Bundaran HI roundabout is seen as the centre of Jakarta. The statue of a man and a woman holding up flowers, was erected in 1962 to welcome the athletes participating in the Asian Games.
This panorama is taken from rooftop of BCA Tower / Grand Indonesia 56th floor. You can see the Welcom...
There are two glass houses at Menteng Park. Small photo exhibitions sometimes held at that places.
Located at the children playground at Menteng Park, the empty round cage is the perfect place to do s...
At Menteng Park, two futsal field are available for public use. There are also basketball fields ther...
The BNI Tower. Located in the central business district of Jakarta, situated next to the Shangri-La H...
View from the Shangri-La Residences Jakarta, overlooking the city centre. The residence is located ne...
A helicopter lands at the Shangri La Hotel, in the centre of Jakarta. The hotel is situated within ea...
View from the Shangri-La Hotel helipad, overlooking the 262 meter-tall BNI skyscraper, known as the "...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.