A Beautiful Rattan Mosque in Padalarang

This is very nice to find an unique mosque located in the area near to primordial Gua Pawon (Kitchen Cave) in Masigit Village Padalarang West Bandung. This rattan mosque with typical Sundanese roof stands stunningly with green trees and blue sky as background. The rattan material itself makes the inside mosque be cooler which is good for convenience for those who pray there. This kind … Continue reading A Beautiful Rattan Mosque in Padalarang

It’s All About Art in Al Irsyad Mosque Bandung

On my way to explore couple natural and archeological tourism sites in West Bandung, I decide to take a break a moment to take a prayer. I think I should go to that famous Al Irsyad Satya Mosque in Padalarang, Bandung Regency. It is popularly known by its non-conventional-Indonesian-mosque design created by architect Ridwan Kamil who is now the mayor of Bandung City (updated as … Continue reading It’s All About Art in Al Irsyad Mosque Bandung

Fish-Market-Traveling Experience at Muara Baru

Well, many people and media refer this new Muara Baru Fish Market as “Indonesia’s Tsukiji” due to its cleanliness and neat market management. Unfortunately, I haven’t been in Tsukiji market in Tokyo (I wasn’t able to wake up super early in the morning at that time to go), so I can’t make any comparison between these two fish markets. Thus, here I’ll only tell my … Continue reading Fish-Market-Traveling Experience at Muara Baru

Kite Museum, More Than Just A Childhood Memory

My brother from Solo and cousins from Yogyakarta and Pemalang are coming to Jakarta. I’m so excited for showing them some authentic experiences in Jakarta. Therefore, I take a day leave from office on Monday to travel around the city with them. I also want to take them for experiencing public transportation here. Since I know Monday is a close schedule for museum, I don’t … Continue reading Kite Museum, More Than Just A Childhood Memory

An Evening in the Garden of La Piazza

When I still lived in Kelapa Gading of North Jakarta, I visited Kelapa Gading Mall and La Piazza Mall quite often. It was one of nearest shopping places to my apartment. Though mall was not my priority place to hang out, for several times I got the chance to be in that malls for meeting or having dinner with friends since it’s popular meeting point … Continue reading An Evening in the Garden of La Piazza

Breathtaking Hidden Beauty of Aceh Named Pucok Krueng

For traveling, I prefer more to visit authentic places having strong local value. Even though I don’t mind visiting touristy “mainstream” places, I would be happier to see unexplored or unique unpopular places at the first place. Indeed, my friends from Medan who travel together with me in Aceh – Yana, Zami, and Iman – know so well about my favorite type of traveling. In … Continue reading Breathtaking Hidden Beauty of Aceh Named Pucok Krueng

RRI Surakarta, When It’s Not Only about Radio

Located so near to Balapan Train Station, just around 2 minutes walk, RRI Surakarta is one of offices with interesting vintage building in Solo city. Its classic and grandeur style easily attracts the attention those who pass Abdul Rachman Saleh Street of Kestalan Banjarsari. For me, this place is more than special. This was the office where my mom worked in finance department until she … Continue reading RRI Surakarta, When It’s Not Only about Radio

This Islamic School, Not Just Another School Building

As a native of Solo (Surakarta) city, I have visited many popular attractions here. However, I’m still craving for knowing more interesting places that I haven’t seen before. Thus, I’m so excited to find this place during walking on the super hot weather in the center of the city, in the area of Sriwedari in Slamet Riyadi street. It’s already 12:00 pm so as a … Continue reading This Islamic School, Not Just Another School Building

Damai di Pantai Laskar Pelangi

Baru saja berakhir, hujan di sore ini Menyisakan keajaiban, kilauan indah pelangi Tak pernah terlewatkan, dan tetap mengaguminya Kesempatan seperti ini, takkan bisa dibeli (Lagu Sahabat Kecil by Ipang) Lagu tersebut langsung berkumandang halus di telinga. Tempat itu terlalu iconic! Sulit dipisahkan dengan memori orang yang sudah menonton film Laskar Pelangi. Lagu Sahabat Kecil yang menjadi soundtrack film itu seakan turut mengiringi suara lembut debur … Continue reading Damai di Pantai Laskar Pelangi

Kali Besar Kota Tua (Akhirnya) Bergaya

Setelah turut mengapresiasi perayaan Imlek 2019 di Glodok, rasanya belum cukup eksplorasi di hari itu. Malam itu aku memutuskan untuk melanjutkan perjalanan di Kota Tua. Sebenarnya tujuannya spesifik, ingin melihat Kali Besar yang kabarnya sudah mulai bergaya. Sejak dibuka beserta jalur pedestriannya pada 6 Juli 2018, aku belum sempat melihatnya langsung. Kali Besar adalah terusan yang mengalir sejajar dengan Sungai Ciliwung dan bermuara di Teluk … Continue reading Kali Besar Kota Tua (Akhirnya) Bergaya