The Hellonolan Indonesia Travel Post
Who not know the city of Jakarta, the 24-hour National Capital which continues to move with all its problems. But Jakarta, another time before than now, are always dynamic. However, I will not discuss the time before. The past let it go, and most importantly is today and in the future. Shall we, agree ...? :)
In today's millennial generation, almost all life processes are carried out digitally, inevitably, it changes the characteristics of the city of Jakarta and the behavior of its citizens. All want to be fast, all want to be served and all want to get maximum comfort. As a result, Jakarta is getting harder and more challenging.
Jakarta's life is known to be very hard, fast-paced but has many opportunities, giving rise to new facts that characterize the city of Jakarta. For that reason, you as a domestic or foreign traveler who is curious and wants to enjoy this all-hard and unique city, must be able to adjust and enjoy it.
As a person who was born in Jakarta, raised and growing in Jakarta and currently still struggling in Jakarta, Lol ..., I want to share and express it.
(Hopefully it's useful) :)
The 10 Latest Facts of Jakarta,
Travelers Need to Know!
1# Life City Still 24 Hour Non-Stop, But Staying Safe Controlled. (So, looking for midnight necessities for the traveler, no problem!)
Jakarta is synonymous with a place to try their luck because there are many job opportunities and businesses that can be undertaken compared to other provinces. All people from 33 provinces want to set their step and want to feel the pulse of life in this Indonesian capital. You want to find anything, it feels like always served here.
Offices, shopping centers, entertainment venues, tourist destinations and others, to the lives of unique citizens you can see here every day from morning till dawn. So it’s no wonder that the pulse of the city of Jakarta which continues to move was as a result of the effects of the economic and the lives of its citizens, goes on for 24 hours nonstop.
You as a traveler do not to be afraid to find your needs of goods and services urgent at night. Just browse the internet, which is open 24 hours. However, it still needs assistance if you hang at night for those who are for the first time to Jakarta, not because of the level of vulnerability or crime, but more about comfort and efficiency (rather than getting lost and asking too much to someone). We feel the years of vulnerability and peace in this city, so we already knew it.
Every city in the world has its own level of vulnerability and crime. But in Jakarta, these things can always be overcome and anticipated by security officers who always work well. So, although the beat of the city runs for 24 hours but stability is always good in this city.
2 # Social Gap still quite high. (Insight and new experience moments for travelers could be increase)
If you want to see a Range Rover, Porsche or Jaguar class luxury car with a beggar beside it, or a tissue seller at a street light while holding a toddler, then this is the city! This moment still happens occasionally, even though the local government has repeatedly imposed control and prohibition signs in the middle of the road.
This always happens sometimes because everyone from poor to the richest lives here. However, compared than before, this is now rarely seen, even though occasionally it remains on the streets of the capital. So, the income of the citizens is not evenly distributed, and the beggar is a migrant from outside the city and not a native of Jakarta. However, this phenomenon still exists.
3# Number 57 of the Safest Cities in the World from 60 Cities Surveyed, While Indonesia are the Top 10 Safest Countries in the World (No.9); Research of 2017.
(So, Jakarta is safe to be explore, especially other cities in Indonesia)
Jakarta is ranked 57 of the safest cities in the world from 60 cities surveyed Th.2017 by The Economist Intelligent Unit as quoted from the Daily Star page. Indicators surveyed include digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security.
But on the contrary in the scope of the State, according to research conducted by the International Research Institute Gallup's Law & Order 2018, Indonesia is the Top 10 Country of the Safest in the World, namely No.9, one level below Canada and up level above Denmark as we reported from Kompas.com . This explains that for travelers, cities in general in Indonesia are safe to visit, but Jakarta as the capital has its own challenges to visit.
Reflecting on our experience as a native Jakarta resident, it does prove that Jakarta is perfect for travelers who love adventure style and add new experiences about unique cities and those with many life challenges. Who wants to see another perspective from life, the city of Jakarta is the right place.
4# Large Number of Motors, Meet Almost Every Corner of the Road. (Capture this unique moment on the streets of Jakarta and prepare yourself to face traffic jams)
In addition of place to try their luck, the city of Jakarta is synonymous with traffic jams. The development of the existing of road is not as fast as the increase in the number of four-wheeled or two-wheeled vehicles which are always increasing every year. Middle level still dominates this city and they are afraid of traffic. So, many of them use motorcycles. Therefore, residents who live in the suburbs of Jakarta, such as Bekasi, Depok, Bogor and Tangerang also prefer motor as their mode of transportation to work in Jakarta. As a result, the number of two-wheeled vehicles in Jakarta has been greatly over capacity.
Finally, the data that we have quoted from Detik Finance is that there are 18 million motorized vehicles entering every day in Jakarta. According to data cited from Statistic Center BPS DKI Jakarta as we reported from the page, in 2016 the number of motor vehicles on average grew 5% for 5 years.
