2009 Archive


Monday, 9 November 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia

I was near the Sarinah building the other day while having my lunch on the street, and took these pictures of bajaj passing by. Jakarta is full of these Indian two-stroke engine powered vehicles, especially on the smaller roads. Fare determination is by bargaining. Bajaj. Bajaj.

Motorised becak

Saturday, 31 October 2009
Jakarta, Indonesia

First time I see one of these in Jogja, or in all of Java for that matter. Normally the becaks are pedalled, but this one has an engine. There’s an integrated sound system too. Cool. I made a ride in this one from Mall Malioboro to my hotel yesterday. And after 12 days in Jogja, […]

Parade in Yogya

Thursday, 29 October 2009
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

When I was at Mall Malioboro yesterday, some sort of parade was suddenly passing by along jl Malioboro. I went out to take a few pictures. Oh yeah, and when I came back to the hotel last night, the Muslim guy (his name is Anton) in the reception was drinking vodka with a friend. I […]


Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

I went to the beach at Parangtritis yesterday afternoon. It’s less than an hour drive south of Yogya. I haven’t been there in about 7 years, but it looks the same today. Very quiet since on a Monday. The huge waves make it impossible to swim though. Black volcanic sand. Windy. Parangtritis beach. Parangtritis beach. […]

Becak ride

Friday, 23 October 2009
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

In lack of something better to post, here’s a video clip taken yesterday during a becak ride from Mercury Guest House to Mall Malioboro. It’s a distance of 3 km. Video clip.