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16 Dazzling Things to Do in East Jakarta

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

East Jakarta, which is still part of the metropolitan city, holds many points of interest. The beautiful natural atmosphere and man-made amusement parks can be the antidote to stress in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life. After all, work and leisure must be balanced. Let’s find out the dazzling things to do in East Jakarta ..!

1. Visiting Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is a perfect vacation spot for families. TMII displays the richness of Indonesian culture, ranging from West to East.

Here visitors can see traditional houses, traditional clothes to traditional weapons from various tribes in Indonesia. In addition TMII also has an amusement park, 3D cinemas, various rides and museums.

How to Get There
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is located at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Street, Cipayung, 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. Visiting TMII is certainly one of cheap and fun things to do in Jakarta.

2. Visiting Fauna Museum

Fauna Museum is located in the area of TMII and has a diverse collection of animals in Indonesia. This Komodo-shaped museum was inaugurated in 1978 by President Soeharto.

The museum displays more than 150 exotic Indonesian animals that have been preserved. Visitors can look closely at a variety of mammals, reptiles, insects to sea creatures such as crabs and shrimp.

How to Get There
Fauna Museum is located at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Street, Cipayung, East Jakarta. The admission is Rp 25,000. Opening hours is 9 am – 4 pm. Perhaps the Fauna Museum could be classified as one of the top attractions in Jakarta.

3. Visiting Freshwater World

Freshwater World, which is also located in the area of TMII, showcases freshwater biodiversity owned by Indonesia. Here visitors can see a variety of water plants, reptilian, crustacean, and fish.

Freshwater World is the largest in Asia of its kind. Freshwater World also features a library, museum, quarantine room, auditorium, 3D cinema and fish spa.

How to Get There
Freshwater World is located at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Street, Cipayung, East Jakarta. The admission is Rp 25,000. Opening hours is 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.

4. Visiting Mekar Sari Fruit Garden

Mekar Sari Fruit Garden has an area of about 264 hectares and more than a thousand varieties of fruit plants. In addition to sight-seeing, visitors can also pick their own fruits to eat on the spot.

Mekar Sari Fruit Garden not only has a collection of fruit plants, but also various other plants such as spices, medicinal plants, food crops and ornamental plants. There are also endangered plants such as corpse flower and sawo kecik.

How to Get There
Mekar Sari Fruit Garden is located at Raya Jonggol – Cileungsi Street, KM 3, Bogor. It’s about one hour drive from East Jakarta. The admission is Rp 25,000. Opening hours is 10 am – 4:30 pm.

5. Visiting Cilangkap Agro Tourism Park

Cilangkap Agro Tourism Park has an area of about 25 hectares and various types of shady trees. In addition the park also has a lake, jogging track and children’s playground.

Cilangkap Agro Tourism Park also serves as a place of cultivation of plants. For example, here visitors can see various kinds of rambutan and beautiful orchids.

How to Get There
Cilangkap Agro Tourism Park is located at Raya Cilangkap Street, Cipayung, East Jakarta. It’s free entry. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm. The park is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

6. Visiting Orchid Park Indonesia Permai

Orchid Park Indonesia Permai serves to preserve and cultivate various orchids in Indonesia. Almost every region in Indonesia has its own orchid.

Orchid Park Indonesia Permai was inaugurated in 1993 by President Soeharto. Here visitors can see and buy a variety of beautiful orchids with prices ranging from tens of thousands to millions of rupiahs.

How to Get There
Orchid Park Indonesia Permai is located at Pinang Ranti Street, East Jakarta. The admission is Rp 1,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 3 pm.

7. Visiting Cibubur Garden Diary

Cibubur Garden Diary is a unique tourist spot. Here visitors can feel the atmosphere of dairy farms and learn to milk from cows.

Visitors can also add knowledge about the ins and outs of dairy cow and beef cattle. In addition Cibubur Garden Diary also has goat farm and children’s playing ground.

How to Get There
Cibubur Garden Diary is located at Komplek Peternakan DKI, Cipayung, East Jakarta. The admission starts from Rp 50,000. Opening hours is 9 am – 6 pm.

8. Visiting Telaga Arwana

Telaga Arwana is perfect to visit with family. Here visitors can fish in a large fish pond, playing paintball, flying fox, ATV and having fun in the waterpark.

Telaga Arwana also has a food court that serves a variety of food. Some of the menu that is worth a try is grilled carp and grilled shrimp.

How to Get There
Telaga Arwana is located at Jambore Street, Cimanggis, Depok. It’s about one hour drive from East Jakarta. The admission is Rp 8,000. To play on the rides, you will be charged again, prices ranging from Rp 10,000 to Rp 80,000. Opening hours is 9 am – 5 pm. Visiting Telaga Arwana could be one of things to do in Jakarta on the weekend.

9. Visiting Cibubur Chinese Village

Cibubur Chinese Village is an instagramable spot that should not be missed. Here visitors can see and feel the beauty of China’s typical atmosphere.

Visitors can also buy a variety of goods with Chinese nuances such as hats, umbrellas, envelopes, lanterns and Cheong Sam clothes. During Chinese New Year, Cibubur Chinese Village features a variety of lively performances.

How to Get There
Cibubur Chinese Village is located at Boulevard Kota Wisata Street, Cibubur. It’s free entry.

10. Visiting CX Waterpark

CX Waterpark is one of the cheapest attractions that is suitable for all ages. Some of the favorite rides here are giant bucket, waterslide and current pool.

CX Waterpark also has a children’s pool. Therefore, elementary school students often use CX Waterpark as a place to learn to swim.

How to Get There
CX Waterpark is located at Centex Street, Ciracas, East Jakarta. The admission on weekdays is Rp 25,000 and Rp 35,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 8 am – 9 pm. Undoubtedly visiting CX Waterpark is an option for fun outdoor activities in Jakarta.

More dazzling things to do in East Jakarta

11. Visiting Aditya Jaya Rawamangun Temple in Daksinapati Raya Street, Rawamangun
12. Visiting Kong Miao Temple in TMII area
13. Visiting Bamboo Park at Pagelarang Street, Cipayung
14. Visiting Japanese Village in Cibubur
15. Visiting Stamp Museum in TMII area
16. Visiting Eldorado Waterpark in Cibubur

All right guys, now you see the dazzling thing to do in East Jakarta. Offset your hard work with a fun holiday. Let’s have fun in East Jakarta..!

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