Hotel Sofyan Betawi: Just a step to the Monumen Nasional

Hotel Sofyan Betawi, a three star hotel, is located on Jl. Cut Meutia No. 9, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. The hotel is located in a very strategic location with close proximity to the National Monument and close to the Gondangdia Station. In order to make all hotel guests feel comfortable, all rooms at Hotel Sofyan Betawi…

Metropole XXI: The Oldest Surviving Movie Theater in Jakarta

Bioskop Metropole XXI or Metropole XXI Cinema is located on Jl Pegangsaan No. 21, Menteng, Central Jakarta, it was built on August 11, 1949 and was completed in 1951. The inauguration of the cinema was attended by Rahmi Rachim, wife of Vice President Mohammad Hatta; Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, and Haji Agus Salim, to show the…

Gedung Perintis Kemerdekaan: The Silent Witness of Indonesia Development

Gedung Perintis Kemerdekaan or Independence Pioneers Building is located at Jl. Proklamasi No. 56, Menteng, Central Jakarta. Construction of the building is marked by the first swing hoe of the Pola Pembangunan Semesta (National Development Plan) proclaimed by President Soekarno on January 1, 1961. This building formerly called Gedung Pola Pembangunan Semesta and designed by…

Pintu Air Manggarai: Controlling Jakarta Flood

Pintu Air Manggarai or Manggarai Water Gate is located at the corner of Jl. Tambak, Menteng, Central Jakarta. Manggarai Water Gate was built to control the massive floods that sometimes happened in Jakarta. Floods and Jakarta are two things that are difficult to separate. Since flooding is one of the problems facing Jakarta for a…

Taman Situ Lembang: Oasis in the middle of Jakarta

Taman Situ Lembang or Situ Lembang Park is located at Jl. Lembang, Menteng, Central Jakarta. The park is located very close to the Suropati Park. Lembang Lake is an artificial lake built in conjunction with the construction of the houses in Menteng by the Dutch Indies Government. Situ Lembang Park as well as Suropati Park…

Taman Suropati: An Artsy Place to Relax

Taman Suropati or Suropati Park (originally named Burgemeester Bisschopplein) is the name of the park situated between three major roads namely Jl. Teuku Umar, Jl. Diponegoro, and Jl. Imam Bonjol, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. Initially the park name is taken from the name of the first Mayor (Burgemeester) of Batavia (now Jakarta), GJ Bisshop (1916-1920)….

Patung Pahlawan: Messenger of Indonesian Revolution

Patung Pahlawan (Statue of Hero) or locally known as Patung Petani (Peasent Statue) or Tugu Tani (Peasent Monument) located at Jl. Prapatan, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta. The statue was created by the famous Russian sculptor named Matvel Manizer and Otto Manizer. The statue was presented by the Soviet government to the Government of of Indonesia…

Cikini Station

Address: Jl. Cikini Raya, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat (see the map here) Entrance Gate: From Jl. Cikini Raya Number of Floor: 3 Number of Platform: 2 at level 3 Platform Note Platform 1 for CommuterLine heading to Jakarta Kota Platform 2 for CommuterLine heading to Manggarai/Bekasi/Depok/Bogor Basic Facilities: All the facilities are located at the 2nd…

Gondangdia Station

Address: Jl. Srikaya, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat (see the map here) Entrance Gate: 2, from Jl. Srikaya 1 and Jl. Srikaya 2 Number of Floor: 3 Number of Platform: 2 at level 3 Platform Note Platform 1 for CommuterLine heading to Jakarta Kota Platform 2 for CommuterLine heading to Manggarai/Bekasi/Depok/Bogor Basic Facilities: All the facilities are…