While the length of the road only increased by less than 0.1%. The general composition of traffic are motorcycles 73.92%, passenger cars 19.58%, car loads 3.83%, car buses 1.88%, and special vehicles 0.79%.
Indeed, Jakarta has been completely surrounded by motorbikes or two-wheeled vehicles and other vehicles. This has a pollution effect for everyone, especially for travelers who want to enjoy the city. For this reason, it is recommended, for travelers who want to get the convenience to use car rental services along with drivers, so that it is safe with pollution and destination mobility can be achieved more quickly due to local drivers who better understand the characteristics of Jakarta.
5# Everyone in Jakarta Looks Like in "Deadline" Chase, Especially in Morning and Afternoon. (Set your clock out, traveler!)
It might be the same as the many busyness in other big cities in the world, such as New York, Tokyo, New Delhi, Bangkok, etc. But Jakarta, has its own uniqueness in the morning and evening. Everything feels the same, at the same time!
The same morning activities (range 06.00-09.00): children go to school, go to the office, go to the market, are the 3 things that contribute the biggest activity on the streets in the morning. In the afternoon (range from 5:00 a.m. to 21:00 p.m.): hours of people return from all kinds of activities.
So, if you want to explore and comfortable enjoying the city of Jakarta, avoid those rush hours! "Hufh ... everybody in a hurry!" that was once said from foreign traveler.
6# Odd-Even Policy of Motor Vehicle.
(Customize with your travel agent, if plans to rent a car by driving yourself)
The policy rules initiated by the State Police and the Ministry of Transportation at the end of July 2016, regulates the use of car vehicles with odd and even final number plates adjusted to the odd and even dates of the day.
The goal is to overcome traffic congestion in Jakarta and encourage people to use public transport. If you are a traveler, planning to explore the city of Jakarta by using a private vehicle or leasing and driving yourself, adjust your vehicle number plate with an odd or even date at that time its consider.
7 # The Phenomenon of Ilegal parking, Traffic Volunteer, and Emotional Control. (Customize if you plan to drive your own vehicle)
If you are planning to drive your own vehicle, whether it be four or two wheels to explore the city of Jakarta, you should know some of these phenomena;
a. Wild parking; there are still many people in Jakarta offering a plot of land for parking vehicles. Some rules have been imposed by the Ministry of Transportation, one of which is a crane in place if there is a four-wheeled vehicle parked carelessly on the roadside. For that, you must be smart to pay attention, where the land that is specifically used for official parking, or land used by the illegal parkers.
b. Traffic Volunteers; this term refers to some people who volunteer to manage traffic, especially at a crossroads to get a tip for coinage. Just follow their directions, because they are quite helpful and you may not give or tip them.
c. Control emotions; If you explore the city of Jakarta by driving yourself, control your heart and soul during the journey. This is might will at the same time train your patience and add a new unique experience about driving in this super busy city of Jakarta.
8# Infrastructure Development everywhere.
Jakarta is currently struggling to improve itself into a modern and sophisticated city. All kinds of infrastructure are built everywhere. MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), Light Rail Transit (LRT), Fly-Over, Toll Roads, and other strategic projects are being pursued for immediate completion. For that reason, the possibility of exploring your trip in Jakarta will meet some of these projects and will slow down your travel time.
But as a traveler you don't need to worry, because the government always provides many alternative solution so that all your trip needs can run smoothly. Take the positive, that your journey to explore the city of Jakarta for the next 5 years will be further facilitated by the completion of these infrastructure projects.
9# Go-Jek and Grab Online Driver Phenomenon Meets at Every Streets of Jakarta.
Rapid technological developments in the world of transportation, helped bring up world-class startup players in Jakarta. Go-Jek and Grab, as an online-based transportation company is a phenomenon that occurs in Jakarta. The driving partners fulfill almost all the streets in Jakarta with their characteristic green colored jacket.
As a traveler, you can get benefit from this application where you can explore one object of tourist destinations to other tourist destinations quickly, cheaply and safely. In addition, this application can also be used in other major cities in Indonesia. Of course you have to download the application first, before you start using their services.
Otherwise, if you don't want to bother, you can use our hellonolan.com service. You just sit in the car and we will make your whole trip in Jakarta truly unforgettable.
10# All Types of Tourism Model are Available in Jakarta.
All types of tourism models exist in Jakarta. Starting from the trip kind of History, Adventure, Culinary, Sports, Business to Entertainment, available in this city. Mall, Restaurant, Museum, Street Food, Apartment, Office, Housing are many physical elements could be found in Jakarta. Browse through the internet and you will find information with the services associated with it.
See the video below :
So, despite the harsh, challenging and unique city, Jakarta always remains to be a magnet for travelers. "... to Jakarta I will return, despite what will happen", said Koes Plus song lyric, one of Jakarta Band legend. :)
Have a good vacation & Enjoy Jakarta!
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