Jakarta is the largest city in Indonesia and the twelfth largest city in the world. It is also the capital city of Indonesia. According to the 2010 statistics, it has a population of 9.6 million people. Jakarta is known for the busiest city in Indonesia. It is the centre of administrative, economics and transportation. This city also has a good communication network for Southeast Asia. There are a lot of shopping malls and hanging out area within this city. Besides that, Jakarta is surrounded by museums, historical monuments, high office buildings, amusement parks and beautiful gardens.
Soekarno Hatta International Airport is the main international airport serving for the whole area of Jakarta. It was named after Soekarno, the first President of Indonesia and Mohammad Hatta, the first vice president. This airport operates for several international and domestic airlines which include Batik Air, AirAsia, China Airlines and Korean Air. This airport also handles for international cargo airlines such as My Indo Airlines, Cardig Air and many more. Besides that, it has four passenger terminals and one for the cargo terminal. This airport is situated about 31.2 kilometres from the city centre. For visitors who want to travel by taxi to the city, the taxi fare is around Rp 102097 which is about SGD 9.81.
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Jakarta will experience peak season during the dry season which is from April to September. Whereas, the off-peak season happens from October to March which is during the wet season. The visitors prefer to have a holiday in Jakarta during the dry season due to the weather condition. Less rainfall and warm weather can make visitors easily explore around the city. However, the price of hotels and flight tickets is high, especially during the holiday season. The visitors will feel disappointed if travelling to the city during the wet season because non-stop thunderstorms and heavy rainfall occur most of the time. Hence, the best time to travel to Jakarta is during the non-holiday season which falls on the dry season. The visitors can get cheaper deals on flight tickets and discounted accommodation.
Islam is the largest religion in Indonesia. Muslims all over the world celebrates one of the most prominent Islamic celebrations which is Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Muslims have fasted during Ramadhan month and after a month, they will celebrate Raya celebration. There is a few public Raya open house that can be joined by foreign visitors. Next is the Jalan Jaksa Festival. It is a street festival that showcases varieties of Betawi cultures. The visitors can see cultural performances performed by the locals. The following event is the Jakarta International Kite Festival. The visitors can see different types of kites with different sizes made by locals and international participants.
Jakarta is filled with many attraction places to offer to the visitors. Here are some of the tourist spots in Jakarta.
1. Merdeka Square -Merdeka Square has one of the largest squares in the world. It has an area of 75 hectares. The visitors can see a national monument standing at the centre of the square. There are shady trees and a musical fountain near the monument. During weekends, many visitors like to come to do a few recreational activities and sports activities. It is also located near the government offices.
2. Wayang Museum -Wayang Museum houses collections of wayang with varieties of puppets. The most famous collections of wayang are the "wayang golek" from Sunda and "wayang kulit" from Java. These wayangs with different types of size. The visitors can see varieties of puppets from all over the world including the Indonesian puppets in this museum. The visitors can join puppetry workshops and puppet performances accompanied by musical instruments.
3. Ancol Dreamland -Ancol Dreamland is a perfect destination for a family outing. It is a recreational park that consists of beaches, a theme park, restaurants, eco-park and art markets. There are also aquariums and water park where the visitors can see dolphin and sea lion shows and enjoy swimming in the swimming pool.