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Shopping in Jakarta

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
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Pondok Indah Mall is a major shopping centre in Block M, South Jakarta. You will find excellent wood carvings, batiks, wayang puppets, and other tourist items. The Sarinah department store at Jalan Thamrin is probably the most comprehensive shopping complex. The store offers designer and sports clothes, electric appliances, textiles, furniture, paintings, handcrafts, needlework, wayang [...]


What to see in Jakarta

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
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You can choose among places of worship, museums, historic ports, botanic gardens, arts centres or amusement parks, to name a few. Some prominent tourist destinations are the Portuguese Church, the Mesjid Istiqlal Mosque, Monas (National Monument), Gedung Gajah (National Museum), Museum Sejarah Jakarta (Jakarta History Museum), Balai Seni Rupa ( Fine Arts Museum), Taman Ismail [...]


Jakarta What To Do List

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
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• Tasting the local cuisine should definitely stay high on your list. Try nasi gudeg (dish made of jackfruit, rice, chicken, and spices), srabi (rice puddings topped on pancakes), or nasi ulam (grilled seafood served with rice). • You have plenty of cash? Try the $ 110 hamburgers offered by the Four Seasons hotel. They [...]


Jakarta Nightlife

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
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Jakarta has plenty of drinking spots. You can join some of the clubs for karaoke. Note that pubs close at 1 am or 2 am and extend their working hours on weekends. Bands perform between 10 pm and 2 am. If you dine at Lan Na Thai/ Hazara, have a drink at Face Bar. Situated [...]


Where to Eat and Dine in Jakarta

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
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Jakarta has a remarkable selection of dining places, from top-end restaurants to street cards. Bear in mind that restaurants are scattered around the capital city. You may need to travel to your place of choice. If you look for a top notch restaurant, Lan Na Thai/ Hazara is a definite pick. Situated on the upper [...]


Where to stay in Jakarta

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
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Keep in mind that Jakarta is the most expensive Indonesian city. Top-end hotels advertise at around $100, but there may be special packages and discounts. Even if prices are fixed, top- end and mid range hotels may offer 10% to 50% discounts in quiet periods. In terms of quality service, top-end hotels usually offer refurbished [...]


Best Time to Go Visit Jakarta

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
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Scattered across the equator, the temperature in Jakarta remains hot (around 30C) and humid throughout the year with two distinct seasons: wet and dry. The dry or high season lasts between May and September and the wet or low season falls between October and April. Travel in the wet season (tropical monsoon) is possible but [...]


Jakarta Travel Guide

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
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Jakarta is definitely not a major tourist destination. However, if you fall for orchid gardens, enigmatic musical instruments and handcrafts, shadow puppet performances, multilayered worlds of epic and symbols, then the capital will certainly entrance you. If you hunt for a destination of historic insights, the capital’s old city and museums have plenty to offer.