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Things to do in Jakarta
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. With incredible attractions, amazing shopping districts, natural sights, and friendly locals, it’s not surprising that Jakarta is one of the top destinations for tourists in the world.
Start your trip by taking the classic travel photo of MONAS, which is the National Monument of Indonesia. Spend hours at the National History Museum close by to discover the country’s heritage.
Another great destination for your travel photos is the Istiqlal Mosque. The biggest mosque in South East Asia will truly impress you. You should also visit Jakarta Cathedral, just across the road from Istiqlal. Don’t forget to see the art collection at the National Gallery nearby.
Make your way to Ancol Dreamland and straight to Dunia Fantasi for a super fun day! Both locals and tourists love going to this amusement park, and you will too. You’ll also enjoy spending time at Atlantis Water Adventure theme park, Ocean Dream Samudra, the beaches, and more. After an exciting, andrenaline-filled day out, enjoy watching the sunset while relaxing at the cafes in Ancol.
Get to know Jakarta a whole lot better and stop by the city’s historic areas like Old Batavia. This is where you’ll find the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics and the Wayang Museum of puppets. After your exploration, taste the local cuisine and go on a food trip in Jakarta. Get a small break from the city and surround yourself with nature at Lembang Park and Suropati Park. For a bit of a twist, include the incredible Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in your trip, so you can experience the life and culture of the whole country in one place.
Take a piece of Jakarta back to Singapore by going shopping. Take your wallet to Jakarta’s shopping malls, including Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Gandaria City, Central Park Jakarta, and the massive Mall Taman Anggrek. For a more authentic experience, spend your money at Jalan Surabaya Flea Market, Rawabening Gemstone Market, and Ancol Art Market.
Make the most of your trip to the city by getting travel tips and ideas from this Jakarta travel guide.
What you should know
The best time to visit Jakarta is during the dry season of June to September, which is also high season. Many travellers like to travel to Jakarta during its low season from October to April, saying that the wet season is the best time for diving and white water rafting.
English is spoken in the tourist areas of Jakarta, but you should pack a good Bahasa Indonesia phrasebook will help you on your trip too.
Start packing your bags now, because as stated by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore citizens can fly to Indonesia and visit Jakarta visa-free for up to 30 days as a tourist. Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia website for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Jakarta
From Singapore, you will be landing at the Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. You can easily reach the city by taxi, coach, or pre-arranged transfers by your hotel. Start wandering around Jakarta and explore the city by train, bus, bajaj (motorized tricycles), ojek (motorcycle taxis), taxi, and ride sharing apps like Uber. A good tip is to always write down the address of your accommodation and destinations, because not all drivers know the exact names and locations of where you want to go.
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