Jakarta is a rich, vibrant and multidimensional urban city that promises an unforgettable experience. A powerhouse of political, business and commerce – representing 5% of the total population of Indonesia – Jakarta still has its charms as a preferred destination for international events: congress and exhibitions in addition to its primary role as Mother City or Ibu Kota.
Jakarta is easily accessible by air, sea or land. Traveling to Jakarta we have more than 31 airlines servicing various routes on a daily basis from all parts of the world.
Jakarta inevitably is home to a polyglot mix of various races and ethnicities, religions and local dialects. Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesia’s main language, is a vibrant living language open to a large body of slang and wordplay, and influenced by the many dialects across the country. In Jakarta, what can be seen is all the various art forms of all regions and ethnic groups in the archipelago, but in particular the expression of Betawi culture, through either music, dance, theatre and costumes, and are mainly influenced by the Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabs, Javanese, and Sumatran among others.
Jakarta is also the destination of choice for many international conferences and exhibitions because it is not only the capital of the country but also the economic, business, and political powerhouse of Indonesia. Its Soekarno-Hatta international airport has reached over 50 million passengers a year, making it the third busiest airport in the Asia Pacific.
As one of the more prominent, progressive cities in South East Asia, and the hub of ASEAN, Jakarta has impressive meeting credentials. International delegates from many corporations, government bodies and associations worldwide travel to Jakarta to meet and share their ideas and experiences and do so in a cordial and empathetic environment.
Once you have entered Jakarta, one is faced with an array of new sights, sounds and smells, which reinforce the heritage and make a visit to the city a unique and memorable experience.
Jakarta’s tourism sector contributed 2.6 trillion rupiah (US$268.5 million) to the city’s total direct income of 17.83 trillion rupiah last year, a 17.9% increase in comparison with 2011.