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Memories of Rindu Alam: Iconic Puncak restaurant closes after four decades

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

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Bogor   /   Fri, March 13, 2020   /  05:31 pm
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Rindu Alam restaurant in Puncak, Bogor, West Java, is pictured at night on Nov. 30, 2017. The West Java administration has officially closed down the iconic restaurant, which was built in 1979.(Kompas.com/Ramdhan Triyadi Bempah)

Once known as a legendary culinary landmark providing a vista of the heavenly greenery of Puncak, Bogor, West Java, the Rindu Alam restaurant is now an empty building. It was officially closed down by the local authority late last month. The famous restaurant had been around for 41 years and was a significant tourist attraction as it was perched on a cliff overlooking the Mt. Mas tea plantation. The Bogor administration shuttered the restaurant as the land-use contract had expired. The restaurant was an icon of Puncak, a popular weekend destination for Greater Jakarta residents. Proboyanti, a resident of Karadenan village in Bogor regency, said the charm of Rindu Alam never ceased to amaze her. She recalled having lunch at the restaurant fondly. "The view it offered was magnificent. No wonder the restaurant was quite a hit back then," she told The Jakarta Post recen...