Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Jakarta

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    Feed the sea turtles....

    by belgianchocolate Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    Seaworld Indonesia is an aquarium. It isn't as large as the name would suggest but definitely worth a visit.
    It is completely confirn western standards but the animals are slightly different...

    -coconut crabs in a nice vivarium
    -duyong
    -a touch-area with seaturtles , thornbacks , sharks
    -a large tunnel with full grown sea turtles
    and many tropical fish

    My absolute favorites are the sea turtles and the arapaima's

    -2 hours for a visit will be enough , check when you enter the feeding times and join.
    -The best time to visit is in my opinion 9 in the morning before the place gets flooded by school children and before the noisy 'educational' shows take place
    -take a taxi inside the parc and let them drop you in front of seaworld. Ancol is the largest amusement parc in south east asia.

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    Ancol Dreamland

    by Goldenboy Written Sep 19, 2003

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    This is the largest amusement park in Jakarta. This huge area provides all classes and kinds of entertainment. It was built in Jakarta on reclaimed beach land. Though it is not recommended for swimming any more the beach is still a good place for a walk and a picnic. Ancol is also a gateway for island trips to Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands).

    There is a marina where hundreds of private boats lay anchor every day. The Marina is good spot for marine recreation and sport with lots of facilities, such as water cycles, canoes, sailing boats, and fishing gear. Stalls along the beach serve drinks and snacks while tents are available for sunbathers.

    Ancol is specially designed for family recreation. This place has a water park, theme park (Dunia Fantasi – Fantasy Land), an art market, oceanarium and Seaworld.

    On some events, Ancol will host several entertainments including music performances, wayang kulit (leather puppet), and a firework party.

    Public transport is a bit hard to fine. So again you should take the car. Well, taxi will do too. The beach is dirty in some parts and clean in others. Dunia Fantasy itself is great stuff for the family with lots of exciting rides. It is often updating, and even adding a new rides. Pasar Seni (Art markert) has a good variety of stuff and there is an outdoor stage with live music.

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    Dufan [Dunia Fantasi] and Taman Impian Jaya Ancol

    by ukirsari Written Sep 25, 2003

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    The amusement park kinda like Disneyland. And the most I like is Race War Simulator. Feel like Anakin Skywalker there :) Beside Dufan acronym of Dunia Fantasi [Fantasy World], you can also visit Taman Impian Jaya Ancol Beach nearby this park.

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    Seaworld Indonesia

    by Goldenboy Written Sep 19, 2003

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    It is inside Ancol Dreamland, and offers a view of the wonders of Indonesia and the world’s seas and rivers. Seaworld is one of the most modern, progressive and well maintaine attractionsin Indonesia and has some very good displays. We can learn about all kinds of amazing fish, fearsome sharks and large stingrays. Film about frogs, sharks and coral reefs play continuously throughout the day in a roomy theatre. The underwater tunnel allows a great view of the sharks and other big fish. But beware on weekends if you suffer from claustrophobia, it can get jam packed in there!

    Seaworld Indonesia is divided into two worlds, fresh water and salt water. In the fresh water section, you can find out about ecosystems, South American fish, primitive cartilaginous fish, Piranha, Indonesian fish, the electric eel, African fish, baby crocodiles and giant robber crabs. Salt water consists of a special appearance tank (dugong), jelly fish, coral reef, miniature corals, schooling fish, dangerous sea creatures, the underwater world and much more. If all that makes you hungry, Seaworld also has a seafood restaurant and food court. Diving is also an option at Seaworld. You can try to dive programme and feed the fishes.

