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December 27, 2022

Christmas past ,and New Year 2023 is coming !!!

This is the season to be merrier and hope it is for all, Not so much for me this year ,I am home taking care of my very ill father in his last days.  I rather tell you of this wonderful time to celebrate the birth of a good men regardless of your religious beliefs. I ike to briefly tell you of some of the festivities we have been and would love to be this year but oh well hope there will be others. Anyway, a late Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year 2023 to all.

Let me tell you as usual some of my favorite festivities past and looking forward to eventually enjoy them. Hope you do now.

More than ever, the “city of light” Paris lives up to its name! To early January 2023, the Christmas illuminations on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Avenue Montaigne, Place Vendôme, through the Montmartre district, at Bercy Village and many other sites, give Paris a more captivating look than ever ! On the Champs-Élysées, Bercy Village, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Ave Montagne, Also, from the Champs-Élysées to the Place de l’Alma, Place Vendôme, and around the Haussmann neighborhood, Saint Germain des Prés ,Westfield Forum des Halles, and in the parvis of the Hôtel de Ville.

Le Parcours du Roi is the 2022 Christmas show at the Palace of Versailles which offers families the opportunity to discover the most beautiful rooms of the castle in a baroque atmosphere, up to January 1, 2023. An event that ends with a very special meeting with the baroque Santa Claus!

Closer to home the Christmas in Vannes 2022 with illuminations until January 2 2023 the Palace of Automatons will open its doors on Sunday January 1, 2023. Installed in front of the Hôtel de Ville ,you have the Palace of Automatons immerses you in the workshop of Santa Claus, Mailboxes for writing to Santa Claus are installed at rue Hoche, Joseph-Le Brix, at the Halles des Lices and in Saint-Patern.Finally, seven days before Christmas, Santa Claus will distribute gifts every day in a downtown location. There was Ambulance of luminous stilt walkers from December 17 to 24 ,and Introduce your child to the warm atmosphere of Christmas on pony back on December 21, 22 and 23 from 15h to 17h around the halle aux poissons or covered fish market. webpage:

One of our all time favorite is to go to the illuminations of Rochefort en Terre until January 1, 2023, Every evening, at nightfall, the magic of Christmas accompanies your walk. See it from approximately 17h30 until 22h30. webpage:

Even closer to me at Auray, the launch of the illuminations from December 8 on Place de la République, the arrival of Santa Claus on December 9 in Saint-Goustan, and the Christmas markets Christmas Village at Place Notre-Dame, games, authentic Santa Claus sleigh….Medieval & Fantastic Village , Small Theatre,at Place de la Pompe medieval market, events, music…Village of Wishes at Place de la République: with the Wishing Tree, Fairy Village ,at Place de la Pompe: meet Father Christmas and enchanted decorations! There is a skating rink from December 9 to 24 2022 at the Chapelle du Saint-Esprit, webpage:

Down the Rhuys peninsula, you have the Arzonnais Christmas welcoming you every day to Sunday January 1, 2023. A wonderful Christmas-themed universe awaits you at the port house. Sunday, December 18, Santa Claus stops in Arzon. He was in Port-Navalo at 15h. webpage:

And how about New Year 2023, well here are my favorites to be if possible.

New Year’s Eve 2023 in Versailles, The show The way of the rider in Versailles on December 31, 2022 at the Manège De La Grande Ecurie (Avenue Rockfeller), The Concert Mozart, The Magic Flute in Versailles on January 1, 2023 at the Royal Opera / Palace of Versailles, At the Waldorf Astoria Versailles – Trianon Palace hotel at 1, Boulevard de la Reine, End the year in style at the table of one of our restaurants. Let yourself be carried away by the swing of the “Roaring Twenties” dance party. Saturday 31 December – New Year’s Eve dinner at La Véranda: €350 per person, 5-course menu with food and wine pairing, The Gordon Ramsay au Trianon: €580 per person, 5-course menu with food and wine pairing, Evening dancing until 02h Sunday January 1, 2023 ; New Year’s Brunch at La Veranda: €159 per person, brunch at discretion, including a glass of Champagne per person. €95 per child (between 4 and 10 years old). On the Versailles City side, the restaurant-theatre Reminisens organizes a dinner show in historical immersion… in the 17C. Really nice, webpage :

My beautiful Morbihan is dead for New Year’s 2023 celebrations, just regulations omg , real countryside oh well!I will be at home watching TV this year , By order of the Préfect the awesome strict rules !! The purchase, sale, transfer as well as the use, carrying and transportation of fireworks by individuals are prohibited from Friday, December 30, 2022 at 8h until Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 20h. The prefect also prohibits the transport of flammable products on the occasion of the New Year festivities, from Saturday December 31, 2022 at midnight until Sunday January 1, 2023 at 20h. The consumption of alcoholic beverages by the 3rd to 5th group (any alcohol with with the exception of beer and wine) is prohibited on public roads from Saturday December 31, 2022 at 18h until Sunday January 1, 2023 at 8h, Big brother in the Morbihan but at least it keeps away the crazys.

