A Cup of Joy

Last week I was in Jakarta for a short visit. Indonesia feels so much like India. Its multi cultural, loves coffee and food. I didn’t get much time to travel but got enough time to interact with Indonesians in Jakarta, their traffic, Internet startups, malls and food. I have some pictures from the streets of Jakarta which hopefully shows some of these things. But my first impression of Indonesia is that of soft spoken, friendly people who love people, culture and food.

Jakarta Skyline

Jakarta Skyline

Old Town White Coffee and Toast

Old Town White Coffee and Toast

Es Kelapa Gula Aren (coconut sugar palm ice)

Es Kelapa Gula Aren (coconut sugar palm ice)

I don't remember the name. But tastes like vada, made from corn.

I don’t remember the name. But tastes like vada, made from corn.

This one tastes like rice sandige

This one tastes like rice sandige

GO-JEK Indonesia, motor cycle taxi driver.

GO-JEK Indonesia, motor cycle taxi driver.

GO-JEK is probably the most popular way to get around in Jakarta. Here the driver had stopped for tea.

GO-JEK is probably the most popular way to get around in Jakarta. Here the driver had stopped for tea.

These modified bike carriers are also very popular.

These modified bike carriers are also very popular.

No thats not metro. Its bus lane.

No thats not metro. Its bus lane.

You will see quite a bit of kids on the street, just like India. Here they are pushing a car.

You will see quite a bit of kids on the street, just like India. Here they are pushing a car.

Cats everywhere in Jakarta

Cats everywhere in Jakarta

Sweet Snacks for Kids. Sold on the street.

Sweet Snacks for Kids. Sold on the street.

A small time vegetable shop

A small time vegetable shop

On a road side shop I saw these home made masala packs. Makes cooking easy.

On a road side shop I saw these home made masala packs. Makes cooking easy.

Singapore Mutton Biriyaani in Indonesia

Singapore Mutton Biriyaani in Indonesia

Sup Tum Yum + Jamur Shimeji + UDON Noodle + Chicken at I-ta Suki

Sup Tum Yum + Jamur Shimeji + UDON Noodle + Chicken at I-ta Suki

That's airport. It unlike any I have seen. Beautiful

That’s airport. It unlike any I have seen. Beautiful

It's Asian Games this year at Jakarta.

It’s Asian Games this year at Jakarta.

Clear Sky on my way back to Bangalore

Clear Sky on my way back to Bangalore

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