Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Museum Angkut+ Batu - Surganya Pecinta Mobil Lawas

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Museum Angkut+ berada di kaki bukit Panderman di Kota wisata Batu – Malang, Jawa Timur. Museum ini dengan luas hampir 4 hektar memiliki koleksi berbagai jenis kendaraan yang digunakan untuk alat transportasi dan angkutan berikut sejarah dan perkembangannya, juga dengan legenda para bintang film di jamannya. Penataan koleksi museum dilatarbelakangi kota-kota dan bangunan eksotis dan dibagi beberapa zona seperti : Jakarta tempo dulu, Hollywood, Eropa dan Amerika.

Museum Angkut+ Batu Malang
Setiap zona memiliki karakter kuat sesuai temanya. Pembagian zona ini membuat pengalamaan  berwisata di museum ini menjadi lebih berkesan dan tidak membosankan. Waktu yang dihabiskan untuk melihat koleksi museum berkisar 2 – 3 jam, namun jika anda pencinta kendaraan atau barang antik pasti akan lebih dari waktu tersebut. Berikut zona yang ada di museum:

Hall Utama: Ruangan pertama yang dikunjungi dengan berbagai koleksi alat angkut dari berbagai negara dan berbagai masa yang didukung dengan hiasan lampu sedemikian rupa sehingga menimbulkan kesan elegan.

Terdapat mobil sport Porsche 911 RS buatan tahun 1972 dengan pembalap Michael Schumacher. Model ini sangat digemari oleh kolektor mobil sport dan Porsche seri 911 menjadi mobil sport terbaik dikelasnya sepanjang masa. RS sendiri dari Bahasa Jerman “Rennsport” yang berarti Mobil Sport

Porsche 911 RS buatan tahun 1972
Selain itu juga ada sedan Rolls Royce Phantom V  buatan tahun 1962 dengan mesin V8 berkapasitas 6.230 cc, memiliki karburator ganda dan transmisi otomatis 4 kecepatan. Mobil Phantom V ini hanya diproduksi sebanyak 516 unit dan dimiliki antara lain oleh Ratu Elizabeth II, Gubenur Hong Kong, mantan Shah Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi dan presiden Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito. Yang menariknya, John Lennon juga memiliki Phantom V ini dan di cat sesuai seleranya.

 Rolls Royce Phantom V  buatan tahun 1962
Zona Edukasi: di zona seluas 900 m2 menyuguhkan informasi tentang sejarah berbagai angkutan dari masa ke masa baik di Indonesia maupun di dunia. Ada Albert Einstein dengan mesin mobil yang transaparan sehingga pengunjung dapat melihat cara kerja piston di dalam mesin.  Pengunjung juga disuguhi sejarah kapal laut membuat belajar tentang angkutan menjadi menyenangkan.

mini replika
Zona Sunda Kelapa dan Batavia: Didalam zona ini kita serasa berada di Jakarta tempo dulu saat menjadi pelabuhan terkenal di jaman Belanda. Terdapat beberapa becak yang sedang menunggu penumpang di depan toko kelontong di Pasar Petjinaan,  Stasiun Kereta Jakarta Kota, tiruan menara Syahbandar dan berbagai jenis angkutan di dalamnya seperti Chevrolet Apache tahun 1958, 3900 cc, Dodge c-3 tahun 1956 3800cc dan Fiat 615N tahun 1965 1135cc.

Zona Sunda Kelapa - Museum Angkut+
Zona Gangster dan Broadway: di zona ini Al Capone sebagai gangster tersohor di tahun 1970an beraksi dan siap membawa pengunjung terlibat didunia gangster. Broadway street yang menjadi tempat impian para artis tersohor dunia ditampilkan bersama dengan berbagai model angkutan didalamnya. Berbagai model Ford tua, Desoto Guston tahun 1950 dan Plymouth Special Deluxe tahun 1948 diparkir di pinggir jalan. Siap untuk menjadi latar belakang foto selfie.

