Lady Raffles Memorial Monument: “Forget me not”

If you ever go to Bogor Botanical Garden, a must place to visit within the park is the Lady Raffles Memorial Monument. If you enter to the main entrance, you will see the lovely memorial monument built by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles , a Lieutenant Governor of the East Indies, which in power from 1818…

JPO Jayakarta: A New Icon at Kanal Barat

Just a few steps from the Manggarai Water Gate, we will see a solid pedestrian bridge. The bridge is located over the west canal and connecting Manggarai with Menteng Tenggulun. The bridge is already in used on 6 April 2016 and it has a unique design that makes it easy to find. This Jayakarta Bridge…

Monumen Patung Dirgantara: Known as Patung Pancoran

President Sukarno was the person behind the idea to create a statue of the Indonesia aviation. He requested that the statue featuring the power of Indonesia in the aerospace industry by relying on the nature of honest, brave, and passionate of Indonesian nation. This statue depicts a human space, which means that illustrates the spirit…

Monumen Tugu Lonceng Cilebut: The Forgotten Monument

Who would have thought that not far from the Cilebut station it stands a monument called the Monumen Tugu Lonceng or Bell Monument. There is a sign around this monument which explain this objects as cultural heritage protected by the Government. Although the name contains the word “bell”, unfortunately there was no bell at the…

Monumen Argo Pantes: The Land Mark of Tangerang

Many cities in Indonesia have their own 0 Km landmark. Monas is already known as the 0 km land mark of Jakarta. Tangerang, the neighboring city, have also their landmark. The name is Monumen Argo Pantes, which resides at Jl. Ki Samaun, Tangerang near the Pasar Lama Tangerang declared by the Tangerang administration. This monument…

Meriam Si Jagur: The Legendary Porn Cannon

The presence of Si Jagur cannon can’t be separated from the legend that surrounds the cannon. This legend is believed from obscene symbol in the cannon; clenched hand with the thumb protruding between the index and middle fingers. This symbol is a symbol that represents the actual coitus or Mano in Fica. Mano in fica…

Monumen Jalur Trem: The Last Remaining Tram Railway

Currently Jakarta is trying so hard to solve transportation problems. One solution that was offered was to rebuild the tram line. For some observers, the government’s idea is very reasonable because the load capacity is quite high. Kompas reported, the city tram can transport 80,000 passengers per hour, monorail 40,000 passengers per hour, a hard…

Patung Hermes: Greek God at Harmoni Bridge

Patung Hermes or Hermes Statue is a statue of the Greek God who symbolizes trade and travel. Previously Hermes is the symbol of the genitalia and the border. Hermes statue in Jakarta is a witness to the history of the founding of Jakarta. Originating from the 18th and 19th centuries, the original statue is made…

Monumen Tukang Pos

Who can still remember the last time to send a mail through the post office? Is it happened a long time ago because you are no longer send mail that have been replaced by electronic mail that much faster? Even if no longer send mail, you are still remember the services of a postman delivering…

Monumen Pembebasan Irian Barat: Important but Forgotten

Monumen Pembebasan Irian Barat or West Irian Liberation Monument is a monument built to remember the struggles of the Trikora fighters and the people of West Irian. The monument is located in the center of Lapangan Banteng. The initial idea came from Soekarno fo the creation of this monument, and it was then translated by…

Taman Proklamator: Meet the Founding Fathers

Taman Proklamator or Independence Declarator Park is located at Jalan Proklamasi No. 56, Pegangsaan, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. The park’s location is next to Independence Pioneer Building. This park is one of the most important and historic locations in Jakarta. This place is the residential location of Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno. At this location, Sukarno…