What a great tour! We asked if we could add the Dutch cemetery to the tour, and Melinda totally accommodated us. Her patience, knowledge, and friendliness were impressive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hai Nik and Michelle. Thank you for letting me assist your travel in Jakarta. You guys are such a "harmonic" inspiration for me. Hope you enjoy your stay in here. With love. Melinda
Melinda is not only a great guide, but also an adorable companion. She knows exactly where to take you, how much time it will take to see the place, her driver arrives in time to pick up from different locations. Melinda is never tired of answering your questions. Finally, she is very flexible and can prepare a customized tour for you - eg. ending at the Airport or including the Harbour. In short - I sincerely recommend Melinda as the local guide in Jakarta.
David M.WIlliamsburg, PA, United States
Melinda provided an excellent tour of Jakarta. Our tour included Monas, Istiqlal Mosque, the Jakarta Cathedral, Kota Tua, and Chinatown. While these are known tourist areas, we were given a good mixture of local flavor, culture, and history on the tour, and Melinda was flexible in what we did. Her knowledge of Indonesian and Jakarta history is excellent, and she was able to arrange a Indonesian meal for us that met our somewhat restrictive dietary needs. We highly recommend Melinda for a tour of Jakarta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hai David and Laura. Thank you for your kind and fast review. Only minutes after we arrived at the hotel! I am so glad that you enjoy the tour and wish it would add another exciting chapter in your journal. Warm regards. Melinda
Mk TsangHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr MK, thank you for your time to submit review. Hope you enjoy your time and the food here in Jakarta. Have a safe flight back to Hongkong. Warm regards. Melinda
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Robert G.United States
Superb experience. Melinda tailored her tour to perfectly meet our requests and interests. She is enjoyable company and very well informed, giving us insights and contextual explanations that deepened our understanding of Jakarta and Indonesian culture. A perfect, wonderful excursion visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert and Virginia. I'm glad you both enjoy your tour, and the bajigur. ��
Gregory YakimUnited States
My day in Jakarta was perfect. Melinda gave me a great overview of the city, the culture of the country and some of the history of Indonesia. Visiting the great mosque followed by the cathedral...museums, the huge open plaza in old town...we even explored the harbor. She made the day interesting and fun. Had an authentic Indonesian lunch, not a typical tour, tourist lunch spot. Melinda and Mr. Handoko, her driver, covered a lot of ground in the limited time I had. Thanks, Great Tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr Greg. nice to know that you enjoy the tour. Thank you and happy new year. ��
Tan ChangUnited States
Four of us took a private city tour in Jakarta. Melinda was our tour guide. She gave a very thorough introduction of Indonesia's history at the national monument. We enjoyed the Padang lunch in Chinatown and Wayang museum in old town. This was the best guided tour we had on this cruise trip. Melinda did a wonderful job.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hello Mrs Tan. really glad you enjoy the tour. have fun on your next destination. thanks and regards from me and xiao zhang
Enjoyable tour of Jakarta. Melinda was flexible to accommodate my travel schedule. She was waiting for me at the hotel. I felt well looked after and had an informative and enjoyable afternoon. She is also a very nice person. I can recommend Melinda without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Mr Stefan. thank you for your generous comment. danke ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hi Mr Raymond. thank you so much for giving me a rating in your busy schedule. (just right after you landed!!) hope you enjoyed the tour and Asian Games. Terima Kasih
Melinda was nice, punctual and know her "things". We were facing a lot of road blocked because of Independence day and Asean Games but Melinda has amazing knowledge of all the roads and "Rat street" in Jakarta, also unique places for food. Really satisfied and certainly will recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hello Miss Ester, so glad you enjoy our manuver with the rat street. next time we shall add more interesting food in to the menu. (^^)
Michael SiniawskiUnited Kingdom
My Tour Guide Melinda was excellent company. As a local citizen of Jakarta she knew the city well. Most of the tour consisted of a walk about supported by local background overview. Time only permitted a quick resume of history of the "Old Town" and I was left to read much of the information boards provided by the museums as opposed to receiving the information directly from the guide. Melinda did give brief overviews but detail was a bit limited.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hello Mr Siniawski, I am glad that I could accompany you to look around Jakarta. and thank you for reminding me. i’m definitely going to be more detail at your next visit. regards. Melinda
Michael N.United States
I very much enjoyed my day tour of Jakarta. Melinda contacted me way in advance and we set a tour schedule together after she made suggestions. Melinda arrived at the RC on time and the driver she had was professional with car being clean / spacious. I am a express tourist so we ended early with a late lunch at DTF in Pacific Place. Came away pleasantly surprised with Jakarta. Melinda's English was perfect and knowledge of sites very good. Recommend her as guide and would of course use again. Cheers!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: so glad to hear you enjoy the tour Mr Nakahira. looking forward to hear from you again. :-D
George NichoaldsUnited States
Tour, Guide & driver were excellent
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your review Mr George. hope you got more unique souvenir for your international Christmas tree. ��
Jeremy BoorerUnited Kingdom
Great tour with Melinda. Essentially she let me define my own agenda and time which was exactly what I wanted. A pleasure to be with and interesting to find out more about actually living in Indonesia. Ask her about "the 3Bs", a fascinating insight into their culture. :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr Jeremy, its been a pleasure for me that you enjoy the tour :-) ps: i will spreading "the 3Bs" information actively now. LOL warm regards. Melinda
During our international Jakarta gathering we had some time left for sight seeng in and around Jakarta. Melinda not only made great suggestions to spend our limited time and see as much as we could, but she was also a great tour guide. She is well recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Marco. Its a pleasure to hear you enjoy the tour. Dank Je. Hartelijke Groeten