The Jakarta Post
A Ferris wheel. (Shutterstock/File)
The Cakung industrial estate in East Jakarta is hardly a popular destination among domestic tourists. However, it could soon attracted more visitors as the area is now home to Indonesia’s tallest Ferris wheel.
Officially opened on Saturday, kompas.com reported that the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI) had awarded the 69-meter-tall J-Sky Ferris Wheel as the country’s tallest Ferris wheel.
MURI senior manager Yusuf Ngadri said the organization had verified the record based on land elevation.
He added that J-Sky Ferris Wheel was the only one of its kind to be built in a shopping mall.
J-Sky Ferris Wheel is located on the third floor of AEON Mall Jakarta Garden City and was built in collaboration between PT Momozen Amusement and CQ Anemic.
To ensure safety, the Ferris wheel is equipped with an anti-lightning device and earthquake protection.
The attraction is said to have 32 gondolas and can accommodate a total of 192 passengers.
The cost of riding the Ferris wheel is Rp 50,000 (US$3.70) per person, Rp 150,000 per couple and Rp 350,000 for a family of six. Children under 90 centimeters in height can enjoy the ride free of charge.
J-Sky Ferris Wheels operates daily, starting from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. (jes/kes)