Location: Jalan Kampung Bojong Menteng, Rawalumbu, Bekasi City 17117
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Finding tourist attractions in a big city is not easy. Metropolitan cities in Indonesia only offer artificial tourist objects such as malls, department stores, waterparks, and so forth.
Natural attractions such as lakes, forests and natural swamps are rarely found in these big cities.
Usually, to get a natural tourist attraction in a metropolitan city, you have to stop at the suburbs and almost enter another city next to it.
One example is the people of DKI Jakarta who want to have a natural tour, the closest location is in West Java because they are close and next to each other.
Usually, Jakartans if they are tired will visit the nearest tourist spot, namely the border between Jakarta and West Java.
Because it is close, it doesn’t take a long time and travel to do it. One of the cities near the border location is Bekasi (BKS).
Many say that Bekasi (BKS) is a metropolitan city that resembles Jakarta because there are many offices and factory areas where people work there.
However, the city with the zip code 17117 also has the advantage of its natural tourism because it still enters the West Java area.
West Java is also known for its beautiful natural charm, this has influenced Bekasi City (BKS) as well because it still has natural tourist attractions.
Although half of the natural attractions in Bekasi are artificial tourism, their beauty cannot be doubted, for example Lake Situ Gede.
The name Situ Gede lake is familiar to Bekasi people, has natural scenery as well as unique water tourism because it is shaped like a natural swamp.
Lake Situ Gede itself is formed from natural processes, half of which are then managed and repaired by the local government.
Not many people know about this natural tourist attraction in the form of this lake because it is still not well promoted and is less popular with artificial tourism in Bekasi City (BKS).
But that is where it is unique, because not many people know that its natural beauty is still intact.
It is not easy to find natural attractions around Bekasi considering that the area is also busy and busy like the city of Jakarta.
Situ Gede is an alternative to natural tourism for people who are tired of visiting big malls or modern tourist attractions in the metropolitan city itself.
Here is some complete information about Situ Gede which is located in Rawa Lumbu, Bekasi City (BKS) Postal code 17117.
Starting from the facilities provided, the price of the entrance ticket, the complete address, the exact location and location to the route or path that can be taken to visit the Situ Gede lake or swamp.
In the past, Situ Gede was a lake that was somewhat neglected so that it even resembled a dirty swamp.
The Bekasi City Government is still making plans to make Situ Gede a natural and natural tourism area, but until now it has not been fully implemented.
Although it is still not fully developed, there are facilities in the Situ Gede area in the form of natural fishing.
It is not very clear about what fish are in this lake, but some local residents often come to try the public fishing here.
Freshwater fish that usually inhabit swamp-like lakes like Situ Gede itself are usually tilapia, goldfish, pomfret fish, carp, snakehead fish, and catfish.
It is possible that some of these species inhabit the bottom of the Situ Gede lake, covering an area of almost more than 7 hectares.
Other facilities are also provided by renting a boat or simple raft to explore Situ Gede, while visitors can enjoy the green scenery around the area.
For some water rides in the future, it will be added considering the Bekasi City Government is still developing this area itself.
There are still not many tourist facilities provided in the area around Situ Gede lake, so the effect is less attractive and well-known.
Around the lake area, many simple places to eat are also found in the form of warteg, hawkers and snack food stalls.
Price of admission
One of the advantages of natural tourism in Indonesia, especially in Bekasi (BKS) is that it is cheap and does not spend too much.
Like Situ Gede in the Rawa Lumbu area, visitors will not be charged an entrance ticket because this place is still a public place.
But unfortunately, because of the low cost, the management of this area is still inadequate.
This can be seen from several piles of garbage in the area around the lake that are still visible. It is not uncommon for local residents to make one of the lake spots a disposal area.
Boat rental and fishing equipment are sometimes provided here depending on the number of visitors who come.
If only the Bekasi City Government could add several other additional facilities, then this tourist spot would not be a dump for local residents.
Situ Gede tourism object is located at the street address of Kampung Bojong Menteng, where the location is in Bojong Menteng Village and Rawalumbu District, Bekasi City.
The exact location is still rather remote in residential areas, but the local people know the standards very well.
Reportedly, the Bekasi City Government will build a facility for the arts and culture center area in Situ Gede, but until now this has not been realized.
Hopefully the government is willing to take care of the water area in Situ Gede Lake because it would be useless if the area is neglected just like that.
Route to Location
To get to the Situ Gede area in the Bekasi area, visitors will be able to find many public transportation to the Jalan Kampung Bojong Menteng area.
One of the public transportation that can be tried is the M56 angkot that operates from Kampung Rambutan to Kampung Bojong Menteng.
But use Google mapThis is also necessary because to find the Situ Gede location, you have to pass residential settlements and small alleys that are only accessible by motorbikes.
Apart from the remote location, this area is still beautiful and filled with trees and green grass.
One thing that is unfortunate is that a large pipe was still able to be found, which was thought to be an exhaust stream from a factory or production house.
This indicates that the Bekasi government itself is still not maximal in managing the cities, especially the Situ Gede lake area.