Jakarta Old City

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Recently, Jakarta Old City or “Kota Tua Jakarta” is become the favorite place for tourists or young people to hang out in the weekend. There are several museums there and also the famous Cafe Batavia. Those are  make me curious so I went there few weeks ago. It is quite easy to get there by using transjakarta bus. You can find the route in the link below.


Once arrived at the Kota halt, I saw an interesting museum in the opposite side, which is The Mandiri Bank Museum. Inside the museum, I could see many interesting things such as  old calculator, unique weighing machine, old phone, and so many others.  Some moments there, I thought how these things were used on the old days.

unique weight machine         

                                                                                      Coins counting machine

Although it was interesting to see around in the museum, but it was a little creepy there. I think the management should add several more lamps at some area. But, overall the condition is so represent the old moment and it is good to see.

The hall

After went there, I entered the Fatahilah Museum complex. It was very crowded there with pedestrian and the peddlers. The interesting one is the peddlers there offer unique things, such as tattoo and fortune prediction. Anyway, in that area I entered the   Wayang museum which has many collection of Indonesian puppets and several foreign puppets. And I found the scariest one there =D. After it, I got home because the Fatahilah museum had already closed. But it was still very crowded in the afternoon with many ‘ontel’ bicycle rents. It was quite interesting journey for me and I think for you that like history it will be nice too. So don’t forget to go there when you stay in Jakarta.

The scariest puppet in the Wayang Museum

Vietnam Grandprix Gold 2011

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This is the biggest badminton tournament in Vietnam, which is held from 23 to 29 August. Today,  it enters the 3rd day and there are some interesting match here, which the most is Sony vs Sho Sasaki.

This tournament will be a stepping stone for Sony to get his best performance back. The injury has made his rank drop to 117 now.  Hopefully he can win this tournament to get his confidence again and compete for spot in London  Olympiad next year. Other players that I hope to get best result are Nitya/Anneke and Ryan/Angga. These young potential players must show their capability and win this tournament. Hopefuly =D

So, enjoy this tournament and you can watch live at these streams :







Badminton World Championship 2011 Wembley England

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From yesterday (8 August) to 14 August 2011, the BWC is held in Wembley, England as preparation to be host of 2012 Olympiad London.  The good news is BWF make agreement with youtube to broadcast this tournament live. woohoo. so, everybody can enjoy it all over the world (except few countries which has banned this broadcast such as USA, Malaysian, and so on). Yesterday there were many surprising match, such as Chen Long who defeated by Kevin Cordon by Guatemala, Firda defeated by Irish player, and so on.


You can see this tournament live on this link :


The schedule for the tournament :

Day-1, Monday/8th August 2011 => starting time 10.00 local time (16.00 WIB)
Day-2, Tuesday/9th August => 11.00 local time (17.00 WIB)
Day-3, Wednesday/10th August => 11.00 local time (17.00 WIB)
Day-4, Thursday/11th August => 11.00 local time (17.00 WIB)
Day-5, Friday/12th August (QUARTERFINALS) => session 1 : 11.00 / session 2 : 17.00 (17.00 / 23.00 WIB)
Day-6, Saturday/13th August (SEMIFINALS) => session 1 : 11.00 / session 2 : 17.30 (17.00 / 23.30 WIB)
Day-7, Sunday/14th August (FINALS) => 12.00 (18.00 WIB)

So, hope you enjoy it. Don’t forget to give support to your favorite player.  By the way, the interesting to see is whether Lee Chong Wei can grab the world champion title after defeated several years in Quarterfinal or Semifinal. He is eager to prove as world 1 rank he can win big tournament like Wold Championship and Olympiad. For Indonesian, it is also interesting to watch Della/Suci play after they win in Surabaya International Challenge. Hope they can do the best in this tournament and give bright future for our women doubles. FYI, today they will face world no.2 from Japan (Miyuki Maeda/Satoko Suetsuna).