MACAN Museum in Jakarta City, DKI Province


Jakarta City always becomes the center of tourism, especially for foreigners who spend a vacation in Indonesia. It is the capital city of the nation, after all. That means Jakarta becomes a perfect checkpoint before visiting other regions. Aside from that, it also has tons of attractive vacation spots that offer different themes. For instance, there is the MACAN Museum in Kebon Jeruk Sub-District. Tourists only need to reach Perjuangan 5 Street in order to get to the museum. So, what is in there? Well, the official name is the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara. As the name suggests, visitors would be able to see numerous art collections based on that genre.

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, MACAN Museum is definitely crowded due to both excellent popularity and strategic location. The building resides on the roadside, after all. That means all passengers or tourists would be able to notice it easily. Not to mention the location is near to famous places like Central Park and Taman Anggrek Mall. When it comes to the size, the building is moderate, but it features several rooms with various modern art collections. One thing, the ticket fee is considered expensive, especially during holidays and weekends.

Exploring MACAN Museum
Visitors have a different purpose for visiting the museum. In fact, only some of them are interested in modern and contemporary arts. It is because most visitors are likely to conduct photography and take selfies either at the outside or inside the building. First, once arriving at the lobby, tourists would meet the guards and ticket booth. Don’t forget to carry enough cash, therefore. As mentioned before, the nuance is quite crowded due to the presence of lots of visitors. Most of them are local families and teenagers, actually.

Here is the rule. Visitors are not allowed to carry cameras and snacks while exploring the museum unless they have obtained special permission from the guards. Usually, this may take more money to get access. Have no worries. The expenses would be quite worthy. Well, aside from photography, visitors are able to learn further information regarding the museum and its collections. For the information, those arts belong to an artist namely Yayoi Kusama. The items are distributed neatly in all three floors of the building, as well.

In order to watch and enjoy all modern art objects and attractions, tourists even need to queue. The reason is none other than the high number of visitors. One thing, no one is allowed to touch those objects. When it comes to photography, using the flash feature is prohibited! Even some objects are quite protected. That means tourists are not allowed to take photos of them!

Nearby Attractions

  • Cattleya Park
  • Srengseng City Forest
  • Lipo Mall

How to Get There
The prime destination is indeed Jakarta City and the trip can be done in various ways. For example, tourists can use an airplane and head to Soekarno – Hatta International Airport. From the airport, they can simply take the Outer Ring Road and head to the museum directly. The distance is 25.8 km, so the trip may take about 29 minutes. For those coming by train, they should reach Jakarta Kota Train first. Next, they can take Raya Pantura Street and reach the museum. This trip only takes about 25 minutes, as the distance is 12.2 km. Another example is a trip by bus. In this case, the destination is Grogol Bus Station. From that place, tourists can take Raya Pantura Street and head to MACAN Museum right away. The distance is 8.5 km, so the trip may take at least 15 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Gerbang Purnama Hotel
  • “88” Kedoya Hotel
  • Transit Tomang Hotel


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