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    Pergi Ke Dunia Fantasi... [OST-Dunia Fantasi]

    by vee01 Updated Sep 28, 2005

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    Dunia Fantasi is the famous theme park In Jakarta besides Lippo Karawachi [indoor theme park].
    There are so many rides and attractions in Dunia Fantasy.For kids and also for Adult [more challenging]. Located in Ancol Baycity, North jakarta, Dunia Fantasi is not hard to find. Just look for "Bianglala" The Great Ferris Wheel from far away as a pointer.Also u can see the venue of Jakarta City from above 200 m height.Great scenery!
    The weather is fairly hot.Wind blows from the sea. But still...ice cold water please...^_^...
    Tickets FAre : Rp. 70.000 [US$ 7]
    Open : daily : 11.00 - 20.00
    The rides are[ highly recomended] :
    1. Niagara Falls : u get wet a little
    2. Kora-Kora : A Giant Boat ..not recomended if u just get your meal.
    3. Halilintar [RollCoaster] : Thrilling
    4. Kicir-Kicir [Power Surge] : OMG!!! My world is spinning round around..where's my leg??!!my head??!!
    5. Arung Jeram : u get wet and get shower!
    The attractions :
    1. Festival Parade ; Marching Band
    2. Balada Kera ; Monkey Theater {mascot of Dunia Fantasi]
    3. Rama Shinta : [rides and attraction
    4. Turbo Star Space War : Simulation Theater
    and so on.
    You also can enjoy all the other rides and attractions inside Dunia Fantasi, many more.
    But the most i like to ride in DuFan is : BOmBom Car !!! hahahahha

    I have seen theme park in Dream World BAngkok , Sunway LAgoon [KL] , and Genting Highland [Malaysia]...i think Dunia Fantasi got the best for rides . Sunway lagoon only the Tomahawk which is so thrilling. and Genting...sit and u will be dropped from more than 50 metres height [ i forgot what the ride is called]

    Let's Go To Dunia Fantasi!!!

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    Recreation, Art, Theatre, Sport, Sailing

    by RoyJava Updated Jul 11, 2005

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    ... "Dreamland"...
    That is what Ancol has been named; a huge landscaped recreation park, providing non-stop entertainment, along the bayfront between Kota and Tanjung Priok. Have a great time with children and visit Ancol's prime attractions include the Pasar Seni (Art Market), its many sidewalk cafes and gallery where there are often interesting exhibitions of modern Indonesian art and photography. Very crowded on weekends, but on week-days it's fairly quiet and a splendid place to escape from the hassles of downtown city.

    Guess what I found: -> a painting of the Javanese Ratu Kidul, Spirit-Queen of the Southern Ocean. Cost-price 10.000$ included "special price-bargains" ... so I started to paint myself
    ;-)))

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    Dunia Fantasi - Indonesian version of Disneyland

    by Perucha Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    Ride the

    Dunia Fantasy (Fantasy Land) is a huge amusement park with lots of 'machines' to pump up your adrenalin. Just don't think the rides are as good as in Six Flags or Disney World, but it's the only place in Indonesia :-)
    Try my most favorites rides: Kora-Kora (swing boat), Halilintar (roller coaster) and the newest Kicir-Kicir (power surge). It's cooool!

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    Have dinner & enjoy sunset at Ancol

    by BeeTea Written Nov 4, 2008

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    Ancol is a nice place, well maintained and offer variety of entertainment, when I go to Ancol it's always to find nice place to eat!!

    In Ancol you can find variety of restaurants. My favorite one is Bandar Jakarta for its sea food, Le bridge is unique for the bridge, other restauranst are nice as well, some has nice view to the beach where we can see sunset.

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    Ancol Bay

    by tenluk Written Apr 4, 2012

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    Ancol is the nearest beach in Jakarta that can be reached by bus or taxi. Dont forget sun protection during your visit there. The most nice time visited is in the morning time and before sun set. There are lots of restaurant along the beach.

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    Taman Impian Jaya Ancol

    by go_AIR Written May 21, 2007

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    It is a recreation park serving both outdoors and indoors activities. Located in North Jakarta, it is easily accessed by any kind of transportation. You need to pay Ancol entrance fee (Rp. 10,000/person + Rp. 10,000/car), and for certain facilities such as Seaworld, Dufan, water parks, there are other entrance fees.

