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Planetarium Jakarta: Old-school Stargazing And Skywatching

Michael Sy A Foek | September 27, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

Having finished visiting the Museum Taman Prasasti in Central Jakarta, we went to Taman Ismail Marzuki to see if we could get tickets for the more »

Museum Taman Prasasti: A Little Known Historical Pearl

Michael Sy A Foek | September 22, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

A few weeks ago I decided to go to the Museum Taman Prasasti on a whim. Little did I know that this turned out to more »

Long-distance Train Travel In Indonesia

Michael Sy A Foek | July 6, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java, Malang, Yogyakarta

Earlier in the month of May 2015 I experienced my first long-distance train travel in Indonesia. And it was so fun! I would highly more »

The Struggling Heritage Of Kota Tua In Jakarta

Michael Sy A Foek | July 6, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

Kota Tua, or Old Town, is Jakarta’s equivalent to an historical heart found in various other cities around the world. It’s one of the more »

Museum Bank Indonesia: A Modern Museum In An Old Town

Michael Sy A Foek | July 6, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

In case you did not satisfy your banking museum thirst, there is another museum a few steps north from more »

Around Museum Bank Mandiri In Jakarta

Michael Sy A Foek | July 6, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

On a windy and cloudy Sunday I took a trip to northern Jakarta. My destination was an area known as Kota Tua, which translates to more »

Bird-Watching In Taman Burung In Jakarta

Michael Sy A Foek | July 5, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

Taman Burung, which basically means Bird Park in Indonesian, is a park set within Taman Mini. There are several parks in Taman Mini for which you have more »

The Culture-Themed Park Of Taman Mini (TMII)

Michael Sy A Foek | July 5, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

If you happen to be in Indonesia, and more specifically Jakarta, and you do not have the time to explore the rest of the country more »

An Impression Of The National Monument In Jakarta (Monas)

Michael Sy A Foek | July 5, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

A few weeks ago I made a trip to the Monas (Monumen Nasional), a monument honoring Indonesia’s struggle for independence, and which is located in more »

Sightseeing The National Museum Of Indonesia In Jakarta

Michael Sy A Foek | July 4, 2015 | Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

As a long time resident of Jakarta, I am ashamed to admit that it took me very long to have finally visited the National Museum of more »