Gangster Town - Museum Angkut+ Batu
Zona Uni Eropa : Italy, Perancis, Jerman, dan London yang merupakan kota tersohor di Eropa disajikan dalam nuansa malam dipadu dengan berbagai angkutan dari Eropa yang melengkapi situasi kota.  Berbagai jenis Vespa dengan warna tempo dulu, Fiat Cooper tahun 1952, Citroen 2CY tahun 1972, Fiat 500 Topolino tahun 1943, Volkswagen Pickup 2 cabin tahun 1970 1600 cc, VW 411LE, 1970 1700 cc, Mercedes Benz W180 tahun 1960 1800 cc

Colorful Vespa - Museum Angkut+ Batu
Zona Inggris: Inggris sebagai Negara Kerajaan paling tersohor di dunia dan terbukti menghasilkan berbagai angkutan berkelas seperti: Jaguar MK VIII tahun 1956 - 3400 cc, Rolls Royce Silver Shadow tahun 1976 – 6750 cc, Blackburn, Triumph, Matchless, Royal Enfield, Raligh, Fillir, Francis Barnett, Austin, Mini Cooper. Terdapat juga mobil LandRover yang pernah digunakan oleh Queen Elizabeth saat parade di Australia lengkap dengan situasi Kota London di malam hari dan kemegahan Istana Buckingham.

Zona Las Vegas: Nuansa Amerika yang akan mewarnai malam Anda dengan gerbang Las Vegas. Pengunjung akan disuguhi dengan Mobil Hammer Limousine berwarna kuning dipintu utama zona ini.

Hammer Limousine
Zona Hollywood: Di Zona ini pengunjung akan menemukan berbagai mobil yang dipakai dalam film Hollywood. Ada mobil badman replica, Mobil Van Scooby doo dan kendaraan yang diiklankan oleh Marilyn Monroe - Chevrolet 210 tahun 1955.

Keluar dari zona ini pengunjung memasuki gerbong kereta api namun kita merasa seperti naik kereta api sesungguhnya, dengan pemandangan di jendela bergerak seperti asli dan lantai kereta yang bergerak gerak.


Tips:

  • Terdapat Pasar Apung Nusantara tempat anda menikmati jajanan dan oleh2 dari berbagai daerah di Nusantara. Kita bisa beristirahat dan makan dengan dekorasi rumah adat Nias, Papua, Dayak dan Jawa.
Pasar Apung Nusantara 
  • Pengunjung yang membawa kamera akan dikenakan tambahan biaya sebesar Rp. 30.000 namun untuk handphone berkamera tidak dikenakan biaya tambahan.
  • Datang pada hari biasa (weekday - hari Senin hingga Kamis) karena karcis masuk sebesar Rp. 50.000 lebih murah dibanding weekend (Jumat – Minggu) dan hari Libur  sebesar Rp. 75.000. Pada hari tersebut juga tidak terlalu sesak.
  • Bawa jaket atau baju hangat karena pada malam hari udara akan terasa lebih dingin.  Jam buka adalah dari jam 12:00 AM hingga 8:00 PM.
  • Kalau datang pada hari weekend dan hari libur kita bisa melihat Parade yang  dimulai dari Istana Buckingham, Las Vegas, Boadway, Gangster Town,  Sunda Kelapa dan berakhir di Hollywood setiap jam 5 sore. 



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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Golden Bauhinia statue - Hong Kong

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It is located in the Golden Bauhinia Square that is popular most days with mainland tourists but it is well worth a visit even if just for a couple of a photo snaps.  The square is on one of the Big Bus tour routes so if you are planning on using it then you can hop off and have a wonder around the Square. However, it is not a must see in Hong Kong.  The Golden Bauhinia is located in the square next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, facing Wan Chai waterfront

Tourists at The Golden Bauhinia Square Hong Kong
The Bauhinia flower is a genus of more than 200 species of flowering plants in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the large flowering plant family Fabaceae. There are hundreds of species of bauhinia, and they all have characteristic orchid-like flowers and 2-lobed leaves. Many of the commonly grown bauhinias come from China, where they are known as sheep’s foot trees, because each leaf looks just like the cloven hoof of a sheep.

