Either spent with a long term partner, a new fling, or a long time crush, a date is always something amusingly tricky. The way you spend time with your partner could contribute to shape a relationship. While foolproof, the usual mall-café-movie round or even a romantic candle-lit dinner could get dull, especially for those who have been together for quite sometimes. Likewise, those in the earlier stages of relationship could benefit from more exciting first date as it determines whether to proceed to the next stages. The verdict is, while complicated, investing in good date is actually worthwhile. Now that the Valentine’s day is approaching (and most of you would probably want to spend it by going on a date) here we have compiled some fun and insightful date ideas you can do around Jakarta ideal for your nextromantic endeavor. Save yourself from the trouble of tough decision, and read on!
A MUSEUM TRIP TO BANK INDONESIA MUSEUM
Going to a museum might be considered boring, but it is certainly not. Especially if you and your partner is one cultured and open minded pair. One place we recommend you to explore is Bank Indonesia Museum, one of the most well-maintained museum in Jakarta. There, you can get some knowledge about the past of Indonesian monetary system that both of you would find as enlightening. Located in Kota Tua district, the museum allows you to expand your date to other museums nearby, or onto a romantic afternoon stroll afterwards.
Jalan Pintu Besar Utara No. 3
Jakarta Barat, DKI Jakarta 11110
Everyday except Monday & Holiday 8AM–3:30PM
REAL LIFE GAMEPLAY IN LASER GAME INDONESIA
If you consider yourself as more of an active and playful pair, this is a date option meant for you. Revel in interactive shooting game, or glow in the dark mini golf which is set in a space that will take you straight into a thematic world of gameplay. Work in the same team, or better yet, as opposing teams. Have fun and learn how to let a healthy competition flourish between you two.
Jl. Kemang Raya 16A | Bsd Plaza
DKI Jakarta 12000, Indonesia
Monday-Thursday 11 am – 10 pm
Friday 11 am – 12 am
Saturday 10 am – 12 am
Sunday 10 am – 10 pm
Pricing for weekend
1 Session of 15 minutes Laser Game Rp. 50.000,00 / player
1 Session 9 Holes Laser Golf Rp. 35.000,00/ player
1 Session 18 Holes Laser Golf (2 trips around 9 Holes) Rp. 55.000,-00/ player
GALACTICAL ADVENTURE IN PLANETARIUM JAKARTA
There is something magical about looking into a sky full of stars with someone you love, not to mention that it is incredibly romantic. Even though we all know that in Jakarta, a view of a starry sky is something off the table. But fortunately, after being closed for quite sometimes due to some technical problems, Planetarium Taman Ismail Marzuki is back open for public since January 18 2016. Watch a 3D galaxy scape projected into a room that will give you a sensation of being transported into the outer space. Let yourself and your loved one marvel by experiencing something bigger than yourselves.
Taman Ismail Marzuki No. 73, Jl. Cikini Raya
DKI Jakarta 10330
Everyday except Saturday & Sunday 9AM-5PM
AMPED UP IN AMPED TRAMPOLINE PARK
Jumping around in trampoline might sound childish. But isn’t childhood the most delightful time of one’s lifetime? So why not try to re-experience the fun with your loved one? AMPED trampoline park happens to be the biggest trampoline park in Asia, and has opened its branch in Jakarta. Jumping around in trampoline would guaranteed to give you a good time, but better yet, it is also an effective way to shed some calories. Goof around, be silly together, and let your real-self shows.
Jalan Kirana Avenue (Pelepah Raya) No.88
Pergudangan Eks.GORO. Kelapa Gading
GETTING AWAY TO PULAU MACAN
There are tons of activities the mainland might offer, but you two might be too tired getting entangled in the middle of the city’s rowdy pace. If a short escape is something you both need, a day trip to Pulau Macan, should be an ideal date. The island can be reached within 88 minutes from Marina Ancol Pier by speedboat, and should give you both a quick refreshing getaway. Take a stroll in the breezy beach, be at ease around each other, and talk about things you normally wouldn’t talk about due to all the distractions in the busy city.
MIND GAME IN JAKARTA ESCAPE HUNT
Relationship might have its sugary days, but there are times when you might need to face the bumps and solve a problem together. In that sense, Jakarta Escape Hunt provides. In an intricately-set game room, you two would get locked up to find a clue to solve the case you’ve chosen—Sherlock style. Put your teamwork to test before the 60 minutes time is running out. Consider it as a great way to see your compatibility as a couple/team. Even if you’re not up for anything serious at the moment, playing detective is undeniably fun, and a worthy experience to catch on.
Jalan Kemang Raya No.15, Mampang Prapatan
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12720
Rp 250.000,00—Rp 300.000,00
SERENE AFTERNOON IN TAMAN WISATA ANGKE KAPUK
Another option for more laid-back date lies in the corner north of Jakarta. Pay a visit to Taman Wisata Angke Kapuk (TWA) and let you both immerse in all the green views the place has to offer. Go for a relaxing walk, or set a picnic and be involved in delightful chit-chat. While the weather might get blazingly uncomfortable if you visit at noon, the relaxed ambience on afternoon visit should offer an ideal vibe to open up and get to know each other better. Enjoy a serene boat ride afterwards to complete the experience.
Jl. Garden House, Penjaringan
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470
Rp 100.000,00 – Rp 400.000,00 for boat rent
CINEMATIC EXPLORATION IN KINOSAURUS
If both of you are enthusiastic movie-goers but wanting to explore beyond the go-to blockbusters, Kinosaurus is an ideal destination for your next date. As a microcinema located in Kemang, they offer various range of films that rarely appear in your regular movie theatres. Cozy up on beanbags, sofas or cushioned seats and immerse in the movie that aren’t like the ones dictated in the mainstream movie plots. Play movie-critique by discussing about things that catches both of your attention in the movie you just watch. Who knows, through your opinion about the movie you might discover new things about your partner.
Jl. Kemang Raya No.8B, Mampang Prpt.,
Kota Jakarta Selatan,
DKI Jakarta 12730
Monday – Thursday : 8AM-9PM
Saturday – Sunday : 8AM-12AM