The holy month of Ramadan is often quoted as the most anticipated month for the majority of Moslems in the country who always look forward to this holy month. The plethora of break fasting cuisine that awaits you on the street and in malls, tons of activities to do before you break your fast are also available. But for those who long for a little adventure, and some energy to spare before breaking your fast, then perhaps these 7 suggestions can best suit you and your family.
1. Visiting Jakarta’s Parks
Jakarta has many parks, yes that much is true! the city is not all about pollution and busy by-standers, but it also has some of the best greeneries a metropolitan has to offer. One that we would recommend you to visit the holy month is Suropati Park. Nestled smack-dab in the middle of the lavish Menteng vicinity, this park has so much to offer while you wait to break your fast, from art performance to musical performance.
2. Visit Bendungan Hilir
For the best street food to break your fast, we highly recommend you go to Bendungan Hilir. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Semanggi roundabout, Bendungan Hilir (or Benhil for short) have so many options for you and your family to enjoy, from street culinary adventure to other things that will surely catch your attention.
3. Sunda Kelapa Mosque
If you’re looking for Tak’jil, apart from Bendungan Hilir (and Jalan Sabang, mind you), Sunda Kelapa Mosque also has a wide variety of Tak’jil for you to enjoy. And if you’re new to the city, it’ll be good to learn about the city’s culinary tradition from this venue.
4. Taman Ismail Marzuki
For those of you into art, visit Taman Ismail Marzuki in Cikini for anything from shopping bargain books to catching the latest blockbuster. Oh if you go here on a Sunday, you’ll be lucky to catch dance and theatrical performances being rehearsed on its park and foyers. Check their monthly schedule to catch something interesting.
5. Central Park Mall
Okay, going to mall perhaps is rather passe, but this is Jakarta we’re talking about, and its people loooove a good dose of shopping, especially during the holy month of Ramadan due to its many sales and promotions. But we don’t recommend you to just go to any malls in Jakarta, make a visit to Central Park Mall. Apart from enjoying the good green park, you can also shop hard here.
6. Sentul Area
Going outside of the city can also be a fun excursion for you and your family. And Sentul is your best bet, not only that it is not too far from the city, but it also has a wide selection of activities for you and your family to enjoy. From visiting the fun play park Jungle Land, Sentul Paradise Park to enjoying good views while waiting to break your fast.
7. Jalan Sabang
This popular tourist spot changes into the city’s best culinary adventure trail come Ramadan. Similar to Benhil, Jalan Sabang host the variety of traditional culinary delight during Ramadan. From your most beloved Tak’jil to steak dinner, this street has it all.