It was early 2015. Watching the rain pouring over running train outside of my apartment window, the sound of the train horning whenever it passed rang over my ear, as if telling me what’s the matter up there. I became tired of living in this bustling city. After so long, life had become slow and […]
Sometimes we are desperately in need of a power plug to recharge our devices. If going to a hotel is not possible for some reasons, here are some places in Jakarta where you could charge your devices either for free, or with a purchase of something. Soekarno Hatta International Airport T3 Free Bandara Terminal 3, […]
Kuala Lumpur was one of the cities where I have stayed for a year for work and play. It can also be considered as my main hub for travelling around Southeast Asia since this is the base of operation of AirAsia, my go-to low cost flight carrier all around the region. Whenever I stay here […]
When you are on a trip in Kuala Lumpur or you are a digital nomad like me (not really), sometimes you would need to print out some documents because you need to submit some documents, be it for visa or banking purpose or something else, and for some reasons they are not as technology advanced […]
It’s been quite a long time since I’ve been waiting to upgrade my backpack. A 7 days trip to Yogyakarta I did a year ago proofed me that my 20L Kalibre backpack is just enough for lightweight traveling in tropical climate. But when I canceled my homey apartment rental in Jakarta, sold all my furnitures […]
If I have to say what one thing I like the most in Kuala Lumpur, it is about its parks! Especially because I was coming from Jakarta–before I got to KL–where parks are rarity. Indeed, for the last few years there have been new parks built in Jakarta. Since they are relatively new, you can’t […]
Whoever knows the city of Jakarta would also know the National Monument (Monas). If you have never been there, you might think that it’s hot and noisy, as it is located at the very center of the city surrounded by busy roads. Actually that’s not true at all. Not only situated within a huge square, […]
Located in the middle of West Jakarta, this could be the best getaway place from the city and relax in a very natural environment. Here you can hear sound of birds and crickets and breathe fresh air.
Whoever read Indonesian local newspaper during year 2012 must’ve known this place. Yup, Waduk Pluit city park is a famous park built during Jokowi’s first year as Jakarta governor. This park is located on the west side of Pluit reservoir, and extended along Ali Sadikin street to the south side of the reservoir.
Hello world! Today I’ve just started my new blog named “Urban Oasis”. What is this all about? Well, if you are living in an urban city, you might be missing something that is hard to find in a big bustling city. Yep, green areas and parks full of the beauty of the nature. That may […]