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An oceanic aquarium in the area of Ancol Dreamland, Jakarta.
Wetless Sightseeing in Sea World Indonesia
Initially known as the largest oceanarium in Southeast Asia in its first year, Sea World Indonesia is a perfect place to look around the sea creatures in the indoor setting. Filled with thousands of marine animals, Sea World Indonesia has six different tanks, such as the Sharkquarium for seven kinds of shark, Freshwater area for Piranha, Arapaima Gigas, and the electric eel, Ecosystem Tank for the Sponge, Coral, Clownfish, and Guppies, Deep Sea area, Dugong Tank, and Antasena tunnel where you are able to get different underwater view as it features the automatic system of travelator and transparent roof. Besides looking behind the glass, the visitors of Sea World Indonesia are able to touch the animals directly in their specialized pools, namely the starfishes, tortoise shells, and ray fishes and baby sharks. Moreover, Feeding Show and Fun Dive in the aquarium are available to the visitors who want to get the different experience in Sea World Indonesia.
Similar to Sea World Indonesia, Ocean Dream Samudra offers animal shows with the appearance of well-trained sea lion and dolphin. In addition, Ocean Dream Samudra includes the small aquarium and 4D theater that regularly displays the animal movies featuring special effect that will surprise the viewers of the show. Occasionally, Ocean Dream Samudra holds the 'Under the Sea Musical Dance' at the Underwater Theater which is an entertaining show for both the children and grown-up.
Originally used to be Gelanggang Renang (Swimming Courtyard), Atlantis Water Adventure is a water recreation area near Sea World Indonesia and recognized as one of the best water parks in Indonesia. The place includes several types of the pool (wave pool, continuous flowing river pool, children's pool, rainbow ball pool, and waterfall pool) and the slides where the swimmers can play around along with the splash of water. After swimming, the swimmers can fill their stomach in restaurants and the food court that serve local and international dishes.
Widely popular as the largest theme park in Indonesia, Dunia Fantasi offers over 40 rides and attraction within the venue which are segregated into eight different sections, namely Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia, Africa, America, Europe, and Fantasi Hikayat (Legendary Fantasy) including Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt architecture. Tornado, Niagara flume ride, Hysteria, Istana Boneka (Doll's Palace), and Ontang Anting are some of its famous rides and attractions, as well as the seasonal show that usually held in the night, namely Le Belles cabaret show and circuses from Russian and Europe.
Do you like to walk while inhaling the fresh air in the corner of the town? Then, Ancol Eco Park may be the answer for you. Divided into four sections of Eco Energy, Eco Care, Eco Nature, and Eco Art, Ancol Eco Park is also known by the name of Allianz Eco Park and has been existed since 2011. Not only as the park where the youngsters and families can spend their leisure time in the weekend, but Ancol Eco Park also hosts artworks, flora, and fauna exhibitions and energy saving promotion event. Besides the regular occasions, Ancol Eco Park also became the venue where the 2013 World Robot Olympiad and the 2012 Indonesian Idol reunion show took place.
Finally, the last destination that you may visit is Ancol Art Market, one of the handicrafts and artsy items focal points in Jakarta. Spread around the 5.25-hectare land, Ancol Art Market includes around 210 kiosks that offer artists' masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and many more. In addition, Ancol Art Market which operates from 9 am to 9 pm also houses Art Academy, a learning institution specialized for the field of art, such as vocal, keyboard, electric guitar, classical piano, drum, and violin, as well as web design, painting, multimedia, and handmade ceramics. If you like to watch the performance of the local artist, you may visit the place on Friday night as there is 'New Friday Jazz Nite' at 8.30 pm.
How to Get Tickets?
The entrance fee to Sea World Indonesia and other places near the site is divided based on the area. You can buy the ticket through the counter or online website. For more information, you can visit the official website of Sea World Indonesia and other attractions.
How To Get Around?
Everyone is able to explore Sea World Indonesia and other attractions near the site comfortably, including people who have the walking impairment, disability, and wheelchair user as the pathways are wide to roam around. Sea World Indonesia also has lots of air conditioner with the cool temperature so you will not be sweating during your walk inside the venue
What Should I Wear?
It is best to wear comfortable outfits such as the shirt, cardigan, and pants along with your choices of footwear, be it sneakers or sandals along with the camera to capture the moment and landscape in the site. You don't have to use hat or sunscreen during your visit to Sea World Indonesia because the venue is entirely indoor. On the other hand, you may prepare additional clothes because you may want to try diving with the sea creatures.
Best Time to Visit
It is best to visit Sea World Indonesia from 9 am to 6 pm.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you do not necessarily need a guided tour to explore Sea World Indonesia and other attractions near Sea World Indonesia as the site is relatively easy to explore on your own.
How To Get There?
You can reach Sea World Indonesia by driving your own vehicle or using public transportation such as Commuter Line Train or TransJakarta bus. If you use Commuter Line Train, get off at Kampung Bandan or Ancol Station and continue your trip by using the taxi or online ojek such as Go-Jek or Grab. On the other hand, you can transit from corridor 1 and 5 and get off at Ancol stop when you take TransJakarta bus.