One in Ten Million

Kate Reitzenstein - Saturday, October 05, 2013

For people who live and work in Jakarta, the day usually starts very early to factor in the busy rush hour and traffic jams (macet) caused by the 10 million vehicles on its roads. Central Jakarta has a population of over 10 million while Greater Jakarta has a population has over 28 million inhabitants making it the largest city in Southeast Asia.  On our second day we travelled to the south part of Jakarta to visit an Islamic school, Al-Izhar in Pondok Labu. A journey that should only take 25 minutes according to Google Maps, actually took three times as long, as our bus slowly moved through a sea of motorbikes, overcrowded buses and bajajs, or motorized becaks.  …Read More →

Jakarta to Bandung

BBIP Administrator - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 3 started with a mass checkout from Hotel Borobodur and back onto the bus for more adventures. We stopped off at the Mangga Dua shopping mall to change money, recharge phone cards and have a quick lesson in bargaining.  …Read More →

A Day in Jakarta

BBIP Administrator - Monday, July 09, 2012

After a very late night, we woke up refreshed ready to start the day in Jakarta. Hotel Borobodur has a very ornate lobby so we thought we’d share a photo.  …Read More →

We’re Finally in Jakarta

BBIP Administrator - Monday, July 09, 2012

Well, we made it. After an epic day of travelling, we made it to our hotel in Jakarta and are we are ready to start our study tour.  …Read More →