The Facts :
Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia, between Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world’s largest island country, with more than thirteen thousand islands, the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world’s 4th most populations country.
The Fun :
Indonesia’s capital city is in Jakarta and Indonesia is as well-known as one of the largest archipelago in the world, range from Sabang in Aceh to Merauke in Papua, which is made up of thousands of large and small islands, which are connected by the strait and sea. Indonesia has very beautiful natural wealth. Because of its natural beauty that Indonesia has become a tourist destination that is much conveted by both local and international travelers from around the world. Panorama in Indonesia is certainly not inferior to other countries. For it would not hurt if we went on holiday to enjoy a variety of natural beauty that exist in Indonesia and make it as tourist destination.
About Jakarta :
Jakarta is the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia. Jakarta is a huge, sprawling metropolis, home to over 10 million people with diverse ethnic group background from all over Indonesia.
During the day, the number increases with commuters making their way to work in the city and flock out again in the evening.
It is of the local experience in the city, that you may drive down one wide avenue on minute, then suddenly find yourself squeezed into a small street together with scores od cars and motorbikes. With its many suburbs, Jakarta has become a megapolitan city. Therefore, when you visit Jakarta it is best to invest in a good map or rely on GPS to navigate around.
Jakarta is a tropical, humid city, with annual temperatures ranging between the extremes of 75 and 93⁰F (24 and 34⁰C) and a relative humidity between 75 and 85 percent. The average mean temperatures are 79⁰F (26⁰C) in January and 82⁰F (28⁰C) in October. The annual rainfall is more than 67 inches (1,700 mm). Temperatures are often modified by sea winds. Jakarta, like any other large city, also has its share of air and noise pollution.
The Indonesian Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Indonesia Rupiah exchange rate is the USD to IDR rate. The currency code for Rupiahs is IDR and the currency symbol is Rp. Currently Indonesian Rupiah Rates and currency converter is 1 USD = IDR 14,100 (subject to change)
Restaurants and Street Food :
Indonesia is a country that’s made up of over 17,000 islands. Not all of them are inhabited, but there are still many that are, and so the diversity of people, culture, and different foods is astounding. One of the best things about eating in Jakarta is that, being the largest and most influencial capital city of Indonesia, people come from all different islands, and so you’ll be able to discover food from all over Indonesia somewhere in Jakarta.
There are two frequent types of street food available in Jakarta :
- Warung – A warung typically refers to a small family run restaurant, often in a small shelter building, but it’s typically a permanent place as opposed to a mobile street food cart.
- Pedagang Kaki Lima – Literally meaning a five feet trader, pedagang kaki lima is a term used to describe street food carts in Indonesia. Typical carts have two wheels, a leg stand, and then the two legs the vendor, making five legs in total. You’ll find all sorts of amazing things to eat from street food vendors in Jakarta, ranging from curries and sate, to deep fried snacks and gado-gado
Get There :
Jakarta has two international airports, one is the larger Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, located in Tangerang, now in the neighboring province of Banten. The other is smaller Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, which is served to limited domestic flights.
As the nation’s capital, Jakarta is connected by land to major cities in Java. Public transport to get to Jakarta is available by bus and train. People who visited Jakarta, usually take time to stop by neighboring Bogor, famous for its Botanical Garden and highlands gateway in the Puncak area. Or if you prefer the coastal area, head to Banten and spend a holiday at Anyer and Carita Beach.
Tanjung Priuk is the name of Jakarta’s Seaport in Indonesia. In April, 2018 Genting Dream Cruises, based in Singapore has opened special itineraries to visit Indonesia’s capital for this summer to fall voyage. A delightful choice for you who wants to splurge aboard a luxurious cruise ship.
Get Around :
The best way to travel around Jakarta is by rented car, taxi or tour package. Be prepared, though, to meet traffic jams, especially when traveling during peak hours and into business districts, including the area to the Old Batavia.