Travel Tips in Jakarta
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..
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.
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..