Category Archives: Travel

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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Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)

Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) , Korea is located in busy Seoul. It is a wonderfully preserved (and rebuilt) palace originally built centuries ago. During certain times they have traditional colourful Korean military guards with swords and halberds, guarding the decorative Gwanghwamun … 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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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Bogor Botanical Gardens, a peaceful respite

Kebun Raya Bogor or the Bogor Botanical Gardens are an excellent and reasonably well maintained botanic gardens in Bogor, an hour south of Jakarta housing more than 15,000 species of plants and trees, including the disgustingly smelly and large Amorphophallus titanum, Rafflesia arnoldii and Rafflesia padma. They cover … Continue reading

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If you go to Bandung, don’t bother visiting Rumah Sosis (House of Sausage)

In the tradition of broken down, tired Indonesian style tourist places that your Indonesian colleagues may suggest to you to visit; (you may recall the awful Kota Wisata Fantasy Island or Tourist City Fantasy Island that I blogged about earlier) … Continue reading

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