Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia.
Located on the northwest coast of the world’s most populous island Java, it is the centre of economics, culture and politics of Indonesia, with a population of 10,075,310 as of 2014. The Greater Jakarta metropolitan area, known as Jabodetabek, is the second largest urban agglomeration and 2nd largest urban area in the world after Tokyo, with a population of 30,214,303 as of 2010 census.
The historic mix of cultures − Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European − has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine.
The city of Jakarta offers a perfect mixture of western architecture and traditional Indonesian culture.
Places to visit in Jakarta
Monas − The National Monument is a 132 m tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia
It is the national monument of the Republic of Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence.
Jakarta Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta.
With a Neo-Gothic style, this cathedral remains a magnificent remnant of the past and a symbol of the multi−denominational nature of the country.
Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. It was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named "Istiqlal", an Arabic word for "independence". The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978.
Luxury hotels in Jakarta are like an oasis of tranquility
Jakarta Four Seasons hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta: This neighborhood is a great choice for travelers interested in nightlife, business and restaurants.
Each suite features wall−to−wall windows inspired by the Indonesian principle of transparency − connecting timeless classic interiors with impressive, tropical spaces outdoors.
This would be all we have recorded during our short stay in this great city.
Jakarta is often called the “city that never sleeps” with a charm of its own in the evening. The city’s skyline, with millions of lights, looks beautiful and the nightclubs and bars are always busy.
There are events and things we have missed or left for, perhaps, another visit. At the end, please enjoy this postcard with our best memories.