Who said that Jakarta is awfull?
Believe it or not, People who always feel that way, will never be satisfied wherever they live..
No matter how some people hate this city very much, I always love the beat of it.
Today, I decide to enjoy the most favorable day in every week in Jakarta, Car Free Day.
The day when some main streets are closed for cars and motorcycles to give rooms for pedestrians, runner, and biker.
During this day, you will find the colorfull and warm side of Jakarta.
Starting from Semanggi, I walk toward the north to the center of Car Free Day in “Bunderan Hotel Indonesia“. It is located between Jl Sudirman and Jl M.H. Thamrin, main streets of Jakarta.
Suddenly the rain drops, getting hard and harder, eventhough it makes the walk even more exciting, I decide to take TransJakarta (the only public transportation that allowed to operate during CFD) via a new Bus Stop of Karet.
I don’t care what people say, I feel progress on this city, a rapid one. May be because of its new Governor? May be.
On each Sunday, you can see different things. Sometime you will see several Papua’s guy dancing using their Koteka’s on the street (like today, so sorry for not taking the picture of them), sometime you will find a community show their pets, like this boy with his baby crocodile. And his friends with their indanger species..
You will also see people try to sell some traditional foods, or toys for children to play. Like this man and his famous cartoon balloons.
One thing for sure, you can always find these Betawi Traditional Dolls, complete with traditional dance and music.
On the other part of the street today, in Jalan Sunda, next to Sarinah. I see Organic Community Bazaar. They sell Organic Vegetables, Organic Traditional Foods etc etc..
A bazaar that will also call your stomach to eat :p hmm.. today I choose Soto Mie, a Traditional Noodle Soup from Bogor. Yummy!
After eat some light meals I continue to walk, back to my home.
There I meet some people from a famous bank, they try to keep the bank known with a different way.
They even make some funny actions and allow me to take a picture of it..
Isn’t it wonderful?
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~ Written on June 15th 2014 ~