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A ship that’s worth a fortune September 30, 2006

Posted by asianpixmen in Craft, Culture, Indonesia, Other Countries, Places.
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 This is one ship that’s worth the material it is built on. It is currently being displayed in a museum that houses all of the former Indonesian president Suharto’s gifts and presents that he had received during his time in office.

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All things jade September 30, 2006

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Jakarta has a number of beautiful museums. Among them is this one which houses all of those presents and gifts that the former Indonesian president Suharto received when he was head of state.

This “royal bed” is made totally of jade. A most impressive work of art. Truly a magnificent gift, if ever I saw one.

Reminder of the old Java August 12, 2006

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This magnificent portrait of a lady of the ancient royal Java court is hanging in one of Jakarta’s better known spas.

The atmosphere bespeaks of Jakarta’s unbreakable ties with its rich heritage.

Jakarta – city of motorbikes August 12, 2006

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Like other Asian cities that are choking on their own massive traffic, Jakarta is no different.

Motorcycles are one of the cheapest modes of transportation. It is also one of the most affordable, travels great distances on limited fuel.

Reflections of a modern Indonesia August 12, 2006

Posted by asianpixmen in Indonesia, Miscellaneous, Places.
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These portraits of Indonesian political leaders were painted on one of the walls beneath a flyover in busy Jakarta.

Indonesia, a nation of 210 million, is a vibrant, sometimes troubled country of enormous potential.