Traditional sports in Indonesia
include bull races, bullfights, rowing, and unique
ram fights, all of which are held as part of special
Silat, a martial art, can be
performed as a dance or an exercise and is
comparable to Karate or Kung Fu. However, the most
popular sports in Indonesia are soccer, badminton,
and table tennis. Golf is becoming more and more
popular and a number of excellent golf courses can
be found across the archipelago.
Most major hotels have their own
tennis and squash courts, swimming pools, health
clubs and those at seaside resorts provide equipment
for sailing, surfing, scuba diving and windsurfing.
There are also a growing number of dive shops, which
provide necessary equipment and professional
Jakarta and its surrounding areas
have over thirty golf courses to choose from. In the
center of town the Senayan sports a stadium is a
good venue for sports with complete facilities for
most ports like tennis, baseball, swimming,
badminton, jogging and many more. Swimming pools,
health and fitness centers are available at sports
clubs and major hotels. Near the mountain pass are
of puncak, visitors can enjoy more adventurous
activities like paragliding, horseback riding, and
white water rafting.
Jakarta's main roads from Jalan
Sudirman in the south all the way north to Monas are
closed to traffic and open for leisure sports
activities early every Sunday morning.