As the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, the Istiqlal Mosque is an impressive sight. Named after the Arabic word for independence, the mosque was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and it is located at the northeastern corner of Merdeka Square. Designed by Frederich Silaban, a Christian architect from North Sumatra, the mosque’s foundation stone was laid by President Soekarno in 1961. The building, which took 17 years to complete, is topped with two striking domes supported by 12 mighty columns. Featuring four levels of balconies, the mosque can accommodate a congregation of up to 120,000 people.
- Skyrink Skating
One of the largest ice skating rinks in Southeast Asia (1,248m2) and one of the most beautiful in Asia, is no doubt the right choice for you and your family for recreation in an environment that is fun and wholesomely healthy.
- Taman Impian Jaya Ancol
Ancol Dreamland or Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, is Jakarta’s largest and complete multi-themes park. A vast beach resort in the North of Jakarta facing the Java Sea, Ancol Dreamland covers
a wide 80 hectares swathe of shoreline. This is an integrated park that offers everything from beach and water sports to fun rides, swimming pools to Eco-Park and spectacular shows where international stars perform.
- Ragunan Zoo
Located at Pasar Minggu in South Jakarta, the Ragunan Zoo is a favorite attraction for the entire family especially during weekends and school holidays. Covering an area of 140 hectares, the Ragunan Zoo has a collection of 295 species of animals, including Indonesia’s own famous Komodo dragons.