Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Bogor My Home Town

Bogor is a town in West Java, 60 km south of Jakarta. Located 290 meters above sea level, with a population of approximately 800,000 people in the CBD area and 2,000,000 in suburban area, bringing a total of 3 million population.

Bogor bears the nickname Kota Hujan its mean the Rain City, suggesting that it is very wet and nearly always rains even during the dry season. Locals jokingly advise getting any sightseeing done in the morning because it's guaranteed to rain in the afternoon.
The town was the capital of Indonesia during the brief British occupation. Under Stamford Raffles the name of this town was Buitenzorg. Stamford Raffles wife passed away in Bogor and we can see her grave in Bogor Botanical Garden until now.

the grave of Stamford Raffles wife

Next to Botanical Garden is a Presidential Palace with a deer
park. To the south of the town are Gunung Mas ( Mount of Gold) tea plantations then Puncak, the place where many of the Indonesian elite have their villas.

photos by MZ Gani

1 comment:

  1. Bogor is a very nice place, I think I've been there. I've visited the Taman Safari. I'll be with friends for a visit to Jakarta but we'll be staying most of the time at Bandung hopefully from Feb. 20-Feb. 28.