Makutharama Puppet Studio
Makutharama Puppet Studio
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Lessons & WorkshopsTheater & Performances
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • ElenaSerg
    Athens, Greece129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful insight into the cultural tradition of Indonesia
    We visited Aldy's studio on a city tour and loved our experience. Aldy walked us through the process of making shadow puppets and then was kind enough to do a mini shadow puppet show right there in his studio. This is a fantastic experience for anyone who wishes to connect with the local culture and tradition.
    Visited October 2022
    Written August 15, 2023
  • yogini53
    New Delhi, India12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit in Jakarta!
    Today we visited Makutharama Puppet Studio near the museum Wayang. Aldy, the owner, gave us a beautiful teaching on how the shadow puppets are made. And what an artist he is! This must be one of the few places where shadow puppets are still hand-made. At the end we were treated to a 10' shadow puppet show😀. Ireen & Marc
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • tara m
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected treasure
    We stopped here on a day tour or Jakarta. It was our last stop after being awake for 48hours so we were almost going to miss it. I am so glad we didn’t Aldy was so passionate about his craft and so generous with his time. He explains how he makes the different puppets and gives you a quick puppet show in return he asks for nothing (there is no pressure to buy anything). We were so tired on our first trip we decided to go back after a rest. Again we got to witness another puppet show and bought some beautiful puppets at a very good price. Thank you Aldy my family and I loved visiting your studio and we will treasure our puppets.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 15, 2023
  • Annette l'aventurière!
    Toronto, Canada51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Gem!!!
    A wonderful, interesting visit !! Gem, hidden on the second floor of a non descript building, a beautiful studio full of hand crafted treasures. Welcomed by the artist who generously shares his passion for indonesian puppeteering. Not to be missed
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 11, 2024
  • Valentina D
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful opportunity to discover Indonesian culture
    We went to this puppet studio right after visiting the Wayang museum thanks to a suggestion by a local tourist guide. We were quite skeptical in the beginning but once we entered the studio we changed our mind. The owner explained to us how he creates the puppets in detail… you can tell he’s very passionate about his job. We even had the opportunity to actually see the puppet show! Such a great insight into Indonesian culture, in English and for free. If you have the opportunity, you should definitely pay a visit, you won’t be disappointed ;)
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 26, 2024
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Hinzmann
Wiesbaden, Germany10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Outstanding experience- if you’re truly interested in the core Javanese culture this is the place to go! Aldy and his small family business show you everything from the handmade production of the puppets up to a short Wayang performance held by Aldy himself! You may buy beautiful new and antique puppets of all sizes, he will even ship them overseas. A must destination to visit in Jakarta!
Written April 23, 2023
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tara m
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We stopped here on a day tour or Jakarta. It was our last stop after being awake for 48hours so we were almost going to miss it. I am so glad we didn’t Aldy was so passionate about his craft and so generous with his time. He explains how he makes the different puppets and gives you a quick puppet show in return he asks for nothing (there is no pressure to buy anything). We were so tired on our first trip we decided to go back after a rest. Again we got to witness another puppet show and bought some beautiful puppets at a very good price. Thank you Aldy my family and I loved visiting your studio and we will treasure our puppets.
Written December 16, 2023
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Ka1961
Newbury, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Went here yesterday as part of a city tour and had a really good visit. We were shown how much skill and work goes into every puppet and told a lot about the history and development of the shows. The puppeteer put on some small shows for us which highlighted the skills used to bring the puppets to life. The walls are adorned with puppets over 100 years old
Written June 16, 2023
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Lars Henrik G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The Makutharama Wayang Puppet Studio is a great cultural experience in Jakarta's old town district. We were all truly mesmerized by the sheer quality of Aldy's explanation of puppetering and the puppet construction process. This is truly a must see experience for anyone visiting Jakarta! Aldy is kind, caring, and a true showman!
Written June 18, 2023
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ElenaSerg
Athens, Greece129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We visited Aldy's studio on a city tour and loved our experience. Aldy walked us through the process of making shadow puppets and then was kind enough to do a mini shadow puppet show right there in his studio. This is a fantastic experience for anyone who wishes to connect with the local culture and tradition.
Written August 15, 2023
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yogini53
New Delhi, India12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples

Today we visited Makutharama Puppet Studio near the museum Wayang.

Aldy, the owner, gave us a beautiful teaching on how the shadow puppets are made. And what an artist he is! This must be one of the few places where shadow puppets are still hand-made.

At the end we were treated to a 10' shadow puppet show😀.

Ireen & Marc
Written August 26, 2023
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Annette l'aventurière!
Toronto, Canada51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A wonderful, interesting visit !!
Gem, hidden on the second floor of a non descript building, a beautiful studio full of hand crafted treasures. Welcomed by the artist who generously shares his passion for indonesian puppeteering. Not to be missed
Written January 11, 2024
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Saskia H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
We met Aldy on the street outside his puppet studio. He sat and spoke to us and invited us in to see his work. He was so passionate and talented and took so much care to explain everything to us. He even put on a show for us in his workroom! It was absolutely beautiful and an incredibly special experience for us on our first day in Jakarta. We will never forget it.
Thank you Aldy!
From Florence, Sassy, and Hattie :) x
Written June 26, 2022
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! I visited this place as part of a city tour and it was a very good stop. You learn a lot about the process of making puppets and its part in Javanese culture. I even got to see some puppets in action and bought some souvenirs in the end. Do visit!
Written April 24, 2023
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RFDG
Milan, Italy239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We got here by suggestion of our guide. We were ready for some cousin of a cousin of a cousin type of place where they take you around for a ride! Far from it. The owner is really nice, not pushy at all and has an incredible selection of old and new puppets, all made by him and his family. We ended up spending quite some time in his tiny studio but really enjoyed the conversation on Indonesia traditions. At the end we even got a show and it was great. I highly recommend this place. It is hidden away and difficult to find, but worth the search!
Written August 7, 2019
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