Area Code 021, $1=Rp8,900, Aug 31, 2001


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 Average temperature 29-32C  Dry Season: April - Oct
 Wet Season: Nov - March  Heaviest rainfall: Jan-Feb

Jakarta, Indonesia's capitol, is a typical example of aggressive Asian development. Impressive modern business and shopping complexes are appearing in the middle of slum areas. Visibly showing the huge division between rich and poor in Jakarta society.
Jakarta isn't a popular tourist destination. The major entry point to Indonesia, many travelers arrive and try to leave to other parts of Java as quickly as possible. The city is big, noisy, polluted & dirty. Getting around is stressful, the bus system is confusing and pickpockets are in operation. Accommodation is expensive by Indonesian standards. There are some attractions but nothing to compare with elsewhere in Indonesia.

Photo: Old Harbor
The area retains an old local atmosphere

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Research Date: 1st-97.1.1, 2nd-99.6.6, 3rd-2001.8.31