Visiting for a day or week? Jakarta has a lot to offer. Tourist attractions, shopping and beaches, a killer nightlife and some of the best food in all of Indonesia. Fall in love with Jakarta, if only for a day.
Menteng is a sub-district within central Jakarta. It’s one of the most popular areas for tourists as most major attractions are located here such as The National Museum, Kunstrung Art Gallery and National Monument. Not to mention a variety of modern bars, restaurants and hotels.
To see the ‘real’ Menteng, stroll down the pedestrian road Pasar Baru, the home of Jakarta’s biggest market. The highlight of the Menteng area is Merdeka Square. Crossed by four diagonal streets which form an "X", the huge open square is the figurative centre of the city.
If you’re in need of a beach, one of the best-kept secrets is the Thousand Islands. Consisting of 128 small islands and located off the coast of the city in the Java Sea, the islands are still considered a part of the Jakarta municipality and are a popular weekend break away from the hustle and bustle the city.