GREATER CENTRAL JAKARTA

Although Central Jakarta is the smallest of Jakarta’s five cities, it is arguably the most iconic and important as it houses Istana Merdeka and other national government buildings as well as landmarks such as the National Monument, Istiqlal Mosque and the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout. Some of Jakarta’s most affluent shopping centers, including Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia, can be found in Central Jakarta, as well as luxury hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental and The Grand Hyatt. Central Jakarta also contains the affluent neighborhood of Menteng, the trade center of Tanah Abang, and Kemayoran, which is home to the annual Jakarta Fair. Other subdistricts in Central Jakarta include Cempaka Putih, Johar Baru, Senen and Sawah Besar.
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Lauv cancels Jakarta concert, planned for Friday, due to post-election security concerns

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MRT Jakarta closes Bundaran HI station for the day amid fears of unrest

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One killed and others injured by gunfire during election riot in Jakarta, police claim no live ammo used

One killed and others injured by gunfire during election riot in Jakarta, police claim no live ammo used

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TransJakarta bus bursts into flames while on the road in Central Jakarta, no casualties

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Man sics pitbull on security guard for telling him to keep dog on a leash, might get pet back

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10 million vs 40,000: Organizers and police differ yet again on attendance numbers at 212 Grand Reunion

10 million vs 40,000: Organizers and police differ yet again on attendance numbers at 212 Grand Reunion

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