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Jakarta Post

Situ Cilodong lies quiet during pandemic

  • Arief Suhardiman

    Depok, West Java

Depok, West Java   /   Sat, November 21 2020   /  06:43 pm
Tranquility: A hut built over the water gives visitors an extensive view of the lake at Situ Cilodong. The number of visitors has dropped sharply as a result of the pandemic.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

As a new tourist destination in Depok, West Java, Situ (lake) Cilodong used to be crowded with visitors, especially on weekends. Placid water: A visitor and her child enjoy the scenic view of Situ Cilodong. (JP/Arief Suhardiman) The number of visitors has, however, decreased drastically because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The cheers and laughter of children playing on the edge of the lake are rare now. Day's catch: Ido shows off a catfish. Situ Cilodong is a popular fishing destination. (JP/Arief Suhardiman) With an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 6.4 hectares, Situ Cilodong has become a popular recreation place for residents of Depok and outside. The locals take advantage of the low-cost tourist destination, which offers various games, such as water balls, carts, mockup robots, ball pools and water bikes known as “bebek-bebekan”. Tickets for the games cost between Rp 5,...