Danau Kenanga or Kenanga Lake, located near the Library of University of Indonesia and the Science Park, is one of the many artificial lakes that were built in 1992. Kenanga Lake has an area of 28,000 m2, and serves as a water catchment for Jakarta. Kenanga Lake can be included into the “eutropik” lake type, which means that the lake is shallow and rich in food, because of phytoplankton productivity.
Kenanga Lake is said to be one of the places preferred by University of Indonesia students to study, since the lake lies next to the newly built University of Indonesia library. The library itself is comfortable and has a fairly complete collection.
However, do not try to swim in the Kenanga Lake because the condition of the lake is usually muddy, mossy, and has an average depth of 4 meters to 5 meters. Therefore, people who do not have pretty good swimming skills can be sucked in by the mud.
But every Saturday and Sunday morning, there are boat rental services so you can enjoy the view of University of Indonesia buildings from the middle of the Kenanga Lake.
How to get here (see the route map):
From Juanda / Gondangdia / Cikini go to platform 2 and take the Red Line heading to Depok/Bogor then stop at Universitas Indonesia Station and take a 9-minute walk to the south.
From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor then stop at Universitas Indonesia Station and take a 9-minute walk to the south.
From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to to Depok/Nambo/Bogor then stop at Universitas Indonesia Station and take a 9-minute walk to the south.
For a map illustration, click here, or see the map below.