South Jakarta Administrative City is known as one of the economic activity supporters in the capital city. Directly adjacent to several cities in West Java, South Jakarta offers many exciting places. Besides being the modern office centres, there are numerous tourist attractions in South Jakarta used to escape from the capital’s hustle-bustle. The population in South Jakarta is about 2.2 million. The majority of them are migrants or workers from other regions such as Surabaya, Bandung, or even outside Java Island. A large number of migrants influences the property sector more advanced, especially related to boarding houses and houses on contracts. The weather in South Jakarta tends to be hot, with average temperature reaching 30 degrees Celsius. Despite its heat, rainfall in this region is quite high; floods and puddles often occur if it rains heavily. The best time to visit South Jakarta is in summer in the middle of the year, so the city exploration doesn’t encounter any obstacles.
South Jakarta is well-known as industrial areas and office cities in Jakarta. However, South Jakarta tourism has some potential. The tourists can take a comfortable and casual vacation here
Ragunan Zoo is of the tourism icons of Jakarta, especially South Jakarta. Taking care of animals from various regions in Indonesia and the world, the zoo continues to improve its services. Gradually, Ragunan Zoo turns into one of the best zoos and attract many tourists from inside and outside Jakarta. This tourist attraction in Jakarta is at Jalan Harsono No. 1, Ragunan, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. The entrance ticket of Ragunan is quite cheap, starting from Rp5,000. Some rides have their entrance fees, like when tourists want to ride some animals to go around the vast zoo area.
South Jakarta is known for its hot temperature. It is recommended to eat something fresh or play with water in a waterpark. You can come to Pondok Indah Waterpark, which offers a variety of thrilling facilities, such as current pools used for sliding. The location of Pondok Indah Waterpark is on Jalan Metro Pondok Indah, Pondok Pinang, Kebayoran Lama, RT.1/RW.16, South Jakarta. The entrance ticket for this fascinating place is about Rp89,000. Some rides and facilities offered may have individual fees.
Setu Babakan is one of the tourist attractions in South Jakarta, which is suitable for relaxation. This area has a quite large artificial lake. On the edge of the lake, many restaurants are selling Betawi specialities. Tourists can eat delicious dishes while relaxing here.Setu Babakan is also the centre of Betawi culture conservation. Tourist can see a variety of Betawi’s arts and crafts displayed in this place. This tourist attraction in Jakarta is in Srengseng Sawah, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta. The entrance ticket is about Rp5,000.
Located on Jalan H. Kamal No. 38, RT.8/RW.10, Pd. Labu, Cilandak, South Jakarta, Museum Layang-Layang has a complete collection. There are hundreds of unique kites from various regions in Indonesia and the world. The kites have small to giants’ size. The entrance ticket to enjoy hundreds of kites is about Rp15,000. After entering a large room, tourists can enjoy the traditional Javanese buildings. There are green gardens on both sides of the museum which gives a rural area atmosphere.
Schmutzer Primate Centre is part of Ragunan Zoo. However, since the performance concept is quite different, you need a separate entrance fee to enjoy a variety of animals, especially primates like orangutans and the like. The location is inside Ragunan, and the entrance fee is about Rp6,000.
Having a vacation in South Jakarta will never complete before you try a variety of culinary there. For culinary recommendations, look at some of the lists below
OJJU K-Food is a Korean cuisine restaurant offering various best dishes. All food is authentically processed so tourists can taste the real Korean dishes. The price of one serving is about Rp75,000 per person. OJJU K-Food is at Jalan Casablanca Raya No. 88.
The Edge offers a lot of culinary, ranging from Indonesian cuisine to various western culinary such as burgers and pasta. The Edge in on Jalan Kemang Raya, open from 07.00 to 23.00. The food price is about Rp100,000 per person.
Located on Jalan Wolter Monginsidi, Shabu Gin offers Japanese specialities, shabu-shabu. This dish consists of various types of raw meat and seafood, served with boiling soup. One serving starts from Rp100,000 per person.
If you want to stay in South Jakarta and explore tourist attractions or culinary, stay here for a few days. Here are some recommended hotels for you
The Sultan Hotel & Residence is the best five-star hotel in South Jakarta. Staying here will make you comfortable even for a staycation. The hotel location is on Jalan Gatot Subroto.
Royal Kuningan Hotel is a four-star hotel offering many entertaining facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool on the top floor and a fully equipped gym. This modern and traditional concept hotel is at Jalan Kuningan Persada Kav 2, South Jakarta.
Located on Jalan Haji Nawi No. 1, The Bellevue Suite offers a minimalist residential. The facilities provided are quite complete, typical of a four-star hotel. The hotel is also close to several entertainment places, such as Pondok Indah Mall 1 shopping centre.
Here are the reviews of tourist attractions in South Jakarta and some recommendations for places to eat and stay. If you want to get the best accommodations, don’t forget to book hotels through Traveloka application which can be downloaded directly on the mobile.