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Indonesia March – May 2012 : Jakarta Part II

Finally my last post about Indonesia 2012. And I managed this before we are going to Indonesia next month. Seeing all the pictures, reliving all the good memories. I’m ready to go back! Indonesia wait for us.

This is a picture of Jakarta skyline taken from a high storey mall.  Pretty fog? NOT! It is the air pollution.

Per entering the highway, I was shocked as to what is this guy doing in the middle of the car queque. Apparently he was selling automatic toll card, as they are socializing on using the card. But from my friend I heard it is still somewhat useless to use the automatic card since sometimes it doesnt work, the system is down etc. But nice try nevertheless.

Honeymoon Dessert. Mall Kelapa Gading 3. Jl. Boulevard Raya Kelapa Gading, Jakarta

Pancake? Yummy. How about Durian Pancake? Still Yummy.

Sari Ratu Restaurant Padang. Plaza Senayan 3F Unit 338C. Jl. Asia Afrika no. 8 Senayan, Jakarta.

Not one of the cheapest Nasi Padang, but it was finger licking good.

Eat & Eat Mall Kelapa Gading. Jl. Raya Boulevard Kelapa Gading, Jakarta.

This was the third time I’ve been to Eat & Eat. Do I like it so much that I went more than once. Well they are convinient when you want to meet many people because there are many dishes to choose from.

Miki Ojisan No Mise. Pondok Indah Mall 2 Jl. Metro Pondok Indah, Jakarta.

Red velvet cake or rainbow cake? These are one of the best I’ve tasted so far.

The market at your front door?

I showed these pictures to my cats but they weren’t impressed.

You could also order what you want for the next day  via sms.

Indonesia March – May 2012 : Bali Part II

I’m almost going there again and my blog about last travel was not complete yet. Eeek bear with me I’m almost there. So where were we.

One of the most cliche tourist spot in Bali, Kuta Beach. You can avoid it if you don’t like crowded place but if it’s your first time I think you have to go there just to find out why is this one of the most popular beach in Bali.

Nasi Pedas Bu Andika. Jl. Raya Kuta Gg. Kubu no. 120 C (In Front of Supernova Supermarket)
If you don’t like anything super HOT. Don’t go there. The name of the food stall reveals it all. Nasi = Rice, Pedas = Hot, Bu Andika = Mrs. Andika.

Upon arriving you will be greeted with an array of side dishes that you can choose yourself to accompany your rice. It is only fair that every side dishes has it’s own price, thus the more side dishes you choose the more price you need to pay later. And big piece of meat/chicken of course would always be more expensive than a portion of stir fried tofu for example.

My friend Ferli is an avid street photographer. So one late afternoon I decided to follow him and his brother around to Pasar Badung. It is the main market in Denpasar and Bali. I don’t think I would ever be a good street photographer though. Because I was more interested in the food and buying them than photographing things that going on around the market.

When you go to this market. You are either an end customer or a reseller. But even if you are an end customer I bet you would need these girls to carry your shopping around. They will follow you while you make your purchase. And when you finish they would load it into your car. How convinient. But I’m amazed at their ability to carry kilograms of stuff on their heads. Thing that I would never be able to do.

But these bamboo baskets are holding an important role in the market. As you can see they are also used as container for the seller to put their wares.

Eeeeh the tray of eggs on the left looks very risky.

Janur or young coconut leaves is one staple needs of people in Bali. As the majority of the population are Hindu therefore they need this to make their beautiful offerings.

These are one of daily offerings made from janur and colourful flowers.

Young and old are all working in the market.

And how they are so creative in using their motorbike.

Ha probably the whole kiosk was on that motorbike.

My friend and his beautiful family.

Want to see other parts of my journey. Click here

Bali Part I 

Surabaya

Malang

Madura

Gresik

Semarang

Bandung

Jakarta Part I

This & That : What Happens in Indonesia, Bring It to Holland

Well or not because the rule is always, you can’t have everything you want. Or some things are better be somewhere else and you can enjoy it while you are there.

I love karaoke! And I went like dozens time when I was in Indonesia. There you could go easily to a karaoke place, choose the room size you want and for how many hours and then just sing to whatever your heart content. And bring many friends because the more the merrier.

Since there is no such karaoke place here in Holland, or at least none of those Asian type of karaoke place so we bought a karaoke machine and I could sing to whatever the youtube provides me. Well most of the time it is me and friends who are going crazy for it. Peter and other Dutch just happily watch from far away. Haha. Other cultural differences between Asian (Indonesian) and Westerner (Dutch). Who knew Indonesian could be so extrovert inside the karaoke room.

PS: in all photos ignore my fat chubby face, I gained what look like more than 5kg (GASP) in 2 months I was. Blame it totally on the delicious Indonesian food.

Oh also that most photos were made with pocket cam so don’t judge 🙂

You could even order food and drinks to your room if you want. Whoa!

And our karaoke at home. See my face has lost some (Yeah Some) of it’s chubbines. Wish me luck on my way to shed this holiday bulge.

This is one of many culprits of chubby face. Food cart coming directly in front of your house. Sigh but really I wish we had this here.

If that’s not enough, you could even have those food delivered to the comfort of your very own home. Just sms or call and voila they are on the table. I even went as far as delivery order the McDonalds hahaha just because I can!

While I was in Surabaya I learned how to make fondant figurine from a dear friend, Mae from DapurMae. We have known each other way back then when we started foodblog. It turned out she is as talented as food photographer and as cake maker. I adore her creations so an afternoon class was in order.

This was at the end of class where we made one of her assistant took a picture as if we were still doing the lesson, you could basically see we were about to burst in laughter for our fake action.

My creations 🙂 guess who they are?

And this little naughty number I made for a certain bachelorette party for a certain friend. 😉 So how did I do?

Other thing that amazes me but couldn’t take to Hollland were the gigantic malls I found in big cities like Jakarta or Surabaya. It is common to find a mall that is more than 5 storeys high. Also if they have Plaza I it is likely that adjacent to it there would be Plaza II, III, some even up until V. You could find pretty much the whole city centre inside and probably even more. Many kinds of shops (clothing, electronics, homewares etc), karaoke place, food court, playzone, cinema.

And even a HUGE skating ring.

One more thing I wanted to take to Holland was a scooter that could ride onto a normal street. As you know scooter here could do minimum things.

Mind you after 5 years of not riding the scooter I braved myself to ride it again because my friend behind me couldn’t ride this automatic one. And haha after 5 years I didn’t forget anything.

But eh my scooter costume was not up to the Indonesian standard yet because there usually you have to wear hand gloves and socks. If you think those are for protection then you are wrong. We wear those there more because we do not want to get tan or even worse stripey tan like what I got because of the shape of my sandals.

Happy Friday! Also Ramadhan Mubarak for my fellow moslem all around the globe!