Walking in Jakarta sometimes has some fun and joy. As my recent work at Jakarta Ring 1 Area, near Monas, I have been enjoying its well-built pedestrian. Park my car at IRTI (Monas Car Park), then have to cross Medan Merdeka Selatan. You have to park your car at IRTI because no parking is allowed at any offices in this street including American embassy. It has been designed quite well, that after walking out from car park, all you have to do is press a button in red-light traffic control to stop passing car to cross the street. Since this area is monitored by cops, cars and motorcycle will automatically stop when they see red light and walkers cross.
There is a transjakarta busway stop in front of the IRTI car park in case you want to continue to use bus. It is line 2 (Harmoni - Pulogadung). And hey, did I mention that its pedestrian is safe and confortable for a walk? It is 4 meters wide, surrounded by big trees that even in hottest season still don't make any sweat.
From this street, I went to Jakarta City Hall (Balaikota), a building for Jakarta Officers and also Governor's office. American Embassy also can be reached in 5 minutes walking distance.