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Jakarta Travel Guide  

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Overview

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 life!

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Mariza
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : I lived in Jakarta for almost half of my life. For me Jakarta is a city that always makes nostalgic, even the bad things that exist in this city. For tourists who first visited Jakarta, my advices are: 1. Prepare... more yourself for the weather: hot, dirty, dusty and humid. Wear sunglasses, lightweight clothing and cover your nose and mouth, also an umbrella / hat. 2. Prepare events or places that you want to visit carefully. Calculate the time to go and to get there. Because of congestion will whack you in all areas during the hours going to and from the office. There will be a traffic jam 2 to 5 hours. Because of the jam, prepare mineral water and snacks in your bag. 3. Public transportation is a bit worse and always crowded of passengers, try to have a local friend who accompanied you to travel. Or if it should be yourself, try not to carry valuables and money that much. 4. There is no safe place in this world. This motto applies to Jakarta. You must be vigilant in every place and people, they are friendly and happy to help foreigners, but also like to do a nosy and other unpleasant actions, 5. Beware of pickpockets wherever you are, even in places that are fairly representative. 6. Try to learn a few words of Indonesian or Jakarta's slang words to assist communication with local people. In general, they understand English, but lazy to speak in a foreign language.Especially you are in good restaurant, hotel, school or other representative places you might talk to some people who understand you easily.
Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Jakarta, on the island of Java in Indonesia, sprawls over 25 km from the docks to the suburbs of South Jakarta. Jakarta doesn't really have a centre, but there are a number of centres all separated by vast... more traffic jams, incredible pollution and heat. Jl Thamrin is the main shopping and deluxe hotel thoroughfare, while just to the east is the main restaurant and cheap hotel area. Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta international airport is 35 km west of the city centre, and there are bus stations around the outskirts of town.
RUDISANTOSO
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : 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,... more 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.
Not to be missed Taman Impian Jaya Ancol , TAMAN MINI
B
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Jakarta is a beautiful city with a lot of people. There ara so many beautiful places. There are a lot of delicious food to in Jakarta. Many tourist went here. In Jakarta, there are lots of taxi and bus. So we... more don't have to worry about transportation. There are a lot of shopping mall too! There are hotels too, for the tourist to relax. In Jakarta it's very save.
VASHDEV DHALAMAL
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Nice place to be in but hectic due to traffic jams and reckless drivers. The drivers should undergo a very strict driving exam - practical & written. Should follow the examination systems like in Japan, Dubai, Hongkong & Singapore. Education... more Systems should be improved with very committed teachers and if possible the Education department should have only educated parents, professionals to head the department.
krisin
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : 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... more slum areas is really a gloomy picture, and surely pose potential risk of social problem which can erupt anytime.
Not to be missed park , mono rail , convinient traditional market
Elisabeth
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : 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... more home at suburb city but working in Jakarta, while public transportation is not proper and enough.
sarmidi
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Enjoyable entertainment, almost dangerous in safety, many things to do if you have expensive budget. Wide range to shopping, poor welcome reachable of accessibilty. Excellent for food and beverage, wide assortment of accomodation, many and varied of attraction, almost functional... more in transportation but too much traffic.
Not to be missed Dunia Fantasi , down town , Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics
Dedi Alfiandri
Level 22     3 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : 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... more one hour more than you expect. If you can do this, you will feel Jakarta is a convenient place to live in.
Sheran Hewa
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : 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... more 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!!!!
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