The capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, is found on the island of Java. A sprawling city, with a population of over 9 million people, the city is most often seen as an access point to other places in Indonesia. It is considered to be a shopping mecca by visitors, with many shopping malls around the city. However, there is more to Jakarta than may be first envisioned, with the architecture, cuisine of many cultures and the historical sectors found at the Old Town and Old Port.
Kid Friendly Attractions in Jakarta
This city is home to Ancol Dreamland, (also known as Taman Impian Jaya Ancol) a huge combination Theme Park that features Fantasy World, Atlantis Water Adventure and Ocean Dream Samudra. Rides are varied and you must expect to spend more than a single day here to get the best from the attraction. There are also two other water themed parks, where kids just love the fun, water and sun, at Waterbom Jakarta and Snowbay Waterpark
Shopping Centres in Jakarta
Shopping is a pastime that keeps many visitors entertained and there is much on offer in Jakarta. Some of the finest shopping opportunities can be found at the Baywalk Mall or take a look at the Grand Indonesian Mall
Popular Museums in Jakarta
A totally fascinating place to visit is Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, the beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park, where an entire square kilometre of entertainment offers an insight into Indonesia itself. Another place that is an inspiration to visit is the Museum of National Awakening, which is dedicated to the history of the area.
Top Island Getaways in Jakarta
The gateway to a Thousand Islands, the Ancol Marina, on Jakarta’s waterfront, opens the way to many beautiful places to visit, such as Pari Island, Pulau Bidadari, Pulau Ayer, Sepa, and Pelangi to name just a few. With a string of 108 islands, many of which are in private hands, there are still many places open for visitors, and offering activities such as snorkelling with much beauty to offer a tourist.
Historical Cultural Attractions in Jakarta
Kota Tua, the Old Town of Jakarta, once called Batavia, is a place to see colonial buildings of the Dutch settlers, while Jakarta embraces its Chinese culture at Glodok, the local Chinatown. Great food is available here. Another place of interest is the Old Port of Sunda Kelapa, where you can see the traditional wooden schooners.