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16 Things to Do near RPTRA Kalijodo Jakarta (Best Urban Pleasure)

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

RPTRA Kalijodo is a popular park for young Jakartans. They love coming here to see skate board and BMX attractions. If you happen to stop by here and not a fan of skate board or BMX, there are still other interesting places around Kalijodo. Let’s find out the best things to do near RPTRA Kalijodo Jakarta..!

1. Visiting Penjaringan Park

Penjaringan Park is situated not far from Kalijodo. The park is filled with green trees that provide shade from the sun’s heat.

If Kalijodo is an open space to accommodate the activities of young people, Penjaringan Park is a place to relax enjoying the freshness of the air. In addition, every morning residents use this park to jog or walk with their dogs.

How to Get There
Penjaringan Park is located at Kepanduan 2 Street, Penjaringan, North Jakarta. It’s free entry. Besides visiting Penjaringan Park, there are various things to do in North Jakarta.

2. Visiting Seasons City Mall

Seasons City Mall is one of affordable malls in Jakarta. In addition to various cheap clothes and goods, it also offers daily necessities and entertainment.

Seasons City Mall can be a perfect family vacation spot. Children can play safely, families can eat together in restaurants and parents do not need to dig deeper into their pockets.

How to Get There
Seasons City Mall is located at Prof. DR. Latumenten Street, Tambora, West Jakarta. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm.

3. Visiting Emporium Pluit Mall

If you are a fan of branded goods, you can find them at Emporium Pluit Mall. It offers luxury and first-class goods whose ads you often see in magazines.

Besides that, Emporium Pluit Mall spoils its customers with a variety of entertainment ranging from cinemas, restaurants, cafes, to salons. You could say there’s always something for everyone at the Emporium Pluit Mall.

How to Get There
Emporium Pluit Mall is located at Pluit Putra Kencana Street, Penjaringan, North Jakarta. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm. Emporium Pluit Mall is not the only Jakarta’s high class mall. You can find branded goods at Plaza Indonesia as well. And you will have lots of things to do in Plaza Indonesia.

4. Visiting Jakarta Old Town

If you want to catch a glimpse of Jakarta’s face in the past, come to Jakarta Old Town. You will be fascinated by the beauty of old buildings from the Dutch colonial period.

Not to mention Jakarta Old Town is a place to perform street arts. You can enjoy human sculpture, street music and even pantomime. Or you can just wander around on a bicycle.

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. A day won’t be enough to explore Jakarta Old Town since you have many things to do in Jakarta Old Town.

5. Visiting Museum Bank Indonesia

Museum Bank Indonesia is one of the few museums in Indonesia that has applied advanced technology. Here visitors will get an explanation about the history of banking in Indonesia through multi-media equipment such as plasma televisions, electronic displays and dioramas.

Museum Bank Indonesia occupies a building that has been hundreds of years old. With its classic European style, the building deserves to be an instagramable spot.

How to Get There
Museum Bank Indonesia is located at Pintu Besar Utara Street, Pinangsia,West Jakarta. The admission is Rp 5,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm. It’s closed on Monday.

6. Visiting Fatahillah Museum

Fatahillah Museum keeps a long history of Jakarta, from prehistoric times to the period of independence. It has various collections such as pottery, ceramics, inscriptions, antique furniture, etc.

Fatahillah Museum is also one of the most instagramable spots in Jakarta Old Town. It occupies a classic-style building that has been established since 1710. To satisfy the visitor’s curiosity, the museum’s organizers hold several interesting activities such as exploring the museum at night and old movie shows.

How to Get There
Fatahillah Museum is located at Taman Fatahillah Street, Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta. The admission is Rp 5,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm. It’s closed on Monday.

7. Visiting China Town

China Town is a hidden gem of Jakarta. It’s a must visit place where you can see the Chinese culture fusing with Jakartan culture.

China Town has existed since the Dutch colonial era. So no wonder there are many buildings that are hundreds of years old. Set your camera to capture the beauty of Chinese temples and the daily lives of Chinese-Jakartans. And try to taste the mouth watering Chinese foods.

How to Get There
China Town is located in Pancoran, Glodok, West Jakarta. It turns out there are lots of things to do in China Town.

8. Culinary Tour at Kalimati Alley

Kalimati Alley is one of Jakarta’s legendary culinary spots. Situated in China Town, Kalimati Alley offers a variety of Peranakan cuisine.

The most famous is Laksa Belitung, surely you must taste it. In addition there are also Chinese snacks such as Bakpia Lao Beijing and Moon Cake.

How to Get There
Kalimati Alley is located at Pancoran V Street, Glodok, West Jakarta.

9. Visiting Coffee Shop Sidikalang Jaya

Indonesia is endowed with a fertile soil, so undoubtedly coffee can grow easily here. Almost every region in Indonesia has its own coffee.

You should take the time to stop by Coffee Shop Sidikalang Jaya. It offers a variety of typical Indonesian coffee starting from Sumatran coffee, Javanese coffee to Sulawesi coffee. You’ll love it.

How to Get There
Coffee Shop Sidikalang Jaya is located at Seni Budaya Raya Street, No.7A, Jelambar Baru, West Jakarta. Opening hours is 8 am – 5 pm. It’s closed on Sunday.

10. Staycation at Hotel Ciputra

Ciputra is one of property moguls in Indonesia. His reputation is respected by all parties and his name is a guarantee of the best quality. So unquestionably Hotel Ciputra is one of the best hotels in Jakarta.

Staycation at Hotel Ciputra will relieve stress, as well as boredom, and restore your spirit of life. You can look at city view, soak in the hot tub, pamper yourself at the spa and enjoy delicious cuisine in the restaurant.

How to Get There
Hotel Ciputra is located at Letnan Jenderal S. Parman Street, Tanjung Duren Utara, West Jakarta.

More things to do near RPTRA Kalijodo Jakarta

11. Visiting Fountain Park on Semeru Street, Grogol, West Jakarta
12. Visiting Maritime Museum on Pasar Ikan Street, Penjaringan, North Jakarta
13. Sightseeing at Jakarta Kota Railway Station in Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta
14. Hang out at Gajah Mada Plaza on Gajah Mada Street, Gambir, Central Jakarta.
15. Shopping at Mangga Dua in Pademangan, North Jakarta
16. Culinary Tour at Warunk Upnormal on Dr. Susilo Street, Grogol, West Jakarta

That’s all guys. You should make the time to explore Kalijodo area. Apparently you have various things to do near RPTRA Kalijodo Jakarta. Have fun..!

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