Kumpulin Uang untuk Travelling & Masih Bisa Nabung? Gawedulu Yuk!

TRAVELs, siapa coba yang nggak suka jalan-jalan dan kesenangan hidup? Tentu mayoritas orang pasti suka dengan travelling, termasuk I Born To Travel. Namun, travelling ini juga memerlukan biaya. Meskipun sudah banyak aplikasi ataupun komunitas travelling yang memberi tahu bagaimana tips and trick nge-trip murah, bagaimana cara mendapatkan tempat penginapan gratis, dan lain sebagainya, namun travelling tetap perlu mengeluarkan uang.

IMG_3337

Faktanya, uang tak mungkin datang begitu saja. Entah seberapa passionate TRAVELs dalam merencanakan perjalanan travelling, apabila tidak disertai dengan uang maka semua akan sia-sia dan tidak bisa terwujud. I Born To Travel juga sering kali merasakan pengalaman yang sama kok dalam pendanaan untuk travelling.

Nah… nggak lama ini, I Born To Travel menemukan sebuah aplikasi yaitu Gawe. Setelah I Born To Bite coba download, registrasi dan mempelajari lebih lanjut, ternyata Gawe ini membantu TRAVELs untuk mencari uang tambahan, lho! Nggak peduli TRAVELs masih anak sekolah, kuliahan, pekerja kantoran atau bahkan Ibu Rumah Tangga, TRAVELs bisa apply pekerjaan di Gawe!

 

IMG-9164

 

Wah, kok menarik? Apa sih Gawe itu?

Gawe adalah sebuah aplikasi untuk para pencari pekerja dan pencari pekerjaan harian. Gawe berfokus pada pekerjaan paruh waktu, bukan tetap. Tersedia di Android, Gawe ini mempermudah kedua belah pihak, baik mereka yang sedang mencari penghasilan sampingan atau tambahan dengan para pemilik bisnis yang hanya membutuhkan bantuan pegawai sementara atau harian.

DSC_0020 copy

Asyiknya lagi, Gawe tidak mengharuskan para pekerjanya memiliki Skill cemerlang, misalnya harus S1 dahulu, harus bisa Bahasa asing, dan lainnya. Syaratnya hanyalah waktu dan tekad dari para pencari kerja saja.

 

Mau!! Gimana cara daftarnya?!

IMG-9192

Hehehe… emang menarik banget nih, I Born To Travel aja langsung download dan registrasi! Gampang pula kok cara daftarnya.

  1. Download aplikasi Gawe di HP Android milik TRAVELs.
  2. Isi nomor handphone aktif dan teregistrasi, kemudikan klik “Selanjutnya”
  3. Kode verifikasi akan dikirim ke nomor HP tersebut. Setelah kode verifikasi dimasukkan, klik “Lanjutkan”
  4. Agar TRAVELs bisa mencari pekerjaan, TRAVELs harus diverifikasi terlebih dahulu oleh Gawe. Caranya dengan foto KTP, kemudian klik “Update”

Terus? Cara Pakainya Gimana?

IMG-9189

Mudah banget, TRAVELs! Tinggal klik aja “Cari Kerja”, kemudian akan keluar seluruh list pekerjaan harian yang bisa TRAVELs apply atau ajukan untuk mendapatkan kerja. Responnya cepat! Semua tinggal klik, nggak perlu keluar rumah, nyaman banget deh!

Gawe ini juga dilengkapi dengan detektor lokasi pekerjaan dengan jarak 5km dari tempat TRAVELs. Pekerjaan yang TRAVELs dapatkan seputar packing untuk Online Shop, membantu cat rumah, membetulkan pagar yang rusak, dan lain sebagainya. Persyaratannya nggak ribet, asalkan niat dan ada waktu.

 

Gawe tak hanya menguntungkan para pencari pekerja, tetapi pemilik UKM

Bener banget, nih! Pasalnya, pemilik UKM bisa mencari pekerja paruh waktu lebih fleksibel dan dengan jaringan yang lebih luas. Sehingga, pilihan kandidat pun makin banyak tanpa perlu repot nongkrong dan interview satu per satu. Semua bisa hanya dalam genggaman tangan.

