Indonesia: Unleash Your Inner Adventurer
17,000 islands stretching 5,000km along the equator, 245 million people who speak 300 languages, hundreds of volcanoes, and so many breathtaking strips of sand that many globetrotters refer to Indonesia simply as “The Beach”.
Intriguing, intoxicating Indonesia offers some of the last great adventures on earth – but you don’t have to sit on the back of a train, hang on the back of a scooter or trek through unexplored wilderness, to have the trip of a lifetime.
Dramatic sights are the norm, from lazy orangutans to artful dancers. The country is a kaleidoscope, a land of so many cultures, peoples, animals, customs, plants, features, artworks and foods that it is like visiting 100 countries.
The megalopolis of Jakarta, Indonesia’s huge capital with its population of 9 million, sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java, its architecture, language and cuisine all reflections of its historic mix of Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European cultures.
One of the world’s great cities, Jakarta is a city of extremes, as well as a city in the fast lane that is developing at a frantic pace. We recommend that you take a little time to look beyond the high-rises and experience Jakarta’s many faces and endless surprises. From the steamy streets of Chinatown to North Jakarta’s even steamier nightlife, the city is filled with the unexpected. And you will find that its citizens are good-natured and generally delighted to take a break from the headlong pace of their daily lives to point you in the right direction if it will make your Indonesian adventure even more unforgettable.
For more information about Jakarta please visit http://www.jakarta-tourism.go.id/.