All you need to know about Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Indonesia. It is formally known as the Special Capital Region of Jakarta. With a variety of serviced apartments in Jakarta, the city is the centre of Indonesia's economy, culture, and politics. Its economy relies on manufacturing and service sectors such as banking, trading, and finance. Jakarta's official and dominant language is Indonesian; however, English is widely used for communication, particularly in Central and South Jakarta. Jakarta Pusat (Central Jakarta), Jakarta Utara, Jakarta Barat, Jakarta Timur, and Jakarta Selatan (South Jakarta) are the city's five districts.

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Transport in Jakarta

The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport are both located in Jakarta and provide convenient access to the city. The city's bus system, which is the most common means of transportation, is known as TransJakarta. These buses have fixed routes and no official bus stations; they simply stop anywhere someone wants to get on or off, which is incredibly convenient because you might catch a bus right outside your Jakarta serviced apartment. The city also has a train which; it is largely utilised to get from the city to the suburbs and neighbouring cities.

Things to do in Jakarta

Freediving is one of the most popular activities in Jakarta, SilverDoor recommends business travellers take freediving classes, such as this two-day, four-session Level 1 freediving training. It contains two theoretical lessons and two open water sessions, as well as a certificate, photographs, and a handbook. Shopping is popular in this city, and the Grand Indonesia mall in the city's north has over 240 stores and 150 restaurants. Alternatively, business travellers are encouraged to visit Pacific Place in the city's south, which has over 240 retailers and eateries. Indeed, there are a number of retail malls located near serviced apartments in Jakarta. Visit the Ragunan Zoological Park for a more hands-on experience. This park contains 2000 specimens and 50000 trees spread across 147 hectares. They feature elephant, camel, and horse riding, as well as animal exhibitions and swan boat rides.

Where to Eat in Jakarta

Along with a number of Jakarta serviced apartments, Henshin is located in the southern part of the city. With breath taking 360° panoramic views, this restaurant features Jakarta's highest rooftop bar and dining location. It delivers true Nikkei cuisine, a daring blend of Peruvian and Japanese flavours. Namaaz Dining, Indonesia’s first molecular gastronomy restaurant, is another excellent dining option. Eat here to sample their innovative, frequently updated 17-course menu, spanning various modern Indonesian cuisine. Le Quartier serves unpretentious French fare of superior quality and presentation, this is the perfect balance of casual and elegant eating.

Facts about Jakarta

  • Jakarta is one of the largest urban areas in the world.
  • The city holds around 130 shopping malls, one of which has nine levels.
  • Every other day, driving is not permitted. Only plate numbers that end in even numbers are permitted to drive on even days, and vice versa. The government implemented the odds and evens programme to ease traffic congestion.
  • In 2022, the population of the city was estimated at 11 billion.

What is a serviced apartment?

Serviced apartments in Jakarta are modern, spacious, and fully furnished, making them ideal for both comfort and relaxation. Given that serviced apartments have kitchens, they are more cost-effective than hotels for corporate housing. The average one-bedroom Jakarta serviced apartment is roughly twice as big as a typical hotel room.  A short stay apartment in Jakarta also allows you to do business without being constrained by hotel operation hours, giving the impression of living like a local when travelling.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Jakarta with SilverDoor?

When you book your Jakarta serviced apartments with SilverDoor, you can be confident that you have the knowledge, experience, and dedication of a specialist agency behind you. We give an exceptional service, as rated by Trustpilot, and support our clients at every stage of their journey, from first inquiry through stay and aftercare. We maintain excellent relationships with the world's leading property operators, which allows us to negotiate the best pricing and cancellation policies for our clients. Our serviced apartments have facilities such as a fully equipped kitchen, living space, and multiple bedrooms, making them ideal for any group size. Whether you want to book one of our serviced apartments in Jakarta or somewhere else in the world, we will make sure you have the finest experience possible.

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