Having fun in Central Jakarta, where to go?

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While waiting for iftar time, there are many activities a traveler can do. Starting from going to instagramable places to buying takjil snacks.

Usually, people spend the afternoon walking leisurely while waiting for the time to break the fast.

Well, for travelers who want to hang out in Central Jakarta, here are the recommendations:

1. JPO ‘Pinisi Ship’

JPO Pinisi is a new spot that is crowded with tourists. The instagramable place is so interesting to visit.

The People's Crossing Bridge (JPO) on Jalan Sudirman, Central Jakarta, with the theme Pinisi Ship is a new icon in DKI Jakarta.  Not only pedestrians, cyclists are also busy crowding the JPO area this morningThe People’s Crossing Bridge (JPO) on Jalan Sudirman, Central Jakarta, with the theme Pinisi Ship is a new icon in DKI Jakarta. Not only pedestrians, cyclists also crowded the JPO area this morning. Photo: The People’s Crossing Bridge (JPO) on Jalan Sudirman, Central Jakarta, with the theme that the Pinisi Ship has become a new icon in DKI Jakarta. Not only pedestrians, cyclists are also busy crowding the JPO area this morning

This place can also be a traveler to come to take pictures while waiting for the time to break. To be precise, this bridge is located on Jalan Sudirman, Karet, Central Jakarta.

The bridge, which was just inaugurated in March last year, was indeed built for crossing facilities and provides an experience for the public when they see the city of Jakarta. Have you ever been to JPO Pinisi?

2. Benhil Market

Benhil's takjil market remains the prima donna of residents.Benhil’s takjil market remains the prima donna of residents. Photo: detikFood/Yenny Mustika Sari

Benhil Market or Bendungan Hilir is usually a target for ngabuburit travelers. The reason is, many takjil snacks are so tempting to buy.

Various food and drinks are offered by the seller. Starting from a variety of fried foods, compotes, cakes to heavy foods such as sate padang to kapau rice.

This market is precisely located on Jalan Bendungan Hilir, Bendungan Hilir Village, Tanah Abang District, Central Jakarta.

3. Istiqlal Mosque

Congregants of the Istiqlal Mosque waiting for iftar time, Sunday (3/4/2022).Congregants of the Istiqlal Mosque waiting for iftar time, Sunday (3/4/2022). Photo: Congregants of the Istiqlal Mosque waiting for iftar time. (Karin/detikcom)

The largest mosque in Southeast Asia can also be a place to hang out. There are even some immigrants from outside Jakarta.

Travelers can travel religiously or wait for the time to break the fast by reading the Koran. The mosque has also opened joint iftar activities for the public after it was abolished last year.

Well, after breaking the fast, the traveler can perform the Maghrib, Isha and Tarawih prayers at this mosque. Interested in having fun at the Istiqlal Mosque?

4. Menteng Park

A number of children play at the Menteng Park fountain, Central Jakarta, Thursday (12/27/2019).  These children are in order to fill the school holidays.A number of children play at the Menteng Park fountain, Central Jakarta, Thursday (12/27/2019). These children are in order to fill the school holidays. Photo: Lamhot Aritonang

Menteng Park can also be a place to relax in the afternoon. This destination is in the middle of the city and is a beautiful location among high-rise buildings.

There are various kinds of plants and trees with such arrangement. Now for the traveler who wants to hang out, here too there are many street vendors who provide iftar meals.

5. Suropati Park

Two visitors read a book at the Taman Suropati mini library, Jakarta, Saturday (8/1/2022).  is designated as the 'City of Literature' or the World's City of Literature from 49 other cities in the world that are members of the creative city network of the world's creative city network or 'UNESCO's Creative City Network in 2021' by the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  BETWEEN PHOTOS/M Risyal Hidayat/rwa.Two visitors read a book at the Taman Suropati mini library, Jakarta, Saturday (8/1/2022). is designated as the ‘City of Literature’ or the World’s City of Literature from 49 other cities in the world that are members of the creative city network of the world’s creative city network or ‘UNESCO’s Creative City Network in 2021’ by the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). BETWEEN PHOTOS/M Risyal Hidayat/rwa. Photo: ANTARA FOTO/M RISYAL HIDAYAT

Still in the Menteng area, a traveler can find another city park, namely Suropati Park. This place can also be a suitable location for ngabuburit.

The garden, which is shady with trees, can make a traveler feel at home for long. Uniquely in this park there is also a mini library that has a collection of literary books. So, while waiting for the time to break the fast, the traveler can relax while reading a book.

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