Kelapa Gading

Kelapa Gading or known as KG is a district (Indonesian kecamatan) of North Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia. Kelapa Gading neighborhood is known to the local populates as a city within a city, due to the integrated residential-commercial planning, and the supporting facilities.

Kelapa Gading
La Piazza
Kelapa Gading
Coordinates: 6.16140°S 106.90448°E / -6.16140; 106.90448
ProvinceSpecial Capital City District of Jakarta
CityNorth Jakarta
Postal code
14240, 14250

Kelapa Gading is also the name of a district.


Kelapa Gading was an undeveloped marshland and sparsed agricultural land until 1976, when a local real estate developer company, PT Summarecon Agung, developed Kelapa Gading into a more productive land by establishing an integrated residential-commercial area in a grid-like urban planning with main boulevards and supporting facilities including schools and hospitals.[1][2]


As a district (Indonesian kecamatan), Kelapa Gading is the southernmost district of North Jakarta. Kelapa Gading district has a total area of 1,633.7 hectares (4,037 acres). The district is bounded by Bekasi Raya - Perintis Kemerdekaan Road to the south, Sunter Canal to the west, Bendungan Batik Canal to the north, and Cakung - Petukangan River to the east.

Kelapa Gading district is divided into 3 kelurahan (administrative villages):

  • Kelapa Gading Barat - area code 14240
  • Kelapa Gading Timur - area code 14240
  • Pegangsaan Dua - area code 14250


Kelapa Gading residential area is targeted toward the middle to upper market. Artha Gading Villa and Kuta residence in Bukit Gading Villa are up-market areas in the location. The prime location, and often luxurious houses contribute to the price factor.

65% of the residents of Kelapa Gading are Chinese Indonesians.[1]

Since the late 1990s, Kelapa Gading starts to have vertical residences. Starting from Kondominium Menara Kelapa Gading on the east gate, Wisma Gading Permai, to Gading Mediterranean Residences. After that more and more apartment building starts to fill out Kelapa Gading's sky.

Investing in apartments and property at Kelapa Gading often gives a promising profit. On average, a unit of apartment can be worth as much as twice its price in 2–5 years.


In Jakarta, Kelapa Gading is famous amongst food lovers. Individuals can find Indonesian food such as Chinese food, Minang food or Javanese food, as well as Japanese food, Thai food and Western food. The central point in Kelapa Gading is an area known as Gading Food City 6.16022°S 106.90624°E / -6.16022; 106.90624. Annual Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival is held in several locations of this area.

The district of Kelapa Gading contains six shopping malls within 20 kilometer radius. In 2004, Kelapa Gading has approximately 365,000 m2 of shopping centers. Some of these malls are Mal Kelapa Gading (the first and the largest shopping mall in Kelapa Gading, opened in 1990 by PT Summarecon Agung), La Piazza, Sport Mall (the location of The BritAma Arena, a home base for Satria Muda basketball club), Mal Artha Gading, Kelapa Gading Trade Center, and Mall of Indonesia.

Kelapa Gading has several bars and entertainment places that open up until late night. People in Kelapa Gading usually hang out to various types of bar: Korean Soju bars such as Oppa House of Soju and Hangover, famous night bars with cozy architectural designs such as District Bar & Resto that offers a wide range of local to International cuisines and Holywings that is famous for its Korean foods especially the chicken wings, both places offer varieties of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. Youngsters also enjoy the local karaokes such as Happy Puppy Karaoke or NAV Karaoke. Kelapa Gading is also known as the world's capital of Bakmi (meat noodle), because of the density of the noodle stalls are very heavy and the varieties are so wide it became the melting pot of all kinds of noodle from around the world. From Bangka's noodle, Makassar's noodle, Pontianak's noodle, Siantar's noodle and even Japanese ramen and Korean style noodle are available in Kelapa Gading.[3][4] .

Flood problem

Despite being a well-developed area, Kelapa Gading is affected by flood every rainy season due to its geographically low plain characteristic (5 meters above sea level) and the lack of effective flood diversion network established by the developer. The district was severely affected by the 2007 Jakarta flood, the worst flooding disaster in Jakarta.

Flood control infrastructures in Kelapa Gading are several small reservoirs in the Administrative Village of Kelapa Gading Barat, with linking water channels.[5]

Since 2010 the East Flood Channel is already functioning, diverting water that used to cross Kelapa Gading's surrounding waterway. Many are hoping that this Flood Channel can really make Kelapa Gading flood free.

Since 2007 - 2011 no crucial flood happened.


North Jakarta Intercultural School is located in Kelapa Gading.[6]

SIS Kelapa Gading is an IB curriculum school located in Kelapa Gading.[7]

Raffles Christian School Kelapa Gading is a Cambridge curriculum school located in Kelapa Gading[8]

Sekolah Menengah Atas Kristen 5 BPK Penabur Kelapa Gading is one of the most prestigious Christian school located in Kelapa Gading[8]


Kelapa Gading has considerable road access to all areas throughout the city. To the west of this area, there is a network of inner-city toll roads that connects all areas of the city and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport .

To serve the residents of Kelapa Gading who use public transportation facilities, in the south there is the Pulo Gadung terminal which serves all departments within and outside the city. In addition, the TransJakarta bus network, which runs Pulo Gadung - Harmoni, Tanjung Priok - Cililitan and Tanjung Priok - Pluit, also crosses the south and west of this area. The area is also served by Jakarta LRT.[9]

List of important places


  1. "Kecamatan Kelapa Gading" (in Indonesian). info Gading Group. 2009. Archived from the original on April 13, 2010. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  2. "Profil Perusahaan" (in Indonesian). Summarecon. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  3. "Jakpost guide to Jl. Boulevard Raya, Kelapa Gading". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  4. "Jakpost guide to Tirta Lie's favorite 'bakmi' places". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  5. Rudy Victor Sinaga (2003). "Properti di Kelapa Gading Tak Kenal Krisis" (in Indonesian). Sinar Harapan. Archived from the original on January 13, 2010. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  6. "Contact Us." North Jakarta Intercultural School. Retrieved on June 20, 2016. "Address: Jl. Boulevard Bukit Gading Raya Kelapa Gading Jakarta Utara 14240 Indonesia "
  7. . Singapore School Kelapa Gading. Retrieved on May 8, 2015. "Jl. Pegangsaan Dua No.83 Kelapa Gading Jakarta"
  8. "Homepage".
  9. "LRT fully booked for public trial all week". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
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