I am not a person who grew up having pets or close to animals. Unlike many of my friends who are animal lovers, I find it hard to relate how they are able to have such close relationships towards animals. But the older I get, the braver and more experiences I have with animals. I am also more aware of the kind of animals I am more fond of. For example, I prefer dogs better than cats. I am no where happy to be in contact with lizards, but the most random animals I grew to love are those who has huge bodies yet very tender. Yes, I have humongous respect and love for God’s creation, the gentle giants. Continue reading “My Love for the Gentle Giants”→
Okay, okay, so the title might be too promising, but I am certainly not kidding about how amazing it was to be lift up in a huge Ferris Wheel looking out at the vast land of Jakarta. Though I never been to London Eye myself, but I’m sure this is how it would feel ❤
J-Sky Ferris Wheel is the name! It is located at AEON Mall Jakarta Garden City, Cakung, East Jakarta. At the top level of the mall, it stood largely at 69 meters above the ground and 50 meters in diameters. Since its opening on September 2017, J-Sky Ferris Wheel has been recorded as the tallest ferris wheel in Indonesia by MURI Indonesian Museum of World Records!
This amusement ride has become a popular site to visit among the people of the greater Jakarta region. Not to mention that this newly established area (Jakarta Garden City) is still very wide with greens, easily accessible and location-wise, quite strategic. With the hopes of combining crowds from Jabodetabek area and other regions in Indonesia, J-Sky Ferris Wheel and AEON Mall Jakarta Garden City will become the hottest public attraction in Jakarta.
J-Sky Ferris Wheel has 32 pink gondolas ready to carry up to 6 people in one round (about 15 minutes). However if you plan to go on a date with your loved one on a couple sky adventure, you can pay extra for more rounds and some gondolas opt with a romantic table settings!
J-Sky Ferries Wheel gondolas are equipped with its own air conditioning and offers a beautiful view of Jakarta. The facility is open up to 10 pm at night, so you can definitely experience the night time view from above. Other than J-Sky Ferris Wheel, AEON Mall Jakarta Garden City is also facilitated with kids playground, great for sushi and Japanese restaurant-hopping, as well as an ice skating rink! Definitely a one stop destination for all amusement activities for you, your friends and family!
If you ever feel bored of your regular coffee shop that you’ve been to many times, maybe it’s time to make a change.
The latest cafe in town, KLTR Coffee Roaster has emerged, joining thousands of coffee shops in Jakarta. But here’s a special twist. Their coffee shop addressed to the widest and humblest customers in the middle of the bustling Jakarta CBD. Located at the ground floor of Apartment Pavillion Retail Arcade (next to Sudirman Citywalk to ease you), KLTR coffee has me stunned for their delicious meals and drinks!
Ever since their ‘welcoming party’ in late September, Hu Chun and Cai Tao have stolen the spotlight from many other animals existed in Indonesia. Well, those are actually the names of two furry fellows, the giant pandas that have been brought to Indonesia all the way from China!
The wonderfully fluffy and FAT animals are under breeding loan for about 10 years and have been treated special in Taman Safari Indonesia at Cisarua, Bogor. Like many other citizens in Indonesia, the existence of these two pandas excite me! As the virtuous opportunity approach to handle werk perks relating to these furry fellows, I obviously didn’t want to miss out!
As they got out after a month of quarantine and adaptation to their new habitat in Taman Safari Indonesia, Hu Chun and Cai Tao were ready to finally be exhibited! The wonderful Taman Safari have erected a new building, elevating at 1800 meters above sea level with the temperature and surrounding area similar to the gentle giants’ old habitat back in Chengdu, China.
Istana Panda Indonesia— as the building called–is where the two pandas going to spend their daily eat-sleep-play-repeat. Istana Panda Indonesia is three storeys high, designed similarly like a Chinese castle with strong bright pallete, symbolic to many Chinese buildings such as green, red and gold. Not only that the castle exhibits the pandas, it’s also home to two other Chinese animals, Takin and Red Pandas.
Istana Panda Indonesia is also complimented with restaurant with awesome food choices and a merchandise store that is all panda related! On the third floor, it has interactive panda learning center that covers knowledgeable insights about Pandas and even a dummy exhibit of a panda hospital! A replica of their check up bed, where Hu Chun and Cai Tao is treated regularly by professional vets in Taman Safari.
This is also something you shouldn’t miss when you come to this place: the many unique photo spots and framing with views of the large Gede Pangrango mountain! It will make you feel like you’re actually in the uphills of China!
Taman Safari promise to keep these animals under a lot of care, as they use them to conserve and reproduce. Although pandas have very little mating period (1 week/year) and known to only have 2 days to actually mate to reproduce, we hope that they will eventually able to grow a family here in Taman Safari!
Okay, enough now, here’s a collection of adorable pictures of Hu Chun and Cai Tao in their new habitat at Istana Panda Taman Safari:
One of the best things the fortunates have done for the less fortunates.
The Colorful Village or “Kampung Warna Warni” is located in Jodipan Village, Malang city, East Java. It was first started as an assignment for a group of university students at University Muhammadiyah in Malang. The students were on CSR mission to clean up after the village. Due to the situational condition of the village that was close to the river, the students started the assignment from cleaning out the river as it was the villagers’ everyday necessity. Heavily polluted, the river was finally cleaned and the villagers were educated about the harm of a polluted river if they kept on throwing trash away in there. Continue reading “The Colorful Village of Jodipan, Malang”→