JPTG.-- Do you want something different when you’re at home? During the pandemic, when difficult to go on vacation and more often being at home, it’s important to know how to change your home like a vacation spot so you don't get bored.
Besides, a harmonious home is haven for the entire of family members. It doesn't matter if its a big or small home, luxurious or simple. It depends on us how to inhabit it. Surely you will be happier when you are at home its likely as being in a vacation resort as well.
Here are the tips.
JPTG.-- The corona virus outbreak has caused many travelers have difficulty carrying out activities traveling or vacation to Indonesia. The policy of tourists and foreigners who are entering Indonesia is quiet very tight. (Read: The Latest Indonesian Government Policy on Entry Restrictions).
Everyone can be hesitate or even afraid to do. Meanwhile, the social needs and self-actualization are unbearable. Then, are there the ways and tips for healthy and safe vacation during “new normal” in Indonesia?
Jakarta, which is on the island of Java, as a capital city of the Republic of Indonesia which continues to grow, now has many facilities like a modern city in some parts of the world. Such as the MRT in Singapore, Fast Trains in Japan, Toll Roads and Non-Tolls in China and the management of modern urban tourism such as in London and New York. Modern infrastructure and transportation facilities that have been used and are being built, such as: Busway Transjakarta, Airport Train Transportation Mode, Sky Train, MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), LRT (Light Railway Transit), Toll Road and Non-Toll Flyover, Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train, has slowly start to changed the face of Jakarta into a rapidly developing modern city for both business and tourism.
Indonesia is a large archipelago that has many beautiful islands and cities. The beauty and cultures has been famous for a long time ago through the world and it was the main tourism destination for travelers in the world.
However, its a pity if to find the beauty and culture of Indonesia must be constrained by transportation problems and the language used. Especially to find the authenticaly and beauty of cities such as Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Malang, Bali, Medan with Lake Toba and other cities in Indonesia.
To help travelers overcome this problem, we recommend you to using a Car Rental Service with English Speaking Driver as Tour Guide and at the same time was a native of the area. This is so important for you as traveler to freely explore your journey while you can do it more effectively and efficiently.
So here they are, the 8 Reasons why you should use your own private driver with their rent car services to discovering Jakarta - Bali and other cities in Indonesia.
Lake Toba as one of the main tourist destinations of the world's largest volcanic lake located in the province of North Sumatra and surrounded by 7 districts. Its the main destination for vacation and adventure in Indonesia for the domestic and foreign traveler like the famoust destination, Bali.
The beauty and richness of nature, customs and the many objects plus tourist attractions must be visited, make a lot of travelers wants to visit. However, there may be many travelers who are still hesitant to visiting due to limited vacation time or lack of information about the most effective and efficient way to visit Lake Toba.
Lake Toba in the Province of North Sumatra, Indonesia is the largest lake in Southeast Asia, the largest volcanic lake in the world and the 2nd largest lake in the world in terms of territory after the Victoria lake in Africa. Surrounded by 7 districts namely Kab.Simalungun, Kab.Toba Samosir, North Kab.Tapanuli, Kab.Humbang Hasundutan, Kab.Dairi, Kab.Tanah Karo, and Kab.Samosir; its one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia and famous for the beauty to foreign countries.
The lake and the hills or caldera wall formed by 3 times the eruption of Mount Toba that is 840,000 years old, 500,000 years and 74,000 years ago, created a beautiful panorama and has a historical value of indigenous culture of the Batak tribe high value. That's why UNESCO recognizes Lake Toba as one of the World Geological Heritage (Geopark Caldera Toba).
You guys Traveler who wanna visit the city of Medan (North Sumatra), have you ever heard the name of "Durian Ucok Medan"? If you are a culinary traveling enthusiast, it is not complete to visit Medan and a famous Lake Toba if you have not visited this culinary place. This culinary name or brand has long been known and legend among the lovers of durian or culinary traveler throughout Indonesia. North Sumatra is one of the best durian producers in Indonesia, with its producing cities such as Sibolga, Pematang Siantar and Sidikalang.
Well, durian from the city of Sidikalang this sounds most delicious taste of fruit according to some sources. The durian fruit is supplied to various regions throughout the archipelago and even South East Asia. One of the biggest supply, especially to the city of Medan which has known as a durian culinary tourism city with its famous culinary icon called "Durian Ucok Medan" on Jl. Wahid Hasyim (not far from junction Jl.Gajah Mada, Medan).
Especially after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2014 and President Joko Widodo in the Year 2017 who have opportunity to visit this culinary tourism stalls. President Jokowi and his family visited this durian shop during his visit to the city of Medan, North Sumatra at the wedding of his daughter Kahiyang Ayu and Bobby Nasution in Saturday, November 25, 2017. Soon as, its growing the name of "Durian Ucok Medan" throughout the archipelago as the best culinary tourism destination in the city of Medan.
