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East Jakarta discusses turning reservoir into tourist destination

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 10, 2017   /  02:06 pm
East Jakarta discusses turning reservoir into tourist destination People float on a raft on Cipayung Setu reservoir in East Jakarta. (beritajakarta.com/File)

Additions to the Betawi culture village will be established around a reservoir in the city with the plan of turning the surrounding Waduk Setu in Cipayung, East Jakarta, into a themed tourist destination.

East Jakarta mayor Bambang Musyawardhana said the municipality would propose to the Jakarta administration to build a Betawi village around the reservoir, to copy a similar project in Setu Babakan, South Jakarta, that has been successful at attracting visitors to various cultural performances as well as to indulge in Betawi traditional cuisine.

“Waduk Setu is suitable for tourism due to its lush surroundings and close distance to settlement areas,” Bambang said on Thursday, as quoted by beritajakarta.com.

The municipality would build a stage, culinary center and playground around the 4-hectare Cipayung reservoir, he said.

Cipayung district head Iin Mutmainah said that the district would support the idea because “it could boost economic growth as residents could open food and crafts businesses".

Residents and visitors currently use the reservoir for fishing and recreation. (kkk)

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