3 places Expats and Tourists should visit in Jakarta
If you are moving to Indonesia or just going there as a tourist, we can safely assure you that there are just so many places to discover and relish, whatever your interests might be. Whether you are into beaches, adventure or prefer taking a quiet stroll along a lake, Indonesia definitely has something for everyone, young or old. In the previous article, we recommended 3 places that you should visit in Indonesia over here. In this article, we decided to be more specific by recommending 3 places that you should visit in the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia. As such, in this article, we would be recommending three areas for all expats and tourists in Jakarta. Even if you are not coming to Indonesia any time soon, we definitely recommend you to keep these places as part of your travel bucket list.
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*Do Take Note That The Following Recommendations Are In No Particular Order
Jakarta Old Town
The Jakarta Old Town is officially known as Kota Tua. This area comprises of the former downtown area of Jakarta during the period of colonisation by the Dutch. The old town lies in the region of West and North Jakarta. Today, its buildings from the colonisation period still remains, with the main town hall building now converted to Jakarta History Museum. If you are interested to learn about Jakarta’s history, and want to get a feel of what it is like to live like under the colonisation rule, the old town is a place to visit
Tanah Abang Market
What’s a holiday without some shopping right? Tanah Abang is a bustling area filled with all sorts of items that you can think of. There is a market there known as Tanah Abang Market. The market is known to have many cheap items which you buy for yourself or your family back home! Do remember to take care of your valuables as the place can get really crowded with people.
Although this is not in Jakarta itself, this place is right along the shores of Jakarta. Thousand Islands is like the weekend getaway for many Indonesians that would like to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the lifestyle in mainland Jakarta. Thousand Islands or Pulau Seribu as it is known in Bahasa Indonesia, are a cluster of beautiful, picturesque islands with breathtaking views. The sand is white, the waters are blue and the atmosphere would help you wind down over the weekend. If you are looking for a cheap and quick getaway, just head to Thousand Islands
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