Jakarta Travel Guide

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Jakarta Things to Do

  • 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, Keramik Museum then Sunda Kelapa Harbor and also Kota Intan Drawbridge.. You can explore jakarta area with local tour operator also like Ladita Tour...

  • National Monument - Monas

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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 monas is about Rp.15.000/person and including to top level of the monument, If you need to explore other tourism object in jakarta you could make a...

  • Thousand Islands

    4 out of 5 stars

    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 javanese massage, chill on the sundeck, or dive off the dock. There is plenty to do in this fabulous place run by a great guy eco focused with a solar...


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Jakarta Restaurants

  • Street Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Gria Astika Jl. Lamandau 4/16-18 Kebayoran Baru,Jak-Sel T. 0888 1611 200 Bintaro taman barat F1/1 Sek. 1, Bintaro Jaya T. 0856 8308 001 Ruko Versailles FA/1 Sek. 1.6 BSD T. 021-5374040, 538 4141 Kios Taman Pondok Labu B/1 Jl. RS Fatmawati No. 72 Pondok Labu 021-7590 3444 Delivery Service: 736 2592/0813 8141 2222

  • Cafe Batavia

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is one of the places I really recommend for you to see! Café Batavia is a very unique restaurant facing the Museum Fatahillah. It’s an old restaurant and bar that serves local and international cuisines. At first glance, it looks like a classy and ordinary resto but when we get inside.. whoah! A lot of pictures are hanging on almost every...

  • Indonesian

    4 out of 5 stars

    The space is very nice but the food was not that amazing. They mixed up my plate bring me another thing, one of the chicken plates that came was not properly cooked and the fruit they gave as compensation at the end was not all good.


Jakarta Nightlife

  • Kemang Area

    i absolutely love kemang area. that's one of the best place to be while you're in jakarta. loads of cafes, lounge, restaurants, etc. the nightlife there are often lurked by teenagers. and it's also a great place to just chill out and hang out with some friends. it's a fun place. if you're looking for some clubs you'd rather go to bedroom or bros...

  • Taman Ria Senayan Complex

    I've no idea why is this place called the Embassy, what an unimaginative name! Apart from the cheesy name, this place sure is one of the hippest clubs in town. The club has three floors. The top most one houses comfy and plush sofas and a bar, while the middle one is where the dance floor is located, and the basement is where a smaller club, called...

  • Tanamur & JJ

    It is very old and still kicking nigtlife spots in Jakarta. Attended mostly mix of expat and also 'ladies' :) They have ladies night! But every night is full with 'ladies', if you know what i mean. So you know the direction ;) Casual smart is ok.


Jakarta Transportation

  • Bus to the airport

    From Jalan Jaksa is a short distance to Gambir Station, where buses go regularly to the airport. Rickshaws can take you to the Gambir Station, but you can also walk there.

  • City Tour bus

    City Tour bus route : Bundaran Hotel Indonesia-Jalan MH Thamrin-Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat-Shleter Museum Nasional-Jalan Majapahit-Harmoni-Komplek Sekretariat Negara- ANZ Bank (Pecenongan)-Pasar Baru- Gedung Kesenian Jakarta-Lapangan Banteng- Masjid Istiqlal-Jalan Juanda-Jalan Veteran II-Jalan Medan Merdeka Utara- Istana Negara (Medan Merdeka...

  • Free Shuttle bus in the airport from T3...

    If your arrival is in Terminal 3 then you would like to have flight at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2, then there is a free shuttle bus services between these Terminal.


Jakarta Shopping

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  • Appreciate art decorations in shopping...

    During Chrismas 2009 while I am in Jakarta, I visited many big shopping malls. I saw they put in effort to decorate their premisses, to promote the products according the theme and to celebrate the festive seasons. To people who love arts and lightings, you can goto the shopping malls too.

  • Cheap Cassettes, Back in the day

    Duta Suara was a must visit destination on my journeys to Jakarta in the 80s and the 90s. Not so much since, given the availability of all sorts of music, at reasonable prices on the web.So I'd take the bus from Rawamangun Terminal (where my wife's parents lived), to Jl Thamrin, where Minuk and I would check out the shopping at Sarinah Thamrin,...

  • Next door to Atlet Century Hotel

    One consideration in choosing a hotel is the availability of restaurants in its vicinity so you won't be a 'hostage' to the hotel's higher-priced offerings. And for those who'll stay at the Atlet Century will be glad to know that this mall is less than 5 mins. away on foot. There are lots of restos that serve both Western and local cuisine, ATM...


Jakarta Local Customs

  • Jakarta:Little house with garden-kebun...

    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 live in flat houses complexes the "kerumahan"- most named as "kompleks xxy.."mostly of the little houses have to street side a little garden - the...

  • 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 answering "no" to the question "are you married", the next question would be "what is your wife's name?"If you are male and over 25 it's probably best to...

  • 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 understood what I was saying, and weren't just nodding out of politeness, was to add the question: "is that where the penguins are?" If they nodded yes to...


Jakarta Warnings and Dangers

  • Be carful at train crossings in Jakarta!

    In the newspapers of Jakarta quite often are comment of accidents at train crossings (Kereta Api)It is very important as Tourist, strict to follow the instructions, acustic and optical signals at train gate.Don`t trust the quick running other people around you- - everytime see yourself! In the car in the rush hour, better make a stop in before, the...

