Bogor

The City Of Rain

Bogor is a city on the island of Java in the West Java province of Indonesia. The city is located in the center of the Bogor Regency, 60 kilometers (37 mi) south of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, although it is administratively independent from that regency. Bogor is the 6th largest city of Jabodetabek (Jakarta metropolitan region) and the 14th nationwide, with a population having passed 1 million, it is an important economic, scientific, cultural and tourist center, as well as a mountain resort. In the middle Ages, the city was the capital of Sunda Kingdom and was called PakuanPajajaran. During the Dutch colonial era, it was named Buitenzorg (meaning “Without a care” in Dutch) and served as the summer residence of the Governor-General of Dutch East Indies. With several hundred thousand people living on an area of about 20 km2 (7.7 sq. mi), the central part of Bogor is one of the world’s most densely populated areas. The city has a presidential palace and a botanical garden (Kebun Raya Bogor) – one of the oldest and largest in the world. It bears the nickname “The Rain City” (Kota Hujan), because of frequent rain showers. It nearly always rains even during the dry season.

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Rich offerings at record-breaking Bogor Wonderful Golf

Bogor’s burgeoning reputation as one of Asia’s most appealing golfing getaways is set to gather pace with the staging of a record-breaking new tournament. As well as offering prizes worth a total of more than US$80,000, the latest Bogor Wonderful Golf promotion is poised to create two new Indonesian golfing records. To be held on September 7-8 at no fewer …

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Bogor Prepares to Host Asia-Pacific Golf Tourism Tournament

The Tourism Promotion Board of Bogor District, West Java Province, is preparing to organize an event that combines travel and golf in the Asia-Pacific region. “This event combines golf and Bogor’s natural and cultural potentials,” Zainal Saprudin, chairman of the board, stated here on Thursday. Zainal remarked that the event was scheduled to be launched by Nurhayanti, the district’s regent, …

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Bogor`s Sleeping Buddha Attracts Many Tourists

We don’t have to go across the country border to see a Sleeping Buddha in Thailand because now there is one we can visit in Tonjong Village, Tajur Halang Subdistrict, Bogor Regency, West Java. The statue is located at Buddha Dharma Vihara not far from Billabong Housing. Small, red sign boards saying “Ruppang Sleeping Buddha” with arrows are installed at …

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