An Evening in Gelora Bung Karno

Since Jakarta MRT delivers its service, it’s much more accessible for me to go to Gelora Bung Karno sport complex. I just drop at Istora Mandiri station and walk for 2 minutes to pass the main gate of the stadium. I recently have intense hobby of long walking. Thus, this place is one of favorite places to do it. It is spacious, comfortable, and the … Continue reading An Evening in Gelora Bung Karno

A Story from Jakarta Islamic Center Mosque

Right after I arrive in this mosque located in Koja North Jakarta, I’m easily mesmerised by its spacious area. Indeed, it is so large mosque complex. I can also figure out quickly how grandeur its design is. With the big dome, this Ottoman Turkish-architecture mosque can easily attract people who come here. Ottoman Turkish design itself appears from the big mosque building with spacious terrace/outdoor … Continue reading A Story from Jakarta Islamic Center Mosque

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

Welcoming Jakarta MRT

Many people say “finally!”. Meanwhile many others post on their Instagram showing their excitement to be on MRT. Crowds are immediately flooded in almost those all new MRT stations. Well, it’s so natural to see this “mass hysteria” to welcome Jakarta MRT which has been waited for so long by this one of megacities in the world. With 10 million inhabitants in Jakarta itself or … Continue reading Welcoming Jakarta MRT

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

Ramlie Musofa Mosque, A Little Taj Mahal in Jakarta

I’m so surprised to see this mosque which seems to “suddenly” appear. Actually, as a person working in North Jakarta, I often pass that Sunter southern lake area, but I never notice the building process of this mosque. Maybe because it’s located in the line of housing area, the building process seem unnoticeable by people passing by. In fact, it has been built since 2011. … Continue reading Ramlie Musofa Mosque, A Little Taj Mahal in Jakarta

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