1. Kota Tua
Any history buffs out there must head to Kota Tua. This old-school precinct dates back to Dutch colonial times with a great museum that’s worth checking out if you’d like to learn more about the Dutch takeover.
Hipster alert! If you’re into man buns and eating your food out of weirdly shaped crockery, Panglima Polim will make you feel right at home. Hangout with the coolest of kids in the many alternative bars and restaurants that make up this trendy neighbourhood.
This region really should have its own dress code with some of the most stylish streets in all seventeen thousand islands. Fashionistas come to Kemang to get their fix in its many high-end fashion boutiques.
4. Jalan Benda
Jalan Benda could best be described as The Up and Coming Jakarta. Artist shared workspaces and galleries are slowly transforming this once derelict zone into the place to be.
If you were ever going to bump into the president of Indonesia it would be here. Menteng is home to the Indo rich and famous and caters accordingly with some fabulous restaurants and architecture.