Indonesia is a nation consisting of thousands of islands. Best noted as Southeast Asia’s popular Archipelago, it is truly a tropical heaven. Many cultures, tradition intermingling with the lush scenic beauty and natural wonders colour the country. Rich in flora and fauna, the stunning landscapes attract visitors throughout the year.
The country offers visitors many destinations and sights to experience. Among the popular locations include Kalimantan, Bali, Papua and Java. While Java is the largest island home to many volcanoes, Jakarta is the nation’s capital with politics, economics and commercial activities centering around its domain.
Jakarta encompasses an impressionable past from being a port city to developing into a vibrant center where society and livelihoods flourish. The tropical nature of the setting offer cool breezes and humid weather. As the nation’s capital seat, many interesting sights at set around this metropolis.
Among those noteworthy of a visit include the Old port known as the Sunda Kelapa reminiscent of old schooners, 188th century houses called the old Batavia, the Gereja Sion revered as the oldest Church in the city and the famous Jakarta Zoo which houses the Komodo dragons. The many interesting museum, parks and monuments dot the town. Combine these visits with a trip to the many shopping centers will provide a fun filled vacation when journeying to Jakarta.
A site not to be missed when touring the city is the Istana Merdeka. Located centrally in town, this abode once housed the Governor General and became popular as the edifice that accommodated the President of the nation. Also known as the Freedom Palace today, it is the official residence of the Executive of the State. This abode is admired by many as an architectural masterpiece with Doric columns and neo classical style reflecting a European influence.
Today, many state functions and events are hosted at this location as it contains many stately areas such as the residential chamber, first chamber and regalia rooms. During the country’s independence celebrations, Merdeka Palace becomes the focal of attention as the ceremonial flag hoisting ceremony is conducted here.
An ideal choice when staying in Indonesia’s city center are apartments in Jakarta. Offering spacious living conditions equipped with all the conveniences and comforts is the Jakarta Accommodation known as the Somerset Berlian. Situated close to the town’s hub and ideal for shopping, sightseeing and business activities, this Jakarta retreat is the perfect home away from home.