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 6-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 Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Gucci.
Due to the increasing population of ex-pats in South Jakarta, International cuisines are readily available. If you are craving a hot bowl of pho, Saigon Delights is a wonderful restaurant serving authentic and affordable Vietnamese food. Delightful Indian cuisine is served at Ganesha Ek Sankriti which is only a 9-minute car ride away from Sudirman Residences. If you are willing to explore the fantastic cuisine Indonesia has to offer, there is an endless amount of options available. From street food to Indonesian restaurants in malls and hotels, you are definitely going to find your favorite Indonesian dish. Flokq recommends Tesate and Lara Djorrang for an amazing Indonesian restaurant experience!
Nightlife & Bars
South Jakarta is buzzing with nightlife with bars emerging at every corner of the street. Basque is the number 1 ex-pat bar in Jakarta. As an ex-pat, 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.
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.