Jakarta – Day 4.

Started the day with a drive into the city, with Harsono, to the Monumen Nasional (Monas) – the National Monument. We walked all around the monument before we found the entrance. You pay money to get into the diorama history museum and then paid more to get the lift up to the top of the tower. The tower was built during Soekarno’s presidency and was opened in July, 1975.  The 132 metre high monument is made of Italian marble and topped by a glittering flame. The column symbolises the nation’s independence and strength.

After looking out, we headed to Pacific Place shopping mall to meet up with Karen and Marshall. We had intended to go to Kidzania – a large indoor activity centre … however after watching a procession of easily 250 young school children and their parents and teachers head into for Kidzania, we decided to have lunch and stock up on groceries at ‘Grand Lucky’ supermarket – an experience in itself.

Our last adventure of the day was a visit to the Kenko fish spa at the local shopping mall. The pictures say it all – $30 Australian (RP 240, 000) for little fish to nibble our feet and legs. The boys totally enjoyed the experience.  



  • Simone Dullaway February 8, 2011

    Hi all -Erin wants to see a monkey picture please.Simone and gang.
    love the blogs by the way

  • Simone Dullaway February 8, 2011

    Did you see Barry (the fish with fingers) at the fish spa? Love Erin

  • Win Bartholomai February 8, 2011

    Sounds like you are having a great time. Are the fish alright after nibbling on your feet?

  • Madeleine Holm February 8, 2011

    Hi Karina and family,

    What time difference are we at?

    (PS work phones missing again – ha ha just keeping you up to date).

  • Tracy Burns February 10, 2011

    Glad to see you guys are finally on the road and having a great time. Did the boys laugh themselves silly in the fish spa? We have the most hilarious video of Noah and Hayley wetting themselves with laughter.

  • Baigrie Family February 11, 2011

    3 hour time difference.

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