Garuda Indonesia Colours Magazine May 2019 - Page 119

Travel / Los Angeles 1. Hollywood Boulevard, made famous by celebrity names imprinted on the sidewalk. 2. Get a selfie with Spider-Man on the Walk of Fame. 3. Hollywood Boardwalk, stretches nearly two and a half miles along the Atlantic coast. 4. Created in 1923, the iconic sign overlooks Los Angeles. 4 Getting there LAX Codeshare route with Delta Air Lines Airways flies 7 times a week Currency US Dollars Time Zone UTC -7 Transportation Californian language May Gray – clouds that roll in from the ocean in May. Dirty Dog – delicious hot dog with the dog wrapped in bacon. 5 senses: sight La Brea Tar Pits E/ Bizarrely, in the centre of LA sits La Brea Tar Pits, a still-bubbling prehistoric lake whose sticky tar has captured hundreds of mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers, wolves, birds and more since the Pleistocene epoch (40,000 years ago). Blackened fossils have been extracted from the site since 1905, and the work continues today. I/ Uniknya, di tengah LA terdapat La Brea Tar Pits, danau prasejarah yang masih menggelegak dengan tar lengket yang telah menelan ratusan mammoth, harimau gigi pedang, serigala, burung dan banyak lainnya sejak era Pleistosen (40.000 tahun yang lalu). Fosil di situs ini telah diekstraksi sejak 1905 sampai sekarang. Stay superstar cars – Bugattis, Lamborghinis and Ferraris frequent the parking bays day and night – as it is for their glitzy drivers. At the top of Rodeo Drive are the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire (the hotel in Pretty Woman) and the Beverly Hilton, which has hosted the Golden Globes for the past 50 years. In true Hollywood style, the hotel opened to great fanfare with red carpets, uniformed brass players and pink-painted elephants. Drive along the Sunset Strip, past the Boa Steakhouse on the corner of Cory Avenue, and enter the musical heart of Hollywood. Famed nightclubs such as the Rainbow, Whisky A Go Go and The Viper Room have played host to generations of music legends. You’ll find more of the same laid-back attitudes all the way along Sunset Boulevard at the Old West-themed Sassafras Saloon on North Vine Street. North from here, Hollywood’s leafy cul-de-sacs and lollipop trees begin to stretch out, climbing up and over Mulholland Drive, before cascading down into the San Fernando Valley. Prime Hollywood real estate, this area is a honeypot for the mega rich because of its privacy, space and gorgeous nightly views of the city as it twinkles and glows at dusk. Stargazing takes on a different meaning in Hollywood, but on Mulholland they arrive like constellations. As night falls, park up above the Greek Theatre on Mount Hollywood Drive to see the sun drop west of Malibu into the Pacific Ocean like a coin into a slot. Your lungs full of fresh air, you may feel inclined to twirl and tap-dance like the stars of ’La La Land’. Or you may be content to soak up the cityscape and peer across to Downtown LA. A motherboard of skyscrapers, business headquarters and hotels, its streets are reminiscent of a colossal film set and it’ll feel like an old friend. Perspective: that’s what a trip to Tinsel Town gives you. Sure, Hollywood is superficial, existing as a tangle of contradictions, but it’ll always lift you up with stardust and a happily-ever-after ending. “Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul,” Marilyn Monroe once said. It’s a sentiment that seems just about right. For more information, visit the Los Angeles official visitor website, DiscoverLosAngeles.com. Petite Ermitage $$$ – Suites from $398pn Luxury boutique hotel between Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Strip. www.petitermitage.com Dining Pinks Hot Dogs $ – The Brando Dog, $5,80 Legendary food cart on La Brea Ave since 1939; there’s always a queue here for their chilli hot dogs. www.pinkshollywood.com 117