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FIBA Asia Cup 2022 was held in Jakarta last year

2024 Paris Olympic Qualification tournament for track cycling was held in Jakarta for several days this year.

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New Jakarta sport venue for FIBA World Cup 2023



GBK sport complex, South Jakarta

Gatot Subroto and Mampang, South Jakarta. There is also LRT train which is made by national companies consortium (INKA, LEN Industri, Adhi Karya, and KAI).

Riding motorcycle from Kebayoran Lama (Residential-South Jakarta) into Sudirman and Thamrin (Business Distric- Central Jakarta)

Traveling through time across Indonesia at the National Museum


360-degree immersion: Guests experience the National Museum’s ImersifA video mapping exhibit at its launch on March 31, 2022. (JP/Tunggul Wirajuda)(JP/Tunggul Wirajuda)

Tunggul Wirajuda (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM

Jakarta ● Fri, March 3, 2023

ImersifA, an interactive exhibit at the National Museum, is designed to immerse visitors in various periods of Indonesian history, from the prehistoric era to the last years of Dutch colonial rule in the mid-20th century.

Visitors sat in the middle of the hall, their senses filled with a kaleidoscope of images and sounds from the video footage and narration surrounding them. Sabre-toothed tigers and mammoths roamed across a savanna evoking those in Africa, before the visual shifted to prehistoric men hunting elephants and other large herbivores.

At a glance, the all-encompassing experience might seem to belong in a natural history museum in New York or London. But in fact, the immersive experience was taking place in an exhibition hall at the National Museum, dubbed Museum Gajah (elephant museum) for the iconic elephant statue in its front courtyard.

The place is near Monas Monument, Central Jakarta

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GBK Stadium (Sudirman Business District)

It can be entered by anyone by paying around 7 USD. We can just look around or doing jogging.

Walking around on some sport venues in GBK sport complex, including the stadium

Drone view of green park inside South Jakarta residential (Kebayoran Baru)

Kebayoran Baru residential, South Jakarta

Inside public transportation facility in Jakarta at night (working days)

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Un-inhabitance Islands inside Jakarta administrative area

Other Island, still part of Jakarta


【Virtual Walk Jakarta】Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 3. Jakarta, Indonesia​


Five Essential Activities For First-Time Visitors To Jakarta​

Jared Ranahan
Every destination has a story, no matter how small.

Mar 27, 2023,11:34am EDT


Jakarta was first known as "Sunda Kelapa" during the Sunda Kingdom era.


With roughly 270 million people living within its borders, Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation on the planet—and for a deep dive into the fascinating array of cultures found across the country, there’s no better destination than Jakarta. This massive metropolis has served as the Indonesian capital since 1961, offering a colossal array of top-tier restaurants, museums, and historic landmarks for both visitors and locals to enjoy. As you plan your first visit to this storied city, don’t miss out on these incredible Indonesian experiences.

Try Flavorful Indonesian Cuisine in PIK​


PIK is home to a large concentration of Chinese Indonesians.


Located just east of Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Pantai Indah Kapuk—or PIK, for short—is one of Jakarta’s most affluent communities, providing visitors with a wealth of polished restaurants to enjoy during a visit. While the province of Bali has earned abundant acclaim for its spectacular natural beauty, visitors to PIK can experience the island’s culinary prowess at Umaqita, a vibrant venue that offers classic dishes ranging from tipat cantok to bebek betutu. Just west of the restaurant, visitors can swing by Unicorn Rental to grab a bicycle and take advantage of PIK’s many streetside restaurants. For craft beer aficionados, Beerholic offers a massive array of both domestic and international brews, while nearby Cahaya Senja is a top spot for hearty Indonesian classics like nasi goreng, one of the nation’s most beloved dishes.

Explore Kota Tua, Jakarta’s Historic Colonial District​


Kota Tua is home to Café Batavia, one of the oldest still-operating restaurants in Indonesia.


