You're absolutely right! And I wouldn't have remembered had you not mentioned it - it was in another part of the store, a strange place like antiques or textiles - and I kept dragging my parents there to check it hadn't been sold while I saved up. From memory it was 25,000Rp and I paid with a 10,000 note and the rest in coins
Tente warships are awesome, I only have a cruise liner as well as the hovercraft though.
Recently I bought the aircraft carrier, but too busy to finish it. Perhaps next weekend, not this weekend because I'm going to be busy as well.
JidaiGeki wrote:The finer parts like masts were very delicate however so most will be destroyed by now. Tente space was a bit somber, Lego space was much cooler. Did the Lego section have a model Garuda Pancasila by the way? Vaguely recall a large yellow model which wasn't a Lego man.
Yes, I vaguely remember the Lego Garuda Pancasila as well. Cool thing. I'd like to have one in my home office, if I just have the time to work it!
JidaiGeki wrote:We drove past SJ when it was still smouldering, I was sad that the toys were all likely destroyed. We never went back IIRC. Only just found out the fire was set by activists!
Heard that too. Pasaraya had changed drastically after the fire. Yes, it's larger now, but it's not the nostalgic place of my childhood anymore.
Anyway, I was an 'Anak Selatan' --'Southern Kid', when translated literally. It was the slang commonly used to designate us who lived our teens and/or childhood in certain Southern Jakarta areas, mostly Kemang and Cipete. Our hangout places included Blok M, Lipstick rollerskate discotheque, Aquarius music store in Mahakam street, Kem Chicks, Expresso restaurant (near Ragusa drug store, across Kem Chicks), American Hamburger, and of course Pasaraya. Most of the places I've mentioned have gone though, but American Hamburger is still there. In fact, I had a lunch there last month.
Now I lived in Bandung, but whenever I visited Jakarta, I always try to drop by Blok M just out of nostalgia. Pasaraya has changed a lot that the place is barely recognizable, but there is a new building called 'Blok M Square', whose basement floor contains nostalgic stuff from the 80's, from audio cassette to 80's comics and books. You do remember Enid Blyton's The Famous Five, don't you?