Home to some of Indonesia’s top tourist attractions, Jakarta is a one-stop playground for holidaymakers. Here are four reasons why the capital city deserves to be on everyone’s bucket list.
The Food Scene
With the culinary prowess to even beat Bangkok at its own game, the local food scene in Jakarta is more than enough reason to holiday in the Indonesian capital. Not only are the delicacies for sale on the streets of the city worth sampling but the regional cuisines of more than thirty-three provinces are also served up in local restaurants by Michelin-star awarded chefs and home cooks alike.
Blessed with sunny skies for most of the year, Jakarta is a great place to enjoy a tropical getaway. While the months between June and September are ideal for a vacation in Jakarta, the city is a tourist hotspot for most of the year, even during the wettest months of the year. This is due to the fact that rain showers rarely last long in Indonesia where inclement weather lasts for more than a few hours.
With a whopping 150 shopping malls to its name, Jakarta can rightly be called Indonesia’s retail capital. Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia are not the only shopping hubs in the city either, as Chinatown is another retail Mecca for the masses.
Whether one is based at Ascott Sudirman Jakarta or any other apartment in Sudirman, the nightlife haunts of Jakarta are just a stone’s throw away. Trendy bars such as the SKYE and nightclubs in Jakarta are also accessible to budget travellers due to the reasonable price points for alcohol.