A Vibrant City For Work, Study, Living and Play
Living in Jakarta, the capital city and the melting pot for Indonesia's 300-plus ethnic groups has always been cheap compared to the West. Now it's even cheaper. The rupiah depreciated today as a result of the Asian economic crisis years ago. Foreign students can live comfortably in Jakarta for around IDR 8 million - IDR 10 million per month.
Getting around in Jakarta is easy, just jump on a dilapidated city bus or travel in more style in taxis that only charge around IDR 1500,00 per kilometre. Being the capital city, Jakarta offers plenty of entertainment-ranging from 1st class High-Tech Cinema 3-D Experience to the sedate (films and cultural performances).
Although the city can be stiflingly hot and humid when the seasons change from dry to wet, there are many pleasant resort destinations not far from Jakarta to escape to. The garden city of Bandung, which the Dutch colonialists referred to as the "Paris of the East," is only a beautiful 4-hour train journey from Jakarta. More adventurous locations include Pelabuhan Ratu on the south coast, with surfing beaches, and the Mount Halimun nature reserve, well-known for its whitewater rafting.
Melding the best of East and West, with a breathtaking cityscape, Jakarta has much for visitors to discover beyond its history, culture, architecture, people, shopping and food. To us, this is how we complete a life at Raffles.
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STUDYING AT RAFFLES JAKARTA
Raffles Institute of Higher Education, Jakarta ("RIHE Jakarta") is a private educational institution dedicated to the professional design disciplines of Fashion Design, Visual Communication Design, Digital Media Design, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing, English Programme, Tourism and Hospitality, and Business Administration. Located at the prestigious building of Citywalk Sudirman in Jakarta, the college is equipped with the latest facilities and classrooms to ensure a comfortable and conducive environment for the students.