Last week, Indonesia has two public holidays. It was on Thursday and Friday. So, that was a long weekend for us. A week before, I have tried to browse hostelry in Yogyakarta on the internet. A friend–whom I should have met in Yogyakarta few months ago informs me an affordable price of lodging. Then I started browsing the official website afterwards–in case there is any cancellation booked. While I am waiting for their information, I was looking for the train tickets. And once again, the tickets are sold out. 😦
I’m sad and wondering where should I spend my precious long weekend that rarely happens each year. On the same day, a colleague approaches to my desk, we had a little chit-chat and she asks me about my plan for long weekend. I told her about the hotel and train tickets, then she suggests me to go to a book fair that started on 30th April and will be ended on 8th May. The book fair will be opened for 24 hours. This information were amusing me. Many thanks to Mbak Devy.
On Saturday, I decided to go to The Big Bad Wolf book fair in ICE Serpong, South Tangerang. It is the great book sale in the world with 75%-80% discount! So tempting! When I was there, the building was full of books fetish, they look very excited. I also saw many foreigners came to grab the books, because who will waste this event? Mostly the books are written in English with price start from IDR 20k which impossible to find it in bookstore with such price.
That day, I went to ICE by train and online Ojek. I am surprised that the building were nearly full of people. In Jakarta, you will see a big numbers of book hunters than other cities. I have noticed that people were excited to pick the books they want to buy.