08.01.2017 33 °C
After 20 hours flat out in Singapore, it was time to say goodbye and depart for our next destination - Java in Indonesia.
Java is the second largest island of Indonesia after Sumatra, Borneo and Bali in land size but is the main and capital island of Indonesia.
We spent a few more hours walking around Singapore in the morning taking in the last views of this impressive city before catching a
taxi to another very modern airport for our midday flight to Jakarta.
Java is 1 hour behind Singapore so we gained some time for a change, but still +7hrs ahead of the UK.
Once through customs we changed our money into Indonesian Rupees and became instant millionaires as there's around 16,000 to the pound !
A short taxi ride later and we arrived at our hotel, located in downtown Jakarta.
After we'd checked in and sorted ourselves out, we went for a short orientation walk of the surrounding suburbs in the 33c heat and
A similar humidity level to that of Singapore.
We found a few eating places & stopped at a local street food cafe for a cold shake before returning to our hotel for a
group meeting to meet a new group of travellers for the next leg through Indonesia.
Our new local guide was called "Asap" - a name you can't forget !
Our new group was only 11 which included Canadians, Aussie's, one Brit (apart from us) and a couple of "guys" from Sweden :-0
After our briefing 5 of us went out to local Seafood restaurant, recommended by some locals and we had our first taste Indonesian Food.
I had Nasi Goreng (rice) and Irene had Me Goreng (noodles), both really nice but not spicy even though we'd asked them for "spicy".