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...Indonesia...Day 5...Puncak/Jakarta

we say our goodbyes to Prameswari n Puncak
Presidential Palace in Puncak...favored by Soekarno
near Jakarta...saw d exit to Sentul racing circuit
We left d mountain air of Puncak after breakfast for Jakarta with a stop at Universitas Indonesia (UI) in Depok. Our bus initially took d scenic route and passed thru many small towns with Ci in their names (Cimacan, Cipayung, Ciranjang, etc.) b4 joining d hiway. We reached UI 2 hours ahead of d think that we could have stopped somewhere while traveling down from Puncak n just enjoy d view/atmosphere...well...u can't win everytime.

After our discussion with dosen-dosen of UI, we had lunch @ Simpang Raya n later moved to ITC Cempaka Mas, a shopping mall with lots of things to offer. Looking at d stuff that members of our group have accumulated on this trip, excess baggage for our returning flight tomorrow is simply unavoidable...hihi. As for d nite, we put up at Golden Boutique again...fuhh...tiring gak lahh this trip.

departing from d hotel...n d bus was surrounded by d many traders type of public transportation do u want to try...

this is another type...but for 1 passenger je la... Similar to those in Jakarta, these riders would take u to your destination for a fee and this service is called 'ojek'

waahh...fresh mountain living...

...and it can get foggy as well

we also passed by this Safari Park

...more uniformed personnel...I think in this matter it is not dissimilar to Hanoi

n we reached Depok with 2 hours to spare...

so we ronda2 d vicinity on foot...came across this brightly-colored bridge...

foto op with my Sayang...pardon d grafitti...

this is inside d Engineering Center...there was a bank n few shops...managed to do some nyopping there too...hihi...eventho our rupiahs r running low (depending on d threshold levels of d ind'l of course).

some of UI students enjoying themselves...reminded me of my days shooting pool during my undergrad days in ASU...eons ago...

n on to a more formal affairs...discussion with our counterparts from UI

...n for refreshment, we were feted with sate + nasi impit...n not to forget d yummy pink guava juice

my Sayang n my colleagues with an UI dosen

leaving UI...we headed to Restoren Simpang Raya...Padang meals of course

n b4 ceq in into d hotel, we dropped by ITC Cempaka Mas...for some last minute nyopping...

my Sayang managed to secure few handbags n clutches...hhmm...harap2 tak overweight la our luggage...

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