Linking over 500 activities and attractions into 25 half-day and full-day excursions, this is the first in-depth book on Jakarta that tells you exactly where to go, what to do and how to get there in order to maximize your enjoyment of the city. Features description of key attractions, cultural & historical background, advice on how to get to the starting point, step-by-step guide to the walks.
Andrew Whitmarsh is a travel and adventure writer who has been exploring and writing about Jakarta for many years. Raised on bear attack survival books, Andrew viewed his initial move to Jakarta as a survivalist's challenge in an urban jungle. Over the years he has ridden on top of trains, joined street protests, seen a ghost, experienced fire therapy and had needles stuck in his head--all for the sake of experiencing Jakarta to the full. Jakarta-based Melanie Wood is a freelance writer and photographer who moved to Indonesia because she "liked the shape of it." Her blog, Gangs of Indonesia, gives some of the stories behind the photographs in this book. (Note, "gang" in Indonesian means narrow street.)