“I’ve made it to Indonesia’s capital and I can’t stop smiling!”
So says YouTuber Drew Binsky upon his arrival in Jakarta as part of his $10 Series. Though his first time to Jakarta is not what he was expecting.
“Let’s be honest, Indonesia’s capital doesn’t have the best reputation.”
“(But) I’m finding Jakarta to be a lot more enjoyable than they say…”
“There’s a certain charm in the air that I haven’t seen anywhere else.”
Drew Binsky’s camera and editing work combined with his on screen charisma bring the streets of Jakarta to life.
So what does he get for $10?
US$10 = Rp.143,500 at the time of filming.
With this, Drew Binsky bought:
10 Minute Bajaj Ride = Rp.30,000
3 Jakarta Souvenir T-Shirts = Rp.50,000
1 Ticket To Monas = Rp.15,000
1 Nasi Goreng = Rp.15,000
1 Satay Ayam = Rp. 20,000
1 Es Kepal Milo = Rp.15,000
All for a total of $9.40 with Rp.8,000 to spare!
So if you are a traveller on a budget, or just love a bargain, Jakarta is a place that only exceeds expectations.
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