How does the technique of explaining the most exciting night and city life in Asia? How does the technique of understanding that chaotic, slightly ugly and warm city, become the most aesthetic empiricist we have ever lived? After feeling a year in this madness still to be found in our country, I can tell us that I think I have never witnessed a city like that. Maybe I do not want anything, and I do not know what city it is. Without reference and with not much hope I landed in a city where everything can happen. Forget about some of the great Muslims and their stereotypes, here start the guidance of Jakarta (Jakarta is written there and in English), the capital of binal Indonesia.
The city is the largest with more than 12 million inhabitants, and chaos is widespread, with little traffic and a number of monuments to look at. Monas (national monument) and Grand Indonesia’s location with its luxurious Mal-mals and restaurants with spectacular prices for Spanish pockets are highly recommended to visit. Also the old Dutch colonial cafes in the City area, but what really made Jakarta famous was the party, the state of the city, the very riveting people (probably the best I’ve ever known) and all their women. The level of English is more or less decent and you can not communicate a lot and you are a little stranger, it’s always easy to meet different people in the city. The ideal time to visit the city is from March to November, avoiding Christmas and January and February which are the peak of the rainy season.
Visa, Currency, and Internet
In 2015, the Spaniards have the option to pick up a free visa on arrival, they hand over the stamp on our passport and we enter about 30 days free of charge, simple and fast. For the currency, Indonesia uses rupees, which in the change for 1 euro = 15,000 rupees. Do not be surprised to get to the bank and with high evolution, give yourself the fear when you find 1 million rupees for example and that’s little more than 60 euros J As for phone and internet only 2 euro You make purchases of local sim cards and with Internet access from your phone, which we will prepare on arrival. Internet in Indonesia like religion, especially social network and flirt with mobile phone, we will not stop wearing Tinder around the journey. The least used providers are Telkomsel, 3 and Ooredoo.
Transport and city districts
Get ready for crazy traffic, among the ugliest in the world in traffic jams, but the good thing is that weekends and nights are almost gone and do not suffer. The transportation system in Jakarta is summarized in one: Taxi. They are the cheapest, the most efficient and there are thousands everywhere. There are two star companies that are not rarely recommended for use, BlueBird, blue cabs and the best so far, and Express, white taxis with Express beside, are reliable. Refrain from others, with these two more than enough. Then there is an improper Transjakarta bus, motorbike taxi or transport to avoid traffic where the driver takes you to motorcycle and Uber and Grab websites that have been installed in the city.
For the location of stay, the best location is Grand Indonesia, Setiabudi or Kuningan, 3 in the city center, the location of all expatriate residents, there is the best party and there are the largest number of hotels and residence locations. Gran Indonesia is the largest Mall in the country, opposite Plaza Indonesia, Mall tro and reference hotels. Around these two shopping centers and the familiar roundabout across the street, it is located in some of the city’s finest hotels. Setiabudi, is a different but most diverse center area, with “kost” or accommodation for backpackers, students or travelers who do not want to spend not a bit of money on accommodation. Some of the finest and perfect for bringing women, organizing parties with roommates on the roof or simply living in quieter areas and settlements, but next to party locations and shopping centers, for not much money. And if what we want is the other way around, it’s the most luxurious hotel in town, the best in Kuningan, where Marriott, Oakwood, W and all the luxury hotels are located.
Rooftop and restaurant
The city’s best restaurants and rooftops are filled around 8pm at dinner, with references to food like Basque, Loewy, E & O, Bluegrass, Social House or Cork and Screw. They are the most similar, not the least class, not too expensive for their level and the best food (from the Spanish food, steakhouse, hamburger or the extraordinary pasta location, these places are references). After eating, you often go to the bar to drink more. The two main roofs of the city are Cloud and Skye. You can not go without seeing these two bars, located in the city’s two highest towers, where we can see from the 56th floor of the city. In the evening they are two important affairs. For younger expats, Safehouse, Lola or Bauhaus are fashionable. while for rich Indonesians they prefer speakeasies (hidden bars like in American dry law) type Hemingway, Monty or Proof. If you are going to meet girls from the evening, the two most famous are BATS or CJs, both in the luxury hotel bar (Hotel Shangrila and Hotel Mulia).
Eventually the nightclub of 1 in the morning is laden and close after 5 some big. Then it is not uncommon to be there after the north of the nearby town in the morning. The strict dress code is applied especially for women (as doormen say, women can not enter without heels would be rude to humans). Men can not wear flip-flops, T-shirts or shorts and women should always wear high heels. The only bad thing about Jakarta is that being a Muslim alcohol is expensive. The entrance to the disco is worth between Rp150,000 and Rp300.000 on weekends. And each glass is over rp150000, so almost 10 euros per glass is ordinary. Bring it, let’s know the most amazing things about town, parties and fun.
