Dentist Chef Weekend Gateaway Lifestyle di Kota Palembang, Gaya Hidup Akhir Pekan Keluarga Trendy ala Wong Kito Galo dengan Grand New Toyota Avanza & Veloz

 

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Tinggal di Kota Palembang yang sangat sibuk, dengan aktivitas di klinik yang padat sepanjang pekan membuat kehidupan berjalan penuh tekanan dan stress yang tinggi. Untuk menjaga keseimbangan dan mencegah penuaan dini maka akhir pekan adalah waktu yang tepat untuk melepas penat, weekend getaway, begitu Dentist Chef menyebutnya. Gaya hidup akhir pekan; apalagi kalu bukan jalan-jalan, olahraga, hobi-hobian, seru-seruan dan bersenang-senang bersama teman, pacar, ataupun keluarga ?

Beberapa tempat berikut ini adalah lokasi favorit untuk dikunjungi Mr.Dentist Chef di kota Palembang saat akhir pekan;

1. Tepian Sungai Musi-Jembatan Ampera.

Jembatan Ampera adalah ikon Kota Palembang, Provinsi Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia. Wisatawan mengunjungi jembatan Ampera sebagai tanda jadi mengunjungi Kota Palembang. Ada beberapa tempat asik dan aktivitas apa saja yang dapat dilakukan, diantaranya;

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Ampera Family Park, with kids playground & mini elecktric car for rent

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Taman  Ampera kecil di bahan kolong Jembatan Ampera ini menyediakan area penyewaan mobil elektrik, selain itu terdapat penjual pernak-pernik tradisional khas Palembang. Pada saat sore hari banyak  pedagang asongan menjajakan baju bekas layak pakai dengan harga murah di taman ini.

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Cruising Over Musi River

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Hectic Activities Over Musi River

Menyusuri daerah pesisir Sungai Musi dengan menyewa perahu ketek dengan biaya Rp.100rb untuk 2-3 jam untuk  berkeliling menyaksikan ketergantungan penduduk pada Sungai Musi sebagai fondasi denyut nadi perekonomian dan peradaban Kota Palembang  Padatnya aktivitas perdagangan dan transportasi mengingatkan Jurnal Fotografi Sungai Musi sebagai Anugerah Terindah Bagi Penduduk Kota Palembang.

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Foodcourds & Culinary Stand in Musi Riverbanks

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Floating Boat Restaurant Over Musi River

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Pindang, Typical Hot, Spicy & Sour Soup with Fish, Prawn or Beef

Pasar Kuliner Tepian Sungai Musi wajib dikunjungi setelah lelah menyusuri pesisir tepian Sungai Musi, bersantai sejenak dan menikmati sajian makanan khas Palembang. Pada sisi timur Jembatan Musi terparkir beberapa kapal kecil yang difungsikan sebagai restoran, salah satunya adalah Pindang Pegagan Embak Sri yang telah tersohor. Pak Bondan Winarno bahkan rela antri sebelum makan di restoran kapal terapung di atas Sungai Musi tersebut.

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Kuto Besak Fort

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Colorfull Chair for Street Vendor Seller in the Front Yard of Kuto Besak Fort

Benteng Kuto Besak. Benteng yang teletak di sebelah timur Jembatan Ampera ini adalah saksi sejarah hebatnya pertempuran 5 hari 5 malam. Pelataran Benteng Kuto Besak sering digunakan untuk pagelaran seni atau konser musik, saat senja menjelang akan banyak penjual makanan dengan warna kursi mencolok dan tertata rapi.

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Kampung Kapitan Residence

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Sate Sapi Cucuk Manis Wak Din (Beef Satay with Tamarind & Kecap Manis)

Rumah Kampung Kapitan terletak di seberang ulu pinggiran Sungai Musi; rumah Kapitan keturunan Tionghoa bernama Perwira Tjoa. Rumah ini sekarang difungsikan sebagai bangunan cagar budaya. Di belakang Rumah Kampung Kapitan terdapat RM Sate Sapi Manis Wak Din yang menjual pusaka kuliner Palembang yaitu sate sapi cucuk manis yang direndam bumbu cuko asam manis dengan kecap manis dan asam jawa sebagai bahan utamanya.

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South Sumatra People’s Struggle Monumen

Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Sumatera Selatan (Monpera) berlantai 8 yang berisi museum ini resmi di buka pada 17 Agustus 1975, dibangun untuk memperingati perang 5 hari 5 malam di Palembang.

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Instagenic & Selfie Photograph Spot in 8-Floored Monpera Museum

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The Diorama in Monpera Museum

Museum Monpera menyimpan koleksi diorama pertempuran 5 hari 5 malam, koleksi uang Republik Indonesia dan replika benda bersejarah lainnya.

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Palembang City View Over Monpera Rooftop (Great Mosque of Palembang)

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Ampera Bridge View Over Monpera Rooftop

Monpera adalah lokasi favorit penggila fotografi. Bagian atap Monpera dibuka untuk umum, disini  semilir hembusan angin serta pemandangan 360° kota Palembang menjadi upah perjuangan meniti tangga ke-8 lantai museum ini karena tidak tersedia lift di dalamnya.

