Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia where 12 million people put their life on. Jakarta capital city is a huge, sprawling metropolis, home to 9 million people. During the day the number increases with another three million as commuters making their way to work in the city, and flock out again in the evenings. Located on the northern coast of Java island, the province of Jakarta has rapidly expanded through the years, absorbing many villages in the process.
As capital city of a Indonesia, Jakarta is not only the seat of the national government and the provincial government, this city is also Indonesia’s political center and hub of Indonesia’s national finance and trade. It is dynamic city, a city that never sleeps.
Jakarta has two international airports, one is the larger Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, located in Tangerang, now in the neighboring province of Banten. The other is the smaller Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, which is reserved to limited domestic flights. These two international airports are the main gateways to other tourist destinations cities and area like Yogyakarta, Malang, Denpasar (Bali)
The best way to travel around Jakarta is by hired car, taxi or by package tour. Be prepared, though, to meet traffic jams, especially when travelling during peak hours and into business districts, including the area to the Old Batavia.
It is advisable therefore to choose a hotel near the location where you will have your meeting or business appointments or to the attraction or destination you wish to visit. Distances in Jakarta are far and there are frequent traffic snarls.
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