Welcome Statue In Jakarta
Direktori Wisata.- The Welcome Monument was built in swampy area at the meeting point of the capital’s two main boulevards, General Sudirman and M.H Thamrin Boulevard in 1960. Now, in the first decade 21st century, the statue is surrounded by some of the tallest, most luxurious and modern building in Jakarta, Indonesia.
As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is a bustling metropolis of over 12 million people. Located strategically on the northwest coast of Java, Jakarta is the most important commercial harbor, while also serving as an international financial centre and the seat of Indonesia’s central government.
Jakarta’s strategic location on international sea routes has opened its doors to many influences from orther countries, resulting in a unique and exciting cultural mix. The original inhabitants, known as the Betawi, have their own cultural traditions language, costurnes and culsine – a mëlange of Dutch, Portuguese Arab, Indian, Malay and Chinese Influences.
Jakarta is a showcase of Indonesia’s diversity, capital of an archipelago comprising over 17.000 island, home to 300 etnic, groups and speaking 200 ditined languages. With 230 million people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populated country, This vibrant and colorful city welcomes visitors to many places on interest, both historical an cultural.