The Jakarta Post
Thousand of Jakartans enjoy fireworks at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta. (JP/Donny Fernando)
The New Year is usually welcomed with fireworks and festive music. The former is particularly interesting because, as it has become a symbol of the occasion, many seek the best places in town to marvel at fireworks displays.
Below are four recommended spots in Jakarta to enjoy New Year's Eve fireworks, as compiled by kompas.com.
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol
North Jakarta's Ancol is one of the capital city's most popular spots for marveling at a fireworks display. Its various tourist attractions usually host festive events to add more spark to the moment.
Those interested in ending the year in Ancol can purchase an entrance ticket for Rp 25,000 (US$1.75).
The National Monument (Monas) also serves as an attractive spot to enjoy fireworks following the New Year countdown. In addition to a pyrotechnic display, visitors can expect to be entertained by music performances.
Those unable to reach the area on time can also opt to watch the display along Jl. Jend. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin.
Hotel Indonesia traffic circle
The Hotel Indonesia traffic circle is also one of the city’s free-to-enjoy fireworks party spots.
With its iconic statue, visitors will get to take memorable photos as they spend the night with friends and family.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) cultural park in East Jakarta is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike during the holiday season.
Various music and art performances will be staged to entertain visitors. (kes)