Saturday, 22 April 2017

Jakarta Journal

Last month I got an opportunity to travel to Jakarta, Indonesia. We landed on a Saturday night and we went around the city on Sunday. 

We started our day by visiting the National Monument which is built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. 

National Monument is surrounded by several small shops, a perfect place to buy souvenirs!! 

These prints are cool, aren't they?

All set to go...!
From there, we headed to the Jakarta Historical Museum. It included items from the prehistory period of the city. However, everything was written in local language. So found it a little difficult to understand. 

Right next to the Jakarta Historical Museum, there are two other museums. Out of them Wayang Museum displays the Javan puppetry. However, due to lack of proper research from our side and language constraints, we missed it. We knew there is a puppet museum; but failed to know that Wayang means puppets!!!

These neon colored cycles were available on hourly rent. Riding it around with the hat was fun! Any guesses on which color cycle we hired? :P

Our last stop for the day was Ancol beach, after doing some shopping at ITC Mangga Dua. We reached during sunset and had a good time enjoying the hues of sky.  
We also took a boat ride. The cold breeze was a treat for the scorching heat we were subjected to. 

Peek-a-boo with the sunshine!

Love locks - But this was not in use anymore

Some loud music and dancing session was in progress.

A restaurant surrounded by water!

We were tiered as the darkness enveloped us. But, we kick started the trip with a bang, I guess!