 

IMG-9193

Jadi, salah satu rahasia I Born To Travel untuk mengumpulkan dana travelling adalah dengan bekerja paruh waktu. Lumayan, bisa sebagai tambahan dana untuk travelling. Bahkan, terkadang I Born To Travel hanya perlu menggunakan dana hasil pendapatan dari pekerjaan paruh waktu ini, lho.

Bagi TRAVELs yang mulai merencakan perjalanan travelling TRAVELs untuk akhir tahun ataupun tahun depan, sekarang bisa mengumpulkan uang tambahan nih! Jadi, uang atau gaji pokok yang mungkin sudah TRAVELs dapatkan dari kantor bisa dibuat hal lainnya atau bahkan ditabung. Asyik banget deh! Caranya pun gampang, tinggal Gawedulu, yuk!

Pssttt… di Gawe ada program undian iPhone 7!! Mudah banget, tinggal download kemudian share app-nya, TRAVELs berkesempatan menangin iPhone-nya!

IMG-9190

 

Thanks, reader(s)!

[Megan Faustine]

STALK ME ON:

IBORNTOBITE.COMINSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

Advertisements

Wahana Cinta Momozen : Soon Will Be The Highest Ferris Wheel in Indonesia!

The East Jakarta area in Indonesia is still being developed and there are lots of construction & development there, including the ones at Jakarta Garden City. On this area, there are several areas that is still being constructed, two of them are AEON Mall & Ferris Wheel Wahana Cinta Momozen.

 

Wahana Cinta Momozen

 

Located near the entrance of Jakarta Garden City complex, you could see the big building of AEON Mall and the fondation of Ferris Wheel. It is projected to be completed by September 2017. Before the official grand opening, Wahana Cinta Momozen group invite IBornToTravel together with other bloggers & medias to join the press conference.

 

Press Con Momozen

 

Press-Con Wahana Cinta Momozen at Club House Jakarta Garden City

2

 

The press conference was attended by the Momozen team from Japan & Indonesia. Momozen itself means “1000 Kebaikan” in Bahasa or 1000 Goodness. In Indonesia, it is owned by PT Momozen Amusemen Indonesia with their mission to bring a new experience in the entertainment industry with 3 principals which are Omotenasi (friendliness), Omoiyari (teamwork) and Originality.

 

Momozen

 

The Ferris Wheel already applied the international quality standard, using a high quality technologi in terms of the fondation, safety, completed with anti-lightning protection. The head of the constructor itself is from Japan, of course with the help of Indonesian to finish the project.

Momozen press con

 

Aside from the press conference about the Ferris Wheel, IBornToTravel and the others were also introduced about the food that will be sold & the passengers could enjoy it on board. The head chef is coming and he explain about two Grab & Go Food, which are the Shawarma & Brazillian Chicken Wing.

 

Momozen Chef

 

 

Momozen

 

 

Wahana Cinta Momozen Prototype

As TRAVELs could see, when the Ferris Wheel is done, it will look like this.

momozen

 

What You Can Do at The Ferris Wheel & Surrounding?

1. Book a Couple Gondola, say “I Love You” , Purpose , or anything romantic to your beloved ones.

 

love you

 

Yes, TRAVELs could book a couple gondola if TRAVELs want to express your love, purpose your girl/boyfriend, or say other important things. This Gondola is not just for young lovers. For example if TRAVELs have already been married for 50 years, why not expressing your love again on the sky?

 

2. Book a VIP Gondola, enjoy the view with family.

 

vip gondola

 

If TRAVELs want a quality time with family but don’t have time going out of town, then simply book the VIP Gondola and enjoy the view.

 

3. Lock your love with the “Love Lock”.

There will be a special place where couples could buy a lock, sign their name on it, then lock it and throw the key away, so there love will be eternal.

