Last holidays during Idul Fitri, my family and I had chance to visit Museum Angkut (literally means: Transportation Museum). The area actually consisted of two parts: Museum Angkut and Pasar Apung (Floating Market). The museum opens normaly every day from 12.00-20.00. But anticipating people’s enthusiasm, the museum opened from 10 am during holidays. There were long queue lines in front of ticketing office and entrance for the museum. The entrance fee per person was IDR 75,000 (USD 7,5) during holidays. Pasar Apung (floating market) is free to enter, basically they served as market place for food, drinks, souvenirs, and local merchandizes.
Inside the museum, there are zoning based on the character of its identity: Education Zone, Batavia Zone, Gangster and Broadway Zone, European Union Zone(France, Germany, Italy, UK), US Zone(Las Vegas, Hollywood). The museum was full of crowds during holidays. All means of transportation were displayed: cars, motors, chopters, even the conventional ones like carts and bicycle, and also education about train and planes.
Batavia Zone showed old Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. From china town to old harbor Sunda Kelapa, all were represented in the scene and setting.
Gangster Town in Broadway Zone, brought out movie things and action movie scenes. Even Charlie Chaplin and Three Stooges were there. You can watch short scenes of their movie.
Entering European Zone : first part is ITALY: Colosseum, Venice, and Pisa are the symbols of this zone. Of course, German Part is the one I like most. Willkomen in Deutschland or welcome to Germany, offered scenes of German local houses, Berliner Mauer, BMW, and Daimler Chrysler Mercedes.
France part always identically refers to Eiffel Tower. I have visited real Eiffel in Paris, another Eiffel in BNS (Batu Night Spectacular), another Eiffel in Pakuwon Supermall Surabaya. So this one is the fourth Eiffel to me.
The Great Britain or UK Zone is full of flags of England. Even you can have pictures with Queen Elizabeth like I did :P.
Hollywood is the last part of Museum Angkut. Movie scenes and posters were displayed on wall.
What is lacking in this place is place for eating and drinking. I suggested that you eat first before visiting this museum, or otherwise you are going to starving. The place is quite nice and fun, but it is better to visit during normal season, where there are not so many visitors. Afterall, it was good to visit with your lovely family 🙂