Jakarta is the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia, a country composed of more than 13,000 islands with a population of over 180 million. Comprising more than 300 ethnic groups speaking 200 different languages, the Indonesia population exhibits marked diversity in its linguistic, culture, and religious traditions. As the Capital City, Jakarta is a melting pot of representatives from each of these ethnic groups. Jakarta is a special territory enjoying the status of a province, consisting of Greater Jakarta, covering of 637.44 square km area. Located on the northern coast of Bandung West Java, it is the center of government, commerce and industry and has an extensive communications network with the rest of the country and the outside world. Strategically positioned in the archipelago, the city is also the principal gateway to the rest of Indonesia. From the Capital City, sophisticated land, air, and sea transport is available to the rest of the country and beyond.
Jakarta is one of Indonesia’s designated tourist areas, offers a variety of Jakarta City Tour to explore the capital of Indonesia with Jakarta City Tour. It is a gateway to other tourist destinations in Indonesia and is equipped with all the means of modern transportation by air, sea, rail, or by land. It has the largest and most modern airport in the country, the most important harbor in Indonesia and is well connected by rail of good roads to other destinations in Java, Sumatra, and Bali. As Indonesia’s main gateway, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport serves a growing number of international airlines and domestic flights. Jakarta is a city of contrasts; the traditional and the modern, the rich and the poor, the sacral and the worldly, often stand side by side in this bustling metropolis. Even its population gathered from all those diverse ethnic and cultural groups, which compose Indonesia, are constantly juxtaposed present reminder of the national motto; Unity in Diversity.
Finding its origin in the small early 16th century harbor town of Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta’s founding is thought to have taken place on June 22, 1527, when it was re-named Jayakarta, meaning Glorious Victory by the conquering Prince Fatahillah from neighboring Cirebon. The Dutch East Indies Company, which captured the town and destroyed it in 1619, changed its name into Batavia and made it the center for the expansion of their power in the East Indies. Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Batavia fell into the hands of the invading Japanese forces that changed the name of the city into ‘Jakarta’ as a gesture aimed at winning the sympathy of the Indonesians. The name was retained after Indonesia achieved national independence after the war’s end.
The ethnic of Jakarta called “Orang Betawi” speaks Betawi Malay, spoken as well in the surrounding towns such as Bekasi and Tangerang. Their language, Betawi Malay, has two variations: conventional Betawi Malay, spoken by elder people and bred in Jakarta, and modern Jakarta Malay, a slang form spoken by the younger generation and migrants.
JAKARTA CITY TOUR ITINERARY
CLASSIC JAKARTA CITY TOUR (8 HOURS)
Morning time, pick up at your hotel or Jakarta Airport meeting service with your Guide and driving through the bustling city of Jakarta, and visit Merdeka Square, National Monument (Monas), Istiqlal Mosque Inaugurated in 1978, Its 17 years construction was personally supervised by the first President of Indonesian Republic, Soekarno. The largest mosque in Southeast Asia both in structure and capacity, as it can accommodate congregation of up to 120,000 people, has 4 levels of balcony. Continue to Presidential Place and visit National Museum (close on Monday) that is reputedly to be the finest in the South east Asia, See the world’s most complete collection of Han, Tang and Ming porcelains. Also visit Sunda kelapa Harbor wher the Portugese traded with the hindu Kingdom of Pajajaran in early 16 th century. Duct domination of Jakarta old fort and wrehouse of Dutch East India Company can still be seen. Afternoon, transfer to your hotel for overnight.
HISTORICAL JAKARTA CITY TOUR (8 Hours)
Morning time, pick up at your hotel or Jakarta Airport meeting service with your Guide and visit Merdeka Square, National Monument (Monas). Continue to China Town of Glodok, which is the center of Jakarta’s China Town. Visit to Petak Sembilan Chinese temple dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of mercy, Kuan Yin. Built around 1650, it was on of the earliest center of worship for the Batavian Chinese. Also experience walking through the traditional market and find new things you never expect here. Continue to Fatahila Museum of Kota Tua or Old City of Jakarta. Prior to its being officially functioned as a museum, the building had been the City Hall (Stadhuis). It provides the historic background of Jakarta through a display of maps, antiquities, and furnitures. (Monday & Public Holidays closed. Visit the antique and flea market in Jalan Surabaya instead). From Kota Tua, we continue visiting the Puppet Museum, The museum of great collections of Javanese leather puppets (wayang kulit), wooden puppets (wayang golek), as well as masks of Indonesian and other countries. UNESCO proclaimed Indonesian puppets as “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”. Last stop will be visiting to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park, An extensive theme park set in over 180 hectares on the outskirts of Jakarta. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park) is Indonesia’s answer to visitor’s will to see the magnificent archipelago in just one day. All of the Indonesian islands are realistically reproduced in miniature inside a central lake. Surrounding the lake are pavilions to represent the 33 provinces in Indonesia. Each of them is a house of the province with the traditional architectural style. The houses here were built in real size.
JAKARTA PUNCAK TOUR (8 Hours)
Morning time, pick up at your hotel or Jakarta Airport meeting service with your Guide. Your Tour begins with a visit to Bogor Botanical Garden, which is the best know, for tropical plant in the world. On one hundred and eleven hectares are, the garden contains over three thousand other typical plants. Continuing on through the winding road of Puncak Bogor, looking at beautyful view of tea plantation along the pickers, you will then arrive at the highest point where you lunch will served. From here you will have the chance the beautyful valley with the pine trees around. Safari garden would be our last stop here you will experience viewing the world animals from you coach. Afternoon, back to Jakarta and drop back to your hotel.
JAKARTA NIGHT TOUR (4 Hours)
Enjoy evening drive through the the busiest district China Town which considered being one of the oldest part of Jakarta, you will then arrive in Ancol Dreamland, visit art Market. Continuing our nighttime journey among the dazzling city light of Jakarta, we will then a chance to taste the delicious Indonesian Food.
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