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

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.For … 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

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