Pakdokter's daughter, Raena, celebrated her birthday on the 19th. Her best friend,Mia, also celebrated her birthday in January. So they both arranged this little birthday dinner at La Mexicana in Ampang.
We played our 7th consecutive golf game on Thursday morning at the Bogor Raya GC. There was a golf competition that morning - so we were made to tee off from the 1oth hole. pakKenji was thoroughly impressed by all the three golf courses introduced to him in this first ever Tour of Jakarta?Bogor for him.
We had lunch at the Bogor Raya GC and pakKenji was introduced to the club's Nasi Timbel Komplit - a rice dish with an array of local dishes to accompany the rice.
For dessert we ordered a bunch of mangosteens which happened to be in season as the durian.
After a hearty breakfast we were sent to the nearby Rancamaya GC for a round of golf there. As it was early there were not many people yet and we were able to play a leisurely golf while enjoying the fantastic scenery of the surroundings. The caddies at the course were sweet and friendly. Thomas was challenged to try get a birdie on the promise that his caddy will give him a kiss! And true to his form he finally managed to score a birdie at one of the holes and was duly rewarded.
As we had arrived and checked in at the R Hotel late on Tuesday evening and it was already dark, we did not quite realise what our surroundings were like. Pakdokter woke up to a bright sunny morning and was surprised by a picturesque vista from pakdokter's balcony.
The Mount Salak - a volcanic mountain in the Sukabumi district was clearly seen with any clouds obstructing its view. Below was the hotel's swimming pool and nearby the Rancamaya Golf Club
We checked in at the R Hotel in the Rancamaya Estates late Tuesday evening after our game at the Sentul Highlands on the way from Jakarta to Bogor. R Hotel is a luxurious 5-star hotel newly opened not more than a year ago. Big spacious rooms with 2 queen-sized beds. A large swimming pool and within walking distance to the Rancamaya Golf Club.
We came down to the Lounge of the hotel, ordered our dinner and drinks and were entetained by a group of young musicians who played jazz and pop tunes.
We left early morning from Bali and flew to Jakarta. Our travel agent, Leisure Golf Services picked up the three of us, pakdokter, pakKenji and pakThomas for our extended holidays in Bogor outside of Jakarta. En-route we stopped for a round of golf at Sentul Highlands.
As we approached Sentul Highlands, our van had a burst tyre. Fortunately the incident happened near enough for the vans from the golf course to come and pick us up.