Well, Bogor is a small but beautiful city located between Jakarta and Puncak. You can found the Presidential Bogor Palace and Kebun Raya Bogor ( Botanical Garden) where you may found many species of Trees in side such Park. I experienced leaving in Bogor during my childhood for over 9 months, where we stayed at Hotel Salak Bogor.
It was quite interesting staying in Bogor because you may found many bats hanging on the trees at the Botanical Garden. When I was childhood we usually took the rubbers from the Rubber Trees and made rubber balls, so that we can play footballs with such rubber balls. It was really fun and enjoying. Now a days, I do not know whether there are children taking the rubbers from the Rubber Tress.
My school was not so far from Hotel Salak. According to the information we found from the website of Hotel Salak http://www.hotelsalak.co.idHotel Salak you may noticed that this hotel was built in 1856 during the Dutch colonial era and was originally named Binnenhoff Hotel and since September 1998 was refurnished and reopened with modern colonial style.
I do not quite remember whether this Hotel was renovated during our stay at this Hotel for 9 months in around 1963. But the important thing, is that I really enjoyed my staying at Bogor, West Java, Indonesia because we frequently watched the deers which you may found them in the Park or garden of the Presidential Park of Bogor.
According to the information which we may found in one of the blogs http://kampungturis.blogspot.com/2008/11/amusement-park-in-bogor-west-java.html
we obtained the information that Bogor was the capital of Indonesia during the British occupation under Stamford Raffles and was used as the capital by the Dutch during the dry season, then known as Buitenzorg (meaning "beyond worry").
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