JAKARTA: the 50 shades of a chaotic megalopolis

Hello to everybody!

After so long time of non-posting finally I am here back to bring a real-time post about the beginning approach of my long journey being spent in Indonesia.

Since last time was only focused on Bali which is not that meaningful this time will likely be a proper challenging Mission Indonesia.

Being here one day, I can not judge much, however I will draw your attention on the fact that the maximum length as a tourist in the Country is of 30 days, if have planned to stay longer just be aware of the fact that you will have to require the extension of your visa, perhaps this reference may be helpful for your future reference:

https://stingynomads.com/indonesian-visa-on-arrival/http://balifloatingleaf.com/extend-visa-bali/

That was my case, I knew I would have stayed longer than thirty days, however I was not aware that the limit was of only 30 days so I got to pay the fee of about 35$.

Coming to Jakarta, the first impression is that the city itself appears to be a mixture of poverty and richness which are twisted with each other, e.g. cab drivers sleeping in their own cabs, homeless people everywhere sleeping on the benches and modern shopping centers spread-ed everywhere, perhaps I could notice by far similar things in Bangkok.

 

Ans yes here like in Thailand here there are electric pylons everywhere!

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What is enjoyable is the fact that here you have the choice to get a ride by scooter by using the GO-JEK application, just ensure to get an Indonesian card in order to set it up: you will benefit a lot out of it then especially if you are a backpacker! Just 0.5 € for a 3km-ride.

So after sorting out some hassle with my general journey plan then it was easy for me to hop from one attraction to another one and so on.

If you like to record great scenery I warmly recommend you to get to the ‘Monas’, which is the national monument with a huge wideness of green area all around, just pity that today as Easter there were hordes of people getting there so I gave it up to get to the top of the tower, it was too appealing 🙂

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Then I decided to jump into two more attractions which were:

  1. Jin De Yuan Buddhist temple
  2. Taman Suropati park

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Having said that, I am done with the short visit in Jakarta, and I will get ready to head to the next stop(s) for which I will soon post a new real-time article!

Every comment is welcomed!

Giuseppe

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