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Private Tour: Half-Day National Museum and Old Harbour Tour from Jakarta
"After pickup from your hotel in Jakarta make the trip to the the National Museum. It offers historical prehistoric archaeological and ethnographic aspects of Indonesia through its extensive collection of artifacts and relics. It also has one of the most complete collections in the country of bronzes and ceramics dating back lo the Han Tang and Ming Dynasties. The museum's collection of cultural instruments household utensils arts and crafts provide a good introduction to the life of Indonesia's various ethnic groups (National Museum closed on Monday).After your museum visit
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Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta
"After hotel pickup start with a visit to the last remaining Dutch drawbridge in Jakarta known as Chicken Market Bridge. After the bridge visit you'll stop at Fatahillah Square. Walk along cobblestone paths through the historical Kali Besar Barat lined with Dutch architecture before visiting the Wayang Kulit shadow puppet museum. Once you are done checking out the displays in the museum continue to Toko Merah
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Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta
"After hotel pickup start with a visit to the last remaining Dutch drawbridge in Jakarta known as Chicken Market Bridge. After the bridge visit you'll stop at Fatahillah Square. Walk along cobblestone paths through the historical Kali Besar Barat lined with Dutch architecture before visiting the Wayang Kulit shadow puppet museum. Once you are done checking out the displays in the museum continue to Toko Merah
From $74.00

More Local Customs in Jakarta

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Jakarta:Little house with garden-kebun dekat rumah

Find out the real Jakarta!Special in the great Megapolis Jakarta the "Ibukota JABOTABEK" (Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang, Bekasi), in the Jakarta biru,behind the hight modern buildings the very most people...
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Are you married?

I found many Indonesians would practice their English with me. They tended to have a set of questions which they asked by rote, and often didn't seem to understand the answers. Typically when...
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Indonesians don't like to say "no".

I found that many Indonesians didn't like to say "no". Even if they didn't understand me I'd often find they'd nod "yes" to my questions, just to be polite. I found a good way to make sure they...
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Wedding Reception

A friend of Sri’s, related to the bride, invited me to a Traditional Javanese Wedding: A Muslim 'wedding' is a matter of the father of the bride, the father of the groom, the groom and an Imam signing...
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Presenting The Bride and Groom!

There were more than a thousand people lined up to congratulate the bride and groom. Four Ministers of the Indonesian government attending this reception were at the head of the reception line and we...
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Seclusion

Many homes have more than one garden. Several I saw had rooms built with a square in the center which served as a private garden. It was very peaceful in the midst of Jakarta, a city of more than 11...
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Remove Your Shoes

Take your shoes off before entering--yes, a Mosque, but also--a house. This is a place where the custom is to remove shoes before entering a home. Something I wasn't used to but did anyway. It was...
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Lost and found

The general impression of Indonesia’s people is of politeness and hospitality – perfectly in union with the teachings of Islam, and probably not far away from the previous set of rules. All this said...
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Rush hour Jakarta style

Rush hour traffic in Jakarta is a bewildering experience. Contrary to all laws of circulation as European mind would see it, the traffic on the pavement gently overflows to include the sidewalks which...
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Winter clothes

I don't get it, but young Jakartans love to wear jackets, sweaters with hoods and beanies!! It's 35 degrees Centigrade or 100 degrees Fahrenheit out there! Maybe it's fashionable to look "cool" by...
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Kembali ke Jakarta -modern Keroncong Music Jakarta

Keroncong, this is a special Musik, and worth hearing. Now is in modern times coming to pop music. Maybe there are much new now -but here a recommendation to Ms. Dewi Yull in an older casset from the...
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Matahariku ...Surprise on Jakarta highway

As in all big citys in the week- much cars, "macet" the Jakarta usual traffic chaos so about 30 km/hour and the weather is usually hot...but than suddenly: here comes the sun...Matahariku...and all...
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"Nasi Goreng"on the way-Lunchtime in Jakarta

In Jakarta of course much restaurants- but what are eating the so much people working in that area? So are much street sellers there, who offers the typical local food there in much differnt kinds. So...
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Smiles, laughers and optimism of the Ibu jamu

Jamu is traditional medicine, and the ibu jamu are the women selling medicine. These women are everywhere in the popular districts of Jakarta, and whatever your health problem is they have a solution,...
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Top Hotels in Jakarta

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Jalan MH Thamrin, PO Box 3392, Jakarta, Java, 10310, Indonesia
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Jl Asia Afrika Senayan, Jakarta, Java, 10270, Indonesia
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Kota BNI, JL. Jend. Sudiman Kav. 1, Jakarta, Java, 10220, Indonesia
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Jl Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav. E.1.1 NO.1, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Java, 12950, Indonesia
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Jalan Brawijaya Raya 26, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, Java, 12160, Indonesia
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JL. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav E12 No.1/2, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Java, 12950, Indonesia
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Top Things to Do in Jakarta

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Old Batavia - Kota

Old city ( Kota Tua ) is one of tourist object in Jakarta that have many old building was build in 17 century. There is some museum that you have to visit like Fatahillah Museum, Wayang Museum,...
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Thousand Islands

Pulau Macan in the Thousand Island chain is a gem. The scene is totally mellow geared towards conscious fun. Snorkeling trips on living reefs, paddle out to their deserted island, get a traditional...
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National Monument - Monas

Monas is one of icon in Indonesia as the symbolized of Indonesia independent too ! Monas / National Monument its has a historical museum inside cover by big park in jakarta. Now the enterence fee to...
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Taman Impian Jaya Ancol

Lots of things go on down at Ancol. We used to come here to check out the art and craft souvenir shops and to find something to eat. It was a pretty long bus trip when we could not con someone into...
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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Bali is no doubt one of our dreamland. In 2009, we visited Bali in TMII, touched the buldings and the crafts, looked at the architecture by close, and of course had some photos. Our friends thought...
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Central Jakarta

St Mary cathedral is a rather recent building in Jakarta; this neo-gothic church has been inaugurated in 1901. To me its main interest is that it is a western and Christian building, toady “lost” in...
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kokoryko

"Wonderful people in a hectic, polluted megalopolis"
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black_mimi99

"Enjoy Jakarta"
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belgianchocolate

"the big doerian. ;-)"
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ukirsari

"Jakarta, The Megapolitan"
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latte18

"Jakarta - Indonesia's Melting Pot"
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