Wander Full Weekend in Batavia

Wander Full Weekend in Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia (B)

I didn't expect much from this trip, at first I was only after its good food at cheap price. But surprisingly, there were several things to do in Jakarta. But travel-wise, Jakarta is difficult to get around because of the dense car population, and the pedestrian sidewalks are not so commuter friendly. Although their MRT service is under construction, hence in the near future Jakarta might be another tourist haven.

The best advice for visitors is to stay in a hotel in an area where you will spend most of your time for exploring the city or for sightseeing.

Our flight via Air Asia to Jakarta (old name is Batavia), was booked using the redemption of Big points so only paid tax of around 70 SGD roundtrip. From CGK airport, we took taxi to Jakarta CBD, where the hotel is located. It was highly advisable to book Blue Bird taxi company, to be safe and avoid any fix price transactions. Our cab fair was almost 150,000 IDR.

Then, we checked in at Millennium Sirih Hotel, for a free overnight stay courtesy of Amex Ascend - Kris Flyer Miles Credit Card. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Wander Full Weekend in Batavia
Guide Location: Indonesia » Jakarta
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Angelo John Yap
Read it on Author's Website: http://saventravel.blogspot.md/2014/06/wander-full-weekend-in-batavia-1-of-2.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Millennium Sirih Hotel
  • Museum Nasional
  • Monumen Nasional
  • Jakarta Cathedral
  • Istiqlal Mosque
  • Blitzmegaplex Cinema

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