  • Departure Tax

    Updated****** March 2014**** International Departure Tax from CGK (Jakarta) is now IDR150,000-00 while Domestic is IDR40,000-00Keep IDR100,000 with you as you have to pay the Departure Tax at Jakarta Airport which can not be included in your Ticket by the airline, Payment is only acceptable in Indonesian Rupiyah and you will end up breaking your...

  • Be carful at the "Banjir" (flood) time...

    Maybe it is not new but avoid the raintime in West Java area around December until April.The reason is the potential danger of "Banjir " in Jakarta, the rain flood in some parts of lower Jakarta or near the greater rivers, connectet with usual traffic chaos. The reason is cause the great area around Jakarta is like a big bawl, so at strong tropical...


Jakarta Tourist Traps

  • Macet jalan tol Jakarta- traffic jam at...

    Somtimes on the way in Jakarta at highway to Bandung- all fine - but sometime that remembers to home"Macet at Jalan Tol"- traffic jam at highway in Jakarta .So it is not so other at photo like home in Europa...

  • In case of trouble ...

    General recommendation in Jakarta- if sometimes in case of trouble: Yes, in case of trouble in this big Megacity Jakartatry to be calm!- and remember the oldie song ...."don´t worry , be happy..."simply try to change your plan, if time needs it make a new, or better take a rest... See the photo just seen an advice at an overpass in Jalan Thamrin in...

  • Fixed price on taxi

    Go by meter. Probably always cheaper.Why? Because you can newer know excactly how far it is. And to judge what is best you have to know. They would not suggest a fixed price if it is not higher than what they get by meter.You can order Bluebird taxi from a counter on yhe right side just after imigration on Soekarno Hatta airport. They offer various...


Jakarta What to Pack

  • Packing Tips : Explore JAkarta

    Backpack or Rucksack serve you well on this place due to its simplicity and mobility. bring along some additional little backpack if you want to explore the city because it serve you well. Jakarta was hot, but sometimes "things" happen. If you're planned to go to Jakarta on November - March, please bring along some jacket, umbrella or raincoat in...

  • Digitally yours

    Do not need to bring big luggage/many bags, because many places offer/selling clothes at reasonable prices. When you come with 1 small bag you will going home with 3 big bags.. especially for shopaholic. Just DIGITALIZED your money ! , all major CREDIT CARD are accepted for shopping. Its tropical but dynamic climate (global warming effects), hot...

  • packing for the tropics

    Normal-sized luggage and bags should be okay. If you plan to go crazy shopping, bring an extra large bags. If you have fancy suitcases, do cover it with some kind of protection as Jakarta Airport's baggage handlers are notoriously known to be rough. Light cotton clothing is the most suitable for hot and humid Jakarta. Comfortable footwear is a...


Jakarta Off The Beaten Path

  • A Surprise: Erasmus of Rotterdam in...

    Maybe it is a surprise- to see Erasmus of Rotterdam in Jakarta? but you can find him-Erasmus, the good friend with liberal views in Renaissance, a time long time before, but modern as well todaysee his picture of Erasmus von Rotterdam in a coloured glass window in the entrance hall of the "Oasis Restaurant" in the Jalan Raden Saleh, See the Photo...

  • Tour of the Jakarta Institute of Art

    Sri took me on a short tour of the school. We came to the Mosque. (I had never been in one and she, a Muslim, said it would be okay for me to see it.)Out side of the prayer room there was a walkway and on the left the wash room. (Muslims wash before praying.) So, between the Mosque and wash room there was a covered walkway. We had gone no more than...

  • Jakarta Institute of Art

    Pusat Kesenian Jakarta Taman Ismail Marzuki, also known as Taman Ismail Marzuki or T.I.M., is the place for the pursuit of cultural activities in Jakarta. T.I.M. is the largest art center in Southeast Asia, consisting of exhibition halls, theaters, an academy of arts, an archives building and a planetarium, which happened to be closed the day I...


Jakarta Sports & Outdoors

  • Fish near Jalan Jaksa

    It is not far from Jalan Jaksa. Local people spend the day fishing. Buy the gear in Jalan Jaksa, although I am sure that local people will help you in place.

  • Running in Jakarta

    Despite pollution, traffic jam and hazardous sidewalks, city running in Jakarta becomes more and more popular. If you dare to run in Jakarta, you will be surprised about the insigts you get and the possibilities you have:Ragunan Zoo has an area of 5 km around, without traffic and smog. After paying the entrance fee of Rp. 3.000 you can run and...

  • Waterpark

    Need some physical refreshments? Slide down fast through the continuous tube run and splash yourself into the water. Adjacent to Pondok Indah Mall in South Jakarta, Pondok Indah Waterpark can be a good choice to have fun splishing and splashing... or swimming in the Olympic-size swimming pool.Otherwise, in Taman Impian Jaya Ancol the amusement park...


Jakarta General

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  • Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

    During sunny day under the bright and hot sun, wearing a hat and apply sunblock cream is needed. While we are happy posting for a good picture, strong wind might blow at that time. The hat is on the little girl, suddenly, it was on the water, we can not get it back. We always need to pay attention, as we travellers, we go to new places, do new...

  • National Monument (Monas)

    The national monument, built in the middle of the new Jakarta city, deserves a visit for at least 2 reasons, the great view you can have from the top and because I guess the area around the monument is the only one in Jakarta!

  • Jakartans

    shopping...at Block M batek crafts and others well..i went there to attend a close friends' wedding ceremony which was very much done in traditional ways of royal jawa style....(raden). It is very interesting and full of rituals and custom and so colourful. other than that we went to so many shopping malls and some sightseeing.


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