When in East Jakarta: Things to Do

When in East Jakarta: Things to Do

East Jakarta is one of the five administrative cities which form the Special Capital Region of Jakarta. By 2010, East Jakarta is the most populous out of the five administrative cities within Jakarta. Well, if Central Jakarta residents mostly come from the middle and upper class, East Jakarta came from the middle and lower class. Therefore, it is no surprise that East Jakarta is the most populous!

East Jakarta is the industrial quarter of Jakarta. That is why East Jakarta seems like the ugly duckling out of the five administrative cities, but it is the home of the city’s second airport, Bandar Udara International Halim Perdanakusuma.

East Jakarta also hosts a one-of-a-kind theme park, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, a vast recreational complex where you can see parts of Indonesia’s multi-ethnic community in one park. There are a lot of attractions in East Jakarta, and if you ever wonder what you can sightsee while you’re in East Jakarta. Well, we will guide you through the places you can visit in East Jakarta. Check the list out! 

1. AEON Mall Jakarta Garden City

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One of the AEON’s chain malls across the Jabodetabek region with strong Japanese nuances on its decorations. There are a lot of shopping brands which you can shop from. It has its own food court where they offer a diverse range of menus, such as Japanese, pastry, Western, Indonesian, and Chinese. Even though it’s only food from the food court, but most of them are actually delicious! The sushi is very fresh, and here’s a little tip, buy the foods when it’s almost closing time, you will get a huge discount. Above the mall, there is a giant Ferris Wheel which became the main attraction of the mall. 

Address: Jl. Jakarta Garden City Boulevard No. 1, Cakung Timur, Kec. Cakung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13910

Phone Number: +6221 22462525

Social Media: @aeonmall_jakartagardencity on Instagram

Website: http://www.aeonmall-jgc.com 

Operating Hours: 10.00 – 22.00 WIB (Monday – Sunday) 

2. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)

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Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a theme park where you can see parts of Indonesia’s multi-ethnic community in one park. There is a pavilion for each province with different rumah adat and detailed information about each province’s cultures. Aside from a miniature of various rumah adat in Indonesia, TMII also has several museums, theatres, and a children’s park. You can get around the park by getting on a monorail, mini train, or rent a bike. Taman Mini is very big, therefore you might want to plan thoroughly to make sure you can visit all the venues in Taman Mini. However, if you feel like you need more than a day exploring Taman Mini, you can stay the night at one of the two hostels that is available at Taman Mini. 

Address: Jl. Raya Taman Mini, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta

Phone Number: +6221 87792078/+6281 317990235 (Whatsapp) 

E-mail: informasi@tamanmini.com 

Entrance Fee: Rp10.000,00/ person 

Rp10.000,00/ car

Rp6.000,00/ motorcycle 

Operating Hours: 07.00 – 22.00 WIB (Monday – Sunday) 

Read also: Best Water Parks and Amusement Parks in Jakarta

3. Snowbay Waterpark

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Snowbay Waterpark is one of the attractions that are available at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. Snowbay Waterpark is a waterpark that has a concept of playing water in the Arctic, to create a nuance of comfortable and fun for whoever visits Snowbay Waterpark. The waterpark is very interesting because it was designed according to a landscape of adventure. Furthermore, the snowy concept gives an exotic impression. The plus point of Snowbay Waterpark is that they launched two attractions that are a first in Southeast Asia, Hurricane, and Flush Bow. Hurricane is an attraction where you sit-on a flotation device and swirled several times before being emptied to the water below. 

Address: Komplek Taman Mini Indonesia, Jl. Raya Taman Mini, Kel. Ceger, Kec. Cipayung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13820

Phone Number: +6221 87783530

Website: http://www.snowbay.co.id 

Entrance Fee: starts from Rp75.000,00/ person

Operating Hours: 09.00 – 18.00 WIB (Monday – Sunday) 

Read also: Top 7 Adventure Parks in Jakarta

4. Padang Golf Halim

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A golf club located on the north side of Bandar Udara Halim Perdanakusuma. Padang Golf Halim used to be the Air Force’s first golf course, now Padang Golf Halim is famous for its low fees yet has a challenging course where it has high trees and tricky greens. The golf course has a large fairway with narrow greens which will test your confidence and accuracy about golf. As the golf course has a lot of trees, you golfers required to able to make an accurate tee shot and a short iron shot towards the narrow green. Padang Golf Halim has 36 holes which divided into 2 parts. 

Read also: Top Golf Courses in Jakarta

Address: Jl. Skadron, Halim Perdana Kusuma, RT. 8/ RW. 4, Kec. Makasar, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13610

Phone Number: +6221 8000793

Entrance Fee: starts from Rp366.000,00/ person 

Additional Caddy Fee Rp50.000,00/ game

Operating Hours

05.00 – 18.00 WIB (Tuesday – Sunday) 

12.00 – 18.00 WIB (Monday) 

5. Museum Telekomunikasi 

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A science museum that can be a source of information about the development of telecommunications in Indonesia. Palapa Oath Monument, Maha Patih Gajah Mada stands in front of the blue dome-shaped museum with a dagger in his hand. This scene is reminiscent of Indonesia’s first communication satellite named Palapa. The museum is located at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. In the museum, you can get to know various information about the development of telecommunications in Indonesia which were used before the war,  the beginning of independence, the new order, and the future of telecommunications, including communication tools from time to time. 

Address: Komplek Taman Mini Indonesia, Jl. Raya Taman Mini, Kel. Ceger, Kec. Cipayung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13820

Phone Number: +6221 8402883

6. Ayam Goreng Ibu Djagat 

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Ayam Goreng Ibu Djagat

A traditional fried chicken restaurant located in Rawamangun. The restaurant is very popular among locals in Rawamangun. You can’t go wrong with their food, as they taste delicious and feels somewhat homey.

Address: Jl. Balai Pustaka Timur Blok C No. 5, RT. 5/ RW. 10, Rawamangun, Kec. Pulo Gadung, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13220 

Phone Number: +6285 782824202

Price Range: Rp15.000,00 – Rp45.000,00/ person 

We hope this article will help you to discover East Jakarta. Happy exploring!

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