Gedung Pancasila

The Political And Spiritual Center Of Jakarta Tour

These ancient lands with dragons, volcanoes and hidden coral gardens of thousands of years old is actually still an adolescent in a political sense and still on a journey of discovery. With independence only taking place in 1945, there is a real sense of building and encouraging unity within Indonesia and this is reflected in[…]

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The National Museum of Indonesia

The National Museum Of Indonesia

The National Museum is also known as the Elephant Museum or Elephant Building, Gedung Gajah. This name has developed from the little bronze elephant statue in the forecourt of the building. The Museum holds treasures from all of Indonesia’s territories and here they are preserved for all to see. Beyond just holding valuable artifacts this collection really[…]

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Car-free day, experience the freedom

Enjoying A Car-free Day, Jakarta

Jakarta is one of the most congested cities in the world with a limited number of parks and green areas. Yet there is a ray of hope with the introduction of car free days. The result has been clear and quick in coming. The sun has broken through the grey clouds that are too often[…]

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Cafe Batavia, Jakarta

Kota Walking Tour, The Old City Walking Tour

Indonesian history and importance is underplayed and not truly highlighted, as it should be. For instance over 200 years ago Batavia was exchanged for New York (New Amsterdam) by colonial powers, The Dutch and British Empires, as this gateway to Indonesia was seen more valuable than the gateway to the new world. Batavia over time[…]

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Intense Concentration

The Red Nose Circus Cilincing Village

Located just minutes away from Jakarta’s glistening skyscrapers – the beacons of Indonesian wealth – lies the seemingly hopeless slum of Cilincing, but Red Nose Circus is working to change that. They’re using circus to teach the children of this slum essential life skills, and in the process giving its children a vision of hope[…]

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Surabaya street market

Jakarta Shopping Tips

Jakarta is chocked full of places to shop. Besides the glut of modern malls, there are enough specialty markets in Jakarta to keep a dedicated market Rambo engaged for months. If you’re really wanting to explore Jakarta’s markets in detail, Gagus Ulung recently published, Pasarnye Jakarte, 100 Tempat Belanja Barang Khas & Grosir Di Jabodetabek. In[…]

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Orang utans

Refreshing At Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta

Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta is a welcome relief from the chaos of Jakarta. Strolling among the 50,000 trees in the 147 hectare (363 acre) park caused me to forget I was in the middle of one of the most densely populated cities on Earth. The zoo is home to over 3,000 animals. While Ragunan Zoo[…]

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Papa Theo Wreck

Thousand Islands, Welcome To The Land Of 1.000 Islands

Welcome to the land of 1.000 islands, well actually 110 to be exact but this does not make for such an alluring name. Thousand Islands lies north of Jakarta and is actually a protected National Marine Park of 11,000 square km. It takes around 45 minutes to 3 hours to reach the Islands from Ancol[…]

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Island of Peucang

Ujung Kulon National Park : Home Of The Javanese Rhinos

In Banten, not too far away from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta lies the last home of the Javanese Rhinos. As you move through the dense rain forest you might be lucky enough to sight one of these extremely rare animals. They are solitary in their movements and only number slightly over 40 in[…]

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Bujang Juaro, Siti's brother, fights the Sultan and defeats him

Puyang Gadis Theater in Taman Mini

Saturday night was an interesting evening at Taman Mini, or Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park, in Jakarta. The South Sumatra pavilion hosted a special performance of Puyang Gadis Theater – a theater performance about a legend in South Sumatra in which a girl whom has the favor of a powerful Sultan, chooses to marry her brother[…]

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Jakarta, Bundaran HI

Jakarta, A Traveler’s City And A Business City

Jakarta is one of the world’s truly great cities. That’s a bold statement, I know. And, many would challenge it. The naysayers might ask – Where is the rich history found in Rome? Where is the culture of Paris? Where is the tradition of London? Where is the ultra modernism of Tokyo? Or, where is[…]

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Malioboro Street

Yogyakarta, It’s The Heart Of Javanese Culture, Music, And Arts

Yogyakarta or Jogjakarta is pronounced “JOEG-ja-kart-a.” Locals simply call it “Jogja.” It is Indonesia’s smallest province geographically but its spirit spans the archipelago. It’s the heart of Javanese fine art, culture, dance, performing arts, and music, as well as the home to intellectuals and an important center of Indonesian higher education. Jogya’s 300,000 plus student[…]

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View from Puncak Pass, Overlooking the tea plantation

Java Island, The Heart Of Indonesia

Java is the hub of Indonesian society, home to the nation’s capital – Jakarta, and one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist destinations. It has enjoyed its role as a regional leader for centuries. Many powerful empires of yesteryear – Hindu kingdoms, Buddhist kingdoms, Islamic sultanates, and the Dutch East Indies were all based in Java. Today,[…]

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Enjoy Jakarta

Quick Ways To Spend Time in Jakarta On A Budget

Jakarta is a great place to visit if you are looking for a place which does not burn a deep hole in your pockets. It is one of the cheaper yet beautiful places to visit in the entire world. Given below are some of the budget places you must visit while in Jakarta. Mesjid Istiqlal[…]

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Covering Java in Your First Indonesia Travel

Java is one of the main islands in Indonesia and is slowly turning into a hub for both business as well as travel. It is teeming with culture, food and arts which are hard to miss. Given below are some places you must visit of you are travelling to Java for the very first time.[…]

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