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Jakarta, is capital of Indonesia which previously named Batavia.

 

Like other capital city, Jakarta just like wall mart; any kind of things are available; just depend on your money and way of life.

It’s been 12 years I was digging this unique town, and I found it’s getting interesting and become one of city I love most (the other are Bali and Tokyo). Why? Cause this city so complicated but there easiness inside; just like green tea 🙂

 

Once upon a time, I was sitting by the old lady whom told be about the old Batavia:

“Putu, it was rice field anywhere: along Kuningan and Gatot Subroto street, also where all those exclusive sky scrapers build was rice field. And someone told me, that someday Batavia gonna be city of light; there no more rice field… But a never sleep city.”

 

What she told me are very true, cause I couldn’t see rice field anymore (today, 3rd of august 2013) and Jakarta is full of light.

 

Jakarta recently is different with the old days, it’s full of challenge now. On daily basis, everybody wake up early – hurry for the deadline – lunch fast – hurry for the train – back home late night – full of tiredness; but today I just feel so different…. Might be because Idul Fitri holidays (1 week day off) just started.

 

This morning I walked out and faced the empty street; just one or two walker… The air so fresh… I could breath freely… I don’t have deadline to catch up… I can walked or drove anywhere without facing any traffic jam. What a lovely Jakarta.

 

Enjoy! 🙂

 

-putu-

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