Explore Belitung in 3 Days

There’s a saying in my country, says “tak kenal maka tak sayang.” It means that you won’t love someone (or something) if you don’t know anything about that person, so what better ways I can know and love Indonesia, other than to explore it.

That’s why I decided to explore Belitung, a small island on the east coast of Sumatra island.

For those of you who are so busy with your work life and have no time for travelling, Belitung can be the solution for you.

It only took 1 hour to fly from Jakarta to Belitung. It’s very affordable and can be explored in 3 days.

Here’s the cost breakdown of my trip:

  • Flight: Rp. 813,000 (round trip)
  • Local Tour: Rp. 900,000 (includes hotel for 3D2N, boat rent, snorkeling, and admission fees to tourist spots in Belitung)
  • Meals: Rp. 400,000
  • Gifts: Rp. 100,000

TOTAL: Rp. 2,213,000

We planned this whole trip in just 1 week, starting from buying the tickets, contacting the local tour guide, researching the spots, etc. I realized that we don’t have to plan too much when traveling domestic, especially for this kind of 3 days weekend getaway.

Luckily, everything went smooth and we ended up starting our trip on Feb 13th and going back to Jakarta on Feb 15th.

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Review Bakmi Pangsit Palu di Kelapa Gading

Kembali lagi dengan culinary journey gua untuk cobain semua tempat makan bakmi di Jakarta. Emang goal ini kesannya absurd banget, tapi yaa begitulah, demi mencapai kepuasan makan bakmi, semua tempat makan bakmi enak di Jakarta harus gua cobain 🙂

Kali ini gua berkesempatan mengunjungi Bakmi Pangsit Palu di Kelapa Gading. Sebenernya sih udah beberapa kali temen gua mengusulkan tempat makan ini, tapi karena kesibukan yang ada, baru sempat hari Sabtu ini kesana.

To be honest, pas waktu gua sampe, gua agak lumayan kaget karena tempatnya kecil banget. Saking kecilnya, gua harus nuggu bangku kosong for about 15 min.

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Report Issues Around Jakarta to Pemprov DKI Using QLUE

Few weeks ago I had my first experience using Qlue, a city improvement app, developed by Jakarta government to help them getting live report from the citizen, so they can take care of any city-related issues in timely manner.

This is not, by any means, a complete review and guide for Qlue app. I’m just sharing my experience using the app and encouraging you to install one and use it to make Jakarta a better city to live in.

I first heard about the app from my uncle at my Chinese New Year family gathering few weeks back.

My uncle told me how Pemprov DKI (Jakarta Government) paved the road in front of his house only 1 month after he reported it via the mobile app, something that he hasn’t been been able to get after requesting it multiple times in the past 20+ years he lived in that area.

Impressed by his story, I decided to give it a try and use it the next day to report this traffic light near my house that has been covered by trees.

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