go to an Indonesian restaurant, don’t be surprised to see a plate of kerupuk on
(pronounced as kahroopook) is a deep
fried cracker to be eaten with your meal. It is usually made from tapioca flour
mixed with other ingredients such as prawn or fish, which are the most common
in Indonesia, there are so many varieties of kerupuk
that there is even kerupuk made from dried cow skin! Kerupuk
is such a common product in Indonesia that for those die-hard fans, they cannot
have a meal without it. I
remember a friend of mine who, when studying abroad, ate chips as a
replacement for kerupuk with his meal just so that he can have some
“crunch”. Kerupuk can also be eaten separately; just add a bit of sambal on top of
it and it becomes a delicious snack :)
Want to fly an airplane while doing your monthly shopping? All is possible at Gandaria city mall, where you can find the only commercial flight simulator in Jakarta.
It is located on the ground floor and is hard to miss, since they actually use a real fuselage of Boeing 737! When word spread that they will be opening, I was quite excited. However, when they did open, the prices were a bit expensive..so be warned.
Jakarta Great Sale is held every year to commemorate Jakarta's anniversary (which falls on June 22nd). This year, the event starts from 1 June - 14 July 2013. Supposedly, there are discounts up to 80% for goods sold in various department stores and outlets across the numerous malls in Jakarta.
And specifically for this year, 14 malls will hold a midnight sale event on June 21st (today!). During this event, the malls will have special discounts starting from 21:00 until midnight.
Here is the list of participating malls for the midnight sale:
Central Jakarta: - Senayan City - Plaza Senayan
South Jakarta: - Cilandak Town Square - Kalibata City Square - Kuningan City - Plaza Blok M - Tebet Green - Plaza Semanggi
West Jakarta: - Central Park - Mal Matahari Puri Daan Mogot - Mal Taman Palem
It used to be difficult to find high quality batik bags i.e. bags made from batik tulis and leather (not the ones sold for Rp. 50,000 by street vendors in Jogja). But nowadays, there are quite a number of brands to choose from. I am going to share you a few of these brands that I follow. Many of them don't have an established shop yet, so they usually sell their goods on facebook. You can buy ready-made ones or have one custom-made for you. - Pribumi Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pribumigj
I love Pribumi because currently it is the only one selling batik wallets that is large enough to fit all of my cards & receipts! Their service is excellent: fast response & friendly.
- Batik Chic This is one of the first brands that I knew. Nowadays, it has opened a shop in Kemang and it also has an online-shopping website. Maybe because of this, their facebook page seems to be not that active anymore. Website: http://batikchic.com/ Gallery: Jalan Kemang Selatan Raya no. 107B, Jakarta