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Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia, located on the northwest of the island of Java.The so-called megapolitan is a charm for Indonesians, both as a business and a government center as it is the most developed city in Indonesia. Soekarno Hatta International Airport handles all international and nearly all domestic flights.

Jakartas best known landmark is Monas Square. The 137 metre monument is located in the centre of Merdeka square. From the observation deck, you can view the city. At the basement there are dioramas that portray the dramatic story of Indonesian history. For theme park enthusiasts, there’s Ancol Dream Park located right on the coast. The park consists of a theme park, Dunia Fantasi, Atlantis Water Adventure, Seaworld which is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, Gelanggang Samudra Ocean Park animals show and Fantastic Multimedia laser show. A bit farther from the city center lies Jungleland Sentul City in Bogor regency, Indonesias largest and newest theme park, complete with a science park and a dinosaur land.To see the whole Indonesian culture, drop by Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. It offers an exciting tour of 30 provinces of Indonesia with samplings of the countrys more than 250 cultures.Highlight features are the Museum Indonesia and the Keong Emas IMAX theater.

Kota Tua is the old town of Jakarta, situated at north of Jakarta near the Glodok China Town. The area collides modern Jakarta with its old Dutch colonial charm. It includes a square of the old city complete with sets of museum and cafes and is filled with street vendor selling goods and food at reasonable range of prices. The town is home to many historical museum including the Museum Fatahillah an old Dutch Town hall building that is now a historical museum, Museum Wayang, Museum Mandiri, Museum Maritime and Bank Indonesia Museum. This area is popular among locals as a family recreational destination.

With 174 shopping malls, it’s no wonder the city is called “the city with most mall in the world”.Upscale malls such as Plaza Indonesia or Plaza Senayan are complemented with markets like Mangga Dua complex with hundreds upon hundreds of shops selling everything at wholesale prices,including replica branded items, bags, purses, shoes and electronic products.

Jakarta is famous for its street delicacies. Every Region of Jakarta has its own unique offering of street foods. The areas to look out for exceptional and unique street food are Kelapa Gading,Muara Karang, Kebon Kacang, Central Jakarta and Blok S, South Jakarta where you can try tennis-sized meatballs. For street hawker food, there are a lot of food courts and hawkers around Glodok, Monas Square and Kota Tua.


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