A lot of well-known shopping malls such as Pacific Place, Plaza Indonesia, and Grand Indonesia are located just 15 minutes away from La Vie. These malls contain a lot of high-end fashion boutiques for those wanting to splurge. The restaurants here are also on the fancier side, which means they are perfect for business lunches or dinners dates. If you’re looking for a mall with more affordable options, go with Grand Indonesia. They have so many clothing outlets and restaurants in a variety of price ranges. All these malls are equipped with the usual cinemas, sports outlets, coffee houses, etc.
If you want to go somewhere a little closer, Kuningan City Mall is just a 4-minute drive. In the mood to walk and bask in Jakarta’s glorious weather? Don’t worry, you’ll be able to reach this mall in 13 minutes on foot. This mall is just as complete as the malls mentioned above, but there aren’t many luxurious boutiques here. It’s a great place to hang out with your friends and family on the weekend.
Restaurants and Bars
Setiabudi One and Plaza Festival are two malls that are filled to the brim with restaurants. They offer a vast variety of food selections and cuisines which you can choose from. These are popular spots to hang out and have casual lunch or dinner with friends. The best part about these two malls: they’re just a 1-minute drive or a 4-minute walk from the residence.
If you’re looking for more upscale restaurants in the Kuningan area, you can try Loewy. Loewy is a classic bistro with a 1940s Parisian/New York interior that serves contemporary European cuisines located in Oakwood Premier Cozmo building. It has a super cozy ambiance that is perfect for hang-outs with friends or colleagues. If you still want to step it up a bit, try any of the restaurants located in nearby hotels like the Sailendra Restaurant at the JW Marriott Hotel or Lobo at the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta. They both offer luxurious European and Asian cuisines.
For bars, both locals and ex-pats recommend McGettigan’s Jakarta at Menara BTPN. They offer a range of creative cocktails and craft beer. It’s a great place to enjoy drinks and food with colleagues after work. If you’re looking for an intimate bar, go check out J. Sparrow’s Bar & Grill located at Noble House Kuningan. They have a stylish interior, excellent fresh seafood, and an impressive expansive bar.
Nightlife is endless in the South Jakarta area. Some of the more popular clubs are Blowfish and Dragonfly. You can go give these two a try if you’re looking to party and have fun. They offer a vibrant atmosphere, crafty cocktails, and great music to dance to.
There are a variety of ways to get around South Jakarta such as public busses, MRTs, online taxis, regular taxis, etc. Commuting time is minimal because of how close the business district is to the area. It’s also pretty safe to walk around due to the additional security from the surrounding embassies.