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5 Recommended Thematic Tourist Sites in Jakarta for Weekend Getaway

A refreshing weekend getaway in Jakarta is not out of the question. In fact, the capital city has plenty of tourist sites worth visiting, and the streets tend to be less crowded on days off. If you are bored of your usual haunts, check out these themed tourist destinations as recommended by an online travel agency Tiket.com as follows:

1. MACAN Museum

Located in the AKR Tower Kebun Jeruk in West Jakarta, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara or MACAN Museum features a series of exhibitions of contemporary art by renowned artists. At present, the museum has on display the works of Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan: ‘Somewhere, Elsewhere, Nowhere’, disini d.l.l., and Ai Weiwei: Baby Formula.

Running from June 2023 to October 8, 2023, the exhibition features large-scale installations that combine found materials, including cardboard boxes, paper, and plastic bags, highlighting themes like urban development, human movement and journeys, exploring what it means to belong, and how identities are formed through the movement of people.

Weekend tickets start at Rp72,000 per person. Museum Macan is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2. Jakarta Aquarium and Safari

Jakarta Aquarium and Safari at Neo Soho, West Jakarta offers a dazzling array of marine life. Not only is it a feast for the eyes, but it also educates visitors about underwater life. This makes a family visit even more exciting.

The largest indoor aquarium in Indonesia has two floors with 12 zones. On the first floor, there are aquatic animals in a giant aquarium, while on the second floor, there is an exhibition of non-aquatic animals.

Jakarta Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with ticket prices starting from Rp145,000 per person.

3. Amazing D’Carribean

Amazing D’Caribbean located at Kota Kasablanka Mall, South Jakarta presents colorful arcade games and frenetic children’s games, such as racing games, car bombs, field hockey, ping pong, shooting games, ball pool, dance revolution, and danz base. To enjoy playing there, you need to do a top-up activation for the member card at least Rp90,000.

4. M7 Tactical

Located at Lippo Puri Mall, West Jakarta, M7 Tactical offers a tactical simulation experience of shooting like a secret agent mission. As the name implies, it is a thrilling destination for adrenaline rush and cardio. 

All equipment is under expert supervision, so it can be safe for children of 6 years old and above. Ticket prices start from Rp71,000 per person.

5. Kokuo Family Massage & Reflexology

For a relaxing weekend, Kokuo Family Massage & Reflexology can be an option. The Japanese-style reflexology is located in various areas of Jakarta with cherry blossom season reflected in its interior. 

In addition to the treatment services starting from Rp160,000 per person, visitors can also enjoy the cafe with a wide range of beverages.

These are all thematic tourist attractions in Jakarta that are worth a visit to make your weekend a well-spent one.