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A vast and dynamic city brimming with culture, contrasts, and hidden gems, Jakarta has plenty to get your teeth into. From the shiny cosmopolitan comforts nestled within its high rise clusters, to bohemian flair tucked off the busy beaten tourist track, Indonesia’s capital certainly rewards those who like to explore. Jakarta is a city of opposing extremes. Tacky tourist treats exist a short jaunt away from high brow culture, whilst clinical modern beauty can be found a bus ride away from the charmingly rustic and ramshackle.

Things to see

With over 4000 shops and kiosks selling all kinds of everything, Mangga Dua Square Mall is a bargain hunter’s paradise. With its hustle and bustle and illuminated signage, the multi-floored commercial canyon is a visionary overload. When its time to refuel you’ll find a mouthwatering selection of eateries, along with pampering spas and even karaoke venues. If only lux labels will do, then Plaza Senayan is your destination. A marble clad mall echoing with the click clacks of the well heeled, here you’ll find over 250 brand names stores and glitzy designer boutiques. A gargantuan recreational park sitting on Jakarta Bay, Ancol Dreamland is a 24-hour hub of fun and frolics. Home to an amusement park, a water park, beaches, SeaWorld and championship level golf courses, there’s something here for absolutely everyone. Ragunan Zoo is a must-visit. The 140-hectare site is home to 270 species of animal, from playful orangutans to elusive white tigers.

Hotels in Jakarta

Whatever your purse of preference, you’ll find a huge variety of hotels in the city to choose from. From 5-star skyscrapers emblazoned with ritzy names to spa resorts set within glamorous gardens, the luxury hotels in Jakarta are in a league of their own. Pullman Jakarta Indonesia is one of the best 5-star hotel options. Expect plush suites with twinkling views, marble bathrooms, starry service, pampering and chandelier lit decadence all round. The mid-budget accommodation gives you plenty of luxuries and amenities, with swimming pools, spas, and fitness facilities gracing most of the larger digs. Those looking for a thriftier stay will find stacks of cheap hotels in Jakarta such as iCorner Residence, many offering sensational value for money.

Where to stay

A hotel in Jakarta’s vivacious center puts you at the heart of the city’s action. Home to Jakarta’s most important landmark, the 433 foot solid gold tipped ‘Monas’, you’ll also find the National Gallery and National Museum of Indonesia amongst its cultural offerings. In the south of the city exists the famous Golden Triangle district. Home to luxury accommodations, chic nightspots, and top shopping and dining haunts, it’s a popular destination for the movers and shakers. Old Jakarta is notable for its Dutch colonial architecture. With an array quaint eateries and vendors selling artisan crafted goods, it’s rich in local flavor.

How to get to Jakarta

Serving destinations throughout the world, Soekamo-Hatta International Airport is the gateway of choice for most visitors. For those that can’t get a direct flight however, connecting flights can be made via Singapore Changi Airport or Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Once you’ve landed at Soekamo-Hatta it’s just a 12 mile journey into the city, which can be done by bus, a pre-booked shuttle service, or a taxi. The airport bus service is the cheapest however, and operates frequently until midnight. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the airport.

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