Jakarta, Indonesia: "Humid, Hectic and Huge" but Still Worth a Visit

Simon Parker, The Daily Telegraph, September 30, 2014

Accompanying his article on 36 Hours in Jakarta, the travel writer Simon Parker has filmed a snapshot of the city.

The Indonesian capital does not enjoy the best reputation among travellers - and is often either bypassed or used as a launch pad for visitors to other parts of the country.

However, Simon says Jakarta rewards visitors who opt to stay longer, citing the city's old town and its colonial history with the Dutch East India company as particular areas of interest.

"The traffic and vastness of Jakarta might seem daunting, but this is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines," he writes. "Seeking them out is part of its allure."

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