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Selekta, Batu, East Java.  

Tirtagangga Hot Springs Resort Hotel

Tirtagangga

Of the many hotels and lodgings in Cipanas, Garut, Tirtagangga Hot Springs Resort Hotel is our favorite.  The Hotel is situated closest to the source of thermal water, so the natural water flowing to the hotel’s pool and baths is much cleaner and warmer.

Its rooms are spacious, clean, simple but tastefully furnished.

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Some of the  rooms are even equipped with private natural hot tubs.

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The hot pools and hot fountain in the courtyard is quite open but still respect privacy.

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Room 101 was the room that we always stayed  when we were there.

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Tirtagangga Hot Springs Resort Hotel
Jl. Raya Cipanas No 130
Garut – 14451
West Java
Telp:    +62 262 232549

d’Omah: Makan di Tepi Sawah

Sebenarnya d’Omah lebih tepat masuk ke kategori hotel dibanding kategori restaurant. Namun, karena saya belum sempat untuk menginap di tempat ini, saya tidak punya pendapat mengenai hotel ini. Beruntung saya diberi kesempatan untuk melihat-lihat fasilitas d’Omah.


Makan siang di restaurantnya yang berada tepat di depan sawah ini merupakan pengalaman yang menyenangkan. Sayang makanan tradisionalnya sudah disesuaikan dengan selera internasional, jadi untuk lidah saya makanannya jadi enteng. Tongseng yang saya pesan jadi hilang khas tongsengnya. Untuk carang gesing yang dilengkapi dengan vanilla ice cream, OK sekali .

Categories:

Indonesian Food and Hotel

Address:

Ambience:

Javanese Village

The Terrace

“Bunga Teratai” oleh Rukmini

“Bunga Teratai Pakem di Kolam Teratai Kaki Gunung Merapi”

Artist             :   Rukmini

Material       :   Acrylic on Canvas

Year                :   2003

Size                  :  80 cm       x         120 cm

Collector       :  Laily Lanisy

Displayed @ Vega Marina Indonesia’s Office

Burung Sejoli

“Burung Sejoli”

Artist             :   Rukmini

Material       :   Acrylic on Canvas

Year                :   1998

Size                  :   90 cm       x        80 cm

Collector       :  Laily Lanisy

Displayed @ Vega Marina Indonesia’s Office – Meina’s office

Lan Na Thai: On Jakarta’s Busiest Street

You may have passed this restaurant many times and yet you don’t notice its existence.  Occupaying a regular house, without parking lot and on one of the busiest street in Jakarta – behind  Mandarin Hotel and German Embassy – you bound to miss this place. Fortunately, the restaurant provides valet parking service.  Once you were inside the restaurant, you would be transformed to another world.  Classy, Antique and tranquil.  Not to mention that the food is excellent.

Categories:

Thai Cuisine

Address:

Jl. DR. Kusuma Atmaja 85

Menteng

Jakarta 10310

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 3192 5037

Ambience:

Attire:

Formal

Price Range:

Rp 150.000,- – Rp 300.000,- / person

Date of   Visit:

July 31, 2011, dinner with Maga, Junior and Stef

Our Orders and the Prices:

Mango Salad with Fish

Duck Curry

Sea Bass Chiang Mai Style

Fried Rice on Pineapple                   Rp.    75.000,-

Steamed Rice                                      Rp.    10.000,-

Tom Yang Goong                                Rp.    60.000,- / bowl

Beef Kailan                                           Rp.  110.000,-

Thai Iced Tea/Coffee                          Rp.    30.000,-

Bogor Cafe @ Hotel Borobudur

Its legendary “Sop Buntut” – a Javanese style oxtail soup – maybe the best in Jakarta.   However,  to have to ask for “sambal” and “acar” (chilli sauce and pickles) to the server every time we order oxtail soup that should be served automatically is a little bit annoying.  By the way,  I vote Handayani’s oxtail soup in Surabaya as the best oxtail soup in Indonesia.

Categories:

Coffee Shop, Loca and International Cuisine

Address:

Hotel Borobudur, Lobby Level

Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan

Jakarta

Indonesia

Telp: +62 21 380 5555

Opening Hours:

Opens 24 hours

Ambience:

Typical Hotel’s Coffee Shop

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Rp 175.000,- – Rp 200.000,- / person

Date of   Visit:

July 30, 2011, Late dinner with Maga after attending NTT cultural night

Our Orders and the Prices:

Sop Buntut Goreng                            Rp. 118.000,-

Sop Buntut Bakar                              Rp. 124.000,-

Hot Tea                                                Rp.   35.000,-

Jasmine Tea                                        Rp.  48.000,-

The Soup

“Bunga Teratai Pakem di Kolam Teratai Kaki Gunung Merapi” oleh Rukmini

“Bunga Teratai Pakem di Kolam Teratai Kaki Gunung Merapi”

Artist             :   Rukmini

Material       :   Acrylic on Canvas

Year                :   1998

Size                  :   90 cm       x         100 cm

Collector       :  Laily Lanisy

Displayed @ Vega Marina Indonesia’s Office

“Kampung Nelayan” oleh Kartika Affandi

Kartika Affandi. Oil on Canvas. Laily Lanisy's Collection

Kartika Affandi-Koberl

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 Kartika Affandi-Koberl (born November 27, 1934), is an Indonesian artist born into a family of artists

Kartika Affandi – the daughter of Affandi and Maryati,  both were painters -was born in Jakarta in 1934.  Kartika became engaged to a young Javanese artist, Sapto, at the age of fourteen and when she was seventeen they were married. She bore Sapto eight children.

Kartika never received formal art instruction. From the age of seven, she was instructed by Affandi in how to paint with fingers and tubes directly on the canvas. Any mixing of colours is done on her hands and wrists. Kartika has no permanent studio; like Affandi, she prefers to paint outside in the village environment where she interacts directly with her subjects and on-lookers. This contrasts with most contemporary Indonesian painters, who work in their studios from mind-images, memory, photographs or sketches.

In a modern art world born in 1930s, in which men were still the predominant actors, Kartika is one of a small group of women who from the mid-1980s have succeeded in exhibiting their work on a regular basis and in gaining limited critical recognition. Even in this context, Kartika’s art emerges as unique, ranging as it does from conventional to subversive.

Following in the populist footsteps of Affandi, Kartika also has a long history of painting rural and dispossessed people such as fishermen, farmers, workers and beggars. Since these individuals pose while interacting with her and exchanging life histories as she paints, these must be considered portraits. Although narrative, her paintings when viewed close up dissolve into strong, abstract statements in energetically applied impasto oils. Kartika’s work ranges from the sweet and idyllic to an expressive realism that can be harsh. The latter is evident in her paintings of beggars, handicapped people and suffering animals and in her uncompromising depiction of the progress of old age, whether painting a stranger, her father, or herself.