When Tama, my 1st Indonesian friend whom I met in Jakarta airport left for Bandung, I killed my time at Gambir train station. Blame it on the “girly thing”, the pain is starting to impair me so I couldn’t explore the rest of Jakarta. It was already drizzling when I walked out of the train station to the National Monument of Indonesia (MONAS) in Merdeka Square, which was built in memory of the heroes’ battle against colonization. The tower of MONAS is shaped like a flame symbolizing the undying spirit of Indonesians (it reminds me of the Quezon Monument in Quezon City Circle) while the pillar symbolizes a rice pestle and the cup as a rice barn which is indicative of an agricultural country and symbol of Indonesian’s fertility.
I couldn’t figure out the entrance to MONAS and I think the tourist in front of me sporting a Nikon camera is having a hard time as well.
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