Jakarta Walking Tour in June 2016

It’s Ramadan, a fasting month for Muslims, but it doesn’t affect people who want to join our walking tours! Yeeay!


Open Walk: Jakarta City Center 2

Jakarta Good Guide team was delighted to find out there were 200 (and more) people signing up for our walking tour “City Center 2” just a few days after havingĀ our e-poster posted in our social media accounts (twitter, instagram, facebook, path).

We decided to make it bigger this time because we had wanted the people to feel the intimate walk around Jakarta. Luckily, we had help from our other guides: Mas Adjie from Jakarta Food Adventure, Jefry and Shannon from Halo Indonesia.

It was only 8am but a girl had already come to us to re-register for that day’s walking tour. We were even amazed of how people were just as enthusiastic as we were! Then, crowd started to gather and it wasn’t even 9am yet!

The first and second group started walking exactly at 9am and the following groups continued within 5 minute period. Groups started entering the city hall, the last point, at around 11.30am to have a tour inside the governor’s office and witness how sophisticated the Jakarta Smart City Lounge is.

It was hot, true. It was tiring, true. But it was also fun. It was also exciting. Find the fun and excitement in the pictures:

The Grand Mosque : Masjid Istiqlal

The Grand Mosque: Istiqlal Mosque from the observation deck of the National Monument

The Grand Mosque: Istiqlal Mosque from the observation deck of the National Monument

This is the landmark that everyone should not miss during their visit in Indonesia’s capital city.

Well, I have some guests who don’t mind skipping the National Monument but still want to go to the Grand Mosque. The thing is, this is not just a mosque where moslems pray but inside, there’s an Islamic elementary school (Madrasah Ibtidaiyah), junior high school (Tsanawiyah), and senior high school (High School), so this place is never empty. But don’t worry, you will be guided by the mosque’s official to go around. Continue reading