Top Things to do when in Jakarta – Explore a fascinating and a dynamic city

Being the vibrant capital of Indonesia, Jakarta is known the world over as a melting pot of different cultures, customs, and languages. Here’s a guide to explore this beautiful city.

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Shop till you drop!

The city of Jakarta is home to a bevy of malls making it a South Asia’s shopper’s paradise. Each shopping mall boasts of catering to the whims and fancies of those wanting to make their own fashion statement out here in Jakarta. From branded clothing to cheap apparels, Jakarta’s shopping malls will definitely ensure that time spent here is time spent well.

Tour the Museums

Similar to any other city in the world, Jakarta also has its share of educational and captivating museums. For those who wish to have a comprehensive and premier look into Indonesian culture, the National Museum will be the ideal place to be at. Amongst many a hotel in Jakarta, those who are based at Alila Jakarta can reach this museum in 8 minutes. In addition, the Textile Museum and the Bank Indonesia Museum hold many fascinating cultures representing different eras in Indonesian history.

Enjoy the nightlife

It’s no surprise that Jakarta’s night-time distractions make it a top destination for leisure travellers the world over. All those who are holidaying in the city will come across plenty of venues to kick back in glorious nights made up of finest cocktails and pumping music.

The historical beat!

Being the capital city bearing a remarkable historical appeal of ancient civilizations, Jakarta has been through a lot of seasons and episodes. Step back in time as you set foot in the Jakarta Old Town which features some of the old colonial museums re purposed as cafes and museums.

 

 

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Everything you need to know about the magnificent Petronas towers – the tallest twin towers of the world!

Designed by an Argentinian architect known as César Pelli, the twin towers were built according to a distinctive post-modern architecture of the 21st century. The construction commenced in 1992 and was open to the public in 1999.

Image of, View on Petronas Towers, CC BY-SA 3.0

Architecture

The building has 88 stories and stands at a height of 452 meters. It was built based on Islamic art, which reflects Malaysia’s Muslim country and the floor plan is based on an eight-sided star that has traits of arabesque patterns.

The Skybridge

The skybridge is one of the outstanding focal points of the Patronas towers. Located on the 41st floor, the bridge provides a glass walkway between the two towers. Peer down 170meters from the top or choose to go a couple floors higher and visit the observation deck on the 86th floor.

Suira KLCC

This luxury mall is located inside the Patronas towers and features many and high-end international brands, mainly catering to the tourists and upper-class crowd in Kuala Lampur.

Location

Located in Jalang Ampang – Kuala Lampur, the twin towers are in one of the most affluent cities in Malaysia. If you are looking for a good hotel in Kuala Lampur that is close to the Patronas towers, then you should consider Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lampur as it is a mere 1.9 km walk, or you could even go by taxi which would take you only around 20 minutes. The hotel’s luscious living spaces complimented by stunning views of the skyline is bound to make your stay worthwhile.

 

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

 

The colonial history of the city of Mount Lavinia and its vibrant state today as a popular tourist destination

Image by Honeplus, Mount Lavinia Beach in Sri Lanka, CC BY-SA 3.0

A city by the Sea

Looking for the best way to begin your journey in the bustling capital city of Sri Lanka? Head over to Mount Lavinia to experience a perfect blend of entertainment and tranquillity in magnificent Colombo.

About

Located about 10 kilometres away from the capital city of Sri Lanka, Mount Lavinia is a popular coastal city offering you plenty of things to see and do. It’s best known for its ‘Golden Mile’ of beaches, and some of the leading hotels such as Berjaya Hotel Colombo. Also, it’s one of the relaxing escapes close to the beach.

Historical roots

The origin of the name for this beautiful coastal town is woven around a wonderful story. It dates back to the 19th Century where the then Governor of Ceylon Sir Thomas Maitland had to accompany his lover by a secret tunnel since he was in love with an ordinary local dancer. Knowing this fact, the Kind had ordered the officer to leave the country and he named the manor as Mount Lavinia House. Later, the town took on its name as ‘Mount Lavinia’.

View a glorious sunset

Although the entire Colombo city is blessed with beautiful sunset views, the best sunset can be viewed from Mount Lavinia Beach. If you are staying at a hotel in Mount Lavinia, you can simply sit by the beachside and witness how the area looks like a colourful palate of varying hues.

Mount Lavina Beach

Being one of the best sea-bathing sports in Sri Lanka, Mount Lavina Beach hosts some of the amazing sunsets and its sea waves are ideal for swimmers. The coastal strip is lined with high-end restaurants and bars.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+