This commemorative sculpture known as the 'Forever Blooming Bauhinia', which was given to Honkong as a gift from the People's Republic of China during the hand-over ceremonies in 1997. It is symbolic of the return of Hong Kong to the motherland after 150 years of rule by Britain.  So Each day, if weather permiting, there is a flag raising ceremony which is good to see.

The statue looks beautiful in the night however it is also difficult to take photo as lot of local tourist groups will flood it all the time.

Instant Photos at The Golden Bauhinia Statue
However, you can try one popular route that is You can have a short stop after seeing the Symphony of Lights show. Take a ferry across the bay to reach this place and be back the same way. The ferry is quite cheap and also will give you different angles of the beautiful lighting of the bay. The attraction may not be much fascinating for the kids but they will love to take a ferry.


Have a nice day! enjoy your traveling.
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Splendid China - Shenzhen

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Splendid China Folk Village is a theme park including Splendid China Miniature Park and China Folk Culture Village, located in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, People's Republic of China. The park's theme reflects the history, culture, art, ancient architecture, customs and habits of 56 nationalities in China.  It is one of the world's largest scenery parks in the amount of scenarios reproduced.

Traditional fashion at Splendid China Folk Village
Splendid China is divided into two parts, a Scenic Spot Area and a Comprehensive Service Area. The first part is a miniature park of China. Here, you can explore the famous Forbidden City, Huangshan Mountains, Yunnan's Stone Forest, Tibet Potala Palace, Terracotta Soldiers and of course the Great Wall of China. This miniature park covers 300 thousand square meters, fully forested with beautiful greenery and flower.

The second part consists of 56 houses, each representing one of the 56 nationalities in China, such as Mongol, Yi, Bai, and Uygur, Miao, including exhibition of their culture, fashion, habits, religion, language and food. There are also the shows at this park such as Uygur women twirl to Turkish music, Miaos dance, a mini skirted Ming Dynasty troupe performs electronic versions of Ming music and dance. There is even a Tibetan rock band. And the Mongol horse battle too here

The park also hosts several theater shows at 5 pm at Impression Theater, it was fantastic well worth staying for. It is a theater Dance and Music show. The performance is in a many episodes to present the cultural of all ethnic groups in China. It is a colorful show. The show was depicting various events in Chinese History such as a horse riding show depicting a battle led by Genghis Khan, Chinese Cultural Show, etc. Some of the shows are only performed on weekends.

performance at Splendid China Folk Village

This park is near by the Windows of The World. It focuses on the Chinese culture and traditional elements while Windows of the world park focuses on the world culture with full of western elements. The park is surrounded by pleasant gardens with many flowers and trees. Consequently walking in Splendid China can be very relaxing. Apart from the miniature buildings and scenic spots, one may see over 50,000 ceramic figures in the different locations.

The Dragon and Phoenix,” at Splendid China

However, if you can stay until the evening, the evening show offers the greatest surprise of all. In the production called “The Dragon and Phoenix,” the entire troupe of entertainers combine their efforts to produce an outstanding and dazzling spectacle in the most amazing and versatile of theatrical settings.


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Victoria Park - Hong Kong - the amazing place where people meet

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This is a local park where locals go to exercise from early in the morning.  Do not expect to find scenic and untouched forest at this park, you will be disappointed to find that Victoria Park is more of a centre for activities. However, once you had accepted this you had a great time walking around looking at people playing sport, racing remote-controlled boats, doing Tai Chi etc. You don't need too long to explore the whole place, though.

Victoria Park Sign

While not the most tranquil of parks, it is a good site to take a break from the city streets and motorized traffic. There are few days that it is entirely tranquil in the park (try weekday mornings for the lowest usage), but it is a mostly green space for a stroll. The enclosed birdhouse is interesting to tour - there are many excellent chances to shoot a photo. Also, the fountains are an interesting distraction.

It is located in Causeway Bay, on the north of Hong Kong Island, between Causeway Bay and Tin Hau MTR stations. It is part of Eastern District, along the border with Wan Chai District, bordered by Victoria Park Road and then Victoria Harbour to the north and Causeway Road and Hong Kong Central Library to the south.

