Jakarta's Visitors Information Center has two offices. The main one at the Jakarta Theater Building, Jalan MH. Thamrin No. 9 (tel. 62-21-520-5455; www.jakarta-tourism.go.id), is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm. The staff can answer questions and give you a useful city map. The other office is in the Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Terminal 2D (tel. 550-7088).
The sleek and glossy Jakarta Java Kini is offered for free in many hotel rooms and runs quality articles on travel, wining and dining, entertainment and cultural subjects. The monthly Time Out Jakarta has a funkier, younger tone and is good for entertainment and events listings.
The area code for Jakarta is 21, and the city's phone numbers have a seven- or eight-digit format. Numbers in the rest of the country have seven digits, and mobile phones have 10 or 11 digits.
You'll find headquarters for all Indonesian and many international banks, most of which have outlets in the major shopping malls and at countless locations throughout the city, including at the main post office near the National Monument and at Plaza Indonesia.
Jakarta's central post office is located on Jalan Lapangan Banteng in the city center (tel. 62-12-384-7120 or 381-4427), and there are post offices, kantor pos, located throughout the city. It's probably easiest to use your hotel's mail service, however. Internet service is offered in most hotels for free or at a nominal rate.
The emergency number for police is tel. 110. For an ambulance dial tel. 118.
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