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Jakarta
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Jakarta Indonesia

Love it or hate it, Jakarta makes an impression. But those who take the time to look beyond the noise and chaos might just discover an exciting metropolis with very unique charms. From the quaint Surabaya Street antique market to the swanky shopping malls, from the street-side warung (food stalls) to world-class restaurants, the contrast of traditional and modern are nothing short of fascinating.

Located on the northern coast of Java – the largest of over 17,000 islands that constitute Indonesia – Jakarta is also a melting pot of the country’s numerous ethnic groups. And despite the myriad cultures that make up the city, Jakartans are some of the friendliest and most hospitable people you are ever likely to meet.

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What to do

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What to do in Jakarta - Ojek  

Ojek (motorbike taxi)

Road trips
What to do in Jakarta - National Monument  

Monas

Cultural

Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa

Snake your way to the Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa. It is the only place in Jakarta that offers a snake massage. It involves ...

Family

Trace Barack Obama’s childhood

Trace Barack Obama’s childhood. The US President lived in Jakarta as a child with his mother and Indonesian stepfather from 1967 t...

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Ancol Dreamland

Play at Ancol Dreamland. Jakarta’s most popular entertainment park is located along the waterfront in Ancol Bay City. The complex ...

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Where to stay

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Where to eat

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Where to eat in Jakarta - Payon

Payon

Stepping into Payon’s verdant garden is like entering another world. Located amid the hustle and bustle of one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, Kemang, Payon is a good choice for those who wish to sample authentic Indonesian (Javanese and Sundanese to be exact) cuisine in a relaxed, village-like setting. From dumplings and soups to chicken and beef satay, Payon’s wide menu is bound to satisfy even the toughest food critic.

Insider Tip: Most of the dishes served here are accompanied by sambal, a type of chili sauce. Tread lightly if you are not used to spicy food. Jl. Kemang Raya No. 17, Kemang, Tel: 62 21 719 4814

 Indonesian
Where to eat in Jakarta - Mandala

Mandala

Step back in time to the Jakarta of the 1980s at this Chinese restaurant, seen by many as the best of its kind in Jakarta. Despite its small size – Mandala has only around 20 tables, some of them communal – the food here is definitely something to write home about. The restaurant’s most famous dishes include black pepper beef, omelette with crab meat and beans, and fried gurame, one of the most popular fish on Indonesian menus.

Insider Tip: Make sure you are hungry because the portions here are huge.

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City Info

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