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Novotel Bogor Golf Resort and Convention Center, Bogor, Java - Indonesia | by Stewart Leiwakabessy
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Novotel Bogor Golf Resort and Convention Center, Bogor, Java - Indonesia

Bogor (Indonesian: Kota Bogor) is a city in the West Java (province of Indonesia). Located about 60 kilometers away from Jakarta.

 

Bogor itself is a recognized as a municipality (cat); it is an important economic, scientific, cultural and tourist center, as well as a mountain resort.

 

During the Dutch colonization of Indonesia, it was named Buitenzorg and served as the summer residence of the Governor-General of Dutch East Indies. The city was the administrative center of the Netherlands East Indies during the British control in the early 19th century.

 

Bogor is one of the world's most densely populated areas. The city has a presidential palace and a botanical garden (Indonesian: Kebun Raya Bogor) – one of the oldest and largest in the world. It bears the nickname "the Rain City" (Kota Hujan), because of frequent rain showers. It nearly always rains even during the dry season.

 

More information at wikipedia.

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