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The Hotel Des Indes (demolished), Jakarta

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So the question is this: how does one re-create something that is no longer there? The Hotel Des Indes was the oldest and the grandest of the Grand Hotels in Southeast Asia, having been opened in the 1860s.  It was … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour X: Oud Batavia – Jakarta, Indonesia

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Jakarta was a weird one.  I debated for sometime whether or not I would actually visit it – since the fundamental criteria for it being part of the Grand Tour was missing: Jakarta’s Grand Hotel – the Hotel Des Indes … Continue reading

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