The city of Jakarta is described as the "City of Dreams," by visitors usually overwhelmed by its sheer size, and the unique lifestyles of the people who live there. Discover a collection of true to life stories from the "City of Dreams," that can amaze, amuse, or simply confuse you. Find out what really can happen when East meets West in a downtown club, and explore the crumbling old city that was once- Batavia. Meet Chicken Harry an expatriate in love with the cities diverse nightlife, or experience a rainy season flood. Journey into Jakarta, with each unique story, and truly discover the city of dreams.
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I hope you enjoy reading this book of true to life tales, and perhaps one day visit the "City of Dreams."From the Inside Flap:
There is a city, that spreads from the edge of the Java Sea, and has grown through the ages to become one of Asia's great mega cities.
European adventurers once dreamt of visiting the fabled far flung city of Batavia- the capital of the Dutch East Indies. The few who turned these dreams into reality entered Batavia through the ancient seaport of Sunda Kelapa- often after a journey of several months.
New visitors half a millennium later, continue this ancient dream- from the far flung islands of Indonesia to the distant foreign lands beyond its sea borders.
The majority of visitors discover the city of Jakarta becomes a land of dreams, a place were somehow each dream can become true, however strange the final outcome is.
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