 

4. Buy a ticket and enjoy the ride with the other passengers.

If TRAVELs are fine riding with other passengers, or maybe you are visiting Wahana Cinta all by yourself, TRAVELs could enjoy the ride with other passengers. It only load maximum 6 passengers on each Gondola, so it will be fine and not packed.

 

5. Enjoying the Grab & Go Food at The Cafe.

There will be 4 different tenants who offers F&B that TRAVELs could bring inside the Gondola. The tenats consist of Ice Cream Tenants, Sweets Tenants, Grab&Go Tenants and Beverages Tenants. Two of their recommended menus are the Grab & Go Food.

– Shawarma (Kebab)

 

chicken kebab

 

TRAVELs could choose between chicken and beef. Taste good and they’re using the freshest ingredients!

– Brazilian Chicken Wings

 

chicken wing

 

TRAVELs could taste a hint of honey, and the chicken is tender enough. Eventhough it’s a bit complicated to eat it because TRAVELs need to eat with hand, but still enjoyable!

 

The Ferris Wheel Capacity, Time & Entrance Fee

Now that TRAVELs already look at the prototype, know what TRAVELs could do there, then TRAVELs must be wondering how much the entrance fee is, how long is the ride, and how many Gondolas available?

Entrance Fee Ticket

Single Entrance Fee = IDR 50,000 (1 Gondola with the other passengers, in total 6 persons)

Couple Entrance Fee = IDR 160,000 (1 Gondola 2 persons only)

VIP / Family Entrance Fee = IDR 350,000 (1 Gondola 6 persons, exclusive)

There will be 32 Gondolas with air conditioner where each of them could load 6 passengers. 6 of the Gondolas are designed special for VIP / Couple.

1 round will be around 15 minutes. If TRAVELs book a Couple Gondola, for example for expressing your love or others, then TRAVELs could have 30 minutes (2 rounds).

 

Overall, IBornToTravel just can’t wait to attend the Grand Opening and be the first one to try the Wahana Cinta Momozen. It will be nice to view Jakarta from up above! Looking forward to it, save the date TRAVELs! On September 2017!

(IBornToTravel join the press-con on 28th February 2017)

WAHANA CINTA MOMOZEN

Grand Opening soon on September 2017

Jakarta Garden City, Jl. Raya Cakung Cilincing

Jakarta Timur

 WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM

Thanks, reader(s)!

[Megan Faustine]

STALK ME ON:

INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

Day 3 : Singapore – Full Day at Universal Studio Singapore

Hi there again sunshine!!
Yes, right now we’re moving on to Day 3 (Horray!!). Sorry I just continue this story since the last few months ago (Jan – May) are being a really rough and difficult months in my life (hahaha, I can laugh it off right now).
Okay, get back to topic!
Today we’ll be going to SENTOSA ISLAND or the UNIVERSAL STUDIO SINGAPORE !! YAYYYY (Read this one with a very excited voice, okay? hahaha)

To get here :

1. Take MRT to HarbourFront Station, alight or exit “E” to Vivo City (it’s a mall).
2. Go to the 3rd floor to bought your Sentosa Express ticket(s).
3. Alight at “Waterfront Station”, walk straight, when there’s a “Chili Restaurant” on your right, turn right, and voila… the globe is in front of you!
After we arrived at Vivo City third floor, we directly queue to buy our ticket. Even though it looks like a long queue, it was really fast.
After the ticket is in your hand, then proceed to the gate. Here, tap your ticket like usual, then join another queue to board the Sentosa Express train.
The entrance door
Don’t worry, the signs are everywhere, in case you get confused.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE

Yeay! We have arrived at USS, and don’t forget to make sure you brought your ticket already, okay?
I bought this ticket through a local travel agent in Indonesia, since I want to guarantee my place in USS (if you bought it on USS, it might be sold out… well who knows right? Better prepare for the worst).
Besides, if I bought it through a local agent, I could get meal voucher SGD 5. Not bad huh?
You will need to redeemed this ticket at the ticket booth.

