Traffic nightmare. Very pedestrian unfriendly. Life revolves around shopping malls. Not much to do that is cultural or sight-seeing - so good place for business but as a tourist I would steer clear and head for Malaysia, Singapore or Bali.
There are lots of hidden gems in the city, e.g. old chinese temple in the middle of Chinatown (Glodok), small cafes and coffee places scattered all over the city that offer more than just starbucks or big label coffeeshops.
Sunda Kelapa is nice especially in the early morning.
It is a huge, sprawling city. I tend to walk, so I only saw a small portion of the city. I visited when Indonesians were on holiday, so the popular sights were more crowded than usual, which detracted from my time there.
Traffic jam is the main problem in Jakarta. The best time for sightseeing in working days and saturday is probably in the middle of the night as the traffic jam is always happened whole day.
Never underestimate Jakarta. The first time I got here, I always underestimate everything until one day I realized that Jakarta has many things to explore especially the 100+ shopping malls.
Nice place,but the traffic is terrible, most taxi drivers dont understand english, we had difficulty in getting to places because the taxi drivers cannot understand english.
until we got help from the hotel staff. tried riding the tuk tuk and the driver took advantage by charging too high fare, we later on took the taxi that use the meter. prizes are low, good for shopping especially garments. Had a memorable trip.
Jakarta is a big city and a lot of attractions area. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, National monument, national museum and Indonesia Museum are highly recommended to visit.
Nice place to visit for Tourist Attractions and Malls. Can be very crowded with Traffic and people, but other than that, a nice place for a short term visit
At Jakarta few day ,i found Jakarta car park cashier,shopping promoters,waiter/waitress & security guard even toilet cleaner are good manners than KL CITY.
The trees and all the green is the first thing to catch my attention about Jakarta. I live in Bangkok so it was a good bit different than what I'm used to.
People were friendly although not many speak good English. Food was cheap and very good, at least what I was treated to.
Jakarta is a busy place. The most annoying part of the city is the traffic. Although the city has public transportation, the traffic is always congested.
I did not find many crosswalks so crossing the street is an adventure. It is a big city similar to Manilla, KL, or Bangkok. You can get your share of culture at the museums and art galleries. The local food stands are lovely. For a visit, a couple of nights is sufficient.
I can see lots of improvement in Jakarta especially about traffic jam and air pollution. Now in Jakarta has better quality of air and less traffic jam.
Jakarta is a nice city for shopping. Meeting friends, eating out. If you visit Indonesia it's a nice stopover at the start and the end of a holiday.
Busy metropolitan, a lot of good food especially at night. You have to visit Mangga Besar at night if you like food, many shops there are open 24x7.
Also a lot of entertainments nearby.
Jakarta is known for its heavy traffic, when travelling there plan for slack time as you will spend about fifty percent of your time in traffic.
Jakarta is a very busy city and lot of business opportunities. You must know the local people so that they could bring you to the right place.
However, the traffic is very bad. Plan your trip properly.
National Monument and Kota Tua are landmarks of Jakatra and worth visit. Go to the roof of National Monument to enjoy view of Jakarta city.
Kota Tua is a place full of historical hertiage.
The best thing about this hotel is that it allows you to avoid going into Jakarta which I find is a dirty, chaotic disorganised metropolis.
A densely populated city and center of governmental activities in Indonesia. The city is often packed and jammed not only in rush hours.
It is best to stay at the hotel near to your main destination in town. The city has poor public transportation systems and it is best to take Taxi (Blue Bird Taxi is the most recommended taxi in town) whenever you want to travel around. Shopping malls are prominent features as most lifestyle of the people in Jakarta are centered towards shopping malls. You can find clubs, foods, cinemas, shops inside the malls.
Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia & it's a very modern city. Many varities of food as there are many foreigners living in Jakarta.
Jakarta's traffic is terrible & you need to manage your time appropriately.
Jakarta is big and very modern city unfortunately traffics jam is still the the issues except if we go to Jakarta in public holiday
Jakarta is a very busy city in Indonesia. It has it all from dormitory, hostels, hotels, fine dining, spas, hawkers, everything.
The only problem is the traffic, when it is Friday the traffic is getting worse if plus rain then it is the end. You can have a standstill traffic in Jakarta. If you want : 1. Hawker food and nightlife try the Mangga Besar Road 2. Shopping branded item try Thamrin Road (they have Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall) 3. Cheaper shopping experience try ITC Mangga Dua 4. Cheap Indonesian Batik try Thamrin City Mall 5. Gross shopping try Tanah Abang (Not really safe) You have to bargain for number 3,4,5 they are not selling fixed price item. For transportation matter just use Blue bird group Taxi or Uber. Jakarta also have a sightseeing bus tour, it's a free one and they have a guide also.
There is a small vehicle with three tyres. It is known as bajaj. Everybody must try it, you cant find it in spore and malaysia.
it is cheaper than taxi but effective. i enjoyed jakarta
Jakarta is a traffic city. So if plan for travelling, please count the traffic. And when it's raining, will traffic so so bad.
City flood easily after heavy rain, the traffic is horrible, undiscipline driver, lack of public transportation system.
Jakarta is a big, bustling city. Pretty much anything your heart desires can be found in Jakarta with a little effort.
I find the city dirty, crowded and traffic is terrible. If you like bangkok for nightlife, jakarta is very close. The raunchiness is hidden away, but is well huge.
Jakarta is the biggest city in Indonesia. So many places we can see in this city. But the traffic is always jams.
Nightlife is excellent. Travel can be a nightmare due to widespread traffic jams. Planning is everything here.
many restaurants with afordable price with delicious food many massage treatment places with affordable price
You can experience traffic at its worst here. even though shopping is very addicting activity to do.