5 tips and recommendations for cheap holidays in Jakarta if you don't get paid

5 tips and recommendations for cheap holidays in Jakarta if you don't get paid
Cheap holidays around Jakarta (illustration)

JAKARTA and its surroundings have many interesting places that you can visit without spending a lot of money.

Here are some tips and recommendations to enjoy a budget vacation:

1. Plan carefully

Make a clear itinerary, including the places you want to visit, the transportation you will use and your available budget.

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2. Use public transport

Take advantage of public transport such as KRL, TransJakarta or city buses which are cheaper than using taxis or online motorcycle taxis.

3. Bring things from home

Bringing food and drinks from home can save you money when you eat out.

4. Look for promotions or discounts

Take advantage of promotions or discounts often offered by various transportation applications, restaurants or tourist attractions.

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5. Visit free or cheap places

Many tourist attractions do not charge entrance fees or offer cheap tickets.

Recommendations for budget vacation spots

1. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)

Offers several pavilions representing culture from all over Indonesia. The entrance ticket is quite affordable and there are many attractions and museums that you can enjoy at low prices.

2. Old Town of Jakarta

Enjoy the historic atmosphere of Jakarta by visiting museums, walking through Fatahillah Park and taking photos with colonial buildings in the background. Many activities can be done here for free.

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3. National Monument (Monas)

Visiting this Jakarta icon can be a fun experience with very cheap entrance fees. Don't forget to climb to the top of Monas to admire the views of the city.

4. Suropati Park

This park offers a cool and comfortable atmosphere to relax, exercise or enjoy the art surrounding it. There is no entrance fee.

5. Setu Babakan

This area is a center for the preservation of Betawi culture. You can enjoy and learn about Betawi culture for free, and taste typical dishes at affordable prices.

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6. Tiger Museum

Even though there is an entrance ticket, this museum often offers promos and discounts. You can enjoy various contemporary works of art by local and international artists.

7. GBK Stadsbos

A suitable place for a picnic or just relax with green views in the middle of the city. There is no entrance fee and you can bring food from home.

8. Santa Claus Market

This modern market offers a variety of unique culinary delights at affordable prices. In addition, there are often free art and music events.

9. Ancol

Visiting the beach in Ancol can be a cheap holiday alternative. Although there is an entrance fee, you can enjoy the beach and various other public facilities at a relatively low cost.

10. Car Free Day (CFD)

Every Sunday morning, the main roads in Jakarta are closed to motorized traffic. You can walk, cycle or just enjoy the atmosphere without pollution.

With careful planning and choosing the right place, a holiday around Jakarta doesn't have to be expensive.

Take advantage of public transportation, bring your own, and look for free or cheap places to spend your vacation time economically. Happy Holidays! (Z-10)

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