An interesting activity we did in Jakarta was visiting and experiencing our very first spa treatment. It was done at Martha Tilaar at Jakarta area. The price is 359,000Rp inclusive of massage, steam, mandi lulur (?) We chose single rooms since we aren't too sure whether we could handle to be topless (and bottomless) in front of each other. LOL
It was so awkward to strip down in front of a stranger (the masseuse that is) Nevertheless the massage was awesome. Release all those stresses. The masseuse was petite but she sure had a lot of energy! At first I pitied her coz tsk, how could a very tiny girl be massaging such very untiny girl like me. But boy I was wrong.. She was strong! At a second thought I even think she used black magic or something like that. Can't help but to imagine one of the Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam scene where the girl was massaging that guy. Eeee mintak simpang.
The steam treatment was okay. I experienced something a lot warmer than that. And the mandi lulur (?) was so relaxing. We get to chose the type of herbs we want and I went for "Sensual Rejuvenate" uuuuu~~
Other than that we went to Inul's Karaoke Place at Mangga Dua ke apa tah I couldn't remember. Macam tak betul je. lol. Unfortunately we were quite tired that night so we just went in for an hour only. The place is quite nice, completed with disco ball lagi. The atmosphere bikin gwe mau goyang tapi tak larat sebab baru makan and dah penat sangat. The songs are okay they even have Malay songs there!
Okay now onto the shopping places. We went to those two famous places - Mangga Dua and Tanah Abang. Sorry no pictures coz we were too engrossed with our shopping.
Mangga Dua is like your normal shopping mall. What's interesting there? I'd say shoes! Those girls went crazy buying flats coz it costed around RM10 like that. The DVDs (of course la pirate babe) are mad cheap also. Around 6000Rp per DVD and they are quite updated. Korean series, English series you just name it, everything also got one! Lai lai buy buy so cheap!
As for Tanah Abang, the place is humongous! Ada baru ada lama ada pasar pagi ada blok A lah segala. The type of things sold are divided into floors. Like.. this floor all tudungs and telekungs, another floor all bags, another floor all material, another floor all clothes they even have a floor for underwears T__T The key to shopping at Tanah Abang is to just negotiate. Don't just blindly accept the price tagged/told. Tapi I was told if you were to buy lace and material in Tanah Abang it had to be in bulk. So kalau nak beli setakat buat sepasang baju je go to Mayestik! haha..i'm such a big fan of Mayestik.
This was a nice trip considering I hadn't met the girls for quite long time. BUT BUT BUT be prepared for crazy mad long hours on road as the traffic in Jakarta is super duper crazy. Macet sana sini to the point that I had headache already in the massive traffic. Nak nangis jalan kaki pun ada. Balik-balik Malaysia I am extremely thankful to be born in this country. Haha..Malaysia oh tanah airku, you will always be in my heart!homemade cook by Chemi