Friday, April 4, 2008

Taman Impian Jaya Ancol

Future Development

Ancol Taman Impian is planned to be expanded mainly through land reclamation along Jakarta's bay with the currently land reserve of over eighty hectares. Ancol Taman Impian is aiming for the Ancol Spektakuler 2015 (Ancol Spectacular 2015), a long term goal which include a major expansion over the current Dunia Fantasi theme park as well as the construction of Marina Sports Centrea nd Carnival Beach Club. The expansion plan also include the addition of new hotels, service apartments and mice facilities.

Dunia Fantasi / Dufan (Fantasy World)

Dunia Fantasi is Jakarta's own theme park with over forty main rides and attractions. The theme park is divided into eight regions, Indonesia, Jakarta, Asia, Eropa (Europe), Amerika (America), Yunani (Greece), Hikayat (Fantasy) and Balada Kera (Monkey Parody). The theme park have comply with international standards through ISO 9001:2000 certification.
Among its most famed attraction is the Halilintar twisted roller coaster ride, Niagara flume ride, Rumah Boneka (a local version of Disney's It's a Small World) and Balada Kera (Monkey Parody) Theater show. Other classic attractions include Bianglala (ferris wheel), Kora-Kora (swinging ship) and spinning cups ride. Several of the latest and newest rides are Power Surge (2004), Perang Bintang (Star Wars) (2005) interactive dark ride, Meteor Attack (2006) and Tornado (2007). Some seasonal attractions include Le Belles cabaret show, Russian Circus and Euro Kids Circus. Major renovation have recently been completed on the main entrance facade and ticket booths. One of the most famous attraction named Rama Sinta, a dark ride that retells the famous Indonesian folktale of the same name with advanced technology, is closed due to fire which broke out early in the morning. The theater that used to house the ride is currently left unoccupied.

Atlantis Water Adventure

Atlantis Water Adventure is built on the former site of Gelanggang Renang (Swimming Courtyard). Ocoppying over five hencatres of land, this water park is themed on the mytological underwaterworld of Atlantis. Its facilities include a wave pool, continuous flowing river pool, rainbow ball pool, several slides, and two children's pool, an onsite foodcourt, volleyball court and event centre is also available to accommodate the needs of visitors.

Gelanggang Samudra

Gelanggang Samudra (Sea Courtyard) have been undergoing major renovations during 2006 featuring an all new entrance site and several new attractions. It showcase a new Beluga whale, dolphin and sea lions show, a birds show, an animals show, a bird park and South East Asia's largest 4D theatre. Its previous known attraction is the alligator encounter. Before the renovation, visitors are required to pass a wooden bridge where they can see alligators living freely below them. Due to controversies and security concerns, this part of the park have been closed.

Executive Golf Fun

Ancol Golf Course which relaunch as Executive Golf Fun is Indonesia’s first international beach golf course with 18 holes spread over the area of 33 hectares. The golf course is supported with a pro-shop, an executive room, a meeting hall and restaurants.


Owned by Lippo Group SeaWorld is opened in 1996 as the largest ocenarium in South East Asia of the time. Larger than Singapore's Underwater World, it features the acclaimed antinessa tunnel as well as other pools including the sea friends pool, main pool, alligator pool, and shark pool. During its very firsts years of operation, SeaWorld crews enter the six metres' shark pool without any protection inorder to feed the sharks. In the shark pool live three out of the five most fierce shark species in the world. At one time, the shark attack afeeding crew. Luckily, he's able to escape and survive. Since then, feeding crews are required to enter a steel cage befoore entering the shark pool.
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National Museum of Indonesia

On April 24, 1778, a group of Dutch intellectuals established a scientific institution under the name Bataviaasch Genotschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, (Batavia Society for Arts and Science). This private body had the aim of promoting research in the field of arts and sciences, especially in history, archaeology, ethnography and physics, and publish the various findings.

