The Hellonolan Indonesia Travel Post
Jakarta, which is on the island of Java, as a capital city of the Republic of Indonesia which continues to grow, now has many facilities like a modern city in some parts of the world. Such as the MRT in Singapore, Fast Trains in Japan, Toll Roads and Non-Tolls in China and the management of modern urban tourism such as in London and New York. Modern infrastructure and transportation facilities that have been used and are being built, such as: Busway Transjakarta, Airport Train Transportation Mode, Sky Train, MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), LRT (Light Railway Transit), Toll Road and Non-Toll Flyover, Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train, has slowly start to changed the face of Jakarta into a rapidly developing modern city for both business and tourism.
Even though in 2019 Indonesian government has determined that the capital will be moved to the island of Kalimantan precisely in the Panajam Passer Utara and Kutai Kartanegara Regencies, this does not reduce the desire of business people and foreign and domestic tourists to get to know Jakarta more. Yes, because indeed with Indonesia's population of around 250 million and as one of the main entrances, Jakarta in particular and Indonesia in general constitute a very large market share for business and tourism activities.
But amidst in the congestion and problems of the big cities, Jakarta as the capital already has almost everything. What you don't find here? or what is your desire when visiting this big city? All are available. Because there are so many facilities, diversity of population and culture as well as various policies that govern them, you as a traveler who wants to explore or whoever which will have needs or interests in Jakarta, need to know about how to make effective and efficient ways for your trip to be perfect and as expected.
Here are 5 Simple Tips for Effective Enjoying Urban Tourism and Business Trip in Jakarta, as we have summarized from some of the experiences we have experienced and the way we enjoy the atmosphere of the city as a native of Jakarta:
1. Determine and Plan Your Travel Destinations in advance before going to Jakarta. Importantly!
Before you buy plane ticket and set foot in the city of Jakarta, you better plan and determine in advance your destination at Jakarta. Whether for tourism, business, travel + business, historical tourism or want to know more about the characteristics of the city in depth or etc. This is important for you to determine how long it takes in Jakarta, your departure and return date, and the next destination from the city so that everything is efficient. For purely tourism, just two days is enough in Jakarta. For business purposes, such as conducting surveys or visiting clients and principals, you may need 2-3 days. For travel + business, just 4-5 days. More to know about the characteristics of Jakarta in depth, it takes about 5-6 days. Thats all you can add to your needs. But all of that needs to be designed and just determine the places you want to visit and find out via the internet how to reach the place and the distance from where you stay toward the destination. You can contact the local travel agent in advance to discuss it via email or whatsapp number. You can also visit the TripAdvisor.com site to find out which best travel services in Jakarta.
2. Adjust Your Plan Trip Type Directly by Determining the Place to Visit.
If you are purely planning to travel, determine the type of your trip. Will you take a trip to find out history, culture, have fun trip, getting to know more about Jakarta or combine them. This is important to save your time and use it as needed, so the visit time is not too long and more efficient. To learn the history of Jakarta and Indonesia, you can visit: Fatahillah Museum in the Old Town Complex (Old Town Batavia) and the Museum inside the National Monument (Monas). Ancient human history to the royal era who lived in Indonesia, visit the National Museum (Museum Gajah). To find out the culture of Jakarta and Indonesia in general, you can visit Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. To have a good time, you can visit Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Thousand Islands and various night hangouts in the Kemang, Thamrin-Sudirman and Hayam Wuruk areas. Meanwhile, to get to know more about Jakarta's life with the characteristics of its inhabitants in depth, you can take an open tour in the old city area that usually holds hidden walking tours or book a private tour with a travel agent. But keep in mind that the goals above are one of the many specific types of destinations that you can visit in Jakarta. You can research or googling in advance about these places and immediately set in your notes.
If you intend to come to Jakarta for business purposes, you certainly already have the address of the destination. But sometimes, the trip is about doing such a market research and find out the specific supplier or target market of your business. In this case you can browse the internet about the place and ask a local travel agent who is willing to do a short free research on the characteristics of the business destination, supplier history, distance from the city center and distance from the hotel where to stay. This is probably could shorten your visit time in the midst of traffic congestion in Jakarta and make your business trip more efficient. Your time as a businessman is very valuable right?
You also can combine your business travel plans with tours as the above. But in principle, adjust your trip type plan by directly determining the places you will visit.
3. Give attention and adjust the Transportation Policy applies in Jakarta fit to your plan.
Jakarta at the time this article was revealed had been imposing even-odd traffic policies on several main roads to reduce congestion. This policy specified vehicles with an odd number plate operating on an odd date and vice versa, an even numbered vehicle operating on an even date. However, not all roads in Jakarta apply this, only on a part of the main or protocol roads which are located in a number of major areas of tourism and business. To match your travel needs with this policy, you should consult with your tour guide or travel agent who should already have a solution. Leave the matter to the travel agent and you just have to submit your itinerary list or ask for an itinerary that suits to your needs.
In addition to the main areas of tourism outside Jakarta, namely towards the Bogor Puncak, for the weekend still applies a one-way implementation system (alternating each time to go up to the Peak and down from the Peak). If your itinerary are in Saturday or Sunday, this system is in place and you have to adjust it to your itinerary. But soon, even this policy will also change, replaced by a canalization system where a 2 and 1 pathway pattern applies to and from the Puncak area. At present there is no truly effective way to determine which system will be implemented in absolute terms. But you don't need to worry, just leave the policy to your tour guide or travel agent who usually already knows the solution.
4. Use the Best Local Guide or Travel Agent, which will help you feel free to enjoy your trip in Jakarta.
Enjoying a big city like Jakarta with a variety of characteristics requires a long time. If your time is limited or in the midst of a tight business trip you should use the services of a local tour guide or a travel agent who has local personnel who already understand how to enjoy the city of Jakarta. Let your itinerary run with local tour guides. Or if you do not understand at all the characteristics of the city of Jakarta, but you are curious to enjoy it, let the tour guide or the travel agent make the itinerary. You just sit in the car or walk a little for an effective and efficient way to be able to enjoy the trip. Even on a busy business trip, with the help of a local tour guide, you can enjoy the city of Jakarta amidst the density of your meeting schedule because the local guide is quicker to understand how to get out of traffic, for example, the right time to visit a place, looking for the best money changer for cash needs or just looking for your needs and other services while on the go.
5. Customize your place of stay with ease of getting access to various Smart City services.
Time is somethings very valuable in a big city like Jakarta. But that does not mean you have to hurry. You can overcome this by choosing the place of accommodation or location of your stay with ease of achieving access to the various services you need. If you are on a business trip, find your hotel or inn close to business meeting places, commercial shops, restaurants or public area malls. If you are on a tour, its a good place to stay near or not too far from the tourist destination that you want to visit (according to the plan in point 1 above) and the public area mall. It is not impossible if at night you suddenly need goods or services that are unexpected, you can easily and quickly get it, even on foot though. This is to anticipate the city of Jakarta with the traffic jam that might be unexpected.
That was a few tips that are simply but very important if you want to save your valuable time and to be able to enjoy the hustle and bustle for the beauty of Jakarta and its surroundings. You will definitely find something interisting here. Enjoy Jakarta and have a nice trip! :)
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