Indraloka Park Jakarta Reviews
Indraloka Park Aug 11, 2011
Indraloka is the first public park in the Ceger district of Jakarta (east Jakarta). It was donated by retired Indonesian Army general Hendropriyono when he converted his private residence into this 1.5 hectares park and opened it up to the public in early 2011. It was kind of strange seeing this place tucked away in an area where you would least expect to see something like this…the Cegar district apparently has no other public parks.
Indraloka is not only a beautiful park, but also a miniature zoo with various kinds of animals. A pathway leads you around the park; with signs explaining the different animals and collections (including two military vehicles) you’ll see. The main courtyard has two different dining areas, both open-air, surrounded by lush plants and trees, a stream with fish, pools, and fountains. There is a stage area with live music for those dining.
There is also shopping here. I didn’t actually see or count how many shops there were; we only visited one of the shops, which had a great selection of gifts and clothing from the local cultures, all in a Balinese-style setting with hand-carved woodwork throughout the store.
The main focal point of the park would be the larger than life statue of General Hendropriyono, himself. There are several plaques around the statue describing and explaining the purpose of the statue. The statue is in commemoration of his hand to hand combat fight against terrorist guerillas where he received 11 wounds and was stabbed three times.
It’s an impressive little park, considering it was all donated by one person. There is no charge to get in, but the shopping is not free, unfortunately.
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