On March 12, we as 3N-Team had our 2nd trip to Jakarta. Before I typed about the details, I’d like to introduce first who is 3N-Team. 3N-Team consist of my work colleagues (Me, Eha, Dimas and 2 thailand people Somkid & Charin). Why I named it 3N-Team, because we came from “3 different chamber under 1 roof (Trade, Manufacture, Technical)”.. Ahahaha :D
Anyhow, we already had our 1st trip before on last February 2013. We went to Bogor around 2 days. The theme was “Back to Nature”, we’ve been enjoyed very cool panoramas out there (Cigamea Waterfall, Cipanas Thermal Bath). You can see ‘em in my flickr :)
But in this post, i showed you the details of our 2nd trip to Jakarta. Check ‘em out :
1# National Monument – MONAS (Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta)
At first, we had breakfast at D’7uan Rest Area KM42. After arrived at Monas, we shot photos and briefly-looked on Indonesia’s Historical Dioramas. There were so many dioramas in 3D and 4D. All of them captured us about the milestone to achieve Independence of Indonesia. Among those dioramas, I can only remembered 2 of it, Digul and Stovia (Medical School). Because the subjects were very catchy to be kept in my memoir, hehehe :P … But unfortunately, after spent time with so many dioramas, we can’t get up on Monas Golden’s peak, because the queue line was already over limit at that time, very crowded, huh..
2# MESJID ISTIQLAL (Central Jakarta)
One of the biggest mosque around the world. We just spent time there to pray (Sholat Zuhur) and take a break for a while. I love this mosque so much, because the cozy atmosphere made me want to spent more time there just to read Al-Quran but I can’t (time passed).. It was the first time for Somkid-san visiting and praying in mesjid Istiqlal. But for Charin, it was his 2nd time..
3# RAGUSA Indonesian-Italian Ice Cream Cafe (Veteran, Central Jakarta)
We just curious to check it whether the place and menus yummy or not based on the TV’s advertising. So, we ordered Banana Split, Tutti Fruti and Mixed. We enjoy our yummy ice cream eventhough the atmosphere were so crowded and lil bit not comfy. Due to so many customers were coming at that time. Aahahahaha.
4# PASARAYA (Blok M Mall, South Jakarta)
We went there to help Somkid-san and Charin-san looking for some Indonesian Handicrafts as souvenirs to bring back to Thailand, because this month is the last working days for them after one-year-contract. There were so many beautiful handicrafts on the 3rd floor, started from painting, traditional musical instruments, porcelain, batik and so on.. After that, we went to the 1st floor to find something to eat. And we found Indonesian traditional food festival. So we ordered Kolak Durian Medan, Kerak Telor and Tahu Gejerot (very yummy). Anyway, the one thing that I love so much from Pasaraya is the mosque itself “Masjid Al-Latief”. That’s the most comfy mosque in Jakarta’s big mall compare to others which some of them are located in basement.. This mosque is located in 5th floor, very clean and neat, spacious, good interior design and management. If praying time is coming, there will be mu’azin and imam who standby with a good Qur’an pronounciation (fasih). Nice!
5# SANTIKA SEAFOOD (Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta)
The last location, we decided to have dinner with seafood menus at Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta Utara. It’s just an outdoor restaurant with big tent only. But the restaurant had so many customers, due to the food-taste were also delicious. Our menus for dinner were same as last time, the special one was Grilled Baronang Fish with Saus Rica-Rica. Very Yummy!
Finally, we headed back to Purwakarta at 09.00 PM. What a worth trip! Very nice, sukoi ne.. Thanks for those moments, alhamdulillah :)