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Sultan Mahmud Baddarruddin the Second Museum

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The Main Show Ballroom in Museum SMB II

Museum Sultan Mahmud Badarrudi II. SMB II memerintah Kesultanan Palembang Darussalam pada tahun 1803-1821. Museum SMB II menyimpan koleksi diorama dan foto kejayaan Kesultanan Palembang Darussalam, selain itu terdapat replika benda arkeologika, etnografika, seni budaya dan gerabah serta keramik pada zaman keemasan Kesultanan Palembang.

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Pulo Kemaro

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The Kwan Im Goddest Temple of Pulo Kemaro

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Praying Buddhist Pilgrims

Pulo Kemaro dapat diakses dengan menyusuri sungai musi sejauh 5 km ke arah hilir dari Jembatan Ampera. Pulo kemaro berarti pulau kemarau karena delta sungai ini selalu kering dan tidak pernah tergenang air bahkan saat puncak musim hujan. Pulo Kemaro memiliki daya tarik wisata berupa kelenteng Hok Tjing Rio and Kelenteng  Kwam In.Pada saat festival cap go meh Pulo Kemaro akan ramai dikunjungi umat Buddha dari berbagai penjuru dunia dan wisatawan lokal karena banyak pagelaran budaya Tionghoa dan ada pelepasan lentera sebagai puncak perhelatan acara festifal lentera tersebut.

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The Buddhist Earth God Altar

Pada satu sudut ruangan terdapat gundukan tanah yang dipercaya umat Buddha setempat terus tumbuh ke atas  dan  fenomena ini mejadikan kelenteng ini sebagai tempat penyembahan Dewa Bumi bagi umat Buddha

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The 9th Floored Pagoda of Pulo Kemaro

Di atas Pulo kemaro juga terdapat pagoda atau menara berlantai 9. Bagi wisatawan lokal menapaki sampai puncak pagoda adalah tantangan tersendiri dan hasilnya akan terbayar setelah menyaksikan pemandangan kota Palembang sebidang pandang 360° dari atasnya.

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The Lake of Kambang Iwak Park, Courtesy

B. TAMAN KAMBANG IWAK

Taman Kambang Iwak Family Park, kambang berarti rawa dan iwak berarti ikan dalam bahasa Palembang; pantas saja terdapat kolam besar di tengah taman tengah kota seluas 5 hektar ini.

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The Bridge of Kambang Iwak Park & Nice Greens Surroundings, courtesy

Kambang iwak bersih dari sampah dan tertata rapi sehingga sangat representatif  untuk dijadikan destinasi wisata di Kota Palembang.

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Kampang Iwak Park; Hobbist & Social Comunity Meeting Spot (Roller Blade Community in Action), Courtesy

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Sunset in Kambang Iwak, Courtesy

Kambang Iwak Family Park ramai dikunjungi wisatawan di hari libur dan akhir pekan. Kambang iwak adalah public space yang sering digunakan untuk berkumpulnya komunitas hobi seperti komunitas hip-hop Komering, skateboarding, freelectic dll, atau sekedar tempat nongkrong kawula muda di Palembang. Fasilitas olahraga didalamnya adalah jogging track yang mengelilingi kolam, public bench, arena bermain dll. Kambang Iwak cocok untuk berlari pagi ataupun berjalan santai disore hari sambil menikmati mentari yang terbenam.

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Dentist Chef the Deer Whisperer on PT. Pusri Park

D.  Taman PT. Pupuk Sriwijaya.

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Best Jogging Track of Palembang on PT.Pusri Park

Taman PT. Pusri berada di kompleks perkantoran dan perumahan perusahaan tersebut. Taman ini memiliki jalur pedestrian yang cukup panjang dan nyaman dinaungi pepohonan yang sangat rindang digunakan untuk bersepeda ataupun jogging. Taman ini berasa sangat dekat dengan kediaman Mr.Dentist Chef dan menjadi salah satu tempat olahraga gratis favorit

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The Deer Ranch on PT. Pusri Park

Penangkaran Rusa PT.Pusri menjadi salah satu daya tarik wisata karena penangkaran ini cukup terbuka dan  dibuka untuk umum tanpa pungutan retribusi atau gratis.

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Cute Little Running Deer Cub

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My Little Niece with the Deer

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The Bird Cage of PT.Pusri Park

Penangkaran Burun PT.Pusri berupa sangkar burung berbentuk kubah setengah bola yang terbuat dari metal berjaring-jaring berdiamer sekitar 20 m. Terdapat burung terkukur liar yang dikembang biakkan di penangkaran tersebut

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Paddling Duck on OPI Lake Palembang

E. Danau Ogan Permata Indah (OPI)

Danau OPI merupakan danau buatan yang, menjadi tempat untuk olahraga air di Kota Palembang. Danau OPI menjadi terkenal dan digiatkan menjadi salh satu objek wisata sejak perhelatan PON ke XIV pada tahun 2008.

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Banana Boating in OPI Lake

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Banana Boating in OPI Lake Palembang, Courtesy

Di danau OPI ini, kita bisa menikmati beberapa permainan air seperti Banana Boat dengan biaya sebesar Rp. 10.000 dan perahu bebek dengan biaya sewa sebesar  Rp 25.00 per jam.

