One perk of living in the middle of the most upscale area of Jakarta is that you are surrounded by grand shopping centers. The choices are endless! Most of the malls in Jakarta have grocery stores packed with imported items, cinema, and other clothing stores. Within 10 minutes you can reach Lotte Avenue Mall and Kuningan City. These malls can be classified as a mid-upper class where you can find popular high street brands such as Topshop, H&M, Zara and much more! However, if you want a more luxurious experience, you can visit Grand Indonesia and Plaza Indonesia. They are directly opposite of each other and can be accessed within 15 minutes from the apartment. These malls carry a mixture of luxury fashion houses such as Hermes, Prada, and Gucci. If you are looking to purchase cheap and affordable electronics or clothing items, ITC Kuningan and Mall Ambassador might be a great choice!
Restaurants & Bars
As there is a big community of expats in and around Setiabudi Skygarden, there are an endless amount of cuisines that are easily available. From Chinese to Indian cuisine, the choices are endless! Juicy Wagyu steak is popular at Outback Steakhouse and if you are craving some Chinese DimSum, Imperial Dim Sum is a popular choice amongst the locals. However, if you are looking to try Indonesian cuisine, Sate Khas Senayan (Senayan Skewers) is known for the chicken skewers covered with peanut sauce. A great way to explore different Indonesian dishes is by visiting the Food Court located in most malls found around the area. Right across the apartment, you can walk to Setiabudi One. It is an affordable food court with a variety of cuisines. Some of the popular restaurants include - Dapur Sunda, Duck King, Burger King, etc.
There are numerous night clubs and bars at every other corner of the street in South Jakarta. Basque is a popular choice amongst expats here. It is a high-class restaurant by day and a trendy bar by night. However, if you are looking for more of an authentic experience, you can head onto Fable, Lucy in the Sky or Bauhaus.
There are clean sidewalks around the residence. However, if you are looking to go somewhere further, it is highly recommended to use a car as a primary method of transportation. With the increase in popularity of ride-sharing companies, going around town with mobile applications such as Grab or Gojek has been easier and affordable than ever. With a mere $1-$3, you can reach the offices in the central business district in no time!