: South Jakarta : :
Bordering Central Jakarta along Jl. Sudirman, South Jakarta is home
to the city's Central Business District aka CBD or Golden Triangle.
These widely used terms describe an area which is clearly defined
by the city's 3 busiest thoroughfares - Jl. Rasuna Said, Jl. Gatot
Subroto and Jl. Sudirman. It is within these boundaries that the
majority of Jakarta’s skyscrapers, five star hotels, banking institutions
and luxury apartments are located. Easily the city's 'fast track'
this area boasts numerous upscale cafes, wine bars, ethnic restaurants
and pubs - making it home to 'power lunches' as well as trendy places
to just 'chill' after a hard day's work.
South Jakarta is also home to Blok M shopping area as well as the
exclusive and expat dominated residential areas of Pondok Indah
and Kemang. Blok M’s most prominent place of business is the Pasaraya
Grande Mega Department Store. The street markets in this area are
fascinating to wander through on your way to the air conditioned
comfort of Pasaraya Grande. Both Pondok Indah and Kemang boast numerous
fine dining establishments and some shopping centres. Kemang is
the more reasonably priced area as far as housing is concerned and
is the scene of a very comfortable “lifestyle”. On weekends this
previously quiet residential area is particularly lively. Pondok
Indah is the home to many of the truly rich of Jakarta and being
an 'expat enclave' many of Jakarta’s International Schools and Pondok
Indah Mall are located in this area. FYI, in order to remain objective,
hotels are listed in alphabetical order. We don't favor any hotel
for any reason.