Jakarta

Guidance Website in Jakarta for reference: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/indonesia/jakarta#survival-guide

The capital of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta, is a huge sprawling metropolis, home to 9 million people. During the day the number increases with another 2 million as commuters make their way to work in the city, and flock out again in the evening. Located on the northern coast of Java, the province of Jakarta has rapidly expanded through the years, absorbing many villages in the process.
In fact, Jakarta is a conglomeration of villages known as kampung, now crossed by main roads and super highways. It is small wonder therefore, that you may drive down one wide avenue one minute then suddenly find yourself squeezed into a small street together with scores of cars and motorbikes. Together with its many suburbs, Jakarta has become a megalopolis city. Therefore, when you visit Jakarta, it is best to invest in a good map, or rely on GPS.
As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is not only the seat of the national government and the provincial government, but also Indonesia’s political center. Moreover, Jakarta is also the center and hub of Indonesia’s national finance and trade. It is no wonder, therefore, that you will find Jakarta an ever dynamic city, a city that never sleeps.

Independence Square
The square is located in the center of Jakarta, also called Modica square. The streets are wide and tidy, with flowers and trees dotted and green. The national Independent Monument in the middle of square is the symbol of the city Jakarta, and it is the tallest building in Jakarta.



Indonesia Miniature Park
An extensive park to get a glimpse of the diverseness of the Indonesian archipelago, it represents Indonesia's 27 provinces and their outstanding characteristics, reflected most strikingly in the exact regional architecture of the province. It has its own orchid garden in which hundreds of Indonesian orchid varieties are grown. There is also a bird park with a walk-in aviary, a fauna museum and recreational grounds with a swimming pool and restaurants.



Central Museum
Established in 1778 by U.M.C. Rademacher under the auspices of the Batavia Association of Arts and Sciences, it offers historical, prehistorical, archaeological and ethnographic aspects of Indonesia through its extensive collection of artifacts and relics which date as far back as to the Stone Age.Its collection of cultural instruments, household utensils, arts and crafts provide an introduction to the life of the various ethnic groups which populate Indonesia. This museum is popularly known as Gedung Gajah or "Elephant Building" because of the stone elephant offered by King Chulalongkorn of Thailand in 187 1, placed on the front lawn of the building.