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15 Cheerful Things to Do in North Jakarta

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

North Jakarta is directly adjacent to the sea. So it can be expected that this city has the charm and stunning panorama of nature. In addition as a metropolitan city, North Jakarta certainly also has man-made amusement places. The complete facilities typical of the big city make spending time in North Jakarta a great choice. Let’s see the fun things to do in North Jakarta Indonesia.!

1. Having Fun at Ancol Dreamland

Ancol Dreamland is one of the attractions in Jakarta which is famous for its game. The place has high-tech and varied rides. Ancol is not only a playground for children but also for adults.

Ancol Dreamland is a very popular attraction and always crowded by tourists. As an integrated tourism area, Ancol offers something for everyone. Here you can enjoy the beach, rides games, adventure, culinary, golf to luxury lodging.

How to Get There

Ancol Dreamland is located at Lodan Timur Street, No.7, Pademangan, Ancol, North Jakarta. The admission to enter the gate is Rp 25,000/person; Rp 25,000/car; Rp 15,000/motorbike. To play on the rides, you will be charged again, prices ranging from Rp 50,000 to Rp 300,000. Opening hours is 10 am – 6 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 8 pm on weekend. You will never get bored at Ancol Dreamland. Lots of things to do in Ancol Dreamland.

2. Having Fun at Dufan

Dufan, located in the Ancol Dreamland area, becomes a recreational destination for residents of Jakarta as well as residents of other cities. In Jakarta, which the city never sleeps, recreation is a must to maintain sanity. Jakartans love to vacation to Dufan because of its close location.

There are many interesting rides you can try. Some of the favorite rides are Tornado, Kora-Kora and Halilintar. The tornado will rotate your body at high altitudes. Kora-Kora that resembles a big boat will swing you up to 90 degrees. Halilintar is a kind of roller coaster that will spur your adrenaline.

How to Get There
Dufan is located in Ancol Dreamland, Pademangan, Ancol, North Jakarta. After paying the admission to enter the gate of Ancol Dreamland, you need to pay again to play in Dufan. Regular ticket is Rp 200,000 on weekdays and Rp 295,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 10 am – 6 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 8 pm on weekend.

3. Fun Learning at Seaworld

Seaworld is one of the icons of Ancol. Seaworld combines the concept of entertainment, education and conservation of a variety of marine life. This place is often visited by students who want to know more about life in the sea.

Seaworld has a giant aquarium containing thousands of sea and freshwater fish. There are also giant crabs, giant octopuses and coral. The stars of Seaworld are piranha fish and hammer head shark.

How to Get There

Seaworld is located in Ancol Dreamland, Pademangan, Ancol, North Jakarta. After paying the admission to enter the gate of Ancol Dreamland, you need to pay again to enter Seaworld. Ticket is Rp 80,000 on weekdays and Rp 90,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 10 am – 6 pm.

4. Visiting Ocean Dream Samudra

Ocean Dream Samudra invites visitors to get to know more about marine life. This place is perfect for educational tours for children. They can see the attractions of dolphins, sea lions and 4D movie.

In addition there is also Underwater Theater which is a flagship of the Ocean Dream Samudra. Visitors will see the Tornado Fish collaboration with Mermaid and professional divers. The collaboration also features a synchronized dance and light effects.

How to Get There

Ocean Dream Samudra is located in Ancol Dreamland, Pademangan, Ancol, North Jakarta. After paying the admission to enter the gate of Ancol Dreamland, you need to pay again to enter Ocean Dream Samudra. Ticket is Rp 95,000 on weekdays and Rp 130,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 10 am – 6 pm.

5. Having Fun at Atlantis Water Adventure

Atlantis Water Adventure provides thematic water parks that conceptualize ancient cities in the Mediterranean disappeared by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Visitors are invited to feel the adventure into the lost world by wading through eight types of pools and a variety of fun and challenging games.

