Home to 9 million people and a historic mix of cultures, Jakarta is the capital of the Republic of Indonesia and one of the most sprawling cities in south east Asia. Nicknamed the Big Durian, after the strongly-scented fruit native to the region, Jakarta is the Indonesian equivalent of New York (the Big Apple). The city has numerous shopping malls and markets totaling 550 hectares, making it the world's largest shopping mall floor area within a single city. The annual "Jakarta Great Sale" is held every year in June and July to celebrate Jakarta's anniversary. Beside shopping, Jakarta has many tourist attractions that include monuments, landmarks, museums around Merdeka square, Jakarta Old Town, as well as the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Ragunan Zoo, Sunda Kelapa old port and the Ancol Dreamland complex on Jakarta Bay, including Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World) theme park, Sea World, Atlantis Water Adventure, and Gelanggang Samudra. For these reasons and more, Meirc Training and Consulting chooses Jakarta to conduct some of its flagship courses which you can get more details of in the section below or by contacting us.