31 Days In Jakarta Day 30
Gosh, only 2 days left before the end of our ‘31 Days In Jakarta’. There are still so much to talk about this exotic city of ours. Have you fallen in love with Jakarta yet? Ours is a hate and love relationship.
Have to say hello to all our Australian readers out there.
Dear families, neighbors, friends, and workmates.
Miss D’s friends, teachers, sports coaches and singing buddies.
Shop owners at the corner of our house. Thank you for the fresh milk we got everyday while we were in Sydney.
Your readership and support are what kept us going. 😀
‘The 31 Days In Jakarta’ won’t be completed without a trip to the Australian Embassy here in Jakarta. That’s literally our second home, a home away from home, right?
So let’s take you on a tour of our Embassy in Jakarta, shall we?
Well, actually we don’t think the Australian Embassy is open to public. It’s not the White House where you get to go in for a tour.
Unfortunately, we are no personal friends with our dear ambassador either. Not yet, but we are working on it. 😀
What you see is a glimpse of what a normal person gets to see while inside the Australian Embassy, OK?
First thing we saw was this portable Police Station upon arrival at the Jakarta Australian Embassy. These handsome policemen almost became our friends when we finished our business inside the Jakarta Australian Embassy.
Why? Because the traffic was so heavy that we had to wait for over 20 minutes for our car. During that time, one of the policeman chatted to us in simple English, and ended up offering us seats inside their tent, and some mineral water. Really, really nice.
We had to walk along this way about 25 meters to get to the gate of Jakarta Australian Embassy. And trust us, you aren’t see nothing yet. Going inside Jakarta Australian Embassy was like going inside a jail. It took at least 4 security checks and gates just to get in.
Guess it was the same as all the other Embassies here in Jakarta. Security is of the top most priority.
Jakarta Australian Embassy was bombed 10 years ago right outside this gate. The security guards died so as some of the people inside this building.
Met some local office workers walking along this side way at Jakarta Australian Embassy. See the badge she was wearing. That’s what needed to go inside the Jakarta Australian Embassy.
Once inside Jakarta Australian Embassy, we saw this memorial plaque. Sad story. Courageous people.
Some familiar faces: Julia Gillard (Australia Prime Minister), Bob Carr (FOREIGN Affairs Minister) etc, etc.
Opening Hours of the Australian Embassy.
Brochures for free. Take one if you want to know more about traveling outside Australia or visiting Jakarta in particular.
Traveling smart, traveling well, travelling for families, travelling for seniors…
Reception area. Take a seat while we security check you! 😀
Our visit had to stop here for you. We have to kill you if we tell you what happened inside these offices. Top secret. Concerning National Security.
But, can we have one last picture please? Pretty, please.
OK, one last picture, just for you.
Some every day building maintenance was also happening here in Jakarta Australian Embassy.
After all, we were only Human.