More to Indonesia than just Bali: Try Jakarta
17:30 AEST Sat May 11 2013
It took Getaway over twenty years to visit Jakarta and Jason was the one to break the ice.
With Indonesia on Australia's doorstep, 98% of Australians who go there head for Bali. Jakarta would love to have some of that tourist dollar and prices on many things have been cut, including accommodation which can take up a big chunk of your travel budget.
Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, is on the northwest coast of Java. Established in the 4th century, it was an important trading port and was the de facto capital of the Dutch East Indies. It has over 13 million residents and a unique diversity of tribes, language, culture and traditions. A true melting pot.