Jakarta, the bustling capital city of Indonesia, is a melting pot of culture, history, and modernity. With its vibrant streets, diverse food scene, and iconic landmarks, a visit to Jakarta is an adventure worth experiencing.
Getting to Jakarta is easy, with Soekarno-Hatta International Airport serving as the main gateway. a new Terminal 3 Ultimate was opened in 2017, which offers state-of-the-art facilities, duty-free shops, and a wide range of dining options.
Stay: The Orient Hotel Jakarta
The Orient Hotel Jakarta is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Jakarta. During your stay at the hotel, you can expect to experience top-notch service, luxurious amenities, and comfortable accommodations.
getting around: Jak Lingko
One thing to keep in mind when visiting Jakarta is the traffic. The city’s roads can be congested during rush hours, so it’s best to plan your itinerary accordingly. The best way to travel around Jakarta is using the Jak Lingko feeder bus system. Using the Jak Lingko feeder bus system is relatively easy. When you arrive at an MRT station, you can look for signs or ask staff members for information about the feeder bus routes and stops. The buses are usually located outside the station, and you can use your MRT ticket or card to pay for the bus fare.
Jak Lingko feeder bus system is that it can help you to reach destinations that are not directly served by the MRT. The buses provide access to a wider range of neighborhoods and areas in Jakarta, and can be a convenient and affordable way to get around the city.
A popular attraction is the old town area or Kota Tua. This area boasts a fusion of Dutch colonial architecture and Indonesian culture, making it an excellent spot for history buffs and photographers. Don’t forget to stop by the Fatahillah Museum, which used to be the city hall during the Dutch colonial era.
the must-visit places in Jakarta is the National Monument or Monas. Standing at 132 meters tall, this towering structure represents Indonesia’s struggle for independence. Visitors can take an elevator to the top to get a panoramic view of the city.
Batik Gobang is a popular batik shop located in Jakarta that offers a wide range of batik products, including clothing, accessories, and home decor items.
I am so happy to met Ms. Ethys Mayosh, the founder and creator of Batik Gobang. Ethys show us how to make a batik. Batik Gobang employs about 60 people, mostly women, who make batik products inspired by local flora and fauna and Betawi culture. The intricate designs take up to a month to create, while simpler pieces can be done in 10 days. The batik patterns are produced by drawing the design on white cloth with melted candle wax using a tjanting tool, and the outlines are filled with different colored dyes.
The shop has a workshop area where you can watch skilled artisans create batik patterns using traditional techniques. You can even try your hand at batik making under the guidance of the shop’s experts.
As you explore the shop, you will find a wide range of batik products, from traditional clothing such as kebaya and sarongs to modern fashion items such as scarves and bags. The batik patterns range from classic designs to more contemporary ones, so there is something for everyone’s taste.
Cooking School : Ramurasa
Ramurasa offers a unique culinary experience for anyone interested in Indonesian cuisine. My experience at the cooking class was unforgettable, and I learned a lot about the traditional cooking methods and ingredients used in Indonesian dishes.
When I arrived at the cooking school, I was warmly welcomed by the staff and introduced to my fellow classmates. The kitchen was spacious and well-equipped, and the instructor, Ms Santi was very knowledgeable and passionate about Indonesian cuisine.
We began the class by learning about the different ingredients used in Indonesian cooking, such as aromatic herbs and spices like lemongrass, galangal, and turmeric. We also learned about the different cooking techniques used in Indonesian cuisine, such as stir-frying, grilling, and steaming.
We made soto betawi and beer peletok, and the instructor emphasized the importance of using authentic Indonesian ingredients to achieve the most authentic flavor. The family also own a farm at Bali which grows herbs and spices for their kitchen and commercial purposes.
Once the cooking was complete, we sat down together and enjoyed the meal we had prepared. It was a delicious feast, and I was amazed at how much I had learned about Indonesian cuisine in just a few hours.
The food scene in Jakarta is diverse and vibrant, reflecting the city’s multicultural population and long history as a hub for international trade. Indonesian cuisine is at the heart of the food scene, but there are also many restaurants serving international cuisines. We have the opportunity to try some of the popular restaurant and cafes in Jakarta.
Harum Manis Restaurant in Jakarta is a wonderful place to experience authentic Indonesian cuisine. The restaurant is well-known for its traditional dishes and the use of fresh and high-quality ingredients. We had the amazing Satay Satu Meter ( 1 meter long satay platter) and the superb creme brulee durian.
The restaurant’s ambiance is also noteworthy. The decor is elegant and traditional, with wooden furnishings and beautiful batik tablecloths. The service is attentive, with staff members being friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
Lara Djonggang is a beautiful restaurant located in Jakarta that offers traditional Indonesian cuisine in an elegant and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant’s ambiance is warm and inviting, with traditional Indonesian decor and a beautiful garden view.
The standout dish at Lara Djonggang is the Bebek Goreng, which is fried duck served with a side of aromatic rice and sambal. The duck is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with the meat falling off the bone. The sambal is the perfect accompaniment, adding a spicy kick to the dish.
Tugu Kawi Sari
Tugu Kawi Sari in Jakarta is a unique restaurant that offers traditional Indonesian cuisine in a stunning and atmospheric setting. The restaurant is located in a beautiful colonial-style building, with elegant furnishings and artwork that give it a truly special feel. Tugu Kawi Sari not only a restaurant but also a coffee shop that offers a variety of high-quality Indonesian coffee blends. The coffee shop is located inside the restaurant and has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with traditional Indonesian decor and comfortable seating
One of the standout dishes at Tugu Kawi Sari is the Nasi Tumpeng, which is a traditional Indonesian dish consisting of rice served in a cone shape and surrounded by various side dishes. The rice is fragrant and cooked to perfection, and the side dishes include a variety of meats, vegetables, and condiments that complement the rice perfectly.
Another must-try dish is the Sate Madura, which is skewered chicken or beef marinated in a sweet and savory sauce. The meat is tender and juicy, and the flavors are well-balanced.
The #enjoyjakarta campaign is an initiative that aims to promote Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, as a tourist destination. The campaign focuses on showcasing the city’s unique cultural heritage, diverse culinary scene, and vibrant nightlife.
Through this campaign, Jakarta aims to position itself as a city that offers a rich and immersive experience to tourists. The campaign showcases various tourist attractions such as historical landmarks, museums, traditional markets, and modern shopping malls.
In addition to promoting tourism, the campaign also seeks to raise awareness about the city’s sustainability initiatives. Jakarta has implemented several eco-friendly initiatives such as improving waste management, promoting green transportation, and developing green spaces.
Sabaheats travel to Jakarta as a guest of the Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia Kota Kinabalu
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