As the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta draws visitors from around the globe, from business travelers attending events at the convention center to vacationers curious about this burgeoning cosmopolitan city. Hotel guests are in the heart of the city center, with Pacific Place Mall and the Stock Exchange just steps away, and popular cultural and natural attractions within easy reach.
Allow our dedicated concierge staff to arrange a day of excursions that appeal to your interests, from the child-friendly Ancol Dreamland to the extensive collection at the Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum.
The building that now houses the Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum was originally built in 1879 as a courthouse for the Dutch government. On August 20, 1976, it was re-commissioned as the Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum. The museum contains over 400 examples of fine art including sculptures, graphics, wood totems, sketches and painting batik.
The Jakarta Museum of History focuses on the city’s historical development. The collections are highly varied and encompass the heritage of the pre-historical period through the beginning of the 20th century.
The National Museum is also known as Gedung Gajah (Elephant House) or Gedung Arca (House of Statues). Currently the National Museum has 109 collections and 342 objects falling into the categories of prehistory, archaeology, numismatics-heraldic, geography and historical relics.
Puppets (commonly known as wayang) were originally a product of Royal Court culture, used as an instrument of worship to the ancestors. The collections of Puppet Museum are wayang kulit, wayang golek, patung wayang, topeng wayang, wayang beber, wayang kaca and gamelan (musical instruments). The museum also displays various collections of wayang and dolls from other countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Suriname, China, Vietnam, France, India and Cambodia.
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, also known as Museum MACAN, displays art installations from several artists, such as Yayoi Kusama. Since education is central to Museum MACAN’s vision and ethos, they offer a variety of programs that cater to different needs and that are changed regularly.
The National Monument or "Monas" is one of many monuments built during the Soekarno era of fierce nationalism. The 137-meter marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35 kg of gold and represents the people’s determination to achieve freedom.
Distance: 4 kilometers/20 minutes
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, a beautiful Indonesia miniature Park. Construction began in 1972 and it formally opened in 1975. The park occupies more than 100 hectares (around 250 acres) of land. Taman Mini is the brainchild of former First Lady Ibu Tien Soeharto.
There are various houses located on the property that represent the diversity of Indonesia. Each house contains traditional clothing, tools, instruments and other artifacts as well as souvenirs for sale.
Distance: 30 kilometers/45 minutes
Ancol Dream Land
This colossal recreational facility faces the enchanting Jakarta Bay. Its prime attraction is Fantasyland, an amusement park that keeps children, especially, entertained the entire day.
Art buffs and tourists in search of souvenirs should visit Pasar Seni art and handicraft market.
Others might like to check out Sea World (an oceanarium) for an educational tour on marine life or Ancol Water Park for yet more fun. The Ancol Marina operates as the gateway to the neighboring Thousand Islands.
Distance: 20 kilometers/30 minutes from Jakarta
PACIFIC PLACE MALL
Located in the heart of the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) area, Pacific Place Mall is a high-end shopping center that features one-stop lifestyle places such as supermarket, restaurants, luxury brand shops and an educational theme park, KidZania.