One of the closest malls in this area is the Cilandak Town Square. This mall is filled with so many restaurants and cozy cafes. It’s a perfect place for those who are just looking for a comfortable hang out place with friends and family. For those looking for a bigger mall with more luxurious shopping options, the Pondok Indah Mall is also located not far from the residence. Here you can find lots of high-end boutiques, a range of different cuisines, and it’s even interconnected with public transportation to make it easier for people to come.
Restaurant and Bars
If you’re craving for some local delicacies, the Ampera Garden Food Festival is a big outdoor food court that offers a range of Indonesian food from nasi goreng to ayam goreng kremes. Even if you’re not looking for local food, this food court also offers Japanese, Korean, and Chinese cuisines. It's open every day from 9 am to 11 pm and it's a great place for you to spend time with your family and friends.
Furthermore, this area is also full of coffee houses for all you caffeine lovers out there. You can try a cafe with a more modern design like Gordi HQ or try house-roasted coffee at Gerilya coffee and Roastery. The endless number of options allow you to try a new cafe every single day for a whole week or two!
For bars, we recommend Satu Lagi Bar if you’re looking for somewhere to hang out with a live acoustic band playing in the background. The perks of living in Cilandak is that you’ll also be near lots of cool and trendy places in Kemang. With that being said, Beer Garden Kemang is an excellent choice for a Friday night out with friends. There are good food, lovely ambiance, and so many choices of beer to choose from.
For those looking to party, there’s a popular nightclub called Jenja Jakarta that is loved by many. It has great vibes and awesome service. Overcrowding rarely happens, and the music is up to par. Don’t worry about sitting in traffic to go here, because this club is only a 4-minute drive.
Whether you need to commute to work or plan on meeting a friend at the mall, transportation is easily accessible for you. There are two MRT stations nearby; the Fatmawati MRT station located 3 minutes away, and the Lebak Bulus MRT station located 7 minutes from the residence. Online taxis such as Grab or GoCar is also available at just a click of an app away. If you have a personal car, the Pondok Pinang toll gate is just a 1-minute drive.