Jakarta Nightlife and Entertainment

Jakarta occupied by people from transversely the Indonesian archipelago and yonder, is a melting pot of cultures then so bids an extensive variety of entertainment choices to go well with all likings. You may arrange a tour with Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, Singapore. If you wish to experience something indeed traditional, you can watch Indonesian performances for instance wayang kulit (shadow puppet shows) and gamelan (traditional Javanese) music.

You can go to Taman Ismail Marzuki where there is a presentation almost every night, to witness Jakarta’s cultural showcase. You can watch Balinese dances, join poetry readings, or gamelan concerts. One more well-liked venue is the Gedung Kesenian Jakarta where you may appreciate traditional dance and theatre as well European classical music and dance. The yearly arts festival at the Jakarta Arts Building furthermore offers the unspoiled chance to see topnotch dance, music and theater performed by local and foreign artists.

Jakarta is Indonesia’s most progressive and urbane city proposing a remarkable nightlife. There are many bars, discos, karaoke lounges and nightclubs alternating from sleazy to sophisticated. Warning! Be mindful of safety and precautions.

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Bands twitch around 10 PM or 11PM and last until about 3 AM. Hotel bars are the most common and they appear to spurt at the layers through weekends. Burgundy, in Grand Hyatt, is the spot for the who’s who of the city. Thenceforth there are the chain cafes similar to Planet Hollywood, Newscafe, Fashion Café, and Hard Rock Café, which are extremely widespread throughout the weekends on top. Some other bars worth going to consist of Pitstop Club in the Sari Pan Pacific, Chequers in the Mandarin Oriental, and B.A.T.S. in the Shangri-La. Jaya Pub is as great as a Jakarta institution with live performers most evenings.

Tanamor is very popular among expatriates when it comes to discos and is Jakarta’s most well-liked discothèque. It is perfect for a famous spot for letting your hair down, more especially on Fridays and Saturdays when it beats with the enthusiasm of a full house. Another well-patronized discotheque consists of the stylish Jalan Jalan, gratifying to the young troop, and Garasi, the preferred rendezvous of financial executives and stockbrokers.

Jakarta has some classy Nightclubs and Karaoke bars with technological lighting, huge sound systems, and impelling dance music. The clubs open around 9 PM but the deed doesn’t actually begin until in the middle of the night. Happening on weekends, they are open till 4 AM or later. You can head to Chinatown, located north of the city, here you can discover amongst others, the Rap Club and Haze for some of Jakarta’s best nightclubs.

 

Dining Options

Jakarta is a topnotch culinary destination where you can appreciate traditional Indonesian and worldwide cuisine and moreover remarkable mixture foods with global inspirations. There is a richness of reasonably-priced halal fare being a pre-dominantly Muslim country. Jakarta has the finest variety of restaurants in Indonesia where you can eat everything from monkey meat in the streets of Glodok to fine dining in international restaurants. Many restaurants and eateries are costly by Indonesian standards nonetheless the comparatively low rate of the rupiah implies you can take pleasure in fine dining at a portion of the value it would charge in other parts of the world. Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, Singapore lets you taste Indonesia’s dining option.

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Street food is extremely usual in Jakarta and there is no shortage of food stalls or warungs as to locals and snacks vendors selling nosh, the typically Indonesian satay or bakso tok-tok (Chinese soup). Jakarta as well has its reasonable share of worldwide chains and franchises. You’ll simply find these in food courts and in shopping malls for example Plaza Senayan, Taman Anggrek Mall, and Plaza Indonesia. In some malls, you can in fact see the food being ready and you can as well try diverse specialisms in advance of deciding on what you desire to eat. But a warning though, you should also be very cautious of what you eat.

Restaurants introducing Indonesian cuisine can be normally found in the city. Common dishes consist of spicy hot Padang food, tasty chicken from Kalasan in Central Java, grilled fish from Ujung Pandang, and sumptuous Chinese seafood dishes.