However, in my eternal Paris all is different, sometimes like a different country lol!

The famous New Year party 2023 at YOYO – Palais de Tokyo in front of the Eiffel Tower! Saturday December 31, 2022, From 22h to 5h (a.m.) Located at 13 Avenue du President Wilson, 16éme Metro Iena or Alma Marceau Line 9,webpage :

New Year Eve VIP at the Magic Club Champs- Élysées fireworks Arc de Triomphe – 500 meters from the Arc de Triomphe at 40, Rue du Colisee 8éme,webpage :

The exceptional Rooftop Eiffel Tower with 2000 m2 of panoramic view, The Fl Club Rooftop Tower;perched on the top floor of a beautiful building, the ROOFTOP is bathed in natural light and offers a breathtaking view of the entire City, a 360° view of the Eiffel Tower and all of Paris ! Place des Insurgés de Varsovie, 15éme webpage :

The Prestige New Year 2023 at the Prestige Trust Luxury Club Champs -Élysées in the heart of the Golden Triangle, one of the most famous and unmissable clubs in Paris, a stone’s throw from the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Élysées 22h – 6h (am), Located at 49 Rue Rue de Ponthieu 8éme Metro: Franklin Roosevelt or Georges V, webpage :

The Prestige Boat Party New Year Eve 2023 Exceptional New Year’s Eve on the Seine river facing an illuminated Notre Dame Cathedral, Panoramic view of romantic & historic Paris , This on the wonderful Péniche Notre Dame boat at 47 Quai de la Tournelle 5éme, Webpage :

If you want something more subdue romantic than head for New Year’s dinner celebration at prestigious rooms of the musée Jacquemart-André. For this Lyrical New Year, champagne, caviar and assortments signed Dalloyau delicately accompany the opera arias of Puccini and Offenbach sung by a Soprano, a Tenor and a Baritone. At midnight, a “brindisi” (toast) with the artists awaits you! Webpage :

At the Caveau de la Huchette, temple of swing since 1946, a Swing and Rock New Year’s Eve with Cecilya and the Candy Kings is already scheduled. Webpage :

Le Duc des Lombards, a veritable institution on rue des Lombards, welcomes singer and violinist Aurore Voilqué in the very center of Paris for a septet with Eastern European sounds with guitar, double bass and brass. The New Year’s Eve formula is garnished with a dinner cocktail, savory and sweet pieces, accompanied by wine and, of course, champagne! Webpage :

Montmartre, the famous cabaret Michou and its transformist artists offer an evening between laughter and emotions, embellished with a special New Year’s Eve holiday dinner. Webpage :

Also in Montmartre, the historic and mythical cabaret Lapin Agile also celebrates the New Year with its show to be enjoyed while sipping a glass of champagne. Webpage :

The Bateaux Parisiens is also celebrating the transition from 2022 to 2023 with panache,Three dinners to choose from Dinner is followed by a dance party with live music until dawn! .webpage :

At the mythical Ritz, located on the prestigious Place Vendôme, the festivities begin with a dinner under the superb glass roof of the Vendôme bar, and continue in the Proust lounge and its champagne bar or in the cozy atmosphere of the Hemingway bar. Webpage :

The Buddha Bar and its superb decor offers fusion cuisine, a New Year’s menu in four movements and a special evening on the theme of Tales of the Thousand and One Nights…In this temple of Parisian nights, dinner is followed by a dance party hosted by the resident DJ, DJ Ravin. Webpage :

On the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, chef Thierry Marx’s restaurant Madame Brasserie offers a unique New Year’s Eve with a 6-course New Year’s Eve menu. An exceptional dinner in an exclusive setting 57 meters high and a magical view of Paris and the fireworks fired from the Champs-Elysées. Webpage :

There you go folks, hope the magic of Christmas touch you fine everywhere you are, and hope things will be better for you and yours in a Happy New Year 2023. The period is special and hope it continues to be. Best wishes for all

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

December 27, 2022

Amsterdam !!

