Your Guide to East Jakarta
East Jakarta is one of the five administrative cities in Jakarta. East Jakarta is one of the most populous areas in Jakarta. It is bordered by another area which is Depok and Bekasi. It is not self-governed so this area doesn’t have city council like any other area in Jakarta. The mayor’s office is located in the Jatinegara area. East Jakarta is divided into 10 districts which are Matraman, Pulo Gadung, Jatinegara, Duren Sawit, Kramat Jati, Makasar, Pasar Rebo, Ciracas, Cipayung, and Cakung. The transportation facilities in East Jakarta including Halim Perdana Kusuma International Airport, Kampung Rambutan Bus terminal, and Pulogebang inter-city & province bus terminal. There are so many attractions to visit in the area of East Jakarta but this area is quite prone to flood. East Jakarta is populated with more than 2 million people. Here are some recommendations of places to go and do while visiting East Jakarta:
Educational Recreation Places
For the educational place, East Jakarta is widely known for its Taman Mini Indonesia Indah which promoted the cultures of our nation. Even inside the area of TMII, you can find a lot of areas to learn about.
Filled with Indonesian cultures and arts about Indonesia. Jl Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Ceger, Kec. Cipayung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13810
Museum Listrik dan Energi Baru Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Kramat Jati, Pinang Ranti, Cipayung, East Jakarta City, Jakarta 13560
Museum Perangko Indonesia.
Exhibits Indonesian stamps.Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jalan Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Cipayung, RW.2, Ceger, Kec. Cipayung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13820
Museum Hakka Indonesia.
Museum about Hakka people in Indonesia. RT.4/RW.2, Bambu Apus, Cipayung, East Jakarta City, Jakarta 13890
Taman Benyamin Suaeb.
Represents Betawi tribe’ culture which is an original tribe from Jakarta. Jl. Bekasi Barat, RT.3/RW.3, Rw. Bunga, Kecamatan Jatinegara, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13410
Pusat Peragaan IPTEK.
An educational museum about science and technology. Jl. Raya Tmii, RW.10, Ceger, Kec. Cipayung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13810
If you happen to visit East Jakarta during school holidays, public holidays, days of, or weekend you can find a lot of recreational places to visit along with your family or friends. Some of them are Snowbay waterpark, Cibubur Pine Forest, Mekarsari Fruit Graden and Cibubur Chinese Village. Here is the list of them!
Mekarsari Fruit Garden
A garden filled with biodiversity from all over Indonesia and recreational places for family. Jalan Raya Cileungsi -Jonggol KM.3, Mekarsari, Cileungsi, Mekarsari, Kec. Cileungsi, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16820
Cibubur Pine Forest.
A good place to experience nature.Cibubur Country, Pine Forest Cibubur, Jakarta Timur, DKI Jakarta.
Snowbay Waterpark TMII.
Waterpark filled with attractions and rides. Komplek Taman Mini Indonesia Indah kel : Ceger kec : Cipayung, Jl. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Pinang Ranti, Kec. Makasar, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 1382
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Shopping malls located in East Jakarta are Mall Cipinang Indah, Aeon Mall Jakarta Garden City, Mall Graha Matraman, Arion Mall, Grand Cakung, and Mall Basura City. If you happen to stay in one of these administrative cities in Jakarta, we recommend some places to stay which will give you the best service, affordable prices, and great stays.
Mall Cipinang Indah.
Jl. Raya Kalimalang No.kav. 88, RT.18/RW.3, Pd. Bambu, Kec. Duren Sawit, East Jakarta City, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13420
AEON Mall Jakarta Garden City.
Jl. Jkt Garden City Boulevard No.1, RW.6, Cakung Tim., Kec. Cakung, East Jakarta City , Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13910
Mall Graha Matraman.
RT.12/RW.2, Kebon Manggis, Matraman, East Jakarta City, Jakarta 13150
Jl Pemuda Kav. 3-4, Rawamangun, East Jakarta City
Jl. Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX KM.25, RW.1, Ujung Menteng, Kec. Cakung, East Jakarta City, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13960
Mall Basura City.
Jl. Jendral Basuki Rahmat No. 1, Jatinegara, East Jakarta City
Talking about what to do, it will not be enough if we do not talk about food. There are also several culinary centers that you can try in the East Jakarta area. Below are some of the recommendations to eat in East Jakarta including Penyetan Cok in Mall Basura City, Steak 21 where they sell quite affordable prices for a portion of steak, and Ayam Pustaka at Jalan Balai Pustaka. There are also a lot of middle easter restaurants that you can try in this restaurant such as Handramiah and Abunawas Restaurant. It serves biryani rice, lamb, curry, and many more. Quite suited with the Indonesians tastebud and the place is also very homey and comfortable.
Handramiah Restaurant.Serves traditional Middle-Eastern food. Jl. Pramuka No.64A, RW.5, Utan Kayu Utara, Kec. Matraman, East Jakarta City, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Abunawas Restaurant. Serves Middle Eastern food with homestyle cuisine. Jl. Matraman Raya No.15, Kb. Manggis, Kec. Matraman, East Jakarta City, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13150
Best Wester Premier The Hive. Jl. DI. Panjaitan No.Kav. 3-4, RT.7/RW.11, Cipinang Cempedak, Kecamatan Jatinegara, East Jakarta City, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13340
Park Hotel Jakarta. Jl. DI. Panjaitan No.Kav 5, RT.7/RW.11, Cawang, Kecamatan Jatinegara, East Jakarta City, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13340
Teraskita Hotel Jakarta. MT Haryono St No.Kav. 10A, Cipinang Cempedak, jakarta, East Jakarta City, Jakarta 13340
For hotel recommendations here are Best Western Premier The Hive (The five stars hotel with the overnight rate only Rp500,000.00/ night), Park Hotel Jakarta (The three stars hotel that provides facilities including Jogging tracks, outdoor swimming pools, and a gym), Teraskita Hotel Jakarta (designated modern and classy that provides facilities for business purpose).
So there you have your guide around East Jakarta. We hope this helps you explore more about East Jakarta! Don’t forget to check other zone guides around Jakarta!