It is no secret that Jakarta, the 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 amongst the most luxurious in Southeast Asia. Here are five that you may wish to wander through, go window shopping and splurge:
A posh and popular shopping center that has been around since the mid-'90s, 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 like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Armani and many more. The top floor restaurants and the food court are ready to serve you. If you intend to splurge, they also offer customers the Plaza Indonesia Privilege Card, with minimum spending. Rest assured, the friendly concierges are ready to help all the guests at any time.
Address: Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.28-30, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10350
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 it also has a well-known 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, 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 the concierge provides a first-class service to the customers' satisfaction.
Address: Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Senayan, Kebayoran Baru, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kebayoran. Baru, Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta 12190
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. There are also plenty of luxurious restaurants, cafes and a cozy food court to enjoy in the mall.
In the center of the lobby, watch out for the iconic musical clock that will play its jingle every hour, accompanied by musical figures moving in rhythm with the instrumental music.
Address: Jl. Asia Afrika, Gelora, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, Indonesia.
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 a 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 parking 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.
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 one feels like they are strolling through the streets of 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 concierge is ready to help you find your way. Right next to the grand mall is the five stars Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
Address: Jalan M.H. Thamrin No.1, Kebon Melati, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10230
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