Menteng is an upscale district with easy accessibility to all parts of the sprawling metropolis. Aptly known as the Beverly Hills of Jakarta, the wide boulevards, tree-lined streets, well-manicured green spaces and elegant heritage architecture are unique characteristics
to this urban landscape.
EAT & DRINK
JALAN SABANG (18-min walk)
Also known as Jalan Agus Salim, this area will leave you spoilt for choice with a variety of cuisines from International restaurants to local street hawkers.
SARINAH DEPARTMENT STORE (19-min walk)
For creatives at heart, peek into Indonesia's window of best artworks and crafts between meals here.
AL JAZEERAH LOUNGE CIKINI (20-min walk)
Craving for some Middle Eastern cuisine? Visit Al Jazeerah Lounge Cikini to have a taste of pioneer Arabic food restaurants in Jakarta that has been around for almost 2 decades!
TJANANG ICE CREAM (20-min walk)
Live like a local by tasting the legendary ice cream that has been around since the 60s.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
TAMAN ISMAIL MARZUKI (9-min drive)
The Jakarta Arts Center Taman Ismail Marzuki, popularly known as Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) is an arts and culture center located on Jalan Cikini Raya 73, Central Jakarta. The TIM complex also houses the Jakarta Art Institute and the Jakarta Planetarium. Impressively, TIM has six modern theatres, a library, an exhibition hall, a gallery, and an archive building.
GALERIA NASIONAL (4-min drive)
The National Gallery of Indonesia is a state cultural institution or a museum of modern and contemporary art. It also serves as a venue for exhibitions and exhibitions of Indonesian and foreign art.
MONAS (5-min drive)
The National Monument or abbreviated as MONAS or Tugu Monas is a 132 meters (433 feet) high memorial monument located right in the middle of Medan Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta. MONAS was established to commemorate the resistance and struggle of the Indonesians in gaining independence from the colonial government of the Dutch Empire.
TAMAN LAPANGAN BANTENG (6-min drive)
This is a tourist spot that is crowded on both weekdays and on weekends. The park has many beautiful spots, ranging from flower gardens, fountains, and art statues, as well as footpaths that are often used as running tracks.
TAMAN PRASASTI MUSEUM (10-min drive)
Formerly a cemetery built by the Dutch Colonial government in 1795, as a final resting place for noble Dutchmen.
A mosque hidden amid tall apartments and office buildings wouldn’t be an odd sight to see in Indonesia. But throw in a boat and it is definitely one of the quirkiest scenes in the city. Inspired by the story of Noah’s Ark, this ‘ark’ was built alongside the Agung Al Munada Darussalam Baiturrahman Mosque in Casablanca, earning it the nickname ‘Masjid Perahu’ (or the ark mosque). The ark mosque also has 20 collections of ancient stones and a giant Qur’an.
A "Do You Know?" moment. Experience the destination like a local.
BEYOND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Strolling through the streets of Chinatown, visitors to the area can revel in the rich history encased in this city within a city. Follow a trail of historical buildings, ancient temples and traditional Chinese architecture.
KOTA TUA (old town)
Jakarta was once confined to this small area. Today, Kota Tua (or Jakarta’s Old Town) serves as a reminder of the centuries of Indonesian history dominated by Europeans.