Macan Island, the Right Destination For Asian Games Tour 2018

A number of tourist destinations in Jakarta are prepared to welcome tourists during the 2018 Asian Games take place. One of them, the Macan Island in the Kepulauan Seribu. Package tours to the island is ready for sale during the 2018 Asian Games event. Not without cause Macan Island become a mainstay to attract tourists during the Asian Games later. The island with the concept of eco resort, is relatively close to the center of Jakarta. Simply take 90 minutes. The island also has its own uniqueness. Namely, lodging on the island of Macan is made of used materials.

In addition, various concepts of cottages are also available. Visitors can be free to choose. Like the Sunset Hut which has a room facing the sun directly to see the beautiful sunset. Also Island Hut, Driftwood Hut, Tropical Forest & Bamboo and many more.  Macan Island is also famous for having many splash and snorkeling spots. One of the flagship is a lot of nemo fish habitat and also beautiful coral reefs. In addition tourists can also play canoe here.  Head of Department Cultural Tourism Kepulauan Seribu Cucu Kurnia said the infrastructure and residents of Thousand Islands, especially Macan Island, are ready to receive tourists from abroad. Currently, it awaits coordination from Inasgoc, as the committee of the Asian Games. Cucu Kurnia want to make sure how many athletes and officials are directed to visit here.

"In infrastructure, even the people of  Macan Island are ready to welcome foreign guests," said Cucu, in Jakarta, Tuesday (22/5).  According to Cucu Kurnia, the capacity of lodging in Macan Island can only accommodate maximum 40 tourists or about 22 room accommodations available. While asking tourists to this place is very high.
Because of the high interest of foreign tourists, almost every weekend and holiday period, there is always no empty room of the inn there. Opportunity to get room only open on weekdays. If you book for a weekend holiday do not expect to get a place immediately because the queue can be for months. "Yes his name was limited capacity, we must be patient," he said.

To get to the island of Macan visitors must cross from Marina Ancol, North Jakarta. Precisely using a speed boat. "Must be from Marina Ancol using speed boat" he said.

During the Asian Games event, foreign tourists can enjoy the package to travel to Macan Island. The package consists of 4 days / 3 nights US $ 240 per pax. The price includes transfers from / to Ancol Marina from hotels in Jakarta. Food and snack during the resort (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Tourists can also enjoy all the equipment on the island. Like snorkelling gears, kayaks, pool tables, and more. And also includes a trip while snorkelling.

Facilities such as Natural Lan Cottages, White Sand Beach, Main Hut, The Club House, Bamboo Bar, The Deserted Island, The Equipment Hut and Store, can enjoy tourists here.

Tourists who come can also walk around Macan Island. However, not to be missed is to enjoy the beautiful sunset which will certainly spoil the eye.


Hearing that Tourism Minister Arief Yahya increasingly confidence to welcome the 2018 Asian Games. Impact it is believed will be very powerful. Primarily for Indonesian tourism.

"I just rounded it up, the number of athletes and officials is around 20 thousand, the projection audience is 150 thousand.So total 170 thousand with the projection of foreign exchange of about Rp 3 trillion.Its potential is very big, not to mention the media value is much bigger. will be provided by the world media, "said Arief Yahya.

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