Being such a place of importance it enjoys maximum security as well as is the economic center of the country. Jakarta has got a lot of history associated with it too. The place was first names “Jayakarta” meaning the “the city of glorious victory”.
Later on the Dutch took hold of the place renaming it “Batavia”. The Japanese got rid of the Dutch during the Second World War and gave it back its former name in a modified form of “Jakarta”. This name still continues to be the one to denote the capital.
Jakarta is a densely populated city full of skyscrapers, buildings, malls and other metropolitan equipments. The best time of the year to be in Jakarta is June when the climate over there is really pleasant. Jakarta has got many hotels that people can afford for a stay during the beginning or end of their trips. The city is not full of discos but still a few good ones can easily be found. Most tourists like the city life of Jakarta but those who hate urban life might not enjoy the stay as much.
The eastern and western parts of the city are to be avoided by the visitor as these parts reveal the extreme poverty of the country – these parts are covered with slums. The people of the city are warm hearted and hospitable which fills the heart of any traveler.