Saturday, January 3, 2015

Jakarta 2014

November 2014 was my first time to step on the reddish brown soils of Jakarta, Indonesia.  I traveled there together with my manager from my day job for a 3-day business trip.  I am sharing to you now what I have seen in Jakarta as captured through my sister's Sony digital camera.  Apologizing for some grainy takes. Enjoy.

I did begun collecting souvenir spoons from my travels abroad some few years ago.  The spoon above though, did not go home with me.   
<F.Y.I. - a collector of spoons is called a cochlearist via HERE>

The hotel where we stayed: Swiss-Belhotel in Mangga Besar.

BATIK is the traditional fabric of Indonesia.  It is the country's most developed art form.  The word batik is thought to be derived from the word 'ambatik' which when translated means 'a cloth with little dots'.

J.CO Donuts & Coffee is a lifestyle cafe retailer in Indonesia specializing indonuts, coffee and frozen yogurt. J.CO began trading in June, 2005 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

SENSE Jakarta Restuartant is a dining theater located at the fifth floor of Mangga Dua Square. Sense offers fine dining experience coupled with unlimited entertainment.

This seems to be a wall of fame for international artists from other parts of Asia like Taiwan (Ella, Jerry Yan), Japan and even Philippines (Christina Bautista), who, I would assume, may have performed at Sense Restaurant.

A view of Jakarta from our hotel room.

Eating my favorite OREOLOGY at J.Co.  I tried on COCO LOCO and I went indeed loco!  Though the same donuts are being sold here in J.Co Philippines but Jakarta's version are superb, maybe because they're the origin.

I love to shop at Mangga Dua Square.  Such a huge shopping destination.

A photo of my favorite Taiwanese actor: JERRY YAN! at Sense Restaurant.

Live in style, everyday!