Bunga Rampai restaurant is an outstanding example at Menteng. Bunga Rampai serves typical Indonesian dishes in a Dutch-style architectural space. And Seribu Rasa has a richer menu, adding many famous Southeast Asian dishes.

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Elegant space
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Many delicious Indonesian dishes
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Seribu Rasa is often chosen as the venue for important events such as engagement.

Seribu Rasa Menteng

Address: Jln. Haji Agus Salim No. 128, Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 3928892
Hours: 11AM – 3PM, 6 PM – 10 PM (Monday – Thursday) / 11 AM – 10 PM (Friday – Sunday).
Url: https://www.facebook.com/seriburasaid/

Southeast Asia’s largest Istiqlal Mosque

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Religious diversity is also a feature of Indonesia. With 6 official religions, this is an opportunity for tourists to visit more famous churches, temples and mosques.

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Istiqlal Mosque is very large scale.

Istiqlal Mosque is one of the largest religious fulcrums in Indonesia and is also the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, where world leaders regularly visit during state official visits.

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Masjid Istiqlal. Foto by: one day in jakarta blog.
Istiqlal Mosque is very large scale.
Interior of the mosque.
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Muslim Prayers

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Istiqlal Mosque

Address: Jl. Taman Wijaya Kusuma | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10710, Indonesia
Hours: 5:00 – 00:00.

One day trip in Jakarta — Afternoon


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The North Jakarta has a huge community of Chinese people living and doing business, which has long become a unique culture and interesting destination for tourists. Because Indonesia’s self-sufficient traveling, you will have a lot of free time so please take your time to enjoy the atmosphere here.

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Chinatown (Glodok) Jakarta
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Vibrant street. Foto by: one day in jakarta blog.
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Candy and herbs shop
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Marriage happiness luck signs in Glodok (Chinatown)
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Chinatown street food
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The bustling atmosphere featured in Chinatown.

In Chinatown, you can find a lot of ancient temples and shops selling eye-catching Chinese-style jewelry and handicrafts. In addition, the market in this area is also where you can buy many cheap goods such as fruits, clothes, shoes and even electronics. However, please check the goods carefully and ask the price before deciding to buy any item.

Glodok (Chinatown) is bold in Chinese architectural style.

Glodok Chinatown Market

Address: Jl. Gajah Mada, RT.2/RW.1, Glodok, Tamansari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11120
Hours: 7AM–7PM

Jakarta Old Town (Kota Tua)

A peaceful morning in the old town.
A peaceful morning in the old town.

Batavia was chosen as the capital of Indonesia during the colonial period of Dutch colonialism, later renamed Jakarta. This is the concentration of the country’s important administrative buildings. Many buildings bearing classic European architectural styles crept in the old town.

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Dutch colonial buildings

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Old Abandoned Building in Jakarta Old Town
Old abandoned building in Batavia Old Town
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Batavia Cafe
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Cafe Batavia in the heart of Jakarta Kota
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Cool cafe in old buildings

Walking around the old town in Jakarta and especially the Fatahillah museum, you will have the opportunity to learn more about people, and culture in your Indonesian trip. Fatahillah Museum is considered as the second version of Dam Palace in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Inside Fatahillah Museum

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Exterior of museum

Fatahillah Museum (Jakarta History Museum)

Address: Jln. Fatahillah Taman 1 | Old Batavia, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 6929101
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Closed: Monday

Jakarta in a day — Evening

Shopping local specialties

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Jakarta is considered as the busiest shopping center in Indonesia with huge shopping malls, bringing together thousands of famous brands in the world, from luxury goods to popular items.

Shopping mall in Jakarta during the Christmas season.
Shopping mall in Jakarta during the Christmas season.

Tourists still love shops selling traditional local products from costumes, ethnic accessories or sophisticated handicrafts. The following two stores you can refer to are Alun-Alun Indonesia shopping mall or Sarinah Thamrin Plaza. Surely, lovely items here will not make you disappoint when shopping in Jakarta.

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Batik Print Coin Purse at Alun Alun. Credit: Jakarta in a day blog.
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Alun Alun shopping center is always busy at the end of the shopping season.

Alun Alun Indonesia

Location: Grand Indonesia, Shopping Town, West Mall – Level 3, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 23580895
Hours: 10:00 – 22:00.
Url: http://www.alunalunindonesia.com/

Sarinah shopping plaza with many local items.
Sarinah shopping plaza with many local items.

Sarinah shopping plaza with many local items.

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Sarinah Thamrin Plaza

Address: Jl. M.H. Thamrin 11, Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 31923008
Hours: 9:00 – 22:00.

Experience the bustling nightlife

Jakarta at night

When sunset falls is the time the colorful lights light up in most of the pedestrian streets, shops, shopping centers, restaurants and bars with lively music. Traveling to Indonesia without taking advantage of free time to experience the night air here is a regret.

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SKYE, one of the best rooftop bar of Jakarta. Credit: Jakarta in a day blog.

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The rooftop pool views the whole city.
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Inside SKYE bar

You can go to SKYE Bar & Restaurant or Lucy in the Sky restaurant, which has a view with millions of “likes” to see the whole of Jakarta sparkling night in the lights and enjoy a luxurious dinner.

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Lucy bar. Credit: Jakarta in a day blog.
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Lucy in the Sky is still the best destination with green and airy space. Credit: 1 day in jakarta blog.

SKYE Bar & Restaurant

Address: Jl. M.H. Thamrin no. 1 | 56th Floor, Menara BCA, Jakarta 11610, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 23586996
Hours: 4:00 PM – 2 AM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SKYE.jakarta/

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Inside Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky

Location: Fairgrounds, Sudirman Central Business District Lot 14 | Jenderal Sudirman Kav 52 – 53 Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone: +62 813-1986-7542
Hours: 4:00 PM – 3:30 AM
Url: https://www.facebook.com/LucyinTheSkyJakarta/

Some basic information about Indonesia

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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Bali, Indonesia
  • Population: 269 million people (2019)
  • Language: Bahasa Indonesia (In Jakarta capital, there are also many signposts and people who can communicate well in English).
  • Time zone: GMT + 7
    International telephone number: +62
    Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR). Specifically, Exchange rate: US$1 ~ 14.316 IDR (exchange rate may change over time).
  • Visa: The Indonesian Government waives visas for citizens of 45 countries, including Vietnamese citizens. The stay is 30 days and cannot be converted to other forms of residence.
  • Health: Indonesia does not require you to force any vaccinations before entering the country. Street food is a attractive, delicious and cheap food paradise but you should consider hygienic eateries.
  • Utility application: The Jakarta Post: to keep track of cultural, artistic, tourist events of Jakarta, Jakarta Map: find the way, Jakarta Vacation Guide and Discover Jakarta: look up places and travel services. Website of Jakarta City Tourism Office: www.jakarta-tourism.go.id.
  • Weather: “Winter” of Jakarta last from July to October, the weather is nice, avoiding the rainy season, the humidity is about 85%.
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Traveling to Indonesia on a self-sufficient trip can be troubling when you don’t know the local language, but hopefully, the information Living Nomads brings will give you a complete 24-hour experience in Jakarta (wonderful trip in 24 hours in Jakarta). Have a good trip!

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Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, to and from Bali you can refer to

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Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Are you looking for more Bali travel guide and top things to do in Bali: Tours, activities, attractions and other things? Read more: Bali travel blog — The fullest Bali travel guide blog for a budget trip to Bali, Indonesia.

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