Travel Light and Easy to Jakarta, Indonesia

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City, State, Country., April 8, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) -WESTHILL CONSULTING, TRAVEL & TOURS, INC. based in Singapore carry out the business of tours and travel intermediation representing major travel suppliers. Also provide services such as booking, tour facilitation, travel documentation and other related services to Southeast Asian countries like KL Malaysia, Beijing China, Jakarta Indonesia and many more. The company will make sure that client will have the travel experience that is worth of their money and time.  Hoping that this will result to repeat sales from valued customers.
 
Food
Are you a vegetarian? A vegan? Fear not! There are dishes that are friendly to vegetarians and vegans. Fried tofu with rice, gado-gado (Indonesian salad), tempe (soy beans), sayur (vegetable soup), and ketoprak (Indonesian salad with rice) are easy to be found anywhere in the city. For non-vegetarians, Jakarta has a lot to offer. From traditional cuisine, Italian, Japanese, to evil chain food like know what (McDick, Murder King, etc). Do try the traditional foods: Soto (soup), Nasi goreng (Indonesian style fried rice), or rendang (beef). Ah yes, the price, this is the best part. Food in general is quite affordable over here, normal range is $1 – $3 (American Dollar). For cheaper prices, can eat in “Warteg”.
 
Drinks
There are “ciu” and “anggur merah intisari” (local wines). For local beers there are Anker, Bintang and Bali Hai. Bali Hai is not recommeded to drink, unless the person are that kind of people who drinks Budweiser.
 
Accommodation
If traveller's band are having shows here, most likely there will be an offer; a place to stay by people who arrange a show; otherwise, there are lots of options. Jalan Jaksa (Jaksa street, Sarinah area, central jakarta) has lots of affordable hostels for backpackers and most of them have websites. Price range are from $10 – $100 per nights. Also find home-stay via online. If insisting on staying at the Hotel, try Amaris, they offer $30-$50 per night.
 
Transportation
For those who’ve never been to a third world country, be prepared, traffics are everywhere and it’s really bad. also, air pollution and hot-humid weather is something that need to keep in mind. Aside from that, it’s not that difficult to get around the city.There's inner city transit bus called Transjakarta, minibus, bus, bajaj (a three wheel vehicle), ojek (motorcycle taxi), and taxi. When already arrived at the airport, go find the security guard or airport staff to find the taxi places; otherwise will get ripped off with by illegal taxi driver (there are tons of them waiting in front of the airport)
 
What to do
-local gigs, from rock to traditional music can be found here. Usual venues for metal rock & punk gigs: “Rossi Music” in Fatmawati South Jakarta, “Kafe 79″ Kemang area South Jakarta, “Lumbung Padi” Kemang area South Jakarta. Metal gigs: mostly on Sunday evening at “Bulungan” Blok M South Jakarta. Alternative/post-rock/others: Jaya Pub central Jakarta, Rolling Stone Cafe South Jakarta, Marley’s bar South Jakarta. Go check out this band where can do: Antiseptic, Straight Answer, Ghaust, Duct-tape Surgery, and Grave Dancer
- drinking places: Try Melly’s in Sarinah Central Jakarta, or Najong at pondok pinang South Jakarta. Those two have an affordable below normal rates for beer: $1 – $3. If looking for normal prices, try Dehoi in Pondok Indah or Tokove in Kemang.
- record stores: Movement records, Taman puring (second floor), Aksara, and Anti-music are located in South Jakarta.
 
What not to do
- talking to strangers at the airport. Most likely they are illegal taxi drivers trying to get inside their car.
- Wear a jacket during daytime. Unless riding motorcycle or feeling like having a weird sauna in public.
- watch TV. It’s is boring, confusing, and stupid.
- bring too much amount of cash in wallet/pocket. Just in case having bad luck.
 
That’s it fellas! now go pack all of the stuff.


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