The area of Menteng  
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Menteng is now under the administration of Kecamatan Menteng government under the municipality of Central Jakarta or Jakarta Pusat. The location is close to Gambir train station, adjacent to Cikini area to the north east. Some main roads that pass through Menteng area are Jalan Cokroaminoto, Jalan Teuku Umar, Jalan Dr. Sam Ratulangi, and some smaller roads that lead to inner part of the area.

Jalan Jaksa Menteng

Just north of Menteng is the area of ever well known cheap assemblage of hotels at the area of Jalan Jaksa, a complex of hotels and food outlets between jalan Kebon Sirih Raya at the north, Jalan Haji Agus Salim at the west and Jalan Wahid Hasyim at the south east. At the south end of jalan Cokroaminoto and jalan Teuku Umar runs parallel jalan Sutan Syahrir and Jalan Prof Moh. Yamin which western end is the place of one famous shopping center of Plaza Indonesia, just adjacent with Grand Hyatt Hotel across Jalan Thamrin.

Due to its location which is close to the central area of government offices of Indonesia and various diplomatic offices, Menteng area has become an exclusive residential real estate. At the beginning the area was designed by Dutch colonial government as town park in 1920. This beautiful setting is still can be enjoyed until today with typical boulevard shadowed by old trees, and the situ Lembang park. Situ Lembang lake, which is real that there is exist in the area of Menteng. The lake now become a place for recreation, where one can find various type of food with retreat places to enjoy the lunch or drink.

Recreation Area of Menteng

The biggest number of people use the advantage of this exclusive area are office workers and their compartments and those who really want to try the atmosphere of Menteng. In the afternoon bulk number of cars are fund to park near the site of Situ Lembang to drop their passengers enjoying lunch at various retreats where dozens of food and juice vendors silently waiting the for them. It will be a unique experience to dine in this park with specific food not to forget what is called nasi gila or crazy rice, a blend of fried rice with slices of chicken, sausages and eggs with tasty recipes.

Due to its popularity of this park the main traffic current from Menteng to center of Central Jakarta has become an awful crowded and depressing during de heavy hours. During this hours depart and return from office and home. It will be certainly worsening of road infrastructure is not changed or augmented or more extremely the mode of transport be altered.

One more the most famous place of Menteng is Jalan Surabaya which has long been popular sight seeing stop for foreign travelers visiting Jakarta. That is the Flea Market offers wood carvings, furniture, jewelry, batiks, and oddities such as old typewriter, and made antiques. To buy goods in this flea market one need to bargain hard, as the prices might soared up during the negotiation. Area of Menteng offers good budget hotels which is adjacent with Cikini area also offers same budget accommodation.

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