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Java Jazz Festival: Jakarta, West Java

If you are a great lover of jazz as I am then you are going to enjoy the upcoming Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta on 7th, 8th and 9th March. Inaugurated in 2005, the festival attracts thousands of visitors and is a must see if you are in Jakarta. This year some of the great talent includes The Manhattan Transfer, Najee, Jody Watley, Matt Bianco,Ray Parker Jr., Incognito and many others.

Cost:

Daily Ticket: Rp500,000
3 Day Ticket: Rp1,000.000

Getting There:

From the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Travel time 30 to 45 minutes
Distance 25 kilometers

Exit the airport and follow the signs for the toll road (Prof. Dr. Ir. Sediyatmo)

Continue going straight towards the City of Jakarta and enter the first toll road gate on the right-hand side of the road

After you enter the third toll road gate (Lingkar Dalam Kota/ Toll Pluit), continue in the direction of Grogol/Cawang towards the city centre

You will pass two large shopping malls on your right-hand side (Ciputra Mall and Mall Taman Anggrek)

Exit the toll road in Semanggi (there will be a sign); take the second block then turn left on the Semanggi drive past under the bridge and then take another left turn going up the fly over.

Drive until you can see The Sultan Hotel on your left side. Continue then turn left before the fly over, and then turn left into JCC entrance gate. Follow the signage until you reach the building.