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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Blast at Monas injures 2 military personnel, police say smoke grenade exploded

Blast at Monas injures 2 military personnel, police say smoke grenade exploded

A smoke grenade exploded at Monas (National Monument) this morning, police said, injuring two military personnel.

2 e-scooter riders killed after getting hit from behind by car in Jakarta, police say driver was under influence of alcohol

2 e-scooter riders killed after getting hit from behind by car in Jakarta, police say driver was under influence of alcohol

Two e-scooter riders were killed in a collision with a car in Jakarta, in what has become the first fatal incident involving the increasingly controversial electric vehicles.

Jakarta gov’t warns public against using electric scooters on pedestrian bridge after photos of damages go viral

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Police on hunt for Jakarta man seen eating cat in viral video

Police on hunt for Jakarta man seen eating cat in viral video

Police in the Kemayoran subdistrict of Central Jakarta say they’re investigating a viral video depicting a man eating what looks to be the carcass of a freshly-killed cat.

Caught in 60 seconds: Police say new traffic cameras in Jakarta snapped motorists at a rate of at least 100 per minute

Caught in 60 seconds: Police say new traffic cameras in Jakarta snapped motorists at a rate of at least 100 per minute

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PA 212 says around 100,000 will come out to protest at Constitutional Court next Friday

PA 212 says around 100,000 will come out to protest at Constitutional Court next Friday

Almost all of the recent drama surrounding the election lawsuit by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has taken place within the walls of the Constitutional Court (MK)...

Hail-a-rickshaw: Grab Indonesia launches GrabBajay 3-wheel taxi service

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Lauv cancels Jakarta concert, planned for Friday, due to post-election security concerns

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

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

One civilian was killed and at least 17 injured during rioting in the Central Jakarta district of Tanah Abang that began yesterday evening and has carried on into this morning.