Jakarta GuideThis page contains details of local attractions and useful information for living and studying in Jakarta.
X2 – Plaza Senayan
X2 Club is located in Plaza Senayan which is an upscale club that is suitable for nightlife seekers. We cater to a mixed high end crowd and have a full service bar.
X2 Club offers a sophisticated ambience & state of the art facilities which creates a stylish atmosphere. X2 Club plays host to the finest international & local DJs playing progressive and trance music, live musicians, entertainment nightly and an ever-evolving roster of up and coming talent.
IMAX – Gandaria City
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) is one of the top technology and entertainment companies in the world, focused on the procurement and delivery of incredible entertainment experiences. With the technology of film and sound art continuing to grow, world renowned entertainment brand, IMAX is the only one that stands at the forefront of the entertainment industry, innovation and the world of digital media.
Filmmakers and upscale studios use the IMAX Theater to build a rapport with the audience in an extraordinary way, and thus, the IMAX network is one of the most important cornerstones of cinema distribution.
Erasmus Huis – Rasuna Said, Jakarta
The Erasmus Huis is the cultural centre of the Netherlands in Jakarta. With a focus on musical programs and exhibitions the Erasmus Huis has built a reputation as a vibrant and easily accessible cultural centre. Besides many performances of classical music and jazz, films are being screened and lectures are being held on a regular basis in the auditorium.
The Erasmus Huis is not only a showcase for Dutch culture, but is also a home for Indonesian art & culture. Many Indonesian musicians perform each year in the Auditorium. Furthermore the Erasmus Huis each year hosts a number of activities organised by other foreign cultural colleagues. Most of the events in the Erasmus Huis are free of charge.
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. S-3
Monday until Thursday: 09.00 - 16.00 hrs.
Friday: 09.00 - 14.00 hrs.(and during evening and weekend performances in the Erasmus Huis)
Gedung Kesenian Jakarta
This old building is a historical heritage of the Dutch government, which until now still stands firm in Jakarta. It is located in Jalan Gedung Kesenian, No. 1. Central Jakarta.
This is a place where artists from all over the archipelago demonstrate their artistic creations, such as drama, theater, film, literature, etc.
This building has a neo-renaissance style building, built in 1821 in Weltevreden who was known as the Theater Schouwburg Weltevreden, and also called as the Comedy House.
Jakarta Convention Center (JCC)
The Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) also known as Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center is located in Bung Karno Sport Complex, Central Jakarta. It has a Plenary Hall that has 5,000 seats; JCC also has an assembly hall with an area of 3,921 m². It hosts events for the world’s political, business, and entertainment leaders.
Over the last 19 years, JCC has held more than 6,000 events – giving our staff a rich and diverse portfolio of experience from which to meet our customers’ needs today. JCC previous engagements have included world conventions, regional conferences, theatrical performances, jazz festivals, concerts, fashion shows, product launches, business meetings and banquets. JCC has been delighted to work with presidents, CEOs, and international musicians, as well as companies from almost all industries.
Located under one roof, JCC facilities include extensive exhibition, event, and meeting spaces; with state of the art sound, lighting, and communication facilities, and ethernet access throughout.http://www.jcc.co.id/ PRJ Kemayoran (Pekan Raya Jakarta)
Pekan Raya Jakarta (PRJ) or Jakarta Fair is the largest annual exhibition in Indonesia. It usually lasts for one full month from mid June to mid-July to commemorate the anniversary of the city. Java Jazz is also held at the Jakarta Fair.
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol
American boybands; New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) and Backstreet Boys (BSB) successfully hypnotized thousands of fans in Meis (Mata Elang International Stadium) Ancol, on Friday evening, June 1, 2012.
The concert, titled "One Night, One Stage" started on time and NKOTB performed early with the song "Summertime", followed by BSB with the song "The Call". Both of these boybands appeared on stage wearing black shirts.
SeaWorld Indonesia is situated in an area equipped to provide entertainment of educational and historical value. SeaWorld Indonesia has three major missions including education, conservation and entertainment. Through this mission SeaWorld Indonesia established itself as a place of quality entertainment for the whole family.
Monday – Sunday & Holiday: Start at 9am – 6 pm.
It is located in Ecopark of Ancol Dreamland, in the combat zone which is divided into three zones: Savana Battle, Battle Village, and Battle Field. The length of time for each team is around 60 minutes against another team.
Pulau Bidadari Resort has become one of the marine tourism destinations in Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Island) which attract a lot of interest from tourists.
Marina Ancol Beach is the closest location with the distance less than 15 km. It takes 20 minutes by speed boat, arriving at a silent and lonely place which is ideal for forgetting the crowd of the capital city Jakarta.
