THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Combiphar Tennis Indonesia Open 2016
Date: From 12/12 to 18/12
Money prize: $ 10,000
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: Sultan Hotel Tennis Court – Jin. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta Indonesia
General information: Sultan Hotel has a strategic position close the heart of Jakarta (6,2 km from city center) and just 32 minutes by taxi from International Airport.
Top 10 Players: Cheong Eui Kim (Kor) – Cristopher Rungkat (Ina) – Enzo Coacaud (Fra) – Masato Shiga (Jpn) – Sasi Kumar Mukund (Ind) – Kento Takeuchi (Jpn) – Julien Cagnina (Bel) – Sidharth Rawat (Ind) – Yecong He (Chn) – David Susanto (Ina)
THE TOWN: Jakarta is the capital and most populous city of the Republic of Indonesia, with a population of 10,075,310 as of 2014. It’s one of the city of the world with most increasing economic growth of the last decades. Infact for Lonely Planet:”One of the world’s greatest megalopolises, Jakarta is a dynamic city of daunting extremes with surreal juxtapositions on every street corner…and it embodies one of my favourite qualities of the rest of Indonesia: it has an amazing spirit. While it lacks the extraordinary beauty you find elsewhere in this remarkable country, it still has it’s people, millions of them. I always say the best cure for a bad flight is landing in Indonesia. How can you not be taken by a place where millions endure horrific traffic and pollution, where glitzy allure abounds yet most struggle with their daily needs and yet these same millions go about life with remarkable pluck and amazing good cheer?”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Thousand Islands
- Jakarta National Monument
- Jakarta Cathedral
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
The Hang Tuah. Superb *** accomodation rated 8.8 on Booking. Great location near Business District and Central Mall. It provides free wifi and parking, on site restaurant and gym, terrific outdoor pool and a spa. A double room costs 70€ per night in b&b.
Kosenda Hotel. Fabulous **** boutique hotel located in city centre and at 1,2 from National Monument. Rated 8.6 on Booking, this offers deluxe rooms at just 97€ per night breakfast and wifi included. Very good the on-site restaurant.
Raffles Jakarta. Luxury ***** hotel located in the central business district of Jakarta and linked to an art gallery, a museum and a theatre. It features tennis court, gourmet restaurant, children playground, outdoor pool and many many other stuff for customers. Price for a 50 mq2 double room is 250€ with breakfast included. Rated 9.4 on Booking offers free wi-fi and parking to customers.