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Jakarta Post

Car rally tours architectural landmarks for greener Jakarta

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 8 2010   /  10:04 am

More than 150 vintage car connoisseurs joined the Rally Batavia II on Sunday to visit some the city’s historical spots and to witness the planting of 3,000 trees as part of efforts to make Jakarta greener.Participants drove vintage and classic Mercedes-Benz models from 1953 to 2009 during the event, that also marked the 40th anniversary of the German carmaker’s presence in Indonesia. “The rally was fun. We got to see places that we did not know before,” Yuniadi H. Hartono, one of the participants, said.He added the event had also given him and other participants a chance to share with underprivileged children at the Darussa’adah Islamic Foundation by donating school equipment.The rally began at City Hall and ended at Pintu Satu, Senayan.During the five-hour rally, participants passed through old sites, such as the Schouburg building (now the Jakarta Arts Playhouse), Gedong Joan...