Ooops, there are absolutely no flights to Singapore right now, so we are going to Jakarta( in the Republic of Indonesia, a transcontinental country in Southeast Asia and Oceania) instead.....hope you are not too disappointed.....after all like Scarlett would say..."tomorrow is another day"...
Did you know that Indonesia
- comprises 17,508 islands,
- has an estimated population of around 237 million people
- is the world's fourth most populous country, and
- has the largest Muslim population in the world??
Okay, we obviously will not be viisiting all 17 508 islands so we will drive around Jakarta and pop in to a few other places of interest in the country...
The National Museum of Indonesia (Indonesian: Museum Nasional, sometimes referred to as Museum Gajah) is an archeological, historical, ethnological, and geographical museum located in Jakarta.
Istana Negara on Merdeka Street in Central Jakarta is a palace complex....
btw, did you know that when the flag is raised outside any palace it means that the monarch is actually there at that moment in time?
Taman Mini Indonesia or Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park is a cultural recreation park in east Jakarta. Its pavilions display clothing, architecture, traditions and dances, as seen in the 26 provinces of Indonesia.
How about visiting some other places of interest on other islands in the country?
Our favourite visits....UNESCO world heritage sites
Prambanan Temple Compounds
|Borobudur Temple Compounds|
Thanks Juned http://www.postcrossing.com/user/si_uned
Some island hopping??? Let's go....
Ambon Island is part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. The island has an area of 775 km2 (299 sq mi), and is mountainous, well watered, and fertile.
Lake Singkarak (Indonesian: Danau Singkarak) is a lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia
Oh, wow, a television ...sorry we will have to stop here for now so that I can watch my team, South Africa, thrash the West Indies en route to the semi finals of the T20 Cricket World Cup....go Proteas!!