Big Love in The Big Durian

Jakarta

The megalopolis of Jakarta is well-known for its bustling nightlife and sprawling atmosphere. Little do people know that the city’s dating scene is also quite an adventurous one! Stir up your chemistry by visiting a planetarium, going head-to-head at an arcade, and having drinks at the tallest hotel in Indonesia. The memories you’re about to make with your sweetheart will definitely be one for the books, so make every second count!

Updated a year ago

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National Museum of Indonesia

Museum Nasional Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Couples with a penchant for history will have a ball at the National Museum of Indonesia. It is considered to be one of the finest museums in Southeast Asia, carrying a massive collection of prehistoric and archaeological artifacts. Explore the Gedung Gajah (Old Wing) to see ancient Asian ceramics, historical relics, ethnographic objects, and stone sculptures from the Hindu-Buddhist era. On the other hand, the Gedung Arca (New Wing) is mainly devoted to cultural exhibitions. Take full advantage of the free tours organized by the Indonesian Heritage Society. Don’t worry about getting lost in translation—they offer it in English, Japanese, Korean, and even French!

+62213868172

Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat Number 12, Central Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat Number 12, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia


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Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory

Planetarium dan Observatorium Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

From delving into the country’s rich heritage, we’re now taking you lovebirds to the final frontier—outer space! Opened in 1969, the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory is the oldest of three planetariums in Indonesia. Observe various celestial bodies using different kinds of telescopes in the Observatory Hall; watch a 60-minute documentary on the solar system in the Teater Bintang; and, learn more about astronomy in the Exhibition Hall. Remember to check their website for the latest activities. It may not be as enchanting as stargazing outdoors, but the thrill of discovering something new together is worth the twist!

+62212305146

Jalan Cikini Raya Number 73, Central Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Jalan Cikini Raya Number 73, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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Funworld

Jakarta, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Skip the usual movie date and dominate a few rounds of thrilling arcade games at Funworld! Situated in the iconic Central Park Jakarta shopping mall, it is the perfect place for the kids-at-heart to have some friendly, competitive fun. Challenge your beau to a match of air hockey, crash each other’s bumper cars, or ride the merry-go-round for a little touch of childhood nostalgia. Funworld has a smorgasbord of exciting attractions, so you’ll never run out of things to do here. Gather enough tickets to win a prize that will remind you of this special day.

+622156985090

Lantai 1, Unit 115, Central Park, Jalan Letjen S Parman Number 28, West Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Patio Venue and Dining

Jakarta, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Make your way to Patio Venue and Dining for an intimate dinner with the love of your life. Revel in the restaurant’s homey and lively ambiance as you feast on delectable Asian and Western fare. Don’t miss out on house specialties such as the Nasi Goreng Buntut (fried rice with oxtail), Filleto Di Manzo (beef tenderloin, mushroom medley, and vegetables), and Rendang Pizza. Cap off your meal with a serving of Waffer Cassava (biscuit with fermented cassava, chocolate hazelnut, and vanilla ice cream), and silently thank Cupid for someone to share it all with across the table.

+62217241363

Jalan Wijaya 13 Number 45, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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Henshin

Jakarta, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Perched on the 67th floor of The Westin Jakarta, Henshin’s rooftop bar and lounge is the ideal spot for a drink with a view. Choose from a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, all of which are crafted by expert mixologists. Nab a terrace seat alfresco, tipple in tow, and cozy up with your special someone while the stunning Jakarta skyline stretches before you. Henshin upholds a strict smart-casual dress code, so look the part!

+622127887768

67th Floor, The Westin Jakarta, Jalan HR Rasuna Said Kav C-22, Karet Kuningan, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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Motion Blue

Jakarta, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

A slow and steady date night calls for a trip to Motion Blue. Savor an amazing Japanese-European fusion spread and listen to live jazz performances from both local and international artists. Peruse their extensive wine list which consists of bottles from all over the world, including France, Italy, Spain, and Argentina. Everything at Motion Blue is meticulously set to ease you into a romantic night together. Embrace the joint’s upscale vibe, and get lost in the world of music and love.

+622129039189

Third Floor, Fairmont Jakarta, Jalan Asia Afrika Number 8, Gelora Bung Karno, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia


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Bimasena Spa

Jakarta, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Indulge in a relaxing spa day at the luxurious Bimasena Spa, nestled inside The Dharmawangsa in South Jakarta. It boasts a comprehensive range of spa and body treatments that aim to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. Go all out and book one of their private suites; it comes with a sauna, an outdoor swimming pool, and a breathtaking sight of the hotel’s lush garden! The spa recommends the Dewa Dewi Ritual for Couples, which starts with a refreshing facial, followed by the Bimasena Signature Massage. Complete the experience with a gourmet meal at The Dining Room and a hydrotherapy session after.

+62217258668

The Dharmawangsa, Jalan Brawijaya Raya Number 26, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, Indonesia


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Segarra Beach Club

Jakarta, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Located at the Carnaval Beach in the famous Ancol Bay City, Segarra Beach Club sets the lovey-dovey mood just right. Lounge by the beach as you watch the glorious sunset with your significant other. Rent a private gazebo for some quality time far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Unplug and focus on each other; the amazing view brought by Segarra will be the cherry on top of a perfect, romance-filled day in Jakarta.

+622164710101

Carnaval Beach, Ancol Bay City, Jalan Lodan Timur Number 7, Jakarta, Indonesia

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