Friday, June 30, 2006


Ojeg is one of our public transportation. Yes, you can get around Jakarta much faster with motorcycles. You could go through narrow alleys and avoid the traffic jams! Those guys are sitting there waiting for customers. They charge more than busses but sometimes it's worth your time.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dry Cleaner

I rarely go and do my laundry in a dry cleaner place unless it's a very delicate fabric which needs special treatment. This is one of the price list. The cost varies in different places, but somewhat on the same range. (US$1.00 = Rp 9400)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Water Fun

This is a great place to bring your kids. The front part is very shallow, while at the back they have swimming pool as well. It's called Alam Sutera Family Park and located in Tangerang, which is not that far from Jakarta. And you can get there faster by using the toll way.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Street Vendor

this is probably the most popular street food vendor in indonesia, selling meatball soup. it serves with rice clear noodles or the yellow noodle or sometimes both, in a clear broth soup. they can be found on the streets, travelling from one alley to another, or parked near the office buildings, school areas, etc. recently, there was a local tv program broadcasting a rumor that they made the meatballs out of rat's meat. soon, people were avoiding to buy these meatball soups from the vendors, creating protests from the sellers. of course, noone really knows if it's true or not, but soon after, city officials & local celebrities worked on a campaign by consuming the meatball soup from the street vendors to show that the info was just nothing but destructive rumor. thanks for the welcome greeting from the daily photo family! this will be my premier posting and it's been an honor to be invited. i hope i won't disappoint you.. ;)

Monday, June 26, 2006

Another Warung

Here's another look at our warung rokok (cigarette kiosk).

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Weekend Treat

Went to Cilandak Town Square on the weekend. Baskin Robbins is my daughter's favorite stop for ice cream, located just below the Matahari (which means Sun) Dept. Store.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


I saw a few kids riding a Delman with wearing traditional outfits. It must be one of the school activities.

Friday, June 23, 2006


In the morning, these carts are filled with fresh bread. They sell the bread door to door. There are different types of bakeries that use carts like these, and they have different sounds coming out of their small speaker. So, if you hear your favorite bread pass by, just run out to the front porch and call the 'tukang roti' (the bread seller). A friend of mine, Slesta, will be joining Jakarta Daily Photo soon and going to occassionaly post her fabulous shots of Jakarta. Thanks, Slesta!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Bye Bye Classroom

I've posted window number four before, on my daughter's birthday. She's now moved from playgroup to prep junior class. So she'll be in a different class next month and start her new school year. Seems like a tiny step, but she's achieved so much. Amazes me everyday :)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


This is a board used for traditional Indonesian game called Congklak. We use sea shells to play it. Unfortunately there were no shells on that board when I took the picture. I used to play this a lot when I was a kid. And still enjoying it today :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

At work

Yes, this is at the office. I'm lucky to work in a very green place with nice a garden like this one :) There's a bench where we can sit and have our lunch while looking at the water. But of course that has never happened due to the piles of work on our desks! So, walking pass it is good enough for me.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sate Ayam

Sate Ayam = Chicken Satay, is another one of my favorite food! I know the smoke coming out of the grill can be unpleasant, but this is the best chicken satay in Pondok Indah, an area in south Jakarta.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


A quite unusual sight of road in Jakarta. This was taken early in the morning. It'll be packed during rush hour.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Wooden Doll

I've posted a Javanese wooden doll picture before, and here's another one. He's a wayang (puppet show) character, but I'm not sure which one. Perhaps my fellow Indonesians out there could help remind me. The red rounded shape thing on the upper right is a bag. I think it's really cute :)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Door Bell

No, it's not a traditional Indonesian door bell. I was just visiting my mom's house and took a picture of her front door. I kinda like her door bell :)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Telepon Umum

Telepon umum = Public Telephone. With cellphones spreading rapidly like a disease, I'm not quite sure if people still use these public phones. Many of them are broken, but for some reason no one bothers to fix or detach them from the walls.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Some trees (pohon) along the streets of Jakarta are painted white to avoid cars crashing into them at night. We do have street lamps, but sometimes some of the lamps are not working or not bright enough.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


I saw these flowers on my way home yesterday. Don't know the name, but I like them. And I just realized after I posted this that there's a tiny rose at the bottom right.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Star Shaped Warung

Here's one of our warung (small kiosk). Unfortunately it was closed when I took a picture of it. This one has a shape of Star Mild, a local cigarette brand. There are other interesting shapes taken from famous cigarettes brand, because this type of warung mostly sells cigarettes.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

ATM Machines

These are atm machines in one of the malls. Most of our malls have an atm center like this. Nowadays we can pay our bills via the atm (or internet, or cellphones, any other new technology I don't know about?). No doubt of the convenience, but I personally prefer paying my bills at the counter so I could get proper receipts with stamps and all :) Guess I am a bit conservative...

Saturday, June 10, 2006

World Cup

Most of Jakartans are big fans of soccer and they are all celebrating the world cup. You can see many places around Jakarta, such as restaurants, supermarkets, malls, etc are using the world cup as a theme. I took this picture one afternoon, where the locals were playing soccer on the field near my house. Have fun with the world cup to all of you soccer fans out there! Apologies for not posting these couple of days, I've been sick at home.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Talk about over protective, eh? Well, there are still many houses in Jakarta that look like this one. They built high walls, barb wires or crossed wooden fence to avoid any trespassing.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

My Alarm Clock

This is the top of a small mosque. The speaker faced directly to my house and contributes a great deal in waking me up at 4:30 am every morning. Moslems' first pray time of the day starts just before dawn at the sound of Azaan. Non moslems will probably feel uncomfortable staying at my place, because this speaker is really loud. It's loud five times a day and the whole morning during weekends.

Monday, June 05, 2006

By The River

I took this picture to show you the small huts by the river. People are living behind that bigger building, cramped inside a tiny space with views of a dirty river. Sad, really.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Restoran Padang - Inside

Remember this post? This is how it looks inside. You can see how they arrange the plates with all kinds of food. Those things lined up on the left side are crunchy kerupuk which goes delicious with the spicy Padang food :) Ok, you all know by now that I'm a spicy food lover!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Es Doger

I'm in the mood of posting food pictures these days. So bear with me :) Es Doger is a dessert contains Indonesian fruits such as nangka, avocado, coconut, and tapioca mixed with ice and condensed milk. Tastes very sweet. The pink color comes from pink jello and syrup.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Snacks - Lemper and Risoles

Mmh...these are our snacks! Lemper (left), Risoles (right), and green chilly we call 'cabe rawit'. Lemper is a steamed sticky rice with shredded chicken meat inside and covered with banana leaves. Risoles is a mix of flour, butter and eggs which can be stuffed with chicken ragout or vegetables, covered with bread crumbs and deeply fried in oil. I love to eat them with a bite of crunchy 'cabe rawit'. Very spicy!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

DP Theme: Parking Charges

Our parking charges are different everywhere. I'm not really sure how they categorize it. In large buildings and malls we have this secure parking you see on the picture, while the small areas have 'tukang parkir' which is a couple of guys who will help you park your car with a charge of 500 to 1000 rupiahs per car, not based on hours. Some of tukang parkir work on their own and not under any company. Just behind that sign is a booth where a parking officer will hand us our ticket. Some places require you to get the ticket at the entrance and pay later when you return the ticket at the exit booth. And some places work the other way around. It's just different procedures everywhere. But then again, you'll get used to it :) Oh, and don't lose the ticket, otherwise you'll get a fine! Please visit other Daily Photo blogs on the right side of this page to see parking charges in their cities. ($US 1.00 = +/- Rp 9,000,-)

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