JAKARTA – INDONESIA

JAKARTA, THE CAPITAL CITY OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA, IS A SPECIAL TERRITORY ENJOYING THE STATUS OF A PROVINCE, CONSISTING OF GREATER JAKARTA,  WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE NORTHERN COAST OF WEST JAVA.

 

IT IS THE CENTER OF GOVERNMENT, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND AS SUCH HAS AN EXTENSIVE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTRY AND THE OUTSIDE WORLD. AS INDONESIA’S MAIN GATEWAY, THE SOEKARNO-HATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SERVES A GROWING NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES AND DOMESTIC FLIGHTS. JAKARTA IS A CITY OF CONTRASTS, THE TRADITIONAL AND THE MODERN, THE RICH AND THE POOR, THE SACRAL AND THE WORLDLY, OFTEN STAND SIDE BY SIDE IN THIS BUSTLING METROPOLIS. EVEN ITS POPULATION, GATHERED FROM DIVERSE ETHNIC AND CULTURAL GROUPS ARE AN EVER- PRESENT REMINDER OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO : UNITY IN DIVERSITY.

 

JAKARTA’S ARCHITECTURE REFLECTS TO A LARGE EXTENT THE INFLUX OF OUTSIDE INFLUENCES WHICH CAME AND HAS REMAINED IN THIS VITAL SEAPORT CITY. THE TAMAN FATAHILLAH RESTORATION PROJECT, BEGUN IN THE EARLY 1970S HAS RESTORED ONE OF THE OLDEST SECTIONS OF JAKARTA ALSO KNOWN AS OLD BATAVIA TO APPROXIMATELY ITS ORIGINAL STATE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IS THE “BEAUTIFUL INDONESIA IN MINIATURE PARK” POPULARLY CALLED “TAMAN MINI INDONESIA INDAH”. BUILT TO PORTRAY THE VARIETY OF CULTURES FOUND WITHIN THE MANY ISLANDS CONTAINED IN THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA, THIS OPEN-AIR MUSEUM COMPRISES THE MANY ARCHITECTURAL FORMS OF ARTS AND TRADITIONS OF ALL 27 PROVINCES. IT IS PROOF OF THE COUNTRY’S MOTTO OF UNITY IN DIVERSITY AS WELL AS FREEDOM OF RELIGION DEPICTED IN THE HOUSES OF WORSHIP BUILT ON THE GROUNDS.

THE FOLLOWING ARE JAKARTA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ATTRACTIONS

TAMAN MINI INDONESIA INDAH

RAGUNAN ZOO

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISTIQLAL MOSQUE

INDONESIAN NATIONAL MONUMENT