Last Saturday of every month
The Explorers groups meet to visit new places in Jakarta and the
surrounding area, and to discover Indonesian culture and traditions.
Activities include tours to historic venues, talks on a wide range of
topics and the chance to observe and take part in many Indonesian daily
activities. It is a great way to make new friends and experience things
you might be unable to do if you were on your own.
Plered Pottery Village, Near Lake Jatiluhur
Welcome Explorers 2016!
How to be a part of Explorers?
We have organized the groups; mix old with new “Friends”.
The Explorers groups meet on Wednesdays; either weekly, every other week, or once a month. An additional weekend Explorers group meets on Saturdays, usually once a month. Each group consists of between 20 - 25 people of different nationalities. They are a mix of newcomers to Jakarta and people who have been here for a while and participated in Explorers before.
A tour can last from a few hours to a whole day, depending on the activity planned by the group, and lunch is normally included. Each Explorer is asked to organize one tour per session, with a partner by choosing a tour from a list of over 100 approved tours. All the approved tours are well documented and research information can be found in the Heritage Society Library. Group leaders offer additional advice and assistance to tour organizers.
Join us in a Weekly Explorer Group, an Every Other Week Explorer group, a Monthly Explorer Group or a Weekend Explorer Group.
ALL EXPLORERS DAY
Last Wednesday October 5th we had our first Explorers event:
the All Explorers Day at the National Museum.
We started the morning with a lovely group of young dancers.
They performed 3 dances for us, one from Bali and two from Betawi.
This was followed by a talk from Mike Nicholson on the Wallace Line.
After that 12 IHS guides took the different groups and shared their passion on different artifacts across the museum. We ended the morning with an Indonesian lunch buffet and chatting with the new & old friends we met during the morning.
What a wonderful morning,
we could learn more about the history and culture in Indonesia and make new friends.
Isabelle & Ingrid
Aarti Garde, Janneke Koster, Mita Hestirani, Isabelle Xuan-Bahuet
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY
EVERY OTHER SATURDAY
Gatokaca - looking for a new group leader
For all questions about Explorers, please contact Ingrid/Isabelle on