Party in Jakarta
The party in Jakarta is crazy, full of clubs, we die expecting white people (bules to call us) and spectacular people who want to have fun. I still remember my first week in town, where I played with the party, and I asked for Indonesians: How is it possible in a Muslim country and somewhat conservative, the party in Jakarta is so incredible? And I will never forget the answer they gave me and summarize what this location is: Look, it’s the simplest. We had a bad city, not a bit hot for the day and a ban in our religion. What I do and you do at night, go forth as if there is no tomorrow, drink and do all the sins that do not leave us for that day. From there I understood everything.
The party of the city is broken down into basically 3 regions, north of south and central element. Very important and very well known in the city center, from Grand Indonesia to SCBD (Sudirman Central Business District) and surrounding areas. Here are the best clubs, all the best women and very close to what you know in Europe (The northern city is for the madness of prostitution, striptease, techno and drugs, the southern element in Kemang is more useful for music, calmer drinking and some loose disco ). The best clubs in Central Jakarta:
X2: The nightclub in town. Every foreigner between the ages of 20 and 35 should experience this peculiarity. Women everywhere, good music, two rooms, more perreo less power, all the people are charming and it’s only that there is no such club in Spain. The entry fee is between 9 and 12 euros, depending on the show with drinks, the music is commercial EDM in general, nice and not the least changed. Preparing for a total spree.
Inmigrant: Maybe another benchmark in town when it comes to parties. Located on the sixth floor of Plaza Indonesia, it has a small dance floor which is often filled with expats and the most charming local girls. It’s more luxurious than the X2 and the highest price, with 15 or 20 euros with cup entries, but it’s really worth it, the best location to connect with pivones.
Dragonfly: Very beautiful and elegant club in the city, more or less home music, not a few models but quite a few girls who perform to dig rich expatriates. The entry price is expensive because it costs 14 euros without drinks. Wednesday has the best night for girls in town and if you link here, you can be sure that it can be the night of your life, even if it is more complicated than Inmigrant or X2.
Fable: If we are between 20 and 26 years old, Fable can be your best party location. The rich lecture kids, the potato girls, the alcohols are plentiful and the most fun, yet in more luxurious local circumstances. Just below Lucy in the Sky. The entrance, a fashionable terrace for a drink and say with the locals before leaving the city center.
Blowfish: The most beautiful and well-designed club, which successfully attracts the best viewers in the city, especially China with pasta and not a few celebrities. Great music with a good DJ in his last years was like Southern Gross, Fat Boy Slim or Richie Hawtin. It’s harder to connect China or Indonesia with China with a more enclosed community and it is not uncommon in the clubs but the best clubs if you say the right person.
Empirica: Empirica is greatest and often rarely exciting and popular, with a 50-meter bar, graceful people and an amazing sound system. More than half of the people are still indochina like in Blowfish, but there is less mixture with expats and the entrance is cheaper, for 8 euro with a glass.
Nightlife in North Jakarta
Next to the northern element of Monas (national monument), we will pursue the most insane and astonishing party you can imagine in a Muslim country. Nightclubs, karaoke bars, striptease bars, massages at the spa, and all around in the same building. They are loaded with paid girls sometimes, and Indonesians like such a party to get to the bar, drink, watch aunt, find a sensual massage and madness. Seeing to believe these places, mixed with some techno clubs and outdated people, we would assume that you are in Ibiza rather than in a Muslim country. The most famous are: Alexis, Malioboro, 1001, Illigals, Emporium, Golden Crown. Each has a striptease, a massage, a drink, a lap dance and what you want basically. They are the perfect place for bachelor or outdated parties with your friends, or give yourself plus plus massages in very mystical places in town, Delta or My Places.
Colisseum: Best nightclub in North Jakarta, outstanding design, best sound and exposure system, and some of the best events with international DJs. But durilla music is not a bit of a night, and people often go through and are not concerned like in different clubs that give up spectacular games downtown. Sign 15 euro with glass, if you like techno and electronics, you can fall in love.
Nightlife in South Jakarta and Blok M
The party center next to the southern element of the city is Kemang. Here there are not a few live music bars and small clubs for a more relaxed and older situation. Nu China, 365 and Triple Nine are still there and crowded. There’s always a new bar open like Parc 19, Liberica, Treehouse or Cafe Mondo, often there are not a few girls and not a few expats, or music enthusiasts with new bands and groups from the city. The most famous is probably the Eastern Promise, the best location in the center of Kemang, with live music and a free microphone sometimes for customers to sing. Very fun for the older and quiet.
Block M: it is a red light district with bars fused with paid websites and expats. In each street there are 4-5 bars that have women with poor lives for older expats, dance bars and a number of karaoke and massage complexes. It’s a bit more cloudy but fun, popular in Korea and Japan, with not a few restaurants dedicated to all of this audience.
And what about Indonesian women? They may be fascinated and deeply adored by foreigners in Southeast Asia. From the first minute we get on social networks like Tinder, Skout, or OkCupid, they’ll say with you, they want to stay with you. By not having much conversation with them on the promise you will prepare individually you will love it. Then at clubs like X2 or InMigrant it’s pretty easy to go with them and if you can not always finish the night in the most insane territory in the north of the city. The choice is in your hands. we will never feel like that, and that is something that when you land here you can not imagine. Let our empirical life begin!