What should I know about Jakarta?

What is Jakarta famous for?

Jakarta is a city that is famous for its malls but the biggest of these is Taman Anggrek Mall in the west of the city. Locals claim that some 10,000 people visit the mall every day and you will find a vast array of shops here that are suitable for all tastes and budgets.

What’s it like living in Jakarta?

They are nice, cheerful, open and welcoming. You never feel threatened, the city is safe, there are no thefts, home robberies are rare. It really is a relaxing place to live (except for the traffic of course). The country is developing very fast.

Is Jakarta a nice place to live?

Generally speaking, Jakarta is a safe place to live but, like any large city, expats should be savvy and take precautions for their safety as they would do anywhere else. … Violent crime is rare, but petty crime is fairly common and expats should always be cautious of scams.

What should I wear in Jakarta?

Casual wear, shorts to the knee, short-sleeve shirts (singlets excepted), sandals etc are all fine during the day. For nicer restaurants, wear long pants; women, skirts or dresses. For clubs, dress to impress the door staff; those in shorts, trainers and flip flops will probably be turned away.

Why is Jakarta sinking?

Like many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea-level rise. But Indonesia’s biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract groundwater to survive. And it’s causing the city to sink.

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