Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia, located on the northwest of the island of Java. The city itself has a population of about 10 million, and forms the centre of the Greater Jakarta metropolitan area with about 30 million people. Dubbed The Big Durian, an equivalent to New York's Big Apple, its concrete jungle, traffic frenzy, and hot polluted air may tempt you to skip the city as fast as possible, but what awaits inside will change your perspective! One of the most bustling and cosmopolitan cities in Asia, the J-Town has cheerful nightlife, vibrant shopping malls, a variety of foods, refreshing greeneries, cultural diversity and a rich history, that caters to all levels of budget and how much fun you want to have.
Administratively, Jakarta is a province called the Jakarta Special Capital Region (Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta). It is administratively divided into 5 municipalities and 1 regency (the Thousand Islands in the Jakarta Bay):
Satellite cities: The Jakarta megapolis of 30 million inhabitants includes Jakarta and the following satellite cities: Read more