A Little Trip to Old Jakarta

A Little Trip to Old Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia (B)

Have you ever visited a place where you actually didn’t plan to visit, but you end up being grateful for your unplanned decision? I did, and here is the story.

On one fine day in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, shortly after having breakfast, I, hubby and my sister marched to Indonesia National Monument aka MONAS. The Indonesia National Monument is a tower and museum, and it is the landmark of the capital. MONAS located in the Merdeka Square, central Jakarta. We took a ride with a taxi heading to Monas. I could see how beautiful the sky was. The distance of the hotel and the Monument are not far, and the traffic surprisingly went smooth because of the peak time of traffic jam has finished. I was relieved we didn’t lock in the traffic jam.

When we arrived at the park of the Monument we noticed right away the gate to the monument was locked. Soon we realize the Monument was closed. Despite the fact that we’re lucky enough to get through the traffic, we’re not that fortune on our visit to the Monument. It was my mistake I should say, I didn’t check the opening hour. The disappointment gently rose in my heart. I was so enthusiast to show my hubby the monument and had a plan to go to the top of the monument. Overlooking the metropolic Jakarta city must be spectacular! Seems like my plan failed to reach the goal. Oh no! Now, where will I bring my hubby in this hectic city? I mean, we’ve been adventuring the modern side of Jakarta days before (various luxurious Malls). At that very moment, we simply want to see the other side of Jakarta, some historical sites that perhaps help us to aknowledge more about the rich history of this city. A quick think resulting of one particular site worth to visit and it was written in my head right away. “Let’s go to The Old Town Jakarta!” I said.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Little Trip to Old Jakarta
Guide Location: Indonesia » Jakarta
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Rosalina Sahetapy
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.ochalina.com/a-little-trip-to-old-jakarta/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Indonesia National Monument
  • Merdeka Square
  • The Fatahillah Square
  • Jakarta History Museum
  • Museum Wayang
  • Museum of Fine Art and Ceramics
  • Batavia Cafe

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