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Community Level 3Pobs

Pobs

Smelly but smouldering

AdvantagesBig city, bright lights

DisadvantagesSmelly and crowded

"Jakarta is on the island of Java and is the capital city of Indonesia (an archipelago of about 14,000 islands with Java being the main island). As a capital city it is very noisy, busy, dirty and exciting. There are quite a few things to do in Jakarta, whether you are there working or playing. The majority of past times however, seem to include drinking copious amounts of alcohol and crawling from one bar or club to another. If you idea of fun ..." Read review
10.10.2000

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Community Level 5ImogenW

ImogenW

The Big Durian

AdvantagesTransport centre.

DisadvantagesSmelly, polluted and expensive

"...that's what the locals call Jakarta and it's well named. The durian is a large tropical fruit with a phenomenally strong and unpleasant smell - a ripe one can be scented at a distance of several dozen meters. And Jakarta is equally offputting - smelly, polluted, vast, complex, noisy and generally unpleasant. If you're going to Indonesia on holiday I'd say get out of Jakarta as fast as you can - either fly on and dont' leave the airport, or opt for ..." Read review
28.12.2000

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Community Level 1dragonex09

dragonex09

The City Of Jakarta

AdvantagesTraffic Jams, Traffic Crimes, Crowded people, Pollutions.

DisadvantagesNight Sightseeing, many kind of foods, many shopping spots, hotels, bussiness

"Jakarta located on the west java, and known as the Capital city of Indonesia. We can say Jakarta is the heart of Indonesia, because almost people from other city came here to try their luck. If you came here, don't get surprised with the crowded, pollutions, and traffic jams. Traffic Jams usually started at 6 a.m. until 10 or 11 a.m. (The activities begins). And Then, it will started again at lunch time (12 o'clock till 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.). So if ..." Read review
19.05.2009

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Community Level 2Al

Al

Very nice

Advantagesnice hotels

Disadvantagesbad 4 shopping

"Jakarta is really a business city and you don’t see many young foreign men there. But if you are those description and you want fun then it will be a great place to flirt with women. The weather is terrible, you can’t enjoy it, and it has become an aircon life from hotel to car to shopping mall. Forget about shopping, everything is very expensive; there are more designer shops there then there is in Europe. The hotels are fantastic and very ..." Read review
29.06.2000

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Community Level 2dipstick

dipstick

Traffic Chaos

AdvantagesNone whatsoever

DisadvantagesCorruption, get cheated easily, lousy traffic controls, traffic jams,

"If you ever want to visit Jakarta, you'd better be careful since corruption was once high in this city and the traffic's a killer, to boot. I remember when I first got out of the plane, the first thing that hit me when I exited the airport was the traffic jam. Right outside the airport. Not a good welcome, I can assure you. The small of exhaust and smog plus the putrid humidity hit my nostrils. And I wanted to go home straightaway. Next, I tried buing ..." Read review
13.07.2000

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Community Level 1rully

rully

jakarta!! jakarta !!

Advantagesmetropolitan

Disadvantagestraffic jam,bad polution

"jakarta is a number 1 big city in indonesia, u can see a great "MONAS" a monument with gold on the top of the colonnade, u can see a Betawi puppet call "Ondel-ondel". But u must carefull in jakarta because the traffic in the way is very crowded. in jakarta u can see much culture over there. sometimes demonstration from the some faculties can make u fell fear because this city is a capital city. the president, congres reside on this city. for tuourism ..." Read review
26.11.2004

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Community Level 1akamaline

akamaline

jakarta

Advantagesfun

Disadvantagestoo modern,not represent the real indonesian experience

"...for original indonesian experience unfortunately jakarta is not the best place for it.you should come to the less modern city such as yogyakarta or bali. . ..." Read review
13.04.2009

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