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5 Instagrammable Spots in Jakarta

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02, November 2018

Jakarta is more than just a concrete jungle city. The city also offers wonderful urban sites as well as plentiful historical sites. From a fusion of modern touch like Museum MACAN, to wabi-sabi style café that are fun to explore and worth for pictures. If you are someone who longs for photography and always share the photos on Instagram, Check In Jakarta recommend you to visit these five Instagrammable places in Jakarta.

1. Museum MACAN
The word of MACAN itself is a short for Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara. The museum is the first contemporary art museum in Indonesia, since 2017. Museum MACAN continues to add the collections of paintings and other artworks from both local and global artists.

One of the most favorited installation at the museum is the “Infinity Mirrored Room” by Yayoi Kusama (a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation). Many visitors even willing to queue so they can taking photos at this room as much as they want. Infinity Mirrored Room is full of mirrors combined with vibrant low light colours creating a magnificent picture for your Instagram feed. For now, the museum is closed for installation and will open again on November 17, 2018.

The ticket priced at Rp 100.000 for adult, Rp 90.000 for student, and Rp 80.000 for children. You can buy the ticket online or on the spot. But we recommend you to buy it online to avoid long lines.

Museum MACAN
Address: AKR Tower Level M, Jl. Panjang No. 5, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta
Operational Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 19.00 WIB
Instagram: @museummacan

2. Monks

Photo Source: @monksjakarta

We can say that Monks adds a splash of vibrancy to a region loaded with family-owned eateries. While most establishments in Kelapa Gading greet you with their mandatory Fortune Cat and plastic red chairs, the cafe welcomes its patrons with a huge neon version of the Fortune Cat adorning the wall, comfortable rattan chairs and a striking Mirage espresso machine at the coffee bar. Here’s a look that is a rarity in Kelapa Gading.

Designed by Eko Priharseno, a noted interior designer, Monks with its homey interior and witty details somewhat resembles a student lounge that sprawls across three floors. There’s the swing chair, a favourite among the ladies who are keen to take photos at this spot. This laid-back atmosphere typical of a student lounge represents Monks’ one-of-a-kind character, as it immediately brings a sense of familiarity.

With its Japanese wabi-sabi and incomplete aesthetics, Monks serves Japanese fusion style breakfast and lunch as well as specialty coffee. They also offer unique desserts; the banana cake looks like a stone.

Address: Komp. Graha Boulevard Timur, Summarecon Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 22452487
Operational Hours: Every day: 07.00 – 23.00 WIB
Instagram: @monksjakarta

3. Kota Tua
As we all know, Kota Tua is a home to historic buildings. The place is also a very popular destination for both local and foreign tourists. Its main attraction is an open space area in front of Jakarta History Museum or Fatahillah Musem, surrounded by colonial buildings. There, you can do some museum hopping and stroll around the outdoor area.

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In addition to visiting museums, Kota Tua is also known as a favorite spot for lovebirds to take pre-wedding photos. With its Dutch colonial buildings surrounding, it surely is a heaven for the photo hunters. 

Kota Tua
Alamat: Jalan Taman Fatahillah No.1, Kota Tua, Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta

4. Lapangan Banteng
This is a new spot in Jakarta which so popular among young Jakartans. It is a historic landmark that has been around since Dutch colonial rule. The Jakarta Government not only gave the monument a makeover and revitalized the green areas in the square, but also added a children’s playground, a jogging track, some beautiful spots, and ten walls bearing quotes pertaining to Irian Jaya’s liberation stand guard.

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The main focus at this legendary park is a semi-circular amphitheater, facing the Irian Jaya Liberation Monument, sits next to a pond where a fountain dances to the sound of music.

Lapangan Banteng
Address: Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta
Operational Hours: Every day: 05.00 – 22.00 WIB

5. JimBARan Lounge
Come to JimBARan Lounge at Ayana Midplaza on the afternoon or early evening to enjoy its mouthful dishes as well as comfortable venue. This lounge is designed as a meeting place for executives and socialites, which is why it presents clean and elegant interior. Not only offers picturesque venue, JimBARan Lounge also serves delicious foods with exceptional presentation, pretty enough for your Instagram feed.

Photo Source: @ayanajakarta

JimBARan Lounge

Address: Ayana Midplaza Jakarta Lobby Level, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Central Jakarta
Operational Hours: Every day: 08.00 – 00.00 WIB
Instagram: @ayanajakarta

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