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16 Cheap and Fun Things to Do in Jakarta

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Jakarta is famous as a metropolitan city and financial center. Even so, to have fun in Jakarta does not always need to spend a lot of money. There are many interesting activities you can do with low budget. Let’s find out the cheap and fun things to do in Jakarta ..!

1. Visiting National Monument (Monas)

National Monument (Monas) is the icon of Jakarta. Monas was built to commemorate the struggle of the Indonesian people against the invaders.

There are many grass fields around the Monas that can be used as a place to picnic with family and friends. In the basement of Monas, there is a museum that tells the history of Indonesia from prehistoric era until the war of independence. After exploring Monas, you still have other things to do near Monas.

How to Get There
National Monument (Monas) is located in Gambir, Central Jakarta. There is no fee to enter Monas area. But to get into Monas, visitors will be charged. Payment of admission uses e-Money, which is Rp 10,000 for adults and Rp 2,000 for children. To get to the top of Monas visitors will be charged again, which is Rp 5,000 for adults and Rp 2,000 for children. Opening hours for Tuesday – Friday is 8 am – 4 pm and 7 pm – 10 pm; while for Saturday – Sunday is 8 am – 4 pm and 7 pm – 0 am. Please note that every Monday Monas is closed.

2. Visiting Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is an amusement park that has the concept of Indonesian cultural diversity. Some might say TMII is the miniature of the Republic of Indonesia.

Here visitors can see a variety of traditional clothing and traditional houses of tribes in Indonesia. In addition, there are also cinemas, museums and water park.

How to Get There
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is located in East Jakarta. The admission to enter the gate is Rp 10,000/person; Rp 10,000/car; Rp 6,000/motorbike. To play on the rides, you will be charged again, prices ranging from Rp 10,000 to Rp 180,000. Opening hours is 7 am – 10 pm.

3. Visiting Ragunan Zoo

Ragunan Zoo is one of the favorite attractions for families. Here families can picnic and children can play while learning to recognize various animals.

Ragunan Zoo offers a shady and green atmosphere in the heat of Jakarta. This is due to the many trees that thrive in the zoo area.

How to Get There
Ragunan Zoo is located at Harsono R.M. Street, Ragunan, South Jakarta. The admission is Rp 4,000 for adults and Rp 3,000 for children. Opening hours is 7 am – 4 pm. It’s closed every Monday.

4. Exploring Jakarta Old Town

Jakarta Old Town is one of the most instagramable spots in Jakarta. If you’re a history buff or a photography enthusiast, take time to come here.

In Jakarta Old Town you can see beautiful buildings that are a relic of the Netherlands. In addition you can also meet street performers who will amaze you with their action.

How to Get There
Jakarta Old Town is located at Taman Fatahillah Street, No.1, Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta. There is no admission to enter Jakarta Old Town area. Opening hours is 7 am – 10 pm. Certainly there are many things to do in Jakarta Old Town.

5. Visiting Planetarium

Planetarium is the right choice if you want to have fun while increasing knowledge. Here you can learn about stars, constellations, meteors, planets and satellites.

Planetarium offers the atmosphere of a clear night sky, a rare thing in Jakarta. Planetarium is also a place for Jakartans to see the sky phenomenon like lunar eclipse.

How to Get There
Planetarium Jakarta is located in Cikini Raya Street, No. 73, Central Jakarta. The admission is Rp 12,000. A show hour for Tuesday – Friday is 4:30 pm; for Saturday – Sunday are 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm.

6. Visiting Ancol Beach

There is no doubt that Ancol Beach is the most popular attraction in Jakarta. Every weekend and holidays, Ancol Beach is always crowded by visitors from Jakarta and vicinity.

Here you can feel the freshness of the sea breeze and the relaxed atmosphere. For a moment, you will be free from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

How to Get There
Ancol Beach is located in Pademangan, North Jakarta. The admission is Rp 25,000. It opens 24 hours. Visiting Ancol Beach is one of things to do in North Jakarta.

7. Visiting Sunter Lake

Sunter Lake is Jakarta’s rising attraction. The Jakarta government has made major improvements so that Lake Sunter is now cleaner and more beautiful.

Various activities can be done here such as fishing, canoeing, cycling, enjoying the scenery and culinary tour. The Jakarta government has built a food court that sells a variety of food and snacks at affordable prices

How to Get There
Lake Sunter is located in Sunter Village, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. It’s free entry. You only need to pay parking fee.

8. Visiting Setu Babakan

Setu Babakan is an artificial lake that serves to collect rainwater. But over time, Setu Babakan is also used by residents as a place to picnic and relax.

You will love to linger here because the trees that grow around the lake provide a green and shady atmosphere. You will also easily find the street vendors who sell snacks typical of Jakarta.

How to Get There
Setu Babakan is located in Srengseng Sawah, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta. It’s free entry. You only need to pay parking fee. Opening hours is 6 am – 6 pm. Anyway, watching sunset at Setu Babakan will be a romantic thing to do in Jakarta.

9. Visiting Suropati Park

Suropati Park has existed since the Dutch colonial era. The lush trees in Suropati Park provide shade and protection from Jakarta’s air pollution.

This beautiful park is a popular hangout in downtown Jakarta. Various communities often gather here, including music lovers and motorcycle clubs.

How to Get There
Suropati Park is located at Taman Suropati Street, Menteng, Central Jakarta. It’s free entry and opens 24 hours.

10. Visiting Menteng Park

Menteng Park was built in 2006 and has become a favorite choice of Jakartans to relax from the cruel life in metropolitan. The park has a beauty that will make you feel at home.

In addition, Menteng Park also features a children’s playground, jogging track, basketball court, futsal field, fountain and parking lot. The cleanliness of the park is well maintained because there are always cleaners on guard.

How to Get There
Menteng Park is located at HOS Cokroaminoto Street, Central Jakarta. It’s free entry.

More cheap and fun things to do in Jakarta :

11. Culinary tour at Pecenongan Street , Central Jakarta
12. Visiting Fatahillah Museum at Taman Fatahillah Street, West Jakarta
13. Visiting Marina Beach in Ancol, North Jakarta
14. Free City Tour in Monas, Central Jakarta
15. Visiting Dunia Fantasi (amusement park) in Ancol, North Jakarta
16. Visiting Taman Wisata Alam Angke Kapuk (mangrove area) in Penjaringan, North Jakarta

Well guys, it turns out that having fun in Jakarta is not difficult. Now you have the list of cheap and fun things to do in Jakarta. Let’s do it..!

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