I have come here several times on business, and once with the family. Usually , when I go on business is nice, will bring the family afterward. As we have older boys, Amsterdam is a natural for many things of knowledge and life. This is my introduction to Amsterdam, so will do in my black and white series, no pictures. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

First, a bit on the transport of course just the basics.  The city of Amsterdam has two peripheral boulevards which allow to bypass the city or to quickly cross the agglomeration. The outer ring of the city is the A10 highway; with a length of 32 km, it connects the 18 main urban routes numbered from S101 to S118 to the country’s main highways, and in particular to the A1 (which serves the east of the Netherlands), the A2 (which joins Utrecht, Bois-le-Duc, Eindhoven and Maastricht ) and the A4 which serves the axis drawn between Amsterdam, the Hague, Rotterdam and Belgium. The second peripheral of the city is known as the inner ring (Amsterdamse binnenring) or S100, and consists of a set of three quays that delimit the borough of Centrum along the Singelgracht, the Nassaukade, the Stadhouderskade and the Mauritskade. The city’s public transport network, managed by the GVB (Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf), is highly developed, combining several modes of transport, both rail (tram and Metro), road (bus) as well as maritime and fluvial (ferries). The main train station is Amsterdam-Centraal which serves both the rest of the country (local Intercity trains and sprinter) as well as the international connections (Fyra, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn, etc. I have come here on the thalys trains to the Centraal station. However, most of the time I come by the  Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (see post) located less than 20 minutes by train from the Centraal station.

Some of the things to do and see in Amsterdam are

Department stores such as de Bijenkorf founded in 1870. The high-end boutiques are located mainly in the Pieter Cornelis Hooftstraat (often abbreviated as “P. C Hooftstraat” or “PC”) and Cornelis Schuytstraat, located close to the Vondelpark. Two of the liveliest streets of Amsterdam are the narrow medieval street of Kalverstraat, located in the heart of the city near the Dam Square and Nieuwendijk which corresponds to its extension north of the square. Among the main shopping areas, the Negen Straatjes (literally “nine small streets”) consist of nine narrow alleys within the Grachtengordel, the system of concentric canals. Warmoesstraat, one of the oldest streets in the city, is known for its many coffee shops, sex shops and the nerve centre of the city’s leather community. The streets of Haarlemmerdijk and Haarlemmerstraat have been designated as the best shopping streets in the Netherlands by many publications. The Bloemenmarkt is a permanent flower market. Located on the Singel and stretching between Muntplein and Koningsplein, it is the only floating flower market in the world. The shops are located on boats stowed at the edge of the canal, which is a legacy of the time when all the trees and plants were to be routed daily from outside the city via the canals. The city also has a large number of open-air markets such as the Albert Cuyp market, Westerstraat, Ten Kate and the Dappermarkt. Some of these markets operate daily, such as the Albert Cuyp and Dapper markets, popular with tourists and renowned for the variety and exoticism of the products that are offered. Others, such as the Westerstraat market, are organized on a weekly basis.

The oldest wooden building dates back to 1425; It is the Houten Huys (“Wooden House” in ancient Dutch) which is located in the Begijnhof. This is one of only two wooden buildings still present in Amsterdam and one of the few still visible examples of Gothic architecture largely influenced by the French culture, Baroque architecture develops strongly throughout the 18C as evidenced by the Royal Palace on the Dam. Three canals are reserved for residential development: the Herengracht (“Canal of the Lords” in reference to the Heren Regeerders van de Stad Amsterdam, the reigning lords of Amsterdam), the Keizersgracht (literally the “Emperor’s Channel”) and the Prinsengracht (the “Prince’s Channel”). Built during the Dutch Golden Age, they form the so-called “golden boot” (Gouden Bocht). The fourth and most peripheral of the channels is the Singelgracht, which is seldom mentioned on the maps since it is a generic term for all small peripheral channels. This channel should not be confused with the Singel, the old canal that surrounded the medieval city and which is located more in the center of the city, in what constitutes the hypercenter (Binnenstad).

