Category: Southeast Asia

Happy Bintan-Kelong Trip (1)

When Friends Gather, All Hell Breaks Loose  Once upon a time, 35 friends/families/colleagues and 16 bicycles met at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. They wanted to take the earliest ferry out to Bintan, to go to a kelong.  After a 2 hour ferry ride through pretty calm seas, they […]

Jocund Jakarta

We sped into the heart of Jakarta with minimal fuss (in a Bluebird taxi). There were no indications that sprawling traffic jams ever existed. Or could ever have existed. Why, the carriageways were generously wide and numerous and lined with lush greenery. Notorious traffic jams in Jakarta? Truth […]