The best area for tourists to stay is Menteng, located in central Jakarta. Major attractions, like the National Museum, Kunstrung Art Gallery and National Monument are within walking distance of most hotels in the Menteng area and Merdeka Square is just 10 minutes north.
How many days do you need in Jakarta?
A: Jakarta though an interesting and complex city, it does not really take many days to explore what typically tourist would like to see. I would suggest generally 3-4 days to cover most of the interesting sights and things to do, while also give in time for commuting thanks to the traffic.
Where do most expats live in Jakarta?
Generally, South and Central Jakarta are the most popular areas for expats. East, West and North Jakarta are significantly less popular among the expat population.
Where do rich people in Indonesia live?
Menteg represents one of the richest areas in Jakarta. It is known as home of Indonesia richest families, and Indonesian elite such as politicians and famous people. It is a very quiet and peaceful area with very large and expensive houses.
Can you drink tap water in Jakarta?
The tap water in Jakarta, Indonesia, is not safe to drink. But other inhabitants do drink the tap water after boiling. Tap water in Indonesia is not suitable for direct drinking, including hotels tap. You can use water for washing and showers.
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.
What is the best time to visit Jakarta?
The best time to visit Jakarta is from June to September when the weather is pleasant with a fair possibility of rainfall. Being a subtropical region, the weather in Jakarta is warm and humid throughout the year. There are two major seasons in Jakarta – Dry Season (May – September) and Wet Season (October to April).
Is Jakarta Good for shopping?
Beyond exploring the old city of Jakarta and the modern attractions of the glitzy and grimy city, Jakarta is an awesome destination for shopping. With more than 150 shopping malls and markets, tourists have a wide variety to choose where to do their shopping in Jakarta.
How much money do you need per day in Indonesia?
You would probably want to set aside 3-5 USD per day for these. For backpacking budget and low-cost travel in Indonesia, you can go by as low as 25 USD per day and if you splurge some for tours and luxuries, if may go up to around 35 USD a day. Therefore, the daily travel budget in Indonesia is 25-35 USD per day.