Hidden Activites in Jakarta Part 2
We all know that Jakarta is home to a great many restaurants and cafes, but what about all the other super duper awesome activities that are lurking about in Jakarta’s mean streets? What about the paintball, the biking tracks? What about he ocean dives and rock climbing? There’s more to nature than Pokemon Go, you know!
So we bring to you, Jakarta’s Hidden Activities Part 2! You can read Part 1 over here.
BSD Xtreme Park
You didn’t think we forgot about BSD Xtreme Park, did you? BSD Xtreme Park is the first fully integrated extreme sports park in Indonesia. It offers a wide range of outdoor activities so that you can spend a full day enjoying life. From go karting to paintball, skating and rock and rope climbing, there is literally something for everyone in BSD Xtreme Park. Take your friends and family out for a day of fun that doesn’t involve malls and sipping yet another cappuccino.
When: Everyday; 15:00 – 20:00
Where: Jl. Damai Foresta, Desa Sampora,
Kecamatan Cisauk, BSD City, Tangerang 15345
Price: Pay 1 Get 2 Promotion (only for Rock & Rope and Bike Park)
Gokart; IDR 50,000
Rock & Rope; IDR 50,000
Bike Park; IDR 35,000
Wrist Band; IDR 30,000
Diving Ocean Adventures
Diving Ocean Adventures was established in 2011 and is one of Jakarta’s premier diving schools. Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran they have courses here for everyone. If you’re looking to do something exciting over the weekend, something that’s different from all your other Jakarta hunts, then this is definitely the place to go.
Where: Jl. Moh Kahfi No. 1D
First Timers; IDR 350,000 pp
Open Water; IDR 1,950,000+ pp
If you’ve ever been to a spin class and absolutely hated it (because it hurt so good) then this is definitely the class for you. Definitely, definitely, definitely. Ride Jakarta is a combination of stationary biking, or spinning, and funky electro-pop music all lit up with black light. It’s addictive and it’s fun and you don’t have to sell your soul to
the devil a gym to attend the class.
When: Everyday; 7:30 – 8:00, 18:45 – 19:15
Where: Basement of Bengkel Fairgrounds, SCBD
Prices: First Timers; IDR 150,000
Individual Session; IDR 200,000
Student Pass; IDR 2,000,000 (monthly until Oct)
Epic Cable Park
When you’re sick of the turf, then it’s time for some surf. The Epic Cable Park is located inside Ancol Dreampark. Accessible to all, especially those who are tired and weary of every day life. Throw away your student stresses, say goodbye to office woes and say hello to lots of fun. Get splashing, get wet, and learn something new! The Epic Cable Park is very beginner friendly, so don’t be afraid to start, after all there’s a first time for everything.
When: Monday – Friday; 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday – Sunday; 9:00 – 18:00
Where: Jl. Lodan Timur Raya No. 7,
North Jakarta, Indonesia 14430
Prices: IDR 2,500,000/hr
Incl. driver, boat, fuel, rope and handle, usb/aux/cd ports
Optional wakeboard, wakeskate, wakesurf
Max People: 5 per session
Fly Indonesia, Paragliding
Maybe pigs can’t fly, but we humans sure can. Sure we can walk on the ground and swim in the water and fly in metal tubes in the sky, but nothing beats the feeling of fresh air caressing your face as you take in the scenery around you.
Located in Puncak, Bogor, which to be fair is still Jabodetabek, Fly Indonesia is a dedicated paragliding school and centre for beginners and experienced paragliders alike. The founder, Nixon Ray has been paragliding since 1992. I wasn’t even born yet! So what are you waiting for? Take a weekend trip up there and make memories you’ll never forget. Live while we’re young, right?
When: Everyday; 9:00 – 17:00
Where: Jalan Raya Puncak km 87,
Bukit Paralayang, Puncak, Bogor,
West Java, Indonesia
Prices: Starts from IDR 1,250,000 for 1 Day Taster Course