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Jakarta Toward Indonesian Cultural Center

2013 has passed, now 2014 is coming.  If you visited Jakarta when New Year Eve and join Indonesian people at Hotel Indonesia Round About (Bundaran Hotel Indonesia), you would see  fanfare Jakartans coming from...

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Macan Island, The Eco-Tourism Island

Escape the big city madness for a stress-relieving gateway in the seclusion of the eco-friendly Macan (Tiger) Island, where warm seas give way to sandy shores, just a short trip from Indonesia’s sprawling capital....

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The Wayang Museum in Jakarta

This puppet museum has one of the best collections of wayang puppets in Java and its dusty cabinets are full of multitude of characters. The collections includes puppets from not only Indonesia but also...

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History of Old City, Jakarta

Kota Tua, Jakarta is an area of Dutch colonization inheritance which was well-known as Batavia in the 17th century. At Kota Tua area you can see old buildings with architecture style influenced by the...

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Ondel-ondel as Betawi Icon

The Betawi (Orang Betawi, or “people of Batavia”) are the descendants of the people living around Batavia (or Jakarta) from around the 17th century. The Betawis are mostly descended from various Southeast Asian ethnic...