Jakarta may seem like a daunting megacity, but it also has a couple of interesting places that are worth a stopover.
Wander around the Dutch colonial heritage sites in Kota Tua (Old Jakarta), the old market in Pasar Baru and the historic port of Sunda Kelapa. Visit the sights in Central Jakarta including Monas (National Monument of Indonesia) at Merdeka Square, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral & National Museum of Indonesia. Walk around historic Jakarta Old Batavia. Explore Fatahillah Square, Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum & Maritime Museum Wander around Glodok (Chinatown) and go on a food walk in Pasar Baru (Jakarta’s oldest market). Head east to Medan, Lake Toba, Bandah Aceh & Sumatra.
Jakarta’s Soekarno–Hatta International Airport is the primary gateway to Jakarta and Indonesia. This airport serves the country’s most extensive flight network. You can fly direct from most major airports in Asia & Australia. Including Singapore (1.5 hours), Kuala Lumpur (2 hours, 15 minutes), Bangkok (3.5 hours), Manila (4.5 hours), Sydney (7 hours) & Melbourne (6.5 hours).
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