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11 Apr

Skippin’ at Main-Main

at April 11th, 2011 by | permalinkpermalink | category Posted in Indonesia, parenthood

Indoor play area at Main-Main

Last week we tried out another playground closer to our (parents’) house. Located at Bintaro, Main-Main offers indoor and outdoor playground.

The place is well kept. It’s clean with relatively new recreational equipments and games. However, after trying out Playground @Kemang Dalam and Prefere 72 Playparq at Kemang Timur, this one feels much much smaller. It is so small that everything including my baby is within my parental view and earshot. It makes me feel more relaxed while I surfed the net for free.  Free? Yes. What? Internet access. Free? YESS. Woohooo :-D

Although I think Main-Main play area is too limited and not as exciting as the playgrounds in Kemang but it redeems itself by providing free internet access to their visitors. A good idea to entertain parents like me who gets bored after awhile.

Besides the free internet kiosk, there’s also a small resto/distro attached to the other end of the playground, where moms can lounge while the kids rambling around in the other room.

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Location: Jl. Merpati 2 No. 1, Sektor 1, Bintaro Jaya. Jakarta Selatan

(close to the Bintaro Big Mosque)

Tel: 021- 7369 2926

Entry fee: IDR 35,000 / child (Adult FREE)

Please bring a pair of socks as everyone must wear them going into the premises.

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25 Mar

Raissa has been feeling a bit edgy lately. She cries easily and doesn’t want to find herself alone with no one within her sight. The reason is the house is empty. Kris has been on biztrip since the Sunday almost two weeks ago, then her Grandies and aunt left on a leisure trip to China on Monday. So there’s only the two of us roaming around the house.

While all these temporary changes happen, she continues her routines without any alteration and I guess that overwhelms her. My feeling is that she needs a break from her routine and exciting things to happen too so I took a day off and off we went to Taman Safari today.

gotta show off what you got, beibeh! :-)

It was a big hit! She has these two books with just pictures of animals which she really likes. She likes to ask the name of the animals in it repeatedly. Sometimes, I ask her likewise. For this trip, I made sure to have her matched the real animals with the pictures on her books. Fun!

It was a fun and easy to manage activity for young kids.

The trip to get there and back was actually quite long because there was traffic in J-town (no surprise, eh?) and I forgot that Taman Safari was quite a distance. We left the house at 8 am, arrived at Taman Safari at 10 am, drove around it for 2 hours, waited in the car while our driver did Friday prayer, then headed back to J-town and arrived home by 2:30 pm. We stayed in the car for 6.5 hours straight!! And Raissa did not make a fuss even a bit. Yeay baby!

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Taman Safari Indonesia is located in Cisarua – Puncak, West Java, about 78 km from Jakarta.

Admission fees:

6 year and above: IDR 75k

2- 5 year olds: IDR 60k

Children below 2: FREE

Car: IDR 15k

Other attractions, such as night safari, elephant ride, taking pictures with animals (at their baby zoo), etc imply extra costs. They also apply different fees for foreigners which I strongly oppose!  I travel and I do not want to have different fees when I visit attraction points abroad so please, abandon this practice of applying different fees to foreigners visiting sites in Indonesia.

There’s cafetaria, musholla, even gas station, within the park.

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