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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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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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Rafflesia patma blooms again in Bogor

Rafflesia patma, of the Family Rafflesiaceae is famous for its sister species, Rafflesia arnoldii, discovered in 1818 by an assistant to Joseph Arnold  and named after Sir Stamford Raffles who was the expedition leader, is recognized as being the world’s … Continue reading

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Mount Salak, a dormont volcano in Bogor

Mount Salak (Gunung Salak) is a dormant volcano range, somewhat eroded now, that dominates the skyline in Bogor, when it is not behind clouds, which given that Bogor is also known as the city of rain is surprisingly often. It … Continue reading

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Bogor Zoological Museum

The Bogor Zoological Museum is inside the rather famous Bogor Botanical Gardens or Kebun Raya in central Bogor, about an hour out of Jakarta. There is a small charge for entry to the museum, possibly Rp. 3,000 (or 30 cents.) … Continue reading

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