National Museum - Antiquities in Surabaya Street - Dapur Babah Peranakan Lunch - Buddhist Temple - Santa Maria de Fatima Catholic Church
In the morning, get picked up from your hotel for a private tour. Visit the National Museum (closed on Monday). The collection of this museum covers all Indonesia’s territory and almost all of its history. It is an archeological, ethnological, historical and geographical museum, for sure this national museum keeps the largest collection of Hindu-Buddhist ancient art of Indonesia. Head to Jalan Surabaya where upon arrival, walk along this straight road that famous for its antique stalls from the wood sculpture, puppet, mask, porcelain, and metal ornament, antique lighting to modern goods like handbags to golf stuff. This market has been there since 1970 that initially only opened on the weekends. Enjoy your time to walk around from one stall to another to fill in your curiosity. Afterward, transfer to Dapur Babah Elite restaurant for lunch. It is not just a restaurant that served their signature dish, Peranakan cuisine a fusion of Javanese spices, Dutch’s rich flavors, and Chinese sweet amp; spicy seasoning but also a little art museum with soul and romance displayed through their interior. Discover the oldest Buddhist temple in Jakarta: Vihara Darma Bakti that was built by a Chinese captain Oei Tjhie in 1755 to replace a previously demolished Buddhist temple that dated back to 1650. Then continue to see another religious landmark, the Santa Maria de Fatima Catholic Church with a very strong Chinese influence with red doors and Chinese style roofs.
Note: Price for a child is 127.11 USD