Jakarta Journals

Living in Jakarta

A May 2002 trip to Jakarta by writeonthespot

SeaWorld Indonesia Photo, Jakarta, Indonesia More Photos
Quote: Visiting places is a wonderful thing. But living in a place and fully immersing oneself in the culture and language is another. Jakarta is a city with a past and is looking forward to its future. Get to know the present Jakarta, where I spent 7 months.

Living in Jakarta

Overview

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For Southeast Asians, it is not a major adjustment to live in Jakarta because of the Asian traditions and culture that are almost familiar with other neighboring countries. Jakarta is fast becoming a major city with its glorious skyscrapers but it still preserves its tropical ambiance with trees found in major highways around the capital. Monas is the mark of Jakarta. The golden torch-like monument is a symbolic spot of the city which represents freedom. Monas is at the center of the Merdeka Square where the central station of Indonesia’s train, the US Embassy, other embassies and important institutions are located. A few blocks away is the Grand Mosque, or the Istiqlal Mosque, and across it is a...Read More

JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta

Hotel | "JW Marriott Hotel"

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It is such an unfortunate incident when I heard that the JW Marriott Hotel was bombed. I frequented this hotel because the general manager was a friend and partner in a worthwhile cause.I may be blessed to have enjoyed the original grandeur of the hotel when it was newly opened. It’s restaurants and buffet are splendid with the sumptuous food they offer daily.The spa and activity area is fully equipped and ensures one of an enjoyable and relaxing physical activity. The hotel staffs are courteous and helpful. Rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated ensuring a memorable stay in this luxurious hotel.I love their buffet. A long table of Japanese food, internationa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 10, 2006

JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta
Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav E 1.2 No 1&2
Jakarta, Indonesia 12950
62-2157988888

SeaWorld Indonesia

Attraction | "Marine Park Visiting"

SeaWorld Indonesia Photo, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Seeing the wonders of the sea is an awesome activity. Of course, not everyone can dive under the sea. So it is a safe and great alternative to see the sea beauties up close and personal at Jakarta's Sea World. One thing I would never forget in my visit to the Sea World was that I was amazed when never-before-seen fish flashed before my eyes. When I walked through the giant aquarium, it felt amazing to have the rays and fishes of various colors and sizes swim overhead. There before me were the glorious treasures the depths of the ocean offers. With all the fishes on display, it felt good to know that our planet is so rich and abundant. My favorite spot is where they keep the live t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 7, 2005

SeaWorld Indonesia
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol Jl. Lodan Timur No.7
Jakarta, Indonesia 14430
62 21 641 0080