Indonesia’s sprawling capital is one of the fastest-growing, most chaotic and most exciting places in South-East Asia. It is the gateway to a vast, vibrant and varied island nation that is home to dozens of fascinating cultures.
Formerly the colonial capital of the Dutch East Indies--when it was known as Batavia--Jakarta has grown from its original seaport district into a huge modern conurbation of high-rise hotels and apartments, thronged shopping malls and wide, crowded avenues.
||10.56 million (2020)
||Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
IDR10,000 ~ US$0,69
||Banks, businesses and government offices generally open 8am–4pm or 9am–5pm Monday–Friday. Many shopping malls remain open until 10pm or later. Many street markets do not open until around 7pm and remain as late as midnight. Many smaller shops close at dusk on Friday until Saturday night.
||Jakarta City Government Tourist Office
Jalan Kuningan Barat No. 2 Jakarta
+62 21 520 5445
Tourism Information Centre
Jakarta Theater Building
Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 9,
+62 21 314 2067 / +62 21 315 4094 / +62 21 316 1293