Glimpse of Jakarta

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One of the world’s greatest megalopolises, Jakarta is a dynamic city of daunting extremes that’s developing at a pace that throws up challenges and surreal juxtapositions on every street corner.

The city is certainly no oil painting, yet beneath the unappealing facade of high-rises, relentless concrete and gridlocked streets, Jakarta has many faces and plenty of surprises. Its citizens are remarkably good-natured, optimistic and positive, and compared to many of the world’s capitals, crime levels are very low.

From the steamy, richly scented streets of Chinatown to North Jakarta’s riotous, decadent nightlife, the city is filled with unexpected corners. Here it’s possible to rub shoulders with Indonesia’s future leaders, artists, thinkers and movers and shakers in a bohemian cafe or a sleek lounge bar and then go clubbing till dawn (and beyond).

Jakarta certainly isn’t a primary tourist destination, but parts of the atmospheric old city (Kota) offer an interesting insight into the capital’s long history. There are a handful of good museums and dozens of swanky shopping malls.

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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or “Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park” (literally translated) is a culture-based recreational area located inEast Jakarta, Indonesia. It has an area of about 250 acres (1.0 km2). The park is a synopsis of Indonesian culture, with virtually all aspects of daily life in Indonesia’s 26 (in 1975) provinces encapsulated in separate pavilions with the collections of Indonesian architecture, clothing, dances and traditions are all depicted impeccably. Apart from that, there is a lake with a miniature of the archipelago in the middle of it, cable cars, museums, Keong Emas Imax cinema, a theater called the Theatre of My Homeland (Theater Tanah Airku) and other recreational facilities which make TMII one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.

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National Monument (Monas)

The National Monument (Indonesian: Monumen Nasional, abbreviated Monas) is a 132 m (433ft) tower in the centre of Merdeka Square,Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia. It is the national monument of the Republic of Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence.

Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Soekarno. Monas was opened to the public in 1975. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil. The monument and the museum are open daily from 08.00 – 15.00 Western Indonesia Time (UTC+7) throughout the week except for the last Monday of each month when the monument is closed.

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Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (ANCOL Dreamland)

Taman Impian Jaya Ancol otherwise known as Ancol Dreamland is an integral part of Ancol Bay City, a resort destination located alongJakarta‘s waterfront, in Ancol Kelurahan, Pademangan, Indonesia.

It is owned by PT. Pembangunan Jaya Ancol Tbk, a subsidiary of Pembangunan Jaya Group. Ancol Dreamland opened in 1966 and is currently the largest integrated tourism area in South East Asia, boasting an international championship golf course, a theme park, hotels and other recreational facilities. There are 27 rides at Fantasy World, 8 pools at Atlantis Water Adventure and 8 shows at Ocean Dream Samudra.

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Cikini Gold Center

Cikini Gold Center is Jakarta’s very own one-stop-solution for Gold trading needs. Strategically located at Jl. Pengangsaan Timur Raya, Menteng, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310, the venue offers you with an extensive line of Gold Products. A must have to visit if you are looking for the best deal in the market.

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Jungeland Sentul City (Bogor, 60km South of Jakarta)

Jungleland Sentul City, located in Bogor regency however far from the city center lies Indonesia’s largest and newest themepark. There are much more variety of rides in the themepark compared to Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy world), complete with a science park and a dinosaur land, a great place for both kids or adults who like to get their adrenaline boiled.