Exploring Kota Tua or Old Batavia, the heritage site located between North and West Jakarta - continue with cocktail and light snacking session at Segara Beach Club is actually a great idea for tourists coming to Jakarta for couple of days visit or local people that always wanted to do something different, relaxing and easy. This idea came up from my girl Rike, she was so bored of going to the malls and doing the same weekend routines,
wonder what else to do. Thousand island or Pulau 1000, Puncak, Bogor, Ujung Kulon, Bandung, Pangandaran beach are just few of getaway destinations you can visit in the weekend. But have you ever imagine how it will be so nice if only this city has one or two big parks where people can bring their family to chill and play, relax, read books and eat hot dogs on the grass ?Take busway from Blok M to Kota Tua, or drive all the way to Kota Tua, start your tour from Bank Indonesia museum, Bank Mandiri museum, Fatahillah square, Wayang museum, Toko Merah, Stasiun Jakarta Kota, the port of Sunda Kelapa, Maritime museum, fish market, lunch at Café Batavia, then drive to China town. I found it still nice to walk around the Fatahillah square, watching some happy faces riding bicycle, local tour guides and tourists, some pretty girls dressed up very nice posing against the old building and photographers carrying their SLR cameras trying to capture every single beautiful moments, angle, people and movements, street vendors selling various items from traditional food ( kerak telor, otak-otak goreng, ketoprak and many more) , sunglasses, tshirts, paintings, etc.
The rumour has it that sometime around August and September this year, the government plans to hold a three-weeks festival in Kota Tua to attract more visitors. Not only festival, Jokowi as the governor announced at least Rp 150 billion to revitalize Kota Tua area. Let's hope they will really fix Kota Tua since this place promising good opportunities for tourism industry in Jakarta.
|Cultural dinner for APEC 2013 at Bank Indonesia Museum|
|Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa|
|Sunda Kelapa Harbour... A must visit place in Jakarta|
|Stasiun Jakarta Kota, was built in 1870|
|Batavia Orgy & Poffertjes ( Cafe Batavia )|
|martini, french fries and illusion at Segarra Beach Club|
|Having cocktails, girl talk, while watching the sunset at Segarra Beach Club. Loving the easy weekend.|
|Meet the gorgeous Rike Rivanny.|