I have actually been visiting Jakarta ever since the early 1980's when I used to work there, but I never really explored the city as I should have, partly due to my time schedule and partly because I was a young surfing fanatic who preferred to visit other places like Bali. However, over the years I have discovered more and more about this beautiful city and continue to explore it's hidden gems.
These are some of the places that I have visited with some of the photos that I have taken.
Port of Sunda Kelapa (PSK)
There are some great places to visit in the old part of Jakarta and one of these is the Port of Sunda Kelapa or PSK as it is commonly known. The port is located on the Ciliwung River estuarine and only accommodates a traditional two masted wooden sailing ship called a "Pinisi" which delivers freight to and from the various islands in the Indonesian archipelago. During the day one can see these impressive ships being loaded up, cleaned, painted and repaired and one can even take trips in small boats along the river.