Friday, August 7, 2015

Short Getaways Nearby Jakarta

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Which would you want to go to this weekend?!

Aren’t you tired of the hustle and bustle of our beloved Jakarta? Don’t you crave for some time off? Won’t you escape this city for a bit? If you haven’t realized it yet, there are several brilliant options for a weekend getaway from Jakarta and we have listed it down to three unusual options that you might want to check out!

Baduy Village
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This small village located nearby Jakarta is pretty well-known with its unusual style of living. The Baduy community is still very conservative regarding the technology issue. They are completely isolated from electricity, lights and other forms of technology. Isn’t it bizarre yet unique? That is why, you are recommended to visit the Baduy Village! Don’t forget to bring a pair of proper shoes or sandals for tracking! You’ll be walking a lot in possibly muddy areas if you’re going during rainy season. However, you may enjoy many fascinating views of nature while taking some long walks. So, what else are you waiting for? Go take a short break from all the modern-technology stuff and social medias!

Tiger Island
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Who doesn’t know about Tiger Island? Yes! It is that famous private and secluded island which is still part of Thousand Islands. No need to worry about any kind of crowds, because their maximum limit of guest is only around 40 per day! It’s only 90 minutes away by speedboat from Ancol. Once you get there, you can relax and enjoy the nature, watch the beautiful sunset while being massaged, or you can go snorkelling and canoeing. The underwater is still very clear, thanks to Tiger Islands Village & Eco Resort who has succeeded to manage this island beautifully with a sustainable system.

Mount Halimun Salak National Park
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This national park in West Java is stated as the largest primary equatorial forest in Java.  Some rare animals can still be found in this park, such as Leopard or Java Tiger. You might want to visit the tea plantation, camp at Pondok Halimun, or stay at Citalahab village to get the chance to know the local community. There you’ll be able to do hiking, gardening, harvesting rice or playing with the local kids. Don’t expect any fancy accommodations, because you’ll be living in their basic houses, but they are very friendly, sincere and welcoming!