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Best things to do in Tanah Abang

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“This large and complete mall is right in the city centre and houses a good selection of shops of high-end brands and entertainment outlets. There’s a supermarket, department store, home improvement depots, health and beauty centres, ATM and money changers, a supporting facilities ensuring convenience for shoppers. You’ll need to cross between the two wings - east and west - in order to browse through its vast collection. It also houses Blitzmegaplex, Indonesia’s largest cinema, on its ground level. Kids will love its play land and game arcade, as well as the mall’s iconic Dancing Fountain Show, which presents an hourly spectacle of multicolour-lit spouts dancing to symphony. ”
61 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Plaza Indonesia is located at the Central Jakarta. You can find many luxury stores, good restaurants & cafes inside this mall. ”
41 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“An excellent epitome of Jakarta’s vibrant city nightlife, Skye is a lively bar and restaurant located on the 56th floor of Menara BCA building. The stylishly decorated lounge features a stunning infinity pool that makes the view of the city much more refreshing. The place also serves impressive cocktails and food.”
37 locals recommend
Lodging
“One of Jakarta’s high-end malls, Pacific Place is home to Indonesia’s own Kidzania, located on its 6th floor. Various boutique stores are attached to it, as well as notable establishments such as Hard Rock Café Jakarta and even a Ritz-Carlton hotel.”
19 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the most popular mall in the heart of Jakarta. It shows a high end design, clean and tidy, and large and spacious hall. Top branded shops dominate this mall, making it as a middle-up class segment. You will love either sight seeing, shopping, or enjoy foodie favorite here. Very nice decorations as well as live performance during special moments or annual celebrations will make all visitors happy to come. Another thing that I like, it is easy by walking to cross the street to Plaza Senayan, another earlier high class mall at the opposite of Senayan City.”
13 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“I would say it's one of the most complete mall in Jakarta and located nearby. Here's my typical rundown when I visit the mall with friends: - Grab brunch in Union or Monolog - If I want a full lunch, then I'd visit Remboelan - a restaurant that offers Indonesian local foods - Visit some local clothing store (CottonInk) or check-out for high quality affordable glass frames at Bridges EyeWear - Check out some books in Kinokuniya and grab Starbucks before I go back home. If I still have time, I'd visit Sephora at B1 Sogo and visit the local furniture shop right besides it. ”
20 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Best for mid-low class fashions, Moslem and Center for Indonesia Famous Batik. ”
16 locals recommend
Premise
“Plaza Senayan offers a well-rounded collection of shops that mostly cater to the modern lifestyle with many international luxury brands. With its great selection of restaurants, it is a favourite go-to place for lunch among business people in Central Jakarta. Although Plaza Senayan might not be large if compared to Jakarta’s other grand malls, it does feature a refined, high-class appeal.”
12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“It is right next to this building and has all sort of restaurants. It also has a Japanese supermarket called 'Papaya' at the first level, that has all kind of Japanese and local products. ”
6 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
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“GBK main stadium is a great place to play sports, jogging, walking, bicycling, or just to visit one of historical place. Its the most popular place to have sports, musical performance, exhibition, and other events. The location is near two mrt station which are senayan and istora station. It has been transformed into much better outdoor sport and activities area.”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another rooftop bar located in Central Jakarta with a gorgeous view of the city.”
8 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Even though Immigrant is not as good as it used to be before its renovation, it is still one of Jakarta's top party places. It has a small dance floor usually full of expats and sexy local girls. Prices are slightly above Dragonfly for individual drinks, but they give you a drink with the entrance fee. Music is hip hop, EDM, Top 40, Rn'B depending on the night. Great for pick-up. It is located inside the Mall Plaza Indonesia.”
7 locals recommend
Establishment
“Kidzania Jakarta is a family fun complex focused on the world of jobs where kids can play at being a number of different professions. This is an education activity. Suitable for kids from 4 years above. Kidzania Jakarta located inside Pacific Place mall, where parents can also have sightseeing in that mall. ”
6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Breakfast spot just walks away. Their coffee has been well-known all around Jakarta and probably Indonesia. I'm not a coffee person so I can't say much but reputation speaks for itself.”
8 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Its more cheaper here, can find clothes, jeans, Shirts etc and need to bargain more”
10 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“ They offer many kinds of fresh beer and dishes as well, with indoor and outdoor room to enjoy the garden and the city.”
4 locals recommend