Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nation Development by the Youth

Some people also call it as "Pizza Man Statue".....
"Sure that, the pizza must be very-very hot when its deliver!!!"

Statue of Nation Development by the Youth (Patung Pemuda Membangun) built to give appreciation for the young man and woman that contributing in the Indonesian development. Symbolize by a strong young man holding a saucer with eternal flame, representing the spirit of developing that never die.
The statue is made from steel-framed concrete covered with terrazzo layer, started to built at July 1971 by the team of Engineer, Artist and Architect (Biro IBA) with Imam Supardi as the team leader and Munir Pamuncak as implementation header, planed to opened at the 43rd celebration of "Hari Sumpah Pemuda" (Youth Pledge Day) at Oktober 28, 1971, but the statue was not finished yet and officially opened March 1972. This statue is located at Senayan roundabout (bundaran Senayan), the strategic place as the road point connection of Senayan as the gate of Central jakarta and the South of Jakarta area.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bajaj (read: Ba-jay)

location : intersection H. TEN Street with  BANGUN BARAT Street, East Jakarta

Bajaj (auto rickshaws / pedicab with motor scooter engine) is a three-wheeled vehicle which is named after its manufacturer in India. Bajaj, provide local public transportation in the back streets of some parts of Jakarta. Usually its color predominantly orange but there were also green or yellow in little number, looks noisy, emits a lot of smokes , and very shaky.

Bajaj fare is negotiable, short to medium distance may cost around 10,000 rupiahs (around 1 US$). Normally its only fit for 2 passenger, but in reality, this vehicle can be imposed up to filled until 5 passengers, or, sometimes just one passenger but he/she brings a lot of groceries from the market.

There was a plan to replace bajaj with other eco-friendly models vehicle fueled by compressed-natural gas (CNG) called Kancil on 2001. But its seem not succesful, until today (2010) many old and rusty bajaj still running around on the street of Jakarta.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dating and Recreation on Flyover

location: Kalibata Flyover, South Jakarta

Some couple use flyover as place for a date on saturday night.....
hmmm.... is there no other place to go?
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