The natural environment which keeps the ecosystem balance is a combination between natural forest and sea and offers a special marine natural atmosphere. Recreation activities have been provided for a whole day supported by accommodation facilities, special building cottages with ethnic Manados, floating cottages with fishing facilities, meeting room, restaurant, bar, souvenir shop, Cherokee, Discotheque, billiard and exciting sport facilities, volley beach, table tennis and much more which may be experienced.http://www.bidadariisland.com/
Bidadari Island is a very steady place for a family vacation and recreation for an employee of the company
Waterboom Pantai Indah Kapuk
Jakarta offers an advanced water purification process that is unique and without chlorine. Our water quality is very environmentally friendly and healthy, especially for the skin, eyes and hair. For the safety of visitors, all of our lifeguard must pass the exam to get certified and pass the test of international Safety Standard Guard. Attending physicians who are always ready for hours of operation, an integrated security system throughout the garden area, parking is convenient and easy access from the highway.
Taman Ismail MarzukiCenter of Jakarta Art is located in Central Jakarta
If you like and have more interests about Arts , it would be good idea to come by to this place.
You can catch the latest in Indonesian contemporary arts - exhibitions, plays, musical, poetry readings, dance performances, and more - at this Jakarta Art Center, better known as TIM (Taman Ismail Marzuki). Akin to Lincoln Center of New York City, TIM has exhibition halls, theaters, an academy of arts, an archives building and a planetarium. Check with your hotel for a monthly program.
Located in the suburb of Ragunan in South Jakarta, Jakarta's zoo is laid in a lush tropical setting modeling Indonesia nature. Animals indigineous to Indonesia, like the komodo lizard, tapir, anoa, Java tiger, banteng, and a whole array of bright-colored birds of paradise call this zoo their home. Open daily from 8 am to 6 pm, and most crowded on Sunday or public holidays.
Sunda Kelapa Harbor & Jakarta Old Town areaLocated in North Jakarta
Sunda Kelapa was the origin of Jakarta. As far back as the 16th century, it was the marketplace where the Portuguese and the Padjajaran Kingdom conducted their business. This was also the starting point of Dutch colonialization of Jakarta and the rest of Indonesia.
You can catch the remnant of this trading activity in the form of a fish auction market that happens in the early morning. The entrance road to this fisherman's wharf is now lined with shops selling various kinds of shells, decorative turtles, and other mementos of Java Sea. At times, you would feel as if you were transported back a few hundred years as you see a very picturesque, tall-masted Bugis schooners anchor there, loading or unloading merchandise that they are still carrying across the waters of Indonesia.
Dutch domination of Jakarta and the rest of Indonesia began from this area, whereas the remnants of Kasteel Batavia, an old fort and trading post of the Dutch East Indies Company can still be seen now. Sunda Kelapa is at present a fisherman's wharf and an interisland port. Tall masted Bugis schooners from South Sulawesi anchoring there offer a picturesque scene. They belong to one of the last-fleets of sail boats in the world and still ply the seas between the islands, as they did centuries ago, carrying merchandise.
Monas (National Monument)
Located in Central Jakarta. Monas as it is popularly called, is one of the monuments built during the Sukarno era of fierce nationalism. It stands for the people's determination to achieve freedom and the crowning of their efforts in the Proclamation of Independence in August 1945. The 137-meter tall marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35 kg. of gold. The base houses a historical museum and a hall for meditations. The monument is open to the public and upon request the lift can carry visitors to the top which offers a bird's eye view on the city and the sea. Near this area u can see the biggest Mosque and the biggest Cathedral in Indonesiahttp://www.indonesia-travel-guide.com/Jakarta_Travel_Guide/National_Monument_Monas/National_Monument_Monas.html
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)
Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park is located in South Jakarta
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park) is Indonesia's answer to every visitor's prayer to see the magnificent archipelago in just one day. An extensive park to get a glimpse of the diverseness of the Indonesian archipelago, it represents Indonesia's 27 provinces and their outstanding characteristics, reflected most strikingly in the exact regional architecture of the province. An extensive theme park set in over 100 hectares on the outskirts of Jakarta; the All Indonesian islands are realistically reproduced in miniature in a central lake and around the lakes, there are pavilions. Each pavilion is representative of each province from the traditional architectural style in miniature to a wonderful display of cultural items and exhibits. The park's centerpiece is a beautiful artificial lake.http://www.indonesia-travel-guide.com/Jakarta_Travel_Guide/Taman_Mini_Indonesia_Indah/Taman_Mini_Indonesia_Indah.html
Pullman Hotel Central Park
Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park is located in South Jakarta
Located in Podomoro City Super Block, it occupies a strategic location for business and leisure visitors. The hotels is 25 minutes from Soekarno Hatta International Airport and features 317 rooms including 55 Suites comprise 53 Executive Suites and 2 spacious Presidential Suites with unrivaled city skyline views. The hotel's 5172 sqm of meeting and function space include a spectacular Grand Ballroom, 6 meeting rooms, a spacious roof top garden and a pre-function area.http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-7536-pullman-jakarta-central-park/index.shtml
Emergency NumbersBelow are listings for police, fire, flood control, hospitals and other important emergency phone numbers in Jakarta.
