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Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport services the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. Seeing millions of travellers every year, this airport has a variety of facilities to meet all their transiting passengers primary needs. You will find that there are foreign exchange booths, cash machines, eateries, duty-free outlets, as well as access to free wireless internet.
Located approximately 20km outside of the CBD, the easiest way into town is by picking up a taxi, which will cost around 200,000IDR ($20).
From Australia, there are a good range of carriers that fly to this airport, these include, Jetstar, China Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Indonesia Air Asia, Malindo Air, Jetstar Asia, Emirates, KLM, Garuda Indonesia and Qantas.
Why visit Jakarta?
If you have always dreamed of visiting the exotic and beautiful archipelago of Indonesia, you will likely encounter its capital Jakarta. This city is a complete surprise; not a languorous beach town, but a buzzing, overwhelming, colourful and loud city that charms with its unabashed sense of itself. This is a real city where real people live, and you will be swept up in the sheer energy it exudes. Come to Jakarta and see why this city is the financial and cultural brain of modern Indonesia.
Things to do in Jakarta
Make your way to the older part of the city, called Old Batavia, where you can see a delightful mixture of Dutch colonial buildings blend with a distinctly Chinese atmosphere. There are lots of little boutiques that make this place great souvenir shopping. The streets also shelter little museums, galleries showcasing local art, and small eateries you can grab a delicious snack in. If you’re looking for something truly special to bring home though, make sure you add Surabaya to your must-sees, as that is the street for antiques, and you can locate some real finds in this part of town.
Next on your itinerary should be Monas, where you can visit the National Museum of Indonesia, which tells of the history of the city, its indigenous people, and the colonists that settled there. Nearby, is the culmination of that history in the form of a huge monument, that was erected in honour of the struggle of the Indonesians to free themselves from colonial rule.
To relax, locals and tourists alike make their way to the waterfront of an evening, and in particular to Ancol, where there are a variety of activities for every age group. Discover the nightclubs, golf courses, themed rides, and even swimming pools, all located in this one area.
Best time to visit Jakarta
· The city is tropical, and so is always warm, so rule of thumb is to travel around April through to September, when the skies are clear of rain, and the days hover between 23-30°C.
· If you’re not fond of rain, avoid Jakarta from October to March, when the temperature soars to the low 30s, and the city is subject to the downpours of the monsoon.
Arriving in Jakarta by plane
· Both Melbourne (MEL) and Sydney (SYD) offer direct flights to this city.
· Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
· Australian nationals flying to Indonesia will usually be granted a 30 day stay on arrival. Of course, these restrictions are subject to change, and it is important to check the smart traveller travel advice sitebefore you fly to check that the requirements have not changed.
Please note that information is correct as of June 2016
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