The Big Durian

Up next on the JGTA’s 2018-2019 schedule is the season-ending ATI Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World 2019 presented by AKI, taking place in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. The city is located on the northwestern side of the island of Java – the most populous island in Indonesia, with more than 10 million people calling the city of Jakarta Home. Jakarta is known for its tropical climate, historic buildings, and its melting pot of cultures including Javanese, Chinese, Malay, European and more.

Arriving in Jakarta

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (airport code CGK) is the main hub for entry into Jakarta. The airport is the largest in Southeast Asia and serves roughly 75 million passengers a year. With projects to be completed by the mid-2020s, the airport will be capable of serving upwards of 100 million passengers per year. Soekarno-Hatta International airport is located just a quick 15 minutes drive to Damai Indah Golf’s Pantai Indah Kapuk course.

Local Food

Jakarta’s diversity leads to a range of unique food options. A few dishes to try out include nasi goreng (fried rice with an Indonesian twist), nasi padang, sate, pisang goreng sambal roa, and of course, the infamous luwak kopi (coffee).

Local Attractions

Monas Tower
Address: Jalan Silang Monas, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia

Construction broke ground on Monas Tower in 1961 and it was finished in 1975. The tower is a national monument that celebrates Indonesia’s nationalism and independence. The tower features a hall of independence, a meditation hall, the Museum of Indonesian History, and an observation deck overlooking the city.

Ancol Beach
Address: Pantai Carnaval, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Jakarta 14430, Indonesia

For those looking to kick their feet up in the sand, Ancol Beach is the place. Ancol Beach is the main beach for the city and It’s located 30 minutes from the golf course.

Kota Tua
Address: Jalan Taman Fatahillah No.1, West Jakarta, Jakarta

Kota Tua, also known as “Jakarta Old Town” is the original downtown neighborhood of the city. Jakarta Old Town was also once known as “Old Batavia” and was a walled-off city known as the capital of the Dutch East Indies. Jakarta Old Town was an integral port for spice trade and the area is restored today. Visiting Jakarta Old Town will have you feeling like you are in the Netherlands.

Pasar Baru
Address: Jalan Pasar Baru Sawah Besar, Jakarta 10710, Indonesia

Pasar Baru is a thriving market nestled in central Jakarta featuring food stalls serving local dishes, stores selling handmade goods, and thrift shops. Set a timer when entering the market area, time can pass by like a breeze.

Istiqlal Mosque
Address: Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma, Ps. Baru, Sawah Besar, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10710, Indonesia

Istiqlal Mosque located nearby Monas Tower is the largest Mosque in Southeast Asia. The mosque can accommodate up to 120,000 people. Keep an eye out for it when arriving at Jakarta by plane.

The organizing committee of the ATI Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World 2019 presented by AKI is offering a complimentary city tour for all tournament participants on Friday, May 24th. More information can be found on the organizing committee’s website.