirt and cargo or beach pants 7/8 also sandals or sneakers. Added with rain coat and sweater. Aspirin, anti-diare and mineral water.

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Bogor Off The Beaten Path

  • John ELIAS TEYSMANN Park

    John ELLIAS TEYSMANN is a first Curator of Bogor Botanical Garden, He have been there for 50 years to do a big job in collecting all tropical trees from all parts of Indonesia, even from abroad to enriched Bogor Botanical garden with its spectacular trees collection. IN commemorating his efforts, the authority of the region(Bogor) at that time,...

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  • Tracking up to Waterfall No.7 of...

    Hiking is an exciting exercises, its a chance to see the beauty of nature, find a place for breath taking, increase your blood adrenaline level. WANA WISATA CURUG CILEMBER IN pUNCAK bOGOR, was a good place for beginner, hike as high as you can, tracking up to Water fall No.1 , the highest, but if one can't do this, at least you can go up to level...

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  • ExploreNatureConservationWanaWisata

    WANA WISATA is a place for week end in Puncak Bogor, nobody know that this is a good place for camping,hiking, and a challenge for whom enjoy jungle tracking. There are Seven Water fall which known by local peoples(Sunda) as CURUG at the slope of a Hill. Wana Wisata is a Jungle in Cilember village, maintained by Ministry of Forestry, here we can...

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Bogor Sports & Outdoors

  • hiking Mt. Gede-Pangrango

    travelling is favourite. hiking is best. hmmpack your rucksack and ready to hike !HOW TO GET THEREThe park is within easy reach by road from Jakarta and Bandung, and the main entrance at Cibodas is situated about 120 km, or about 2.5 hours by car from Jakarta and 85 km or about 2 hours by car from Bandung.What to bring/Where to stayCool-weather...

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  • Hiking at Curug Cilember Puncak Bogor

    Curug Cilember is one of Nature Conservation site situated at Puncak Bogor.There are seven Curug or Water Fall, beginning from Curug No.7 , the lowest water fall to hike, up to Curug No.1, the highest water fall. It was also the place for camping and jungle tracking for student or for BoyScout /Girll Guides activities Any equipment for Hiking ,...

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  • Hiking, Rafting to Caving

    Bogor is surrounded by mountain and hills. It is suitable for outdoor lover. HikingThere are a lot of places to explore. The popular one is Gede-Pangrango National Park. And you can also go hiking to crater in Kawah Ratu, Salak Mountain. There are a lot of waterfalls in Bogor. Although in some “tourist destination”, you will be annoyed with many...

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  • Rainy City

    It is a rainy city. In rainy season, you better be ready with umbrella and rain coat. Since Indonesia is tropical country so the weather is fine but of course wet when it is in rainy season.Food are same but the famous and favoriteone is called Asinan Bogor. It is vegetables or fruits mixed with vinegar and ordinary chili. Some people made it with...

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  • Friendly people, red roofed houses & a...

    Walk! Get away from the streets with traffic. Explore the kampungs (poorer housing areas). "Hey mister, come into my house."The house is simple and sunny. The family is friendly. And when you move on, someone else will say, "Hey mister, like to visit the mosque, or the mall, or the mountain?"

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  • Hilly, greenary, rainy

    Speaking about Bogor means opening an old history. Since this city is designated for a vacation place by the Dutch, beside Bandung. No wonder that Sir Stamford Raffles gave an order to build a botanic garden here. Also former President Soekarno built his Summer Palace at Bogor. Later on, Indonesia Government open a Safari Park nearby Bogor. So...

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