The more I read about this city the more intrigued I've become.
Our current Indonesian itinerary for August starts off with a flight from KUL to CGK staying at the Shangri-la for two nights and then flying to PKY for three nights: the actual reason for this trip.
As posted earlier, we were then travelling PKY-PNK via CGK... the reason for Pontianak was to then travel on to KCH-BKI.
My thoughts on activities and sights for our full day in Jakarta were to take-in MONAS (earlyish morning), Old Batavia and shop at Sarinah for local handicrafts for gifts on the way back to the Shang.
However, now I feel that I'm being a little too tunnel-visioned about our ultimate goal in Kalimantan Tengah and need to address Jakarta a little more respectfully.
I'm now thinking that we need to have three nights in Jakarta and then move on to Palangkaraya and, after our return flight to CGK, head off straight to KK via MAS (CGK-KUL-BKI) - dropping Pontianak altogether which, in anycase, was to be only an overnighter to catch the flight next morning to Kuching - we were intending to return to Kuching for our usual 'fix' on the way back to KL from KK anyway.
What are your considered thoughts?
Is my first full-day's plan doable... and what to plan for the extra day?
Our interests lie in the areas of architecture (historic), culture, good food and, history in general.
We don't do museums as we've found that, through physical issues, we can't walk too far without a 'nice sit down' and, unfortunately, those institutions do not provide sitting furniture other than that what may not be sat upon without retribution.
After Bangkok, KL et al., earlier this year we're pretty-well shopped out, so we'll leave the malls alone this trip... other than Sarinah for souvenirs and, of course, the fantastic Peter Hoe's in KL on the way home ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I've come across Taman Mini Indonesia Indah but wonder whether we could negotiate it given our limited mobility and, also wonder whether it is a little too 'plastic' - perhaps someone could ease my mind on this?
Our 'three-nights-in-Jakarta' paradigm would be: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday commencing on August the twenty-second... coinciding (I think) with Eid ul Fitri - if so, would this hamper/enhance our plans?
Once again, I find myself kneeling in awe at the feet of the great TAs and supplicating in hope of kind advice.