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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

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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antistar
May 16, 2012

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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antistar
May 16, 2012

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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lmkluque
May 13, 2012

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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lmkluque
May 13, 2012

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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lmkluque
May 13, 2012

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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lmkluque
May 13, 2012
 
 
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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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Assenczo
Sep 14, 2011

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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Assenczo
Sep 14, 2011

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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Ramonq
Apr 08, 2011

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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kokoryko
Apr 08, 2009

Slumdog millionaire (only in movies ! )

Many of you certainly have watched this 2009 movie: Slumdog millionaire. It is a nice optimistic story, told with lots of humour and sensitivity, but is further from real life than VT from real...
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kokoryko
Apr 08, 2009

Look at the caricaturists

A Betawi (Jakartan) have since long a rebellious and critic tradition and you can see one of its expression on the street next to Gedung Kesenian in Central Jakarta. Oh, no you will not find here...
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kokoryko
Apr 08, 2009

Sun,. . . . rain, . . . . . umbrellas. . . . !

Ah the wonderful climate of tropics. . . . It is hot, the sun burns, and suddenly, rain, rain; some days in Jakarta you can experience blue sky and black sky within a few hours. . . . Umbrellas are a...
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kokoryko
Apr 08, 2009

Different Departure Taxes to Indonesian cities

Below are the different Airport Taxes for domestic departures from Jakarta (Cengkareng and Halim):CGK-MES Rp25,000 (pay to Jatayu Airlines)CGK-DPS Rp25,000 (pay to Batavia Air)CGK-SUB Rp30,000 (pay to...
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Chyan
Apr 15, 2006

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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Jalan M H Thamrin, Kav 28-30, Jakarta, Java, 10230, Indonesia
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Top Things to Do in Jakarta

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Old Batavia - Kota

try coming here to see the old age of jakarta , youll see how this city in the colonial era Kota Tua is where the Dutch immigrants settled and established their seat of government. Buildings...
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National Monument - Monas

We visited MONAS one evening in DEC 2009. This is a must visit place I suggest while you travel to Jakarta. It is a big park with hugh car park and a hawker centre attached to it. There are hawkers...
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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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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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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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Central Jakarta

I got reallly cheap airfares to Jakarta so yup was there to shop a few back. In Jakarta... e.g. ITC Mangga Dua (pronounced as E TEH SEI Mangga Dua... have to haggle... maybe start 50% off...) ......
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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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