Travel Tips in jakarta
|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 metropolitan Jakarta. It was started from a small port at the mouth of Ciliwung River known as Sunda Kelapa, in 1526, Fatahillah, a Cirebon's prince sent by Sultanate of Demak, invade this port then he change the name of the port to Jayakarta. This town is only 15 hectare in size and rendered in traditional Javanese coastal city. In 1619 VOC destroyed Jayakarta under the command of Jan Pieterzoon Coen. A year later VOC build a new town named "Batavia" to honor Batavieren, the Dutch ancestors. This city centered around east bank of Ciliwung river, around present day Fatahillah Square. In 1635 the city expanded towards west banks of Ciliwung, on the ruins of former Jayakarta. The city was designed in European Dutch style completed with fortress (Casteel Batavia), city wall, and canals. The city of Batavia was completed in 1650. It became the center of VOC in East Indies. The city later became the administrative center of colonial Dutch East Indies. In 1942 during the Japanese occupation, the name of the city changes to Jakarta, and now serves as the capital city of Indonesia. In 1972, the Governor of Jakarta Ali Sadikin issued a decree that officially made the Jakarta Kota area into a heritage site. The governor's decision was necessary in order to preserve the city's architectural roots -- or at least what was left of it.
Kota Tua area has many old buildings that retains Dutch, European architecture style or Chinese and even some of them with combination of Dutch and Chinese architecture. Some of the old buildings at Kota Tua area used as museums by the governor of DKI Jakarta.
Interesting places you should see at Kota Tua, Jakarta are Jakarta History Museum (which is also called as Fatahillah Museum), Wayang Museum, Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, Bank Mandiri Museum, Bank Indonesia Museum, Jakarta Kota Station (is also called Beos), Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari), Sunda Kelapa Harbor, Kota Intan Bridge, Syahbandar Tower, Batavia Café, Batavia Hotel and other old buildings. It is best to visit this old town by morning to avoid the stinging heat of the sun.
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Museum Bank Mandiri
Museum Bank Mandiri
Museum Bank Indonesia
Museum Bank Indonesia
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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..
|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..