Jakarta is a huge city located on the Northwest coast of Java, Indonesia with a population of over 10 million. The 12th largest city in the world, the last 5 years have seen Jakarta outstrip Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Bangkok when it comes to growth. The local economy depends mainly on financial services, trade and manufacturing. Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport functions as a modern air terminal but has a sense of old world charm about it.
There is a long distance train link which connects Jakarta to neighboring regions and the KRL rapid transport system serves areas around the city centre. However in rush hours, huge queues build up and the whole system gets clogged. There have been plans to build a monorail and parts of the infrastructure were built but the project was finally abandoned in 2008. Right in the centre of town lies the Buffalo Field Park, apart from being a focal point for residents has staged many events and exhibitions. Towards the east of the city the miniature Park of Indonesia is actually a collection of smaller parks. The main bars and entertainment area is called Block M. Half a dozen late drinking dens are huddled around Falatehan Street.