In Indonesia, the Eid Al-Fitr holiday involves long journeys to one’s hometown and beyond. Jakarta is uncharacteristically empty at this time of but there are plenty of things to do for those who will be staying on in the capital. NOW!Jakarta has curated a few options for the extended holiday period.

Shalat Eid Al-Fitr at Grand Istiqlal Mosque. Document of National Archive/NOW!JAKARTA

Walk and Cycle, Explore Jakarta.
For those who enjoying walking and cycling, this time of year is ideal as the city, devoid of much traffic, has much cleaner air and relatively empty streets. Explore areas like Kota Tua or Thamrin which have sidewalks and places to visit. For families, consider Ragunan and Ancol-Dunia Fantasi.

Visit the Historic Istiqlal Mosque
On the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, practicing Muslims visit the Grand Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta. The large mosque also welcomes those of different faiths who want to learn some of the city’s history. In addition there are other mosques in the city of equal historic importance such the Sunda Kelapa Mosque and Luar Batang Mosque in the city’s northern reaches. In Cikini, there is the Al Ma'mur Raden Saleh Grand Mosque and Sisingamangaraja has the Masjid Agung Al Azhar which merged with Al Azhar University.

Kids Adventures at Harris Vertu Hotel Harmoni Jakarta
From 15 June to 30 June, Harris Vertu Hotel Harmoni Jakarta has a special offer by inviting family and kids to join Kid Adventures in its Central Jakarta hotel.The ideal spot to spend time together doing sports, hotel rooms are available from IDR 1.188.000 nett per room.

Family Outing at Bounce Street Asia Trampoline Park Jakarta
Bounce Street Asia Trampoline Park Jakarta – a state-of-art trampoline park located in North Jakarta – invites visitors on a unique aerial adventure and to defy the rules of gravity. Since its soft opening last year, Bounce Street Asia Trampoline Park has continuously attracted Jakartans of all ages who flock to the venue for exercise or simply to have fun. The park caters to both individuals and groups of up to 100 people.

Indulge in fine dining at SATOO Restaurant, Shangri-La Jakarta
SATOO at the Hotel Shangri-La Jakarta offers a special Eid Al-Fitr feast for lunch and dinner during the first and second day of the Eid holiday.The hotel’s culinary team has crafted a well-loved Lebaran menu including Ketupat Sayur, Gulai Ikan Opor Ayam, and Rendang, which will be available in the Indonesian food section. This offer is available on 15 and 16 June.

Eid Feast at Golden Tulip Passer Baroe
As part of its Lebaran Special, Golden Tulip Passer Baroe presents special offers on rooms which are perfect for those who want to enjoy Jakarta’s serenity with the family during the holidays, being pampered with the luxurious service and enjoying the four-star hotel’s facilities.

Featuring an all-you-can-eat lebaran buffet, the hotel’s restaurant Wood 1820 serves a wide array of dishes on its lunch and dinner buffet for only IDR 150.000 net per person. Golden Tulip also offers a deluxe room on its special “Lebaran Festival Pay 1 Get 2 Rooms package” for only IDR 999,000 net for 2 rooms per night.

Guests can also choose Lebaran Celebration room packages for only IDR 499,500 net per person for a minimum of 2 persons per person in its Deluxe Rooms. The price  includes breakfast, brunch or dinner, late check out by 4pm, and 25 per cent discount on all treatments at Bodhi Spa and 20 per cent discount at its F&B outlets.

Rintang Azhar

Rintang Azhar

Rintang is a previous staff writer for NOW! with experience in hard news and lifestyle journalism. He specialises in art, design, culture, fashion, environmental, and urban issues.