Saturday, 19 October 2019

3 Modern Tourists Attractions in Jakarta



Laila Afifa

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  • Yayoi Kusama's artpiece at the Museum Macan. TEMPO/Dian Yuliastuti

    Yayoi Kusama's artpiece at the Museum Macan. TEMPO/Dian Yuliastuti

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta is famous for its Monas (National Monument) and Ancol as tourists attractions. But actually, there are a lot of other spots in the capital where you can spend your weekend vacation with the family. Tempo compiles three fresh and modern places you can explore on your next holiday in Jakarta.

    1. Kalijodo Park

    People take photos with the mural painting as the background at the Kalijodo Park. Tempo/ Fakhri Hermansyah

    Kalijodo Park was a prostitution area before the Jakarta administration turned it into a park. Located in Tambora, West Jakarta, Kalijodo Park owns the biggest skate park in Jakarta. The public including children can visit and enjoy the 1.4-hectare park every day. Besides skate park, it also has the track to ride BMX bike, rollerblade, etc. Other facilities available in the park include a carousel, mini train, Ferris wheel, and flying fox. Visitors can also take photos with artsy and comical backgrounds painted on a giant wall there.

    2. Museum MACAN

    Yayoi Kusama's art piece at Museum Macan.

    Mesum MACAN stands for Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara. It is the first museum in Indonesia that houses modern and contemporary art collections. There are 90 pieces of modern arts from Indonesia and around the world, which are part of 800 art collections of the museum’s initiators. Located in Wisma Akr Kebon Jeruk, the tourist attraction has become a trend among social media users.

    3. Ciputra Artpreneur

    Freak Flag scene with Pinocchio at Shrek The Musical in Ciputra Artpreneur Theater Jakarta, May 4, 2016. Tempo/Nurdiansyah

    Ciputra Artpreneur, dubbed as the only art center in Indonesia, is located in Ciputra World 1, Jakarta. It has an international-standard theater, multifunction hall with 2,000 capacity, and a museum that displays Hendra Gunawan’s paintings collected by Ir. Ciputra.

    This place is also used to organize various events such as conference, concert, exhibition, fashion show, product launching, dance and theater performances, gala dinner, even a wedding party. Moreover, Ciputra Artpreneur is the pioneer of Broadway musical show organizer in Indonesia.