Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, an archipelago country consisting of over 13,000 islands and 200 million people. Founded over 500 years ago as a small trading town on the Ciliwung River, Jakarta grew over the centuries to become a vital trade hub for ships from China, Vietnam, India and Portugal.
Today, Jakarta is the economic and political center of Indonesia, and is truly a cosmopolitan melting pot of over 300 nationalities and ethnicities. Developments such as Pacific Place are towering examples of Jakarta’s emerging economic status and of the government’s full support of the private sector.
Visitors will be impressed with the diversity and strong spirit of nationalism exhibited by Jakarta’s 10 million citizens. A striking contrast of tradition and modernity, Jakarta’s rich landscape of cultural history blends beautifully with its burgeoning commercial strength.