From a modern art spaceÂ that highlight the works ofÂ Indonesian artists to a retailÂ shop showcasing aÂ fineÂ selection of traditional handicrafts to bring home, Raffles Jakarta concierge Yoga Rahiyang narrows down the list of places to check out inÂ a city brimming with options. Â
Where will one find the best cup of Indonesian coffee?
Tanamera coffee, a relativelyÂ new coffee shop in town that uses local coffee beans. They have a special emphasis on freshly roasted and blended beans usingÂ aÂ secret formula byÂ its coffee expert.
Whatâ€™s the best place for an Indonesian dinner?
Tugu Kunstkring Paleis Jakarta serves Indonesian Food. The highlight is the Indonesian Rijsttafelâ€”which presents a culinary experience that dates back to the colonial era. It consists of many side dishes served in small portions and rice prepared in several different styles. CommonÂ side dishes include egg rolls, sambals (Indonesia hot sauce), satay, fish, fruit, vegetables, pickles, and nuts.
If feeling adventurous in the city, one shouldâ€¦
Scuba dive at Thousand Islands,Â also known as Pulau Seribu. The surrounding reefs are home to a wide variety of fishes, making Pulau Seribu an ideal spot for diving, snorkeling, and fishing. You can choose to dive aroundÂ Kotok Island, Pantara Island, Matahari Island, Sepa Island, Putri Island, or Tiger Island.
What would be the best souvenir to bring home from Jakarta and where can one find it?
Local artist handicrafts in Alun Alun Indonesia. ItÂ is a modern retail space that support the development and marketing of Indonesiaâ€™s best products such as handicrafts, batik, and souvenirs.
Where can one enjoy artworks by local artists?
Ciputra Artpreneur is a place dedicated to art thatÂ comprises a gallery, a museum, an international standard theater, and multipurposeÂ halls. The museum,Â throughÂ exhibitions, programs, research, and publications, documents and puts context to the gallery’sÂ collection. It provides information and perspective on the development of Indonesian art, from the modernism period up until today, with a special focus onÂ the works ofÂ painterÂ Hendra Gunawan.