Shopping is never a big deal for those living in the Karawaci area. For those who find comfort in handpicking fresh ingredients from traditional markets, they’ve got Pasar Kelapa Dua and Pasar Modern Gading Serpong, both reachable by car in five minutes. As already mentioned, shopaholics can look forward to sprees Lippo Supermal Karawaci, Summarecon Mall Serpong, Mall @Alam Sutera, and Living World at Alam Sutera.
Restaurant and Bars:
Karawaci is a culinary heaven for college students looking for budget meals and casual diners who simply want to enjoy good food. Aside from the obvious premium picks at Supermal Karawaci, other spots like the Benton Junction and MaxxBoxx Lippo Village also house Tangerang’s culinary hidden gems. People who find comfort among street food vendors can indulge themselves with various dishes from all over the country.
Karawaci is home to institutes of higher education (mostly private). Notable ones include Universitas Pelita Harapan, Universitas Bina Nusantara, and Gunadarma. Others include the Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Surya University, Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Cendekia, and Islamic Village’s very own Sekolah Tinggi Ekonomi Syariah Islamic Village. Families with school-age children should find no trouble selecting schools as most of them are established by various prestigious religious institutions and include levels from preschool up to high school. Among them are Islamic Village schools, Pelita Harapan International. Dian Harapan Lippo Village, Al-Azhar Bumi Serpong Damai, and Atisa Dipamkara.
While The Medina is all about conservative Islamic values, it’s no secret that Lippo Karawaci and Gading Serpong are widely known for their nightlife. Consider a night out of bar-hopping with friends if you’re into dance clubs or simply wanting to enjoy cold drinks while listening to live music.
Transjakarta buses pass daily through Karawaci. Other modes of transportation include angkot and online taxis (in motorcycle and car form).