Friday, May 9, 2014

Jakarta, Indonesia.

Hello there,
just another entry about travel.

A year ago, I went to Indonesia with my family and relatives. My mother and aunty were so excited for this trip. It was actually their idea to visit Indonesia. I was trying to recall what we did on the trip but I couldn't remember it in detail. Oh, well.

We flew with Air Asia from Kota Kinabalu to Jakarta and arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at almost midnight. Upon our arrival at the airport, we had to wait for about half an hour until the immigration line was clear. Whilst waiting, I took some pictures of my relatives. It was wonderful to have them along on this trip.

The two little boys are my cousins and both of them are siblings. I love having these munchkins on the trip! It was more fun having them along. We were staying at Ibis Mangga Dua Hotel. If you google it, there are three Ibis Hotel in Indonesia located at three different places. My suggestion would be the one that is located at Mangga Dua. The hotel was clean and close to shopping malls.

We started to explore the city on our second day in Jakarta. Tatang, a generous and friendly man, was our tour guide throughout this trip. The city was crowded and traffic was everywhere. However, it didn't stop us from discovering Jakarta. Our first stop was Taman Mini Indonesia Indah located in East Jakarta. This park was built to present Indonesia in a small scale. I thought the idea was brilliant because through this park we had a chance to learn about Indonesian culture, their traditional clothes, dances and so forth.

What I love the most about Indonesia is definitely the food. We had Nasi Padang for lunch almost everyday and it was delicious. We also went to Monas and took pictures there. The building reminds me of Menara Kuala Lumpur somehow.

My most favourite part has to be visiting Rock Shop Hard Rock Cafe. Since I like to travel a lot, collecting Hard Rock t-shirt is a must for me. If you are one of the Hard Rock t-shirt collectors, then don't forget to visit the shop at Plaza Indonesia EX. We also went to fX Sudirman mall located at Senayan, Jakarta.

These pictures were taken during our last day in Jakarta. But the holiday wasn't over yet, we spent the next three days in Bandung. On our way to Bandung, Tatang also took us to Taman Safari Indonesia. The munchkins were enjoying it so much. It was definitely a fun experience.

In Bandung, we continued our exploration and visited Tangkuban Parahu. It took me awhile to pronounce the name correctly. One more thing I like about Indonesia is you can even find a mosque at the top of this volcano. Another great place to visit in Bandung is Trans Studio Bandung. If you are an adrenaline junkie, then this place definitely suits you. Unfortunately, I didn't take a lot of pictures while we were in Bandung. We spent most of our time in Bandung shopping.

Overall, it was a fun trip.
There is something about Indonesia that attracts my attention to explore the country more. I'd also like to visit Bali someday. Insha'Allah.

Till then,
good night.

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