Le husband and I spent our 2nd wedding anniversary in Jakarta, Indonesia. We wanted to spend more quality time and just relax. So why not Bali? Fun fact, Le Husband and I are not big fans of beach and sand.
We transferred hotel at Central Jakarta where we relaxed and had “The Office” marathon and explored the city in between.
- Fatahillah Square/Old Town Square (No entrance fee)
- Jakarta History Museum aka Fatahillah Museum (IDR 5,000 each)
- Sarinah Mall (No entrance fee)
- Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (IDR 20,000)
- Tamini Square Mall (No entrance fee)
Not so with the chicken but their nasi goreng made our taste buds tingle. Not something you’ll expect that will satisfy your cravings but at least something that you know you get what you paid for.
- Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua Mall (No entrance fee)
This place is humongous so be ready. It is a shopping center for ready-to-wear clothes, bed covers, tablecloths, and curtains. There are many shops for wedding supplies such as souvenirs. We roam for a good 2 hours and only bought some hair accessories and food we ate for dinner.
- National Monument aka Monas (IDR 10,000)
- Grand Indonesia Mall (No entrance fee)
- Two Way Airfare via Cebu Pacific for 2 pax (PHP 5,792.58)
- Travel Tax for 2 Pax (PHP 3,240)
- GRAB Car NAIA – Makati vice versa with toll fee (PHP 700)
- Hotel near the airport for 2 Nights for 2 pax (IDR 745,251)
- Hotel in Central, Jakarta for 2 Nights for 2 pax (IDR 1,620,074)
- Food, Transportation and Shopping (IDR 1,971,700)
- GRAB Car is cheaper than you think. It’s faster and safer compared to other public transportation such as bus and train.
- Traffic in Jakarta during weekdays is worse than Manila so be strategic in planning your itinerary.
- Jakarta has tons of museums you can enjoy that offers cheap entrance fee.
- Don’t get confused with Jakarta’s currency since they have lots of zeros compared to Philippine Peso.
- Try different kinds of nasi flavor and enjoy their local cuisine.
- Plan your OOTDs and be conscious of your wardrobe (women) since Indonesia is a Muslim country.
- When shopping, don’t be afraid to bargain and haggle, they are generous enough to give discounts.
- Most Indonesians can speak English so communication won’t be a problem but it won’t hurt to know some basic Indonesian words.