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
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
This is the first time I come to Art Jakarta. It’s an exhibition of art works from various artists from various countries. This year, it’s conducted in Jakarta Convention Center from August 30 to September 1. While enjoying the exhibition, from a bit distance, I see an unique sculpture of a man driving motorcycle which seems like gonna jump to the sky. As I person … Continue reading Nyoman Nuarta’s Art Works in Art Jakarta Exhibition
I’m happy to know that Kendal tunnel, the area connecting Dukuh Atas MRT Station, Sudirman KRL Commuter Line Station, and BNI City Railink Station, has changed to be a car & motorcycle-free zone. Now it becomes more comfortable for people to walk from one station to another station. Its tunnel’s walls are also beautified by the murals and customized changing-colors lightning. When I passed there, … Continue reading Friendship Mural of Jakarta and Berlin
Actually this weekend, I plan to sleep longer because of I feel so tired and little bit sick due to hectic activities in the last two weeks. On Saturday, I’ve been able to keep this commitment and I just stayed at home. But today, on Sunday, I realize that my nature for refreshment is jalan-jalan. Ya jalan-jalan means traveling; not necessarily to be festive planned … Continue reading Missing Japan? Jak-Japan Matsuri May Be Your Cure!
Indonesian people especially those who live in Jakarta are just on the hype of welcoming Jakarta MRT. People so excitedly report their first experience using that public transportation through the social media. It is like an “epiphany” on the situation when Jakarta has traffic jam most of the time at many areas. Even though, it hasn’t covered many areas yet in Jakarta, people are so … Continue reading Hey Jakarta LRT, Welcome to the Squad!
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
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
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
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