The strategic location of Sudirman Park is its main selling point. It is 45 minutes away from the airport, and less than 20 minutes from most offices and malls within the Central Business District of Jakarta (Kuningan, Mega Kuningan, Thamrin, Senayan, Sudirman, Setiabudi).
Sudirman Park is part of Tanah Abang, a major subdistrict of Jakarta home to:
The largest textile market in Southeast Asia
Some major malls (Grand Indonesia, Thamrin City, Senayan City, FX Sudirman, Ratu Plaza), perfect for going out during the day or in the evening.
Dozens of skyscrapers and office buildings (mostly along Jalan Sudirman, Jalan Gatot Subroto and Jalan K. H. Mas Mansyur), such as BNI Tower, Intiland, Sahid Business Center, Menara Batavia, Menara Astra, Midplaza Complex.
In the west of Tanah Abang, the area is less developed and mostly residential. Many Betawi people live there, in low-cost houses. They are reputed to be conservative and religious.
The apartments of Sudirman Park are in the center of Tanah Abang, within a small “ruko” complex. The latter features a few useful shops, some services (cheap Indonesian restaurants, fast food, banks, travel, massage, laundry), and two schools (Lasalle College and London School of Public Relations). It is a rather pleasant and walkable area.
Shops in Sudirman Park Complex
About 200 meters from there, you can go to Citywalk Sudirman by foot. There is not a proper sidewalk, unfortunately, but if you are careful you should be ok. This boutique mall has about 30 restaurants, a gym, an expensive supermarket (Papaya) and several beauty salons.
For anything else, you will probably need your own car or a taxi. Some places nearby worth mentioning are the universities Atma Jaya and STIE Perbanas; the malls Plaza Semanggi, Ambassador, Lotte and Plaza Senayan; the hotels Shangri-La, Ayana and Le Méridien; and the hospitals RSAL Mintoharjo, Siloam and RS Jakarta.