On the northwest coast of Java, overlooking the beautiful ocean lies Jakarta the capital of Indonesia. Renowned for its variety of temples and museums, the city attracts many international visitors, entertaining them with some of Asia's most vibrant festivals and celebrations.
Held annually in midsummer, the Jakarta Fair is one of the most celebrated carnivals, greatly enjoyed by all visitors both young and old.
The Fair marks the anniversary of the city of Jakarta, warmly inviting all Indonesians and foreign travellers. The fair takes place for one whole month and visitors have the ultimate opportunity to see Jakarta's traditional arts and crafts. Most popular among the selection of local souvenirs are the wooden puppets indigenous to West and Central Java.
The Jakarta International Exhibition Center comes alive as more than 2000 corporations over 27 provinces participate together hosting some of the biggest exhibitions, business promotions and entertainment events. The grounds cover 109 acres (44 hectares) and provide large parking areas to conveniently accommodate a large crowds who come to the business promotional activities and thrilling cultural performances and music festival.
For international visitors interested in this splendid celebration, the convenient solution, delightful cuisine and luxury accommodation at Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta help provide the ideal base.