Le Meridien Jakarta
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Meridien Jakarta
Older property. Could use an update,but, staff were very friendly and helpful.
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I was remarkably calm during the flight from Singapore to Jakarta. I had mapped out how I would reach out to our alums to turn our info session into an "alumni briefing" and I imagined that maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I ended up with an extra two days in Australia.
The walk from the plane to the VOA counter was long, but there was no …
... journey in the hostel watching TV before heading out with a Dutch guy called Bob who was staying in our dorm for something to eat.
Last day in Jakarta and we'd seen enough to know that this city wasn't for us! Very busy, dirty and absolutely mahoosive and we really couldn't be bothered to venture out for a pointless explore of the city, so we took our time packing our bags, writing blogs and set out to catch our flight to ...
... mosques in the UK, although we have them we don't enjoy the beautiful calls to pray that we have experienced here. Are you Christian? Muslim? Hindu? Buddhist? Nothing.....?? Religion is a massive part of life in Indonesia and they even have second school every afternoon which focuses on the religious aspects of their lives. So the idea that in the UK 50% of our population don't worship or believe in any God is a little hard ...
... dodgy and not that great. Well, I admit I was quite mistaken. Once you walk through the doors you feel like you're transported back a few hundred years. The lower level has a jazzy stage with velvet seats, a bar and plenty of tables where you can imagine the Dutch men playing cards and drinking beer. Upstairs, is a parlor space with another bar, and then clusters of tables in a room completely windowed with beautiful wooden slat covers. I felt like a colonial, sitting down ...
... role play and dress up as doctors, pilots, fashion models, courier drivers, police officers, firemen etc... and 'work' to earn Kidzo money that can be used to pay for bus trips and taxi trips around the park or to buy merchandise at the store.
You know the kids are learning about manual labour at an early age when they comment to each other that they need to finish a job to get $5 more for the bus ride :)