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The sub-district of Menteng is located within Central Jakarta, an administrative municipality of the Capital City of Indonesia. The tourists who happen to visit Menteng are surprised to see well-lit, wide boulevards lined with trees as well as grand fountains and fine dining establishments within the special residential zone that is home to diplomats and top celebs of Indonesia.
The Selamat Datang or Welcome Monument is a prominent landmark of Menteng that is thronged by the hip and happening crowd who enjoy the classical music concerts and art exhibitions taking place frequently.
Menteng is most famous for its planned urban residential area founded in 1912 when Indonesia was ruled by the Dutch. With access to all parts of the city and provision for numerous amenities, it has grown over the years to become one of the most upscale and expensive neighbourhoods. Also known as the Beverly Hills of Indonesia, it has the Ex-President Suharto residing here. Even more intriguing is the fact that Barack Obama, the former President of USA had spent his formative areas in this neighbourhood.
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