LSI CITY TOUR JAKARTA | Tour Jakarta with an LSI Jakarta Tour Guide. JAKARTA THINGS TO DO? JAKARTA WHAT TO DO? This private one-day Jakarta City Tour takes in 2 Thriving Traditional Markets. While you may not think of a traditional market as a "Jakarta tourist spot," these markets are definitely exciting places to see in Jakarta, offering lots of chaos and plenty of opportunities to purchase mementos.
Per person : Rp 1,500,000 (approx €89 / USD $115)
Children 12 & under : Rp 1,250,000 (approx €75 / USD $96)
: Monday through Sunday
: 1 or more persons
: 8 to 9 hours
Optional Add-On :
Lunch at Jakarta's Renowned LARA DJONGGRANG RESTAURANT.
: 8am from your Jakarta location
: 4pm-5pm to your Jakarta location
Batik Making Workshop at Textile Museum
Menteng Walking Tour
Surabaya Antique Market
Lunch at Jakarta's Most-Celebrated and Renowned Eatery :
LARA DJONGGRANG RESTAURANT. Optional
Batik-Making Workshop at the Textile Museum
The Textile Museum building, constructed in the 1800s, is a lovely example of the French Empire architectural style which was typical of 19th century homes in Jakarta. Originally a private residence, the building served as the headquarters for the Pioneer Youth Front and the Civil Defence Force during Indonesia's struggle for independence in 1945. After the government acquired the building in 1975, it was handed over to the City of Jakarta to be used as a museum, and the Textile Museum was founded in 1976.
The Museum houses a collection of more than 1,000 textiles from 33 Indonesian provinces, dating from the 1700s to present day. The Museum's library contains data on textile arts and an impressive collection of photographs related to textiles. On the grounds of the Museum, there are two gardens - a "fabric garden" and a "natural dyes garden" - where you can view plants used in the production of fabrics and dyes.
The Museum has a entire section devoted solely to Indonesian batik.
Batik is a technique for creating designs on fabric (usually cotton or silk) using dyes and waxes. Dyes of different colours are applied to cloth in several stages, with wax being applied between each stage to protect areas from unwanted colour.
With origins in China, India and Japan, techniques of batik-making were introduced to the island of Java early in the last millennium at the time of the Chinese Tang Dynasty. Today, batik is overwhelming viewed as a distinctly Indonesian artform, with original batik creations from Indonesia fetching higher prices than batiks from anywhere else in the world.
During your visit to the Textile Museum, you will attend a batik-making workshop. You will explore the simple and exciting process of batik-making with a traditional artisan, anxious to share her/his knowledge and enthusiasm. With your mentor's gentle and patient guidance, you will create a rewarding piece of art to take home from your travels to Indonesia.
If you are interested in further developing your skills at home, there are batik-making tools available at the Museum Shop.
Menteng Walking Tour
From the Pramuka Bird Market, you will stroll the streets of Menteng, Jakarta's most prestigious neighbourhood, passing by lovely Taman Suropati (Suropati Park) and the residences of some of Indonesia's most notable diplomats and politicians. After stopping for lunch at the exquisite Lara Djonggrang Restaurant, you will saunter down Sutan Syahrir Street - an immaculate tree-lined boulevard with a canal running down the middle - making your way to Surabaya Street.
Surabaya Antique Market
Traditionally, Jakartan antique traders carried their collectibles on their backs and traversed the City in search of buyers. But some years back, these traders began to organise and started setting up permanent shops along Surabaya Street. Eventually, in 1974, Ali Sadikin, then Governor of Jakarta, inaugurated the antique row as 'Pasar Antik Jalan Surabaya' (the Antique Market on Surabaya Street).
Today, one side of Surabaya Street in lined with a seemingly endless row of small, narrow antique stalls selling every conceivable type of antique collectible. Most items are from the island of Java, but there are a considerable number of shops selling items from other Indonesian islands including Sulewesi, Borneo and Sumatra.
There are large and small antique wooden items for every budget : traditional Indonesian masks, ancient walking sticks, small mantle pieces, life-size statues retrieved from palaces, and a large selection of relief carvings depicting historic Indonesian scenes. There is a vast array of antique brass items, including chandeliers, lamps and vases, dishes and cutlery, locks and ornamental hinges, fixtures and hardware. There are Indonesian textiles, and Indonesian pottery and ceramics from Indonesia and China. There are antique telephones, cameras and transistor radios, Indonesian puppets (wayang), old books and records, and an amazingly diverse collection of miscellaneous items, such as old diving stuffs, compasses, telescopes, gas pumps, ship rudders, even retired Javanese cannons!
You name it and you will probably find it on Surabaya Street. Whether you are looking for a "real antique" or just an interesting ornamental knick-knack to take home as a souvenir, the Antique Market on Surabaya Street has something for everyone.
Metropol Cinema and Proclamation Monument
A couple of blocks from Surabaya Street are the Metropol Cinema and the Proclamation Monument. To end your tour, you will take a quick jaunt over to these significant Jakarta landmarks.
Built in 1932, the Metropol Cinema was Jakarta's first movie theatre, and still stands intact in all of its art deco glory. Nearby is the Proclamation Monument, marking the spot where Indonesia's first President (Soekarno) read Indonesia's Proclamation of Independence in 1945.
Lara Djonggrang Restaurant Optional
Once upon a time in the days of Hinduism in Java, there lived a princess, Lara Djonggrang, renowned for her stunning beauty. After more than a thousand years, the timeless, mystical legend of Lara Djonggrang is documented in one of the most unique restaurants in Jakarta.
At Lara Djonggrang Restaurant, diners are transported back to the kingdom days of ninth-century Java, to enjoy royal Indonesian food in a shockingly atmospheric environment. The restaurant is decorated with a priceless collection of Javanese artifacts dating from the Hindu-Buddhist dynasty period, creating an ambience of the mystical Java of days gone by.
Housed in a former home of President Soekarno (Indonesia's first President), there a those who would 'have you charged with wrongdoing' if you were to visit Jakarta and not eat at Lara Djonggrang. The setting is exquisite ; the food is “imperial Indonesian”; and both are fit for a king.
FEE IS INCLUSIVE OF :
Transportation by Taxi, Accompanying Guide/Escort, Admissions and Fees,
Mineral Water, Tips & Gratuities and Out-of-Pocket Expenses.
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