Setu Babakan or the Babakan Lake is located at Jagakarsa. The area is specially earmarked for the preservation and advancement of Betawi – the indigenous in habitants of Jakarta - arts and culture. Here the various Betawi arts and cultural expressions are regularly performed. You can also see an authentic Betawi house, watch traditional rites and ceremonies, enjoy the many Betawi food and delicacies, and relax by the cool lakeside.
- The Jakarta Art Center Taman Ismail Marzuki
TIM, located at Jalan Cikini Raya is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and culture in its multiple forms. Here are performance theaters, cinemas, exhibition halls, galleries, archives, restaurants and cafes and there is also a planetarium as well as the Academy for the Arts. Dramas, musical, films, recitals are daily performed here.
- Jakarta Performing Art Theater
Gedung Kesenian Jakarta is a heritage building from Dutch colonial days, where artists regularly perform traditional and modern drama, concerts, and musicals. Built in 1821 its construction is in neo-renaissance style and was called the Theater Schouwburg Weltevreden or the Pasar Baru Theater since it is located just across the popular Pasar Baru shopping center.
- The Jakarta Pavilion at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
At the Jakarta Pavilion in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah you will see Betawi decorations emphasizing the indigenous culture of this metropolitan city.