Jakarta is a city with its finger most firmly on the pulse, constantly embracing new developments. Nonetheless, try to mention Indonesia travel, and Jakarta will most likely be overlooked. But it need not be, for this bustling city has an intriguing blend of culture, wealth of shopping choices and a flashy nightlife to boot
Jakarta is the birthplace of the exotic. All of the entrancing colours, textures and patterns of batik originate here, as does the eerie and ethereal sounds of the gamelan music. Traveling to Jakarta also showcases some of the world’s best coffee beans, so good that Java became a synonym for coffee. This is a city of ancient Portuguese and Dutch cultural influences mixed up in a stew with flavours of Chinese, Arabic, and Pacific island life. That pretty much defines exotic and Jakarta is the one place where you will find it all.