Can you imagine how excited I am to see this phenomenal globe?

AND THIS ONEEE??
Of course, let me take my snap here! I think this one is a must snap when you already get to Universal Studio Singapore. Well, not everyday you could go here and have fun right?
So after taking picture or – maybe – you passing by the USS globe, you’ll found the entrance to the Universal Studio Singapore. Again, the queue is super long, but it’s moving really fast. While waiting, you could also look at the map, or maybe grab a guide map and plan what games you want to try inside.

*EXCITED EXCITED EXCITED* Everything looks super perfect to me right now!

Posing with the minions at USS Stores.

Honestly, I just realized that I don’t have too many photos at the park, especially with the main attraction, arena, and stuffs. I think I’m enjoying my time too much & I really need to catch up with the time. Since USS is super crowded everyday, and the queue in every ride is SUPER DUPER long. Like, I’ve waited for the Transformers Ride for about 3 hours – yes, correct, 3 HOURS…. so yeah, you better be fast!
However, the funny thing is I do remember to capture my lunch -LOL- blame my “food blogger” behaviour – it’s in my blood – hopefully the food here could make you drool.

THE LOST WORLD – Discovery Food Court

Singaporean Laksa

Taste super good, very flavourful, and the tofu is just light and smooth. It comes with super big portion. The egg is perfectly cook, the shrimp is peeled already (easy to eat) I love everything here 🙂

Vegetarian Noodle

My mom order this one since she’s afraid that the food here is not her taste (well, her taste is kinda unique and really hard to follow, believe me. She doesn’t eat fat, intestine, or others. She eat clean.) To my surprise, taste actually great and that mushroom – delicious!

Bento box ? (sorry I forgot the name)

I know, this menu is sooo Indonesia, because it has rice on it. Taste okay, however for me it’s kinda plain. Again, the portion’s big, so still worth it.

After re-charging with big, satisfying lunch, let’s go back and play again! Finally, I found 1 picture of myself with the most challenging attractions / ride in USS : BattleStar Galactica! This ride is super scary but totally worth the queue! Too bad I only could ride the “Red” one, since the time is not enough 😦

Every girl definitely has a dream to has a palace like this! You could find this one at the “Far Far Away” land. The sky is getting dark, and I need to catch up my time because I need to watch “Wings of Time” show on 8.40 !

WINGS OF TIME (SGD 18 / pax)

To get here :

1. From USS, hop on the Sentosa Express again.
2. Alight at “Beach Station”.
3. Follow the signs to Wings of Time
Again, I want to make sure that I got the seats, so I already bought the tickets back home in Indonesia. So no need to queue to buy the tickets anymore, hehehe!
We arrived on time for the show, and we pick a very great seat – it’s located on the middle – and still have some time to relax before the show started.
I don’t take any video here, since it’s not allowed to record the show. However, I do take some snaps for you guys so you could know about Wings Of Time.
I personally think that it’s super beautiful, magnificent, and jaw dropping show. The technology they’re using,the water, the light, everything feels perfect! I think you need to watch this show when you already here. Again, experience is always priceless!
Here’s a sneak peek of the show :
TRAVEL IN SINGAPORE
Day 4 : Singapore – Gardens by The Bay, Haji Lane & Merlion (updated soon)
SINGAPORE FOOD GUIDE (link & posts updated soon)

Get your MRT Map here

Thanks, reader(s)!

Add me in Snapchat for Live Updates!
meganfaustine


FOLLOW ME:

BEHANCE | INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ | TWITTER

Day 2 : Singapore – St. Andrew’s & Orchard Road !

After the not so satisfying National Day experience yesterday, I woke up with a superb energy, ready to start the second day in Singapore! As for today, there’s no more free MRT, so I need to Top Up my EZ Link balance.

What is EZ Link?

