Water park to make splash in Serpong

Jakartans may soon be able to plunge into the fun at the Ocean Park Water Adventure in the Bumi Serpong Damai housing complex in Serpong, Tangerang.

The management of the water park, "Southeast Asia's largest", say it will open to the public by the end of the year.

The Rp 80 billion park, which is located on a 3.5-hectare property next to the German Center on Jl. Raya Serpong, can accommodate 4,000 visitors a day.

Dhony Rahajoe, the general manager of corporate communications at PT BSD, said the water park would be far larger than Sunway Lagoon in Hong Kong, Genting Highlands in Malaysia or Wild Wild Wet in Singapore.

He said the park was child-friendly as it included areas for all ages. "Visitors are in for an unforgettable experience," he told The Jakarta Post. They can set off an adventure to explore the wreck of a pirate ship or the 500-meter-long Caribbean River.

But the breathtaking Pacific wave pond, which can generate 1.5-meter-high waves, is the park's main attraction.

Dozens of families from Greater Jakarta visited the park during the Idul Fitri holiday.
However, they were turned away at the gates because it has yet to open.

Workers have been patiently explaining to irate fun-seekers the park is still under construction.
"I was misled by media reports that said the park would be open in time for the Idul Fitri holiday," Adam Muchlis, who took his family to the park from Rangkasbitung in Lebak regency, told the Post.

Source: www.thejakartapost.com