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12 Fun Ideas for A Heartwarmingly Exciting Holiday Trip in Jakarta

 

Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. It is located in the north west of Java Island.  Its width is about 661,52 km² with a population of  10.374.235 people. It is the center of economy, cultures, and politics in Indonesia. There are a lot of embassies, local and international company headquarters, and central government institution office. Therefore, Jakarta is so important for Indonesia and it is nominated as the biggest metropolitan in South East Asia as well as the second biggest in the world.

There are plenty of things to do in Jakarta during your visit. Let’s see how to enjoy Jakarta in the following section:    

 

1 | Tour the Cityscape of Central Jakarta

12 Fun Ideas for A Heartwarmingly Exciting Holiday Trip in Jakarta
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Jakarta has plenty skyscrapers and they make an impressive view. Find the beauty of the cityscape in the central of Jakarta. Chill and enjoy the spectacular view from exclusive rooftop lounges or restaurants with your beloved one.

 

2 | Visit Monas

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Monas or Monumen Nasional is the tallest monument in Indonesia. It has a replica of fire made of gold on the top that symbolize the burning spirit of the struggle for independence. In Monas, you can learn about the country’s history towards independence You also can visit Ruang Kemerdekaan or The Independence Room to see an amphitheater and authentic text about the proclamation of Indonesia Independence. Moreover, after learning about the history of Indonesia’s Independence, you can enjoy Jakarta’s scenery from the top of Monas.

 

3 | Try the Street Vibes of Kota Tua

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Enjoy the street ambiance and architecture of the olden days of Jakarta during the Dutch Colonialism in Kota Tua. Explore the Dutch colonial roots in Jakarta while you are enjoying the architecture of Old Jakarta. You also can visit some museum, such as Museum Wayang (Puppet Museum) and Museum Sejarah Jakarta (Jakarta History Museum). When you feel tired to stroll around in Kota Tua, just chill in Café Batavia and enjoy a glass of Batavia Punch mocktail on the window seat upstairs.

 

4 | Splurge and Shop around Bundaran HI

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Bundaran Hotel Indonesia is a roundabout with fountains and a 7 meters Selamat Datang (Welcome) statue, a monument that was the symbol of welcoming the delegates for the ASEAN Games VI in the 1960s. Around the landmark, you can have a shopping spree in nearby shopping centers. Spend your time and money for qualities items in Sarinah (the first mall in Jakarta), Plaza Indonesia, and Grand Indonesia.

 

5 | Visit the Gelora Bung Karno Area

12 Fun Ideas for A Heartwarmingly Exciting Holiday Trip in Jakarta
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Visiting Gelora Bung Karno area can be one of the things to do in Jakarta. Stroll around the biggest stadium in Indonesia and take a nice photo with beautiful Jakarta’s skyline background. Then, taste some mouthwatering delicious food in GBK culinary zone.

 

6 | Have Fun in Ancol Dreamland

12 Fun Ideas for A Heartwarmingly Exciting Holiday Trip in Jakarta

Let’s go to Ancol Dreamland  and have a good time during your vacation in Jakarta. There are many things to do because it has a lot of interesting sites for kids and adults. Experience an adrenaline rush by enjoying the rides in Dufan, the biggest amusement park in Indonesia or just swim in Atlantis Water Adventure Waterpark. Moreover, you can see the beauty of underwater life in a giant aquarium in Sea World.

 

7 | Seek more Sea and Sands at Seribu Islands

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If you need an escape from a crowded and busy Jakarta. Cool down by having a sea breeze and sun light in the beach of Seribu Islands. The islands offer white sands beaches with clear and calm water. It will be a nice get away from the concrete jungle.

 

8 | Have a Culinary Adventure in Kemang Street

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Kemang street is one of the good places in Jakarta to have delicious food. There are a lot of high food options here, such as American food, European delicacy, Japanese food, Vietnamese culinary, and Indonesian food.

9 | Explore Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

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Get to know more about other places and cultures in Indonesia by visiting Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta. You can see traditional houses from various tribes and miniature of Indonesia archipelago from a sky lift. Moreover, you can visit the museums about aspects of Indonesian life, such as stamps museum, sports museum, oil and gas museum and so forth.
 

 

10 | Get some Souvenirs at Pasaraya Blok M

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Pasaraya Blok M is a good place for hunting some souvenirs in Jakarta.  The shopping center is located in the southern part of Jakarta. Buy some good items such as cosmetics, clothes, and shoes with inexpensive price here.

 

11 | Chill at the Shopping Malls around Pondok Indah

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Pondok Indah is a wide shopping area in Jakarta consisting of three malls (PIM 1, 2, and 3). It has a lot of shops and restaurant in one roof. You can find anything in Pondok Indah. It is definitely a heaven for shopping lover.

 

12 | Stay in the Prestigious Senayan Area

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Senayan is located in the heart of southern part of Jakarta. It is a comfortable and an exclusive area to stay. There are some prestigious mall here, such as Senayan city and Plaza Senayan. You can find high-end restaurants for fancy dinner here.

 

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