Choosing a place to stay is maybe one of the thoughest decisions we ever made in our life. To be able to stay peacefully in a location that really suits us needs a deep thinking about the environment around and also the condition of the area. It’s much harder if you already have a family that really depends on the environment because it’s one of many important aspects for child’s growth.
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If we have the opportunity, we also choose what kind of city that we want to live in. The good city with stable economy and advanced in technology is always being “hunted” by newly married couples. But sometimes, a city with very green environment and outstanding management is also looks so good. If you’re confuse with so many choices of city that you have when deciding to live in Indonesia, we have the list of the best city in Indonesia to live. We’re not arranging it from the best to the worst though, basically all cities in Indonesia are great, but we’re looking for the better ones. So here you go :
The first city on our list is Surabaya, which is the capital city of East Java province. Under the management of its mayor, which is Tri Rismaharini. Surabay known as the city of struggle because of the history of Surabaya people who wanted to bring national independence from the hands of colonials. It has so many historical buildings, for example you can see the Majapahit hotel and also Jembatan Merah which has a very sad history.
Beside that, Surabaya is basically a city of economy in business. This city of heroes is also a center for industry, business, and education of East Java province. It has two main ports, Tanjung Perak and Ujung, and also has one airport, the International Juanda Airport. It’s strategically located right in the middle of Indonesia, making it as one of important cities in Indonesia for trading.
Next one is Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Jakarta is the biggest metropolitan city in Indonesia, and the only city that has the status level like province. In this city, you can find basically all international administration buildings. In Jakarta, there’s also an administration office for ASEAN. Services in thic city are also great and can easily obtained.
Jakarta has two main airports, The Soekarno-Hatta and Halim Perdanakusuma. It also has one port called Tanjung Priok. This capital city of Indonesia can be said to be a city that has very fast economic growth than the others. Supported by all economic activities in so many sectors like trading, adminstration, and creative industry.
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Medan city is located in the island of Sumatra, in North Sumatra province to be specific. The fact, Medan is on eof the biggest cities that located outside Java region. It’s the third metropolitan city in this country, making it more advanced than the other cities around North Sumatra regency, even Sumatra in general.
Many said that Medan is like the gateway for trading to the western Indonesia. It has a port named Belawan Port, which is the bussiest port you can see outside Java island. Ships are always come and go in a very short time. The economy of Medan is also supported by one airport that has the name of Kuala Namu International Airport.
And we’re moving to the city of Balikpapan, which can be said to be the most advanced city in Kalimantan island, in both economy and technology. So, people who live in Kalimantan are always going to Balikpapan for either buying phones and other electronic stuff. Balikpapan is also one of the 47 cities in the world that included as the most beloved city in the world.
Many people would love to hang around in this city for awhile. It’s because the quality of services in here are top notch. Also, this city of oil has so many natural resourches including mines, sea mines, and also forest areas. It has one main airport called Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman which is one of the best airports that Indonesia has. Balikpapan also got several rewards and achievements like the cleanest city in South East Asia, and having Adipura for 17 times.
Next one is Malang city. Malang is located in East Java province, about a hunder kilometers from Suarabaya. It’s actually the second biggest city in the province, bu surprisingly the weather in here is quite cold for such a busy city. Malang is known as the city of education. That’s why you can find so many different universities, that also popular in Indonesia.
Many people from around Indonesia come to Malang mainly for getting education. They can choose so many options of universities available in here. The economy here is supported by tourism industry, no wonder you can find so many attractions around this city. Like Balikpapan, Malang also received several achievements like Adipura, Adiwiyata, Adipura Kencana, Wahana Tata Nugraha, and many more.
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Tourists are indeed familiar with this one. Denpasar is the capital city of Bali island, which became the most popular tourists destination in Indonesia. The main business core of the city is tourism. That business is pushing forward to be a central of business activit with the highest income in Bali province.
With the support of the people, who are really creative to create to interesting hand made products, the tourism sector is getting more and more wider, providing the province with revenue. It has a park named Puputan park, that has the function to be the lung of the city.
The next city is Yogyakarta, a city that located inside Central Java province. The art and culture in here are very authentic. It has the title of “daerah istimewa” which means a special region. Special Region of Yogyakarta has the same level as Jakarta city. It has some main points that can be highlights of this city. Those points are education and tourism.
For tourism, Yogyakarta is already having a line of beautiful temples. The great one also located around the city, which is the Borobudur temple. Beside temples, Yogyakarta also has some different options like beaches, caves, and also other natural attractions. The city also being a favorite one for students, because there’s one university in here that quite popular named Universitas Gajah Mada.
Moving from the Java island, we’re moving to Palembang. This city also has a bridge that looks almost the same like Golden Gate Brigde in California. Pelmbang city was onced a location of a great kingdom, named Sriwijaya. Sriwijaya can be said as the greates kingdom at that time, being a center for trading and business.
But now, Palembang city is not less greates than that kingdom. It still shines with its own way. Palembang city has bunch of destinations that anyone can visit, like Musi river, Ampera Bridge, Punti Kayu forest, and many others. The most important thing to do in this city is to eat its authentic meal called Pempek. It’s very delicious.
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Makassar is the most advanced city in the area of Sulawesi. It’s located in the province of South Sulawesi, and having a nickname of “Ujung Pandang”, because it’s located in the top of that province. Makassar is also the best city you could find in the are of eastern Indonesia with its advanced economy, education, and technology.
The economic growth of this city is also one of the fastest ones in the country. Modern infrastuctures were built and making this city to be a metropolitan one in Sulawesi. Beside conomy, it also has some wonderful attractions like Losari Beach and Fort Rotterdam.
Who doesn’t know Bandung? Bandung is the biggest metropolitan city in the area of West Java, located a bit far from capital city. It has so many nicknames, some of them are the city of flowes, the city of rain, and also “Paris Fan Java”. During colonial era, this city is fonded by all colonialist aas general. They often called this city as Paris in Java.
Bandung’s economy is supported by its trading and services sector. Bandung also has some interesting heritages which become historical attractions now. You can see one, which is an icon of Bandung city, the Gedung Sate. That building has a very old age. It was built since Deustch came to Indonesia long time ago.
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Of course, the cities above are not enough for representation of the whole areas in Indonesia. So, we added some more in the list below, numbers of city that are good to live in, because of so many good aspects they have. If the options above are not satisfying enough for you, here’s the other best city in Indonesia to live in :
That’s the list of the best city in Indonesia to live. Hope you can get the best city for you, your family, and your work. See you later !