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About Jakarta

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is located in the northwest of Java Island and is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. Jakarta, also known as “Coconut City” was just a small fishing village back in the 5th century AD, but is now a sprawling international and multicultural metropolis. The city can be separated into two parts, the old and the new. The old, industrial district is in the north, close to the bay and features unique scenery with numerous monuments. The new district, located in the south, is full of modernity and houses the central business district. Central Jakarta serves as the political center of Jakarta. Most of the buildings here are European in style. Many visitors to Indonesia use Jakarta as a transit point, but a walk around the historic city is well worth the time.

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Jakarta Old Town
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Jakarta Old Town, or locally referred to as 'Kota Tua Jakarta', was the downtown area of the capital long ago, bearing silent witness to the occupation of the Dutch East India Company. A walk through the town will allow you to experience buildings boasting architectural features of a bygone era and you might also find some of the finest samples of Dutch colonial architectures in the region. The area also has a series of museums that you can visit, such as the Jakarta History Museum, the Indonesian Maritime Museum, two bank museums namely Bank Mandiri and Bank Indonesia, The Puppet Museum, and the Museum of Sculpture and Ceramic Arts.
Ocean Dream Samudra
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The Ocean Park is situated in the Ancol Dreamland in Jakarta, and is distinct in Indonesia, where are many Ocean Parks. There are cute penguins, cumbersome polar bears and other polar animals, as well as smart dolphins and many other types of marine animals. Visitors can decide to take a boat tour or watch a wonderful dolphin show.
Merdeka Square
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Merdeka Square is located in the Central District of Jakarta. It is now one of the most important sites in Indonesia, housing many significant landmarks such as the National Monument, Merdeka Palace, the Supreme Court of Justice,the National Museum and many important government offices including the office of the Governor of Jakarta as well as the American Embassy.
National Museum of Indonesia
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Located in Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, on the west side of Merdeka Square, the National Museum of Indonesia is the pride of Jakarta, providing visitors an insight into Indonesia’s long history and cultural heritage from the prehistoric days up to today. Having recently been expanded, the museum houses an impressive collection of no less than 109,342 objects covering Indonesia’s Prehistory, Archaeology, Ethnography, Numismatics-Heraldic, Geography and Historical Relics. The museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

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Jakarta Weather

30 Sep, 2020
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Mostly Cloudy
1 Oct, 2020
2 Oct, 2020
Mostly Cloudy to Showers
3 Oct, 2020
Partly Sunny
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Jakarta
Sep 30, 2020 Jakarta Weather:Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:73%, Sunrise/Sunset:05:38/17:47
Jakarta Driving:Suitable, Running:Good

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