We stay overnight in Mercure hotel, it was a classic hotel with European, Chinese and Javanese mixed in one luxurious scent. “Amazing, this is the best hotel we found since our trip in Malaysia, ” the Australian said.
I spend my night in Yogyakarta by visiting internet café and make a report for my senior and also browsing.. I just miss the virtual world some times ;) I got dinner just near the internet café, it was a very nice steak restaurant with a college student standard price.. Hmm..
It was a bright day in Yogyakarta ..
In this old city, We were visiting the earthquake devastated area
Fiona cheers the girl with a kanggoroo finger doll and make her a pony tail
We also visit Muhammadyah head office and meet former Chairman of Muhammadyah, a very wise Prof Syafii Ma'arif. (He also has known as Indonesia President consultant and US President Source for a Moslem perspective policy consideration.
He explained that Muhammadyah has formed as a second Muslim organization in Indonesia with 30 million followers and has become the largest Moslem social-educational organization in the world.
“There’s a thousands of Muhammadyah school complex in Indonesia and hundreds of hospital, but please don’t ask anything about quality,” Mr. Ma’arif said.
About Soeharto, Ma’arif said : “Because of the Soeharto’s health and condition it would be better for his children to return the state wealth and declare the apologize to all Indonesian people, I think Indonesia will accept his apologize,” Mr. Ma’arif said.
(Amanda and Simon chatting in the Muhhamadyah Headquarter Loby)