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LAPANGAN BANTENG JAKARTA

Lapangan Banteng is located at the North East of Monas or Monument Nasional which is only separated by Mesjid Istiqlal, bordered by Jalan Post at the north, and Jalan Gedung Kesenian at the east and Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan on the south, and Borobudur Intercontinental Hotel. Lapangan Merdeka or Merdeka Square which is located between Monas and Lapangan Banteng was built by the Dutch in 19th century with the name Weltervreden still preserves the best colonial architecture. At the corner of Lapangan Banteng near lapangan Merdeka is a cathedral of Catholic which was built in 1901 as a change of earlier cathedral. The cathedral is facing the biggest mosque in Asia the Istiqlal Mosque which was built during the era of Indonesia first president, Soekarno. This mosque is the symbol of religious enthusiasm in the modern time when most of the advance countries already shifted into human ethic philosophy or at least there is no construction such a magnificent building for religious purposes anymore.

To the east of Lapangan Banteng are the building of Mahkamah Agung, the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Finance which architecture are of Dutch colonial, and is said that this complex was built by governor Daendles in 1809s as the center of Dutch colonial government. During the era of this governor was the biggest project of 1000 kms road over Java was constructed under voluntarily work from Anyer, West Java to Penarukan village in East Java.

At the south of Lapangan Banteng is Pejambon street where the Gedung Pancasila is found a neoclassic architecture build in 1830 as the residence of Dutch army commander. This building was later used as the meeting hall by the people representative called volkstraad. This building is also the historic place of the process of the birth of Pancasila, the basic foundation of Indonesian constitution philosophy. Soekarno delivered the famous speech on Pancasila in July 1945 in this building and henceforth the name of the building as Gedung Pancasila. Further west from Gedung Pancasila is the Emmanuel Church which was built in 1893 with the style of classic architecture.

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National Museum One of the biggest and most complete exhibition of human history from prehistory up to the classical period. This museum is the most frequented place by students and reserachers. Indonesia presents rich human historical facts which can be used to reconstruct the culture of south east asia and even further to the influence giving countries such as China, India and Arabia.
National Monument is a tower more then 100 meters in the center of Jakarta city as the mark of Indonesian independence and the appointment of Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia. One can ascend up the tower and watch the city's beautiful panorama.
The Pekan Raya Jakarta known as Jakarta Fair or Jakarta International Expo is one of the biggest fair ground in South East Asia built to boost the business life of Indonesia and regionally the countries of south east Asia. The organization of exhibition is held regularly for various line of products from traditional to modern hi-tec products that can be produced at the decades. The location of the Jakarta International Expo as the regular place of Jakarta Fair orPekan Raya Jakarta is at South Jakarta near
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or in English is Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature, located on south east of Jakarta. This park is one of the mark of the city offering selected arts from all over Indonesian regions from architecture, dances, and musics and culinary. Some of them offer daily cultural attractions to the visitors during certain hours. Special modern recreations are also available and is very cheering for the chldren.
Tanjung Priok Sea Port Tanjung Priok is one of the biggest seaport in Indonesia belong to Jakarta Spceial Province. Among the biggest sea port of Indonesia developped since 17th century are Tanjung Perak - Surabaya, Belawan - North Sumatra, and Soekarno - Hatta Sea port in Makassar, south Sulawesi. The traffic of goods from various areas of Indonesia are concentrated at those 3 ports to be forwarded to outside Indonesia, and as on entry.
Jakarta Convention Center Jakarta Convention Center is one of Jakartas land mark on conference, exhibition and meeting business with international standard. Located at Jalan Gatot Subroto in the center of Jakarta city, quipped with the latest audio visual for the full function of business promotion and transaction. Some short information on Jakarta Convention Center are available, see list of interesting places