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“Difficult to reach through all of Indonesias Garbage” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Thousand Islands, Jakarta

Thousand Islands, Jakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #9 of 75 attractions in Jakarta
Type: Islands
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Scattered through Jakarta Bay are the 1000 Islands, Palau Seribu. Known for great beaches, diving, and holiday travel, these make a great day trip or weekend getaway.
Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
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“Difficult to reach through all of Indonesias Garbage”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This trip was very eye opening for my 15 year old son who was extramely alarmed at the condition of the harbour and the first hour of the boat trip. There is no garbage controll in Indonesia, and in fact at the old harbour one cannot see any part of the Ocean. All that is visable is garbage and more garbage. You will find anything made of plastic here and it is disturbing that such pollution could happen in any capital city of the World.

On the way to 100 islands, our boat needed to stop on many occasions as we hit many garbage islands that filled the boat propelleors with plastic bags and materials.

Once at the Island the experience was better, however not much life in the Sea left. Unless the goverment of Indonesia starts with an immediate cleanup campaign I am afraid that what could be world class will be lost forever!

Visited March 2012
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“Pulau Tidung Weekend Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

It's a low cost back packer / home stay trip if you go to Pulau Tidung. Fun to go on a traditional fishing ship to the snorkeling spot nearby the Island. Water activities like banana boat, jet ski are available for rent. A nice beach on the island is easy to get there by bike. No cars are allowed on the Island, only motorbike and bikes are on the small roads there. Don't expect hotels/restaurants there, only home stay and warungs to eat are there. Telephone providers are limited there. But still a pleasant get away for the weekend.

Visited November 2012
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“Tiger Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I have visited my son an we have had very relaxing days. There are very quietly landscape an friendly people, also staff and guests.

Visited December 2012
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“More people come, more trash come around”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Okay, it's the nearest travel destination from Jakarta for a day. The sand, the sunshine, the mangrove, we have the same scenery in other islands in Indonesia. So it's not very special for me, lets say it average.

Visited March 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Payung Island so beautifull”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

No much people know 'bout Payung Island. But for me since i was young i've been there with my dad. it has beautifull sands, view, so private and relax. all people there is like a family. very quite @ nite. We can fishing from the bridge facing to the sea. swimming like our island. ^0^

Visited September 2012
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