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My Cousin Enjoying yhe Windy OPI Lake

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Spicy Grilled Corn in The Cob

Di pinggir danau OPI terdapat warung lesehan yang menjual makanan ringan seperti jagung bakar, bakso, pempek dll, sebagai pendamping tidak lengkap rasanya tanpa  es dogan atau kepala muda dengan pemanis gula merah.

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F. HUTAN WISATA PUNTI KAYU

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Punti Kayu City Forest Entrence

Hutan Wisata Alam Punti Kayu terletak tepat di tengah-tengah kota Palembang. Punti Kayu adalah hutan dan taman  seluas  39,9 hektar, jika Sungai Musi adalah urat nadi Kota Palembang makan Punti Kayu adalah  paru-paru kota.

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Gigantic Pine Trees of Punti Katu Forest

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Green, Refreshing & Sanctuary of Palembang City

Vegetasi Hutan Wisata Punti Kayu didominasi tanaman seperti Pinus (Pinus Merkussi) yang menjulang tinggi lebih dari 30 m. Selain itu terdapat pohon  Akasia (Acacia Mangium), Mahoni (Switenia Swageri), Talog (Muntingia calabura), dan Pulai (Alstonia Granensis).

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Masih banyak lagi flora yang tumbuh sehingga tidak mengherankan berada di Punti Kayu seperti berada di dimensi lain yang rindang, sejuk, tenang dan menyegarkan dan tidak terbayang bahwa kenyataannya bahwa Punti Kayu berada di tengah kota.

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Mongkey Forest of Palembang

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Wild Mongkey of Punti Kayu, Keep the Save Distance & Watch Your Belonging !

Di dalam Hutan wisata Punti Kayu hidup kawanan monyet ekor panjang atau beruk (sebutan lokal) liar menyerupai Bali Mongkey Forest atau hutan monyet yang ada di Ubud Bali. Hati-hati untuk tidak mendekati kawanan monyet liar ini karena jika tidak menjaga jarak monyet-monyet itu akan merasa terancam dan tidak menutup kemungkinan untuk menyerang dan jaga barang bawaan anda yang berwarna mencolok seperti kaca mata, bendo, pita dll karena rasa ingin tahu yang tinggi maka monyet -monyet akan berusaha untuk mengambilnya.

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Swamp of Punti Kayu

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Wild Monitor Lizard on Punti Kayu

Selain monyet liar, di Hutan wisata Punti Kayu juga hidup berbagai jenis fauna liar seperti berbagai jenis burung, mamalia seperti kelelawar dan tupai, beberapa jenis reptil liar seperti kadal dan biawak. Memperkenalkan kekayaan flora dan fauna yang ada Indonesia pana anak sejak dini akan  menumbuhkan rasa kepedulian kepedulian terhadap lingkungan, sehingga muncul keinginan untuk terus menjaga dan melestarikan alam Indonesia

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The Jogging Track of Punti Kayu

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Nice Gazebo for Resting on Punti Kayu

jalur trekking yang dadap dihgunkan untuk berjalan ataupun jogging ini sangat asri dan sejuk karena rindangnya pepohonan. Jika andal lelah, gunakan gazebo untuk bersantai ataupun bercngkramq dengan keluarga, teman, ataupun pacar.

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Punti Kayu Conservative Recreational & Nature Educational Forest of Palembang

Punti Kayu merupakan hutan wisata tengah Kota yang  berfungs sebagai tempat konservasi, rekreasi, tempat penelitian dan pendidikan, hingga tempat penunjang kegiatan budaya. Untuk kepentingan pariwisata makan dibangunlah beberapa fasilitas rekreasi di dalam Hutan Punti Kayu.

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Canopy Bridge of Punti Kayu

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Flying Fox in Punti Kayu

Fasilitas wisata petualangan di Punti kayu diantaranya adalah wahana  outbond yang dilengkapi dengan canopi bridge dan flying fox.

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Flying Bridge of Punti Kayu Lake

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Paddling Duck on Punti Kayu Lake

Di dalam Hutan Punti Kayu juga terdapat rawa dan kolam sehingga dibangun wahana wisata air berupa jembatan gantung, sepeda bebek air dan perahu naga. Wahana wisata air di Punti kayu adalah jembatan gantung, sepeda bebek dan perau naga yang disewakan untuk menyusuri  rawa sepanjang kurang lebih 300m.

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Mini Zoo of Punti Kayu Palembang

Hutan Wisata Punti Kayu berfungsi sebagai sarana edukasi dan rekreasi bagi anak karena terdapat kebun binatang mini di dalamnya.

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Snake

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Playing Ground of Punti Kayu

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Plaaying Ground of Punti Kayu

Terdapat wahana edukasi lingkungan dan taman bermain anak dengan beberapa fasilitas permainan anda dapat menyenangkan anak anda. Selain permainan terdapat juga wisata menunggang kuda dengan biaya tambahan 10,000.

