Welcome to Jakarta
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Indonesia’s sprawling capital is one of the fastest-growing, most chaotic and most exciting places in South East Asia. It is the gateway to a vast, vibrant and varied island nation that’s home to dozens of fascinating cultures.
Formerly the colonial capital of the Dutch East Indies – when it was known as Batavia – Jakarta has grown from its original seaport district into a huge modern conurbation of high-rise hotels and apartments, thronged shopping malls and wide, busy avenues.
|Currency||Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), 1 Rp = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Banks, businesses and government offices generally open 8 am-4 pm or 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday. Many shopping malls remain open until 10 pm or later. Many street markets do not open until around 7 pm and remain as late as midnight. Many smaller shops close at dusk on Friday until Saturday night.|
|Emergency numbers||Police 110
|Tourist information||Jakarta City Government Tourist Office
Address: Jalan Kuningan Barat No. 2 Jakarta
Tel: +62 21 520 5445