Minggu, 25 Maret 2012

Cruising DKI Jakarta

DKI Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia is the melting pot of people from different cultures, traditions, races, religions, education backgrounds and social status. Here, the traditional and modern, rich and poor, spiritual and material live side by side in their daily activities. DKI Jakarta is the heart of the Indonesian economy, it is estimated that over 70% of the total money in Indonesia circulates in Jakarta.

DKI Jakarta was founded in 1572, when Sultan Fatahillah attacked and took over this area (formerly known as Sunda Kelapa) and renamed it as Jayakarta, which means victory. In 1619, the Dutch under the command of Jan Pieterszoon Coen attacked Sunda Kelapa and renamed it Batavia and since then this city became centre for trade and the most important city in the archipelago. Batavia was known as "The Queen of The East" to the European. In 1942 the Japanese took over the city and renamed it Jakarta.

The indigenous of Jakarta are called Betawi. They now live and survive among the migrants who have become the majority of the population. Despite the intense influences of the modern world, one can still see the old tradition of the Betawi people in certain areas. The Ondel-Ondel parade is one of the typical Betawi traditions that involves giant mascots dressed in Betawi traditional outfits with colorful ornaments. This parade is held during special events.

Today, DKI Jakarta has been expanding its tourism related facilities, such as accommodation, meeting and conference, its golf courses, dining, nightlife, shopping malls, tourist attractions, heritage, and others. As the main gateway to Indonesia, there are plenty of convenient connecting flights to other major cities in Indonesia from Soekarno-Hatta, the international airport of DKI Jakarta.  

Places of Interest
Port of Tanjung Priok
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Indonesia Miniature Park)
This miniature park of Indonesia was a museum of Indonesian culture and traditions. It gives visitors an overview of the entire Indonesia archipelago, its geography, arts, cultures, customs and traditions. Every province in Indonesia is represented by a model of their most representative architectural style. Taman Mini is one must see when visiting DKI Jakarta.

National Monument (Monas)
Monas ( Monumen Nasional) is a 137 meters high monument that represents Lingga (symbol of fertility) and national independence. The monument was commissioned by Soekarno, the first President of Republic of Indonesia in 1961 to commemorate Indonesian Independence. On the top of monument, there is a bronze flame (spirit of revolution) coated with 25kg of gold leaf.

 National Museum
This museum was built in 1778, inspired by group of Dutch intellectuals and collectors. JCM Radermarcher, donated a building and his collection of cultural objects and book. in 1962 the museum was handed to the Indonesian Government and became the central museum. In the National Museum today, there are nearly 200,000 cultural objects comprising several collections in the fields of prehistory, archeology, ethnography, plastic art, numismatic/heraldic, ceramics, geography, and historical relics.

Sunda Kelapa
This area is locally known as Pasar Ikan or the fish market. Every morning, the catch is auctioned and includes squids, shell and lobsters. Sunda Kelapa is also an inter-island port where visitors can come to see traditional wooden sailboats. Among the most interesting sailboats are the world famous schooners from South Sulawesi which still sail the sea, carrying merchandise as they did centuries ago.

The Flea Market
This flea market in Jakarta is located in Jalan Surabaya. There are stalls along the street offering antiques, such as ornate lamps, porcelain, brassware, handicrafts, bags, and others. You will need skill to distinguish the authentic from the imitations and then to bargain the price down.

Bogor Botanical Garden
Bogor Botanical Garden has a reputation as a major center for Botanical research in Indonesia. The garden adjoins the Bogor Presidential Palace and is located in the city center of Bogor, 60 Kms south of Jakarta. The garden was officially opened in 1817 and originally used for research to grow and develop plants and seeds from all parts of Indonesia for cultivation. There are over 15,000  species of  trees and  plants,      3,000 variety of orchids, nearly 400 types of exceptional palms that becomes home of many varieties of birds.

Jakarta - Tours Schedule 

Indonesia in Miniature (Taman Mini)
Duration : 4 Hours 30 Minutes
08:30 Tanjung Priok,Departure
09:45 – 10:45 Museum Purna Bhakti
11:00 – 12:00 Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
13:00 Arrive to the pier side

Jakarta City Sightseeing
Duration : 3 Hours 50 Minutes
08:00 Tanjung Priok,Departure
08:30 Sunda Kelapa
09:30 – 09:40 Photo Stop at National Monument and Presidential Palace
09:45 – 10:45 National Museum
11:30 – 12:00 Batik Workshop
13:30 Tanjung Priok, Arrival

The Bogor Botanical Garden
Duration : 4 Hours
08:00 Tanjung Priok,Departure
09:15 – 10:45 Bogor Botanical Garden
12:00 Tanjung Priok, Arrival

Source: Cruising Indonesia by Ministry of Culture and Tourism Republic of Indonesia

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