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Mighty Nature Sanctuary of Palembang

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Punti Kayu the Lungs of Palembang City

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veloz avanza

Untuk mendukung gaya hidup yang mobile,  memilih kendaraan adalah salah satu faktor yang sangat penting. Toyota memiliki dua varian terbaru yaitu Grand New Avanza & Grand New Veloz. Keduanya memiliki performa yang tangguh karena dimotori mesin dual new VVT-i dengan tenaga sebesar 104 hp pada 6000 rpm bertipe bertipe IL dengan 4 Cylinder, 16 V, DOHC, VVT-I yang akan membuat mobil low MPV ini memiliki tenaga hingga sebesar 104 hp pada 6000 rpm dengan torsi maksimal mencapai hingga 137 Nm pada 4400 rpm.

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Mobil Toyota Avanza dan Veloz juga sangat irit bahan bakar dan terdapat lampu indikator eco driving yang membuat berkendara menjadi lebih efisien.

toyota avanza airbagFitur keamanan Grand New Avanza & Veloz sangat diperhatikan oleh Toyota, inovasi terbaru seatbelt dengan pretensioner dan force limiter yang dapat mencegah cidera fatal pada saat terjadi benturan keras. Saat terjadi benturan, seatbelt akan menarik badan penumpang dan airbag mengembang. Pretensioner pada sabuk pengaman berfungsi menarik seatbelt  dan menjaga posisi aman penumpang pada kursi ketika terjadi benturan. Force limiter pada saat bersamaan akan bekerja untuk membatasi gaya tekanan tarikan berlebihan dari sabuk pengaman yang dapat menyebabkan cidera pada dada penumpang sehingga keselamatan penumpang benar-benar terjaga.

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toyota avanza side impact beam3-point seatbelt pada kursi bagian tengah serta side beam impact pada pintu samping diciptakan untuk menjaga keselamatan penumpang pada kabin dari benturan samping. Pengemudi juga dapat mengetahui apakah penumpang telah menggunakan seatbelt dengan indikator padapanel combimeter.

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ABS anti Lock Bracking system memberikn proteksi optimal pengontrolan mobil  saat pengereman mendadak.  Bagi anda yang memiliki bayi atau balita maka fitur Isofix yang sesuai standar keselamatan internasional untuk pemasangan kursi anak. Teknologi  Imobilizer, kunci canggih inovasi dari Toyota maka mobil anda aman dari pencurian.

beda eksterior avanza velozEksterior mobil Avanza sebagai MPV keluarga terbaik di Indonesia dengan banyak fitur tampil lebih elegan dan mewah karena desain front grille menggunakan sentuhan chrome.Veloz sebagai mobil keluarga stylish tidak ketinggalan dengan desain grille baru dilengkapi new projector head lamp halogen serta garnish fog lamp menjadikannya sporty dan eye catchy. Inovasi velg ban Veloz dan Avanza dengan lapisan aloy metal menjadikan keduanya terlihat lebih eksklusif dan berkelas. Desain rear lamp keduanya baru dan terdapat penambahan lens garnish pada  AvanzaRear reflector pada  Veloz membuatnya dapat memantulkan cahaya lebih optimal di malam hari. Rear spoiler dengan desain baru pada keduanya dilengkapi dengan high mount stop lamp.

beda interior grand new avanza dan velozInterior ruangan kabin lega Grand New Veloz dan Avanza spacious sehingga cukup nyaman dan lega untuk penumpang apalagi dengan bangku yang didesain khusus menjadikannya nyaman untuk perjalanan jauh. Panel dashboard berwarna hitam secara keseluruhan pada Veloz mempertegas kesan sporty, sedangkan dashboard panel Avanza berwarna coklat memberikan kesan elegan.

beda interior toyota veloz avanza warna mobimeterLampu indikator combimeter pada Avanza berwarna kuning tembaga, sedangkan  pada Grand New Veloz berwarna putih-biru. Keduanya nyaman untuk mata dan mendukung  visibilitas informasi yg tertera .desain baru pawer window, shift knob. Kemudi berlapis kulit ekslusif yang ergonomis untuk mengatur kendaraan dan sistem audio. Pada panel new shift knob design. Kemudi Veloz terdapat panel pengatur sistem audio, cocok dengan  lifestyle trendy keluarga Indonesia.

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Sistem entertaintment canggih layar sentuh sebesar 6,1 inchi, dilengkapi pemutar CD, DVD, radio AM/FM, USB & AUX, blootooth & iPod nirkabel siap digunakan untuk membuat perjalanan semakin menyenangkan.

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Fitur penunjang kenyamanan one touch tumble membuat kursi tengah langsung terlipat saat penumpang ingin mengakses kabin belakang. Kursi penumpang belakang baris ketiga dapat disesuaikan (50-50) folding untuk penumpang atau bagasi  barang.

suspensi nyaman toyota avanza velozBagi pengemudi penyesuaian suspensi Mac Pherson Strut dan suspensi belakang per koil meningkatkan stabilitas dan kenyamanan saat berkendara, bahkan teman2 wanitaku mengkorfirmasi hal tersebut.

