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" Some journeys can only be travelled alone "
Another major challenge in Jakarta is the horrendous traffic & notorious behaviors of local motorists & motor bikers (speeding & zooming), making pedestrian crossings extremely difficult on major roads in downtown Jakarta. So for free & easy travelers, you just have to be extra careful when you are roaming or walking around the busy roads where the touristy places are located !
Jakarta has a well connected & cheap public transport system eg Bajaj (tuktuk), Ojek (motorbike taxi), car taxi, Transjakarta busway, commuter city & inter-city trains, both air-conditioned to take you to various places. If you enjoy taking a motorbike taxi, you can easily flag one on the roads . The locals prefer to use the services of Grab bikers to move around the city areas or for short distance travel.
If you enjoy deep fried food, Indonesia is the right place for you to savior these food. Throughout the 7 days, I had taken mostly deep fried food for lunches & dinners which I normally avoid taking at home.
Both Jakarta & Bandung have good hostel accommodations which are conveniently located in downtown areas near to touristy places. Most hostels offer free breakfast & drinking water and the dorm beds are comfy & clean.
Jakarta was under Dutch rule from 1619 to 1949 (330 years) so the old Batavia or Jakarta have a number of historical places for you to visit & admire.
For first timers, you could consider doing a 3 in 1 visit to Indonesia focusing on Jakarta, Bandung & Bogor. Ideally you could spend 4-5 days in Jakarta, 2-3 days in Bandung & a day trip to Bogor. Both theses cities are well connected by commuter & inter-city trains. If you are adventurous, you could extend your stay to Yogyakarta which is just 8 hrs by train from Jakarta !
Air Asia ticket (promo) : Rm280.90 (US$64)
Sky bus (KL): Rm6 x 2 = Rm12 (Senior)
Food (KL): Rm15
Hostels (7 nights) : IDR1,020,000 (Rm334=US$76)
Food (8 days) : IDR284,000
Trains : IDR315,000
Entrance fees: IDR90,000
Airport bus : IDR80,000
Exchange rates: Rm$1=IDR3.05 (Indonesia Rupiah); US$1=IDR13.50
3) Cathedral Church
6) Jakarta History Museum (1620)
7) Batavia Café (1828)
10) Jakarta Kota (Beos) Train Station (1870)
11) Red Shop - Toko Merah (1730)
12) Menara Syahbandar - Watch Tower (1839)
17) Grand Indonesia
19) Selamat Datang Monument
20) Tugu Tani Monument
21) Gambir Train Station
22) Pasar Antiques & Copper, Jalan Surabaya
23) Chinatown (Glodok)
5) Bandung Train Station
6) Inscription on the Bandung Zero (0) Kilometer Milestone
7) Bandung Town Centre
8) Masjid Al-Imtizaj
9) Jalan Braga, Bandung
10) Jalan Asia Afrika
10) Pasar Baru Trade Center
11) Grand Mosque of Bandung
12) Rice Terraces