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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 III

Warung Mak Beng. Pantai Sanur.
This place is a legendary I’m telling you. They only sell one menu only fish soup with fried fish and sambal. But always come early in the morning if you still want to get your portion of their menu since they run out very quickly.

Beautiful Sanur Beach early in the morning. I used to live like 10 minutes walk from this beach. Remember those days when I always go there in the weekend.

Bebek Bengil. Padang Tegal, Ubud.
Next up we went little bit further north to Ubud. This place is also some sort of legendary. But in my (ok our opinion, my friend and I) we prefer the traditional Surabaya style fried duck.

But the chicken caesar salad was good.

Sunrise in Sanur Beach. The mountain in the background is Mount Agung, the highest and most active volcano in Bali.

From sunrise to sunset.

Waterblow Nusa Dua. But at the time the current was too low to give us any blow at all. So sorry no pictures of the event but our pictures.

Bale Udang Mang Engking. Jl. Nakula 88 Sunset Road, Kuta.

This type of restaurant is now mushrooming in Indonesia. Usually built with traditional gazebo   urrounding a pond. With a warm ambience, it is very soothing in the middle of busy Denpasar city.

If you sees no food pictures on the night visit. Don’t be afraid, I went there again the next day with a different set of friends. See how much we love the place.

Look at the beautiful array of food. Our favorite was definitely the prawn dish on the right.

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Bali Part II

Bali Part I 







Jakarta Part I

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.

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Bali Part I 







Jakarta Part I