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Things to do in Jakarta

Renowned for its mouth-watering cuisine Jakarta is a holiday hub that is not just reserved for food lovers. From historic sites to theme parks here are the city's must-experience highlights.

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Beach Day at Ancol

Beach Day at Ancol

As the city's premier beach park Ancol is a must-visit highlight for all visitors touring the city. A welcome respite for busy travellers after a day of sightseeing this public beach with an amusement park known as Dufan within its confines is a popular stopover for locals and tourists. Also known as Dunia Fantasi the theme park is the largest in all of Indonesia with a plethora of engaging attractions and rides within its confines bordering Ancol Beach. Lined with trendy cafes one can sip on an aromatic cuppa while enjoying the spectacular sunset views afforded by the beach's unique vantage point.

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History Lesson at Monas and the National History Museum

History Lesson at Monas and the National History Museum

Known as one of the most recognizable landmarks in Jakarta the Monas National Monument is an iconic tribute to the country's spirit and past struggles. As one of the most photographed symbols of the city Monas is located in the heart of Jakarta near the equally illustrious National History Museum. A tour of the museum is a must for first time visitors as the venue documents and celebrates the country's rich history with engaging exhibits.

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Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

Renowned as a true blue fashionista's dream come true no visit to the Indonesian capital would be complete without a day scouring through its plush malls and department stores. Alun Alun Indonesia is the best place to pick up keepsakes and souvenir items to take back home. Contained within Grand Indonesia Mall other hot-pick shopping hubs in the city include Tanah Abang, Thamrin city and ITC where affordability and bargain rates reign supreme.

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Day at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Day at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Affectionately dubbed TMII, the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Park is a one of a kind attraction in Jakarta. With its name translating to Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park the venue occupying the eastern quarter of Jakarta brings all of Indonesia's cultural and architectural highlights to one location. Navigated by cable car the park explores the cultural heritage and famed attractions of each Indonesia province. Littered with museums the venue offers visitors an all encompassing view of the country's best attributes with intriguing pavilions dedicated to each region.

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Park Haven

Park Haven

Littered with scenic public parks Jakarta is a nature lover's dream come true. Frequented by health conscious locals and visitors alike the public parks in the city are well maintained and offer residents and tourists a spacious enclosures for recreational purposes. Jakarta's most popular public parks include Suropati Park and Lembang Park.

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Dig in To Jakarta

Dig in To Jakarta

As a melting pot of cultures Jakarta is a foodie's dream come true. Home to some of the country's finest eateries exploring the culinary prowess of Indonesia is a matter of eating one's way through Jakarta's top pick restaurants and street food hubs. For authentic Indonesian cuisine look no further than Lara Djongrang Restaurant while Dapur Babah Elite is another crowd pleaser in addition to the countless street food vendors scattered throughout the city. Visitors based in Countrywoods Residences and other well situated long stay accommodation Jakarta has to offer will enjoy easy access to some of the city's finest cafes and diners.