Who does not know the existence of Chinese food, one of the foremost Asian cuisine coming from the Eastern part of the continent? Besides Western cuisine, Chinese typical food staples successfully travel across its region to Indonesia, especially in Tangerang. No wonder if there are abundant Chinese restaurants you can find in most every regions of Indonesia as 20% of its population is Chinese. In Bintaro, South Tangerang is there a Chinese restaurant named Bakmi Bangka Cita Rasa that is worth a visit and try. Why? Because it not only has typical noodle menus, but also variations of Chinese dishes you can pick. As I want to explore China throughout its culinary traits, here comes my choices.
NORTH SUMATRA – Stretched across the island of Sumatra between the Indian Ocean and the Strait Malacca within 70,787 sq km width, making this province at the fourth rank of the most populous provinces after West Java, Central Java, and East Java. As it has heterogeneous ethnic groups derived by varied cultures such as Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and Malay, it is no wonder that the food is influenced and accentuated by those traits as well, emphasizing its existence of traditional cuisine that should be experienced.
Harapan Island, July 2015
The previous year’s Eid Mubarak holiday was really worth-remembering as I planned to explore Thousand Islands located in the Bay of North Jakarta. Prior to D-day, I and my 9 friends were busy looking for recommended travel agencies that offered affordable and economical price for 2 days and 1 night. After finding a great travel agency, all the schedules were set and I utterly could not wait for it. At 6.00 am in the morning, I arrived at Kali Adem harbor, Muara Angke in the Northern part of Jakarta for 45 minutes by grabbing 2 taxicabs. I truly felt surprised witnessing the sea of humans queuing behind the entrance ticket. Around 1.5 hours waiting for the boat to Harapan Island, eventually it arrived at 7.30 am. Before heading off to Harapan Island, an announcement said that it would take 4 hours.
The day when my first traveling experience began. Consisted of 8 people, eventually the decision to explore one of neighboring countries located in South East Asia was made because of the tremendous curiosity about the country’s logo whether it was a factual truth or just merely an “advertisement”. Spending a week in there, abundant blissful things I found was pretty worth a fortune. Continue reading “Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia”