To find the best places to eat, download the Jakarta Good Food Guide application on your phone. Authentic Indonesian food can be purchased from the street vendors but it may take some getting used to due to the high concentrations of local spices. Budget meals can be found in any of the food courts in major shopping malls.
A great variety of cuisine is available at Kemang Food Fest in Kemang, Jakarta's most popular expatriate neighbourhood. If you want to splurge, opt for the buffets offered by major 5-star hotels, including the Marriot and the Shangri-Lah.
Jakarta boasts some of the best nightlife in South East Asia. If you're on a budget, check out the lively scene along Jalan Jaksa. Those looking for a more sophisticated night out will find it at any one of the upmarket clubs, frequented by expatriates and executives, which include Immigrant, Blowfish and Dragonfly. Serious night clubbers will want to pay a visit to Stadium, with its four floors of spectacular light shows and international DJs. Hard-core clubbers can party until dawn at Milles or Millenium in North Jakarta (Kota).
Jakarta Airport (CGK)
Flights from Australia to Jakarta will disembark at Soekarno-Hatta International.
Soekarno-Hatta International (CGK), also known as Jakarta Airport or Cengkareng, is the main airport serving Jakarta and the island of Java, Indonesia. The airport takes its name from the first Indonesian President, Soekarno, and the first vice-president, Mohammed Hatta.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Soekarno-Hatta International. Book your Jakarta Airport accommodation.
Getting to Jakarta
There are several airlines that offer flights to Jakarta from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around seven hours. Direct flights from Melbourne take seven hours and 15 minutes. Direct flights from Perth take around five hours. Flights from Brisbane via Denpasar, Sydney or Singapore take between 10 and 11 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Jakarta
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Jakarta from Australia include:
For more information on Jakarta holidays check out our Jakarta travel guide.
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