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Jakarta derived from the word Jayakarta which means a victorious deed, complete act or complete victory according to the Sanskrit language. Before Jayakarta, the city was named Sunda Kelapa and the literal meaning of Jakarta is a victorious city. According to history, Jakarta was named after troops of Fatahillah successfully defeated and drove away Portuguese invaders from the city in 1527. Currently, Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and also the largest city of the country. Based on statistics in 2014, the population in Jakarta is total up to 10,075,310. Besides the city covers up a big area of Indonesia and become the centre of economics, culture and politics of Indonesia. This is the place where all Jakarta’s business and occupation opportunities, a mixture of different cultures, languages and tourists attractions and landmarks. The ethnic of Jakarta called "Orang Betawi" and communicate using Betawi Malay. Their language, Betawi Malay, has two variations which are conventional Betawi Malay, spoken by older people and modern Jakarta Malay, a slang form spoken by the younger generation and migrants.
Travellers from around the world commonly reach Jakarta by plane. The main airport is called Soekarno Hatta International Airport located at Tangerang, Banten. All international and most domestic flights land here and many travellers transit at Singapore or Kuala Lumpur before flying to Jakarta. The Soekarno Hatta airport has three terminals with lettered sub-terminals indicating separate, but interconnected terminals. Terminal 1 (A-B-C) is only for domestic airlines, Terminal 2 (D-E-F) and Terminal 3 referred to as "T3 Ultimate" serving international destination. There are shuttle buses to travel between terminals or take a taxi if you are in a hurry.
From the airport, you can call hotel assistance to pick you up at the airport as there are many hotels in Jakarta offers free airport transfers. Besides that, the most common way to tour around the city is by using Uber, GoJek, and Grab. These are online ride-hailing services which will ensure you a fair price while requiring minimal communication with the driver. You can download the applications from Google Play or the iOS App Store for free using your mobile phone or use free airport WiFi to call the driver from the services.
Jakarta is the busiest city in Indonesia and one of the hectic city in the world where there are many cars, motorcycles and bicycles. To get around Jakarta, travellers are encouraged to rent a car, take Uber, GoJek, and Grab or easily hop on motor taxi during the peak hours.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Covers an area of 250 acres, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a recreational area located in East Jakarta. It is a park comprised of pavilions, traditional Sumatran house and lakes. Besides that, cable cars, museums, Keong Emas Imax cinema, a theatre called the Theatre of My Homeland (Theater Tanah Airku) are also available here. This mini park displays an Indonesian culture and daily life of Indonesians. There is also a culture house featuring Indonesian architecture, clothing, dances and ornate woodcarvings and heritage textiles from the Nusa Tenggara Islands.
The national monument or also known as Monas or Monumen Nasional was built in 1961 under the direction of President Soekarno. It was opened publicly in 1975 and houses the first red-and-white flag flown at the Proclamation of Independence on 17 August 1945. The 137 meters tall National Monument is obelisk shaped and is topped with a 14.5-meter bronze flame coated with 32 kilograms of gold leaf. The monument and the museum are open daily from 8am to 4pm according to Western Indonesia Time daily except Mondays and the monument also opens during night time, from 7pm until 10pm on Tuesday to Friday, and from 7pm to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.
Ancol Dream Park (Taman Impian Jaya Ancol).
Ancol Dream Park is one of the biggest parks in Asia and also famous among locals and international tourists especially family and group of friends. It consists of resorts, hotel, beach, marina, and amazing restaurants serving local and western delicacies. The park also comprised of many activities and live shows such as fantasy world, Atlantis Water Adventure (Waterboom), Seaworld, the largest aquarium in South East Asia), Gelanggang Samudra (Ocean Park) animals and Fantastic Multimedia (Laser) shows.
Pasar Baru is an old market from the early 1820s and was known as Pasar Baru or new market. There are also other markets around the area which are Senen and Tanah Abang markets which established in 1735, earlier than Pasar Baru. This market is located in the busy city of Jakarta and features many vendors selling a variety of things you can think of. Most of the vendors here have been trading for generations and sell textiles, antiques, spices, clothes, vegetables, electronics and many more. Besides that, there are also small restaurants and food stalls serving local food, snacks and beverages.
