If you are looking for stress free removals to Indonesia or shipping to Jakarta, Greens Removals has more than 40 years' experience in domestic and commercial overseas moves. We provide reliable, low cost removals to Indonesia and shipping to Jakarta and are also British Association of Removals (BAR) registered, so you can be assured of the highest standards.
Removals to Indonesia
Greens Removals is a UK based firm with experience in removals to Indonesia and shipping to Jakarta, the capital. We also help companies and individuals relocate from the UK to other parts of Indonesia including the cities of Surabaya, Bandung, Medan, Bekasi, Serang, Depok, Tangerang, Palembang, Semarang and Makassar.
Our removals to Indonesia service is designed to suit your individual requirements and can include all or one of the following: short or long term storage, packing and unpacking, shipping to Jakarta in full or part load 20 ft or 40 ft containers and/or air freight, and removals to Indonesia of specialist items such as cars, pets, bulky goods or valuables. To make your relocation hassle free, we also help with all customs and other related paperwork requirements for your move.
At Greens we aim to make sure your relocation goes as smoothly as possible. For removals to Indonesia and shipping to Jakarta we work together with one of the largest relocation companies in Asia to offer you efficient, dependable removals to Indonesia at very competitive prices.
For removals to Indonesia, shipping to Jakarta, or if you are relocating to any other parts of Asia, contact our friendly, professional team on 01449 613053 and we will be happy to help you with any queries you may have.
Shipping to Jakarta, Indonesia: Living in the Capital
Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is a mix of modern western architecture with traditional Indonesian culture. It has a population of around 23 million living in Greater Jakarta who are predominantly Muslim (nearly 90 per cent).
Jakarta is a province rather than a city and is a real melting pot littered with the unexpected including extreme wealth and slums. The foreigners who have relocated here have nicknamed it 'Big Duran' in reference to Indonesia's answer to New York City, or the Big Apple.
Originally known as Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta has also been known as Jayakarta, Batavia and Djakarta. It is made up of five cities headed by a mayor and one regency called Thousand Islands which is a tourist hotspot consisting of 105 small islands.
Jakarta's cities are as follows: Central Jakarta which has Dutch colonial buildings and many attractions including museums and the national monument (Tugu Monas); West Jakarta, home to the colourful sights and rich scents of China Town and part of the old town; South Jakarta with affluent homes and up-market shopping areas; East Jakarta is mainly industrial with some rice fields and North Jakarta is next to the sea and where Ancol Dreamland is based.
Jakarta's economy is mainly led by banking, finance, trading and manufacturing. The Stock Exchange of Indonesia and the Bank of Indonesia are both based in Jakarta. Among the main industries are electronics, vehicles, mechanical engineering, biomedical science and chemicals.
If you are moving here, it is likely you will want to keep in touch with the news. The English language national newspapers available here are: the Jakarta Post and the Jakarta Globe.
If you are moving here with family, the three major international schools in Jakarta are the Gandhi Memorial International School, The British International School and the Jakarta International School.
Moving to Jakarta, Indonesia: Places to Visit
Thousand Islands is a major tourist destination and offers beautiful beaches and water sports including wind surfing, diving and marine tourism. Ancol Dreamland on Jakarta Bay in North Jakarta is a major resort with a theme park, water park, sea world, international championship golf course, hotels and other attractions.
Some of the landmarks include the national monument in the city's central park, Merdeka Square. The Istiqlal Mosque (Independence Mosque) is the largest mosque in south east Asia and has had many famous foreign visitors including Prince Charles, Bill Clinton and Barak Obama. In front of the mosque is the Jakarta Cathedral which is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta.
There are many shopping centres and traditional market stalls here in Jakarta and one of the largest shopping malls is Mal Taman Anggrek. Among the other major malls are Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia and Pacific Place Indonesia. Jakarta is a great place to pick up good quality clothing, textiles, bags, shoes and traditional crafts. If you are shopping in one of the traditional market stalls don't forget to barter.
Moving to Jakarta, Indonesia: Accommodation for Expats
There are lots of options for expat accommodation including renting flats, apartments, serviced apartments, town houses, living on housing estates and buying a home or apartment. If you do decide to live in an apartment, many of the blocks have been built in and around Jakarta's golden triangle or Central Business District. Many offer excellent facilities and it avoids getting stuck in traffic jams to and from work.
The best thing to do is to visit the areas around Jakarta and get a feel for them, before deciding to live there. If you are moving here with family, it is worth bearing in mind that the larger international schools are based in South Jakarta. North Jakarta tends to be avoided by expats because of high traffic, poor air quality and it is away from the international schools.