Setu Babakan or Small Lake Babakan (Setu or Situ means Small Lake) is located in Srengseng Sawah, Sub-district of Jagakarsa, Municipality of South Jakarta, Indonesia near Depok or around 5 kilometers southeast of Ragunan Zoo at the center of the Betawi Cultural Village, a site considered part of the cultural heritage of Jakarta, which is devoted to the preservation of the indigenous Betawi culture. The location of the Betawi Cultural Village is replacement of the previous Condet (Betawi) Cultural Village which is eroded by the time.
The Situ Babakan Lake has an area of 32 hectares (79 ac) in which the water flows in from the Ciliwung River and currently is used for fish farming by the Betawi people who live in the vicinity of the lake.
There are more than 100 floating net cages placed in the lake to breed different kinds of fish, including carp, tilapia, and several species of ornamental fish. The lake is a place for aquatic recreational activities, such as rafting, and fishing. The garden surrounding the lake is cultivated with fruit plants, such as banana, coconut, and guava.
The Betawi (Orang Betawi, or "people of Batavia"; also called "Betokaw" in Betawi slang) are the descendants of the people living around Batavia (the colonial name for Jakarta) from around the 17th century. The Betawis are mostly descended from Southeast Asian ethnic groups such as Malay, Sundanese, Javanese, Balinese, Minang, Bugis, Makassar, Ambonese, mixed with foreign ethnic groups such as Mardijker, Portuguese, Dutch, Arab, Chinese and Indian brought to or attracted to Batavia to meet labour needs, including people from Indonesia. They have a culture and language distinct from the surrounding Sundanese and Javanese. The Betawis are known for their music, traditions and food as well as being overtly Islamic, egalitarian, short tempered, direct and open to others.