Enjoying Monas at Night

img_20160924_192844_hhtAs an icon of Jakarta, Monas is an interesting place to visit. In the past, I had visited during the day. This time my husband and I visited him at night. My husband said he wanted to see the monument wrapped in LED lights. He said it would be very interesting if it could see the colorful lights.

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Piece of My Story in Manado and Bitung

IMG_20160916_064622.jpgIf previously I’ve told a lot of things about Gorontalo Province. In the past, Gorontalo Province is a part of North Sulawesi. But now, it has become new province. This time, I just tell a little story about North Sulawesi province, especially Manado and Bitung. Manado is the capital city of North Sulawesi province, the city is located in Manado Gulf, and is surrounded by hills and rows of mountains: Mount Lokon, Mount Klabat, and Mount Mahawu.

IMG_20160915_161700.jpgWho does not know Bunaken and Lake Tondano. In Manado, we can enjoy and explore the beauty of the underwater paradise of Bunaken. Unfortunately, I only could see it from a distance. That’s because I did not have a lot of time there. I had to work in totality there. Perhaps, if one day there is a chance again I wish I could see the beauty of Bunaken as well as I could see the beauty of an underwater paradise at the forefront of Indonesia in Anambas.

In Manado, I just tasted a plate of Tinutuan consisting of assorted vegetables. This food is known as Manado porridge. Moreover, I also had an opportunity to see Bunaken from distance when I ate at a restaurant on the seafront. Restaurant is quite well known and serves very tasty seafood cuisine. In addition to dishes with seafood theme. Besides that, I also tasted delicious Manado klapertaart in one of famous Klapertaart shops.

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Little trip to Palangkaraya, Sampit, and Pangkalan Bun

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Kalimantan or Borneo is my childhood dream. Kalimantan so fascinating for me. If I ever have a dream to go to Anambas Islands for 7 years. Kalimantan, I’ve dreamed it when I was elementary school. I do not know what attracted me to the island. Maybe because I am a Sumatran and also we have a large forest. So, I hope to see the forest more dense than in my region. I was not struck by a multistory building or the bustle of the city, but I was fascinated by the dense forest or the countryside.

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People say if we’ve been to Kalimantan, then we will come back to the Island someday. And all of my friends and I had been to Kalimantan, finally we come back to this island for different reasons. I’ve been to Palangkaraya – Central Kalimantan few months before the trip  begins. I had a job there. At that time, I was very happy but I did not have time to look at the region more closely.And now, I come back again to Kalimantan. I will start my trip with my friend.

Our trip started from Tjilik Riwut airport in Palangkaraya and continued to rent a car to our destination in Sampit and Pangkalan Bun. Palangka Raya is the capital of Central Kalimantan, the city is located between The Kahayan River and Sebangau Rivers. The first our President, Sukarno, initiated construction of the city of Palangka Raya as new capital of Indonesia to replace Jakarta. A proposal that was discussed until recently but we do not know when it comes true.

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Buy souvenirs at Pasar Apung

img_20160429_154734If we have gone to Kalimantan, we may often see  floating markets. That’s because kalimantan has many rivers and streams are the lifeblood for the people of Kalimantan. What if the floating market at Kota Batu in Malang. Kota Batu is identical to cold air and an attractive natural scenery.

Yup! There is a floating market in Kota Batu. We could call it ‘Pasar Apung’. This place is one of the tourist attractions in Jatim Park. This market is part of Angkut Museum. This place has a beautiful view along with Interesting snacks and souvenirs stands.

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Anambas is a dream

img_20160511_182535_hdrAnambas is a dream. I have dreamed going to Anambas for Seven years. When I found a thesis about it, I thought that I must be there. I have been starting to dream it until now. Finally, after seven years I got a change to go to Anambas Islands. Big thanks to God for this amazing gift in 2016. I got a duty and I might to go there with my friends. Anambas is not only my dream but also my friend dream. So, this trip is our dream.

