"Stepping point for the rest of Java" Jakarta by DSwede

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In my ~4 months on Java Island, I passed through Jakarta a number of times on my way in and out of Surabaya and Balongan, Cirebon and Indramayu & many placed in between. I typically stated two days per visit.

I very much enjoyed my time in Indonesia, but I was actually rather glad I wasn't assigned to Jakarta. It has the same problems of pollution, traffic, congestion, etc... Only magnified.

I visited a few of the tourist places and enjoyed some of the livelier night life. In my opinion a couple days is enough.

My last time through, I took a side trip from Jakarata to go diving in Pulau Seribu.

Visit my Java Island page for more general comments.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Anything is possible in this modern city.
  • Cons:Its a large city, spreading out with an urban sprawl surpassing Los Angeles, only with worse smog.
  • In a nutshell:The millions of scooters make it look like a busy ant colony from a distance, only noisier.
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