Some active facilities with Hire Charge are Tennis Courts, Bowling Green, Swimming Pool Complex, and the rest facilities are free such as: Soccer Pitches, Basketball Courts, Fitness Stations and Jogging Trail, Children Playground and Model Boat Pool

Tips:

  • Victoria Park is one of the most amazing places where people meet, there are many different ethnic communities in Hong Kong and many of them will meet in Victoria Park. It is nice to see the diversity of this big community.
  • Sunday is usually the Muslim community; people from the different sects of Islam meet in different spots, sharing food, their music, prayers and some even dancing. It is a wonderful sight to see. At one end they have a small market where clothes are sold and some people have professional pictures taken, also some art works.
Victoria Park Hong Kong 
  • The Park, whilst not huge, does provide many peaceful benches and open seating areas to catch up with the Newspapers and there are cafe facilities both within and nearby. The Pacific Coffee Emporium just across the Road being particularly recommended. The gardens are open twenty four hours a day, Beautifully maintained and the ideal place for recharging personal batteries and planning the day ahead.
  • On Sunday, you will also notice groups of Pilipino or Indonesia workers here because they only have a day off on Sunday. 
  • Transport to the park is very convenient as it is just next to the busy Causeway Bay district. Visitors can arrive by MTR, getting off at either Causeway Bay MTR station or Tin Hau station. Dozens of bus routes and the trams also provide convenient access.
  • Admission is free and park Opens 24 hours
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pasar Mayestik

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This famous Pasar Mayestik is located at Kebayoran Baru neighborhood in South Jakarta, Indonesia, the new suburb of Jakarta and housed for a rich citizens. This market offered many good quality fabrics with reasonable price and you can find many professional tailors ready to sew your fabrics to party suit, a ball gown, The Kebaya,  office dress, bad cover, etc.

Pasar Mayestik Jakarta

Like others traditional a market at Jakarta, this market used to be slum, dirty and unorganized, but now, you will be surprise with its appearance. The original one was demolished and replaced by a big modern looking mall full with stalls, nice bathrooms and even a food court. The new one is 10 floors cover 6.905 M2 with air conditioning, escalators, lifts, security with CCTV, mosque, fire extinguisher, and one floor for car park. It houses 2.279 shops that sell variety of products range from anything related to fabric, vast array of batik, sewing supplies to costume making.  The Prices seemed quite decent and you can find a good quality of fabrics too.

First Floor at Pasar Mayestik Jakarta

Tired from shopping, there are still street food vendors occupied the pedestrian, you can try siomai, traditional panecake and so many others.

outside Pasar Mayestik


Tips:
  • There is a flea market called Taman Puring near Pasar Mayestik.  You can find second hand goods, antiques, new fake brand stuff, tools, and many things.  Make sure the goods before you buy! bargain is advisable.
  • At basement floor you can find vegetable, meats, fruits and  others stalls. At ground floor, most of stall sold fashion. At first floor, you can find gold stalls, and at second floor, there are many tailors and garment and fabrics.
  • You can find some ethnic-Indian shops for making a Sari including a nice Indian seamstress.
  • Be ready to bargain. It is expected and you can usually get discounts, especially if you buy several pieces of fabric from the same store and activelly ask the owner to discount your shops.
  • Be willing to browse and browse until you find what you are looking for and sometime you will find the treasure you have been seeking if you look past the apparent chaos.
  • It is wise to be aware of your surroundings and make sure all your bags are closed.
  • Get there early. The shopkeepers are willing to help you and the crowds and the heat are bearable.
  • To avoid the biggest crowds, avoid the weeks preceding Idul Fitri and Christmas. It was  the worst times to visit if you get overwhelmed by the crowds.
Dress makers at Pasar Mayestik
  • This place is a paradise for most anything related to fabric, costume making, crafting and sewing supplies. There are huge variety of buttons and zippers,  all things ribbon,  appliqu├ęs, buttons many colors and textures, buckles, you name it, you can find it all here! Almost everything is organized by color and material and it’s like a candy shop for sewers.
  • It is best alternate place where people go for fabric shopping in Jakarta other than Tanah Abang. The prices are similar. Tanah Abang is sometimes cheaper but the quality of some materials is better in Pasar Mayestik. The place is less crowded and less traffic jam than Tanah Abang
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Perpanjangan Paspor Online di Kantor Imigrasi

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Perpanjang passport pada dasarnya sama dengan proses pembuatan passport baru. Perpanjang passport sduah dapat dilakukan di semua kantor Imigrasi dan untuk mempercepat proses perpanjangan, Kantor Imigrasi membuka layanan secara online.

