Bekasi is a great place to base yourself in Jakarta as a large number of the area’s star attractions are close. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the fascinating Lubang Buaya Memorial Park and Museum and the much-loved Mal Kelapa Gading. Also, well worth the effort are the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah and the Museum Purna Bhakti Pertiwi.
One of the nicest ways to experience the great outdoors is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s popular golf links such as the Jakarta Golf Club.
Those with a love of soccer should visit iconic Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, the home of local favorites the Indonesia National Team and the popular Persija Jakarta. Relive the match’s highlights over a few drinks with local sports fanatics after the full-time siren blows in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.
At the end of a long day enjoying the charms of Bekasi, put up your feet and relax in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, it’s hard to go past the HARRIS Hotel & Conventions Kelapa Gading, the favehotel Kelapa Gading, and the popular Hotel Santika Taman Mini Indonesia Indah.