With the large influx of peoples from across Indonesia since Independence, the indigenous Betawi have retreated to outlying areas, mostly to West and South Jakarta.
A Special Betawi Cultural Village covering 289 hectares has been set aside at Setu Babakan, where visitors can see and stroll through the village that has retained its original Betawi architecture and layout. Regular cultural performances are shown every Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm, or dance training sessions of Betawi dances that include Sirih Kuning, Lenggang Nyai and others held each Sunday, Friday and Wednesdays.
Every July a special Betawi Cultural Festival is held here that include wedding ceremonies, circumcision ceremonies, seven-months’ pregnancy rites, and more.
Visitors can also go fishing while enjoying the local cuisine and desserts at the various stalls and restaurants.
- Discovery Hotel & Convention Ancol
Offering Betawi hospitality, this hotel are the perfect place to enjoy the Jakarta Experience.
- Betawi Culinary Festival
For those people in Jakarta and surrounding areas who want to sample a variety of food and drinks are also typical Betawi, you can visit Betawi Culinary Festival which will be held on April 16 to 22, 2015. The festival which is held by the Organization of Women's Cooperation Agency (BKOW) DKI Jakarta, the event held to celebrate the birthday of Jakarta BKOW 61st.