Jakarta’s Hidden Wonders [Part 1]
Jakarta is home to many wonderful places.
From hidden gardens to architectures of old and great culinary treasures. Let us take you down the rabbit hole to where the beautiful meets the wonderful and create Jakarta’s hidden wonders. There are so many great spots we’re breaking this down into separate posts. Here’s our first.
Comment down below if we’ve missed any of your favourites and we’ll be sure to put it in the next post.
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The Face Bar Jakarta is one of Jakarta’s oldest bars and still one of the most well-loved. It’s funny then, that most Jakartans don’t know about the place. The place was conceived over 2 decades ago under the philosophy of the ‘Caravansary’, a place of refuge for weary travelers and traders along the Silk Route. What makes The Face Bar Jakarta so unique is its combination of old and new, antiques and modern art that transport you to a different time.
Don’t miss out on their Happy Hours every day at 16:30 – 19:30 for 50% off all alcoholic beverages
When: Monday – Sunday
Lunch ; 12:00 – 14:30
Dinner ; 17:00 – 23:00
Where: The Face Bar
Kusuma Atmaja 85, Imam Bonjol,
Ragunan Orchid Garden
In Jakarta’s messy concrete jungle, don’t you wish you could wake up and literally smell the rare orchid flowers? No?
The Ragunan Orchid Garden in Pasar Pagi encompasses five whole acres of fresh orchid flowers in different breeds and colours. A great place to stock up on those #OOTD Instagram photos or to just be completely hipster and say you’re overseas. Remember, this is one of Jakarta’s best kept secrets, so don’t tell everybody!
When: Mon – Sun; 7:30 – 16:00
Where: Ragunan Orchid Garden,
Jl. Harsono R.M., South Jakarta
(near the Ragunan Zoo)
Price: Adults IDR 4.ooo / Children IDR 3.000
More Info: +6221 7884 7114
The Jaya Pub Jakarta is again one of Jakarta’s oldest bars. With a 70 year-old bartender that’s as hip as you are and live music every night, you won’t run out of things to be amazed at. Surround yourself with nostalgic memorabilia and souvenirs as old as you are. If you’re feeling up to it, hop on the stage and sing your heart out.
Their buy-one-get-one-free Happy Hours start at 17:00 to 19:00.
When: Mon – Sun ; 17:00 – 2:00am
Where: The Jaya Pub, Gedung Jaya,
Jl. MH.Thamrin Kav.1-2, Jakarta CBD
More Info: +6221 3192 5633
The Maritime Museum Jakarta
In the old Sunda Kelapa harbour area, is the Jakarta Maritime Museum with exhibits displayed inside the old Dutch East India Company warehouses. In small scale models and pictures, the museum attempts to give the visitor an idea of Indonesia’s seafaring tradition and the importance of the sea to the economy of present-day Indonesia.
When: Tue – Sun ; 9:00 – 15:00
Closed on special holidays – full list here
Where: Jl. Pasar Ikan No. 1,
Sunda Kelapa Harbour, Jakarta CBD
Price: Adults – IDR 2.000
School Students – from IDR 600
More Info: +6221 6693 406
Does this look like Bali? Well it’s not. It’s right here in Jakarta, your own backyard.
Whether you’re in the mood for a little bit of fancy or you just want some quiet time to reflect on life’s strange beauty, Segarra Restaurant Ancol is the perfect place for you to unwind. We suspect reservations are necessary, so get your friends together and relax at the end of the week.
When: Sun – Thu ; 12:00 – 00:00
Fri ; 13:00 – 2:00am
Sat ; 12:00 – 2:00am
Where: Taman Impian Jaya Ancol,
Jl. Lodan Timur No.7
Book / More Info: +6221 29 222 222