Jakarta, which is on the island of Java, as a capital city of the Republic of Indonesia which continues to grow, now has many facilities like a modern city in some parts of the world. Such as the MRT in Singapore, Fast Trains in Japan, Toll Roads and Non-Tolls in China and the management of modern urban tourism such as in London and New York. Modern infrastructure and transportation facilities that have been used and are being built, such as: Busway Transjakarta, Airport Train Transportation Mode, Sky Train, MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), LRT (Light Railway Transit), Toll Road and Non-Toll Flyover, Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train, has slowly start to changed the face of Jakarta into a rapidly developing modern city for both business and tourism.
Indonesia is a large archipelago that has many beautiful islands and cities. The beauty and cultures has been famous for a long time ago through the world and it was the main tourism destination for travelers in the world.
However, its a pity if to find the beauty and culture of Indonesia must be constrained by transportation problems and the language used. Especially to find the authenticaly and beauty of cities such as Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Malang, Bali, Medan with Lake Toba and other cities in Indonesia.
To help travelers overcome this problem, we recommend you to using a Car Rental Service with English Speaking Driver as Tour Guide and at the same time was a native of the area. This is so important for you as traveler to freely explore your journey while you can do it more effectively and efficiently.
So here they are, the 8 Reasons why you should use your own private driver with their rent car services to discovering Jakarta - Bali and other cities in Indonesia.
Lake Toba as one of the main tourist destinations of the world's largest volcanic lake located in the province of North Sumatra and surrounded by 7 districts. Its the main destination for vacation and adventure in Indonesia for the domestic and foreign traveler like the famoust destination, Bali.
The beauty and richness of nature, customs and the many objects plus tourist attractions must be visited, make a lot of travelers wants to visit. However, there may be many travelers who are still hesitant to visiting due to limited vacation time or lack of information about the most effective and efficient way to visit Lake Toba.
Lake Toba in the Province of North Sumatra, Indonesia is the largest lake in Southeast Asia, the largest volcanic lake in the world and the 2nd largest lake in the world in terms of territory after the Victoria lake in Africa. Surrounded by 7 districts namely Kab.Simalungun, Kab.Toba Samosir, North Kab.Tapanuli, Kab.Humbang Hasundutan, Kab.Dairi, Kab.Tanah Karo, and Kab.Samosir; its one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia and famous for the beauty to foreign countries.
The lake and the hills or caldera wall formed by 3 times the eruption of Mount Toba that is 840,000 years old, 500,000 years and 74,000 years ago, created a beautiful panorama and has a historical value of indigenous culture of the Batak tribe high value. That's why UNESCO recognizes Lake Toba as one of the World Geological Heritage (Geopark Caldera Toba).
You guys Traveler who wanna visit the city of Medan (North Sumatra), have you ever heard the name of "Durian Ucok Medan"? If you are a culinary traveling enthusiast, it is not complete to visit Medan and a famous Lake Toba if you have not visited this culinary place. This culinary name or brand has long been known and legend among the lovers of durian or culinary traveler throughout Indonesia. North Sumatra is one of the best durian producers in Indonesia, with its producing cities such as Sibolga, Pematang Siantar and Sidikalang.
Well, durian from the city of Sidikalang this sounds most delicious taste of fruit according to some sources. The durian fruit is supplied to various regions throughout the archipelago and even South East Asia. One of the biggest supply, especially to the city of Medan which has known as a durian culinary tourism city with its famous culinary icon called "Durian Ucok Medan" on Jl. Wahid Hasyim (not far from junction Jl.Gajah Mada, Medan).
Especially after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2014 and President Joko Widodo in the Year 2017 who have opportunity to visit this culinary tourism stalls. President Jokowi and his family visited this durian shop during his visit to the city of Medan, North Sumatra at the wedding of his daughter Kahiyang Ayu and Bobby Nasution in Saturday, November 25, 2017. Soon as, its growing the name of "Durian Ucok Medan" throughout the archipelago as the best culinary tourism destination in the city of Medan.
You are a traveler who wants to visit Indonesia, especially Jakarta and is a food lovers who want to try the typical food in every city you visit, it is not fitting if you do not taste typical food of Jakarta people or commonly called Betawi. The typical cuisine of native Betawi or Jakarta is influenced by various cultures that enter into it such as Chinese, Arabic, Dutch and Indian culture. Some typical cuisine of Jakarta or Betawi original will we describe here from the many typical foods that exist in Jakarta.
We try to show some very popular and recommended to you food lovers.
Jakarta (Betawi) as the capital of the State has a history that can not be separated from the various cultures that influence it. Since the Portuguese first came to Indonesia in the 1500s on the island of Maluku to independence from the Dutch colonial in 1945, Indonesia was influenced by various foreign cultures that came because of the spice trade such as Arabic, Malay, and Chinese culture. With a variety of cultural or multiethnic influences, it is not wrong if culinary Indonesia or Jakarta, especially as the capital of the State, influenced by various flavors of foreign cuisine combined with local enriching the culture of Indonesian culinary, especially the city of Jakarta.
In the past, traditional Indonesian cuisine is blended from recipes with spices that are kept secret by housewives. But now no longer, Indonesian cuisine has been worldwide, as evidenced by the coronation of fried rice and rendang as 2 of the 50 best food in the world version of CNN-Go in 2011.
That all is not separated from the wealth of spices available in Indonesia. Even in the 16th century, European countries raced to be the first in occupying this spice islands.
This is why Indonesian cuisine is so unique. The spice of choice grown here is blended into an incredibly diverse culinary, even you will find different cuisine variants from island to island.
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Jakarta is an amazing city. It has passed historical times not only for the cosmopolitan city itself, but also Indonesia as a whole. The location of Jakarta is so strategic, therefore the government, trade and commerce of the entire Indonesian archipelago are concentrated here and still survive until nowadays. Moreover, Jakarta is a city where Indonesian Independence was proclaimed on August 17, 1945 after passing through colonial for three centuries. Jakarta is also a place where Indonesia's modernization is expanding.
Travelers who have little time when visiting a new city, generally have a variety of problems and anxiety. With limited time, like just one or two days or maybe on the sidelines of a business trip want to tour briefly. There will be many questions that arise in the mind of whether the time is enough and can explore a new city to the maximum, but memorable and gain valuable experience.
Especially if the city visited has many amazing places. As in Indonesia; Jakarta as the Capital and in every other city save a lot of unique cultural and treasure trove of valuable experience that is a pity to miss.
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