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Update: My wife and I visited Jakarta in January 2008 to attend the wedding of our cousin who stayed there. Managed to find sometime to do some shopping and eating during our short stay at Jakarta. New tips and information of this trip have been added.

I went for a workshop in Jakarta from 12-16 Feb 2001, and my Indonesian friends managed to bring us to a few interesting places despite of the tight schedule.

The photograph is of a statue of a farmer taken from the Acacia Hotel which I stayed. Hope you would find the information in this guide useful, and perhaps you can rate them or give your comments. Thanks.

One of the best things about Jakarta is the delicious Indonesian food and the price is cheap compared to Singapore. Besides Indonesian food, there are lots of other food outlets especially in the shopping centres. These includes Chinese food (e.g. Crystal Jade, Imperial Palace), Japanese (Sakae Sushi), Western (e.g. pizzas, hamburgers etc). Generally, the cost of food in Jakarta is cheap as compared to Western countries and neighbouring Singapore.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A big city which gives you a good glimpse of urban life in Indonesia
  • Cons:Crowded, lots of traffic jams
  • In a nutshell:Big and interesting city with delicious food
  • Last visit to Special Capital Region of Jakarta: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated Jan 20, 2008
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  • cokes's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Puncak is a nice change from Jakarta. Hope you have a great time next time you plan to go.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2008 at 2:05 AM

    Nice update on your Jakarta page. Bring back fond memories. What a busy city. Cheers, SL :)

  • meiyergani's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2007 at 7:06 AM

    Hallo victor, mount Bromo is located at East Java Regards from Bogor

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2006 at 6:54 PM

    Hi Victor, agree with choc, your offthebeatenpath tips are good. Will go to this place some day coz I haven't been to bandung yet!!

  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2003 at 10:43 PM

    I loved the of the beaten path section. thanks.

  • Feb 7, 2003 at 10:43 PM

    One of my many destinations. Pages like these just reaffirm the desire that burns inside. A+

  • Nov 19, 2002 at 1:19 PM

    Yes, travel with Indonesian friends/ or by Bluebird taxi.
    But London is more dangerous than Jakarta.

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2002 at 7:12 AM

    agree a city full of contrasts indeed!

  • SirRichard's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2002 at 7:47 AM

    This is a place I`d love to visit!!

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2002 at 9:16 PM

    Was it just like in "The Year of Living Dangerously"?


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