GREATER SOUTH JAKARTA

South Jakarta is generally considered to contain Jakarta’s more affluent suburban neighborhoods and the majority of the capital’s expat residents, especially in the hip and happening area of Kemang. The Pondok Indah neighborhood is another area known for its high-income residents and palatial mansions. Other notable areas of South Jakarta include the commercial center of Blok M, which also contains the “Little Tokyo” area of Melawai, as well as Senopati, which has become one of Jakarta’s best-known neighborhoods for cool new restaurants and nightlife establishments. The other subdistricts of South Jakarta include Cilandak, Jagakarsa, Kebayoran Lama, Pancoran, Pasar Minggu, Pesanggrahan and Tebet.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Greater South Jakarta
Gambir to stop serving long-haul trains in 2021 as Manggarai set to take over as Jakarta’s railway hub

Gambir to stop serving long-haul trains in 2021 as Manggarai set to take over as Jakarta’s railway hub

Manggarai train station in South Jakarta is currently being developed into Jakarta’s central station, which will see it take train traffic away from Central Jakarta’s Gambir.

Wo Ai Mie: New ‘mie ayam’ spot spices up Cipete area with Chinese-style noodle bowls and bites

Wo Ai Mie: New ‘mie ayam’ spot spices up Cipete area with Chinese-style noodle bowls and bites

We went to the cleverly named ‘mie ayam’ spot to find out if we could fall in love with their noodles

Bali’s ‘Gelato Secrets’ expands with two new shops in South Jakarta, specializing in all-natural, locally-sourced products

Bali’s ‘Gelato Secrets’ expands with two new shops in South Jakarta, specializing in all-natural, locally-sourced products

At Gelato Secrets’ newly opened SCBD store, we tried most, if not all, of the 24 flavors available at the display counter. Spoiler alert: They’re damn good.

Jakarta sanitation workers find ‘thousands’ of used condoms clogging up drains around Mega Kuningan

Jakarta sanitation workers find ‘thousands’ of used condoms clogging up drains around Mega Kuningan

So, flushing used condoms down the toilet is apparently a big problem in Jakarta. Sanitation workers in the capital found thousands of the prophylactic rubbers — along with...

No plastics, please: Inside Naked Inc., Jakarta’s newest zero-waste store

No plastics, please: Inside Naked Inc., Jakarta’s newest zero-waste store

We went to a new zero-waste store in Kemang area to try our hands at eco-conscious grocery shopping

Bengkulu man jumps from 3rd floor of Pondok Indah Mall in apparent suicide

Bengkulu man jumps from 3rd floor of Pondok Indah Mall in apparent suicide

A 40-year-old man, identified by his initials APH from the province of Bengkulu, jumped to his eventual death from the third floor of Pondok Indah Mall (PIM) 2 — one of South...

Mother of alleged JIS child abuse victim sues teachers and 5 janitors IDR1.7 trillion in new civil lawsuit

Mother of alleged JIS child abuse victim sues teachers and 5 janitors IDR1.7 trillion in new civil lawsuit

The alleged child sexual abuse case at the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS, formerly Jakarta International School) has entered a new chapter after the mother of one of the three...

5 Gourmet ‘mie ayam’ spots in South Jakarta that are actually worth the extra $$

5 Gourmet ‘mie ayam’ spots in South Jakarta that are actually worth the extra $$

Our recommendations for pricey (but so good) mie ayam spots throughout South Jakarta.

Motorcycle taxi drivers smash Grab office window in Jakarta as protest turns violent (Video)

Motorcycle taxi drivers smash Grab office window in Jakarta as protest turns violent (Video)

Tensions have been bubbling between motorcycle taxi drivers (or ojek as they are known in Indonesia) and the ride-hailing apps they work for in recent weeks, with one particular...

Cell phone thieves who targeted Kemang and Setiabudi bars since May arrested

Cell phone thieves who targeted Kemang and Setiabudi bars since May arrested

The neighborhoods of Kemang and Setiabudi in South Jakarta are home to some of the capital’s best bars and restaurants, but the police say distracted patrons at those...