One of the greatest perks of living in the heart of South Jakarta is that you have an array of striking shopping centers to choose from. With a 10-minute car ride, you can visit Grand Indonesia. This mall is one of the biggest malls in Jakarta, aimed to be a one-stop shop for all your needs. There are various international department stores, high street brands such as H&M and Zara, restaurants serving scrumptious International cuisines, and an ultramodern theatre showing International and Local movies in 2D,3D,4D and IMAX!
If you are looking to treat yourself after a long week, head on over to Plaza Indonesia which is a 1-minute walk from Grand Indonesia. Here you can splurge in accessories from high-end luxury fashion houses such as. Both of these malls have Grocery stores selling a diversity of imported products. There is a Ranch Market in Grand Indonesia and FoodHall in Plaza Indonesia.
Restaurants & Bars
Due to the increasing population of expats in South Jakarta, International cuisines are readily available. Vegetarian-friendly European dishes are served in La Brasserie which is one of the best restaurants in Jakarta. However, if you are looking for some delightful Indian cuisine, Ganesha Ek Sanskriti is just a few minutes away. The best way to explore a culture is through your taste buds, if you are feeling adventurous there are numerous Indonesian restaurants available nearby the residence. Lara Djorrang is a definite recommendation. This restaurant serves authentic Indonesian cuisine in a museum-like setting. A great way to indulge in Indonesian history and Indonesian cuisine!
South Jakarta is buzzing with nightlife with upscale and extravagant bars emerging at every corner of the street. Basque is the number 1 expat bar in Jakarta. As an expat, you are very likely to find a community there! Hause rooftop is becoming a popular bar/restaurant as it is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta yet so close to Sudirman Residences. If these bars are not enough, there are more authentic bars such as Loewy and Bauhaus which are a bit far but surely worth the time!
Sudirman has clean sidewalks in order to promote exploring on foot. However, if you are going 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 Rp.26,000-Rp.30,000 ($1.82-$2.10) you can reach the offices in the central business district in no time.