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Smoke Fog Concealing Palembang City

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Smoke & Traffic Jam on Rush Hour in Palembang City

Kota Palembang selama 3 bulan terakhir diselubungi kabut asap yang cukup parah dan mengganggu aktifitas warga, terutama untuk beraktifitas di luar ruangan. Selain masalah kabut asap, berkendara di jalanan Kota Palembang saat jam-jam sibuk tidak terlepas dari kemacetan yang semakin menambah beban hidup penduduknya.

kabin senyap toyota avanza dan velozKabut asap dan kemacetan tidak akan mengganggu kenyamanan anda di dalam kabin mobil jika berkendara dengan Toyota Avanza atau Veloz karena kabin senyap dan aman dari bunyi-bunyi klakson dan kedap dari asap yang mengganggu sistem pernafasan. Sistem kursi yang di desain ergonomis membuat nyaman untuk diduduki penumpang, bahkan untuk perjalanan jauh.

600 x 1200 pxl toyotaSejujurnya, sulit untuk memilih antara Avanza dan Veloz, sejujurnya aku menginginkan keduanya karena memenuhi kriteria mobil keluarga untuk Indonesia; performa, keamanan, kenyamanan, dan gaya serta stylish, salah satu hal terpenting dalam gaya hidup kekinian. Toyota Veloz lebih garang, sporty, gagah dan sesuai dengan jiwa mudaku, terutama karena adanya konsol pengaturan audio pada setirnya.  Toyota Avanza dan Veloz memenuhi standar keamanan  dengan harga yang bersahabat, apalagi yang ditunggu, ayo dapatkan pengalaman keluarga trendy anda dengan Toyota. Selamat berakhir pekan !

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Palembang, A Photography Journal of Musi River Overflowing Blessing The Lives of People

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Ampera Bridge: The Landmark of Palembang City

Palembang, A Photography Journal The Blessing of Musi River Flowing Over The People. Palembang the capital city of the South Sumatra province in Indonesia is the second-largest city in Sumatra Island after Medan. Palembang is located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra with land area of 374.03 square kilometres and a population over 1,8 million people (2015 estimated). This journal begin with the question “What would Palembang Citizen do without the Musi River???”

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The Mayor Office of Palembang a.k.a The Plumbing Office

The Mayor office of Palembang, a well known landmark with also called Kantor Ledeng translated as Office of Plumbing because they also provide a plumbing service to draining water  throughout the city. The office located in downtown, used to be the first water tower  to provide  clean water for the entire city back then in 1927, builed by Indonesian architect Ir. S.Snuijf from Surabaya and the whole project cost about 1 ton of gold; which is one third of the entire Palembang city master plan budget at that moment.

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The Public Park Space Nearby Palembang

Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, based on Kedukan Bukit Inscription which on 16 June 682 ac a Chinese monk, Yijing, wrote that he visited Srivijaya near Palembang in Sumatra in the year 671 for 6 monthsand has a history of being the capital city of the Kingdom of Srivijaya, a powerful Malay kingdom, which influenced much of Southeast Asia. So this year, Palembang will be celebrating its 1332 years old of it’s existence.

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Ampera Bridge; The Dining Scenes From Dermaga Piont Benteng Kuto Besak

Palembang’s main landmarks include Ampera Bridge and Musi River, the latter of which divides the city into two. Jembatan Ampera was built in 1962 using Japanese technology and architect to connect the trade across the river.

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Ampera Bridge, The landmark of Palembang City

The north bank of Musi River in Palembang is known as Seberang Ilir and the south bank of the river in Palembang is known as Seberang Ulu. The Seberang Ilir is Palembang’s economic and cultural centre and the Seberang Ulu is its political centre, but nowdays the Seberang Ulu area also intriguing the investor to built several mall and modern trade centre there.

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The Hectic Street of Palembang City

There are very important reasons why people throughout history have chosen to live where they do. If we look at maps of different places in the world, we will notice that most large communities and cities are located on, or near the water.  Let’s look some maps of two countries where there were early civilizations, and see if this is true. The population of metropolis city is growing rapidly, the downtown people comes by to work and doing business, hence the mobile live effect the transportation; just like the busy street of Palembang City.

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The Crowded “Pasar Tumpah” Floading Market 16 Ilir View fromThe Ampera Brigde

This is daily live in Palembang, like other most of the cities are near the cost of the ocean or along river; it’s a hectic, busy and fast by all means. This is callled Pasar Tumpah or translated as “floading” market, it’s name after floading because few of the seller who won’t or couldn’t affort the rent inside the market decide to hijacking the side of the road to sold their stuffs, so the term of floading didn’t refers to the real puddle. Despite the complicated money and regulation conflicts between the Goverment, the consumer and the seller, i think it’s nice to photograph the crowd.

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The Musi River

This is Musi River, flowing over more than 750 km along the river which divides the city into two parts, the Seberang Ulu and Seberang Ilir  is the longest river in Sumatra. Since the first of the Musi River has become the economic lifeblood and the city of Palembang in South Sumatra Province. The tradition, cultural and beautiful living of the river city make The President of Indonesia declared Palembang to be the “City of Water Tourism” on 27 September 2005.

