If a business trip to Jakarta is on your agenda, it would
be a good idea to get basic information on the city prior
to departure to help you make the most of your stay here.
As a city of commerce like Singapore, Tokyo, Hamburg or
New York, Jakarta sees plenty of visitors coming to the
city for business purposes. With a high standard of meetings
and convention facilities, the capital is one of the country's
top convention destinations. The others are Bali, Yogyakarta
in Central Java, Medan in North Sumatra, Surabaya in East
Java, Bandung in West Java and Ujung Pandang in South Sulawesi.
These locations offer high-standard facilities and services,
professional management, state-of-the-art technology, exquisite
scenery and unique cultures.
As Indonesia's main gateway, Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International
Airport serves a growing number of international airlines
and provides an abundance of domestic flights. Transport
of all forms within the city is readily available.
The city is home to a dynamic contrast between Western-style
modern urban life-styles and traditional culture. Its rapid
growth into a metropolitan city reflects the economic, political,
social and industrial development of the nation. In recent
years, Jakarta has expanded its facilities for visitors
with multi-star luxury hotels,
fine restaurants, exciting nightlife and modern shopping
centers, as well as tourist attractions such as Taman Mini
Indonesia Indah (Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park),
restored colonial period buildings, marine resorts in the
Seribu (Thousand Islands) and an extensive beach recreation
Despite its status as a city of commerce, Jakarta also offers
of interest to explore. For those of you with an interest
you may be interested in visiting Jakarta's museums. The
Jakarta History Museum, for instance, provides the background
of Jakarta through displays of old maps and antiques including
furniture and porcelain used by the Dutch rulers of Batavia,
and a 16th century Portuguese cannon which stands just across
the cobble stone square.
If golf is your passion, you'll be pleased to hear that
the city provides a choice of no less than 15 championship
courses, several of which were designed by top designers
such as Robert Trent Jr., Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
There are also tens of others in the city's surrounding
areas of Bogor, Tangerang and Bekasi.
So - Jakarta has an abundance of great things to see - welcome!