Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Downtown - Hotel Indonesia
Here I just want to show Hotel Indonesia (right) and the waving statue (left) across it. Hotel Indonesia was the very first hotel built in Jakarta during the era of our first president, Soekarno. They are currently working on some refinements to the building, although the basic architechture is not allowed to be changed for the sake of its history. If you look closely, you'll see a poster pasted on the hotel. That's a picture of how the building will look like after the reconstruction. Two high towers will be added and the hotel name will be changed into Grand Indonesia.
I don't know much about the statue, though. It's just interesting to see them waving like that. Hi, welcome to Jakarta! Oh, and there's our policeman with his mask and helmet again :)