Christmas is around the corner and malls everywhere are getting into the holiday spirit. Check out some of the best that Jakarta has to offer.
Pluit Village has a “Christmas Playground” theme. This mall has the only children’s carousel [for christmas] in town — it features a flying boat and a pool full of plastic balls to wade into — admission is Rp 10,000 ($1).
Grand IndonesiaGrand Indonesia has gone for a “Glitz and Glam” theme in their east lobby. They have a large Disney castle covered in twinkling blue lights.
In our opinion, this mall topped the lot.
The main attractions include “Santa’s shoe house,” falling snow and an animated musical teddy bear Christmas scene with teddy bears playing on log swings, popping out of presents and hanging up candy canes.
The mall is well decorated, but there are no real attractions to visit at Plaza Indonesia
Plaza Senayan has the most traditional Christmas decorations with its theme of a snowy Christmas.
There is a large tree decorated with blue and white twinkling lights.
There is a “Lego Christmas” theme at Senayan City this year. The main attraction is a full-sized Lego Christmas tree complete with Lego candles, candy canes, Christmas presents, snowmen and topped with a gold Lego star. At 7 meters high, it is the biggest Lego Christmas tree in Asia and contains approximately 800,000 bricks. It took three months to build.
It might not be the most traditional Christmas display, but Pacific Place’s SpongeBob Christmas theme is definitely original. There are neon Christmas sharks, and dolphins hanging from the ceiling of a fanciful display taken from the popular kid’s program.