20160512_122617Reaching Anambas Islands needs hard efforts. We started our trip from Soekarno Hatta International airport. We take a plane to an airport in Tanjung Pinang, capital of Riau Islands. After that, next day we continue our trip by middle ship. The ship carries more or less 200 people for one trip. There are 2 trips every week for round trip. So, we must make correct planning if we want to go to this Islands. During the trip, we were sitting and watching a movie on the ship. If we were bored, we climbed to deck of ship and we saw sea widely. We also saw dolphin, tern, flying fish, and a few fish that we do not know the name.

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Unlimited Photos at De Mata Trick Eye Museum Jogja

IMG_20150718_140337 IMG_20150718_141456If you like, taking photos or selfie, you can come to this museum, De Mata Trick Eye Museum Jogjakarta. If you think, you are shy to take photo or selfie at somewhere. Forget it! In this museum, you are free to take many photos and unlimited photo. You just pay for thirty five thousand rupiah and get unlimited photo.

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Reading books at Perpustakaan Nasional RI

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Sunday is a family day or holiday. Sometimes, we do not have any plans to go to some places  or do family activities. Because of the reasons, I looked for an useful activity that can make me happy or just for fill my leisure time. I went to Perpustakaan Nasional RI (National Library) in Central Jakarta.

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Let’s Play at Dufan!

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Do you like to go to amusement park? If yes, I will tell you about one of amusement parks in Indonesia. I will tell you about Dunia Fantasi. The amusement park is located at JalanLodanTimur No. 7 Jakarta or we can find some information on www.ancol.com. People often call it “Dufan.” That place opens every day; Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

 

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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a big garden is represented all of traditional culture in Indonesia. We can see a lot of traditional houses, clothing, and others from Aceh Province until Papua Province. Every place has a name of the place. We can call the place “Anjungan.” For example; Anjungan Aceh, Anjungan Yogyakarta, Anjungan Sulawesi Selatan, and many others. There are more than thirty Anjungan at Taman Mini. Continue reading

Loving animals at Ragunan Zoo

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Loving animals is a good behavior and we must love them. I have some cats in my house and the cats make my family and I happy. Therefore, there is person who does not have a pet or does not have chance to care the pet. It is not a problem; we can still see pets or animals at a zoo without own them.

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Sepedaan Bareng Sepeda Kampus

Bersepeda bersama teman memang menyenangkan terlebih dengan teman akrab. Awal bulan Juli lalu aku dan Nana, teman akrabku, bersepeda di seputaran kampus kami, Gadjah Mada. Sepeda yang kami gunakan pun sepeda milik kampus. Sepeda tersebut biasa disebut dengan ‘sepeda kampus’.

Keinginan untuk mencoba sepeda kampus sudah lama kami inginkan yaitu sejak diwacanakannya program tersebut. Namun belum bisa kami lakukan saat kami masih kuliah karena diluncurkannya sepeda kampus tersebut setelah kami lulus kuliah. Jadi, kami belum sempat mencoba sepeda tersebut sewaktu kami masih kuliah.

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Seeing Animals at Gembira Loka Zoo

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Have you seen the oldest turtle, an Ostrich, a Capybara, or a giant lizard? If you want to see them, you can visit Gembira Loka Zoo. The zoo is located at Jalan Kebun Raya No. 2 Yogyakarta-Indonesia. I have seen this zoo more than three twice. I like visit this place, I do not why. I love the animals. The first time I visit this zoo when I was new student at my university. I visited the zoo by myself. Besides that, I also visited the zoo with my friends; we enjoyed seeing all of animals. When I visited this zoo for the first time, this zoo was not as interesting as today.

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Looking for some books at Bookstore Shopping Center

IMG_20151219_105358Do you look for some books for your study? Do you look for cheap books, cheap novels, or old books and magazines? You can find all of them at Bookstore Shopping Center. We usually call the place “Shopping”. The Bookstore Shopping center is a place to sells many books, magazines, novel, and the others. I always waiting for visiting this place every I back to Jogja, I always want to buy many books.

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The shopping building is located in Jalan Sriwedari Yogyakarta near next to Smart Garden (Taman Pintar). The building has two floors. Booksellers fill both of the floors. My friends and I used to buy some books for our study. Sometimes, we also bought novels, anime magazines, Japanese comic, or dictionary. Most of the books are original and the others are copying books. Do not worry about the copying books. The quality of books is good enough. After looking for some books, we can take a rest while eating some food at food corner at first floor.