Pengajuan secara Online 


Kantor Imigrasi  memberikan layanan perpanjangan passport secara online seperti tercantum di website Kantor Imigrasi . Pilih menu layanan publik kemudian cari submenu Layanan Online dan pilih  Layanan Passport online .

Proses selanjutnya tetap dilakukan di kantor Imigrasi. Kita harus data ke kantor imigrasi untuk mengurus perpanjangan. Menurut informasi, proses online hanya memakan waktu satu hari kerja saja dan passport sudah dapat diperoleh. Tahap pertama menyerahkan dokumen permohonan di loket online, kemudian pembayaran ke Bank BNI 46, selanjutnya Foto dan wawancara dan terakhir menunggu passport baru.


Pengajuan Langsung di Kantor Imigrasi

Proses pengajuan di Kantor Imigrasi membutuhkan waktu 6 hari kerja yakni:  Penyerahan dokumen, pembayaran ke Bank BNI 46, pengambilan foto dan wasancara dan terakhir pengambilan passport baru.

Penyerahan dokumen 
Dokumen imigrasi diserahkan di loket pendaftaran. Dokumen imigrasi yang harus diisi berikut map dapat diperoleh secara gratis. Dokumen pribadi harus difotokopi dan yang diperlukan adalah:
  1. Kartu Identitas / (Kartu tanda Penduduk (KTP)
  2. Kartu Keluarga (KK)
  3. Akte Lahir atau Ijazah
  4. Passport lama
Sedangkan dokumen yang harus diisi adalah:
1.Formulir Surat Perjalanan Republik Indonesia untuk Warga Negara Indonesia
2.Surat Pernyataan bahwa dokumen pemohon adalah milik sendiri, asli dan tidak palsu atau dipalsukan

Dokumen imigrasi tersebut disertai fotokopi dokumen ditaruh di Map Kuning dan diserahkan ke loket penyerahan.

Pembayaran Biaya Passport
Saat ini Kantor Imigrasi tidak lagi menerima pembayaran biaya passport. Kantor Imigrasi bekerja sama dengan BNI 46 untuk menerima pembayaran. Biaya perpanjang passport untuk 48 halaman sebesar Rp.255.000 dan ditambah biaya administrasi bank sebesar Rp.5.000

Pengambilan Foto
Tahap selanjutnya adalah pengambilan Foto langsung diikuti dengan pengambilan sidik jari ditempat yang sama.  Setelah itu pemohon akan diwawancara. Siapkan dokumen asli jika diminta untuk menunjukan dokmen tersebut.

Pengambilan Passport
Tahap terakhir adalah pengambilan passport baru. Kita diminta untuk fotokopi passport lama dan baru dan membuat surat pernyataan diatas materai Rp.6.000



Tips:
  • Pada saat pengisian data online, pilih jenis passport* 48H (48 halaman) untuk passport tujuan wisata ke luar negeri karena passport 24 halaman untuk calon TKI/TKW.
screen pengisian perpanjangan passport online

