About Jakarta, Indonesia
On the northwest coast of the island of Java sits Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital. Its cuisine, language, and architecture have all been influenced by a historic mix of cultures including European, Indian, Arabic, and Chinese. Traditional wooden schooners still dock at the old Port of Sunda Kelapa. Jakarta is also the Republic of Indonesia’s most populous city with 30,214,303 people inhabiting an area of 6615 square miles. Jakarta’s economy relies mostly on manufacturing, financial services, trading, banking, and service sectors.
Popular Destinations in Jakarta
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Jakarta? Here is a look at Jakarta’s most popular travel attractions:
Museum Nasionale: Located in central Jakarta’s Merdeka Square, the Museum Nasionale is said to be the best museum of its kind. The collections are massive; they start with the 1862 constructed building and its open courtyard. This structure includes a 4 ½ meter high statue of the King of Rambahan trampling human skulls. Textiles, wooden statues, and puppets can be found in the ethnology section. In a more modern and spacious wing of the museum, visitors will find a section all about the beginnings of mankind in Indonesia.
Kunstkring Paleis: Whether visitors are in the mood for a classic Indonesian dinner, or want to sip a cocktail or high tea, The Kunstkring Paleis is the place to be. It was once a fine arts center and still features great exhibitions from time to time. Traditional tea service with an Indonesian twist is offered during early afternoon in the main Pangeran Diponegoro Room. During the later evening hours, a different experience takes place in a red-lit room: the Hong Kong Madame, Susie Wong is an exclusive lounge that serves cocktails during the evening hours.
Potato Head Garage: Swirling with style, this exciting dance club occupies a once abandoned stadium. Patrons can cut loose and let their hair down in this hot spot that also serves food. Complete with tasteful decor, the Potato Head Garage is as hip as you get in Bengkel.
Galeri Nasional: The Galeri Nasional opened in 1999, and these days has a lot of space available for well-curated, special exhibits. Only a few works of art are featured at any given, making this an ultra-exclusive place to visit. Still, over 1700 works of art, completed by both Indonesian and foreign artists, are part of the collection. An 1817-constructed Dutch building is the centerpiece of this sprawling complex. Those looking for a bit of respite can take a knee in the Galeri’s open air café.
Tama Ismail Marzuki: A premium collection of exhibition spaces, theaters, and cinemas make up this cultural center. Gamelan music events, Sundanese dance performances and the like are plentiful and impressive at the Tama Ismail Marzuki. Additionally, the complex features a quite a few noteworthy restaurants.
Mamma Rosy: Along with her son Daniel, Mamma Rosy (who often hides in the kitchen ) succeeded in bringing the taste of Old World Italian cuisine to Indonesia. The menu at this restaurant features pizzas, fresh pasta, and as well as heartier entrees. After dining in the walled-off garden, patrons can view local artists’ work on display in the attached gallery.
Luxury Lodging in Jakarta
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Jakarta? Jakarta has a well-developed tourism infrastructure, and features excellent luxury lodging options, including:
- Alila Jakarta Hotel
- Fairmont Jakarta
- Four Seasons Jakarta
- Grand Hyatt Jakarta
- Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
- Keraton at the Plaza
- Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
- Raffles Jakarta
- Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta
- The Dharmawangsa
- The Ritz Carlton Pacific Place
- The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta
Airports In or Nearby Jakarta For Private Jets
Air transport to and from Jakarta has been made easier by the presence the following airports:
- Soekarno-Hatta International Airport(CGK):This airport is located 20 miles from Jakarta, and is the main airport serving the Greater Jakarta region in Java Island. The airport was opened in 1985 and is located at an altitude of 32 feet above sea level. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has two paved runways in the 07R/25L and 07L/25R directions respectively. The airport has an annual passenger turnover of over 60 million, and has more than 400,000 aircraft movements annually.
- Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO):Located 90 miles from Jakarta, this is the primary airport serving Bandung in West Java, Indonesia. It sits at an altitude of 2,436 feet above sea level. The airport has oneasphalt and runway, measuring 7,300 feet in length, in the 11/29 direction. The airport serves more than 3 million passengers annually.
- Pondok Cabe Airport (PCB): Pondok Cabe Airportis located around 20 miles from Jakarta. The mixed civil/public airport isa domestic airport that mainly functions as a hub for private aircraft, though commercial air traffic to and from the airport is planned. The airport has a single asphalt runway measuring 6,500 feet in length, in the 18/36 direction.
- Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (HLP): Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport is located 15 miles from Jakarta. The airport serves commercial scheduled traffic as well as military and private air traffic as well. The airport sits at an elevation of 82 feet above sea level. It serves as a hub for 5 airlines. Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport has a single asphalt runway measuring 9,800 feet in length, designated in the 06/24 direction. The airport serves more than 200,000 passengers annually.
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