Question: What is so special about Jakarta?

What is Jakarta best known for?

Jakarta is the country’s economic, cultural and political centre and the most populous city not only in Indonesia but in Southeast Asia as a whole. Although the city is known for its heavy traffic and high level of pollution it is filled with an exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping areas.

Why do tourists go to Jakarta?

Jakarta is known to have some of the best city nightlife in Asia, and there is a great party atmosphere here. As most tourists head to other islands and cities throughout Indonesia, there are hardly any foreigners, and you will find Jakartans are very friendly and welcoming.

Is Jakarta worth visiting?

Jakarta has a wonderful rich history and is full of old colonial Dutch buildings, museums, interesting streets selling antiques or gemstones, there is a great cathedral and the Istiqlal mosque is very impressive.

What is the culture of Jakarta?

The people are mostly of Malay and Polynesian descent, with over 300 ethnic groups and subgroups represented. Due to its long history as a key trading post, Jakarta is also home to immigrant minorities of Chinese, Arabic and Persian descent.

What does Jakarta mean in English?

Its name ‘Jakarta’ derives from the word Jayakarta (Devanagari: जयकर्त) which is ultimately derived from the Sanskrit जय jaya (victorious) and कृत krta (accomplished, acquired), thus Jayakarta translates as ‘victorious deed‘, ‘complete act’ or ‘complete victory’.

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What kind of city is Jakarta Indonesia?

Jakarta is the dynamic capital city of the Republic of Indonesia, a country composed of more than 17,000 islands with a population of over 210 million.

Is Jakarta a global city?

A.T. Kearny, a renowned global consultant company in industrial and public sector line, places Jakarta in the first rank of 34 cities in the world as the most global city. The result is delivered directly to Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

Is Jakarta a developed city?

Although Jakarta is relatively better developed, the apps uptake seems to be relatively better in several Indian and Bangladeshi cities.