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Jakarta Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

Jakarta Layover Tips for Flight Attendants | WOC

One of the most extraordinary things about Jakarta is its undying spirit! It is fascinating to see how the locals manage to be calm and cheerful even in the midst of horrible traffic and pollution. This city has a lot to offer from glitzy malls to beautiful parks and museums. Explore the city during your layover with this short guide for cabin crew.

What to do in Jakarta for 24h – 48h

How to get around in Jakarta


One of the easiest and most convenient ways of getting around Jakarta is to take taxis. All of the taxi fleet is equipped with meter. Always insist on using the meter rather than settling on a fixed price. There are private taxi services like Uber available as well.


Ojeks, or moto taxis, can traditionally be found during the day on most street corners. They can take one passenger just around the corner or even across town. If you’re looking to hitch a quick ride, give the new app Go-jek a try.


Transjakarta is the public bus system that runs through 12 corridors 24 hours a day, hitting the major landmarks and popular sites in the city, including Kota Tua, Taman Mini, Blok M, and the Central Business District.

Popular tourist attractions for flight attendants in Jakarta

Kota Tua Jakarta

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Jakarta Old Town aka Old Batavia, or locally referred to as ‘Kota Tua Jakarta’, was the downtown area of the capital long ago, bearing silent witness to the occupation of the Dutch East India Company. Consistent with the nostalgic aura of the old town, most of the museums in Jakarta are found within Kota Tua. These include the Jakarta History Museum, the Wayang or Puppet Museum, the Museum of Sculpture and Ceramic Arts and many more

Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands)

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This cluster of islands forms a splendid nautical getaway that ranges from a mere half hour to a three hours’ boat ride from the north coast of the capital city. Out of the 110 islands, 11 islands are for tourists and locals. You can spend a day or two here dong a range of activities from sunbathing on white sands to more exciting watersports such as snorkeling, banana boating, diving or Jetskiing!  Click here for more information!

Ancol Dreamland

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If you are looking for some offbeat fun, visit Ancol Dreamland. Located at the North of Jakarta, the place is known to be the biggest theme park with many attractions. There’s two hotels, Mercure and Discovery and one cottage, Pondok Putri Duyung for staying overnight. There’s also Dunia Fantasi amusement park, Atlantis Water Adventure and SeaWorld or you could relax on the beach as well.

Food and Entertainment in Jakarta


Inside this gracious old colonial house (1922) is one of Jakarta`s best Indonesian restaurants. The menu changes nightly depending on what the chefs source from the best local markets and suppliers.

P.S. The restaurant is halal, no alcohol is served.

Lenggang Jakarta

One of Merdeka Square’s best features is this well-organised assortment of food stalls. Enjoy the bounty at long communal tables. We like Nasi Pecel Bu Buto Khas Madiun, which (despite the name) serves three spicy dishes (chicken, fish and veggie) from East Java.

Colosseum Club

This vast club with a huge dance floor and a 16m-high roof is the venue for what’s easily one of the most impressive lighting systems in the world. Trance, house, retro and foam are just some of the elements of the spectacle.

Cloud Lounge

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Gourmet bites, mixologist-approved cocktails, an indoor outdoor lounge with views of the entire city from the 49th floor of The Plaza tower – this spot already has enough charms to lure you in.

Shopping in Jakarta

Visit Grand Indonesia Mall at Jakarta Center for a wide variety of latest fashion brands and food court outlets/restaurants to choose from.

Flight Attendants discounts in Indonesia

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Jakarta.Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover !

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Any fun experiences to share from your layover in Jakarta?

How was your layover in Jakarta? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

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