Indonesia officially gained independence from the Netherlands in 1949, but the legacy of the archipelago’s colonial past can be discovered firsthand during a visit to Kota Tua. Once known as Batavia, this historic district was a major trade hub for the Dutch East India Company, with the stately Jakarta History Museum offering ample insight into its development. Other popular attractions range from the colonial-era Toko Merah to the puppetry-themed Wayang Museum—and after exploring the district’s wealth of landmarks, Glodok is a top-tier dining destination. Best known for its large concentration of Chinese residents, the district offers upscale restaurants like Thien Thien Lai, a popular spot for dim sum and other classic East Asian fare.

Uncover Indonesian History at the National Museum​


Indonesia's Wayang Puppet Theatre was deemed a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008.


With roughly 17,000 islands united under one nation, Indonesia has a particularly diverse and fascinating history—and for those wishing to uncover the country’s storied past, a visit to the National Museum of Indonesia is absolutely essential. Founded in 1778, this iconic institution is home to more than 150,000 different artifacts sourced from all across the archipelago, with specific wings dedicated to centuries-old Buddhist statues, East and Southeast Asian pottery, and Indonesia’s lengthy legacy of seafaring. For those wishing to gain further insight into the rich array of cultures found across Indonesia, the museum offers a massive ethnography map alongside exhibits that highlight daily life across the different islands.

Bask in the Beauty of Jakarta’s Thousand Islands​


"J-Town" and "The Big Durian" are two popular nicknames for Jakarta.


If you need a break from the endless Jakarta traffic, the city’s scenic Thousand Islands serve as the perfect escape. Though not quite true to their name (there’s only about 100 of them in total) these tiny isles offer a wealth of native wildlife alongside scenic beaches to sunbathe on. Just past the Java coast, Pulau Ayer offers a wealth of amenities ranging from restaurants to outdoor swimming pools to cozy cottages, while Pulau Rambut is one of the Jakarta area’s top destinations for wildlife lovers. A paradise for birdwatching, this tranquil getaway is loaded with native Indonesian avifauna, with frigatebirds, ibises, and Javan plovers all calling the island home.

Trek Through Jakarta’s Scenic Mangrove Forests​


Indonesia has five official national dishes: nasi goreng, satay, soto, rendang, and gado-gado.


Though Jakarta certainly meets the definition of “urban jungle,” that doesn’t mean the city is completely devoid of nature. Case in point: Taman Wisata Alam Mangrove Angke Kapuk, a verdant ecological preserve just outside Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. As the name implies, this sprawling park is rife with native Indonesian mangroves, with no shortage of fascinating fauna calling the forests home. During a stroll along the boardwalk, visitors can spot a plethora of birds ranging from Sunda teals to Javan bulbuls to coppersmith barbets, while massive monitor lizards stroll along the path. For best results, be sure to head to the property’s observation tower to bask in the beauty of the surrounding forest as you search for native wildlife.

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Jared Ranahan

For the first few decades of my life, my exposure to the world outside of Massachusetts was limited, sparking a desire to experience life beyond New England. This longing brought me overseas, leading me to live in Nanjing, Singapore, The Hague, Bogotá, and Hawaiʻi Island before making the move back to the Bay State (for now). My goal today is to seek out compelling travel tales, all while highlighting the local citizens that make these experiences possible. There is no destination too remote, too undeveloped, or too inhospitable, I believe every corner of our earth has something valuable to offer to travelers. Alongside travel, I’m fascinated by geopolitics, world history, and natural history, and I often work to incorporate these subjects into my writing.

Cities surrounding Jakarta

Sentul, Bogor (part of Greater Jakarta region)

Tangerang, Banten (part of Greater Jakarta region)


Bogor is part of Greater Jakarta region

Bike and Walk at Bogor Botanical Gardens ~ Kebun Raya Bogor ~ West Java [Walking Around Video 4K60]​

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Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway (HSR) progress


Bandung some time gets foggy from its mountains air

Al-Jabbar Mosque (during development)

Al-Jabbar Mosque (completed)

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Korean living in Jakarta. They made many videos about their life in the city

Visiting Bogor, outside Jakarta administration, but still regarded as part of Greater Jakarta

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Jakarta Business District during Eid Holiday

Idul Fitri, 22 April 1444 H /2023​

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