SELATAN / MAMPANG PRAPATAN

Located in the Mampang Prapatan Subdistrict of South Jakarta, Kemang is known as one of the capital’s most hip and happening neighborhoods, filled with dense clusters of commercial buildings including boutiques, cafes, bookstores, bars and clubs. It also known as one of the city’s largest expat enclaves, with a large number of foreigners living in the area and numerous speciality stores, supermarkets and restaurants catering to their global tastes. There are also several international schools within the area. Kemang was once the center of nightlife in South Jakarta, but in recent years the action has moved a bit farther north to Senopati and SCBD. Still, Kemang has enough watering holes in close proximity that bar hopping is certainly possible. Among the mainstays in the area are Eastern Promise, Fez  and Murphy’s, three pubs which enjoy a mix of cheerful expat and local customers. At the posher end of the nightlife spectrum, SHY Rooftop and the Queen’s Head are two spots where fashionable folks can regularly be spotted enjoying a tipple - though both tend to only really be lively on event nights. Club goers in Kemang tend to be of the younger ABG variety (ie in their late teens and early twenties). Kemang is notorious for its flooding as has been proven to be prone to high water levels even after short heavy rains. Commercial developments have caused the Krukut River, which runs through the area, to be severely narrowed in some sections. The government has discussed plans to tear down a large number of these building to aid in flood prevention efforts.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Selatan / Mampang Prapatan

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