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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Tidung Island; Big and Small

img_20160102_153134Visiting Seribu Island is one plan that would like my husband and I did. We planned to visit the island to join a tour package. My husband tried to book the tour package. We took a tour that together with another participant. There were more that five people who join this tour package.

img_20160103_054933 On Sunday, at 4 am, we went to Muara Angke harbor area. When he arrived at the dock, then we contacted the organizers of the tour previously we ordered via a website. He gave us tickets for the boat ride to get to Tidung Island.

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Jakarta Mangrove Resort; Let Us See Mangroves!

DSC07276DSC07197Visiting mangrove forest is good idea to spend our holiday. We can get not only tourism experience but also some information about mangrove. My friend and I went to Wisata Alam Mangrove; Taman wisata alam Angke Kapuk Jakarta Utara, Jakarta Mangrove resort, in North Jakarta on last November.

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Cute Little birds at Muara Angke Nature Reserve

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If we want to spend our time on shoreline or mangrove forest, we can visit Suaka Marga satwa Muara angke or Muara angke Nature Reserve. Base on data from many sources on Internet, this place has 1.344,62 ha and the smallest nature reserve in Indonesia. Although the place is so small, this place is very important for some species, which live there. We will find some of mangrove tree and other species that live there including animals. We can see some of bird species; little Pecuk-padi, kuntul, kareo padi, and many others. There are more or less ninty species of birds. We can find twenty-eight water bird species and sixty-three forest bird species. Approximately, seventy birds are protected birds by government. Besides the birds, we also can find a group of monyet ekor panjang (Macaca fascicularis). This monkey has important roles in the nature reserve because they help to distribute seed in this forest. Moreover, we can meet beaver (aonyx cinerea) and some of reptiles such as biawak air, sanca kembang, ular sendok jawa, and the others.

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Indonesia Kite Museum

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When we were child, we often play a kite. Sometimes, I still remember that I have ever chased a falling kite. Today, I think the action is very dangerous. Thus, when I was child it was nice moment. Sometimes, I did not think that was dangerous action. I just thought that I had to get the falling kite. I just wanted to play happily.

A few days ago, I tried to remember my memories about a kite. I went to Kite Museum. I went there by public transportation. Kite museum is located at Jl. H. Kamang No.38, Pondok Labu, South Jakarta. I started my trip from East Bekasi. I took Mayasari Bus to Blok M terminal and then took a Metromini 610 to reach Kite Museum. I stoped at one third of the ways at Jalan RS. Fatmawati. I found an information board about the Kite Museum at the area. After that, I walked to the museum. It is about 350 meters.

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Visiting Manga Festival in Indonesia

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Manga is a Japanese comic. I like it. I like Bleach and Inuyasha manga, how about you? Do you like manga? My friend, Ojan, invited me to go to a Book fair in JCC Senayan. He said that there is a manga festival at that place. I was interested in his invitation, so I went to the festival.

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Reading Japanese comic at Ambassador café

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Reading manga or Japanese comic is interesting hobby. Some people like reading manga so much. It does not astonish if many people look for the manga in every place. We can find the manga at bookstores, comic rental, Internet, and other place. We can find some manga in Bahasa or English. We seldom find the manga in Japanese. Because of the reason, Ambassador Café offers a situation where we not only eat food but also read some manga.

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Seeing The first commercial Indonesian airplane at Satria Mandala Museum

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I like an airplane. I always think that airplane is if transportation to reach my ambition. My teacher said, “Make a paper airplane and fly it! It means same as you try to reach your ambition.” Because of the story, I always think that airplane is interesting transportation. It always remains me to always remember my aim. Okay! I do not tell you about my aim, I will tell you about one of museums that have airplanes. My friend and I went to Satria Mandala Museum.

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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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Destination European; Travel and Cultural Fair

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I have a dream to go to England someday. I often watch videos about tourism in England, besides that I also look for some information about social life in England. A few days ago, there is a European Destination Fair in Balai Kartini, Jakarta. Because of my dream about England, I attended the event. I came alone but it is okay. I could see offering tourism destination at the event. This event is the first event in Indonesia. The event started from 18 to 19 October 2014. Visitors just paid ten thousand rupiah for entrance ticket. We could find many interesting travel and cultural offering from many countries in European.

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Gallery Nasional Indonesia ; Coefficient of Expansion Exhibition

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On 28 September 2014, My friend and I came to Galeri Nasional Indonesia. The Gallery is a place to show art/exhibition building. We started our trip by Trans Jakarta Bus way Corridor 1, blok M-Kota direction. When we reached Monas shelter, we had to move to another bus way, Pulogadung direction. After we passed through two shelters, we stop and go down from the bus way at Gambir 2 shelter. We continued walking to the gallery for 5 minutes. The gallery is located at Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No. 14 Central Jakarta; the place is in front of Gambir Station. If you want to get more information about the gallery, you can visit this website: http://www.galeri-nasional.or.id.

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Jak-Japan Matsuri; Japan Festival in Jakarta

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Jak-Japan Matsuri is an annual Japanese big event in Jakarta. We, Ojan, Anna, and I, came to ending day of Event. We had to pay thirty rupiah to come into the event. Location of the event was at JCC Senayan. The place was at Gelora Bung Karno area. The event happened from 14-21 September 2014. The opening of the event on September 14 and closing on 21 September. Many agendas did at this Event. The even took a place at Plaza Senayan for Japan Week event and Closing Event at JCC Senayan. We just came to the Closing Event. The event started from 10 a.m. and Ended at 9 p.m.