TheKrijtberg(1642), a former Catholic clandestine church of the United Provinces, is one of many such churches (the Schuilkerken), which developed while non-Calvinist cults were tolerated provided that no outside sign is shown. Ons Lieve Heer Opsaler is also in this situation: built between 1661 and 1663 in an attic by a wealthy Catholic merchant, it was clandestine., the Oude Kerk (old church), having for Saint-Patron Nicolas de Myre, is the the oldest church in the city and is also one of the oldest monuments in Amsterdam. Originally built in the form of a Roman Catholic church, it became a Calvinist church following the Reformation in 1578. It was built on an ancient cemetery, and continued to welcome the bodies of citizens of the city until 1865. In total, it has 2 500 tombs where 10 000 Amsterdam, including Jacob van Heemskerk, Frans Banning Cocq and Saskia van Uylenburgh, Rembrandt’s wife, are buried. It is now on Oudekerksplein, right in the heart of the Red Light District. The Nieuwe Kerk (“New Church”), located on the Dam, was built only a century later and completed in 1408. Built in a Gothic style, it is the national Church of the Netherlands but also a major place of exhibitions. In particular, it is the place of the investitures of the sovereigns of the Netherlands. The Queens Wilhelmine, Juliana, Béatrix and King Willem-Alexander were inducted into it. On February 2, 2002, there was celebrated the marriage of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange with Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti . Located close to Amsterdam Central Station, St. Nicholas Church in Amsterdam is the largest Catholic Church in the city. It was erected between 1884 and 1887  and is the third Church in the city to bear the name of Saint Nicholas. Four churches dating from the 17C and designated by a cardinal point, are located in the center of the city. The Noorderkerk (Church of the North), built especially for the inhabitants of the Jordaan, is of modest size. The Westerkerk (Church of the West), located on the Prinsengracht, is on the other hand the largest church in the Netherlands and has become one of the symbols of the city, especially because of its peculiar architecture, the crown of the Emperor Maximilian of Austria which covers it and its carillon adorning its steeple. The Zuiderkerk (Southern Church), located towards the Nieuwmarkt, was the first church in the city to be built especially for Protestant worship between 1603 and 1611. Finally, the Oosterkerk (Eastern Church), also of modest size, is no longer used for religious services since 1962.

The Amsterdam Zoo, nicknamed Artis, is named after the Royal Society of Zoology Natura Artis Magista (“Nature is the Master of Art”). It is one of the oldest in the world (the main building dates from 1838) located right in the city center, its ambience contrasts strongly with the surrounding urban bustle. It features an aquarium (built in 1882), zoological and geological museums, a planetarium and a library. The most important museums in Amsterdam are located on the Museumplein (Museum Square). This space was created at the end of the 19C on the grounds of the previous international and Colonial exhibition of 1883. The square is almost entirely covered with lawn, except for the northern part, covered with gravel and in the center of which is a long rectangular basin which turns into a skating rink in the northern winter of the square is bordered by the Rijksmuseum of Gothic architecture. This museum opened in 1885 and underwent a major renovation between 2003 and 2013. The Rijksmuseum has the largest and most important collection of Dutch classical art.The Van GoghMuseum to commemorate the visit and living of Van Gogh in Amsterdam.  The museum is house in one of the rare examples of modern building in the district and host an important  permanent collection.  Next to the Van Gogh Museum is the most important modern art museum in the city, the Stedelijk Museum. Built at the same time as the square, the building was inaugurated in 1895. The Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (Dutch Maritime Museum) is home to the world’s richest marine collection. There are paintings, models, weapons or maps of maritime geography. The Amsterdam Museum (formerly Amsterdams Historisch Museum) is entirely dedicated to the history of the Dutch capital through works of art and various documents. The Anne Frank House, where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis before her deportation in August 1944.

The Heineken Music Hall is a concert hall located near the Amsterdam ArenA which hosts the great concerts of internationally acclaimed artists. It also hosts numerous electronic music festivals such as the Amsterdam music Festival, opened its doors in 2012, and welcomes international artists . The Paradiso a room of Spectacles and a cultural center located in an old church of Amsterdam, built between 1879 and 1880 near the Leidseplein, one of the tourist and cultural centers of the city.

