Taman Suropati: An Artsy Place to Relax


Taman Suropati or Suropati Park (originally named Burgemeester Bisschopplein) is the name of the park situated between three major roads namely Jl. Teuku Umar, Jl. Diponegoro, and Jl. Imam Bonjol, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. Initially the park name is taken from the name of the first Mayor (Burgemeester) of Batavia (now Jakarta), GJ Bisshop (1916-1920). Later, after independence, the park changed its name, taking the name of national hero Untung Suropati.

Now Suropati Park looks more artsy with 6 statue that symbolizes the form  ‘Spirit of ASEAN’. Suropati Park has a rounded Jogging Track surrounded by large shady trees. The park also has 2 Fountains, located at the the right and left of the park. In this park you will find the pigeon house, the pigeons will fly towards you if you provide a little food for them. This place is very strategic because it is located right in center of Jakarta. The park is very appropriate to be used for family gathering, jogging in the morning or afternoon, or even dating.

Across the Suropati Park you will find a small garden with the statue of Pangeran Diponegoro

How to get here (see the route map):

From Juanda / Gondangdia go to platform 2 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Bekasi/Depok/Bogor and stop at Cikini. Take a 18 minutes walk to the East

From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Cikini. Take a 18 minutes walk to the East

From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Cikini. Take a 18 minutes walk to the East

See the link map or the map below

Reference

http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Suropati

http://ekoeriyanah.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/jalan-jalan-ke-taman-suropati/

http://travel.detik.com/read/2012/05/25/161529/1924903/1025/taman-suropati-tempat-bersantai-yang-penuh-seni

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