Monday, October 27, 2008

Jakarta, oh Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, it is the most advance city, a metropolitan city. due to the center of economics, Jakarta has been the place to do business from other city and even other countries who want to invest or just visiting. you can find almost anything at Jakarta, from the most branded stuff to the things that require bidding. many malls are provided, there are also traditional markets.

For places that provide entertainment, Jakarta is the place, pubs, karaokes, billiard, you name it Jakarta has it. it is 24 hour of entertainment provided to people who enjoy the city style living.
Family entertainment can also be found at Jakarta, from monas a monument that has a pure gold for its roof, Taman mini the summary of Indonesian Culture, Ancol the advance water entertainment. and also numerous museum that provide the history of places and industries of Indonesian.

Ancol, provide an entertainment supported by the most advance technology such as water boom, wave pool, and others. such as disneyland, ancol also has the rollercoaster that thrill you like no other. and games that dares you beyond your wildest imagination. it also provide the water sport, such as jetski, fishing, banana boat and many other water activity. it also provide a museum of sea called sea world where you can see the under water lives.

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), are the summery of Indonesian culture, you can find all of the culture Indonesia have. all in one place, the traditional houses, dances, songs, traditions and other things, just by visiting TMII. It also have several museum of technology and arts of indonesian. all in a theme park, all in Taman Mini indonesia Indah.

The capital city of Jakarta retains much from the colonial Dutch and British periods, with many fine colonial-style buildings and the recently restored old quarter. You can visit at The National Monument towers, Merdeka Square, The Central Museum, Portuguese Church, Istiqlal Mosque etc. If you want to shop, then antiques market on Jalan Surabaya and batik factories in the Karet are the perfect place for you. Throughout the island, puppet shows are staged in which traditional wayang golak and wayang kulit marionettes act out stories based on well-known legends; performances can sometimes last all night.

Jakarta are also the city of international events, lots of international events were held at Jakarta. such as, Jakarta International Java Jazz, the largest jazz shows in Asia. Independent film festival, blues festival, soul nations, and many other festival held trough out the year.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

How Far is Indonesia From Bali?

That is so far, the most ridiculous question I have heard. a side Bali is more famous then Indonesia, everybody have to know that Bali is the part of Indonesia it is placed in the south side of Indonesia, right in the wing of java.

Bali shares the most exotic culture of hinduism, this is placed atUbud, the village of art. here you can find the real balinese people living side by side with their hinduism culture, prayer, houses, kecak dances, bali sculpture, the sacrifices etc. Ubud can provide this for you.

At Bali you can enjoy the ultimate water sport with views and services far more superior from any other places. the place for this is Tanjung Benoa. here you can enjoy parasailing, banana boat, Jet Ski, Rolling Donut, Flying Fish, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Glass Bottom Boat + Turtle island and other water activity.

Art is the most valuable object at Bali, the wayang, T-shirt, Bali sculpture, and many other token you can find at sukawati art market. Just about 1 hour on road from Kuta you can found anything money can buy for souvenir of bali. although the most usefull skill to use here are the bidding skills due to no price are too cheap or too expensive.

For better price while traveling in Bali, you can use tourism package provided by your tourism agent. there are numerous package you can use. there are Honeymoon package, kintamani tour package, bedugul tour package, kecak and seafood package and many other. For further information contacting your agents are the most proper thing to do.

With its spectacular white beaches, verdant jungle and mountain, Bali is a tropical paradise.
The landscape of Bali ‘is made up of volcanic mountains, lakes and rivers, terraced ricefields, giant banyans and palm groves and, on the coast, bays ringed with white sandy beaches. Bali is famous for its crafts and adventurous activities, which are organized on the southern beaches. The island lies a short distance from the eastern coast of Java, across the Strait of Bali. The tourist areas are in the south, around Sanur beach and at Kuta, which lies on the other side of a narrow isthmus. The island also has thousands of temples – the exact number has never been counted – ranging from the great Holy Temple at Besakih to small village places of worship.

So, to conclude this article, I want to tell you that Bali is not far from Indonesia Hahahaha

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Snapshot of Indonesia

I have lived in Indonesia for about 29 years now. never go abroad, not because i didn't want to, i didn't have to. why so? here is why, first everything I need and want are here, right under my feet. in the mother land. and second, hey... everyone is dying to visits my country, the exotic place, the culture, the nature and far more we have what other countries in the world don't, like warm weather, beautiful views of islands, beaches, mountains and places beyond your most beautiful dream. Indonesia has it all.

In Indonesia, you can surf the wave of Bali, diving in the beautiful terumbu karang of bunaken Manado, the creativity of Bandung, the one stop shopping trip at Jakarta, or the most elegant view of Prambanan and Borobudur temple of Jogjakarta. and the sculpture of papua, or the jungle of borneo. all is provide with the hospitality of Indonesian people.

Indonesia has the most exotic culture in the world. If you would travel deeply into our islands you will find the exotic of wayang theatre at Middle Java. the fastest cow of karapan sapi at madura. the dance of war at papua, and far more the most viewed of tourist are the dandut music, check it out. you'll definitely get an addiction.

The food, aah.. don't mention the food. it always make me hungry, Indonesian food are very tasty, because it is mixed by 100% Indonesian spices and recipe that are existed for ages. the fried rice, gado-gado, rica-rica, sambal, rendang, and the most famous of indonesian are kerupuk. hahahaha, all of my friend from other countries always ask me for more kerupuk.

It is a glance of what you can enjoy in Indonesia. for more deep views of Indonesia, read my next article.