Our second full day in Jakarta started out with a visit to the Indonesian Miniature Park, affectionately dubbed "Indo-Disney" by the TGC fellows. Built in the 1970s, the park is designed to highlight the 27 different provinces of Indonesia. Taking a sky-tram, we could see the lake designed with representations of the over 6,000 inhabited islands - the five main islands being Sumatra, Java (where I am), Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and West Papua.
Our guide, Lilia, and her 6 year old daughter joined us, despite it being the first day of Ramadan. The park was eerily empty, so we had some fun!
Annie, the Komodo dragon, and I became very close friends. She was NOT behind glass, but had very nice manners and we got along splendidly. I was pleased she kept her venomous tongue to herself!
Our final stop was at the mosque. We felt honored to be allowed inside during their special prayer time.