For those who is travelling for the first time in Singapore, EZ Link is a transportation card. You could use this card for MRT, LRT and Bus. There are some options, like you could purchase an EZ Link like a Singaporean citizen, or you could by the Singapore Tourist Pass for 1 – 3days (unlimited travel, valid for 24 – 72 hours, one time pay). You could buy this inside the MRT station.
Singapore Tourist Pass price information :
1 Day Pass : SGD 20, Refundable SGD 10
2 Day Pass : SGD 26, Refundable SGD 10
3 Day Pass : SGD 30, Refundable SGD 10
You could refund it within 5 days of the purchase.
For more information, you could visit EZ Link website here.
Locket to buy your Singapore Tourist Pass
After top up my EZ Link card, then it’s time to begin the 2nd day journey! My first destination today is going to be St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

How to get to St. Andrew’s Cathedral :

MRT Station : City Hall (Red & Green Line) – find the download link of MRT map below.
A peek of St. Andrew’s Cathedral as you walk out from the MRT station
St. Andrew’s could be said as one of the oldest & it is the largest Cathedral in Singapore. No wonder it becomes one of the most famous tourist object in Singapore. As you walked inside the area, you’ll realize that the Colonial atmosphere is still there.
The famous St. Andrew’s Cathedral
There are lots of local and tourists that spend their time inside St. Andrew’s. No need to worry, even though you’re not Catholic but you want to know what’s inside, just walk in and look around. Remember to keep your voice down as some of the visitors are praying.
St. Andrew’s Cathedral, back side
People usually take photos only at the main area. If you walk around the church just a bit to the right, then you could also find this peaceful, classic little place to pray.
Hidden treasure that I found at the right wing of the church
(It’s to gorgeous so that’s why I re-touch it a little bit to bring out the real colour and what I felt and saw using a photo editor)
After praying and resting for a while, then I continue my trip. To my surprise, as I walk out from St. Andrew’s, turns out that the primary event of the Singapore National Day is on the City Hall. I saw some of the stage equipment are being removed and stored. There are still lots of tourists that take photos around. FYI, this place is surprisingly super HOT and the sunshine could dazzle you. Prepare sunglasses to protect your eyes.
The main stage of the National Day Event
The City Hall
If you had more time and love to visit the gallery, then you could stop by to The National Gallery of Singapore, just beside St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
The National Gallery Singapore building

My second stop for today is Orchard Road! Just say, who doesn’t love shopping? Well I bet everyone do! As it’s just one day after the National Day, there are still lots of promotions going on around the department stores and malls.

Street on Orchard Road

When I was there, I saw that there’s a shooting in progress. They interviewed random people who passed by.

Shooting in progress

Around Orchard Road, you could find the famous 1 SGD ice cream (Now it’s 1.2 SGD) which is a mandatory dessert to buy here in Orchard Road. The seller is usually an older people.

If you’re lucky, you could also watch some unique street performances.

A street performance

Now… excuse my self because I really need to go shopping!

More about St. Andrew’s Cathedral here

TRAVEL IN SINGAPORE
Day 4 : Singapore – Gardens by The Bay, Haji Lane & Merlion (updated soon)
SINGAPORE FOOD GUIDE (link & posts updated soon)

Get your MRT Map here
Thanks, reader(s)!

Add me in Snapchat for Live Updates!
meganfaustine


FOLLOW ME:

 INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ | TWITTER

Day 1 : Singapore – Arrive at Singapore (It’s National Day!)

