Jakarta, Indonesia cruise holidays

An irresistible magnet for tourists, Jakarta is a vast, sprawling city in the northwest of Java – one of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands. The city is an eclectic blend of cultures and languages, from Javanese, to Chinese, Arab, Malay, European and Indian. These influences can be seen in the heady mix of cuisines, along with multi-faceted architectural styles. Kota Tua – the city’s Old Town – is peppered with Dutch colonial buildings, and is also where you’ll find Sunda Kelapa port and Jakarta’s Chinatown, Glodock. Take a wander along the city’s bustling streets to discover museums, mosques, and an abundance of flamboyant street art, not forgetting a vibrant performing arts scene.