|National Monument (Monas), Jakarta|
It is the city where I grew up…
Still it is where my family and friends are…
|Fatahillah Museum, Old Town, Jakarta|
3. The best time to enjoy Jakarta is during Idul Fitri (Eid al-Fitr) Muslim Holiday when most of Jakartan is away. The city is quiet, less polluted, less traffic and we can see the blue sky!
|Ragusa Ice Cream, @ Jalan Veteran, famous local ice cream shop|
7.Better traffic is expected during school holidays! However in generally, heavy traffic starts anytime from morning to early evening from Monday to Friday.
|Those bikes & Indonesian flags, Segarra beach, Ancol, north Jakarta|
13.Kopi tubruk (black coffee without separating its residue) is still a favorite for many people especially smokers.
14.“I don’t feel well, I have ‘masuk angin’.” Masuk = to get in. Angin = wind. It is the common Indonesian's term for feeling unwell. It is a symptom of getting sick (feeling dizzy, cold like a fever, sick inside stomach, wanting to throw up, having cold sweats).
15.The newly elected Governor and Vice Governor are very supported by the Jakartan. The Governor is recently named Third Best Mayor in the World for 2012 by World Mayor Project.
Lots of jokes about Jakarta…
Kejamnya ibu tiri tak sekejam ibu kota… (ibu: mother. Ibu tiri: step mom. Kota: city. Ibu kota: capital city).
How cruel a step mom is, she is not as cruel as the capital city.