Things to See and Do to Experience Jakarta

Well, I suppose to write about my Bangkok Tripโ€™s continuation now. Yet, as today is the anniversary of Jakarta then I decided to write about how to enjoy Jakarta, get true experience and what kind of things you can see and do in this capital city of Indonesia. And before I forget, Happy 487th Anniversary Jakartaaaa! ^_^ My love and hate J-Town ๐Ÿ˜›

So, let’s we get started. Things to See and Do to Experience Jakarta :

Visit National Monument a.k.a MONAS

MonasThis is a kind of Jakartaโ€™s landmark, located right in the heart of Jakarta. Easy access to be here and it is free if you go around the park. But you need to pay more if you want to go upstairs and see Jakarta from the skyline. I need to warn you, the que is killing the feet ;). Btw if you come at night, this landmark will be more attractive with all the colorful lights.

Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Church

Cathedral on the left and Istiqlal Mosque on the right and down.

Not really far from Monas, you can see these two worship places. What made it unique is that Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Church are built side by side and the architect of the mosque is Christian ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pssst the Istiqlal Mosque is the biggest mosque in South East Countries.

Inside of Istiqlal Mosque. There is a huge ‘bedug’.

Visit Jakarta Old Town (Kota Tua)

Of of the site in Kota Tua Jakarta: Museum Fatahillah.

One of the site in Kota Tua Jakarta: Museum Fatahillah.

One of my favorite place. Here you can see the old Jakarta (formerly known as Batavia) with its preserved buildings and even the antique bicycles. Make sure you visit Museum Fatahillah, Sunda Kelapa Harbour and Museum Bank Mandiri and hire a guide so youโ€™ll have a complete story of the places.

Museum Trip

Jakarta has many museums that suit your interest. There is Textile museum, National Museum, Museum Satria Mandala (Armed Forced Museum), Kite Museum of Jakarta or if you are fond of puppets you can go to Museum Wayang.

Malls Hopping

Geez, dunno why, the Jakartans love malls so much ๐Ÿ˜› You can find mall in even every corner of Jakarta ๐Ÿ˜› My recommendation would be Grand Indonesia, Senayan City, Mall Kelapa Gading and Mall Pondok Indah. From the designer label until the unknown designers are here. Choose whatever you want. And inside the mall usually there will be food court. If you get difficulty to eat Indonesian food then just name what you are craving for. We have it here! We have all kinds of food from around the world! ^_^

Enjoy Local Food at Street Vendors

Eating in the mall is surely convenient but you havenโ€™t experienced the Jakartaโ€™s real food if you havenโ€™t tried to eat at the street vendors with all the sweat (for no AC) and crowded people. Blok S is one I recommend or you can just go to JCC area, they have street vendorsโ€™ food lining up there. Food from the east up to the western part of Indonesia all are here. Try Sate padang and Rendang also Gudeg and Meatball. They are authentic! ๐Ÿ˜›

Thousand Islands

If you have spare time about two days, go snorkeling or diving in Thousands Islands. It is just 3 hours sail but the underwater view surely is breathtaking. Trust me! Cut my ears if you donโ€™t like it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hihihi.

Things that you should remember that Indonesian landmark or museum are following the Dutch system (as we were colonized by them) so many are closed on Monday. Arrange your visit so you wonโ€™t get disappointed ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, are you ready to explore Jakarta?

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34 Balasan ke Things to See and Do to Experience Jakarta

  1. ysalma berkata:

    Banyak yang bisa dikunjungi di Jakarta ya. Kota Tua baru cuma lewat doang, Kepulauan Seribu masih rencana, tetapi sedikit terbayar rasa penasarannya dari foto-foto cantik disini.

  2. rianamaku berkata:

    Wah nyesel gila aku eka knapa waktu kerja di jakarta ngak pernah ke tempat tempat di atas malah cuma lewat terus jalan jalanya ke mall aja, sekarang baru nyeselnya ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  3. cputriarty berkata:

    woww amazing for all these informations ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. chris13jkt berkata:

    Selamat ulang tahun Jakarta!
    So . . jadinya Mbak Eka jalan-jalan kemana di hari ulang tahun Jakarta ini?

  5. indahjuli berkata:

    Nyaris 40 tahun tinggal dan bertumbuh di Jakarta, seberapa pun ribetnya Jakarta sekarang ini, tempat yang aku rasa nyaman (mungkin karena nyaris kenal tiap sudutnya) salah satunya adalah Jakarta :))

  6. Arman berkata:

    mangga dua juga mesti dong ya! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. bukanbocahbiasa berkata:

    Sebenernya ke Jkt itu asik banget mbaa… Tapiii ya gituu deh, macetnya bikin menua di jalan. Happy Birthday,Jekardaaah!

  8. nice post gannnnn *berasa forum hahaha~

  9. Lidya berkata:

    ya ampun mbak aku cuma lewat aja ke kota tua gak pernah mampir ๐Ÿ™‚ harus mampir nih kapan2

  10. andinoeg berkata:

    kalau saya baru lewat monas aja, belum sampai masuk. di musium fatahilah suasana bagus buat nongkrong malam-malam

  11. D berkata:

    Ahhh bikin tambah kangen jakarta. Kyanya sejauh apapun kaki melangkah, jakarta akan tetap jadi rumah dan dirindu.
    Selamat ultah jakarta!

  12. Pypy berkata:

    2 hari gegap gempita perayaan HUT jakarta dan sayah tidur doang dikost.. Padahal dah daftar funwalk di kota tua.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Body tetiba drop. Sedih liat foto2 aja,..huhuh

  13. yusmei berkata:

    paling penasaran museum tripnya mbak. Baru mengunjungi kurang dari 10 museum di jakarta, Padahal museumnya bejibuuuun ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. myra anastasia berkata:

    main ke kota tua sama kepulauan seribu yang saya belum pernah ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. BundaShidqi Lia berkata:

    pulau seribunya bagus bangeeet..

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  17. Wisata Tidung berkata:

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