Category Archives: Indonesia

Sunrise over a Lombok beach

Novotel Hotel overlooking Mandalika Beach, just a few kilometres up the road from Kuta, Lombok is a quiet, but nice upmarket resort/hotel. With a private view of quiet Mandalika beach it is a lovely place to enjoy some picturesque sunrises. 

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Klenteng Hok Lay Kiong (A Chinese Temple in Bekasi)

Klenteng Hok Lay Kiong is a Chinese Temple in the Little China Town area of Bekasi. You can find it on Jl. Kenari 1, Bekasi, Jawa Barat 17113, not far from Bekasi Junction. Visiting close to the lunar new year, and … Continue reading

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Bandung Bus Tour

Bandung City Tour on Bus: BANDROS Dream big. There is nothing wrong to envisage Bandung like New York City. Surely it takes time, especially courage to begin with. We acknowledge the double-deck buses in New York City and romanticize Bandung … Continue reading

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Sentul Floating Market: Pasar Ah Poong (Apung)

Pasar Ah Poong or Abung (which means floating in English) is a medium sized food market/ open air food court on the bank of a river in Sentul, just near the large Islamic centre as you get off the toll … Continue reading

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Floods in Bintaro, South Jakarta (2007)

Jakarta regularly floods, however, residents believe that we receive a larger than usual dose of rain every five years. I was ‘lucky’ enough to be present in Bintaro in 2007 when we experienced the last big floods. Over half of … Continue reading

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Urban Kampung around Jakarta

Jakarta is a city where rich and poor are nestled side by side. In any area of Jakarta you can find small little villages, known as kampung small houses, side streets called gangs, and plenty of street life going on around … Continue reading

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Sultan’s Palace in Cirebon

The Kraton Kasepuhan is the oldest sultan’s palace (or kraton) in the city of Cirebon,Indonesian just a few hours east of Jakarta on the north coast of Java. It is the residence of the Sultan of Kasepuhan. While the sultan still … Continue reading

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