Rimar Andhika, Jakarta – Jakarta thrill seekers can now pump up their adrenaline while eating dinner thanks to the opening of a new crane-lifted restaurant in the Mangkuluhur City development complex on Jl. Gatot Subroto, Semanggi, South Jakarta.
The restaurant, which had its soft opening on Sunday, is the first of its kind in Indonesia. The restaurant's specific lounge design has only been used in Malaysia and prior to that, Belgium where its creator, novelty restaurant service Dinner in The Sky, was founded.
The lounge consists of a center platform connecting eight tables with four seats each suspended above the ground. The platform along with the diners, who are secured by harnesses to their seats, are lifted by crane to a maximum of 45 to 50 meters, depending on weather conditions.
Lounge in the Sky offers three packages for diners to choose from, with a price range starting from Rp 1.6 million (US$111.41) up to Rp 3.7 million. Partnering with BOCA RICA, Tapas Bar & Lounge the restaurant serves a four- to five-course meal during the one-hour slot on the flying platform.
Those interested in taking part in the experience must be above the age of 17, have a minimum height of 145 centimeters and weigh no more than 150 kilograms, according to the restaurant's website. The dining experience is divided into three sessions between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., available from Monday to Sunday.
Dinner in The Sky, founded in 2006, has provided similar experiences in more than 60 countries, including those such as Concert in the Sky, Movie in the Sky, Santa in the Sky and even Marriage in the Sky.
The experience should be safe according to Lounge in the Sky as "all concepts are designed according to German standard DIN 4112. The table is built in Belgium and all drawings, calculations and simulations are tested by TUV Rhineland, a global provider of technical, safety and certification services".