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Avid Globetrotter: 24 Hours in Jakarta

Avid Globetrotter: 24 Hours in Jakarta

Jakarta is the enchanting capital of Indonesia and when you are traveling for business, your time is always limited. However, you only need 24 hours to get a taste of some of the wonderful attractions that the city has to offer. This location is bursting with culture and life and if you miss it, you miss out. The following guide will narrow your search as you look to make the most out of your visit to Jakarta. This way, you can enjoy the essence of the city as you get to learn how this cosmopolitan city works.

It will not take you long to notice the sea of tuk-tuks in Jakarta. This form of transport is not meant to just take you around the city; it is an attraction in itself. You get to see the city from a unique point of view and when you are traveling for business, riding a tuk-tuk is the best way to get around. With a few bucks and a chance to negotiate the price, you really have nothing to lose. In addition, you get to get to different destinations faster owing to the traffic that can get crazy.

As a business traveler, you have to refuel to keep the energy up. The best place to get dinner and drinks is the famous Sky Bar. This iconic bar is found on the 56th floor of the BCA Tower. This rooftop bar is ideal to view the excellent panorama of the entire city as you down calming cocktails. The setting also includes a pool; and this is an excellent meet-up point for expats living in the city. The night view is totally mind-blowing and what a way to enjoy Jakarta.

You do not have to be a history enthusiast to visit the National Museum of Indonesia. This is a learning experience that will take you back to pre-historic Jakarta and showcase art pieces that range from sculptures to music and jewelry. The rich museum plays host to full and vast collections that will inspire the business traveler to say the least. It is also wise to visit the most notable landmark in Jakarta which is the Istiqlal Mosque. Constructed in 1978, this is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia; you will discover why as you partake the glorious splendor. Just across the road is the Roman Jakarta Cathedral which is another jewel worth your while. There is so much more to enjoy in the city; but the above attractions must be at the top of your list when you have limited time.

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