Amuse­ment and Theme Parks to Visit in In­done­sia

Indonesia Expat - - NEWS - BY KIRSTIENNE ISHIA MARIE TOLEDO

Toil­ing away ev­ery­day and lead­ing a fast-paced life­style can take its toll – leav­ing one stressed and des­per­ately want­ing a form of re­cre­ation. If you want to in­dulge your in­ner child and while away time at one of the most fun places known to mankind, then why not head over to an amuse­ment or theme park near you? Ac­cord­ing to En­ter­tain­ment De­signer, In­done­sia is quickly grow­ing to be the next hot theme park des­ti­na­tion. In fact, a $500 mil­lion theme park in West Java prov­ince could be some­thing to look for­ward to with In­done­sia's MNC Land re­spon­si­ble for in­vest­ing the whop­ping amount to cre­ate the mega scale project. With jam­packed ac­tiv­i­ties to choose from, this is an ex­hil­a­rat­ing way to de-stress, bond with friends or fam­ily and re­live your child­hood mem­o­ries.

1 ANCOL DREAMLAND

Also known as Ta­man Impian Jaya Ancol, this mas­sive lo­ca­tion is home to sev­eral at­trac­tions for which get­ting around via rick­shaws and gon­dola ca­ble cars is needed. This place is also famous for be­ing Jakarta’s ver­sion of Dis­ney­land. The Fan­ta­sy­land (Du­nia Fan­tasi) amuse­ment park is of­ten flocked to by kids and adults alike. Vis­i­tors are spoilt for choice with wa­ter rides, thrill rides or fam­ily friendly rides. Tick­ets range from Rp.200,000 (US$15) dur­ing week­days and Rp.295,000 (US$22) dur­ing week­ends. Aside from a theme park, Ancol Dreamland also of­fers a wa­ter park, ocea­narium, an­i­mal shows, an eco park, bowl­ing cen­tre and golf course. Phone: +62 21 29 222 222 | +62 812 8799 2222 Web­site: www.ancol.com

2 TA­MAN SA­FARI IN­DONE­SIA

Lo­cated in Cis­arua, Bo­gor, peo­ple can en­joy this world­class wildlife con­ser­va­tion in­sti­tu­tion and theme park. Ta­man Sa­fari is nes­tled be­tween ma­jes­tic lush moun­tains pro­vid­ing scenic views. It has more than 5,000 species of trees and 280 species of wildlife. Plus guests of all ages have the chance to try var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties such as ex­plor­ing the for­est in a pri­vate ve­hi­cle. There are game rides, wildlife ex­hibits, shows and you can even visit the wa­ter­fall. Choose be­tween Sa­fari Siang (day sa­fari) or Sa­fari Malam (night sa­fari). Rates are Rp.180,000 (US$14) for ages six and up while passes for five years and be­low are Rp.160,000 (US$12). Phone: +62 251 8250 000 Email: info@tamansa­fari.net Web­site: bo­gor.tamansa­fari.com

3 JUNGLELAND AD­VEN­TURE PARK

JungleLand is a sure haven for kids and the young at heart. The en­tire place boasts 37 fun rides and is di­vided into four zones: Mys­te­ria, Car­ni­valia, Trop­i­calia and Ex­plora – each with unique rides and at­trac­tions. The theme park is lo­cated in Sen­tul City's 35 hectares area and can ac­com­mo­date up to 30,000 peo­ple. JungleLand also has a com­plete din­ing and shop­ping area as well as fa­cil­i­ties that in­clude toilet, first aid, locker, nurs­ery, tent, chairs and baby stroller. You don’t even need to worry about your safety since their em­ploy­ees are cer­ti­fied in HSE (Health Safety and En­vi­ron­ment). Tick­ets on normal week­days cost Rp.165,000 (US$13), Rp.220,000 (US$17) on week­ends and Rp.250,000 (US$19) dur­ing peak sea­son.

Phone: +62 21 29 311 313

Email: cus­tomer.ser­vice@jungleland.co.id Web­site: www.jungleland.co.id

4 TA­MAN MINI in­done­sia in­dah ( tmii)

Also known as ‘Beau­ti­ful In­done­sia Minia­ture Park’, TMII is a cul­ture-based recre­ational area lo­cated in East Jakarta and spreads out across 250 acres. This is the per­fect place to visit if you want to im­merse your­self in the coun­try’s rich cul­ture as the park show­cases and rep­re­sents the tribes in 33 prov­inces of In­done­sia – each show­ing dif­fer­ent shapes and build­ing styles. They also cover the as­pects of var­i­ous daily life in ev­ery prov­ince, dis­play­ing var­i­ous fash­ion, dance and re­gional tra­di­tions. TMII has be­come a famous tourist spot due to its sev­eral at­trac­tions such as a minia­ture of the archipelago in the mid­dle of the lake, ca­ble cars, mu­se­ums, IMAX cin­ema and the­ater.

Phone: +62 21 87792078

Email: in­for­masi@taman­mini.com Web­site: www.taman­mini.com

5 TRANS STU­DIO

With branches in Ban­dung and Makas­sar, Trans Stu­dio is an in­door theme park and thought to be one of the big­gest in the world. There are 20 ex­cit­ing rides spread out in three unique zones – Stu­dio Cen­tral, Lost City and Magic Cor­ner – with ev­ery­thing decked out in an eye- catch­ing broadway style. Want to ex­pe­ri­ence be­ing a star for a day? Be a part of favourite TV pro­grammes in TRANS TV and TRANS 7 such as Du­nia Lain, Je­la­jah, Si Bolang and so much more. From Mon­day to Thurs­day, the en­trance fee costs Rp.180,000 (US$14) and Rp.200,000 (US$15) on Fri­day. The rate dur­ing Satur­day, Sun­day and hol­i­days is Rp.280,000 (US$21).

Phone: +62 411 8117100 (Makas­sar) | +62 22 86012555 (Ban­dung) | +62 21 7998202 (Jakarta

Web­site: www.transstu­dioban­dung.com

6 KIDZA­NIA

An­other place to have your kids in­dulge in cre­ativ­ity and be who­ever they want to be when they grow up for a day is Kidza­nia. A kid-sized replica of a real city, Kidza­nia is com­plete with high­ways, ur­ban fa­cil­i­ties such as hos­pi­tals, su­per­mar­kets, sa­lons, the­ater, fac­to­ries and much more.

Let them en­joy play­ing the role of a doc­tor, teacher, pi­lot, po­lice, cook – the sky's the limit with the pro­fes­sions they can try. Ticket prices range from Rp. 50,000 (US$4) for ages 2-3, Rp.150,000 (US$11) for ages 4-16 and Rp.100,000 (US$8) for ages 17- 64.

Phone: +62 21 5154 888 (ext. 100) Email: info@kidza­nia.co.id

Web­site: jakarta.kidza­nia.com/en-id

7 TA­MAN PINTAR SCIENCE PARK

Are your kids into science? Do they dream of fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Al­bert Ein­stein or Thomas Edi­son? Take them to Ta­man Pintar in Yo­gyakarta to boost their thirst for knowl­edge. Af­ter all, it’s best to start them young. This is a place where they can ex­press, cre­ate and ap­pre­ci­ate science through imag­i­na­tion, trial, and games.

Phone: +62 274 583631

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