About Jakarta

Experience the extraordinary at Jakarta, the multicultural megalopolis in Indonesia is home to 10 million people and is a hub for business, politics and of course the party scenes. Not only culturally diverse, but this happening Capital in Indonesia is also geographically diverse, from urbane landscapes to rivers and islands, Jakarta has got it all. "Kepulauan Seribu" meaning a thousand islands in Jakarta boasts of some of the most beautiful islands in Asia. These clusters of islands also hold a long history from colonial times. Enjoy some of the exquisite seafood cuisines with various fine dining options in the city.

Public Transport System

Transjakarta Busway and Commuterline Railway System are the most popular and widely used public transport in Jakarta. Taxis and two wheeler taxis are also available in plenty.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness High Efficiency High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Transjakarta Busway (Base Fare): IDR 3500 to IDR 9000

Taxis (Base Fare): IDR 75to 4000 per kilometer

Uber (Base Rental Fare):  IDR 3000

Commuterline Railway: Ticket price for first 25 kilometers is IDR 2000 and IDR 1000 for the next 10 kilometers.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.25
Cup of Coffee USD 2.39
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.27
Rice/Kg USD 0.89
White Bread USD 1.08
Eggs (12) USD 1.56
Combo Meal USD 3.36
Fine Dining USD 13.43
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.55
Domestic Beer USD 2.52
Imported Beer USD 4.03
Bottle of Wine USD 24.85
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.68
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.28
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.24
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 357.45

Dos

  • Most locals eat with their hands in restaurants, which means you should eat with your right hand.
  • Respect the cultures, Do respect when Indonesian Muslims are praying. Muslims pray 5 times a day. Some services may be unavailable during that time.
  • Take off your shoes when entering places like a house, or place of worship.
  • Bring toilet paper if you go to the toilet. Indonesians use water and hand to clean.
  • Avoid skimpy and short clothing, especially women.

Donts

  • Do not force to drink, most Indonesians refrain from drinking. Also no drinking in public spaces.
  • Don’t complaint/disturb when Indonesian are praying, especially when Muslims are praying in the Mosque. Religion is a sensitive topic in Indonesia.

 

Night Life

Nightlife in Jakarta is very happening due to its modern metropolitan culture. Apart from this, alcohol is expensive as there is a high tax on alcoholic drinks, smoking is cheap and hard drugs are strictly prohibited and have legal consequences if found. Carrying an ID is a must. Some of the best night clubs in Jakarta are Dragonfly Club, Immigrant Lounge and club, Colosseum Club, Cloud Lounge and more. The night markets in Jakarta are the places to be. Locally referred to as Pasar Malam, the night markets are definitely worth a visit to witness local culture and local delicacies. The three best night markets in Jakarta are the Santa Market, Kota Tua Night Market, and the food lover's paradise the Pecenongan Night Market.

Must See

  • Maritime Museum: Hosted by the former Dutch East India Company warehouses, the Museum Bahari (Maritime Museum) offers tourists in-depth details of the maritime history of the Indonesian archipelago.  
  • Pasar Baru: One of the oldest markets in Jakarta. You can get fashionable stuff, textiles, bags, even electronic equipment at low prices.
  • Jakarta Cathedral Church: Otherwise known as Gereja Santa Maria Pelindung Diangkat Ke Surga (the Church of Our Lady of Assumption) is a more than 100-year-old Catholic Cathedral built in neo-classical style.
  •  Istiqlal MosqueBuilt in 1961, the Mosque was built as a sign of gratitude for God’s help in obtaining Indonesia’s independence, hence its name, Istuqlal, which means “Independence” in Arabic.
  • Taman Safari: Though located slightly just outside Jakarta, a trip to Taman Safari is not to be missed due to its unique open-air concept to simulate African safari.
  • Water and Amusement Parks: Jakarta has a lot of Amusement parks and Water themed parks, the best ones are Sea World, Waterbom, Ancol Dreamland.

Experiences

  • Shop at Pondok Indah Mall, Senayan City and Pacific Place.
  • Enjoy a relaxing spa at Delta Spa Pondok Indah
  • Take a private tour with a guide
  • Take an overland tour for 6 days
  • Visit the flea markets at Jalan Surabaya

Activities

Jakarta Golf Club
Golf
Jl Rawamangun Muka Raya, Rawamangun, Jakarta, 13220 Indonesia
Ragunan Zoo
Zoo
Jl. Harsono No.1, Ragunan, Ps. Minggu, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
Anyer Beach
Beach
Jl. Raya Karang Bolong No.KM.139, Karang Suraga, Cinangka, Serang, Banten 42167, Indonesia
Taman Safari
Safari
Jl. Gandaria Tengah I No.62 A-C, Kramat Pela, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12130, Indonesia
Carita Beach
Beach
Jl. Raya Labuan Km. 10, Anyer 42264, Indonesia

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- Congklak (Dakon Board Game)

- Batik Textiles

- Handmade Masks

- Civet Coffee

Official Language

Bahasa Indonesia

Other Language

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Spoken Language

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Currency

Rupiah (IDR)

Population

10 (Millions)

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Weather

Haze 27.04°C

TimeZone

01:30 AM (GMT +07:00)

 

Ambulance

118

 

Police

 

Electric socket

Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Cengkareng Airport - CGK

Airport Name / IATA Code

HLP - Halim PerdanaKusuma Airport

Best time to visit

May, August, September:The best time of year to visit Jakarta, Indonesia is between May and September when the days are clear and sunny. Due to its varied geography Indonesia, experiences slightly different weather patterns and rainfall can be expected in the northern regions of the island during June and July.

Moderate time to visit

June and July:The region generally experiences reliably consistent daily temperatures between June and July with a normal temperature of 24 to 32°C.

Worst time to visit

October, November, December, January, February, March, April:The worst time comes in the form of intense tropical downpour in Indonesia between October and May, with an average monthly rainfall of 389mm and its peak occurring around the month of January.

Taxi

Start Tariff: IDR 6800.00

1 Km. Tariff: IDR 4100.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: IDR 42000.00

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