Jakarta is a thriving metropolis, filled with a variety of sights, sounds and attractions. The city is the capital of Indonesia and is home to over 300 ethnic groups who speak 200 different languages and represent different cultures and religious traditions. Located on the northern coast of West Java, Jakarta is the centre of Indonesia’s political, commercial and industrial activity, and the city also acts as the main gateway to the rest of Indonesia. Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s leading low-cost airline offers travellers comfortable and affordable flights to Jakarta and its many historical and cultural attractions. Mihin Lanka also offers flights to Medan, another tourist hotspot in the country which is conveniently located in close proximity to Jakarta, and is an ideal destination to add to a holiday in Indonesia.
Mihin Lanka is a leading low-cost airline in South Asia that operates across many destinations in the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and South East Asia. Since its launch in 2007, Mihin Lanka has come a long way, becoming one of the region’s most admired affordable travel brands. Focused on providing its customers with world-class travel options at an affordable price, Mihin Lanka offers flights to key destinations in the region. The airline has been offering flights from Colombo to Jakarta from 2010, and also offers flights between Jakarta and Medan. Both destinations will provide business and leisure travellers with a variety of attractions and highlights that will enable them to have a truly memorable holiday.
A great place for shopping and entertainment: Over the last few decades, Jakarta has rapidly developed into a hotspot in Asia for shopping and entertainment. The city’s skyline features prominent and modern sky scrapers and high rise buildings, as well as a variety of state-of-the-art shopping centres, restaurants, bars and recreational complexes. Shopping is an important part of people’s lifestyles in Jakarta and the city’s many malls provide visitors with an indulgent escape. Weekends and Indonesian holidays are often the most popular days to visit the malls and some of the city’s most popular shopping spots include Grand Indonesia and Plaza Indonesia in the city centre, Senayan City, Ciputra Shopping Mall, Central Park Mall and the Mall of Indonesia. Other popular malls include Pacific Place, Gandaria City and Pondok Indah Mall in the south. Jakarta is also home to a variety of small boutiques which are worth visiting and local markets such as the Bright Spot Market and Ina Craft Fair are also recommended shopping spots.
Historical and cultural attractions: The National Museum of Indonesia is over two centuries old and is one of the city’s most important icons. It is located in the heart of Jakarta and is an archaeological, historical, geographical and ethnological museum. It is often referred to as the Elephant Building, due to the elephant statue which is located there. In Merdeka Square, Jakarta’s city centre, the National Monument tower stands proudly overlooking the city and it houses the first red-and-white flag flown at Indonesia’s Proclamation of Independence on 17 August 1945. The National Gallery is a combination of a museum and art gallery in Jakarta, where travellers can enjoy culture, history and visual arts. Jakarta is also home to a variety of other art galleries and museums including the Shadow Puppets Museum, the Jakarta History Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Ancient Inscription Museum.
A destination that offers something for everyone: Jakarta is the ideal holiday destination in the region, because it provides travellers with an array of different activities and attractions. From accommodation to entertainment, the city’s offering is so diverse; that travellers with different interests can enjoy an exciting and memorable holiday. The city has a variety of accommodation options, ranging from luxurious five-star hotels to more affordable hostels. Jakarta’s Ragunan Zoo, Kidzania, Jaya Ancol Recreational Park and Sea World (Dunia Fantasi), are some of the city’s most popular attractions and offer an exciting range of experiences for the whole family. For those who want to experience the flavours of the city, Jakarta is also home to an array of local and international restaurants, and is also the ideal place to sample authentic Indonesian cuisine.
Enhance your holiday with a quick stop in Medan – the multicultural city: Located a few hours away from Jakarta, Medan is a modern town that is rich in Indonesian character, but still encompasses remnants of its Dutch Colonial past. Medan is the marketing, commercial, and transportation centre of a rich agricultural area containing several rubber plantations, palm oil estates, as well as coffee and tea plantations. The town is also home to a variety of industries and is a key tourist centre. Some key attractions of Medan include the Maimoon Palace, which was built by the sultan of Deli in 1888, the palace is an important architectural landmark that is a mix of Malay, Mogul and Italian influences. Also located in Medan, is a variety of historical buildings including the Museum of North Sumatra which features a vast collection of artefacts from early North Sumatran civilisations, various Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic periods as well as periods that are rich in colonial and military history.
Mihin Lanka strives to maintain the highest standards and is the only low-cost airline in the region, which provides a complimentary on-board meal and a free checked-in baggage allowance. Focused on delivering the best to its customers, Mihin Lanka continuously adapts to passenger needs, in order to further fulfil its mission of being the leading low-cost airline in the region. For more information about flights to Jakarta and Medan, call the Mihin Lanka Call Centre on 011 2002255 or visit www.mihinlanka.com.