You are a traveler who wants to visit Indonesia, especially Jakarta and is a food lovers who want to try the typical food in every city you visit, it is not fitting if you do not taste typical food of Jakarta people or commonly called Betawi. The typical cuisine of native Betawi or Jakarta is influenced by various cultures that enter into it such as Chinese, Arabic, Dutch and Indian culture. Some typical cuisine of Jakarta or Betawi original will we describe here from the many typical foods that exist in Jakarta.
We try to show some very popular and recommended to you food lovers.
Travelers who have little time when visiting a new city, generally have a variety of problems and anxiety. With limited time, like just one or two days or maybe on the sidelines of a business trip want to tour briefly. There will be many questions that arise in the mind of whether the time is enough and can explore a new city to the maximum, but memorable and gain valuable experience.
Especially if the city visited has many amazing places. As in Indonesia; Jakarta as the Capital and in every other city save a lot of unique cultural and treasure trove of valuable experience that is a pity to miss.
Also read: - Recommended Places for Tour in Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung & Anjer
Lately, traveling seems to be a primary need for some people. Usually they visit local attractions or even travel up to the neighboring countries. Many people have a fear of whether the visited place is safe or not. There are so many places in this world that could be considered unsafe, maybe in your neighborhood, there is something like that. However, it is fully able to handle if you consider some of the following traveling tips.
Make it a habit to recheck your luggage when leaving from somewhere. Travelling lets you carry more stuff, so you will easily forget to leave a jacket or a journal in places that you will visit.
2. Put Sources of Money in Different Places
If you do traveling, do not put all the money, credit cards and ATM cards in a wallet or purse. It is better to separate some of these things in different places so as not to complicate you when one of these objects is lost.
3. Avoid Putting Wallet in Rear Pocket
Never put a wallet in rear pocket when you're traveling somewhere. It is intended to avoid pickpocketing. It is better to put the wallet in front pocket or it is safer if you put it in inside jacket pocket.
4. Scan All Important Documents
Scan all your important documents and put in a private email or smartphone. Or the easy way is by photocopying all passports, visas, travel insurance, and other things and storing them in a place.
You will be in trouble if your identity or personal letter is lost while traveling to a place. Scanning important documents will help you guard and get the documents you need easily.
5. Never Believe Others Too Easily
It is normal if you're traveling somewhere and we do not believe with the local residents. However, there are some limitations that may need to be remembered, such as visiting a high-risk area. You should be able to trust the locals in order to get help when experiencing difficulties.
6. Injecting Vaccination
Visit your doctor or hospital before traveling to get vaccination or immunization. In addition, you should also pay attention to the precautions when experiencing health problems.
7. Do not Show Off Your Valuables
If you travel somewhere and you have more treasure than local people, it is better not to show off your valuables. This is to avoid a thief that makes you a target. Leave your jewelry in hotel and put your camera in the bag when it is not in use.
8. Don’t Force Yourself For New Things
Never force yourself to learn riding a motorcycle or jet sky outside your own country. For example, in Thailand 38 people die every day because of a motorcycle accident. There are several traveling insurance that will not cover it.
9. Ask the Instructor Qualifications
If you want to try new things like diving or perhaps something more challenging such as bungee jumping, then you should ask the operator or instructor qualifications for safety. There is always a reason why every course has lower price than usual. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) has a list of qualified coaches.
10. Never Leave Your Goods in Public Places
Perhaps you often hear this, but there are still many people who still do it. Always hook your bags in the legs or chair if you're in a restaurant.
11. Giving is Better
There are some simple rules, but many people find it difficult to keep up. If you are mugged, just give your goods like wallet or watch. This is not a problem if you have travel insurance. Do it so that you are not injured.
12. Do not Give Something to Beggars
There is an exception on this, like a monk. But in general, do not ever give money to people on the street. If you want to help, donate amount of money to a local charity agency.
13. Beware of Using Your Credit Card in Internet Cafe
Computers in internet cafes may have a keylogger software or hardware that can detect your username account and password or credit card information. The easiest way to avoid this is to open multiple browsers and insert some incorrect data to a browser that you have opened.
14. Never Petting Wild Dog or Cat
This is a thing you have to remember, never petting a dog or a stray cat. Most likely some of the wild animals are infected with rabies. In addition, never feed the wild monkeys if you do not want to lose valuables.
15. Always Be vigilant with your Travel Partners
It often happens that your partners take risks that will endanger your safety. They will ask for help from people who are reluctant to be approached. If they continue to make you uncomfortable, try to separate from them.
16. Look for Travel Insurance
The last and most important is to look for travel insurance. This is to cover medical costs if you get sick or injured while abroad. Hospital costs can quickly drain your pockets, even for minor injuries. So, if you love traveling, to have travel insurance is important.
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