It also has some of the worst traffic problems in the world. So if you want to go from one area to another you’ll probably be stuck in traffic. Hotels are more expensive than other countries in South East Asia (like Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam,…).
That’s why many people visiting Indonesia will only stay one or two days in Jakarta. Expect to pay between – dollars per night for the cheaper areas in Jakarta.
Pregnant ladies would ask me to rub their belly believing it would make the baby more white or get a Western nose.
If you want the cultural “check in the box” for Jakarta, you should visit the following places: Sumatra is the largest island of Indonesia and was hit hard by the 2004 tsunami. One of the prettiest Indonesian girls I dated was from Sumatra.
The biggest city is Medan in the north, which is pretty hectic. In Sumatra your exotic value is truly through the roof (esp. Teenagers would form a line to take a picture with me.
Mr Rizieq had been jailed twice previously - in 2003 for inciting his followers to violently harass people at nightspots in Jakarta, and in 2008 for attacking a minority group holding a vigil in the capital.
He rose to prominence in recent times after leading the FPI in three mass rallies between October and December last year, to protest against Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, for allegedly insulting Islam.
The West Java police on Monday had named him as a suspect for defaming the national ideology of Pancasila and Mr Sukarno, taking him a step closer to being tried in court.
The case is centred on his alleged remark to an audience that Mr Sukarno had written an earlier version of Pancasila that did not prioritise a belief in God.Those involved in the production or dissemination of the materials can be charged with violating the country's anti-pornography as well as Information and Electronic Transaction laws, he added."Investigators are now examining the content and materials of the people featured and will question them later.Mr Rizieq arriving at the Jakarta police headquarters on Jan 23.The Islamic Defenders' Front chairman had been jailed twice previously - in 2003 for inciting his followers to violently harass people at nightspots in Jakarta, and in 2008 for attacking a minority group holding a vigil in the capital.A lof of tourists usually go straight on to the popular Bali.