Travel Tips in jakarta
|The National Museum of Indonesia|
The National Museum of Indonesia If you are looking for the best museum of its kind in Indonesia, then you can stop your searching when you pay a visit to The National Museum of Indonesia or Museum Nasional. Located in Central Jakarta on the western side of Merdeka Square, this museum is an archeological, historical, ethnological, and geographical museum. Popularly known as Elephant Building or Gedung Gajah after the big bronze elephant statue in its forecourt, a gift by King Chulalongkorn of Siam in 1871.
The National Museum has ts broad and fascinating collections of 61,600 prehistoric and anthropological artifacts, and 5,000 archeological artifacts from all over Indonesia and Asia. The museum collections is among the richest, the most complete, and the best of its kind in Indonesia and one of the finest in Southeast Asia. In 2007, a new building, called Gedung Arca, to the north side of existing building was opened, featuring many artifacts from prehistoric times to modern times.
The collections of this museum are preserved in the old and new building. The collections in the old building are arranged based on their subjects such as Stone Sculpture Collection that houses Hindu-Buddhist sculptures, relics and inscriptions was collected from Java, Bali, Sumatra, and Borneo. The primadonna of this section is 4-meter-tall statue of Adityavarman depicted as Bhairava standing on human skulls. Archaeology and Ethnography Collection houses treasures, gold, and precious artifact and arranged in two rooms; archaeological treasure and ethnology treasure. Archaeological treasure room features ancient gold and precious relics acquired from archaeological findings while The ethnology treasure room features treasures acquired from royal houses from various parts of Indonesian archipelago.
There are also Ceramics Collection that houses Majapahit terracota to the ceramics of China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Myanmar. The ceramics dated from Han, Tang, Sung, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasty is showcased in the museum. Ethnography collection houses a wide variety of objects that are part of Indonesian daily life as well as exhibits that are used in ceremonies and rituals. Prehistory Collection houses stone age artifacts such as menhir, stone axe, bronze ceremonial axe and Nekara (bronze drum), also ancient weapons from Indonesia. Other interesting collections are Bronze Collection, Textile Collection, Numismatics Collection.
The new building houses collections based on the frameworks of cultural elements that are Religious system and religious ceremony, Societal systems and organization, Knowledge systems, Language, Arts, Livelihood systems and Technology and tool systems.
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The National Museum of Indonesia
The National Museum of Indonesia
Statue of Adityavarman
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|Clubbing in Jakarta|
If you are into clubbing, then Jakarta, dubbed as the clubbing Mecca of Southeast Asia, is surely an excellent choice for you. The capital has many great venues with international DJs, top class sound system and extraordinarily long party hours, literally around the clock on weekends. Here are some favorite clubs in the town
Stadium : Located at Jl. Hayam Wuruk, Stadium is Primus inter..
The National Monument or Monumen Nasional (Monas) is undisputable hallmark of Jakarta. This is a 422 ft (128.7 m) tower in the center of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia's independence. Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Sukarno and the monument was opened to the public in 1975 The monument consists of a 117.7 m obelisk on a 45m square platform..
Pulau Bidadari or Angel Island is a part of Kepulauan Seribu National Park, 15 km away from Ancol Marina, North Jakarta and can be reached with 30-minute ride by speed boat. Pulau Bidadari was originally a vacant island of shrub forest with no inhabitants but it is gradually developed into a resort island that blends nature conservation, historical sites and recreational marine.
White sand beach..
|Pulau Seribu (Thousand Islands)|
Scattered in Jakarta Bay around 45 km north of Jakarta, Kepulauan Seribu or Thousand Islands can be accessed by by boat ranging from 20 minutes to 2 hours Ride. Kepulauan Seribu National Park is a unique ecosystem comprises of 105 islands scattered at 4 districts around 1.180,80 hectares or 11.80 km square with 15.600 populations. Thousand Island is a district under the government of DKI Jakarta..
|Eating Out in Jakarta|
If you are happen to visit Jakarta and you are a food lover that Jakarta can be the right place for you. Jakarta has hundreds of eating complexes located all over the huge with vast selections of food. In addition to selections from all over the country, you can also find excellent Chinese, Japanese, and many other international foods thanks to the cosmopolitan population.
There are many stylish..
|Taman Impian Jaya Ancol|
Located between jakarta old town and tanjung priok, along the bay front, taman impian jaya ancol is a 300-hectare recreation park that houses various entertainment, sport and leisure facilities. it is definitely the entertainment park for kids in the capital.
Taman impian jaya ancol also provides hotels, theather but the main attractions are pasar seni, sea world, gelanggang samudra, gelanggang..
|Geography and Climate of Jakarta |
Situated on the northwest coast of Java, at the mouth of the Ciliwung River on Jakarta Bay, Jakarta Special District has 662 km2 of land area and 6,977 km2 of sea area. Jakarta is located in a low, flat basin, averaging 7 metres (23 ft) above sea level; 40% of Jakarta, particularly the northern areas, is below sea level, while the southern parts are comparatively hilly. Rivers flow from the Puncak..
|Buying Handicraft in Jakarta|
Jakarta is not just capital city of Indonesia but also one of archipelago's handicraft center. It has collection of handicraft from all corners of the country. Of course the price of the handicraft is higher than the original sources but it provides a good information on the prices and if you do not have the luxury of traveling to the handicraft's place of origin, Jakarta can be a great choice.
Jalan Jaksa area is a popular spot for backpackers and travelers alike. It is strategically located near Jakarta's main street, Jl. Thamrin and just 15-minute walk from Gambir station. Jalan Jaksa area offer decent budget places and many mid-range accommodations. This area also has good backpacker's cafe and restaurants, some of them including :
Memories : Long-standing eatery for backpackers..
|Where to Shop in Jakarta|
Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia is well known as shopping heaven especially for clothes, shoes, bags, electrical goods including DVD. Jakarta many shopping centre that gives good value for your money, and golden rule is the bigger the mall the better.
Mangga Dua Mall, a good place for buying electronics, DVDs, CDs, computers; this mall is surrounded by other malls that make this area..
|Jakarta Old Town|
If you happen to visit Jakarta and has some interest on history of the city or into historical tourism then Kota Tua, Jakarta Old Town is definitely the place you should visit. Kota Tua spans 1.3 square kilometres, dubbed "The Jewel of Asia" and "Queen of the East" in the 16th century by European sailors, and well-known as Batavia in the 17th century.
Jakarta Old Town is the prototype of now..