Yesterday, I had a short walking tour around my neighborhood - Komplex Missi. There were 2 elementary schools, 1 junior high school, 1 big building Catholic church Saint Agustinus with its priest house, and 1 small convent of Catholic nuns and 1 health clinic run by the nuns.
|Catholic Church Saint Agustinus|
It was around 16.30 when I walked up a small slope next to my house. I saw some children were playing near a coconut tree. One boy was trying to climb the tree to get its fruits. After school hours, the area was quite.
There was a small concrete structure in the schoolyard of SD Padma 2. It was used as a bunker by Japanese forces during World War II that protected them from bombardments by the allied airforces or any attacks by Dutch guerilla fighters.
|Small Japanese Bunker from World War II era|
The old building of Catholic Church Saint Agustinus had been demolished and replaced with new circular wall design. As a matter of fact, I prefer the old building to the new one because it was environmentally friendly. It had big windows that were permanently open to allow for continuous air circulation - suitable for tropical climate.
There are artists who live in Komplex Missi, Ms. Marice Fonataba who makes handmade woven cloth and Mr. Lucky Kaikatui, a painter who specialized in painting birds of paradise and the nature of Papua using oil on canvas as his main media.
|Plumeria or Frangipani|
I also saw various colorful flowers at the front yard of the nuns' convent. Some butterflies were hopping from one flower to another to eat their nectar.
This Komplex Missi was a nice neighborhood because it was still covered by trees. There were langsat, coconut tree, and some plumeria trees.
Komplex Missi is a nice playing ground for children in this neighborhood. It is also a nice place for adults who like an easy, short and nice walking tour.