Kelapa Gading is an affluent
subdistrict of North Jakarta, Indonesia.
The subdistrict is divided into 3
administrative villages (kelurahan); West Kelapa Gading, East
Kelapa Gading, and Pegangsaan Dua. Kelapa Gading is known to the
local populates as a city within a city, due to the diversity of
stores contained within the area. The postcodes for Kelapa Gading
are 14240 and 14250.
Kelapa Gading is located in North East Jakarta, surrounded by
subdistricts Cempaka Putih, Sunter and Pulo Mas. It stretches west to
east from By Pass road to Cakung and north to
south from Koja to Perintis
Kelapa Gading has a total area of 1.633,7
hectare, or 2,14% of the total Jakarta city.
Kelapa Gading in general is known to have a mid to upper market
target for its residential areas. Artha gading Villa and Kuta
residence in Bukit Gading Villa are up market areas in the
location. The prices for land in these areas soar to around
11-13 million Indonesian
per square meter. The prime location, and often
luxurious houses contributes to the price factor. Kelapa Gading
houses many high-income Chinese Indonesians.
In Jakarta, Kelapa Gading is famous amongst food lovers.
Individuals can find Indonesian food (Minang food
, Javanese food
, Sundanese food, Manadonese
food, Makassarese food, etc), Chinese food, Japanese food, Thai
food and Western food. The central point in Kelapa Gading is an
area known as Gading Food City.
Nowadays, Kelapa Gading is famous as a prestigious shopping centre
area. Kelapa Gading is one of the subdisctrict in Jakarta, with six
shopping malls in 20-kilometer radius. In 2004, Kelapa Gading has
approximately 365,000 m2 of shopping centres. Entrance to shopping
malls are secured with armed guards at all checkpoints.
List of shopping malls
- Mal Kelapa Gading; The mall
opened in 1990 and is the largest shopping mall in this area. Build
by Summarecon Agung, Kelapa Gading real estate developer. The mall
houses branded boutiques such as Zara, Guess,
and Gap. Beside, it has
Sogo, Star department store, and Farmer's
Market supermarket(used to be Diamond Supermarket). The mall is
also home to Indonesia's largest bookstore chain, Gramedia. Today it is the market leader in the
area, famous with its food stall which integrated to Gading Food
- La Piazza; another mall next to Mall Kelapa Gading and also
created by Summarecon. It offers the life style concept and open
space plaza for live music.
- Sport Mall; built to accommodate the
sporting events in North Jakarta. Also famous for its "The BritAma
Arena", which is the home base for IBL champion "Satria Muda" basketball
- Mal Artha Gading; opened in
2002. It is a thematic mall and also the second biggest in this
area (?), famous for its Go-Kart circuit on top of the building.
Diamond Supermarket from Mal Kelapa Gading to this mall. This
movement's reason is still unknown, but there's issue that there's
a little conflict between the owner of Diamond Supermarket and Mall
Kelapa Gading developer.
- Kelapa Gading Trade
Center; A trade center which tried to imitate Mangga Dua (famous grocery center in Jakarta).
But looks like it's not too success compare to Mangga dua. A lot of
stores haven't open yet due to lack of crowd.
- Mall of Indonesia; The last
Mall which is currently under development, integrated to Kelapa
Gading Square (Superblock of Apartment, Ruko (Rumah Toko or
House-Shop, a shop on the lower level and a residence on the upper
level), Houses, and Carrefour department store)
There are many bus services provided by TransJakarta
, PPD, Mayasari Bakti, Kopaja, and
city transport. TransJakarta buses stop along Perintis Kemerdekaan
road and By Pass road. Pulo Gadung
terminal is located near Kelapa Gading, and is connected to
inner-city terminala and inter-city in Java.
Visitors can also travel to Kelapa Gading by taxi. There are taxi
stands at Mal Kelapa Gading, Mal Artha Gading, Gading Food City,
and all apartments.