Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Art Lover

Dear Miree
I'm a fan of your blog. Terrific work!
Do you know where I can go to get affordable artworks (paintings, scuptures) by young budding Indonesian arttists? I've been asking some locals if there are special exhibitions by universities/small galleries but no one seems to know.
Appreciate it if you can point the way. Many thanks.
Art Lover

(Miree) Dear Art Lover, as does not seem to be openly publicized, my suggestion would be to visit Galeri 678 in Jl Kemang Raya No.125A. They are open Mon-Sunfrom 10.00 – 18.00hrs, ph:7179-9648, and are known to hold exhibitions of Indonesian Artists. They may be able to shed some light on where you could find artworks by young budding Indonesian artists if they don’t have any on display in the shop. Happy searching, Miree.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hiking Gear in Jakarta

( Simone) Hi Miree, I have a question for you.
Would you know where to buy hiking gear in Jakarta, I'm mainly looking for hiking boots? Thanks

(Miree) Dear Simone, I didn't know exactly where to get the hiking gears in Jakarta but I guess you could contact these Hiking clubs:

Java Lava
Membership Membership is open to men and women of all nationalities. Current number of members : 200+. There is no cost for membership fees. Most activities are held in English. Activities Climbing and camping on Indonesian volcanos. Usually we hold one trip a month in the dry season from February through November.

Self-guided treks in the Puncak foothills
Location: Puncak Bogor
Puncak Trek. For a low-cost, easy-going weekend getaway, try self-guided treks in the Puncak foothills. Now is the best time to start walking in the foothills. The rainy season is over, lots of greenery, and not much dust yet on the trails! Trek at your own pace. Enjoy your time in nature while sharpening navigational skills. There are 16 circle routes, 4 on each map, in the series of 4 Puncak Trek maps and guidebooks. Info about the maps and guides is found at The website tells where to buy the maps and also contains updates on the circle routes, guide service, and links to other sites with info on the circle routes. See also a blog,, about recent treks in the foothills. There is an open invitation for others to participate in the process of updating the trail info.
I hope this help. Cheers, Miree