Central Jakarta District

Central Jakarta District

Public spaces in the heart of Jakarta, with historical or characteristic spots that give the city an important part of its identity.

Artworks are located at:
– Taman Menteng
– Police Post across Cikini Post Office
– Taman Ismail Marzuki’s front court

  •  

National Awakening Museum (STOVIA)

National Awakening Museum (STOVIA)

Originally the building of STOVIA, School tot Opleiding van Inlandsche Artsen, or school for the training of native physicians. Producing a generation of youth who would later participate in disseminating ideas about nationhood and independence from colonialism.

How to get here:

  • Bus
    Use TransJakarta and take line 2 (Harmoni Central – Pulogadung), get down at Kwitang Bus Stop or RSPAD Bus Stop, and walk to the museum (± 10 minutes). You can also TransJakarta line 2A (Rawa Buaya – Pulogadung), get down at the same bus stops and walk to the museum.
  • Train
    Use Commuter Line. From Bekasi line, get down at Gondangdia Station and use online transportation (Gojek/Grab) or walk to the museum (± 18 minutes).

National Museum

National Museum

A museum with an origin since 1778, an embodiment of the Enlightenment spirit that adapts to the times. It has collections encompassing artifacts of history, archaeology, anthropology, and geography, and has a strategic role in the nation-building narrative of Indonesia.

How to get here:

  • Bus
    Use TransJakarta, take line 1 (Blok M – Kota), or 1A (PIK – Balai Kota), or 5A (Kampung Melayu – Grogol), or 6A and 6B (Monas – Ragunan), or 9B (Pinang Ranti – Kota). Get down at Monas Bus Stop. Cross the street to get to the museum.
  • Train 
    Use Commuter Line. From Bogor line, get down at Juanda Station and use TransJakarta line 2A (Pulogadung – Harmoni Central). Get down at Monas Bus Stop and cross the street to get to the museum. From Serpong line, get down at Tanah Abang Station and walk to the museum (± 15 minutes).