Setu Babakan is located on Jalan Babakan Kelurahan, Srengseng Sawah, Sub-district of Jagakarsa, Municipality of South Jakarta, Indonesia near Depok. The 32 hectare lake is surrounded by the Betawi Cultural Village, which is an area devoted to the preservation of the indigenous Betawi culture.
Due to us visiting during Ramadhan when most of Jakarta is shut down for the month of August, we arrived to find the site pretty much deserted apart from the fisherman and local children that live in the vicinity of the lake. It was still a lovely place to visit, quiet during this time and appearing worlds away from the hectic streets and traffic of Jakarta.
It would be a great place to visit after Ramadhan, with traditional dancing shows, food stalls and paddle boats to go around the river and see the net cages placed in the lake to breed different kinds of fish including carp and ornamental fish.