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Soekarno-Hatta airport soothes travelers with Instagrammable spots

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, January 16, 2020  /  01:03 pm
Soekarno-Hatta airport soothes travelers with Instagrammable spots

A display of Central Java architecture at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport's Terminal 3. (Courtesy of Angkasa Pura II/File)

As capturing the moment as important as ever among many travelers, Indonesia’s biggest and busiest airport, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, has prepared Instagram-friendly spots across its three terminals.

“The expansion of Soekarno-Hatta airport should highlight the spirit of promoting the Indonesian name to the world. One of the ways to do it is by creating photo spots that are not only Instagrammable but also identifiable and memorable,” said state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II president director Muhammad Awaluddin in a statement received by The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

Aside from Soekarno-Hatta airport, Awaluddin said that AP II had also created such spots in other airports under its management, “in order to provide an interesting travel experience for passengers so that they will feel hassle-free and stress-free at the airport.”

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Based on a list provided by the company, most of the attractions can be found in Terminal 3’s arrival area. Among the 14 spots mentioned were displays of the Indonesian map with a Borobudur stupa replica; a Dayak shield and depiction of a hornbill and Dayak dance; a Cimodo cart (traditional transportation means of Lombok) against a backdrop of Mount Rinjani; Maluku spices; Central Java architecture; the Nias’ stone jumping tradition; and murals of the National Monument in Central Jakarta and the Komodo islands.

At Terminal 3’s Outdoor East lobby is artwork from Indonesian artists and at its check-in area is Pensil Park.

Meanwhile, terminals 1 and 2 boast “grand-looking traditional lamps” at a hallway leading to a boarding lounge.

Annually welcoming 60 to 70 million passengers, Soekarno-Hatta airport currently ranks 18 on the list of the busiest airports in the world, and is home to largest number of passengers in ASEAN, according to Airport Council International. (gis/kes)

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