Tag Archives: Indonesia

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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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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Children’s Fun: Playparq

Playparq have a number of venues, Kemang, Bintaro, Epicentrium and I think a couple more planned. They are a small kids play park and Bintaro and Kemang have water play areas also. For a small fee (from 40,000-90,000 IDR) your … Continue reading

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Sanur Beach in Bali

Sanur, on the west coast of Bali, is a relaxed and very pleasant place to stay. You can just wander up and down the beach, watch the guys kite surfing, see the traditional boats and there’s plenty of small cafes … Continue reading

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Snorkeling and Diving Sites around Pramuka Island, Indonesia

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Indonesian fisherman vs coral reefs

Kepulauan Seribu or the Thousand Islands are a chain of islands to the north of Jakarta’s coast. They consist of a string of 110 islands stretching 45 km north into the Java Sea. Described as possibly the best coral reefs on … Continue reading

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Don’t visit Jakarta’s Ragunan Zoo

It’s horribly archaic. Lonely Planet guide book describes Ragunan zoo as “a nice place to spend a few hours”. They forgot to mention not to go on a national holiday, particularly the end of Ramadan because every Indonesian is supposed … Continue reading

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Bukkittinggi, Sumatra

Bukit Tinggi (which literally means high hill) is described in the Lonely Planet as the biggest tourist stopover point in west Sumatra….? I think I saw a total of 10 bule (farang) here over the past week….local tourists perhaps…it is … Continue reading

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Pelabuhan Ratu; surf spot and fishing village on the south coast of Java

Palabuhanratu is an isolated fishing village at the south coast of West Java in the Sukabumi Regency, serves as its capital. It is up to 12 hours’ drive fromIndonesia‘s capital Jakarta due to traffic jam in Ciawi, Cicurug, Cibadak and Pelabuhan Ratu gate. wikipedia.com I don’t know about … Continue reading

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