Saturday, December 12, 2009

ISODEL 2009 Jogjakarta - Day 4

Dec 11, 2009

The 3rd day of the conference was a half day affair started at 8.00am until 11.30am before adjourning for Friday payers. The conference began with the plenary session 3. Among the speakers were Frits Pannekeok (President of the International Council for Open and Distance Education), Alexander J. Romiszowski (ICT expert for education, Syracuse University) and Gwang Jo Kim (Director of UNESCO, Bangkok).

As Frits was in Canada, the session was conducted live via Video Conferencing. Alex shared with us his experience in Timor Leste and Gwang Jo Kim shared some data from the UNESCO with regards to ODL.

Preparing our trip to Borobudur

The Sederhana Nasi Padang restaurant

The 3-day conference was then wrapped up by Paulina Pannen followed by a video presentation on the event captured during the last 3 days. It was then follow then followed by the closing ceremony by the Conference President. Group photograph sessions were then held before it was adjourned.

And this is our nasi padang

Prof. Mansor and a guest from Nigeria

After the Friday prayers, our team then proceed to the Nasi Padang Sederhana restaurant to taste the nasi padang. It was fabulous.

On arrival at the foot of Borobudur

After lunch we then proceed to Borobudur which is about 1 hour drive from Jogjakarta.

Part of the Borobudur temple

Group photo session at level three of the tenmple


Idris Talu said...


When you mentioned about Restaurant Sederhana (Padang style) in Jogja, I’d remember the same restaurant in Bali at

They used special rice imported from Solok (West Sumatra) and they called it as “Bareh Solok (silent k)”. Bareh in Minang means rice.

The restaurant looks quite simple but decorated with attractive traditional painting. The most important thing is the food – delicious!

Have a nice trip to Jogja.

Professor said...

Yes, it is the same restaurant and same recipe. It was just fantastic having the opportunity to taste the nasi padang