Exploring the World of Wayang

Anytime I get confused about where to go to Jakarta, Kota Tua is always a helpful option for me. This Jakarta Old Town complex has a lot of attractions to see. Fatahillah Square, as the center of the complex, is surrounded by a couple of interesting museums to see, from Jakarta History Museum, Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, to Wayang Museum. This Time, I prefer … Continue reading Exploring the World of Wayang

Ria Rio : Hidden Reservoir in the City

People suddenly talked about Ria Rio reservoir since September 2013 after governor of Jakarta at that time, Joko Widodo, had the program to rejuvenate it. The massive publication about the reservoir located in Pedongkelan, Pulogadung, East Jakarta also raised its popularity especially because the rejuvenation had the purpose not only to return its function as water storage to prevent flood but also to make it … Continue reading Ria Rio : Hidden Reservoir in the City

Feeling Vintage at Wisma Proklamasi

I’ve visited Proklamasi hospital third times and I always get confused about what to eat near that hospital. Thus, I’m so surprised when I find out a fancy classic restaurant named De Proklamasi (using building of Wisma Proklamasi) is located precisely just next to it. I just know it after figuring out from the google map while arranging a meeting in Menteng of Central Jakarta. … Continue reading Feeling Vintage at Wisma Proklamasi

A Walk in Jakarta Kota Train Station

Hi! Welcome to Jakarta Kota Train Station! That station itself opened for the first time in 1887 with the name of Batavia Zuid. The station applying art deco style with classical barrel vault roof on its main hall is located in area that is called today as Kota Tua (Jakarta Old City). Thus, this station not only becomes the spot for transportation and commuting stuffs … Continue reading A Walk in Jakarta Kota Train Station

Ndalem Padmosusastra : Igniting Javanese Culture Spirit

A month ago, I saw posts on Instagram from couple friends showing that they were attending a launching of Ndalem Padmosusastra. I saw it very interesting. It’s a real classic Javanese limasan house which easily reminds the atmosphere of Central Java in the past. I also saw it’s utilized as restaurant with village concept which sells classic Javanese food and beverages. Interestingly, I also saw … Continue reading Ndalem Padmosusastra : Igniting Javanese Culture Spirit

The New Look of Manahan Sport Stadium

I’m happy to know that Indonesia will be a host country for 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup. There will be 10 sport stadiums prepared for that international occasion. One of that is Manahan Stadium located in my hometown, Surakarta (Solo City). Yeaay!! With the role as host city, I know both national and Surakarta government will have some efforts to manage and beautify the city … Continue reading The New Look of Manahan Sport Stadium

A New Glory for the Ruin of Banjaratma Sugar Factory

On our road trip from Surakarta (Solo City) to go back to Jakarta, we definitely need some rest areas to have a little break. I recommend my friends to have our first stop in Banjaratma Rest Area 260B in Brebes city. I’m so excited to recommend this place because I’ve seen couple news about it. This is a new rest area, located on the side … Continue reading A New Glory for the Ruin of Banjaratma Sugar Factory

An Unique Pyramid -Like Mosque in the Center of Jakarta

I’m always curious to see the building created by an architect Ridwan Kamil. This Mayor of Bandung (edited : now Governor of West Java) is known as creative person making building beyond the regular pattern. I’ve visited some mosques designed by him and team including Al Irsyad Mosque in Bandung Barat, Al Azhar Mosque in Bekasi, Asmaul Husna Mosque in Tangerang, and 165 Mosque Jakarta. … Continue reading An Unique Pyramid -Like Mosque in the Center of Jakarta

City Refreshment from Flona

One of the best things when I still lived in Solo City was that I could really do my hobby of gardening. I found it interesting for my hands to get down to soil, dug it, and planted some little trees. Observing that the trees stayed alive and grew was another amusement from gardening hobby. Unfortunately, after moving to Jakarta, I don’t have really chance … Continue reading City Refreshment from Flona

Food Party in Gading Festival

Couple months ago, I and my office mates were looking for something for dinner around Kelapa Gading area. When we passed Pegangsaan Dua to go to Kelapa Gading, we accidentally found a new festive and spacious food court named Gading Festival there. We were surprised and excited at the same time for knowing a new place for dinner and hanging out. Without thinking any further, … Continue reading Food Party in Gading Festival