Atlantis Water Adventure has eight main pools that are given unique names, namely Poseidon, Antila, Plaza Atlas, Aquarius, Octopus, Atlantean, and Kiddy Pool. Some of the favorite rides are Dragon Water Slide, Crazy Water Slide, Current Pool and Wave Pool. Crazy Water Slide itself is the highest and longest water slide in Indonesia.

How to Get There

Atlantis Water Adventure is located in Ancol Dreamland, Pademangan, Ancol, North Jakarta. After paying the admission to enter the gate of Ancol Dreamland, you need to pay again to enter Atlantis Water Adventure. Ticket is Rp 95,000 on weekdays and Rp 190,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 8 am – 6 pm on weekdays and 7 am – 10 pm on weekend.

6. Having Fun at Waterbom PIK

Waterbom PIK offers an atmosphere of joy and unforgettable experience at the best water park in Jakarta. Waterboom PIK has international standard and is one of the best water parks in Asia. Waterbom PIK has a theme of Urban Cool and is perfect as a family holiday spot.

Waterbom PIK has a variety of exciting rides. Some rides to try are Aquatube, Speed Slide, Dark Hole and Twizter. When entering Waterbom PIK, visitors will be given Splash Band which is a bracelet with a chip used as a means of payment within the Waterbom PIK area. To use it, visitors must make a deposit at least Rp 100.000

How to Get There

Waterbom PIK is located at Pantai Indah Barat Street, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Penjaringan, North Jakarta. The admission on weekdays is Rp 100,000 for children and Rp 170,000 for adults. While on weekend is Rp 200,000 for children and Rp 270,000 for adults. Opening hours is 10 am – 9 pm on weekdays and 8 am – 9 pm on weekend.

7. Visiting Ancol Beach

Ancol Beach offers natural beauty on the north coast of Jakarta. Beautiful scenery, calm atmosphere and cool breeze make Ancol Beach become the first choice for Jakartans who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Running, cycling, playing water, picnics and of course taking pictures are some of the activities that can be done here.

Ancol Beach is divided into six locations based on existing facilities, namely Ancol Carnival Beach, Ria Ancol Beach, Ancol Beach Festival, Pantai Indah Ancol, Ancol Lagoon and Ancol Marina Beach. All beaches are accessible only by paying admission at the main gate of Ancol Beach area.

How to Get There

Ancol Beach is located at Pademangan, Ancol, North Jakarta. The admission is Rp 25,000/person; Rp 25,000/car; Rp 15,000/motorbike. The beach opens 24 hours. Ancol Beach is definitely one of best beaches in Jakarta.

8. Visiting Lake Sunter

Lake Sunter, originally built as a flood controller, is divided into two, namely the West and the East. Both have different functions. The West serves as a reservoir for water. While the East is for community activities such as fishing, water sports and tours.

Currently Lake Sunter becomes a center for water sports such as rowing and water skiing. Every afternoon the lake is crowded by Jakartans who want to enjoy the beauty of twilight scenery. Lake Sunter is the only lake in Indonesia surrounded by high rise buildings.

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. Anyway you should make the time to visit the famous Lake Toba too. There are many spots in Lake Toba to be explored.

9. Visiting Angke Kapuk Nature Park

Angke Kapuk Nature Park is an oasis in the heat of Jakarta. Here you can enjoy the cool air and the green landscape of lush mangrove forest. In addition to preventing coastal erosion, Angke Kapuk Nature Park also serves as a place of mangrove conservation.

Angke Kapuk Nature Park has an area of 99.82 hectares. Of the area, some are used to build the inn and restaurant for the visitors. Please note that visitors are prohibited from bringing food and drink and are only allowed to bring cell phone camera. If visitors want to bring a pocket camera or DLSR then they must pay one million rupiah

How to Get There

Angke Kapuk Nature Park is located in Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta. The admission is Rp 25,000. Opening hours is 7 am – 6 pm.

10. Bargaining at Muara Angke Fishery Center

In Muara Angke Fishery Center you can see the unloading activities of the fishermen who have just come back from the sea. The unique thing is the trade in this fishery center begins at predawn. Here you can buy various types of fresh fish at very cheap prices, especially if you can bargain patiently.

