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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Travelling In Jakarta

If you are a foreigner and would like to travel to Jakarta, as the Capital City of Indonesia , then there are several places that you have to visit. Once you landed in the Soekarno Hatta Airport, you better take a taxi which is official as you may found in side the airport.

We advise you not to take the cab outside the airport, since they usually will charge you without an Argo meter. But if you take a taxi from inside the airport, then such taxi is usually an official taxi. Jakarta is divided into several sectors, Central of Jakarta, South of Jakarta, North of Jakarta, East of Jakarta, West of Jakarta.
If this is your first time traveling to Jakarta, you better ask the taxi driver to get you to the Central of Jakarta. In Central of Jakarta, there are several Hotels which are available in Jakarta.

If you would like to taste the traditional Javanese type of Hotel, we recommend you to stay at Hotel Sahid Jakarta which is located at Centre of Jakarta. This Hotel has a characteristic story, since it was build by Mr. Sukamdani Gitosardjono and her wife Yuliah Sukamdani from scratch and become one of the icon hotels in Indonesia, which traditional Javanese flavor are being maintain by Mr Sukamdani and his family.

Such Sahid Hotel has around 5 to 6 Sahid hotels in other cities of Indonesia, among others in Surabaya, Solo and Yogyakarta, Sulawesi, Bali, which are managed by the management within the Sahid Group. We recommend you to go to Solo, which is a small but nice place in Central of Jawa, where you can stay in Hotel Kusuma Sahid Solo, which was bought by the owner of Sahid from one of the royal families in Solo.

Back to Jakarta, in the Central part of Jakarta, you may visit the Museum of Jakarta, Monas Statute, which is in front of such Museum of Jakarta. Such statute was build during the Sukarno Era, where on top of such Monas Statute is covered by Gold, which symbolized the spirit of fire of the people of Indonesia to go forward and never retreat. In Jakarta you may also found the Welcome Statute, consisting of one men and one women carrying flowers, which symbolizes, welcome to the visitors to Jakrta, which is now located in front of Nico Hotel, at Jalan Sudirman, which statute was built during the Asian Games Era around 1960. There is also another statute in front of Hotel Borubudur located at Lapangan Banteng (the Buffalo Field), where there is a man being freed from the chain, which symbolizes the freedom from the colonization.

In Jakarta you have to visit Museum Falatiha, which is an old building located at the North of Jakarta (old Batavia) , which was build during the Dutch Colonial period. Since you are in the North part of Jakarta you then have to go to Pasar Ikan (Fish Market), which is one of the old places where you can found the old harbor and you may found fortress inhereted from the Dutch Colonial time, where there is a dungeon where the prisoners were captured and prisoned in such dungeon.
If you want to look at the modern beach then you can go to Taman Impian Ancol, where yopu may find many amusements such as the Sea World, and all kinds of amusements.

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