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Jakarta Sports & Activities

  
 
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Cinema

Movie theatre are a more affordable escape at around Rp50,000 for a plush seat in any of the capital's shopping malls. Beware of the heavy hand of the Indonesian censor though. The price of popcorn, drinks are exorbitant.

Several other cinemas also show Indian, Chinese and Indonesian movies. And the lesser ones also exhibit Indonesian B-Movies with erotic themes (still heavily censored). The largest chain of cinemas in Indonesia are 21 group and Blitz Megaplex. 

Fitness centre

Large hotels provide free fitness centre for guests. Some hotels have sauna, spa, tennis court and jogging track. They are also available in shopping malls. 

Golf

Golf is the number one pastime of the upper classes and, as so many other things here, relatively cheap by Western standards. Green fees can go as low as Rp 60,000 on weekdays, although the better courses are twice that, and weekend rates are considerably steeper at Rp 300,000 and up. 

Bowling

Most alleys are found in shopping malls. The fee for a game is US$ 2.00 to US$ 3.00. Guest can rent bowling shoes etc. The length of the lanes are 32 feet. 

Football

It is not advisable to watch any live football match in Jakarta, because the Jakmania, Persija Jakarta's ultras often turn into rioters when facing Persitara's North Jak and Persib's Viking.

During and after certain soccer games, foreign tourists should also not go near the Lebak Bulus Stadium, the site of similar feats by lesser teams. Jakarta also has plenty choices of Futsal fields in many areas.

Dirt and grass makeshift fields are abundant in residential areas, and can be crowded with players, onlookers and vendors, especially on weekend afternoons. In these casual games, anyone can simply ask to jump in or relax. 

Drifting

There's a drifting circuit on top of Mal Artha Gading (MAG) .

Karaoke

One of the main entertainment program in Asia. With the most popular chains spread throughout Jakarta, such as Inul Vista (Sarinah, Plaza Semanggi, Kelapa Gading, etc), Happy Puppy (La Piazza, etc), and NAV (Kelapa Gading, etc).

Expect to pay as low as Rp 60.000 per hour plus tax for 6-person room.





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