Wayang Orang (Dance Drama)

Performance of the Javanese Wayang Wong or Wayang Orang dance drama can be seen every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening at the Bharata Theatre starting at 8.15 pm. and lasting till about midnight. The stories of the Wayang Wong usually relate episode of the Mahabharata and Ramayana Hindu Epics.


An offshoot of the Wayang Wong dance drama is the modern popular Javanese theatre which takes its stories from popular folk legends and from history. Like the Wayang Wong, the Ketoprak show is accompanied by gamelan music but is simpler in costumes and dialogue. Performances can be seen in Jakarta at the Bharata Theatre every Monday and Thursday evening, beginning at 8.00 pm.

Traditional Indonesian Dances

Performances of traditional Indonesian dances from the various regions are stages in Jakarta at Taman Mini (Indonesia in Miniature Park) every Sunday from 9.00 to 14.00 pm. and at the Ancol Art Market every Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Wayang Kulit (Leather Puppet Shadow Play)

Wayang Kulit (leather puppet) shows are performed every second and last Saturday night of the month at the Central Museum in Jakarta. Abbreviated versions, lasting for about on hour, are also presented every Sunday morning at the Wayang Museum Fatahillah Square in downtown Jakarta.

Gamelan Music

Every Sunday morning Sundanese gamelan music of West Java is presented at the Central Museum in Jakarta.

Crocodile Farm

Daily shows with crocodiles at Jalan Tirta Loka, Pluit from 8.00 to 16.00 pm. with snakes and other animals every Sunday.

Pameran Seni Rupa (Art Exhibition)

Permanent exhibition at Balai Seni Rupa Jl. Taman Fatahillah Jakarta, open daily.


Sea lion and dolphin shows at Taman Impian Jaya Ancol daily from 9.00 to 18.00 pm.

Keoug Emas Imax Theatre, TMJI

The Imax film "Beautiful Indonesia" was initiated by the first Lady Madame Tien Soeharto, to present the beauty on the country from all different aspects. The film meant to make the people have more pride and affection for the country. The cinerama theatre screens "Beautiful Indonesia" Mondays through Fridays from 11.00 to 16.00, Sundays and holidays from 10.00 to 16.45 while on each Saturday performed a special theme.

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