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hmmm ... well reading about Jakarta , hearing the people talking about it....it is like the number one place in the world to avoid.-traffic jam , criminality , .... But as I am a brave person I convinced my friends and the three of us went for two nights. At first I had to admit the city isn't very friendly. The traffic is noisy , stinky (what do they put into these things?)... and you feel unsafe because al the warnings.

But the second day , we did have fun , we like the old remains of the dutch period and we met Arie and dika - and the city revealed itself.

I will always remember our birthday celebration in the Batavia cafe.... I'll explain in the tips. *big smile* and I took home the Baton-east in the wrong direction. haha

Well at the end our time spend in Jakarta was to short. (july 2003)

Januari 2004!

So we went back to see some more of this megapolis...
We didn't get bored...Even this time we where short in time and missed out some things.

Jakarta , I'l be back again.

  • Last visit to Jakarta: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 7, 2004
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  • Oct 2, 2007 at 7:30 PM

    I think your friend was having a joke on you.. those are deep fried eels. :D Padang is a predominantly Muslim region and reptiles aren't considered 'halal' (kosher)..

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    Apr 1, 2007 at 2:22 PM

    Great page on Jakarta!

  • meiyergani's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2007 at 9:38 PM

    Hi.. great pictures, I were in Ragunan Zoo in 2000, when albino tiger attack by Fatal Feline Parvovirus... good to know that it is not Padang Food Fried Gecko it was a kind of fresh water fish: a deep FRIED EEL

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    Nov 20, 2006 at 7:33 AM

    Great Place, Great Atmosphere, a must see indeed.. but.. don't go for the "bitterballen".... ;-)

  • Oct 3, 2006 at 6:49 AM

    Lovely page, Nikos

  • spacefacecara's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2006 at 2:52 PM

    Nice pages + recognisable stories ;o) e.g. the baked lungs! I'm Indonesian born and living in Antwerp (now Klein-Willebroek) so my Indonesian wasn't good as a teen. I only discovered after eating it that 'paru' is Indonesian for LUNG! ;oO Groetjes, Cara

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    Apr 19, 2006 at 11:46 PM

    Jakarta, just a fly dream away, and here with your great VT admidsss, did you ever heard about the Nyai Setomi at Solo, the "sister" of Si Jagur? ... greetzzz RoyJava

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    Jan 9, 2006 at 4:41 AM

    there's a new resto called lara jonggrang nearby oasis [in jalan cik di tiro]. axel, esmeralda, nicholas and i had tried .... nice, romantic but .... spooky!!!!! it used to be a hospital ......

  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2005 at 10:45 AM

    Eels don't have leggs and arms. Believe me! ;-)

  • Dec 30, 2005 at 9:40 AM

    i'm afraid you've been punk'd. those are not geckos, but they're deep fried eels with chilli. :)


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