The area of Jakarta city is the closest part of Java to the equator line. For years record the average daily temperature has been 32oCelcius with high moisture level around 80%. An increase of temperature was recorded in 2005 at 33oCelcius, and in 2006 a great increase is recorded at 37oCelcius. It is very hard indeed to stay open without any shadow for a time, especially among the concrete areas, or on the beach. The heavily hardened paths, open spaces, and roads might contribute the increase of heat beside the phenomena of global heating.
The government of the city has done a great job to develop the city garden yet the bulk and uncontrollable influx of urbanization has caused the plan always legged behind by the changes of demographic map self changes. The big numbers of urban also causes great problem in housing, view and environment maintenance which has made Jakarta like in a closed theater building, only at the higher resident and government areas have been zoned well. This probably also contribute to the increasing of temperature in Jakarta itself. From October to April Jakarta enters the wet season, and normally low places along the sides of the rivers are flooded, meanwhile most of the poor urban and local built their houses along the sides of the rivers. Some times the flood last for three or five days that make the residents of this part must be evacuated to higher places.
During May to September Jakarta is experiencing dry season, but this year of 2006 already November there is no sign of rain fall. During dry season there are many poorer settlements are under threat of natural disaster such as burn by electric short contact, or the most careless people by throwing burning smokes and others. The level of sea water at some places in Jakarta especially on the shore settlements is higher and this is indeed risk of receiving yearly flood. The only area that preserves the water is the area of Bogor highland, a place around 50 kms south of Jakarta which is actually also the source of fresh water. With the shifting of land use from open garden into various villas and new settlements has caused the potency of the area as water preservation has been decreasing tremendously. In this situation when heavy rain falls the flood in full volume flows through pitches and rivers toward lowland, especially to the area of Jakarta city.
In such a typical strong tropical temperature with full sunshine to the earth, one has to choose suitable clothing, especially if one has to be much of his/her time at the open place. The best dress for this condition is cotton that can absorb water or hygroscopic fabric to avoid skin burn which can grow fungus. Beside hygroscopic character dress must be able to give most vent to the body, simply it is able to give the circulation of the air between the body and the dress quickly. Sunscreen, hat or other shading would be necessary when one is exposed to the sun, and for those people come from sub-tropical countries sunscreen would be necessary to protect the skin. Alcoholic drink is not good for tropical area, which can make one losing appetite, and if this happened a trouble to the body, and a quick dehydration can be very common. During wet season one has to be careful to visit poorer area of the city, as sometimes diary or dengue fever can infect local people without realizing before. It is lucky that all interesting places in Jakarta visited by the tourist are far from such parts of the city.
Hotels are rich within Jakarta from cheap to luxury five star hotels are available in almost all parts of the city including hotels which are located close to the international airport of Cengkareng. For travellers who has not good flight connection can use some hotels available near airport.
National monument is the symbol of the independence standing proudly in the center of the city. See the city from the top See more
Sunda Kelapa is ancient port which is still well preserved with now special port for phinisi tradisional ships. This reminds us about the sea trade in the course of early Christian Era See more
Old Batavia town is the oldest area of the city founded in the year of 1700 by Dutch VOC preserving the European middle and modern age architectures See more
Shopping Paradise ! Jakarta city is well known for its' shopping travel. Giant shopping centers such as Mangga Dua and Tanah Abang are among the most famous places, besides cheap prices, also variation of goods and services available both retails and groceries are among the most complete.
See general map of Jakarta city with complete information on the places of interest indicated on the map within government administrative border.
Hotel Reservation in all areas of Jakara city starting from budget hotels Central Jakarta - South Jakarta - North Jakarta - West Jakarta - Jakarta Airport. Within the administration of greater Jakarta city are known many areas with its' specific character of location, type of business, certain trend of development, history, and level of advancement. One can find what is the area and hotel factility on those areas such as Ancol, China Town, Mangga Dua, Kemang and others. Short description of these areas with travel facilities can be seen here
Exploring historic part or modern life style of Jakarta city, one can now choose some type of packages which are the most efficient way or relaxing manner if time more permitting. Starting from only hiring a vehicle with driver up to fully organized all inclusive tour packages.
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