    Extensive range of recreational facilities include:
    - Seaworld is a giant oceanarium
    - Ancol Beach and thematic water park (Atlantis/AWA and Gelanggang Samudera Ancol/GSA)
    - Dream World (Dunia Fantasi)
    - Craft Shops (Pasar Seni)
    - Marina Ancol
    - Ancol Golf course
    - 4 Dimension Cinema
    - Ice world
    - Bandar Djakarta is a seafood restaurant offering quite average prices for budget traveller.

    All details of the facilities can be seen at respective sections.

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    Jakarta People hAd their Fun!!!!

    by kenari Updated Aug 29, 2006

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    This vast 300 acres ocean-side park is Jakarta’s best entertainment complex for all ages. Daily live performances of sea animals supported with a safe lagoon for boating and swimming with a wide range of water sports facilities that attract thousands of local and international visitors all year long. The grounds include a number of restaurants, hotels and nightclubs. Ancol main gate is open 24 hours

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    Jaya Ancol Dreamland & Fantasy...

    by Mangunsong Updated Sep 9, 2003

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    Jaya Ancol Dreamland & Fantasy Land

    Jakarta Dreamland
    This is Jakarta's largest and most popular recreation park. It is built on reclaimed beach land at the Bay of Jakarta, having, sea and freshwater aquariums, swimming pools, an artificial lagoon for fishing, boating, bowling, an assortment of nightclubs, restaurants, a steam-bath and massage parlors.

    Daily shows are held at the Aquarium where dolphins and sea lions perform. The Ancol complex includes a Marina, Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy Land), a golf course, hotels and a drive-in theater. The 'Pasar Seni' or art market has a varied collection of Indonesian handicraft, paintings and souvenirs on sale.

    At a nearby open-air theater art performances are held using the local dialect.

    Fantasy Land
    A recent addition to Jakarta's growing recreation facilities is the Fantasy Land, a 9.5 hectares (23.75 acres) entertainment park located inside the Ancol Dreamland. Planned to eventually become a part of a 200-hectares (500-acres) park designed to usher the visitors into the fascinating world of modern science and technology, the present facility takes them on an imaginative tour of Old Jakarta, Africa, America, Indonesia, Europe, Asia and the Palace of Dolls. Each of the areas is designed to give the visitor a feel of the region he is visiting through features and architecture of the area at a certain period of its history and by the use of animated puppets in the Palace of Dolls.

    The park also offers a number of restaurants and souvenir shops.

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    Some Publicity

    by RoyJava Written Jul 31, 2005

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    Nope! We don't mind to go for a trip and make some publicity ... :o)))
    When in Jakarta and just arrived in Indonesia we love to sail along the shore. After a visit to Taman Impian Jaya Ancol we always go for a sail for a rest, a chat, and for Kodak!

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    You must also spend some time...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You must also spend some time here at Jakarta's all-in-one recreation park located on the waterfront in north Jakarta. There are cultural performances, a fun park (Dunia Fantasy), an art market, golf course, restaurants, a marina, discos and an oceanarium...etc... to capture every visitor's imagination!

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    Jakarta plays by the Seaside

    by Orchid Written Apr 2, 2013
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    Lots of things go on down at Ancol. We used to come here to check out the art and craft souvenir shops and to find something to eat. It was a pretty long bus trip when we could not con someone into driving us down.

    A few time we caught sight of a traditional Kuda Lumping troupe. This is a Javanese dance where the performers depict horsemen. Dancers "ride" colourfully decorated horses made from woven bamboo. Sometimes the performance also incorporates trances and magic tricks. When the "possessed" dancer is performing the dance in trance conditions, he can display unusual abilities, such as eating glass and resistance to the effects of whipping or hot coals.

    In 1982 there wasn't much else other than the Art and Craft Market and the beach, swimming pool, golf course and Hotel. Now it has expanded massively, and has other attractions like Dufan,

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