And of course a bit of history I like

Amsterdam is located in the north of the Netherlands, The name of the city comes from the old Dutch name Amstelredamme evoking the origins of the city: La Digue (dam) on the Amstel. A small fishing village in the 12C, the city experienced a very strong growth in the Middle Ages to the point of becoming one of the most imporant of the world during the Dutch golden century. The district of Wallen is the oldest part of the city, which develops around a concentric network of semi-circular canals connected by perpendicular channels, forming a spider’s web. In the center of the old Town is the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, built in the 17C, on the Dam square, symbol of the importance of the city.  king William I made his residence in 1815. The Grachtengordel district, delimited by Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht, is the area renamed Amsterdam crushing, a tree-lined courtyard with ancient dwellings , the oldest dating back to about 1528 , housing an Anglican chapel. The first mention of the name “Amsterdam” in the historical documents dates back to an act of Florent V, Count of Holland from 1256 to 1296. The bourg Amsterdam gets the status of City in 1300 or 1306,, probably by the bishop of Utrecht, and becomes an important trade place in the 14C, thanks to its Port that develops on the Damrak, downstream of the original dam. Before 1385, the Amstel separates the city of Amsterdam into two parts of roughly equal size: the “Old Town” (Oudezijde) where the “Old Church” (Oude Kerk) is located, whose construction began around 1300, and the “New City” (Nieuw zijde) where the “New Church” (Nieuwe Kerk), built at the beginning of the 15C is located. In order to guarantee its protection, the city is endowed with canals, supplemented by a palisade (Burgwal) composed of a wall of earth overhung by a wooden palisade. When after 1385, new enclosure walls are built, the existing wall takes the name of Voorburgwal (before-palisade) while the new one is baptized Achterburgwal (back-Palisade), both in the old and new cities. In the historic center, there are still four canals/streets bearing the names of Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Oudezijds Achterburgwal, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and Nieuwezijds Achterburgwal (now Spuistraat).

In the 16C, the population revolted against the successor of Charles V, King Philip II of Spain.  Philip II showed intransigence in religious and political matters, which generates strong  opposition. The revolt quickly degenerates into a row war to which Amsterdam rallies from 1578 and leads to the independence of the seven northern provinces of the Spanish Netherlands, under the name of the United Provinces. The year 1578 is also marked by the overthrow of the Catholic government of the city during the episode of the Alteratie, which sees the Protestants taking power without bloodshed. The 17C is considered the golden age of Amsterdam because it at that time became the richest city in the world. After the hegemony of the Golden Age, the 18C saw the decline of the city’s prosperity. Eleven years after his arrival in power in France in 1799, emperor Napoleon I was able to extend his empire to the Netherlands, which were annexed during the First Empire in 1810. Amsterdam thus acquired the status of third city of the Empire, alongside Paris and Rome, the brother of Napoleon I, Louis, imposed as ruler of the Kingdom of Holland from 1806 to 1810, decided to make Amsterdam his capital when he arrived in The Hague in 1806.  In 1808, he moved to the capital, and settled in the town hall which  he made it his Royal Palace. After the ousting of the French troops by the Russian and Prussian armies in 1813, the new monarch of the House of Orange Nassau again chose The Hague as a place of residence, and as seat of the States General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Amsterdam remains, however, the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1815 to 1830, alongside Brussels. 

Even if the Netherlands remained neutral in WWI it suffers greatly economically and hunger of the population . During WWII  nazi Germany invades and take control in May 1940.  One of the most famous episodes of the war took the story of the young Anne Frank , hidden for 25 months wiht her family and friends below a store in the center of Amsterdam, before found and deported to  nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen.  At the end of WWII another period of hunger and economic hardship came in.  At the end of the reform, the new boroughs are Centrum, Nieuw-West, Noord,, Oost, West, Zuid, Zuidoost, and Westpoort. Legal prostitution is limited geographically to the “red districts”, which   consists of a network of alleys containing several hundred cabins rented by sex workers. These offer their services behind a glass door usually illuminated with red. The most famous red light district of Amsterdam is De Wallen, which has become a major tourist attraction over the years. However, it is also possible to find cabins in the Spui district and south of the Singelgracht.

The Amsterdam tourist office:

The Netherlands tourist office on Amsterdam:

There you go folks ,you have a whole wonderful city of Amsterdam to see and enjoy with the canals it is sublime, Again, hope you enjoy the post as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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December 27, 2022

The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah museum of Jakarta !!!

Back in 2012, I came to Jakarta, Indonesia for the first time ever. It was unique to be there, and over the years until 2019 I came 8 times more. A pleasant experience and many I can call friends now. This first time , stayed at a hotel just across from this museums and then came back for more. I have written several posts on Indonesia in my blog but I will like to give you a bit more on the the museums of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah . Hope you enjoy it as I.


