Jakarta is the biggest city in Indonesia with a role as the capital of Indonesia as well as the government center of Indonesia. Jakarta is also one of the 33 provinces in Indonesia, and therefore governed by a governor who reports to the President of Indonesia through the Internal Affairs Minister. Due to the multi role as both a province and the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta then given a status of Special Capital Region (Daerah Khusus Ibukota=DKI). DKI Jakarta has five municipalities and administrative regency. The five municipalities are North Jakarta (Jakarta Utara), East Jakarta (Jakarta Timur), West Jakarta (Jakarta Barat), South Jakarta (Jakarta Selatan), Central Jakarta (Jakarta Pusat), and Thousand Islands Regency (Kepulauan Seribu). Each municipality headed by a Mayor who assists to prepare the planning of their region. Thousand Island is headed by a Regent who’s responsible on the financial matters.


The history of Jakarta began from a small port at the mouth of Ciliwung River, centuries ago. The port city then emerged to become a busy international trading center. Journals of European journalist in 16th century mentioned that there’s a city, named Kalapa (Kelapa in Sundanese called kalapa, means coconut), seemed as the main port for a Hindu Kingdom named Sunda, with a capital of Pajajaran, located near to the current location of Bogor. Portuguese was the first fleet from Europe that arrived at Kalapa Port.

The port city was then attacked by its neighbor, Demak Kingdom, under the leadership of Fatahillah. On 22nd June, 1527, Kelapa Port was taken away and the name was then changed to Jayakarta, which meant a city of glory and victory. 22nd June1527 then recognized as birthday of Jakarta. Dutch fleet arrived at the 16th century which soon dominated Jayakarta and changed the name to Batavia. At the era when Japanese dominated Indonesia, from 1942 to 1945, the name of Batavia was changed to Jakarta. On 17th August 1945, Ir. Soekarno proclaimed the freedom of Indonesia in Jakarta, when red and white flag of Indonesia was officially raised for the first time. The sovereignty of Indonesia officially acknowledged in 1949 after Indonesia joined the United Nation. In 1966 Jakarta was officially announced as the capital of Indonesia.



Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has an important role as the main gate to Indonesia. It’s located at Tangerang, Banten Province, 20km away from Jakarta. Jakarta still has another airport which is Halim Perdanakusuma Airport with limited function to serve state and military affairs flight. There’re two main terminals at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Terminal One serves all domestic flight except the flight by Garuda Indonesia and Merpati Nusantara Airlines.


  • The competition between taxi firms is not really healthy in Jakarta. There are many taxi firms that paint the same color of their taxi to the most reputable taxies in Jakarta. Hence, before you stop any taxi, please carefully pay attention on the name of the taxi, if you intend to ride certain taxi only.
  • When you use Busway you need to only buy one ticket to reach to the destination you want, even though it might transit at several stations where you might need to interchange busway.
  • The most traffic jam usually happened from 07.00 am to 09.00 am in ther morning. It’s the time when the workers coming from other small towns around Jakarta to work in Jakarta. Another traffic jam hours will happen at afternoon time around 05.00 pm to 07.00 pm, the time when the workers back home. However these conditions would not be the case for Saturday and Sunday. It might be better for you to avoid the traffic jam hours.
  • It’s recommended not to wear glaring accessories if you intend to take more of public facilities.
No. Name Operating Time Address
1 Taman Mini Indonesia Indah 07.00-22.00 East Jakarta
2 Dunia Fantasi (Dufan) 10.00-18.00 Jalan Lodan Timur No.7, RW.10, Kota Tua, Ancol, Pademangan, North Jakarta
3 Seaworld Ancol 09.00-18.00 Jalan Lodan Timur No.7, RW.10, Kota Tua, Ancol, Pademangan, North Jakarta
4 Taman Ismail Marzuki 08.30-23.00 Jl. Cikini Raya No.73, RT.8/RW.2, Cikini, Menteng, Central Jakarta
5 Planetarium 08.00-15.00 Jl. Cikini Raya No.73, RT.8/RW.2, Cikini, Menteng, Central Jakarta
6 Ragunan Zoo 07.30-16.00 Jl. Harsono No.1, Ragunan, Ps. Minggu, South Jakarta
7 Museum Fatahillah 08.00-17.00 Jalan Taman Fatahillah No.1, Kota Tua, Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta
8 Museum Wayang 08.00-17.00 Jalan Pintu Besar Utara No.27, Pinangsia, Tamansari, RT.3/RW.6, Kota Tua, Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta
9 Monumen Nasional (Monas) 07.00-12.00 Gambir, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta
10 Masjid Istiqlal Jl. Taman Wijaya Kusuma, Ps. Baru, Sawah Besar, Central Jkaarta
11 Gereja Katedral Jl. Katedral No.7B, Ps. Baru, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta
12 Museum Gajah (National Museum of Indonesia) 08.00-16.00 Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No.12, Gambir
13 Museum Tekstil 09.00-16.00 Jl. Ks. Tubun No.2-4, RT.4/RW.2, Kota Bambu Sel., Palmerah, West Jakarta
14 Museum Bahari 08.00-16.00 Jalan Pasar Ikan No. 1, Penjaringan, North Jakarta
15 Taman Wisata Alam Angke Kapuk 07.00-18.00 Jalan Garden House RT.8/RW.1 Kamal Muara Penjaringan, RT.8/RW.1, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, North Jakarta
No. Hotel Rates Distance from Venue Contact
1 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jakarta Start from IDR 1.361.250 1 km Address: Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No.17, Cikini, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat


Phone(021) 31904433

2 Mercure Jakarta Cikini Start from IDR 753,104 1,9 km Address: Jl. Cikini Raya No.66, RT.14/RW.5, Cikini, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat


Phone(021) 3926600

3 Acacia Hotel Start from IDR 544,766 1 km Address: Jl. Kramat Raya No. 81, Kramat, Senen, Jakarta Pusat


Phone(021) 3903030

4 Start from IDR 396.778 0,9 km Address: Jl. Kramat Raya No. 91, Paseban, Senen Jakarta Pusat


Phone(021) 3915500

5 Cikini Hotel Start from IDR 326,426 2,1 km Adress: Jl. Cikini Raya No.81, RT.1/RW.2, Cikini, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat


Phone(021) 31926186

6 Jhon’s Pardede International Hotel Start from IDR 325.425 1,2 km Address: Jl. Raden Saleh I No.9-11, RT.2/RW.2, Kenari, Senen, Jakarta Pusat


Phone(021) 3146270

7 Blue Sky Pandurata Boutique Hotel Start from IDR 399.788 1,3 km Address: Jl. Raden Saleh Raya No.12, RT.10/RW.1, Kenari, Senen, Jakarta Pusat


Phone(021) 3905205

8 Hotel Bintang Wisata Mandiri Start from IDR 418,749 1,3 km Address: Jl. Raden Saleh  No. 16, Kenari, Senen, Jakarta Pusat


Phone(021) 3922566