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About Jakarta

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is located in the northwest of Java Island and is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. Jakarta, also known as “Coconut City” was just a small fishing village back in the 5th century AD, but is now a sprawling international and multicultural metropolis. The city can be separated into two parts, the old and the new. The old, industrial district is in the north, close to the bay and features unique scenery with numerous monuments. The new district, located in the south, is full of modernity and houses the central business district. Central Jakarta serves as the political center of Jakarta. Most of the buildings here are European in style. Many visitors to Indonesia use Jakarta as a transit point, but a walk around the historic city is well worth the time.

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Jakarta Old Town
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Jakarta Old Town, or locally referred to as 'Kota Tua Jakarta', was the downtown area of the capital long ago, bearing silent witness to the occupation of the Dutch East India Company. A walk through the town will allow you to experience buildings boasting architectural features of a bygone era and you might also find some of the finest samples of Dutch colonial architectures in the region. The area also has a series of museums that you can visit, such as the Jakarta History Museum, the Indonesian Maritime Museum, two bank museums namely Bank Mandiri and Bank Indonesia, The Puppet Museum, and the Museum of Sculpture and Ceramic Arts.
Ocean Dream Samudra
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The Ocean Park is situated in the Ancol Dreamland in Jakarta, and is distinct in Indonesia, where are many Ocean Parks. There are cute penguins, cumbersome polar bears and other polar animals, as well as smart dolphins and many other types of marine animals. Visitors can decide to take a boat tour or watch a wonderful dolphin show.
Merdeka Square
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Merdeka Square is located in the Central District of Jakarta. It is now one of the most important sites in Indonesia, housing many significant landmarks such as the National Monument, Merdeka Palace, the Supreme Court of Justice,the National Museum and many important government offices including the office of the Governor of Jakarta as well as the American Embassy.
Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park
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Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park also known locally as Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is located on the outskirts of Jakarta. In the center of the park, there is a map of the giant Indonesian archipelago. The surrounding gardens are divided into 27 districts, representing 27 provinces and regions in Indonesia, such as Central Java and Bali. Each district has local traditional features and plants that are unique to the area. There are cultural performances, celebrations, and local cuisines in the park, especially during weekends and public holidays, to allow visitors to fully experience Indonesian culture.

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Chinese New Year 2020: Our Guide to a Long Weekend Getaway
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Chinese New Year in 2020 falls on the last weekend of January which makes it perfect for avid travellers planning for a quick getaway. With the 25th recorded as a Public Holiday in lieu of the two-day festivity, all you need to do is apply for leave on the Friday right before Chinese New Year and you are set for a four-day vacation!   31 Dec 2019

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The Fatahila Square in the old town of Jakarta is the center of the Dutch colonial city. The main building in the center of the square is the former Governor's Office. The European architecture that was built more than two hundred years ago is still well preserved. There are a large number of pigeons on the square that are not afraid of people. There are bicycle rentals on the street. The bicycles are a cartoon color with big wheels. When riding up, the stall owner will also attach a big straw hat of the same cartoon color.  The tourists who come and go, the local men who sell the ice water, the special food stalls all make up the charming temperament of the old city. If you feel tired, you can go to a coffee shop. Café Batavia is a good coffee shop that gave me a nostalgic feeling. Going in is like stepping into an old Hollywood movie. They have juice, coffee, snacks and afternoon tea time that is very enjoyable.
Posted: 24 Dec 2018
Today's lunch will be the chef's current school selling Balinese specialties - dirty duck meal. Asleep, we went to the cooking class, and today we will experience the Balinese cuisine. As long as it is about eating, I am a little excited~ I thought it was a chef school. The result was actually an open-air hotel restaurant. When I entered the restaurant, I was fixed by the wood carving on the pillar. The pillars are carved like this, this is too Tema's art! I really want to move home~~ The teacher has been for us for a long time, oh no, in order to vigorously prepare the console for the show, the pots and pans have been placed properly, and the chef is stationed. All ingredients and kitchen utensils are ready, with ingredients such as chicken, beef, fish, and various sauces. The most important dirty duck is already baked, just need to fry it. The main event is coming, fried dirty duck~ Speaking of dirty ducks, in fact, Chinese people rarely put these dirty words in the name of the food. In fact, dirty ducks need to be fried because of the carbon, so the ducks will change color. It is called a dirty duck. The whole Bali is best known for its dirty duck meal in Ubud, because it is surrounded by large areas of rice fields, with good water quality, many fish and insects, and the ducks are particularly fat~ dirty duck meal is good A variety of side dishes with a set menu, with green vegetables, color matching look makes people appetite. Today's dirty duck meal production is a big success!
Posted: 15 Dec 2018