Saturday, June 13, 2009

Day 6, Indonesia

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
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
Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them

Borobudur Temple Compounds
This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha.
Thanks Juned

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

Last stop......Bali

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!!

1 comment:

Marti.k said...

Sandy, other beautiful day with your armchair travelling :) Thanks for it! I especially like postcard of Miniature Park, but Prambanan Temple Compounds is very nice, too. Oh, I'm looking forward to your next day ;-)