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About the Central Jakarta District

The Central Jakarta District in Jakarta, Indonesia is the political and administrative centre of Indonesia. Though Central Jakarta occupies the smallest area compared to the other four districts that make up Jakarta, it has a large number of branded hotel chains, shopping, and impressive landmarks.

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A well-known landmark in Central Jakarta District is the Arjuna Wijaya. It depicts the mythical Hindu Gods, Arjuna and Krishna, astride a horse chariot from the Mahabharata epic. You might also want to visit the National Monument. It has a solid gold shaped flame at the top of the obelisk created to commemorate Indonesia’s Independence Day.

Museums in Central Jakarta District include the National Museum showcasing the rich history of Indonesia from the Hindu Era, Dutch colonization, and Indonesia's independence. The Proclamation Museum is located in the spot where officials signed the Declaration of Independence.

Restaurants and Bars

Central Jakarta District is rich in typical authentic Indonesian cuisine and culinary dining experiences. A recommended restaurant is the Bengawan Solo Restaurant. It upholds the tradition of Indonesian culture. Their staff offers wayang puppets shows and popular traditional Indonesian food such as gado-gado and Ayam Bakar Taliwang.

Dapur Babah Elite Old style restaurant is set in the Peranakan area and complete with antiques and famous Peranakan cuisine such as Nasi Tjampoer. You can try it with chicken, pulled beef, sambal kentang, and crispy "peyek". Pondok Laguna serves the best curry fish head in Jakarta while Sate Padang Ajo Ramon serves the best sate in town with nasi ketupat and a peanut curry sauce.


Shopping in Central Jakarta District includes the main shopping malls of Senayan City and Grand Indonesia for branded and local boutique products. However, Surabaya Street is an unusual flea market famous for antiques and souvenirs. The Pasar Tanah Abang is a great place to shop for garments, textiles ,and souvenirs. This is a sprawling complex of more than 20,000 shops dealing in retail and wholesale selling.