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Dream of the Indonesia Holiday Package and lo! the tourists enter the dynamic enclosure of the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta, as it is officially called in Indonesia, that is, Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta, being also the capital and the largest city in that demograph! The proud city derived its name from the Sanskrit word `Jayakarta” which means `victorius deed’, `complete victory’ or a `complete act’. Gloriously also called the `Big Durian’ as it is considered the Indonesian equivalent to New York City, the `Big Apple’.
Acknowledged as the economic and political capital of Indonesia, the city of Jakarta attracts domestic immigrants who bring their various languages, dialects, foods and customs.The Jakarta Old Town contains museums which are former institutional buildings such as Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum, Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, Maritime Museum, Bank Indonesia Museum, Bank Mandiri Museum. Around the Merdeka Square in Central Jakarta, there are clusters of National Museums of Indonesia, also known as Gedung Gajah or `the Elephant Building’, Monas, National Monument (Nasional Monumen), Istiqlal Islami Museum in the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral Museum, Taman Prasasti Museum and the Textile Museum. East Jakarta contains Indonesia Museum, Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum and Asmat Museum- an inexplicable array of historical discovery on the Indonesia Holiday Package!
The city is surrounded with an overweight of parks for wonderous sight-seeing, such as,
Taman Lapangan Bantan (Buffalo Field Park), Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Miniature Park)Taman Suropati in Menteng city, consisting of restored statues. Alternately, it is a city of surprises, with mulitiple faces, from the steamy, richly scented streets of Chinatown to the thumping, decadent nightlife. Marine tourism, such as diving, water bicycle, and wind surfing, is the most important tourist activity in the Thousand Islands territory of North Jakarta. The main transportation between these islands are enthralling speed boats or small ferries.The Indonesia Holiday Package is a Celebration box, filled with unexpected gems, rubbing shoulders with its future leaders, artists, thinkers, movers and shakers.
Jakarta hosts several prestigious art and culture festivals, and exhibitions, such as the Jakarta International Film Festival, Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta Fashion Week, Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival, Indonesia Creative Products and Jakarta Arts and Crafts exhibition. Flona Jakarta is a flora-and-fauna exhibition, held annually in August at Lapangan, and Banteng Park, features the event of showcasing flowers, plant nurseries, and pets. The Jakarta Fair is held annually from mid-June to mid July to celebrate its anniversary, being largely centered around a trade fair, featuring entertainment, including arts and music performances by local bands and musicians.
The mega shopping malls such as the Grand Indonesia , Pacific Place Jakarta, Plaza Senayan and the smaller malls Sarinah Thamrin, Ratu Plaza showcase the `queen’ of Indonesian traditional craft called `batik’, which is handpainted, and also transformed into products like bags, hats, fabric, clothes, curtains and tablecloths, coasters, screens, table mats. Besides this, artefacts, art, crafts, jewellery like precious gems and pearls, leather shadow puppets (wayang kulit) and affordable wooden dolls (wayang golek) are available in abundance to steal away your pockets!
Jakarta has a vast range of eating complexes located all over the city, from modest street-side foodstalls and travelling vendors to the high-class expensive restaurants. The traditional Pedang restaurant and low budget Javanese Warteg are ubiquitous foodstalls in the city. Accompanying the myriad selection of Indonesian cuisine and regional specialities, there are also widespread international outlets offering Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indian, American, Thai, Middle Eastern and modern fusion food.
You could also visit the Indonesian island of Bali called the `island of Gods’ - another delightful destination to visit on this package, which would enchant you with its evergreen scenic locales, blue waters and flowers in full bloom. Destination Indonesia Holiday Package!
There are plenty of adventurous activities to indulge in such as swimming, fishing, diving, surfing , snorkelling. It has a legacy of traditional monuments, museums and temples such as the Mother Temple of Besakih and Pura Taman Ayun Temple, the unique Kertha Gosa Taman Gili monument in the midst of a pond, decorated with puppets and Kerta Gosa Hall of Justice, with a ‘floating hall’ and painted ceilings which are a famous landmark. The Gitgit waterfall, is a beautiful picnic spot and has a restaurant besides an art outlet. Close to Gitgit are scenic rice terraces and the Buleleng beach. There are some quiet beaches – Banda islands, Togian islands and Karimunjawa and you can surf or dive in Bali as there are several surfing spots between East and West Bali. Popular diving sites are found at Candidasa, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Menjangan. Lavish shopping centres selling luxury brands in garments, accessories; glassware, pottery, jewellery and souvenirs are found aplenty. There is a huge line-up of restaurants serving an amalgamation of Indonesian and International food fare including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Indian, American, Thai and the Middle Eastern edibles!
Both the cities have a tropical monsoon climate with Jakarta having warm and humid summers and cool and pleasant winters, fairly cold in the mountains and hilly areas. The wet climate stretches from November through June, whereas the remaining months are dry.
Return with smiles galore and joyful memories on the Indonesia Holiday Package!