Established in the fourth century, Jakarta is a vibrant city with a strong ethnic and cultural heritage. Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia and also its largest city. Infused with centuries of history, Jakarta seamlessly blends the rich traditions of its past with modern architecture, excellent shopping and abundant nightlife and entertainment choices. Alila Jakarta is located in the historical part of Jakarta, close to "Kota Tua" where old buildings and properties are preserved as a reminder of the colonial period in the early 1900s.
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The Jakarta History Museum (Indonesian: Museum Sejarah Jakarta), also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum, is located in the Old Town (known as Kota) of Jakarta. The building was built in 1710 as the Stadhuis (city hall) of Batavia. The Jakarta History Museum, which opened in 1974, displays objects from the prehistoric period of the city's region, to the founding of Jayakarta in 1527, and through the Dutch colonisation period from the 16th century until Indonesia’s Independence in 1945.
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, otherwise known as Ancol Dreamland, has many tourist attractions including "DuFan", Indonesia's biggest theme park, "Atlantis Water Adventure" park, and an art market that started around 25 years ago showcasing Indonesia's traditional crafts. There is also Seaworld which features the acclaimed Antasena tunnel as well as the sea friends pool, main pool, alligator pool and shark pool. Seafood restaurants and notable lounges located along the beachfront complete the experience.
Museum Wayang Indonesia
The location of the Puppet Museum building was originally the location of an old church that was founded in 1640 under the name "de oude Hollandsche Kerk" and which, until the year 1732, served as a place of worship for civilians and Dutch soldiers who lived in Batavia.
In 1733 the church underwent repairs, and the name was changed to "de Nieuwe Kerk Hollandsche" and stood until 1808. In the courtyard of this church is now the Puppet Museum. In it, there is a small park with inscriptions that display the names of Dutch officials who were buried in the churchyard.
Grand Indonesia is a mixed-use complex that includes a shopping mall with cinema, and the Hotel Indonesia covering an area of about 640,000 m2 (6,900,000 sq ft), located on the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta. The stores are varied, from international to local designer boutiques.