Thursday, June 29, 2017

Museum Nasional Indonesia : An Educational Day Out

"Real museums are place where time transformed into space." - Orhan Parmuk

It's summer time and everyone seems to be out-of-town due to Eid (Lebaran) holiday. So I think it was the best time to explore my own hometown: Jakarta. Me and my friend decided to take an educational day out by visiting National Museum Indonesia or popularly known as Museum Gajah (Elephant Building). For a person who always has a "thing" for history like me, I was very excited. We went there using free city tour bus that has been provided by Jakarta's government (big thanks to Pak Ahok, former Jakarta Governor who started this cool idea). Started from Istiqlal Mosque, we rode this double-decker bus. We managed to seat on the top level of the bus. Due to Lebaran holiday, this bus was full-packed with family who brought along their children. So you know, it was kinda noisy with children's nagging, curiosity and most of all : CRYING hahaha. I think the city tour bus is a good thing but it would be better if this bus has a guide that can explain a little about Jakarta's history or at least they can play an audio telling the passengers along the route. Because dude, so many children asking what and why, but their parents cannot give a clear explanation. 

Jakarta City Tour bus
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Jakarta during Lebaran week is like a heaven, I must say hahaha. The only time where no traffic exists anywhere. Another thing to be grateful is I get to see a rare view of Jakarta: A CLEAR SKY OF JAKARTA!

Jakarta's skyscrapers and clear sky : MAJOR LOVE!
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Semanggi area
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Selamat Datang statue and Bundaran Hotel Indonesia
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In total we spent almost 1 hour doing Jakarta sight-seeing tour using this bus. I didn't expect that the enthusiasm of people visiting Jakarta's recreational spots were still high. We planned to explore Jakarta from museum to museum but in the end, we got the chance to visit National Museum ONLY haha. We should come earlier next time then. So here we go, a little review from me about National Museum Indonesia:

Museum Nasional
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