Last August, I was travelling to Bali, Madura (two places both in Indonesia), Singapore, Johor and Malaysia. I know it’s November and it was super long before I post my whole travelling & food guide stories to you all, but hey, you could use this guide anytime – well, except the fact that Singapore 50th National Day only came once in your life time, hahaha! If some of you wondering why I’m “gone” for a while, to cut it short – I don’t want to get you bored – it’s because these few months are my life changing events & hell yeah, I am pretending to be  busy, LOL. Once again, sorry for the delay!
To begin with, I will start to post my travel & food guide around Singapore. Relax, the 4 other places will follow, promise you within this month (November) all will be uploaded in borntobite.blogspot.com, which is this blog 😉
I arrived at Singapore around 2 p.m on 9 August 2015 (YES, IT’S THE NATIONAL DAY BABE!!), because my flight is not a direct flight. So, I need to transit for about 3 hours in Jakarta (there’s another story for this, and it’s kinda long because Surabaya – Singapore route is being hold since December last year due to some reasons, but thanks to Air Asia crew, they manage to turn my flights so that I still can go to Singapore via Jakarta *YEYY!).
When you step out from the airplane, if you’re Indonesian and you’re using Air Asia, you’ll see this signs. Just follow the “Arrival” sign until you could grab your baggage. Changi Airport is really huge, so you might watch out because you don’t want to get lost, right?
Not for long, you’ll find this sign “Welcome Terminal 1” you’re still on the right track! Don’t forget to keep follow the sign until you reach the “Arrival Immigration” on the airport.
As I walk through the Travelator, I spot something unique and beneficial for those who feel tired after your long flight. There are some foot massage facilities along the way to the Immigration. If you’re travelling with older people, it’ll be very useful. I spot an old lady enjoying the foot massage.
You’ll walk down on an escalator and spot the Terminal 1 Immigration. Take out the form that you’ve filled inside the airplane – or maybe take a new one if you lost it / haven’t take it – then start queuing. While waiting, you could grab some brochures and small guide around. I found it quiet useful, because you could get more insights about what’s going on and around Singapore.
Passed the immigration, I board the “SkyTrain” to Terminal 2, because I’ll hop on MRT to go to my hotel. If you also want to hop MRT, then follow the sign “SkyTrain”. Guess what? Because that day was the 50th National Day, you could ride the MRT FOR FREE. Yes, you read it right, FREE the whole day!
I book a hotel near Aljunied (MRT : Aljunied) area called “Chang Ziang Hotel” through Agoda.com with a great price. A queen bed & a single bed, for 3 persons, only IDR 700,000. You’ll have an inside bathroom, complete bathroom supplies, 3 complimentary bottled water, television, air-con, even there’s a fridge inside. Here’s the map to the hotel – super easy!
Here’s a room tour with pictures, the hotel is very clean, comfy, and homey!
The television, and other complimentary activities
The bathroom sink
The bathroom
The bed (this one is the single bed, the queen bed is twice of this size)
Air-con and fridge
After I clean myself and put all my belongings inside the hotel, because today is the National Day, I heard that the fireworks will begin on the Marina Bay Sands, on The Float area. A bit of intermezzo, here’s what Singapore’s MRT Hallway look like. (Reminds me of how happy I am to be back on Singapore again after 5 years!!).
Inside the MRT
The MRT station is super crowded because a lot of people also want to watch the Parade & the Fireworks. I’m not that lucky that day, because I heard some people said that the fireworks begin at 6 or 7 p.m, and I’m too late to search for a great spot to watch the Firework 😦
Other person and the MRT crew also told me that Marina Bay area was so full – it’s a waste of time if you go there – that’s why I switch the destination to the Esplanade. To my surprise, it was also very full – blame me because I’m not a Singaporean and didn’t know the condition –
Thankfully, there’s still a big LED screen in front of the MRT station, where I could watch the National Parade. From there I found out that yes, it’s true that the Parade passed by in the area, but the primary location of the whole National event is not located on the Marina Bay. The complete story will soon on the Singapore Day 2!
You could watch the parade through this LED Screen
You could watch the parade through this LED Screen
I don’t want to share picture only, so here’s a short video on the Parade (almost the end of it, I know *also sad* 😦 ) and also what’s on the LED Screen.
Lesson learnt : Even though you already search information on the website, it’s better to go there earlier – like really, earlier – especially on a special, once in a lifetime day like this, like taking a flight one day before, or arrived in the morning. 

