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Visit the charming area of Kota (or the old city), which boasts numerous historically significant sites, including Sunda Kelapa, a harbour that dates back to the 13th century and its army of picturesque phinisi schooners (traditional Indonesian ships).
When you are done exploring, grab a coffee at Cafe Batavia, an atmospheric cafe housed in an impressive Dutch colonial building.
Stock up on gifts for loved ones at the Jalan Surabaya Market. Famous for their wide selection of antiques and art, the open-air stalls feature an array of traditional puppets, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, as well as old telephones, typewriters and cameras.
Refuel at KOI (www.koiindonesia.com), a restaurant which offers outstanding Asian and Western dishes, and doubles as an art space for up-and-coming artists.
Unleash your inner art critic and head to one of Kemang’s ubiquitous galleries. One place worth checking out is Dia.Lo.Gue (www.facebook.com/dialogueartspace), a gallery that embraces all forms of art and design and focuses on the work of Indonesian artists.
Then, party the night away at Stadium Jakarta (stadiumjakarta.com). An institution as far as clubbing in Jakarta is concerned, it draws some of the world’s leading DJs including Sasha and Dave Seaman. Its loyal crowd of regulars keep coming back for its four levels of dance floor action and distinctly underground vibe.