  • Dokumen pribadi (KTP, KK, Akte Lahir dan Passport lama) di fotokopi di kertas ukuran A4. Untuk KTP harus diperbesar 120% dan jangan dipotong lagi.
  • Bawalah passport asli pada saat penyerahan dokumen formulir pendafatran di loket pendaftaran. 
  • Petugas Customer service akan membantu memeriksa kelengkapan dokumen pendaftaran dan memberikan nomor antrian untuk loket pendaftaran.
  • Diperlukan 2 materai Rp.6.000 untuk perpanjang passport, pertama untuk pernyataan dokumen yang dimiliki dan kedua untuk bukti pengambilan passport baru.
  • Lepas lensa kontak (contact lens) pada saat dilakukan pengambilan foto biometric
  • Pengambilan passport 3 hari kerja setelah foto, sidik jari dan wawancara. Tanggal pengambilan akan dicap di dokumen perpanjangan passport
  • Bawalah dokumen asli saat foto dan wawancara
  • Pembayaran biaya passport harus di Bank BNI 46. Untuk wilayah Tangerang yang terdekat Bank BNI 46 berada di ruko mall Tang City.
  • Bawa lebih fotokopi dokumen untuk berjaga jaga jika diminta oleh petugas penerimaan dokumen. 
  • Koperasi Imigrasi selain tempat meminta dokumen perpanjanga passport juga menyediakan jasa fotokopi dan juga penjualan materai.
  • Gunakan bolpen dengan tinta berwarna hitam.
  • Perpanjang passport 6 bulan sebelum masa berlaku passport jatuh tempo 
  • Kenakan baju yang rapi dan sopan, tidak disarankan untuk menggunakan celana pendek dan sandal pada saat pengurusan passport.
  • Pada saat pengambilan foto, diwajibkan memakai baju yang rapi namun tidak boleh berwarna putih
  • Berikan waktu perpanjang passport agak panjang jika akan mengurus pembelian tiket pesawat.
  • Proses normal perpanjang passport 6 hari kerja, hari pertama memasukan formulir dan pembayaran ke bank, hari ke 3 wawancara dan foto dan hari ke 6 mengambil passport

Catatan: 
Perpanjang passport di atas dilakukan di Kantor Imigrasi Tangerang, bisa berbeda dengan kantor imigrasi lainnya.
Perpanjangan secara online hanya ilustrasi, penulis melakukan proses perpanjangan passport lewat jalur biasa.

semoga bermanfaat ;)


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Monday, January 20, 2014

Mau Kartu MCC Regular Gratis?

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Sejak bulan Agustus 2013, MCC tidak lagi memberikan Kartu Regular secara gratis jika kita berbelanja di Toko Matahari minimal sebesar Rp.100.000. Customer Matahari akan dikenakan biaya pendaftaran sebesar Rp.20.000 untuk kartu Regular ini.


Kartu MCC
MCC atau Matahari Club Card adalah kartu loyalty yang dikeluarkan PT. Matahari Department Store Tbk. yang ditujukan kepada konsumen toko ini. Saat ini MCC memiliki 3 jenis kartu loyalty, yakni Kartu Regular, Premium dan Beauty. Member MCC akan mendapatkan point reward untuk setiap transaksi pembelanjaan di Matahari Department Store. Pembelanjaan minimum Rp 20.000,- akan mendapatkan 2 point reward untuk Kartu Reguler dan 4 point reward untuk Kartu Beauty dan Premium. Point reward tersebut  dapat ditukar dengan voucher Belanja Matahari. yakni setiap 100 point reward MCC akan mendapatkan voucher belanja sebesar Rp 10.000,- (sepuluh ribu rupiah).


Kartu Regular Gratis!

Kartu MCC Regular
Kita bisa mendapatkan kartu Regular secara gratis dengan mengunjungi website matahari dan registrasi kartu secara online di website ini dan langsung diantar ke alamat kita. Cara registrasi mudah sekali:

  • Kunjungi website Matahari, cari tulisan MCC di kanan bawah cari Join MCC Now dan klik
  • Klik kata kata "Registrasi disini"  dan baca KETENTUAN DAN PERSYARATAN KEANGGOTAAN MCC, kemudian scroll down terus halaman ini sampai menemukan" Saya setuju dengan syarat dan ketentuan yang berlaku", klik jika kita setuju dan akan muncul Box merah "Registrasi". Klik di box ini untuk melanjutkan pengisian data.
  • Isi form Registrasi Kartu Online dan klik kirim jika semua data sudah benar, sebelumnya kita harus membaca kembali syarat dan ketenetuan dan klik setuju jika sudah OK.
  • Kita akan menerima email pemberitahuan registrasi kartu MCC Regular sudah berhasil. Di email ini ada nomor kartu dan sandi. 
  • Kita diharuskan mengganti password dengan cara kembali ke website matahari dan mengisi nomor kartu dan sandi sesuai email. Ikuti petunjuk yang ada di screen ini
  • Pendaftaran kartu regular gratis sudah selesai, kita tinggal menunggu kartu yang akan dikirim oleh MCC.
  • Gampang kan!


