Officially known as Kota Tua, is a neighborhood comprising the original downtown area of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is also known as Oud Batavia (Dutch “Old Batavia”), Benedenstad Dutch “Lower City”, contrasting it with Weltevreden, de Bovenstad “Upper City”, or “Kota Lama”. It spans 1.3 square kilometres within North Jakarta and West Jakarta. The largely Chinese downtown area of Glodok is a part of Kota Tua.
The National Monument is a 132 m (433 ft) tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia. It is the national monument of the Republic of Indonesia, built to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Soekarno. Monas was opened to the public in 1975. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil.
This is Jakarta’s largest and most popular recreation park, more popularly known as “Ancol Dreamland”. The Ancol Dreamland has an extensive range of attractions that include a giant oceanarium Seaworld, a water park with artificial waves, a lagoon for fishing and boating, convention hall and hotels. The theme park, Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy World), with exciting rides such as the Tornado and Hysteria.
It is located near the Selamat Datang Monument. Grand Indonesia Shopping Town is spread over two main buildings, the West and East Mall, and is linked by a multi-level bridge. The shopping centre is spread over eight levels and is divided into three main districts, Specialty Zone, Main Zone and Crossroads of the World district.
WHERE TO EAT
Set in the heart of Sudirman Central Business District in the elegant shadows of Pacific Place Mall, the relaxed surroundings of Odysseia Restaurant, Bar and Lounge can be found. Follow the tuneful melodies and sounds of laughter and friendly conversation to our divine abode.
Bunga Rampai, Menteng
Experience Indonesian Fine Dining in this beautifully decorated restaurant which was once a Dutch colonial home. Enjoy exquisite flavors of Indonesia cooked into perfection at upscale setting, simply unforgettable.
Li Feng – Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Enjoy exquisite culinary delicacies beautifully presented with a surprising modern twist at Li Feng, our traditional Cantonese restaurant. Helmed by a talented culinary team, the tempting menu presents a scrumptious blend of traditional Cantonese dishes offered alongside creative contemporary renditions of classic favorites.
Enmaru – Altitude, Thamrin
Since the first store was opened on November 2006 in Japan, Enmaru ensure that the freshness of the product will become the top priority of the business. Each Enmaru fly’s seafood only from the world’s most famous and biggest fish market, Tsukiji in Tokyo. This is where the impeccable variety menu like sushi, sashimi, high grade Japanese wagyuand other food varieties start.