Monday, July 25, 2011

Jakarta The Main Gateway of Indonesia

Jakarta is the main gateway to Indonesia, it is a contrast of modern western architecture and traditional Indonesian culture. It's rapid growth into a metropolitan city reflects the economic , political, social, and industrial development of the nation. In recent years, Jakarta has expanded its facilities for the visitors wich luxury hotels, meeting facilities, world class golf courses, fine restaurants, exciting nightlife and shooping centers besides tourist attractions heritage, sea reports in the bay of Jakarta, and an extensive beach recreation complexses.

  • Central Jakarta (Jakarta Pusat) - An aptly named district and the site of Jakarta's symbol, the National Monument. The old part of Jakarta (Batavia), The Presidential palace, office buildings, hotels, Mangga Dua shopping centre, Bundaran HI (Hotel Indonesia Traffic Circle) and the elite Menteng residential area are all found in Central Jakarta.
  • West Jakarta (Jakarta Barat) - Jakarta's Chinatown, this district includes museums, trading centres, nightlife entertainment centres, shopping centres and malls. This is also the site of Jakarta's old town.
  • South Jakarta (Jakarta Selatan) - Where you can find upscale shopping centres, malls, restaurants, hotels, nightlife the entertainment centre, Blok M, Senayan sports complex, and affluent residential areas.
  • East Jakarta (Jakarta Timur) - Location of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Utan Kayu art community, Cibubur camping ground, industrial parks and Halim Perdanakusuma airport.
  • North Jakarta (Jakarta Utara) - Beautiful Thousand Islands, Ancol Bayfront City, and Kelapa Gading shopping centres.

Most flight all over from arround the world aboard and arrive at Soekarno-Hatta  International Airport. Also flight all over the archipelago and aboard arrive at here too.
Soekarno Hatta International Airport (IATA: CGK; ICAO: WIII),at Tangerang, Banten. All international and nearly all domestic flights land here 20 km (12 miles) to the northwest of the city. The unintuitive airport code comes from Cengkareng, a district near the airport. During the rainy season the road to and from Cengkareng was prone to flooding but this problem has now been alleviated with the building of a raised, dual carriageway, toll road between the city and Cengkareng. If you don't have non-stop options between your origin city and Jakarta, try connecting via Singapore or Kuala Lumpur as there are more than a dozen flights a day between these cities and Jakarta.
Culture Jakarta is a mestizo culture, or a mixture of diverse ethnic cultures. Since the Dutch era, Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia which attract migrants from inside and outside the archipelago. The tribes who inhabit Jakarta, among others, Javanese, Sundanese, Minang, Batak, and the Bugis. Apart from the population of the archipelago, Jakarta culture also absorb a lot of foreign cultures, such as Arab culture, Chinese, Indian, and Portuguese.Jakarta has its own special Betawi culture, which the influences reached the city’s shores over the centuries.
Jakarta is an international city that many serving specialties from around the world. In areas inhabited by many foreign expatriates, as in the Menteng area, Kemang, Pondok Indah, Jakarta and the central business district, it is not difficult to find typical foods from Europe, China, Japan and Korea. These foods are usually sold in fancy restaurants.

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