One of the founders - JCM Radermacher - donated a building and a collection of cultural objects and books, which were of great value to start off a museum and library for the society. Due to the growing collections, General Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles built a new premises on Jalan Majapahit No. 3 at the beginning of the 19th century and named it the Literary Society. In the 1862 the Dutch East Indian government decided to build a new museum that would not only serve as an office but also could be used to house, preserve and display the collections. Ganesha Statue In National Museum Jakarta Indonesia.

The Museum was officially opened in 1868 and became known as Gedung Gajah (Elephant House) or Gedung Arca (House of Statues). It was called Gedung Gajah on account of the bronze elephant statue in the front yard donated by King Chulalongkorn from Thailand in 1871. It was also called Gedung Arca because a great variety of statues from different periods are on display in the house.

On February 29, 1950 the Institution became the Lembaga Kebudayaan Indonesia (Indonesian Culture Council) and on September 17, 1962] it was handed over to the Indonesian government and became the Museum Pusat (Central Museum). By decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 092/0/1979 of May 28, 1979 it was renamed the Museum Nasional. The Museum Nasional is not only a centre for research and study into the national and cultural heritage, but also functions as an educative, cultural and recreational information centre.
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Ragunan Zoo

Ragunan Zoo is a zoo located in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Indonesia. Its area is about 1.4 km². The zoo was established in 1864 and moved to its present location in 1966. It is inhabited by 295 species and 4,040 specimens.

On 19 September 2005, following the order of the city's governor, the zoo was closed temporarily for about three weeks after various birds were found to have contracted avian influenza [1]. It reopened on October 11.
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Historical Context

During the colonial era, tourism was regulated carefully by the government administration of the Dutch East Indies, with international tourists encouraged to travel in groups, and to visit the more significant 'landmark' destinations of Java, Bali and Sumatra. Much of the international tourism of the 1920s and 1930s was by international visitors on oceanic cruises. The 1930s did see a modest but significant influx of mainly European tourists and longer term stayers to Bali. Many came for the blossoming arts scene in the Ubud area, which was as much a two-way exchange between the Balinese and outsiders as it was an internal phenomenon.
In a number of cases, where international events interfered, some years in the "Visit Indonesia" decade were considerable disasters. Considerable cynicism on the part of some poor local communities in Java led to the appearance of graffiti on water tanks and abandoned buildings proclaiming "obyek wisata", in reference to local government authorities enthusiasm to attract interest to locations with very limited interest to international tourists who tended to tread the well-worn path between the larger, and in some cases, over-promoted "tourism objects" as they were called. With the advent of the internet and the enthusiasm for promotional websites, tourism in the twenty first century has seen the style of street vendors in busy tourist locations of the past extend to website creators - cluttered, chaotic and of varying quality. Somehow Visit Indonesia Year 2008 is planned, and on works.
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As with most countries, domestic tourists are by far the largest market segment. The biggest movement of domestic tourists is during the annual Eid ul-Fitr, locally known as "lebaran". During this period, which is a 2 week holiday after the month of Ramadan fasting, many city-dwelling Muslim Indonesians visit relatives in their home towns. Intercity traffic is at its peak and often an additional surcharge is applied during this time. Since 2000, there have been, on average, 5 million foreign tourists each year, who spend an average of US$ 100 per day. With an average visit duration of 9-12 days, Indonesia gains US$ 4.6 billion of foreign exchange income annually.

Over the 5 years up to 2006, attention has been focused on generating more domestic tourism. Competition amongst budget airlines has increased the number of domestic air travellers throughout the country. Recently, the Ministry of Labour legislated to create long weekends by combining public holidays that fall close to weekends, except in the case of important religious holidays. During these long weekends, most hotels in popular destinations are fully booked. Since 2000, there have been, on average, 5 million foreign tourists each year, who spend an average of US$ 100 per day. With an average visit duration of 9-12 days, Indonesia gains US$ 4.6 billion of foreign exchange income annually.
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