TRAVEL IN SINGAPORE (link & posts updated soon)
Day 4 : Singapore – Gardens by The Bay, Haji Lane & Merlion
SINGAPORE FOOD GUIDE (link & posts updated soon)
Thanks, reader(s)!

Add me in Snapchat for Live Updates!
meganfaustine


FOLLOW ME:

 INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ | TWITTER

Batu : Paragliding at Banyak Mountain, I’m Flying Like a Hawk!!

Batu is an Indonesian language for “Stone”. It’s located on East Java Province, about 30 minutes drive from Malang, or 2 hours and 30 minutes from Surabaya, the second biggest city in Indonesia. Even though it’s not a big city, only 190,000 people in the population, but Batu has so many interesting places to see and activities to do.
From a bunch of activities in Batu, I choose to try their Paragliding, one of the extreme sport, as the first and most wanted list that I must experience in Batu. Actually, I’ve been wanting to try Paragliding since last year, when I had my internship in Jakarta (The Paragliding activity is in Puncak, about 45mins from Jakarta) but I don’t have time 😦
The peak of Banyak Mountain, Indonesia!
That is why, when I heard that there’s also Paragliding sport in Batu, which is not far from Surabaya, I definitely must try that!!
Before departure, I already search some informations from the internet about the Paragliding activity. Well, I can sum it up for you in my post here. Your welcome !

Directions :

1. From Batu city, you need to go up hill, follow the road direction with green colour, to Songgoriti.
2. You’ll go pass Jambuluwuk resort (if you find this, then you’re still in the right direction).
3. After that, you’ll find a Cow Statue, and TURN RIGHT.
4. Becareful, because you’ll find 2 intersections, and there’s a sign of Paragliding there, and again, TURN RIGHT.
5. About 200 – 300 meters from there, there’s again another blurry sign on your right, then you must TURN LEFT.
6. The alley is a bit small, and you’ll see rice fields there. From there on, follow the sign “PARALAYANG” until you reach your destination.
NOTE :
The road to the Paragliding is really small, rocky, and it’s near the edge, but don’t worry, just go straight because about 300m from there you’ll arrive at your destination.
The parking area

Why is it call “Banyak” Mountain ?

The view from Banyak Mountain
I went there with one of the Paragliding Tandem Mentor, Mas Jhoni. His house is really near my homestay, that’s why I got a chance to met him, had a small talk, and then asked if he could become my mentor for the paragliding. (Yeah, so lucky, I know right!)
Anyway, Mas Jhoni ever became an athlete that represents Indonesia overseas! Really cool!
That’s why I also know why this mountain is called Banyak, because Mas Jhoni told me about it. “Banyak” is a Javanese languange for a Goose. Decades before, this mountain was sacred and there were moments when a pack of goose came there, searching for some food. As years goes by, there were none of goose left anymore.

Paragliding from the peak of Banyak Mountain!

The registration for Paragliding sport is on the right side (behind the girl with blue T-shirt)
It is about 8 a.m, and I already stand there in the peak of Banyak Mountain, ready for my flying experience! The weather is really nice and cloudy, which means the wind is friendly for the Paragliding sport.
Preparing for the Paragliding!
Approaching the edge of Banyak Mountain! WOHOOOO!!
A brief explanation and preparing my smartphone to record the whole Paragliding!
NOTE: 
1. They’ll provide paragliding equipments and also give you a certificate.
2. If you want to take pictures, then you need to bring your smartphone / pocket camera / DSLR / Go Pro. They’ll lend you a selfie stick (not available for DSLR) to take picture while flying.
3. Don’t think about it, FLY and just enjoy the view!
Okay then, let’s FLY LIKE A HAWK!!!
Flying!!
It’s so much fun!!

Here’s the video when I’m flying!

Thanks, reader(s)!

Add me in Snapchat for Live Updates!
meganfaustine


FOLLOW ME:

 INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ | TWITTER

Let’s Go & Hunt Some Photos at Kota Tua, Jakarta!

