|I Ran JAKARTA Central During CNY 2013... Dreams Came True... Woot2!!! =D|
|The two lanes was designated for pedestrians (runners) on left, while cyclists on the right side. Although I ran on the right lane sometimes coz it was shadier than the left as it was almost 9 am T..T|
|Bike To Work Concept. How I wish it would be that easy to be implemented here in Klang Valley... Sigh|
Sunday mornings between 6 am and 11 am is designated as a " Car-Free Day" in JKT, Indonesia where the city closes off Jalan Sudirman and Jalan MH Thamrin so that the urban dwellers can enjoy a stroll, run or bike their way across town. Since then Car Free Day became a monthly event in JKT, held every last Sunday of the month. However every other Sundays these main avenues were closed for cars for a shorter period.
|Me camwhored in front of Selamat Datang Monument... Awesome!|
I started out a bit late that glorious morning, around 7.45 am. Had to blame for the late night "activities" on the previous night. LOL. It was already bright that morning. The air was still crispily fresh. I started running from my Thamrin Condotel Residences. It wasn't that far from Grand Indonesia and Thamrin City. Around 2KM, I reached the famous Selamat Datang monument located in the centre of Hotel Indonesia Roundabout (Bundaran HI). Couldn't resist to camwhore myself there. LOL... There were many people were seen taking pictures and chillaxing while listening to the mini gigs performed by the street buskers nearby. I could see some of the street hawkers were also selling their food and kuehs on carts along the closed roads.
|Awesome architecture along JL. Thamrin|
|Cyclists waiting at the main junction.|
|Almost there at Monas...|
I decided to run along Jalan MH Thamrin towards all the way north to National Monument (Monas), Central JKT and went back towards Jalan Sudirman. Along the way, I could see many cyclists enthusiasts and runners were flocking the streets care free. The atmosphere was electric! =D Some of the tourists too took the opportunity to take pictures along the closed street. Me too couldn't resist to take some pictures along the way too... Typical tourist cum runner, huh? LOL...
|Love the water fountain and the background picture too... Thanx to a kind JKT Cyclist Guy for taking my picture .|
|Ondel - Ondel, the Indonesia Mascot and a must take picture with... =D|
|Fancy horse cart to go around the Monas Park, anyone? Hehee...|
|Me and my running pose in front of MONAS.. Thanx to a friendly by-passer for taking this picture... =D|
|Monas and Perwira Monument...|
|Headed towards Selamat Datang monument and Bundaran HI again|
|Bapak Sudirman Monument, The Historian of Indonesia.|
Before I go, I would like to serve you guys with my makanthon galore in BDO & JKT. See how guilty I felt after walloping all those scrumptious delicacies.. Cheers and happy running fellas!
Nasi timbel ayam bakar sama sup asin Pisang bakar sama susu pekat, keju & cokelat
|Nasi Padang Ayam Bakar|
Tupat Tahu Nasi uduk wangi sama lauk2 heaven
|Nasik timbel ayam bakar manis|