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Sunda Kelapa Harbour

Jakarta… I never really liked Jakarta. I think it’s too hot, dirty, polluted and way to big for me. But I think the 9 million people who live here disagree with me (Amsterdam has 750 thousand inhabitants). Of course it’s good and interesting for my friends to see this metropolis, cause it’s one of a kind in the world. Anyway, we’re not going to spend much time here.

 

We were picked up by a mini van with two drivers. These two drivers will accompany us for three weeks. After dropping our stuff in the hotel, we took a ride through Jakarta. We went to the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. Once this harbour was the most important harbour in Jakarta. Jakarta has its origins in Sunda Kelapa and the village around it. It’s still a working harbour. The typical boats are beautiful and interesting to see, but that’s about it. (Later back home I found out there’s also a fort there, but we didn’t see it).

 

We continued the ride through the slum area and through the villa’s and embassies. It’s hard to believe how extremely rich some people are and how extremely poor most people are in Jakarta.

 

I saw my friends fighting their sleep, we were really tired after the flight. So we end our ride at Tugu Monas (the National Monument Tower) with it’s top plated with 35 kg gold and went back to the hotel.

 

It was a hot day, but in the night we slept very well in the air conditioned 4 stars hotel.

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Sunda Kelapa Harbour
Sunda Kelapa Harbour
Waiting for the mini van
Waiting for the mini van
The mini van that will bring us al…
The mini van that will bring us a…
We have our bikes, Indonesia has i…
We have our bikes, Indonesia has …
Traffic in Jakarta
Traffic in Jakarta
Traffic in Jakarta
Traffic in Jakarta
The Bajaj (read: badyay), little t…
The Bajaj (read: badyay), little …
A slum with a mosque
A slum with a mosque
Slum
Slum
Slum
Slum
Sunda Kelapa
Sunda Kelapa
Sunda Kelapa
Sunda Kelapa
Sunda Kelapa
Sunda Kelapa
Sunda Kelapa
Sunda Kelapa
Tugu Monas with 35 kg gold on top
Tugu Monas with 35 kg gold on top
Monas Park
Monas Park
Jakarta
photo by: cicie