say that Jakarta is a city of contrasts. That is certainly true in this historical contex.
The city once the centre of foregn rule for 3,5 centuries was chosen by destiny to be the
site where Indonesian's Independence was proclaimed.
the nation's capital, Jakarta is able to show all the various
art forms of all the regions and ethnic groups in the archipelago.
Just riding trough Jakarta can
be rewarding even for a moderately keen observer.