A journey north to Java's best kept secret
PREMIUM In the wee early dawn hours, rare scenes of serenity reveal themselves along the outskirts of Jakarta's horizon. After weeks of working weekends, months since my last visit, I was finally on my way to the West Java city of Cirebon. The timing was perfect, the short drive to Jakarta's Gambir station was an exciting prelude. A major port city opened in the 1860s during the Dutch colonial ...