through gus' lenses

indonesia (jakarta): day 1 & 2 June 13, 2009

23 may 2009 – my colleague & i travelled to indonesia for a much needed 1-week break.


we arrived at soekarno-hatta international airport around midnight and immediately hailed a bluebird cab (97,000 rupiah) to ibis mangga dua hotel (400,000 rupiah per night). after checking in, we had supper and then went off to bed.


24 may 2009 – the next day, we walked over to pasar pagi behind our hotel to grab breakfast.

i had a bowl of yummy seafood tom yam (20,000 rupiah) while my colleague had a plate of fried rice.
then, we took an angkut (similar version of our bas mini, 2,500 rupiah) to our next destination. while waiting for the angkut, i took a picture of a nicely decorated bajaj (auto rickshaw).
ancol dreamland amusement park (entrance fee, 12,000 rupiah)
art market
art exhibition
artist at work





fantasy world – picture taken from the ferris wheel (entrance fee, 120,000 rupiah, inclusive of all rides)
lim & i
closer look of the adrenaline junkies hanging upside down from the tornado
inside the tilting house
lim dared me to take the roller coaster ride with her, complete with a 360-degree turn and corkscrew. i did it… with my eyes shut. don’t judge me! other rides which we did were the pirate boat swing, bumper cars, puppet castle, including queueing up around 1-hour for the simulator theatre.
ended the day with a local brew (24,000 rupiah). perfect.