March 06, 2020
In 2011, Dr Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg from the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany, published his study about the activity around people’s brain while handling their stress. The result was soon became rather a sensation only few weeks after it was released. Meyer-Lindenberg and his associates found that people who live in the city doesn’t seem to cope with stress as well as those who live in countryside – this was pictured solely from their brain activity. According to theguardian.com, this study can be a prove of the general believe that a city can truly drive people mad.
So, what causes the high level of stress on city people? Dr. Oliver Gruebner argued on his study that there are many factors which contribute to this problem, ranging from air pollution, noise pollution, traffic jam, even the density of city’s population. Not only that, people who live in the city are often adopting the “hustle and bustle” principal on their life – meaning that they tend to submerge themselves on a large amount of activities, work, or chores on daily basis. For some cases, this isn’t always a bad thing because people must work hard in order to achieve their goals. But, on the other hand once we feel the burn-out, we have no choice but to re-evaluate our daily life.
Don’t worry though, for there will always be a solution for every problems. Many people would agree that after spending long days dealing with problems at work or home, all they long for is a peaceful and quick retreat over the weekend – and in a busy city like Jakarta, we do deserve a break every now and then. On this month’s article, we have some great recommendation around the most popular swimming pools in Jakarta, which will be a great destination to rejuvenate your mind and body. We chose to feature swimming pools on this issue for many different reasons – it is accessible, affordable, and who doesn’t love to spend their Saturday lounging at swimming pool? Happy reading and don’t forget to have fun!
1. Infinity Pool, The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta
“An oasis in the city that never sleeps” is probably what’s best to describe the Infinity Pool at The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta. After its renewal in 2018, Infinity Pool was soon became a hit amongst the guests as well as those who haven’t visited the hotel. Not only because of the beautiful and lushes garden surrounding the area, but this pool is also suitable for those who are choosing swimming as one of their exercise routines. If you’re planning on spending the weekend lounging at Infinity Pool, we suggest you to plan a quick staycation at The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta while you’re at it. Make sure to visit sultanjakarta.com to get the best price for your stay!
2. Waterbom, Pantai Indah Kapuk
The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta had work closely with Waterbom PIK on several different occasions – one of which was when we release our School Holiday Package back in 2019. As one of the most legendary waterpark in Jakarta, even Indonesia, Waterbom offers varieties of fun rides for kids and adults – from Aquatube, Speed Slide, even Kayak. Opened from 11:00 -18:00 on weekdays and 9:00 – 18:00 on weekends, visitors must pay IDR 150.000 – IDR 300.000 for one person. After paying for ticket, you will get free swimming tube and life jacket for safety. If you wish to add more additions like towel, locker, or you want to rent a swimming suit, Waterbom got your back!
3. Atlantis Water Adventure, Ancol
Another legendary waterpark worth to visit around Jakarta is Atlantis Water Adventure. Located in Taman Impian Jaya Ancol area, North Jakarta, this waterpark had officially opened for public since 1974! From its first debut until this day, Atlantis Water Adventure has always been one of the go-to places for solo travelers or families who live around Jakarta even outside the city. If you’re visiting Atlantis’ official website, you can see the varieties of fun rides you can enjoy here. For example, there’s the famous Dragon Slide, Poseidon Wave, Apollo Pool, and so on. The entrance ticket for Atlantis Water Adventure itself is ranging from IDR 200.000 – IDR 295.000 for one person.
4. Aquatic Center, Gelora Bung Karno
In preparation for the 18th Asian Games, Aquatic Center Gelora Bung Karno was given a new face – due to the required international standards for aquatic sport. After its renovation, Gelora Bung Karno’s Aquatic Center is now consists of four international standard pools which include main pool, water polo pool, diving pool, and warming up pool. Surely, this is become a breath of fresh air for people who are looking for a place to exercise around Jakarta which has high quality standard. General Manager of Aquatic Center, Abdal Hiyaririjal, stated after Asian Games 2018 this pool will be opened for public. Now, you do can enjoy a relaxing exercise session at Aquatic Center Gelora Bung Karno, by purchasing a ticket for IDR 75.000 – IDR 125.000.
5. Rooftop Pool, Senayan City Residence
Did you know that Senayan City Residence has a gorgeous swimming pool on its rooftop? The existence of this pool might not be as popular as our previous spots, but we can assure you that it’s worth to try. Located in the 17th floor of Senayan City’s apartment, this swimming pool will be a nice getaway place for those of you who want to see Jakarta’s landscape from a high building. Known for its tropical nuances and beautiful garden surrounding the area, you will feel as if you’re transported to Bali once you’ve stepped into this place.
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