Lapangan Banteng Park, located in Central Jakarta, is now one of the favorite open spaces for Jakartans to spend their weekends or just to chat enjoying the sunset. The revitalization of Lapangan Banteng Park, which was completed in 2018, makes this field an interesting spot to spend the weekend with family, friends or partners. Lapangan Banteng Park began to be revitalized in the era of DKI Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok and was inaugurated by Governor Anies Baswedan. The specialty of this park is the dancing water show which can be watched every weekend at 18.30, 19.30, and 20.30 WIB.
The history of the Lapangan Banteng Park is actually quite long to discuss. In the past, this place was called Waterlooplein or Waterloo Field.
Quoted from a book entitled The Origin of The Place Names in Jakarta or the Origin of Place Names in Jakarta by Rachmat Ruchiat, during the Dutch colonial rule, Lapangan Banteng was known as Lapangan Singa. This is because in the middle of the field there is a war victory memorial at the waterloo with a lion statue on it. However, during the Japanese occupation era, the monument was torn down. After that, on the initiation of Bung Karno, the West Irian Liberation Monument was built.
This monument was made to commemorate the Trikora fighters and the people of West Irian who chose to become part of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. Bung Karno (The first president of Indonesia) hoped that anyone who saw him would have an adrenaline rush, triggered a sense of nationalism, and be proud of the fighters of the country.
Now, Lapangan Banteng park become a tourist attraction in Jakarta because it has a very attractive beauty to visit.
Free for public
In accordance with the provisions of the Transitional PSBB
Monday - Friday starting at 05.00 - 18.00 WIB
Saturdays start at 05.00 - 11.00 WIB
Sunday starts at 14.00 - 18.00 WIB
- Parking Area
- Football field
- Bathroom / MCK
- Rest area
- Sports area
Address: Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar District, Central Jakarta City, DKI Jakarta 10710