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Bekam- Traditional act of removing toxin from the body
The mosquitoes having a fest on my flesh, it was unbearably annoying trying to sleep in Kresna Hostel. For the price of basic room on ground floor and outside dingy and grimy toilet, I can’t complain. I left the hostel walking towards Gambir train station leaving for Bogor. I was warned to take it outside peak rush hour as it can be overly crowded, Bogor is one hour south of Jakarta therefore it is commuting town between Jakarta.

From Bogor train station first I took Angkot (green minivan) without me saying anything to the driver where I was heading. Stupid of me assuming all the Angkot would be heading towards the same final destination which would be the main town area. It’s pretty common everywhere that the public transport bringing passenger from main train station to other main spot.
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botanical Garden- Kebun Raya
But this angkot brought me and the rest of picked-up passengers to housing area named Taman Cimanggi (cimanggi park). I overheard the driver shouting to passerbies he’s going to Taman(park) made me assuming it must be the famous botanical park. Dumbfounded until it dropped all the students back from school to their housing estate, I was driven back to the train station haha. All this happened simply because I haven’t looked at the town map I had stored in my netbook ( I know I should have it printed) that the famous Botanical Garden just 15 minutes walk around the corner. But I took this as a sight to explore by snapping pictures all along. There were street vendors selling all everyday item, junks,street food,pirated items such in Jakartan surburb. I even saw local doing Bekam - the traditional way of removing toxin from the body by piercing the back of the body and a vacuumed glass cup were put on it to suck the toxin.
Istana Bogor in a spacious Botanical Garden


So at that point I know where to go, by becak I headed to Firman Pensioner. The becak was driven passing the botanical garden where hundreds of deer grazing inside parameter fence. I was taken away by the sight! The deers and the lush botanical backdrop is seemingly an ideal combination. After 2 hours in the hostel, grey cloud and thundery rain pouring Bogor. It is what Java noted the city that synonymous to rain. And it’s cooler than Jakarta. Late night the pub next to my room kept on entertaining guest by this in-house live band singing sleazy lounge tracks, made me sleepy but didn’t send me to sleep either.

The next day I strolled down to the fabulous Botanical Garden known as Kebun Raya which is also a spacious ground of Istana Bogor (Presidential Palace). There was Zoological Museum next to the entrance that has collections of zoological oddities including the skeleton of giant blue whale, stick insect, beetles as big as tennis ball and Flores rat.


herman_munster says:
To be honest that D40 camera is the crappiest nikon sireies, I dont know how I got this decent photos LOL. Well the later model d60 and much more latest could do better trick than mine does. Yeah I'm Amin nice to know you :) Bogor is cool town kind of similar to cameron/genting highland temperature. You'll like it.
Posted on: Jul 21, 2011
mnmira says:
Oh Sorry abt that, your name is Amin. Silly of me to assume otherwise hehe.. Cheers!
Posted on: Jul 21, 2011
mnmira says:
Herman,
Thanks for the response!! Hmm.. discontinued huh? What a waste, that camera sure produced really stunning photos! But ultimately, I guess the photographer holds the upper hand on the outcome of the photos as well! I'll be heading to Bogor in September so Im hoping I'll get lucky with the Rafflesia. Otherwise, it's to Malaysia or Bengkulu (in Sumatera) then! Cheers and enjoy yout travels! =)
Posted on: Jul 21, 2011
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Bekam- Traditional act of removing…
Bekam- Traditional act of removin…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botani…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botan…
Istana Bogor in a spacious Botanic…
Istana Bogor in a spacious Botani…
Deer in Botanical Garden Bogor
Deer in Botanical Garden Bogor
Botanical Garden Bogor
Botanical Garden Bogor
Cute creature
Cute creature
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botani…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botan…
Kebun Raya
Kebun Raya
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botani…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botan…
Deer in Kebun raya
Deer in Kebun raya
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botani…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botan…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botani…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botan…
Becak
Becak
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botani…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botan…
Deer inside perimeter fence
Deer inside perimeter fence
Street vendors
Street vendors
Taken away by the sight
Taken away by the sight
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botani…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botan…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botani…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botan…
Oh Deer
Oh Deer
Bogor downtown seen from Firman Pe…
Bogor downtown seen from Firman P…
The world under one roof
The world under one roof
Street of Bogor
Street of Bogor
Street of Bogor
Street of Bogor
Deers in Kebun Raya
Deers in Kebun Raya
Kebun Raya Bogor
Kebun Raya Bogor
Feeding the deer
Feeding the deer
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botani…
Hundreds of deer grazing in Botan…
A lady with a baby trying to cross…
A lady with a baby trying to cros…
Entrance of Kebun Raya
Entrance of Kebun Raya
Istana Bogor in a spacious Botanic…
Istana Bogor in a spacious Botani…
Line-up palms tree
Line-up palms tree
Palm trees
Palm trees
Bamboo
Bamboo
Bamboo
Bamboo
Blue whale skeleton in Zoological …
Blue whale skeleton in Zoological…
The skeleton
The skeleton
Botanical Garden of Kebun Raya
Botanical Garden of Kebun Raya
Botanical Garden Bogor
Botanical Garden Bogor
Becak a tricycle in street of Bogor
Becak a tricycle in street of Bogor
Bogor
photo by: cicie