Setu Babakan Betawi Cultural Village

A site of important cultural heritage in Jakarta, the area centred around a lake is devoted to the preservation of the indigenous Betawi culture. Covering 289 hectares, the Cultural Village has retained its original Betawi architecture and layout. Cultural performances are shown every Sunday from 2–4pm, and visitors can enjoy local cuisine at the various stalls and restaurants.

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Setu Babakan or Lake Babakan is located in Srengseng Sawah, Jagakarsa sub-district, South Jakarta, Indonesia near Depok which serves as the center of Betawi Cultural Village, an area that is maintained to keep the cultural heritage of Jakarta, the Betawi culture. Setu Babakan Situ or an artificial lake with an area of 32 hectares (79 acres) where the water comes from the Ciliwung River, and is currently used for fishing for surrounding residents. The lake is also a place for water recreation such as fishing, water bike, or biking around the edge of the Setu.

Setu Babakan village is an area designated by the Government as a place of preservation and sustainable development of Betawi culture. Village located in the southern city of Jakarta is one of the attractions that appeal to tourists who want to enjoy the typical rural atmosphere or watch the original Betawi culture directly. In this village, people Setu Babakan still maintain the culture and way of life Betawi, fishing, farming, trade, make handicrafts, and make food Betawi. Through this way of life, they are actively protecting the environment and improve their living standards.

Setu Babakan is a residential neighborhood that has the feel is still strong and pure both in terms of culture, arts, snacks, clothing,, religious routines, as well as the shape of Betawi house. Of the township which covers 289 hectares, 65 hectares of which are owned by the government in which the new managed only 32 hectares. This settlement was inhabited at least 3,000 households. Most of the population is indigenous Betawi people who have hereditary living in the area. Whereas the rest are immigrants, like immigrants from West Java, Central Java, Kalimantan, etc. who have lived more than 30 years in this area.


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