Do you know beside Travelling and Eating, I have another hobby which is photography?
You might guess it while looking at my travel and food photos, even though it’s not a professional photography, it all looks great right?
(*Pede amat yak!* Well, it’s okay to be proud of myself sometimes, isn’t it? 😉 )
On Sunday, I went to Kota Tua – in North Jakarta – because I already miss hunting photos too much!
Yes, it’s been a long time since my last hunting session.
I just started to work as a fresh graduates and I’m kinda busy in office!
– maklum, first jobber jadi so sibuk gitu deh –
Not only that… I went here because I want to drive my just-arrived Toyota Agya!
Finally after 6 months saving I could by a car with my own money!
*Whoa… 6 months? That fast?* I know you might get suspicious… hahaha!
Yep right, that fast! Thanks to Toyota Agya’s price that is very affordable and reasonable for a first jobber, I could buy my own car without asking my parents for that. super happy!
Now, now, the intermezzo is right until there, because I’ve arrived in Kota Tua, Jakarta!
It’s super crowded there and it feels like impossible to get a parking area for a car.
Fortunately, thanks for my super slim and skinny Toyota Agya, I could easily get a parking lot – like seriously, a lot faster than the other car around! –
Taking out my gear (read: camera) I start to look around at Kota Tua.
So crowded right? You can see the Pos Indonesia building right on your right side!!

Human Interest

One of my favourite photo theme is actually Human Interest, which means I secretly take a candid shot of people doing their things. There’s always a story behind each Human Interest photos from the photographer point of view. That’s why I love it!
They usually don’t share about the point of view or the story, they just keep it on their head. But well, since I’m a nice one, I’ll share you my perspective in each photos!
Here’s some of my fav shots in Kota Tua – and the story – how do you think?
An old man was playing puppets with “dangdut” songs
I take this shot because I realize that this man is super old but he has the spirit to fight! Maybe he’s going through a hard life. His hair and beard colour is white & long, looks like he never go to saloon for years. His cap is old, might be as old as his age, and his clothes looks like it has not been wash properly. I just wonder if he has a kid or not, is there any one who still take care after him…
Foreigners enjoying their time! Upss… or not?
I take this shot because I’m in love with the black tank-top foreigners style, especially that glasses!! It’s super cool! I’m glad that foreigners could enjoy their time, chill out comfortably with their friends in Kota Tua.
Thennn, I realize there’s one foreigner with a white T-Shirt at the back… why you look so sad & confuse? Hmm, she might be waiting for a friend and I hope they will arrive soon!

Free Shots

Second, I also love to take whatever shots – scenery, stuffs, anything! Here’s what I capture in Kota Tua.
Lots of museums and old buildings that you could visit around Kota Tua, Jakarta. Proud of Indonesia YEAH!!
Buy some souvenirs while strolling around Kota Tua: A must!
Love cycling? Let’s rent this out!

F-o-o-d!

Last but not least… FOOD! Yeep, there are lots of food stalls in Kota Tua, and one of them is traditional street food like the ones eaten by this girl.
Oh my, so hungry right now!
Some girls were enjoying their food! Makes me hungry!
Overall, I can say that Kota Tua is super beautiful, unique, and so Indonesia!
You could go to the museum, watch street performance, rent a bicycle, buy some souvenirs, eat traditional street food, and even say hi to foreigners! Anything!
I realized that I’m still a super amateur photographer, but I just want to show people how I look at the world 🙂
Believe it or not, every people has a different and beautiful perspective in their own eyes about the surroundings.
Those perspective could be shown through each of their photos.
That’s why, if you notice, every photographer has a different style / characteristic, right?
If you share the same hobby as me, taking photos, don’t be shy to drop comments, give critiques to my shots, and drop you blog(s) URL too so I can visit and see your world!
See you in the next hunting photo session & posts!
Thanks, reader(s)!

Add me in Snapchat for Live Updates!
meganfaustine


FOLLOW ME:

 INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ | TWITTER

Live a Life Where You're Craving For!