Monday, August 26, 2013

Jayapura for a short break :)

Syukur Puji Tuhan after such a long time and over 3 years I could go back to visit Jayapura and vicinities with Hubby Heng. Heng actually has been visiting this place once a year for work related, since I was working and always ran-out-of-stock for my leave days therefore I cudnt go there as much as Heng.
Anyway here's the detail of what kinda things we'd love to do every time we visit Jayapura and vicinities. 

1. Merpati Airlines
We went there with MZ. Here's the thing about MZ flight is you have to be really flexible because some flights could have such a long delay for no exact reason to be told before. Luckily, Mister & I this time only experiencing 20 minutes delay. The price is Rp 100k cheaper than Garuda but I heard from our travel agent that if you are canceling the flight you have to pay the same exact regular price to reschedule your next flight. This won't happen if you buy Garuda. 
Too bad that from our city there's only 3 flights to take us from Timika to Jayapura which are: Airfast, Merpati and Garuda. Above all, Airfast is the cheapest one. Anyway inside MZ flight we only get 1 bread that taste delicious (I think it's because I'm hungry at that time LOL) and a cup of aqua. Not bad for a 30minutes flight tho :)

2. Seafood eatery by the sea at Ruko Pacific Dok 2

Actually we went there for 1 main reason: to get my credit card from BCA at Ruko Pacific Dok 2 after 5 in consecutive months of delay! I'm so glad that finally I got an approval to have my BCA credit card after I closed my BCA before moving to Phoenix Arizona on 2008 and going back to Indonesia makes me realized that actually most of my fave store & cafe  are much more cheaper when we are paying it with BCA card. BCA also keep on continuing they're promotion from Starbucks, The Body Shop and XXI cinema. Therefore I reapply for the card but this time instead of having the Visa Batman I chose the Master MC2. I read on female daily that besides CIMB Niaga Master, BCA MasterCard also has the best exchange rate :) since Heng and I are an overseas frequent traveller of course that I would do anything to have this BCA MC2 card.
And after getting that precious card, we went to a seafood restaurant at the same place (Ruko Pacific Dok 2) named Duta Seafood. This restaurant has the best grilled seafood you named it: prawns, fish, calamari etc. Heng and I went here several times and got so excited for their varieties of Sambal. They have Sambal Dabu-Dabu, Sambal Woku, Sambal Balado, Sambal this and Sambal that :) we've tried the stir fry morning glory aka kangkung as well as their Sayur Tauge Ikan Asin and both taste delicious. What so special bout this place is because they're having the restaurant on the sea (building is on the water and made by strong scaffolding from local woods) so we could see the boat and the ship from Jayapura harbor from the restaurant as well as watching sunset :) One lovely experience with Heng by my side...

3. Beef Corned, Twisties Snack & Bakery at Jayapura Downtown

This is heaven on earth! I could buy those three of my most fave items all in one spot! In front of Primagarden bakery there is a small store (not even have a box or sort of name on it) that is selling P&G beef corned and Twisties snack. Both are local foods that is taken from Papua New Guinea not sure if they're selling those legally coz we've asked the seller why don't they put the foods on the shelf and they said it is not allowed to display import products for the guess but they're actually selling the foods :) price is cheaper than Skyline area. 1 can of beef corned sold for IDR 70.000 and 1 box of 42 Twisties sold for IDR 165.000 I think this is a pretty good price :) this store also has banana cake :) and right after that we went to Primagarden which just across the street to have chocolate pie yummmm yummmm :)

4. Skyline to Enjoy The View & Fresh Coconut Milk

This is amazing. From Skyline we could see the view of Jayapura, the Sea, small surrounding island and also Lake Sentani. Mostly Jayapura will have a mild temperature not too cold not too hot and to enjoy the warm breeze of it we all should have the fresh drink from coconut milk :) 

5. Grilled Tilapia / Mujair Bakar 

There are numerous restaurant in Jayapura and vicinities serving grilled Tilapia. Tilapia isn't the type of local dish because actually the locals do fishing at the sea or at the lake. But since the Javanese came from Transmigration program