Gado-gado literally means "mix-mix" and comprised of a mixture of vegetables such as potatoes, long beans, bean sprouts, spinach, chayote, bitter gourd, corn and cabbage, with tofu, tempeh and hard-boiled eggs and mixed with rich sauce. The sauce of gado- gado is made up of fried crushed savoury peanuts, sweet palm sugar, garlic, chillies, salt, tamarind and a squeeze of lime. It is commonly served with chopped lontong or ketupat (glutinous rice cake), or with steamed rice served separately. Besides that, there is also other garnish to go with gado- gado such as tapioca crackers or emping, Indonesian style fried crackers and finely-chopped fried shallot sprinkles.
Bakso is named after Hokkien pronunciation of bak- so for fluffy meat or minced meat or meatball. According to folks, Bakso has Indonesian Chinese cuisine origin and its texture is similar to the Chinese beef ball, fish ball, or pork ball. Bakso is usually served in a bowl of beef broth, with yellow noodles, bihun (rice vermicelli), tofu, egg (wrapped within bakso), salted vegetables, bean sprout, steamed meat dumpling sprinkled with fried shallots. Local and international tourists can find Bakso from the travelling cart street vendors to restaurants.
Nasi Padang is a Padang steamed rice served with various choices of pre-cooked dishes. The style of serving is the festive hidang (serve) which customers do not have to order and the waiter will stack plates of dozens of side dishes like beef rendang, curried fish, stewed greens, chilli eggplant, curried beef liver, fried beef lung, fried chicken, and sambals. It is known across Indonesia and also famous cuisine around the world especially Malaysia and Singapore. This dish is ideal to be enjoyed with the whole family.
Located in South Jakarta, Setu Babakan is a Batavian village is around 19 kilometres away from Jakarta city centre. The village is comprised of manmade lakes and plantations and best known for its preserved heritage. Visitors will enjoy a good break from the hectic Jakarta traffic and the modern bustle of the capital city. The atmosphere is serene and quiet with the regular traditional art and music performances as well as local dance conservatories or sanggar seni tari holding rehearsals with their young and petite dancers. The main activity of villagers is fishing and farming. This can be seen from the tropical plantations that produce many tropical fruits and spices. Besides that, there is also a place called Srengseng Sawah known for its basketry and woven mat crafts, made from a type of broad pandan leaves that are grown here.
Thousand Islands or Kepulauan Seribu is the main attraction outside Jakarta city. It consists of 108 islands and covers an area of 107,489 hectares of land and sea. This attraction was declared by the Minister of Agriculture in 1982 and designated by a Forestry Ministerial Decree in 2002 as the Taman Nasional Laut Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands Marine National Park). Out of the islands, 13 islands are fully developed, 11 islands are homes to resorts and two islands are historic parks and 23 are privately owned and are not open to the public. The rest of the islands are either uninhabited or support a fishing village as well as acts a place for turtle conservation centre. Pramuka Island is the administrative centre of Kepulauan Seribu, located in the midst of this cluster of islands. This island is most developed with schools, mosques, bank and communication facilities and conservation area for baby turtles. Tourists are allowed to visit the centre in efforts to increase awareness of animal care. Other than Pramuka Island, the islands included are Pari and Sepa.
Situated approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Jakarta, Bandung is one of the most popular destinations of choice for Jakarta residents and international travellers, especially from Malaysia and Singapore. It is a perfect choice to get away from the busy city and long holidays. There are many budgets and luxurious hotels offering accommodation and abundance restaurants and eateries serving local and western delicacies as well as old-style Dutch cuisines. Besides that, Bandung is known for textiles haven where there are many affordable textiles, clothes and materials in bulk. Visitors can go to Pasar Baru Trade centre and you can bargain for special discounts and get many things at lower prices. In addition, there are other attractions and landmarks located in Bandung such as visiting hobbit village and Victorian English towns at Farm House, De Ranch Lembang and rabbit town. Bandung is indeed a perfect place for honeymoon.
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