Question: What is Jakarta Indonesia known for?

Jakarta is the countrys economic, cultural and political centre and the most populous city not only in Indonesia but in Southeast Asia as a whole. Although the city is known for its heavy traffic and high level of pollution it is filled with an exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping areas.

What is unique about Jakarta?

One of the Worlds Most Populated Cities Jakarta is a melting pot with many different ethnicities and races. As a result, this city is considered one of the most populated cities in the world. Even in 2020, Jakartas population has surpassed 10,5 million!

What kind of city is Jakarta Indonesia?

Jakarta is formally classified as a special metropolitan district (daerah khusus ibukota). The city is thus at the administrative level of an Indonesian province, and its mayor has the same status as the governor of a province. Greater Jakarta itself is divided into five administrative municipalities.

What is the culture of Jakarta?

The people are mostly of Malay and Polynesian descent, with over 300 ethnic groups and subgroups represented. Due to its long history as a key trading post, Jakarta is also home to immigrant minorities of Chinese, Arabic and Persian descent.

Why is Jakarta sinking?

Like many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea-level rise. But Indonesias biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract groundwater to survive. And its causing the city to sink.

Is Jakarta expensive?

Summary about cost of living in Jakarta, Indonesia: A single person estimated monthly costs are 550$ (7,835,847Rp) without rent. Jakarta is 57.90% less expensive than New York (without rent). Rent in Jakarta is, on average, 82.03% lower than in New York.

Is Jakarta safe for tourists?

Although some foreign embassies warn against travel to Indonesia, and especially Jakarta, overall theres little risk for travelers. For such a huge city with obvious social problems, it is surprisingly safe.

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