Reblogged from my other blog The Heartlander Tourist.
Originally posted: 9 June 2015
Original content on this blog returns: 1 November 2017
It is commonly said that you cannot walk on the streets in Jakarta because the roads are not pedestrian friendly. Apart from Kota Tua Jakarta, there are places that you can walk. Here are three of them.
Jalan Surabaya – Antiques
Located within the upper middle class Menteng-Cikini district, Jalan Surabaya is a street comprising of many individual stores selling all sorts of antiques.
These stores face a row of upper middle class bungalows. This was the district that Barack Obama spent his time in while growing up in Indonesia. It is an open air market, with little shelter and is teeming with antiques of Dutch, Javanese, Sumatran, Chinese and other cultures.
Be sure to bargin and…
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