Wednesday, June 26, 2019

5 Instagrammable Spots in Jakarta (Part 2)

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05, December 2018

There are so many Instagrammable spots in Jakarta, and Check In Jakarta had been reviewed before. Today, we want to review five more Instagrammable places in Jakarta that will make your Instagram feeds more beautiful.

1. Museum of Memorial Stone Park
Museum of Memorial Stone Park was formerly a cemetery built by the Dutch colonial government in 1795. As its name implies, the main collection of the museum is the Dutch gravestones. For you who loves to capture historical objects, you should add this place to your photo hunting location list.

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The cemetery used to house 4,600 graves, including those of Olivia Mariamne Raffles, the wife of British governor general Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, and activist Soe Hok Gie. All of the bodies have since been moved to the Netherlands or other public cemeteries in Jakarta, leaving around 900 tombstones and their inscriptions.

Museum Taman Prasati
Address: Jl. Tanah Abang I No.1, Petojo Sel.,Central Jakarta
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 09.00 – 15.00 WIB

2. Toby’s Estate

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Strategically located on the Ground Floor of the West Mall Grand Indonesia, Toby’s Estate boasts its signature interior woods and colour, black, white and brown. The cafe looks inviting with its wooden accents and earthy tones. Along with large windows that allow sunlight to enter creating an ambience of warmth and relax, as well as photogenic.

The coffee shop at Grand Indonesia offers menu featuring a variety of coffee beans from across the region including Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Papua, and Bali. In addition, coffee lovers can indulge in a brew made with beans from Nicaragua, Brazil, Guatemala, and Colombia. For their seasonal features, Toby’s Estate serves some of the signature drinks such as Espresso Rico, Woolloomooloo, Broadway, Fairtrade Organic, and Cascadia Decaffeinated.

Toby’s Estate
Address: Seibu – GF, West Mall Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta
Opening hours: Every day: 10.00 – 22.00 WIB
Instagram: @tobysestateid

3. Lucky Cat Coffee & Kitchen
From the outside, the café is a two-storey establishment looks striking with its white brick facade. But what lies inside is quite surprise. Built to resemble a home, Lucky Cat brings to mind an abandoned house that has been revamped and turned into a cosy café. An old tree sits near the staircase at the back with branch-like lighting hanging down from the ceiling.

Photo Source: @luckycatcoffeekitchen

While the first floor provides ample space to stretch your leg, upstairs delivers opportunity to observe the scene below. If the occasional selfie-obsessed guests somehow ruffle you, there’s the balcony area for you who want to enjoy your me time.

Lucky Cat Coffee & Kitchen
Address: Plaza Festival, Parkir Selatan, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said No.C22, South Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 52961475
Opening hours: 24 hours
Instagram: @luckycatcoffeekitchen

4. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)
As a miniature park, there are many pavilions at TMII. Each of them represents each province in Indonesia and its culture. In the middle of TMII area, there is a man-made lake with a miniature Indonesia archipelago. One of the most favorite spots for photography hunters is Istana Anak-anak Indonesia, a red castle that looks just like in your favorite princess tales.

Photo Source: @/fitriaandaryani

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)
Address: East Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 87792078
Opening hours: Every day 08.00 – 17.00 WIB
Instagram: @ilovetamanmini

5. Taman Menteng
Jalan HOS Cokroaminoto is home to the famous Taman Menteng. It is an open space that can be used for various activities, ranging from playing basketball to photo-shooting like pre-wedding. It also has a special kids’ playground and prayer room (musala). Was built in 1921 as a soccer stadium that could accommodate 10.000 visitors. The locals often called it Stadion Persija.

Taman Menteng has greenhouses that are often used as exhibition venues. Moreover, you can find the Cemara Norfolk (Araucaria heterophylla) that was planted by Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia Paivi Hiltunen-Toivio and former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama in 2017.

Taman Menteng
Address: Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto, RT.3/RW.5, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Opening hours: 24 hours

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