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When you're visiting Batu, Museum Angkut will always be on the top list of the city's attractions. If you have a knack for antique and modern cars, or just, any vehicles in general, Museum Angkut is a perfect destination. The attraction also boast numerous photogenic spots with different themes for those who would love to get instagram-worthy photos. For your information, there are over 300 cars collection range from antiques to the most modern ones being showcased in Museum Angkut, and we haven't even count other form of vehicles yet! Other than cars showroom, Museum Angkut also feature numerous photo zones and unique shopping centers that will makes your holiday in Batu even more worthwhile.
Unravel the Charms of Four-Wheels Vessels in Museum Angkut
Right after you walked pass the entrance gate, you will be inside the Cars Showroom Zone. Here visitors can take a small tour by themselves and browsing over hundreds of cars and other vehicles from every eras and different countries around the world. From antique cars to modern bikes, the zone is decorated in a way to create an elegant atmosphere. It is giving an impression that you are stepping inside the most luxurious cars showroom in the world.
If you bring kids along with you, they will love spending time inside the Educational Zone. Painted in colorful and eye-striking colors on each of the pillars, the zone boast numerous vehicles and bicycles along with useful informations about each object. It is presented in a fun interesting way, your children will not get bored, they might even want to spend few more hours in here.
Sunda Kelapa Zone is one of the most intriguing zones in Museum Angkut. The zone is created to resemble as closely as they can with Sunda Kelapa Harbor centuries ago. You'll find numerous cafes and souvenir shops written in Dutch language, you might even see some mode of transportations used during the era. You will also learn more about the historical-significant harbor from several miniature ships and interesting written explanations that can be found at several spots in the zone.
Travelling to one European country to another is surely can't be done in a day, but at least you can make-believe it in the Europe Zone of Museum Angkot. The unique zone feature 4 Europe countries, there are United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Germany. You can pretend you are walking along the promenade and posing with several antique cars parked along the street. There is also a Buckingham Palace, which bear the uncanny resemblance with the original building. Take pictures with the grand palace as the backdrop or enter the palace and pose with the Queen while sitting on her throne!
Love gangster-themed movies? Then probably you will have tons of fun in the Gangster Town Zone. It takes Chicago City in 1920's era as its theme. You can see that the theme is also strongly inspired by Al-Capone, a fierce gangster of Chicago infamous for numerous crimes he commited in 1920.You will find numerous souvenir shops and small cafes dotting the zone, each of them are decorated to match the gangster theme. Like many other zones, there are also some antique cars used during the era parked on the roadside.
On your way out from Museum Angkot, be sure to drop by to the Floating Market first. This zone is a place where you can taste various traditional dishes of Indonesia, AND you can also ride on a boat and venture along the scenic river canals! If you haven't get a chance to visit the real floating markets in Indonesia, then this one would be more than enough to compensate it. There are many scenic spots you'll get to see on your way, so have your camera ready!
How to Get Tickets?
There are three kinds of ticket you can purchase to enter Museum Angkut. The regular ticket will cost you about Rp 70.000,- or $4.73. If you are planning to visit the museum for two days, you can purchase Sakti Ticket that will cost you about Rp 375.000,- or $25.36. You can also opt for Super Sakti ticket instead if you are going to go to the museum for 3 consecutive days, which will costs you Rp 450.000,- or $30.43.
How To Get Around?
All attractions inside Museum Angkut is literally connected from one another, so the only way to explore them all is by walking on foot. There are several benches provided, you can sit on them for awhile if you are feeling a bit tired from walking.
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Best Time to Visit
Museum Angkut will be incredibly crowded during weekends. So the best time to visit the museum is in weekdays when there will be less traffic, and you'll get much cheaper deals for the entrance ticket.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you'll be fine on your own. This website also provide all informations you need.
How To Get There?
Museum Angkut can be easily reached by taking public buses from any other top attractions in Batu. For example, you can go to the museum from Batu Secret Zoo by taking bus: BJL, KL, and SK.
You are allowed to bring your camera devices (other than smartphone cameras) inside. You will however, have to pay for about Rp 30.000,- or $2.03 USD.