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Flights to Jakarta, Indonesia
Why Fly to Jakarta
Jakarta is all about noisy streets, constant movement, a bit chaotic, poor neighbourhoods and stable heat throughout the year. But all this is surrounded by trendy shops, skyscrapers and plenty of museums. The atmosphere is unique in Jakarta, this city will not please everyone, but if it touches your soul, you will want to return here again and again.
Airlines flying to Jakarta
From London Heathrow you can fly to Jakarta with Qatar Airways via Doha, Etihad Airlines via Abu Dhabi, Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur, Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong, and Singapore Airlines via Changi, Emirates via Dubai, Turkish Airlines via Istanbul and Lufthansa via Frankfurt.
Flying to Jakarta from UK Airports
The majority of flights to Jakarta from London depart from London Heathrow but there are some flights from London Gatwick as well.
The public transportation system in Jakarta is very well developed. There are about a dozen bus companies. There are regular large buses, the fare for that is 2000 rupees. The fair on big shuttle buses is also 2000 rupees, while the air-conditioned ride on Transjakarta will cost you 3500 rupees. However they are more comfortable and with less people there. Remember that in crowded buses the risk of pick pocketing is increasing, an expensive trip to the bus will be more safe and convenient.
The cost of a taxi in Jakarta is 5000 rupees for the first kilometre and 250 rupees for each next one hundred meters. Make sure the meter is turned on. The taxi drivers are generally honest, but there are also some swindlers. Tipping is optional, but it is not forbidden.
Car hire in Jakarta
As a rule in Jakarta it is more convenient to take a car and driver for the day than to rent a car, but if you do decide to do this, you must be at least 21 years of age, you must have the international driving license as well as insurance and the money to pay a deposit.
Cuisine and restaurants
Local cuisine reminds of the Chinese and Indian. No meal is complete without rice, sweet potatoes are also popular. Here you can try the fried banana, young bamboo shoots, boiled or fried noodles, pickled mango and grated coconut with spices.
As for meat dishes they cook everything except pork. Tourists can try anything from chicken liver kebabs, frog legs, shark fins, fried grasshoppers, squid and rice, everything is served with vegetables and sauces. Indonesians are also very fond of spicy seasonings and eat lots of fruit. At the end of the meal you can have either cold water or sweet tea.
Climate in Jakarta
The climate in Jakarta is hot and humid. Average air temperature is +27 ° C, it does not get lower than +25 ° C. The rainy season lasts from late October to May.
Entertainment, tours and attractions in Jakarta
One of the most interesting local attractions is ethnographic park "Taman Mini" - a beautiful Indonesia in miniature. On its vast territory there are 27 pavilions, each of which represents one Indonesian province. Here you can see household utensils and traditional Indonesian building.
The park of dreams in Anchole is also worth a stroll. In addition, there is an art market where you can buy leather and batik goods, works by artists, woodcarvers and bone carvers and other souvenirs of Jakarta.
At the end of Jalan there is a huge complex "Tamaya Ismail Narzuki", which includes an exhibition hall, a planetarium, an art gallery, a dance hall and five theaters.
Be sure to visit the National Monument, 132 meters tall, it is made entirely of Italian marble and the column is crowned with a flame, made from 35-kg gold leaf. National Monument symbolizes the power and independence. Visit the national mosque of Indonesia - the Istiqlal Mosque. It is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Next to there is the presidential palace.
Jakarta Flights in Indonesia have very competitive price for the flights.
Chaotic, crowded, and cosmopolitan, Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is a city of contrasts. Home to millions of people from around the world, the city is a mixture of languages and cultures, poverty and wealth. The city boasts some of the best nightlife in Asia and some of the worst traffic. Every holiday, the locals escape the pollution and the crowds to enjoy relaxing diversions like Ancol Dreamland, an amusement area featuring water parks, beaches, golf courses, and a SeaWorld.
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