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Floating House in Musi River

Palembangnese people lovin the lives that Musi river given us. People began to build their homes where they could be close to food and supplies. Larger towns and cities began to spring up along trade routes. Let’s stop for a minute, and think about the locations of some of the major cities, here in Indonesia. These cities have one thing in common; They are all near water! We will also learn why these locations were important to the growth and development of Palembang City.

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Stunning Domestic Corps: The Blessing of Musi River

The overflowing blessing of Musi River made the land along the rivers is fertile.  The is fertile land made the crops can be grown and more than fullfilling the domestic need of the people.  Animals can also be raised if there is enough food and water for them. People learned that they could stay in one place and grow enough food to feed their community, if they were near a water supply.

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Varieties of Fishes & Edible Aquatic Animal: The Blessing of Musi River

The Musi River also provide the mind bogling varieties of freshwater fish and other edible freshwater aquatic lives. Eversince the massive exploitation, the stock of wild fish in Musi river is degradated constantly; hence the regulation of unethical and ecological method of fishing like electrical shocking, jaring pukat harimau (very tiny holes trawls) or  poisoing is banned since 2004.

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Pindang Ikan (Sweet Sour Variety of Fish Soup) : The Blessing of Musi River

The culinary herritage of Palembang is also related with the fish and any other freshwater aquatic creatures. Palembang well known fish dish is pindang, a spicy sour sweet soup made of garlic, ginger, chili, and one of several sour flavouring agent like tamarind, pinneaple or cherry tomato.

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A Food Court Stalls In The Riverbanks of Musi RIver

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Kampung Kapitan (Fine DIning Restaurant at Seberang Ulu Riverbanks): The Blessing of Musi River

There’s always be heart warming about river, dining on the side of the river is one of the tourism attraction in Palembang. There’s several outstanding fine dinning restaurant  along the Musi River banks which is actually selling the view and the dining experience.

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Floating Boat Restaurant: The Blessing of Musi River

This is floating restaurant boat boarding on the Musi River, about 1 km docking in the left side of the Ampera Bridge. Palembang citizen embrace the living on the side of Musi River, even we like to dining over it, literrary. This floating boat restaurant is also called by locals as rumah makan goyang or literary translated as shaking up restaurant because  the boat will be shaking up when a big wave streaking off the boat when gigantic boat cross over the river.

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The Scenary on Floating Boat Restaurant with Docking Boats and Ampera Bridge: The Blessing of Musi River

This is how Palembangnese had a dining, nice windy window facing the Musi River with the Ampera bridge and docking-crossing over boats as the background; this is a perfect scenery for me. This view is also the favourite spot for photography and as long as i remember i’ve never  failed to impressed local Indonesian tourist and especially a foreigner backthen when i was a tour guide.

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The Hectic Activities Over The Musi River

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The Hectic Docking Boats Loading with Domestic Goods: The Blessing of Musi River

The docking boat is also the perfect spot for photography. As people began to travel around, different societies came into contact then different societies of people could now share ideas with each other.  People began to trade food, clothing, and other things. Many major waterways were becoming trade routes that people would travel to buy and sell goods.From these ports, goods can then move to other locations by land or river. Trade and shipping are very important to the development of towns and cities.  Shipping creates jobs, and communities develop around these locations.

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The Lining Transport Boat: The Blessing of Musi River

As time went on, waterways began to serve more purposes. Rivers, lakes, and seas began to be used for transportation. People built boats, and started exploring the area around them, hence the large cities had a gigantic fort to accomodated it. Port is the very important trade centers.

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Small Port Under Ampera Bridge: The Blessing of Musi River

Under the Ampera bridge, there a small port to accomodate the tourist to rent a boat to explore the Musi River. On a short 1-2 hours travelling along the banks of the Musi River will be cost you about IDR 150.000 (10 USD) on a low tourism season and doubled on the high peak season.

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Photography Exploring of Mr Dentist Chef, His Collegues and Foreigner Friends

Me and three dentist collegues  friends with the accompany of two foreigner friends; a world trotter Russian couple traveller had a little adventure on the last Cap GO Meh Celebration in Pulau Kemaro. We rent a small river boat to explore the lives within the Musi River to explore the photography spots along the riverbanks.

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Pulau Kemaro in Cap Go Meh Celebration

Pulau Kemaro is our first photography spot. Pulau Kemaro or Pulo Kemaro in locals dialeg is a small delta in Musi River located about 6 km from the Ampera Bridge. Pulau means merupakan island and kemaro means dry season, this delta names after it because it will be dry even in the peak of heavy rainy season. Pulau Kemaro is famous with it’s Buddish temple Kelenteng Hok Tjing Rioand Kelenteng  Kwam In with it’s stunning 9th floor pagoda tower. We had our adventure there in the Cap Go Meh or Lantern Festival (15 days after The Chinese New Year).

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The 9th Floored Pagoda of Pulau Kemaro

The Pulau Kemaro  pagoda tower  with it’s 9th floor stand proud in the island as a main attraction to the main land. The perfect spot to capture the 360 degree of the right side of the Musi River bank.  This pagoda build in 2006 and it’s definitely need the hell of healthy mental and body to climbed out there and it’s all worthed when you see the scenery above.