Tips:


  • Isi data dengan benar dan sesuai dengan data kita di KTP. Kalau salah isi, bisa bisa kita ngga bisa tukar point rewardnya.
  • Alamat Pengiriman Kartu juga harus lengkap dan benar, kode pos juga wajibdiisi. MCC akan mengirimkam kartu lewat Pos, kalau yang diisi salah atau kurang lengkap, kita bisa tidak menerima kartu MCC. 
  • Kalau belum terima kartu, cek aja ke Halo Matahari!
  • Setelah menerima kartu, kita bisa langsung gunakan untuk berbelanja dan langsung dapat mengumpulkan point rewardnya.
  • Cek point juga bisa di websitenya Matahari.
  • Ganti kartu MCC Regular ke jenis kartu MCC Premium atau MCC Beauty, bisa dapat gratis: tas, asuransi, doble point dan ada discount khusus untuk barang tertentu di hari tertentu dan juga bisa dapat disount di merchant yang ada di katalog MCC.


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Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Bogor Botanical Gardens

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The Bogor Botanical gardens is the oldest and most well-known of the four of The Indonesian Botanical Gardens.The Gardens located in the middle of Bogor town, truly the heart of this city and adjoins the Istana Bogor (Presidential Palace).  It covers more than 80 hectares and contents an impressive collection of various plants and incredible trees from all over Indonesia. Many trees have grown into incredible height, some with a root system reaching high over ground creating a true feeling of walking around in the rain forest.

Scissor Pond at Bogor Botanical Garden

The gardens founded 1817 were very old yet very well maintained and beautiful. The many ancient trees, canopies of vines and flowers and sheer abundance of exotic tropical plants gave you a sense of sanctuary. With all the water features and landscaping adding to the scenic stroll throughout the grounds, it was hard not to want to take a picture of everything you saw. The bamboo garden was wonderful, here and there you would find benches to sit down and contemplate the beauty of the garden.

Presidential Palace at Bogor Botanical Gardens

It is a pleasure to be able to walk among such mature trees which are marked with the Latin name. Try checking out the park sites and facilities: JJ Smith and Lady Raffles Memorial, Scissor Pond, Bat habitat tree, Teisjmann Park, Dutch Cemetery,  Canary avenue, Hanging Bridge, Surya Lembayung Bridge, Orchid House Exhibition, Sudjana Kassan Park, Treub laboratory, Herbarium & Seed Musesum and Tissue Cultural laboratory.

Dutch Cemetery at Bogor Botanical Gardens

Today the gardens contain more than 15,000 species of trees and plants. There are 400 types of exceptional palms along lawns and avenues.The Gardens are a refuge for more than 50 different varieties of birds and for groups of bats roosting high in the trees. The orchid houses contain some 3,000 varieties.  Over the 180 years, it contributed to many major science, agriculture, conservation and environmental education.

the rare flower of Rafflesia Patma

At the beginning of year 2014, the rare flower of Rafflesia Patma is blooming at Bogor Botanical Garden. It was the 7th flowers since 2010.  It is one of the three national flowers in Indonesia, the other two being the white jasmine and moon orchid. It was officially recognized as a national "rare flower" (Indonesian: puspa langka)

