Kebayoran Lama is a subdistrict of South Jakarta, Indonesia. The rough boundaries of Kebayoran Lama is Kebayoran Lama Road - Palmerah Barat Road to the north, Grogol River to the east, Jakarat Outer Ring Road to the south, and Pesanggrahan River to the west.
Kebayoran Lama contains some green areas of moderate size, some of this area are concentrated within the Tanah Kusir Cemetery, famous for being a burial place of Mohammad Hatta, the first vice president of Indonesia.
Pondok Indah is an upscale residential area located in Kebayoran Lama.
Kebayoran Lama consists of the word Kebayoran (Betawi for kabayuran, meaning "stockpiles of bayur wood (Pterospermum javanicum)") and Lama (Indonesian for "old"). Several stockpiles of timber (including bayur wood) were built there in earlier time. Bayur wood is known for its strength and resistance to termite attack.
During the colonial era, Kebayoran was a kawedanan (an administrative area below a Regency, above a Subdistrict), headed by a wedana. Kebayoran Kawedanan was part of the Meester Cornelis Regency, whose area also included Ciputat.
Around 1938, an airport was planned in the area by the government of Dutch East Indies, but was cancelled because of World War II. This undeveloped area was later, after the independence period, developed into the Kebayoran Baru Subdistrict, while the rest of the area becomes the Kebayoran Lama Subdistrict.
In 1990, part of Kebayoran Lama Subdistrict was made into Pesanggrahan Subdistrict.
The subdistrict of Kebayoran Lama is divided into six kelurahan or administrative villages:
- Grogol Utara - area code 12210
- Grogol Selatan - area code 12220
- Cipulir - area code 12230
- Kebayoran Lama Utara - area code 12240
- Kebayoran Lama Selatan - area code 12240
- Pondok Pinang - area code 12310
List of important places
- "Pterospermum javanicum Jungh". Globinmed. 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2011.