North Jakarta to make reservoirs new tourist sites

North Jakarta to make reservoirs new tourist sites


Jakarta — The North Jakarta administration has pledged to revitalize three reservoirs in the municipality, namely Rawa Badak, Cincin and Teluk Gong, to be made new tourist destinations. The city administration has recently revamped Lake Sunter in North Jakarta, which has emerged as a new destination for tourists in the city. In addition to cleaning the lake, the administration also has repainted nearby houses in various colors. “We have made Lake Sunter a tourist destination. In the near future we will make Rawa Badak, Cincin and Teluk Gong reservoirs tourist destinations as well,” North Jakarta Mayor Husein Murad said on Wednesday (09/05). Lake Sunter became a hot topic in the previous month after a ministry’s video went viral on social media. In the video, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti challenged Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to restore the lake so it can be as clean and well organized as the lakes in Geneva, Switzerland. She was filmed during her working visit to the Annual United Nations on Business and Human Rights (FBHR) held from November 27-29 in Geneva. The administration was fast to respond the call and restore the lake. On Feb. 25, the Lake Sunter was held. Susi and Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno raced to cross the lake in front of thousands of visitors.