Soto Pak Timbul, Food only for Night Goers

After having a midnight prayer of Ramadan called as iktikaf in Masjid Agung Surakarta (the big mosque of Surakarta) around 1 a.m., I and my family decide to explore a midnight dinner experience in the city. My brother, Tio, recommends a food place that we haven’t tried before named Warung Soto Pak Timbul. He gets the information from his friend. Why not? Let’s try it! … Continue reading Soto Pak Timbul, Food only for Night Goers

Siti Aisyah, A Cube Mosque in Solo

A month ago, I came back to my hometown, Surakarta (Solo City) for a family’s wedding. When I passed Manahan area, I saw an interesting new building that I hadn’t seen before. Ya, I was sure it was mosque. Unfortunately, due to short time in this city, I didn’t get the chance for visiting that mosque.Now, for my Eid holiday in Surakarta, this mosque is … Continue reading Siti Aisyah, A Cube Mosque in Solo

A Cozy Night in Angkringan Gendoel

Couple weeks ago, I read in WhatsApp group that one of our college friends, Sasongko, openend a new restaurant. It’s always good to hear news about friends who open their own business. Thus, I definitely planned to have a visit when coming back to my hometown Surakarta (Solo City). The name is Angkringan Gendoel. Angkringan or wedangan refers to a traditional eating & drinking place … Continue reading A Cozy Night in Angkringan Gendoel

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

Midnight with Asmaul Husna Mosque of Gading Serpong

At 3 in the morning, I just finish doing book hunting in 24 hours-Big Bad Wolf, an annual book festival in ICE BSD Tangerang. Since it’s soon gonna be a morning prayer that we call as Subuh, I finally decide to look for a mosque near the venue. I remember there is an unique mosque in the area that should be interesting to visit. Without … Continue reading Midnight with Asmaul Husna Mosque of Gading Serpong

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