22 Nov 2023

Don’t Miss: 5 Arts and Cultural Events in Jakarta

by:Eva Simorangkir

Editor:Ramdan Malik Batubara, Aditya Gagat Hanggara

22 Nov 2023

In need of the ultimate playground of creativity? Arts and cultures always know no bounds. Delving into the holidays, people are usually looking for recreation in December. If you no longer can wait, look no further because Jakarta already has it all. Here is a list of colourful events in November, curated for you!


  1. Joyland Festival Jakarta 2023

Joyland Festival Jakarta 2023

Lineup of Joyland Festival Jakarta 2023.

Source: Twitter @joylandfest


The land of joy is here again! After being successfully held in Bali in March 2023, Joyland Festival will be held again in Jakarta. Here, you can enjoy various musical performances and workshops. The list of artists is way too cool, such as Interpol, Alvvays, Fleet Foxes, Bloc Party, and Mew. Of course, there are Indonesian artists we are proud of too. Get ready!


Location: GBK Baseball Stadium, Senayan, Central Jakarta

Days, dates: Friday, November 24, 2023–Sunday, November 26, 2023

Price: starting from IDR 578,000

Link: www.joylandfest.com, Instagram @joylandfest

Access: Istora Mandiri MRT Station, Gelora Bung Karno Transjakarta Bus Stop, Palmerah KRL Station

  1. One Piece Asia Tour

One Piece Asia Tour

One Piece Asia Tour 

Source: Twitter @onepiece_mytour

Heaven for the One Piece fans! In One Piece Asia Tour, you can watch Captain Luffy's journey throughout the series. There, interactive games are also provided. So, the more it feels, the more exciting it is!


Location: Mall of Indonesia, North Jakarta

Day, date: every Monday–Sunday, from 8 November 2023–7 January 2024 24

Price: starting from IDR 155,000

Link: www.acemedia.network/event/onepieceasiatour/jakarta/, Instagram @onepieceasiatour

Access: Sunter Boulevard Barat Transjakarta Bus Stop, Jak Lingko 60

  1. Ratoh Jaroe Dance Festival

Ratoh Jaroe Dance Festival

Festival Tari Ratoh Jaroe

Source: Instagram @tmiiofficial


Want to enjoy Acehnese culture? Stop by the Ratoh Jaroe Dance Festival! You can see dance performances from 100 groups at anjungan pemerintah Aceh Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. That's not all you can enjoy, there is also a culinary bazaar and superior products from UMKM (Usaha Mikro, Kecil, dan Menengah) typical of Aceh. 


Location: Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta

Days, dates: Tuesday, November 21, 2023–Thursday, November 23, 2023 & Saturday, November 25, 2023

Price: starting from IDR 10,000 (entrance ticket)

Link: Instagram @tmiiofficial

Access: Transjakarta corridors 7D, 9, 9C


  1. Festival Sinema Prancis

Festival Sinema Prancis

Festival Sinema Prancis 2023

Source: Twitter @IFI_Indonesia


Bonjour ! Institut français Indonesia is back with Festival Sinema Prancis. Ran under the French Embassy, there are a variety of French films shown at this centre of French culture and language. If you can't come, you can still watch everything online.

Location: Institut français Indonesia, Central Jakarta

Days, dates: Friday, November 17, 2023–Sunday, November 26, 2023

Price: free

Link: Instagram @ifi_indonesia

Access: M. H. Thamrin Transjakarta Bus Stop

  1. ICAD (Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design)

ICAD (Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design)


Source: Twitter @icadartura


The door for art and design lovers is always wide open. The ICAD (Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design) exhibition displays the work of senior contemporary artists and young creators. Join their programs at this 13th exhibiton!


Location: grandkemang Hotel, South Jakarta

Day, date: Monday, November 13, 2023–Sunday, November 26, 2023

Price: free

Link: www.arturaicad.com, Instagram @icadartura

Access: Kebayoran KRL Station, Blok A MRT Station, Pancoran LRT Station, Taman Kemang Transjakarta Bus Stop

Have Fun Comfortably in Jakarta

So, are you sure already where you want to go? To keep your November colourful, don't get lost on the way! If you use JAKI, the super application, you will arrive at those places easily! 

The Maps feature on JAKI will show you public transportation points in Jakarta. Activate your device's location so the features can be accessed. So, here's how:

  1. open JAKI;

  1. select the Map feature;

  1. see Transportation section;

  1. select options such as Bus Stop (Mikrotrans and Metrotrans stop), Halte TJ (Transjakarta stop), MRT Station, or LRT Station. For example, you choose Bus Stop. Then, you will see that the nearest Mikrotrans stop is 140 metres from your location, while the Transjakarta stop is 177 metres away.


Maps feature on JAKIMaps feature on JAKI

Maps feature on JAKI

Of course, there will be more various cultural events in Jakarta. Not only can you let go of your stress, this kind of recreation will also let you support Jakarta artists and organisers. If you don't want to miss anything, keep an eye on the Dinas PariwisataJakartawebsite! Also, feel free to follow Jakarta Smart Citysocial media to see more interesting events in Jakarta. Have a great time!

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