Jakarta is warm and often wet city. The dry season is from May to September,
and while buckets of torrential rain are still possible, it's more likely that
you'll stay pretty dry.
Independence Day on 17 August is celebrated with great gusto in Jakarta. The
Jakarta Fair occurs around 22 June and lasts three weeks. Other celebrations,
such as the Jalan Jaksa Street Fair in August and the Jakarta International
Cultural Performance in May are colourful, vibrant events.
Jakarta has changed into an Asian boom town in not much more than a decade.
Reduced by the 1998 riots to a burnt-out shell, it remains very much at the
centre of political events re-shaping Indonesia.
At first glance, this hot, smoggy city feels like nothing more than a waiting
lounge for the millions queuing up to make their fortune, is a city of surprises.
In other words it is a Pandora's box, filled with all the good and bad of Indonesian
I LOVE LIVING IN JAKARTA. I WORK HERE. I CAN DO MANY THINGS HERE. I CAN LEARN ABOUT MY RELIGION IN THIS CITY, EVEN ONLY COME TO THE NEAREST MOSQUE NEAR MY DWELING PLACE. I CAN CHOOSE BEST HIGHER EDUCATION, SO MANY GOOD CHOICES. OVERALL, JAKARTA IS CLEAN AT SOME MAIN STREET, BUT THE RIVER IS POOR,, NOT BEAUTIFUL. I DO HOPE SOMEDAY, LOCAL GOVERNMENT MAINTAIN RIVERS IN JAKARTA SO THEY BECOME NICE PLACES FOR WASTING TIME IN MY DAY OFF.
Public transportation in Jakarta is the most problem of the city, and its sewage network system is very bad. A hypocrite scene of Jakarta is huge vast slum areas which lie behind modern magnificent buildings at the main streets. These slum areas is really a gloomy picture, and surely pose potential risk of social problem which can erupt anytime.
I think so far from what i have seen Jakarta is a nice country and that it could be improved here and there. And I have not seen many security guards standing around so i am not so sure as whether it is so safe or otherwise unsafe. Also I really think that the malls are very nice, big and pleasant to get addicted to for a long time!!!!
Fix public transportation urgently needed. What happen with mono rail? It is cancell?
Cost of living in Jakarta and suburb city become too expensive for people. Personal car is not own by rich people for Jakarta, it simple because thier home at suburb city but working in Jakarta, while public transportation is not proper and enough.
Jakarta is a 24 hours city, mostly at the downtown. The traffic will be so hectic in the morning and in the afternoon. If you want to travel from one point to another, you need to spare time at least one hour more than you expect. If you can do this, you will feel Jakarta is a convenient place to live in.
The traffic light, the transportation in Jakarta is really crowded, when i went to someplace, it spent many time in the road, that causes from the people who didn't discipline the rule. I hope the government can solve the problems in Jakarta, before its getting worse.
I'am new to Jarkata and propose to visit this christmas holiday. I have heard of nice places starting from PNG border to Jaya Pura and to the capital city Jarkata.
Heard of people who are friendly and shopping for goods is so cheap. I want to shop this holiday.
Jakarta is a big of town in Indonesia, many people come here to find something can be change them life.. They are student, worker, chefs, aktris, and many kinds of something avalable to do in Jakarta... Vernando Zega, august, 10th 2012
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Some things are expensive for those foreign people who are living in Jakarta. Good places are all far from the city center. Train stations are limited and taxi is very expensive to go to the beach or entertainment places.
Jakarta is a bustling city and good to do for business, grow fast especially have built some new shopping malls. Visit mangga dua area for bargaining concept market /mall or more than 100 branded malls from city to suburb