Macau Grand Prix Museum

On February 7th, 2010 I was in Macau. Because of raining on that day, I couldn’t do any outdoor tourism activities at all. So, I checked out the tourism brochure that available in hotel for free. I need to go to indoor tourism centre nearby. FYI, I stayed in a strategic hotel, in front of Macau Fisherman Wharf. And then I read on the tourism map, Grand Prix Museum! Near, can go there on foot, indoor, so why not?


 

This unique museum had been opened since November 1993 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix. Visitors will get awareness about what happened during the long history of GP. It also becomes a record of many efforts and contributions made by many of them who have participated both on and off the track. At the same time become a promotion of the sport itself. You may be a person like me, who don’t know much about GP, but the display of the museum and everything’s inside still interesting to be seen.

 

More than my imagination, there are a lot of cars, the museum space is big enough since so many machines inside, and also supported by good lighting system make it as a nice museum. You’ll be welcomed by a sexy old red car. I don’t know much about automotive but all I know is I like that car so much! It’s red, with number 5 on the body, and have 9517 as it car number.

 

Besides, you could go around in a clockwise direction to follow the development of Grand Prix from its inception until present. Not just cars, but some GP motors also displayed there.

 

GP Museum display many collections brought together from diverse origins, as a result of the joint efforts of public and private entities. Some of the valuable collections are private donations, acquisitions by Macau Government Tourism Office, also on loan from their owners. There are photographs, literature, trophies, and various pieces of memorabilia related to GP.


Macau GP Museum located in Luis Gonzaga Gomes Avenue, the brown one, in opposite of the Lotus Flower in Full Bloom Park. Open daily from 10 am until 6 pm, but closed on Tuesday. Not expensive and as I remembered MOP$10 for each adult. Many bus routes pass this tourism object, such as AP1, 1A, 3, 10A, 17, 28A, and many more. Other interesting things are: photographs can be taken anywhere in the museum but do not touch or get into the cars on display.

Macau Grand Prix Museum is nicer than I taught. If you love Grand Prix, I suggest you to spend your time visiting this museum when you’re in Macau.. Have a pleasure trip!

Sby – 240210 – 09:20 PM

Tugu Pahlawan & Museum Sepuluh Nopember

Putih tinggi menjulang di tengah lapangan rumput hijau. Bagaikan sebatang pensil putih raksasa berdiri di sana. Ukiran emas menghiasi lingkar bawah dan sekitaran ujung runcingnya. Itulah Tugu Pahlawan, monumen yang sangat penting bagi perjalanan sejarah Kota Surabayaku..

Tahukah kau dahulu di kawasan ini berdiri markas polisi Jepang? Arek-arek Suroboyo kala itu menghancurkan dan mengambil alihnya. Kemudian dijadikanlah Monumen Tugu Pahlawan ini untuk melambangkan kebanggaan arek Suroboyo menang pada pertempuran 10 November 1945. Hero Monument & Tenth November Museum buka mulai puku 08.00 sampai sekitar pukul 14.00. Pada hari Senin dan hari libur nasional, tujuan wisata ini ditutup untuk pemeliharaan.

Masuk pelataran parkir dari sisi jalan Tembaan. Bila dari arah Pasar Turi, harus mengitari kawasan Tugu Pahlawan dan Bank Indonesia lalu mengambil lajur paling kanan untuk berbelok masuk. Seturun dari kendaraan masuk melalui pintu gerbang di sisi samping depan patung Soekarno Hatta. Lapangan rumput hijau luas dikelilingi jalan taman dengan bunga alamanda kuning menjadi kanopinya. Bersih dan tampak terawat. Terdapat patung beberapa pejuang berdiri di dalam kawasan taman.

Di bagian ujung kiri, tampak loket masuk ke dalam Museum Sepuluh Nopember. Hanya 2.000 IDR yang harus dibayar setiap orang. Museum ada di bawah, bertingkat 2 lantai. Beberapa koleksi yang dianggap bernilai sejarah bagi kota kelahiranku bisa dilihat. Beberapa batang bambu runcing. Senapan-senapan kuno hasil rampasan dari para penjajah Belanda, Jepang, maupun Inggris. Foto suasana dan bangunan lawas Surabaya. Diorama sederhana tentang masa penjajahan di Surabaya. Pemutaran film sederhana juga ada di ruangan tersendiri.