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Visiting Taman Prasasti Museum

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Visiting cemetery is not bad idea. I think we can find some information about the cemetery. In this trip, I will tell you about Taman Prasasti Museum. The museum is one of museums in Jakarta. The first, we can reach this museum in Central Jakarta, near from National Museum. From National Museum, we can walk for ten minutes to the place. The second, we only pay five thousand rupiah for one adult ticket and we can see many beautiful cemetery.

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Visiting Textile Museum

Sometimes we, my friend and I, do not know where we want to go for trip. We are confused if we have gone to some tourism place in some places, especially in Jakarta. Because of the reason, we could not decide where we wanted to go. Finally, we chose to go to museum again. We had already wanted to go to museums but we did not decide yet. There are two places, which we wanted to visit. First in Tanah Abang area, Museum Textile, and the second is museum that near from National Monument area. Therefore, we decided to go to the first place. We started our trip from Pancoran area. From here, we can take Metromini 640 Pasar Minggu- Tanah Abang direction or APTB bus Bekasi-Tanah Abang direction at Pancoran Tugu shelter. We took Metromini until a place under the bridge. After we arrived, we continued our trip on foot until we found Tanah Abang Block G market. The museum is not far from the market. We can reach the place on foot.

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Before we entered the place, we looked for some meals near the museum area. We did not have breakfast yet, so we were very hungry. After having breakfast, we walked to the place and bought two tickets, 5000 rupiah for one adult ticket. The museum opens on Tuesday-Sunday at 9 am – 3 p.m.

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Visiting Gajah Museum –- National Museum

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A few weeks ago, Faozan and I went to one of the museums in Jakarta. Although the Museum is usually called “Gajah Museum”, its original name is National Museum.  We went to the museum by public transportation in Jakarta, TransJakarta bus. Because I was from Bekasi, I took an APTB bus and then took Transjakarta bus, whereas my Friend took Metromini 640 and then Transjakarta because he was from Kalibata area. We stopped at Monas shelter and then walked about 5 Meters to the museum.

Before we started to come in the building, we saw Gajah statue at museum yard. We took some photo at this area. Later we continued to the building. After arriving at the Museum area, we bought 2 tickets at ticket desk in front of the museum. After that, we started to visit the museum.

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Monas- National Monument; Pekan Rakyat Jakarta

 

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Visiting an outdoor event is very crowded! There are many people at the event and the weather is very hot. My friend and I have an experience about that situation when we visited Pekan Rakyat Jakarta Monas at Monas Tower area. We went to Monas on Sunday by Trans Jakarta Bus way Corridor I, Blok M- Kota direction. We stopped at Bank of Indonesia shelter and go through to the Monas Area. The distance between the shelter and gate of Monas is about 50 meters. We can reach that place on foot.

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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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Visiting Bank Indonesia Museum

I have ever said that museum has interesting design to attract visitor today. Besides that, interactive design is necessary too. Now, I want to tell you about museum, which has both of them. The museum is Bank Indonesia Museum. When we visit it, we will find attractive museum.

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Bank Indonesia Museum is located in Kota Tua  (old city) area same as Fine Art and Ceramic Museum that I have told before. In this museum, we got free tickets but we had to entrust our bags or things with operator. Then, we started our trip from left door and look around to see contents of this museum.

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Visiting Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum in Old Batavia City

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Visiting a Museum is an interesting activity. We can find not only joy but also historical knowledge about something that happened hundreds or thousands years ago in the museum. Today, visiting museum is not boring because we will a new design at the Museum. For example museum has many facilities which support our needs, such as mosque, canteen, garden, and interesting room design.

Faozan and I visited Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum,one of the museums in Old Batavia City few months ago. We went there by Trans Jakarta Bus, the first corridor, Blok M – Kota bus-line. After we arrived in Kota Shelter, we walked to the main area at Kota Tua. This area is located in 1.3 square kilometers of North Jakarta and West Jakarta. This place is known as Old Jakarta or Old Batavia.

We found a large field that is surrounded by many old buildings and we saw many people in that area. They were doing many activities for example cycling, walking around, playing with their children, and many others. Before we enter the field, we decided to eat something in this place. We were looking for a canteen or food stall near the place. Finally, we found some food stalls which sold many varieties of food. There were Soto, fried rice, fried foods, and other Indonesian foods. I ate a bowl of Soto and a glass of ice tea, Faozan did either. After eating those foods, we took a stroll at the field. We saw some statue-like people. The statues are some people that wear traditional soldierly uniform and their bodies are painted with special paint. I don’t know about the special paint. They did not move as though they were real statues. They looked nice. If we want to donate some money to them, maybe we can take a photo with them. They provided a small container where we could put some money inside it. At the field, we also saw many types of merchandise; traditional toys, unique dolls, typical souvenirs of Jakarta, and others.

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Be smart, be inspired; Indonesia Japan Expo 2013

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My friend and I visited this Event on December 2013. This event was accomplished at JCC Kemayoran. The event opened from 19-22 December, it was an annual event in Jakarta. Many Japan Companies took a part at this expo. We would know the company profile and we knew their activities and contribution in Indonesia. The companies are Inpex Corporation, Astra, Nedo, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, and many others.

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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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Japan Festival at UNJ

Do you like Anime, Manga, Kimono, Origami, or Dorama? Do you like Japan? If you like, Japan and its culture, you can come to Japan Festival. Some cities often make an event about Japan in Indonesia; Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Surabaya and other cities. I often come and enjoy the event. Now, I will tell you about Japan Festival/event that I have ever come in Jakarta. One of them is Japan Festival at Universitas Negeri Jakarta.

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