Jakarta, or officially known as the Special Capital Region of Jakarta is the largest city of Indonesia. Located at the northwest coast of the world's most populous island of Java. The overall population in Jakarta is over 10 million people in 2020. Jakarta is approximately 1,417 km away from Singapore and the best way to travel to Jakarta is via air space. Jakarta is rich in culture and history. There are plenty of things to do and it has flourished as one of the top tourist destinations for fellow Singaporeans and from other countries. Some of the highlights in Jakarta are Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, National Monument, and Taman Impian Jaya Ancol.
Jakarta is pretty much summer all the time, but there are times where the summer could be intolerable for travelling. The best time to travel to Jakarta, either from Singapore or other parts of the world is from early June to early October. During this period, the weather is nice for both outdoor and indoor activities.
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Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) - This is one of the two main airports in Singapore. It is also one of the airports that is very glamorous. The popular waterfall at the centre of Changi Airport will blow anyone away. Singapore Changi Airport is 26 km away from the Singapore city centre. It will take approximately 30 minutes to travel from the city to the airport.
Seletar Airport (XSP) - Seletar Airport is a new airport that has begun its operation for quite some time now. However, currently, only Firefly travels to Seletar Airport, thus, keep in mind to double-check your chosen airlines and its landing destination. Seletar Airport is 13 km away from the city centre. It will take around 20 minutes to travel from the city to the airport.
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) - The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the main airport if you are travelling to Jakarta from Singapore and from other parts of the world. It is one of the biggest as well and they have recently done some renovations that could accommodate flyers better. The main airport in Indonesia is 31 km away from the main city, however, Jakarta is popular for its traffic, thus, bear in mind, it might take more than 40 minutes to arrive in Jakarta city.
As mentioned, Jakarta is mostly sunny all year-round, however, there are times where it can become a bit too sunny for outdoor sightseeing. According to WeatherSpark, the average temperature in Jakarta is between 23 degrees Celsius to 33 degrees Celsius. It rarely goes below 23 degrees Celsius or above 34 degrees Celsius.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah - Taman Mini Indonesia is where you can find rich cultural resources. It is in East Jakarta and is run by Suharto's descendants. It opens every day from 7 AM to 10 PM.
National Monument - The National Monument is a 132 meters tall obelisk located at the centre of Merdeka Square at Central Jakarta. It was built back in 1961 and now stands as a famous monument and the pride of the Jakarta people. It opens every day from 8 PM to 10 PM.
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol - If you are looking for some fun, the Taman Impian Jaya Ancol is the place to head to. It is right in Ancol and consists of various multi-theme parks you need. There is space for extreme sports, beach activities, an aquarium, and many more. It opens every day from 6 AM to 10 PM. The Sea World opens from 9 AM to 6 PM every day.
Planning is a good way to go traveling, be it domestically or internationally, but don’t disregard the fact that things can and most likely would not go as planned. This could either be due to suddenly the activity you want to do is unavailable or if more logistical issues force you to think of other ways to do things. Keep in mind that plan is a good base, but when you are traveling and there are a lot of external factors involved, it will be a different kind of adventure.
There is a saying that doesn’t keep all your money with your person when you travel, but that doesn’t mean you should not bring extra money at all. Keep extra credit and atm cards with you when you travel. This will help greatly when things go south and believe me, it probably will. Keeping cards instead of cash with your person is better and safer.
This will come in handy when you are traveling to a place where English is not their first, second, or only language at all. It is best to learn some local words that can help you through the trip, especially in terms of direction, transportation, medical, and such. Plus, it will open a ton of network opportunities with the locals to be able to be among them. You will be able to make friends and discover some hidden gems you never thought you would find.
This might sound ridiculous but it is important nonetheless. We tend to underestimate ourselves and assume we have it all in our heads. It is best to have it with you at all times because when you need a specific direction back, you can refer to it easily. It is best to keep it on paper as well because you will never know when the handy-dandy technology will fail you when you need it the most.
We are not going minimalist here, but minimalism can help you get more things done. In order to determine how many you should bring with you, you should always go back to the question of where and what. Where are you going? What will you be doing? This will bring you back to the consideration if you do a lot of walking, then it is best to bring something you are comfortable with. The key example is to wear your everyday clothes because you know what you are comfortable with to go about your day. Don’t overthink too much on a “just in case” situation because that is the number one trap to bring more with you and in the end, it will just make your bag heavier with things you can either reuse or get easier there.
Be it whether you are traveling domestic or international, it is important to gear yourself up with travel insurance. Traveloka itself provides travel insurance from Chubbs. This is pretty much self-explanatory because you will never expect what could happen when you are abroad. Even if you are traveling domestically, should things go out of your control such as accidents or sickness, you will have the leverage of insurance coverage.
Despite the beauty of the world, it is not necessarily a safe one. Even if you are doing a solo trip, always keep in touch with your family and/or friends. Let them have a copy of your itinerary so that they have an idea of where you are. Keep them close in contact each day and let them know when you are changing locations during your trip.
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