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Short Trips From Jakarta!
29 Mar 2018EXPLOREBY SweetEscape

A bustling metropolitan where many people from around the world flock to work, it goes without saying that life in Jakarta is very hectic. No wonder Jakarta residents scramble out of the city on the weekend for a little getaway. With this in mind, here are the top 4 places you could escape the city from - in only two to three hours!


Steeped in culture and history, Kuching will make the perfect weekend getaway from Jakarta for you! Hit historical landmarks and sites such as The Astana and Fort Margherita, or stroll along the city's oldest street, the Main Bazaar, which houses the best antique and handicraft shops in the country.

by Hafiz for SweetEscape in Kuching


Situated near the Malacca Strait, Penang is known for its rich heritage and architecture as well as a wide range of modern entertainment and retail choices, natural features such as beaches and hills, and, of course, its world-famous cuisine. There's never any dull moment in Penang!

by Andrew for SweetEscape in Penang


Formerly a part of Malang, Batu is simply the nice, short getaway you're looking for with its astounding natural attractions. There are plenty of sites to visit in Batu, including Cuban Rondo Waterfall, Jatim Park (Jawa Timur Park), and Alun-Alun Batu. Don't forget to go to the historic colonial-style hotel, the Kartika Wijaya.

by Stevan for SweetEscape in Batu


There is more to Batam than merely the hub between Indonesia and Singapore. Visit Tua Pek Kong Temple and Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple to restore some inner peace, or take a walk at Barelang Bridge, where you can enjoy a picturesque seascape and wait for the stunning sunset while you’re here!

by Eddie for SweetEscape in Batam
by Eddie for SweetEscape in Batam

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