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The 9 best things to do in Jakarta

When visiting Indonesia, the best things to do in Jakarta aren't always at the top of a tourist's list. The city can never decide on its true population, which hovers somewhere around 13 million but with millions more from satellite cities moving in and out of the capital daily. Jakarta is grimy, hot and hectic, but there’s nowhere on Earth like it. With a bit of patience, good humour and curiosity, the 500-year-old city slowly reveals itself to visitors as a treasure trove of street food, rich heritage and unexpected hidden gems. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

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