It is no secret that Jakarta, capital of the world's fourth most populous country, has a plethora of malls all around the city, some of which may boast to be among the most luxurious in Southeast Asia. Here are five that you may wish to wander through, go window shopping and splurge:
1 | Plaza Indonesia
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A posh and popular shopping center that has been around since the mid 90's, Plaza Indonesia faces Jakarta's Selamat Datang (welcome) monument right at the center of the Hotel Indonesia roundabout, The Plaza is an extension of the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Here you will find home accessories, furniture, and luxurious fashion brands from Gucci, to Armani and Valentino, that are all available here. The top floor restaurants and food courts are ready to serve you. If you intend to splurge, they also offer customers the Plaza Indonesia Privilege Card, with a minimum spending. Rest assured that the friendly concierges are at the ready to help all guests at any time.
Address: Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.28-30, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10350
2 | Pacific Place
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Situated in the exclusive Sudirman Central Business District in South Jakarta, the Pacific Place Mall is attached to the Ritz Carlton Hotel. This area is surrounded by embassies and financial establishments. The mall does not only house high-end brands, but here is also the wellknown edutainment center for children called KidZania.
A range of dining cuisines and food courts are ready to be explored on the top floor, from the Urban Kitchen, to cozy cafes and western and Asian cuisine. Bringing your family along will no doubt be a pleasurable experience for all. Pacific Place provides complimentary use of baby strollers and wheelchairs. The mall ensures that their concierges provide first class service to customers' satisfaction.
Address: Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Senayan, Kebayoran Baru, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kebayoran. Baru, Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta 12190
3 | Plaza Senayan
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This mall was built in 1996 and is strategically located near the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium. Plaza Senayan is known as one of the top five malls in Jakarta.
This mall houses many high-end brands from Zara to Dolce Gabbana. It also has two of the largest interconnected department stores on both sides of the mall, the Metro Department Store at the south end and Sogo Department Store at its north side. If you are looking for books, Kinokuniya in Plaza Senayan is the country's largest foreign bookstore, where you can spend your whole day browsing through the thousands of English and Japanese books available here.
There are also plenty of luxurious restaurants and cafes to be tried out in the mall. In the middle of the lobby, watch out for the giant musical clock that will play its jingle every hour, accompanied by animated musical figures moving in rhythm with the instrumental music.
Address: Jl. Asia Afrika, Gelora, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, Indonesia.
4 | Central Park Jakarta
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Named after the well known urban park in New York City, Central Park Mall is one of West Jakarta's luxurious malls. It is currently known as the 10th largest building in the world.
Central Park is a lifestyle destination for shopping and entertainment, with arrays of high-end brands for you to browse and try out. If you feel like watching box office movies, the mall has CGV cineplex. There is also the 5-star Pullman hotel and resort located within the area.
Unlike other malls in Jakarta, this mall has an outdoor park, giving visitors an alternative shopping environment. It also features a musical fountain at the park area with daily shows, allowing visitors to stroll around the park and enjoy the city's fresh air.
Address: Jalan Letjen S. Parman Kav. 28, RT. 12/RW.6, Tanjung. Duren Selatan, Grogol Petamburan,Jakarta Barat, Jakarta 11470.
5 | Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
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At the heart of Indonesia's capital city is where the Grand Indonesia Shopping Center is located, facing the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout fountain, the hub of bustling Jakarta.
The mall stays true to its name and is recognized as one of the top five shopping malls in Jakarta.
Endless choices of cuisines, shopping and entertainment centers can be explored here. It is spread over eight levels and is divided into three main districts; the Specialty Zone, Main Zone and Crossroads of the World district. In the Crossroads of the World district, you can see the interior style displaying different cultures. At one point you will feel like being transported to Japan or Europe, walk a little further and you will be in New York. This area has a dancing fountain show accompanied by the famous song "New York, New York".
Do not worry about getting lost here, as the friendly concierges are ready to help you find your way. Right next to the grand mall is the five star Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
Address: Jalan M.H. Thamrin No.1, Kebon Melati, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10230
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