The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta. It has an area of about 250 acres (1 km2). The park is a synopsis of Indonesian culture, with virtually all aspects of daily life in Indonesia’s provinces encapsulated in separate pavilions with the collections of rumah adat as the example of Indonesian vernacular architecture, clothing, dances and traditions are all depicted impeccably. Apart from that, there is a lake with a miniature of the archipelago in the middle of it, cable cars, museums, Keong Emas Imax cinema, a theater called the Theatre of My Homeland (Theater Tanah Airku) and other recreational facilities which make TMII one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. Indeed.


Since each Indonesian province maintains its own unique and distinct cultures, shelters, attire and dialects, TMII built a model of each of the houses from Indonesian provinces. TMII attempted not only to reconstruct the homes of the various provinces, but also to create a realistic model of the environment and shelters of the various people of Indonesia. The venues, which are situated around the main lake in a similar fashion to the different islands of the Indonesian archipelago, are thematically divided into six areas in respect to the main islands of Indonesia; Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan (Borneo), Sulawesi, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku and Papua. Each pavilions featured in typical vernacular Indonesian architecture of each provinces.




The religious buildings of several official faiths is meant to showcase the inter-faiths tolerance and religious harmony of Indonesia. The religious buildings are: Pangeran Diponegoro Mosque, Santa Catharina Catholic church, Haleluya Protestant church, Penataran Agung Kertabhumi Balinese Hindu temple, Arya Dwipa Arama Buddhist temple, Sasana Adirasa Pangeran Samber Nyawa, and Kong Miao Confucian temple. There are about ten gardens spread within TMII complex, but most are located primarily on the north and northeast side of the main lake which are: Orchid Garden, Medicinal herbs Garden, Cactus Garden, Jasmine Garden, Keong Emas (Golden Snail) Flower Garden, Fresh Water Aquarium, Bekisar (a type of rooster) Garden, Bird Park, Taman Ria Atmaja Park, stage and music performances, and Taman Budaya Tionghoa Indonesia, an Indonesian Chinese cultural park.A Reptile Park in Komodo Zoological Museum compound. A fully grown Komodo dragon nicknamed Bima resides in the reptile park near the eastern gate, which you can pet and take pictures for a small fee.


Pusat peragaan Iptek or Science and Technology Display Centre is under coordination of Research and Technology Ministry. At the end of 2011 has 15 sites with about 300 science tools. The sites are Robotic, Electric and Magnet, Mechanics, Mathematics, etc. There are fourteen museums at TMII !, and these are:  Indonesia Museum , Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum, Soldier Museum, Indonesian stamps Museum, Pusaka (Heirloom) Museum, Transportation Museum, Museum Electricity & New Energy Museum, Telecommunication Museum, Penerangan Museum, Sports Museum, Asmat Museum, Komodo Indonesian Fauna Museum and Reptile Park, Insects Museum, Research & Technology Information Centre,Oil & Gas Museum, East Timor Museum (former East Timor province pavilion), Keong Emas (Golden Snail) Imax Theater, Tanah Airku Theater, and 4D Theater.

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There are several monuments in the complex of TMII and these are: Kala Makara main gates , Flower clock, Tugu Api Pancasila, the main monument, an obelisk celebrating Pancasila, Baluwerti, a twin gate with relief of Indonesian history on its wall, Pendopo Agung Sasono Utomo (Grand Hall), the main building in Javanese Joglo style, Sasono Utomo, exhibition hall, Sasono Langen Budoyo, indoor stage and theater, Sasono Manganti, Sasana Kriya, multi purpose function hall, Park Management Office, Cokot Sculpture, a display of wooden sculptures by Cokot, a famous Balinese artist, The Miniature of Borobudur, APEC Memorial Monument and Garden, Non Alignment Nations Friendship Monument and Garden, The Miniature of Indonesian Archipelago on central lake, Indonesian Archipelago Plaza and Stage , Jati Taminah, a remnant of a large teak tree, Kayu Gede (large wood), the display of large tree trunk

And several rides of Skylift Indonesia cable car, Aeromovel Indonesia, a wind powered people mover , Mini train around the park, Boat ride on Indonesian archipelago lake, Swan paddle boat on Indonesian archipelago lake,  Bicycle rent ride, and Car ride around the parks. In all one stop place to see all Indonesia. 

The official TMII museums

The Indonesia tourist board on TMII museums of Jakarta

There you go folks, of course,  I have not been to all of them, but several and you have here a one stop visit to Indonesia, very convenient and inexpensive time with a family or friends. Hope you enjoy the post on the TMII park museums as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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