- Fire : 113
- Police : 110
- Ambulance : 118
- National Police HQ : 721-8006
- Flood Centre : 819-6945
One of the most populous cities in the world, Jakarta is strained by transportation problems. Despite the presence of many wide roads, Jakarta suffers from congestion due to heavy traffic, especially in the central business district. To reduce traffic jams, The Trans Jakarta service operates on a special bus-line called the busway. The busway network is optimized for busy city routes and is a relatively effective alternative for travel in Jakarta.
The cost of TransJakarta ticket is Rp. 3,500 (December 2006) per trip. Passengers who change direction or moved to another corridor will not need to pay again as long as they do not exit the shelter. For passengers who buy a ticket between 05:00 - 07:00, they will charged with a lower rate per ticket (Rp. 2000).
You can download the Busway Route http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:TransJakartaFutureNetwork.png or here.
Soekarno Hatta International Airport
Jakarta International Airport (Soekarno-Hatta) is the main airport serving the greater Jakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia.
The airport is named after the first President of Indonesia, Soekarno, and the first vice-president, Mohammad Hatta.
The airport is often called Cengkareng by Indonesian. Its IATA code, CGK is originated from the word Cengkareng, a subdistrict located to the northwest of the city.Jakarta International Airport has 150 check-in counters, 30 baggage carousels and 42 gates. Each sub-terminal has 25 check-in counters, 5 baggage carrousels and 7 gates.
How to get to town from Jakarta AirportFrom Airport Jakarta to town you can take :
-If you did not obtain a visa before coming to Indonesia, keep an eye out for the visa counters, which are located near the arrival gates.
-Visitors from 63 nations can get a visa on arrival.
-The visa needs to be purchased before going through immigration.
-You do not need to complete any forms or submit photographs to apply for the visa on arrival.
-The costs are US$10 for a 7-day stay and $25 for a 30-day visa.
-Do not get in line at immigration until you have your visa.
-Note that the visa fees are in US Dollars. If you try to pay in other currencies, they may choose not to accept, or they will over-charge you. They ask 10 Euros (14.20 USD) in place of the US$10 fee.
-Getting your visa on arrival is a two step process. First, you need to purchase a visa coupon at one counter, then take your coupon and passport to the next counter to have a visa placed in it. You will need one completely blank page in your passport for the visa. Entry and exit stamps will take half of another page.
-At the immigration counter, submit your passport with visa and the completed immigration form. Immigration will return the passport with the departure segment of the immigration form inside. Be sure to keep the departure card with your passport, since you will need to submit it when you leave.
-Once you've passed through immigration, you can collect your bags and proceed through customs. Give your completed customs form to the customs officer, and you'll be asked to pass your carry-on bags through the scanners.
-Nationals of these countries who are going on holidays, business and / or attending conventions, social or cultural visits, and government or official visit are allowed to stay in Indonesia of up to 30 days and can extend for 1 time for 30 days.
-Visitors should be in possession of valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity and a return or an onward journey ticket at the time of arrival.
Here are another lists of Shopping places in Jakarta:
- Glodok Plaza, Jakarta Pusat
- Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta Pusat
- Plaza Indonesia EX, Selatan
- Menteng Plaza
- Plaza Indonesia
- EX Plaza Indonesia
- Sarinah Plaza
- Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
- Lifestyle X'nter
- Senayan City
- Plaza Senayan
- Mall Taman Anggrek
- Central Park
- Mall Puri indah
- ITC Permata Hijau
- Cilandak Town Square
- Mall Pondok Indah
- Gandaria City
- Pasific Place
- Plaza Semanggi
EventsJakarta's Calender of Event:
- 1. Java jazz festival
- 2. Java rockinland
- 3. Soulnation
- 4. Jakarta car free day
- 5. Jakarta fashion week
- 6. Jakarta great sale
- 7. Indonesia Independent day
Approximately Living Cost a year:
- Meal and transport: 3,000 USD;
- Accommodations (apartment in SSR Jakarta campus area): 3,500 USD;
- Government’s staying permit fee 1,200 USD;
- Documents processing and administration fee 900 USD.