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

Midnight Snacking at Kue Subuh Market

People say Jakarta is the city that never sleeps. In the time of people are dreaming at night, there are still many people who are busy with their activities. It’s not only about people partying in the club. In fact, there are many lively productive activities done at night in this city. One of the most obvious example is the hustle and bustle of people … Continue reading Midnight Snacking at Kue Subuh Market

Mini Dinner with Gultik

I’m so excited to bring my parent to explore Jakarta at night both to experience modern and authentic side of this city. Before they go home to Solo city the day after tomorrow, I go with them exploring city by MRT train. Of course, I want to show them, too about an authentic dinner that they haven’t experienced before. So we drop at Blok M … Continue reading Mini Dinner with Gultik

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

Yayoi Kusama’s Art Exhibition

I knew about Yayoi Kusama for the first time when I was in Hong Kong last year. In Madame Tussauds Museum, I saw a wax sculpture of her figure on yellow-painted room with black polka dots on it. Her edgy look really attracted me. With red hair and outfit which is same to wall pattern, she must be an eccentric person, well..I mean interesting and … Continue reading Yayoi Kusama’s Art Exhibition

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