Jakarta presents various international culinary delicacies for all to experience. To name only a few, you can try out American, Asian, Brazilian, British, Chinese, Deli, Dutch, European, French, Greek, Indian, Irish, and Italian. There is likewise a respectable assortment of restaurants providing these menus reaching from low-priced to costly. Most fine dining restaurants can be found in the five star hotels focused in the Golden Triangle area as likewise in habitations for example Kemang, Menteng and Kebayoran Baru. Cafe Batavia, in the northwest of the city, offers an unforgettable dining experience done its Hong Kong and Pacific Rim menus. In Oasis, you will be greeted with live gamelan music. The restaurant has a stimulating cuisine and a fully clad wine list.

The cafes situated in Jalan Jaksa distribute normal travelers’ fare extending from quasi-European to Indonesian. The charges are inexpensive and the breakfasts served are of worthy price. The place is perfect for the backpackers and the budget travelers. Ya Udah are a well-liked and comparatively expensive hidey-hole serving Western dishes and an extensive diversity of pies. Pappa Kafe serves a wide-ranging menu counting Indian food. Memori has food alike to Pappa Kafe then in the evenings you can enjoy watching American movies.

 

Diving and Snorkeling Spot in Bali

Let’s escape the hassle and bustle city life in Jakarta, Indonesia and try the best diving and snorkeling spots in Bali. Bali has remarkable sites for diving and snorkeling. Aside from being the best for surfing, Bali beaches have mind-blowing underwater view as well. Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, Singapore prepared this list of the best places for snorkeling and diving in Bali.

Menjangan Island Bali
Menjangan Island Bali is can be found at West Bali National Park (Taman Nasional bali barat). The island has stunning underwater view with coral reefs wall on all sides of the island. Snorkeling and diving alike are topmost preferences when traveling here. Many tourists claim that Menjangan Island is the best among all snorkeling and diving spot in Bali.

You can effortlessly witness butterfly fish, angel fish, clown fish, crocodile fish, lion fish, anthias, pipefish, and other kind of fish here under Menjangan Island Sea. There are also times, If lucky, to see baby sharks.

Amed and Tulamben
Amed is a finest spot for snorkeling and freediving, while Tulamben is a place best for diving. These two places are to be found in the eastern of Bali Island. Similar to a temple and Japanese shipwreck, Amed has underwater submarine mailbox, while Tulamben has US Liberty shipwreck. You can effortlessly observe schooling fish in both places. Not to mention, beautiful coral reefs are amazing underwater view of Amed and Tulamben as well.

Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida
Nusa Lembongan is also one of the best spot for snorkeling and sea walking. Whereas Nusa Penida is a best place for diving to look for Mola-mola fish/Sun Fish. Sea walking is managed by Bali Marine Walk. Here, you can walk under the sea with hundreds of fish swimming everywhere with you.

Padang Bai
Padang Bai also one of the best places in Bali for snorkeling despite being not as popular compared to the three places listed above.

Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, Singapore guarantees you with no complaints vacation in Bali!

Must See Wildlife in Asia

Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, Singapore had arranged many tours on various Wildlife destinations in Asia such as:

Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia is a national park that is home to over 500 species of animals, counting nearly 200 types of mammals. Sumatran tigers and flying lemurs, together with clouded leopards, flying frogs and sambar deer are just some examples of one of the greatest varied animal populations in Indonesia. Gunung Leuser also comprises a rehabilitation house for orangutans. Located in the near-pristine Bukit Barisan Mountains, the park’s altitude shoots from zero to 3,381 meters, with the Alas River cutting the park in half.

The Bonin Islands, Japan, also known as the Ogasawara Islands in Japan, have the merit of being the most remote destination on this list; there is no other way to get there but by a 25-hour ferry from Tokyo. It’s completely worth it, however, as visitors have an amazing 90% chance of seeing humpback whales from February-April. Visitors can as well see sperm whales in the summer and fall, and dolphins all year around. The islands are likewise rare in that they were not ever associated to the Japanese mainland or any other continent, and hence are home to crabs, insects and birds not found anywhere else in the world.

Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysia is extended over closely 440 square kilometers in lowland rainforest, Danum Valley was uninhabited by humans when it opened. As soon as you’re in the valley, visitors can take guided walks and drives and nighttime safaris to try and spot the Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhino, Malay sun bear and more. Throughout durian season, the likelihoods of seeing orangutans upsurge. The real treat here, though, is the birdwatching, as it’s the sole place where the spectacled flowerpecker has only been seen.

Similan Islands, Thailand is known as one of the top diving destinations in the world. May it be diving or snorkeling, it’s likely to see spectacular coral reefs, schools of tropical fish, manta rays and sea turtles during the short November-April open season. Mu Ko Similan National Park lets visitors experience the pleasure of seeing air, land and sea-based wildlife, from birds and sixteen species of bats, to vipers, pythons and lizards, too much friendlier bottlenose dolphins.

Yala National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s oldest and most famous national parks. It’s most well-known for its huge numbers of elephants and leopards, which can be appreciated when on safari. The park shelters numerous ecosystems, including moist and dry monsoon forests and wetlands. Historical and religious sites and ruins enhance the must-see list. The park is divided into five blocks, making it easier to plan a trip.

 

Most Classic Breakfasts of the World

Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, Singapore: Most Classic Breakfasts of the World

Thailand

Rice noodles (flatter and wider than those in pad thai) comes with mouth-tingling condiments like fresh or preserved chiles in vinegar. In Bangkok, jasmine rice is boiled as khao tom or fried askhao pat, with shrimp, pork, or chicken.

Indonesia and Malaysia

The morning meal in Bali, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur mirrors the hegemony of rice. Variants include nasi goreng (fried rice with prawns, chicken, and egg), nasi lemak (coconut-infused rice with crisp anchovies), and bubur ayam (rice porridge with chicken, egg, and shallots). While for the sweet tooth there’s pisang goreng (banana fritters with palm sugar).

Great Britain and Ireland

The British Isles may be the ticket when you’re feeling daring and adventurous. Made of curdled and boiled pig’s blood, mixed with chunks of pork fat and stuffed into a sausage casing, the Irish black pudding will excite you. The Scots have an alike difficult tradition: haggis—sheep’s liver, heart, and lungs mixed with oatmeal and suet, then simmered in the sheep’s intestines. Tamer palates might choose the classic English breakfast, with eggs, bangers (sausages) or streaky bacon, tomatoes, and mushrooms. It’s frequently called a fry-up for good reason: almost the whole thing on the plate is fried, as well as the toast. The Brits may add baked beans or bubble and sque

Southern Europe

Apart from the indispensable caffè, an Italian breakfast spread might also contain cured meats (Parma ham; mortadella from Bologna) and cheeses (pecorino in Rome; smoked scamorza in Puglia). In Spain, potatoes, onions, and eggs are cooked in olive oil and formed into a fat, round tortilla española, from which slices are cut all day long. The somewhat more debauched Spanish breakfast is deep-fried churros dunked in bittersweet hot chocolate. One look at the contented sheep and goats grazing on any mountain tells you there will be great feta in Greece. Breakfast pies are made with phyllo dough and cheese and spinach or wild greens.

Caribbean

Puerto Rico’s yeasty egg bread, pan de mallorca (from the Spanish island of the same name), go with café con leche. In Jamaica, ackee with saltfish appears like scrambled eggs, however ackee is a fruit; callaloo, served on the side, is a leafy green. The dish frequently comes with bami (cassava flatbread), johnnycakes (fried dumplings), breadfruit, and Jamaica’s well-known Blue Mountain coffee.

Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Gallo pinto (painted rooster) is the national breakfast dish of these two nations, an orientation to the speckled look of the mixed beans and rice; however it is also an effort to hide the fact that it’s frugally meatless. A more luxurious version would be served with stewed meat and chorreadas, Costa Rican corn pancakes.