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From the airport
The Sukarno-Hatta International Airport ...
Car for hire
Car rental options are available in ...
Jakarta has made several attempts to ...
Driving Tips
There are toll routes that circle the ...
Tourists and visitors to the city ...
There are mixed reviews and opinions on ...
City in a Day
There is generally not a whole lot of sightseeing to do in Jakarta. There are some historical ...
Nyepi Day
the Balinese community in Jakarta celebrates its own new year with a solemn Hindu ritual. ...
Idul Fitri
as the month of Ramadan comes to a close, Muslims across Jakarta don new clothes and attend ...
an important Islamic festival lasting for a month, held around September. Shops and restaurants are ...
When to go
Between June and September because of reduced rainfall. ...

Jakarta, Indonesia


Jakarta today
Jakarta is faced with travel advisory issues due to recent spats of violence to hit the city as well as the Bali bombings that took place.
For 4 decades, Jakarta was struggling to maintain its economy but by the 1990’s, Jakarta managed to turn around and improve its economic conditions tremendously. In 1997, there was another economic collapse, which resulted in protests demanding President Soeharto’s resignation.
On May 12, 1998, after mounts of tension, the army fired live ammunition onto a group of students at Trisakti University. This resulted in 3 days of rioting as ma

Jakarta back then
The Portuguese arrived in Indonesia in 1522 and at that Sunda Kelapa was a bustling port in Jakarta, which was part of the Pajajaran dynasty (the last Hindu Kingdom of West Java). The port is located north of the current modern city. In a span of 5 years, 1527, the Portuguese had developed a strong foothold in the city but were later driven out by the Muslim saint, Sunan Gunungiati, the leader of the Demak. Consequently, the city was renamed Jayakarta, which means ‘victorious city’ and became a fiefdom of the Banten sultanate.
The Dutch and the English were fighting for power for th

Four Seasons Jakarta (5 star)
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Grand Hyatt Jakarta (5 star)
Grand Hyatt Jakarta hotel is a five-star deluxe hotel located in Jakarta's prime downtown business d
Hotel Mulia Senayan (5 star)
This hotel is situated 1km from the Jakarta City Convention Center and 5 km from the Taman Anggrek M
Inter Continental Mid Plaza (5 star)
The Inter Continental is located 1 km from Plaza Indonesia Shopping Complex and 5 km from the Indone
JW Marriott Jakarta (5 star)
JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta set in the Golden Business Triangle of Mega Kuningan, near multinational c
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta (5 star)
This is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Jakarta’s business and shopping districts. This hot

Mangga Dua Mall
Across the road from Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua, this is the place for computers, electronics and super-c
Plaza Indonesia
Across the road from Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua, this is the place for computers, electronics and super-c
Plaza Senayan
Number two in the shopping centre popularity stakes, this huge plaza has everything from Marks & Spe
Blok M Mall
it is located in Kebayoran Baru in Kemang above a large bus terminal. It contains a lot of small, re
Pasaraya Department Store
Opposite Blok M Mall, Pasaraya has two huge floors that seem to go on forever and are devoted to bat
Sarinah Department Store
The 3rd floor of this store has a similar range of batik and handicrafts as Pasaraya, located in Jl

Idul Fitri
as the month of Ramadan comes to a close, Muslims across Jakarta don new clothes and attend gatherin
Nyepi Day
the Balinese community in Jakarta celebrates its own new year with a solemn Hindu ritual. Participan
Jakarta Fair (usually from mid-June)
 is the annual seven-week trade, tourism and cultural fairThis tourism and culture fair showcases t
Chinese New Year
another New Year celebration picks up in Jakarta after the Islamic New Year. The Chinese community p
New Year's Eve
Indonesia's capital city hosts a grand celebration on December 31st. Festivities stick to the street
Bendungan Hilir Expo
merchant stalls line Pejompongan Street during this two-week event each April. Betawi musical perfor

La Na Thai
Has a good ambiance for good Thai food.
Menteng next to Bank Mandiri Building, Jakarta, Java,
Ming Seafood Restaurant
This Chinese restaurant is good for breakfast, business and is surprisingly child friendly.
C’s Grand Hyatt
Upscale restaurant located in the Grand Hyatt. Good for steaks and other meat dishes. It is recommen
A restaurant serving international cuisines, situated inside the Shangrila hotel.

Prime Steakhouse
Located inside the Ritz Carlton, is this top notch steak house. Reservations are recommended.
Gourmet Garage
High class restaurant for those who appreciate, enjoy and can afford premium gourmet food.

Fast Facts
-Location: South East Asia, Northwest island Java
    -Dialing code: +661    
    -Emergency numbers
?    Ambulance: 118.
?    Police: 110.
?    Search and rescue team: 115.
?    Indonesian Police HQ: Jl. Trunojoyo 3, South Jakarta. Tel.: (62)(21) 7218144.
   Jakarta Police HQ: Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 45, South Jakarta. Tel.: (62)(21) 5709261.
    -Population: 9,300,000
    -Languages: Indonesian, Sundanese, Javanese, Madurese
    -Time zone: UTC:+7
    -Average January & July temperatures:
           January 29°/23°C (84°/73°F);
           July 31°/23°C (88°/73°F)
    -Annual rainfall: 1,791 mm
          January 342 (13);
          July 59 (2.3)
Average monthly mm (inches)

Jakarta is situated close to the equator; hence, the year round climate is generally tropical, hot and humid. Generally, average temperatures are almost the same in January as well as July at approximately 28°C. Temperature variation during the day is also not a lot – it ranges from a low of 24°C to a high of 31°C. Rainfall is moderate pretty much throughout the year; however, the main rainy season falls mostly between late October until early May. Since the elevation of the city is 4 meters (13 feet) only, essentially below sea level, the drainage system does not properly drain the exc


In Muslim countries the food served in most restaurants is Halal so we are not listing halal restaurants here.

Health and Safety
In the recent past, due to political turmoil, Indonesia has overall become a security threat for visitors. Following the Bali and Jakarta ...

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