Selama 22 tahun lebih dilahirkan dan tinggal di Surabaya, baru kali ini aku masuk ke dalam kawasan Monumen Tugu Pahlawan. Malu? Lumayan. Rumahku memang tak begitu jauh dari sana sehingga hampir selalu melewatinya sebelum mencapai tempat tujuan di tengah kota. Sekitaran 2 tahun lalu, di tengah malam juga sempat mengantarkan rombongan jurnalis kampus berfoto di depan monumen itu. Namun tetap saja bukan masuk ke dalam tembok hijau apalagi museum yang ada di lantai basement. Tanpa pikir panjang, ajakan sepupuku ke Tugu Pahlawan ku-iya-kan. Bersama dengan keempat keponakan, aku membayar rasa ingin tahuku. Mendung dan hujan gerimis menemani wisata singkat kami.

Bila kau warga Surabaya, sudah sepantasnya sekali dalam hidupmu pernah mengunjunginya. Kuakui tidak sebagus yang kubayangkan karena aku membandingkannya dengan Monas yang memiliki diorama sangat banyak dan bagus (read also: Monas). Tetapi, kawasan Tugu Pahlawan dan Museum Sepuluh Nopember yang resmi didirikan di tahun 2000 ini lebih bersih dan terawat dari yang kuduga. Setidaknya ketika bertemu warga dari kota lain yang bertanya tentang si pensil raksasa itu, dengan bangga kau bisa menceritakannya. Sederhana dan apa adanya tetapi harus tetap dijaga bersama sebagai saksi sejarah. Wisata Surabaya bukan hanya mall yang makin bertambah saja jumlahnya, tetapi wisata sejarah sangat kental mewarnai kota ini. Inilah salah satunya.

Rawe-rawe rantas, malang-malang putung..!

Sby – 301209 – 5:55PM

 

Here are some photos that I took while visiting Hero Monument & Tenth November Museum.. Back to my old hobby, there you go..

 

   

   

 

(Museum + Monumen) Nasional = This post

Jakarta – 210908 – 09:50PM

After went and looked Museum Fatahillah around, last Saturday 20 Sept, 2008, the other museum trip was continued.. With different ‘tourists’.. This time there were Nita, Vera (both of them are the creator of this idea), Lele, and me.. But once again, I couldn’t get into the museum.. The lack information about the operation hour made us came just in time while the keeper turn the board from ‘open’ to ‘close’..

So, I just took some pictures (of course!!) from the front garden of the Museum Nasional..

Museum Nasional
Museum Nasional

 It has a baby elephant in the garden..

 But the elephant is up there..  

 In the front garden, you may also find the small amphitheater..

  

Since we heard that Monas is open until evening, we crossed the road and walked to Monas’ gate. But the sun wasn’t friendly at that time, it shone too extreme. But what was my experience in Monas? I was went to the top and I will write it down in the next post.. At least, here are some Monas to you, reader..

I do like this one.. I’m still learing about siluet angle and this is quite unique. Monas eclipse..

 Gold!! Does anyone ever tried to steal it? Maybe you wanna try? Wew.. Better don’t do that..

Another siluette..

Monas in the evening.. Isn’t it beautiful? The sky is so real.. Right moment to capture Monas..

 -to be continue..-

Trip to Museum Fatahillah

Jakarta – September 06, 2008
I went to Museum Fatahillah.
Looked the other side of Jakarta
together with Rya and Asto.
Here are the pictures that I captured and I want to share..
Museum Fatahillah

Museum Fatahillah

 

Kota Tua Jakarta

Kota Tua Jakarta

From left wing

From left wing

The Top

The Top

Gouverneurskantoor

Gouverneurskantoor

Meriam

Meriam

 

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