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Ksenia Excited the View of Musi Riverbanks From The 9th Floor of Pulau Kemaro Pagoda

My Russian friends Knesia and all of the ganks is very excited to enjoy the scenery, and of course capturing the moment with our camera. When i ask Knesia, about her Instagram and why she capturing the places and scenery she ver visited, she proudly told me that “There are no borders. My home is Milky Way galaxy, Solar system, The Earth.” then she told me that the photograph is one of her legacy.

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The Hectic Traffic Over The Musi River from The 9th Floor of Pulau Kemaro Pagoda

This is how crowded traffic over the Musi River captured from the 9th floor of the pagoda in Pulau Kemaro. The large ship is called  kapal tongkang in locals, a barge with tugboat to propelled it was carrying coal. A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.

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The Pupuk Sriwijaya Urea fertilizer Factory: The Blessing of Musi River

All of the major factories were made near rivers, including this PT.Pupuk Sriwijaya or simply called Pusri, a Urea fertilizer factory. The small brigde to connect the Seberang Ilir land with the Pulau Kemaro, so this is the alternatives route to visit the delta beside renting a boat from the Musi River.

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Crowd in The Pulau Kemaro Cap Go Meh Lantern Festival all United in Harmony: The Blessing of Musi River

On our little trip to the Pulau kemaro during the Cap Go Meh/Lantern Festival i realized that we Palembang Citizen livin in harmony. We had a different background and religion but we all embrace the Cap Go Meh celebration; you can see from the picture above that there’s also may moslem citizen(wearing hijab) at that moment and  no one of my photo hunter ganks is practicing Buddism but we were there too to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

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Benteng Kuto Besak, The Strengh Prove on Palembang City

Moving back to the Ampera bridge, there Benteng Kuto Besak, a gigantic fort situated on the Seberang Ilir banks of the Musi River and adjacent to Ampera Bridge, this fort is one of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate of heritage buildings. Nowdays, used as a hospital by  health office II Sriwijaya Military Command.

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Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum

This is  Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum, also located near the Ampera Bridge. This museum is flashback time machine to travel the history of Palembang  city. This museum rich in its collections and the the building itself is a historical legacy, as it is a monument of the golden aged  former royal palace of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate.

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The Stairway of Sultan mahmud Badaruddin II; Favourite Spot for Pre Wedding Photo Shoots

The stairway entrance of Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin the Second is also the favourite spot for pre wedding photography. Even few of my dentistry collegues had their wedding shots in the exact angle of the photograph above

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Monpera; 8th Floored Museum

People’s Struggle Monument (Indonesian: Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat), located in downtown, adjacent to the Great Mosque of Palembang and Ampera Bridge. Monpera is also 8th floored museum was build in 23 Februsry 1998 to remember the five days battle of wars of Palembang people agains the Netherlands colonialization on 1 January 1947. This landmark of palembang city also attract the youth generation with it’s roof top as a photography spot; in the other hand it’s also a test of how fit you think you are.

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The Bundaran Mesjid Agung The Zero Km of Palembang City; View from The Rooftop of Monpera.

Wow, that’s my first impression for the view in the rooftop of Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat (Monpera) Palembang. You had a 360 degree of Palembang City view from here and the distance made everything seems so small. All the effort to pushe you up to the 8th floor with be worthen the moment you felt the wind and the scenery ahead of your eyes.

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Te Great Mosque Sultan mahmud Badaruddin II, View from The Rooftop of Monpera

This is the Mesjid Agung or the Great Mosque on Palembang view from above. You will notice the pyramid shaped roof of the mosque featured a  chinese architectual accent with it’s upward curve in the edge of the roof.

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Pasar 16 Ilir Market View from The Rooftop of Monpera Palembang

This is Pasar 16 Ilir Palembang, the 9th Floored Market in the Seberang Ilir Musi riverbank that built in 1670. This is the center market of non food items in Palembang and the 20 years of using it without proper maintenance made it unrepresentatives this days. Fortunately, the Palembang Goverment is just started the renovation project this  to improved the market to make people more comfort to shop there

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The Musi River with Local Rain in Seberang Ulu Land, A Rare Moment Captured from The Rooftop of Monpera

Palembang has a tropical rainforest climate with relatively high humidity and sometimes significant winds. The temperature ranges from 23.4 to 31.7 degrees Celsius. Annual rainfall ranges from 2000 to 3000 mm. Humidity ranges from 75 to 89% with an average of 45% of annual sunshine. If you lucky like me and my ganks, you’ll got a chance to photograph the rare moment of local rain in the other side of the Palembang city; the Seberang Ulu.

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The Great Mosque Sultan Mahmud Baddaruddin II Palembang

Mesjid Agung or Grand Mosque of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Palembang is located in downtown facing the Ampera Bridge.  This mosque was firstly build in 1738 and renovated sevral times eversince. The mosque is the largest mosque in South Sumatra with a 1080 m 2 and had a capacity of 15,000 pilgrims.

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The Main Gate of Mesjid Agung Palembang with European Doric Style

The main gate of Grand Mosque of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Palembang had it’s European influence with doric style. My last trip to Mesjid Agung also shocked me because i just known that most of great grand Mosques in Indonesia is build with European architect which in fact not practicing Islam.

