Tom's Homestay : Batik

+6287770467818 - Arinto Soetomo (Tom)

Jalan Selot 32 Bogor 16122
West Jawa Indonesia ( map )

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Tom's Homestay : Batik

Tom's Homestay orchidI am an engineer, member of the Botanical society of Indonesia. My house is is 60 years old and was built for the director of the Botanical Garden Indonesia Government, and given to Prof. Ir. Dr. Soetomo, my dad, Director and founder of Indonesian Institute of Science (Indonesian: Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia or LIPI). The name Soetomo was given to a family of orchids (Luisanda Soetomo Soerohaldoko)

Nature is my element, I have been more than 100 times (alone and with guests) to the waterfalls in mountain Salak. I know our history, flora and fauna as a scientist, not only a tour guide. I would describe myself as quiet, easy going, hospitable, non intrusive, creative, broad minded. I speak good English, and have good people skills. I have entertained guests from USA, Europe, Australia, Asia, and many students in programs for master and doctor's degree of philosophy, authorized by the Ministry of Research and Technology of Indonesia, Indonesian Institute of Science, Univercity of Agriculture Institute Pertanian Bogor, IPB)

If you don't want to stay in the busy Jakarta, take the bus from the airport.
There's a direct DAMRI airport bus to Bogor. You'll probably arrive at Terminal 2. Exit the terminal and walk around 300 meters to your left to get to DAMRI Terminal. Just follow the sign or ask. The DAMRI buses arrive and leave all the time. Look for the one which has a sign in the front window saying BOGOR. The helpers on the platform will readily indicate the right one to you as well. There will be one about every 30 minutes. Taxi drivers will offer their services too : ) You can pay for the bus at a kiosk on the platform while waiting or on the bus - no problem. The fare is Rp. 40,000. In Bogor, the bus will terminate at Botani Square Mall, which is in the centre. It doesn't stop at Bogor station. You can buy the ticket in the bus, or at the counter in DAMRI terminal. If you pay in the bus, pay to the officer that will collect the fare to each passenger, don't pay to the driver. The trip usually takes 2h but in reality it will depend on the traffic.

    Strategic location
  • 6 min walk from Railway station
  • 12 min walk to Bogor Botanical Garden main gate
  • 2 min walk to Presidential Palace gate on road Juanda
  • 3 min walk to Museum Ethnobotany (LIPI - Indonesian Institute of Science)
  • 6 min walk to Bogor Trade Mall shopping center, there is a spectacular terace at the top with view to volcano Salak mountain
  • 5 min walk to Police station
  • 5 private rooms with fans, 4m high ceiling
  • 2 bathrooms with shower, toilet with seat
  • breakfast
  • 2 spacious living rooms
  • water heater
  • kitchen with gas stove
  • laundry
  • wifi
  • patio with sitting facing garden with rich vegetation - avocado, mango, rambutan, soursop, banana, star fruit, sawo, cashew, noni...
  • Night       $8 / €6
  • Week    $56 / €41
  • Month $240 / €176
  • Waterfall, National Park, Hindu temple Jagatkarta in volcano Salak mountain - 30 mins by public transportation Rp. 6,000/person, and ticket Rp. 7,500/person
  • Botanical Garden Cibodas, National Park in volcano Gede Pangrango 2h by public transportation
  • Tea plantation, factory in Mas Puncak mountain built by Dutch long time ago - 1.5h by public transportation
  • Puppet traditional handy crafts Wayang golek wooden dolls - 15 mins by public bus
  • Traditional tofu factory - 10 mins by public bus
  • many more...

My guests are my friends

Pavel ChakrabortyPuppet traditional handy crafts Wayang golek wooden dollsPhoto by Tanya MelnicaStudents of ITB BandungTrip for animals

Jalan Selot 32 Bogor 16122 West Jawa Indonesia, tel. 087770467818 Arinto Soetomo (Tom)

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