Tips:
  • Check the herb garden, palms, bamboo collection, Mexican garden, water garden and ginger collection. In fact, almost every square inch is interesting.  Try the open garden car for a sightseeing everywhere inside this park.
  • You can rent a bicycle inside and tour the park as you wish
  • There is Zoology museum inside the park. It is included at your entry ticket. This museum is very old and tired. Check its collection of the giant blue whale bones. It is very amazing big.
  • The other interesting place is the Dutch cemetery. You can see the antique massive tomb that built from the late 1800. So old!
  • Don't forget to bring an umbrella as the weather is quite unpredictable. Bogor is one of the wettest cities with highest rainfall in Java. The rainy city is other name of this town.
  • Thanks to roads throughout the Garden that allow cars to drive through. But in case you are visiting for the first time, please keep in mind: this place is really big. Be sure to bring plenty of water if you don't plan on bringing your car into the gardens.
  • Visit the famous hanging red bridge, the back view of the Bogor Presidential Palace and see the beauty of the tall & strong trees planted from 1800s
  • If you plan to go to the gardens from Jakarta, start your trip early, at about 9am at the latest. This is to ensure you miss the horrendous traffic jams.
  • There is a great cafe located on a hill with a lovely panoramic view overlooking part of the gardens.
  • Don't forget your sunscreen and  mosquito repellant.
  • Go early, bring your picnic basket and prepare to spend at least half a day in the park - it was well worth the long trip from the city.
  • The gardens are an absolute paradise but the lack of proper maintenance leaves the manmade things a bit "tired".

Zoology museum

The others Indonesian Botanical Gardens worth to see are:

  • Cibodas Botanical Gardens (Bergtuin te Cibodas, Hortus  and Cibodas laboratory) at West Java, covering  at 120 Ha with high at 1400 meter sea level.  It founded by Teysman  in 1866, many collections of tropic as well sub tropic plants can be found here.
  • Purwodadi  Botanical Gardens  (Hortus Purwodadi)  at East Java founded by Van Sloten in 1941. It covers 85 Ha at high 250 meter of sea level. It also collects many tropical plants.
  • Eka Karya Botanical Gardens at  Bedugul , Bali island founded by Prof. Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo in 1959. It covers 159,4 Ha at high 1400 meter sea level. It collects dry climate plants and tropical plants as well.


The price of admission:
Admission Rp. 14.000, - / person.
Special tickets Foreign Tourists Rp. 25.000, - / person.
Roving Vehicle Wheels 4 Rp. 30.000, -.
Parking Vehicles 2 Wheels Rp. 5.000, -.
Bicycles Tickets Roving Rp. 5.000, -.



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Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Rafflesia Patma flower at Bogor Botanical Garden

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At the beginning of year 2014, the rare flower of Rafflesia Patma is blooming at Bogor Botanical Garden West Java, Indonesia. It is the 7th flowers since 2010 and one of the three national flowers in Indonesia, the other two being the white jasmine and moon orchid. It was officially recognized as a national "rare flower".

Rafflesia Patma at Bogor Botanical Garden

There are about 30 species of Rafflesia that have been found in the world,  Rafflesia Patma is one of the 15 species of Rafflesia found in Indonesia.  Rafflesia Patma is a member of the genus Rafflesia. It is noted for producing the largest individual flower on earth.  The flower of Rafflesia Patma grows to a diameter of around 38 centimeter. The buds take many months to develop and the flower lasts for just a few days. There are around 5 buds still wait to bloom.

Rafflesia Patma Blume
It lives as a parasite on the Tetrastigma vine, which grows only in primary rainforests.  Rafflesia is rare and fairly hard to locate. It is especially difficult to locate the flower in forests. There are only 3 places you could see this flower, i.e.: Bogor botanical garden, Cagar Alam Pananjung, Pangandaran  and Cagar Alam Leuweung Sancang, Garut.

Rafflesia lacks any observable leaves, stems or even roots, yet is still considered a vascular plant. Similar to fungi, individuals grow as thread-like strands of tissue completely embedded within and in intimate contact with surrounding host cells from which nutrients and water are obtained. This plant produces no leaves, stems or roots and does not have chlorophyll. It can only be seen when it is ready to reproduce. Perhaps the only part of Rafflesia that is identifiable as distinctly plant-like are the flowers; although, even these are unusual since they attain massive proportions, have a reddish-brown coloration.

Rafflesia Flower information board

It has a very strong and horrible odor of decaying flesh, earning it the nickname "corpse flower".  The stink scent attracts insects such as flies which then pollinate the rare plant. The flowers are unisexual and thus proximity of male and female flowers is vital for successful pollination. These factors make successful pollination a rare event.  The 6th flowers have been bloomed at Bogor, 5 ones were a female and other was male.


source:
http://www.bogorbotanicgardens.org/


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