In addition Muara Angke Fishery Center is also a place for culinary tour. You can choose your own fish and watch directly the way of cooking. Fresh fish and affordable prices make this place is crowded by Jakartans.

How to Get There

Muara Angke Fishery Center is located at Pendaratan Udang Street, Pluit, Penjaringan, North Jakarta. It opens 24 hours.

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11. Sightseeing at Port of Sunda Kelapa

In the Port of Sunda Kelapa you can see traces of Indonesia’s maritime glory in the past. Dozens of legendary Pinisi ships lean against this port. These ships are used by Indonesian seafarers to conquer the ferocious oceans in the archipelago.

You can also rent a boat owned by fishermen to surround Port of Sunda Kelapa. You can enjoy the atmosphere of the port that seems to take you back to the past. Boat rent is quite cheap, around Rp 50,000.

How to Get There

Port of Sunda Kelapa is located in Penjaringan, North Jakarta. The admission is Rp 2,500. It opens 24 hours.

12. Adding Knowledge at Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum stores a collection of historic marine in Indonesia. Visitors can see various types of ships from all regions in Indonesia, equipped with images and photographs of the port in the past. There are 19 original boats that exhibit in this museum and the remaining is miniature.

Maritime Museum was once a spice warehouse that was built in 1652. The building has three floors and sturdy pillars. The spice warehouse was inaugurated into the Maritime Museum on 7 July 1977.

How to Get There

Maritime Museum is located at Pasar Ikan Street, Sunda Kelapa, Penjaringan, North Jakarta. The admission is Rp 2,000 for adults and Rp 1,000 for children. Opening hours is 9 am – 3 pm. Every Monday is closed. You can also visit a varied museums in Jakarta Old Town. Surely there are lots of things to do in Old Town Jakarta.

13. Visiting Syahbandar Tower

Syahbandar Tower is estimated to be built in 1839. The tower was used to monitor the traffic of ships entering and leaving Jakarta. In addition, this tower also served as the Office of Customs for goods that went to the Port of Sunda Kelapa.

Inside the Syahbandar Tower there is a slab of stone inscribed Chinese characters which means Boundary Point, as the 0 kilometer for Jakarta City. At the bottom of the tower there is a prison that was used as a place for crews who violated the law. Outside the tower there are seven cannon leading to the Fish Market.

How to Get There

Syahbandar Tower is located at Pasar Ikan Street, Sunda Kelapa, Penjaringan, North Jakarta. The tower is part of Maritime Museum. Opening hours is 9 am – 3 pm. Every Monday is closed.

14. Visiting Pluit Reservoir Park

Pluit Reservoir Park has a panoramic view of Pluit Reservoir and high rise buildings from a distance. The park is often used to picnic by visitors. The atmosphere of shade and green makes visitors happy to linger here.

In the afternoon, Pluit Reservoir Park is used to exercise. The park provides a jogging track that is quite comfortable. In addition there are also outdoor gym, basketball court, amphitheater and children playground.

How to Get There

Taman Waduk Pluit is located at Pluit Timur Raya Street, Penjaringan, North Jakarta. It’s free entry.

15. Shopping at Kelapa Gading Mall

It’s not complete strolling in Jakarta without visiting the mall. Kelapa Gading Mall is one of the largest malls in Jakarta. The complete facilities make Kelapa Gading Mall a fun place for everyone.

A variety of branded goods, renowned boutiques, fine restaurants and cinemas are ready to pamper the visitors. If they just want to hang out, Kelapa Gading Mall has lots of cozy cafes. The spacious parking lot also adds to the comfort of visitors.

How to Get There
Kelapa Gading Mall is located at Bulevar Kelapa Gading Street, Blok M, North Jakarta. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm. Mall is undoubtedly one of top attractions in Jakarta.

Ok guys, now you know the fun things to do in North Jakarta. Set your destination, bring your wallet and have fun. Let’s visit North Jakarta Indonesia.

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