Crocodile Breeding Farm

Chet & Pak Jaeman, the manager of this crocodile breeding farm.

Chet & Pak Jaeman, the manager of this crocodile breeding farm.

(Penangkaran Buaya)

Fourteen kilometers to the south of the City of Jambi, starting from the intersection known as Simpang Abadi, is a personally owned crocodile farm that is specifically used for harvesting crocodile skins.

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Imlek

Chinese New Year  /  Year of the Snake

ch kids

Indonesia is heavily populated with Chinese Indonesians  (9 million), and with such a large number of them, the Chinese New Year is a much celebrated event.

Yesterday was the Chinese New Year, and to celebrate it we visited different Chinese families as they followed their Buddhist / Confucius, etc., traditions of welcoming guests into their homes and serving them a wide assortment of foods. While visiting, it was also a great opportunity to learn of some of their beliefs, and having made notes, we included them below.

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Markisa

Passion FruitKnown as "markisa" in Indonesia

Passion Fruit
Known as “markisa” in Indonesia.

Famous Indonesian Fruit

Passion Fruit is very popular in Indonesia where it’s referred to as markisa.

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Taman Rekreasi Rengas Condong

(Small Family Park in the City of Muara Bulian)

house on water

This is a small and simple park in the City of Muara Bulian (Jambi Province of Indonesia). It’s an exceptionally nice park for local people who want to spend an hour or two with their children, or a place for teens to hang out. It’s an exceptionally clean park (absence of trash), but with no unique attraction we wouldn’t recommend it for tourists from outside the area.

The park’s exact location can be found by clicking this link.

Below is a video we made of the park.

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Jambi’s Only Driving Range

Jambi Driving Range

Jambi Driving Range

We’re not avid golfers, but since there will be golfers coming to Jambi as tourists from time to time, we thought we would prepare this information on their behalf.

Seargant Tyas and Chet

Sergeant Tyas and Chet

The city’s only driving range is on the south east side of the city. It’s location can be found by clicking this link.

Jambi has one 9-hole golf course on the west side of the city. You can read our article about that course by clicking this link.

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Golfing in Jambi

Golfing in Jambi

Golfing in Jambi

We are not avid golfers, in fact, we’ve only been golfing 2-3 times—excluding miniature golf. Knowing there are golfers that may come to Jambi as tourists from time to time, we thought we would prepare this information on their behalf.

The City of Jambi has one 9-hole golf course on the west side of the city. It can be found by clicking this link. We found this course to be very well maintained and the atmosphere to be quite relaxing.

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Taman Sri Indah

(Former Competition Fishing Business)

Location for Fishing in Jambi.Taman Sri Indah

Location for Fishing in Jambi.
Taman Sri Indah

Not long ago we wrote a few articles about a fishing businesses (pemancingan) in Jambi and how Indonesians enjoy competitive fishing. Those articles can be accessed by the following links:

This brief article is about a pemancingan that shut down about 5 years ago (2007). It was called Taman Sri Indah.* Its location on wikimapia can be found with this link.

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