Business Aviation Tips and In-flight Catering for Jakarta, IndonesiaMay 31, 2016 by Stacey Farooqui
Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta, better known simply as “Jakarta,” is the capital city of Indonesia. The city holds economic, political and cultural importance for the country and the nearly ten million inhabitants of the city. Jakarta has a moderate climate, which makes for a pleasurable flight, especially during the drier months from April through October.
When operating to Jakarta on a private jet, you will land at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK / WIII), located northwest of the city center, or Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP / WIHH), located southeast of the city center. When your trip has come to an end, and you start making plans to depart, in-flight catering is available through the ACW Network. During your time on the ground, get to know more about the local culture if you have enough time in between flights.
No trip to Jakarta is complete without a stop at the famous National Monument, known as “Monus,” which is a symbol of Indonesian independence. Nearby you will find the National Museum, so you can further delve into local history and culture. To experience the history of the Dutch colonization of Indonesia, visit the Jakarta Old Town, where you can sightsee restored Dutch Colonial buildings.
If you need to shop for your upcoming flight, or for some retail therapy, Jakarta has several options. A few of the more popular shopping destinations are the Grand Indonesia Mall, the Taman Anggrek Mall, Kota Kasblanka and Pondok Indah Mall. For a more local feel, visit Fatahillah Square which has local vendors or the Flea Market at Jalan Surabaya.
Perhaps after all of the sightseeing and shopping you are ready to experience some of the city’s highest rated restaurants. Take a look at Namaaz Dining, Satoo, Lara Djonggrang or Bakmi GM for your dining experience. For something totally different, if you are a cat lover and miss your feline friend back home, be sure to visit Cutie Cats Café for a pick-me-up. There you can relax in a café setting and enjoy the company of about a dozen cats.
You will find that traditional meals typically are comprised of rice and vegetables or soup with a portion of fish or meat. Some dishes to consider are Bebek Goreng (Fried Duck), Soto Mie (traditional beef soup with vegetables) or Bakso (meatballs and noodles in broth). Indonesian cuisine is generally very flavorful, which is no surprise given that several of the world’s most widely used spices are native to the islands. If you want to add to your culinary skills, research the local cooking studios and classes available.
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