Aug. 17, 2012. Indonesian men compete in a palm tree climbing race to mark the 67th anniversary of Indonesia's independence day in Jakarta.

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Indonesian men compete in a palm tree climbing race to mark the anniversary of Indonesia's independence day in Jakarta. See this only in Indonesia

Bajaj

bajaj-up-close-in-jakarta great in the traffic

Jakarta: Ever since the becaks, or bicycle rickshaws, were banned from the Indonesian city streets in the 1990s, ojeks, or motorcycle taxis, have proliferated.

Bajaj (pronounced "ba-jai") is a three-wheeled vehicle that is widely used in Jakarta, Pekan Baru and Banjarmasin.

Aula Simfonia Jakarta Concert Hall (Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia)  Designed by Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong

Aula Simfonia Jakarta Concert Hall (Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia) Designed by Rev.

Statue of President Obama entitled "Little Barry" at his childhood school SDN 01 Menteng in Jakarta, Indonesia

Statue of President Obama entitled "Little Barry" at his childhood school SDN 01 Menteng in Jakarta, Indonesia

Kopi Es Tak Kie, Since 1927, Petak Sembilan Glodok, Jakarta

Kopi Es Tak Kie, Since Petak Sembilan Glodok, Jakarta

Pasar Senen - Jakarta - Indonesia

Pasar Senen - Jakarta - Indonesia

Jalan Surabaya, flea market in Jakarta, Indonesia

Customize your daily tour in Jakarta now! Jakarta is a city of strong cultural historical influences. At Jakarta Airport Transfer, we dont believe that one size fits all when it comes to travel.

In Indonesian, this flag is called "Sang Saka Merah Putih" (meaning "lofty bicolor red and white"). The red symbolizes human blood (hardiness, bravery, strength & valour) and the white represents the human spirit (peace and honesty). The design of this flag is based on the 13th century Javan Majapahit Empire flag that had nine red and white stripes.

Comprising of over islands, ecotourism in Indonesia has gained a lot of popularity in recent years with the protection of ocean reserves and the establishment of ecolodges across the country - Eco Escape Travel

<3 Bendera Merah Putih

<3 Bendera Merah Putih

Thamrin Street, Jakarta, 21 September 2009. A Trans-Jakarta bus making a turn at Hotel Indonesia Circle, Thamrin Street, Jakarta.

Thamrin Street, Jakarta, 21 September A Trans-Jakarta bus making a turn at Hotel Indonesia Circle, Thamrin Street, Jakarta.

Pasar Baru is a 7-storey market that houses local resellers of wide range of products ranging from textile, garments, shoes to souvenirs, food and locally produced decor items. Most items are bargainable. Pasar Baru is normally crowded as soon as it opens in the morning until it closes around 5 pm. It is popular among tourists from South-East Asia especially from Malaysia.

Pasar Baru is a 7-storey market that houses local resellers of wide range of products ranging from textile, garments, shoes to souvenirs, food and locally produced decor items. Most items are bargainable. Pasar Baru is normally crowded as soon as it opens in the morning until it closes around 5 pm. It is popular among tourists from South-East Asia especially from Malaysia.

People attempt to climb greased and slippery poles, to which prizes and flags are attached, to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day in Jakarta, August 17, 2012. Indonesia marked the 67th anniversary of its freedom from Dutch rule on August 17. (AFP photo)

People attempt to climb greased and slippery poles, to which prizes and flags are attached, to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day in Jakarta, August Indonesia marked the anniversary of its freedom from Dutch rule on August (AFP photo) AWESOME

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