An educational tour of Indonesia’s massive capital

Jakarta is the capital and the most populous city of the Republic of Indonesia. Jakarta is listed as an alpha-global city which is located on the northwest coast of the world’s most populous island of Java. Jakarta happens to be the country’s cultural, political and economic center. Jakarta was established in the 4th century whereby it became an important trading port for the Kingdom of Sunda. So, if you’re looking for a breathtaking adventure for your vacation, better get a cheap flight ticket to Jakarta as soon as possible.

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Economy

The city is currently the seat of the ASEAN Secretariat as well as an essential financial institution for the Bank of Indonesia, the Indonesia Stock Exchange, the multinational corporations and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indonesian companies. Jakarta’s business opportunities with its potential to offer a higher standard of living attract migrants from all over Indonesia makes it a melting pot of many cultures and communities.

Museums to visit

The museums in Jakarta cluster around the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta Old Town, and Central Jakarta Merdeka Square area.

The recreational area of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah has museums, such as:

  • Indonesia Museum
  • Bayt al-Qur’an Islamic Museum
  • Pusaka (heirloom) Museum
  • Research & Technology Information Centre
  • Komodo Indonesian Fauna Museum
  • Petrol and Gas Museum
  • Transportation Museum
  • Satria Mandala Military Museum

The Jakarta Old Town contains museums that were the institutional buildings of Colonial Batavia, such as:

  • Jakarta History Museum (former City Hall of Batavia)
  • Fine Art and Ceramic Museum (former Court House of Justice of Batavia)
  • Bank Indonesia Museum (former Javasche Bank)

Several museums clustered in central Jakarta Merdeka Square area include:

  • Gedung Gajah (the Elephant Building) – National Museum of Indonesia
  • Monumen Nasional (National Monument)
  • Textile Museum

Trip Advisory

Flight tickets are not anymore as costly as they seemed to be. You can book and save money via booking a cheap flight ticket for your travel to Jakarta. Booking your airline tickets according to the cheap flight rates will get you the most affordable fare. If, however, you find a later date for your airline, but with a much reasonable price, then it’s better to wait rather than having an expensive journey. All in all Jakarta is a best place to be with your children for an educational purpose!

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