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The Great Mosque of Palembang Exterior, A Blend of Eastern n Western Architectural

The Great Mosque of Palembang is assimilation of western and eastern architectural. As i describes before that roof got Chinese accent, the main gate had the  European acccent, in the other hand the celling had it’s Arabian influence . The minbar of this mosque is very similiar with the Great Mosqued of Medina.

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Stunning Interior of Great Mosque Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II

This is the stunning interior of The Great Mosque of Palembang, floored with the finest Indonesian marbled stone, 10 metres of European style glass Mosaic  window and roof and also a finest crystal hanging on it

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The Pilgrim Croud of Great Mosque of Palembang

We Palembang citizen overwhelmed by the blessed living we had, hence we had our times for praying to God. Palembang citizen is mostly practicing Moslem, but many of the inhabitants also practice Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism.

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The Blessing Live Musi River Overwhelm The Palembang Citizen; Including Mr.Dentist Chef

The photography essay of Palembang got me thinking to myself, I DAMN LOVIN PALEMBANG!!! no doubt about it. I love how the river overwhelmed the lifestyle, the cultures and the hectic lives of we all the citizen. Palembang people is very polite and welcoming to other people. As a former tour guide, i’ve been told by many foreigner tourist from around the world that Palembang people is very generous, even with a simple effortless smiles.

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Dentist Chef Pindang Tulang Photograph Courtesy Featured in Street Food Gawker Signboard

The other photography project i had is to capturing Dentist Chef food photography featuring anymously all over the Palembang city; on the signboard of a restaurant, street gawker banner or menu book of a fancy restaurant in starred hotel. This is dilemmatic, i glad that they must be thingking that my photographs is awesome, hence in the otherhand they not giving credit of the Dentist Chef courtesy. I’m not saying about the money value of using the photograph as a commercial purpose, but removing the watermark on the photograph is definitely unethical. This is my statements years ago, eversince i’m already dealing it with ahappy state of mind now since one food court had a dozen or more of my photograph.

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Dentist Chef Pindang Tulang Photograph Anymously Featured in Official Palembang City Goverment Tourism Booklet

I’m very glad Dentist Chef Pindang Tulang anymously featured in the official Palembang City Goverment Tourism Booklet. Despite fact that the courtesy didn’t mention the Dentist Chef what so ever, i’m happy that i can represent the culinary of Palembang and hopefully it will attract more tourist coming and exploring the Musi River City.

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Busy Road on Ampera Bridge

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Traffic Jam in Palembang City; A Sign of Hectic Lives

Here comes the tricky part; before you get to nearby the Ampera Bridge,  make sure you going there in a stable state of mental, better be happy because you gotta deal with some crowded and busy street of Palembang city. If you get lucky there’s no traffic jam and traffic congestion.  This is daily basic life in Palembang, just look out the photograph of Palembang street with heavy traffic congestion, hence you definitely need some ride which affordable, comfortable, safety and yet had a great performance on the road. Palembangnese busy street need Toyota Agya for enhancing and support a hectic and mobile citizen like me.

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Agressive and Youth Representatives Appearance of Toyota Agya

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The Parking Lot Under The Ampera Bridge, The West Musi Riverbanks: Not a Problem Getting it with TOYOTA AGYA

My collegues friends bugging me about Toyota Agya which had been ride it for one year. My tree hugging-go vegan chick fling-pro envirometal maniac lady friend always told that she’s been saving so much money for the fuel efficency of Toyota Agya (21 km per litre, aided by its 740 kg kerb weight). Toyota Agya is one of the  Low-Cost and Green Car (LCGC) programme that’s dominating the local automotive industry in Indonesian market segment for the  first-time family car owners. Toyota Agya sold started at 11.000 USD (in Jakarta) and i guess a first jobber can afford it because the tax breaks offered under the LCGC regulation.

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Spacey Baggage of TOYOTA AGYA

Low cost city car is considered as responsible way of life nowdays, no one argues it for sure.  My comfort zone of ride is had quite an impressive and aggresive exterior presentation, spacey interior with nice air conditioner, anual and automatic transmission, Dual SSR Airbag for savety concern and the most important things is spacey trunk. Why i needed a large trunk? simply because i had a few groceries shopping and sometimes i need to bring my dentistry stuffs for clinical and laboratory purpose. My photography hunting session need a space to stucked with my camera gears and stuffs.   It’s all complete feature of Toyota Agya!

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Spacey Cabin of TOYOTA AGYA, Perfect for Photography Journal Hunting

I’m a 25 years old single young dentist with a very mobile and hectic lives; between the entire city for photography  hunting, the clinics; the hospital, the supermarket, the gym, the malls, the cafes, the futsal places, the few imaginary girlfriend(s) place(s) (which i wish had someday latter) and for sure for by big craving tummy that made me always  travelling and exploring through out the city to Eat more and cook more hence i’m the DENTIST CHEF. I’m very wishing that i had Toyota Agya, AGYA names even  derived from Sanskrit word which means FAST, which is just perfect for my youth lifestyle.