Most of us aka native Jakartans probably dont know what to say when someone who isnt a Jakartan ask us where to go inside the city. After all, what can we get in the city full of malls? Well more often than not, the argument is true.
However, if you try harder, you can find a place which somehow fit into short holiday destination. A couple weeks ago, Tempo Scan through its brand, Natural Honey, invited some journalist along with bloggers to have some weekend getaway. We went to Wiladatika Honey Bee Farm or Taman Wisata Lebah Madu in Cibubur. They have several entrance, the closest is near the highway but most people missed it. So you can take another entrances but you must pay the highway fee.
As the name suggest it related to honey and bee (Natural Honey also related to honey somehow). When I arrive in the farm, it looks dull but as I go closer, it doesn’t as bad as it looks from the outside. So, what you can do here?
Well, the foremost thing you can do here is to learn about honey and its stuff. But you need to come in large number to be able to learn because the staff only provide guide when you come in a group. You must prepare approximately IDR 400K to get the tour around the farm.
What intrigued me is when I learn about the nature of bees. In bee’s life, there will be queen, workers, and the male. The highest rank of course is the queen then followed by the males and the workers. Queen’s main job is to produce and mate with the male. Males is to mate with the queen and impregnate her. Last is the worker which main job include producing honey, taking care of the queen, and things related to work. You might think this is easy job for the queen and male and tough job for the workers but trust me it is not. However, I wont elaborate on why because the article is intended for you to travel not dwelling on some issues.
The other things you can do is to buy a real bee products and you don’t need to worry about the quality. It is also cheaper compare to the one sell in supermarket. The price started from IDR 50K to IDR 100K.
For those looking to get beauty or health treatment, you can try the bee venom therapy. Rumor has it that Kate Middleton use this treatment to get her flawless skin. Aside from getting flawless skin, if you have a problem with joint, you can also try therapy. And the last thing you can do is to wander around.