Sunter, Jakarta

Sunter is a neighborhood in North Jakarta, Indonesia. The neighborhood corresponds roughly with the Sunter Agung and Sunter Jaya administrative village (Indonesian: kelurahan, desa) of Tanjung Priok subdistrict of North Jakarta. Zip code of the area is 14350. The area is adjacent to Plumpang Semper in the north, Kemayoran in the west, Kelapa Gading in the east and Cempaka Mas in the south. The area probably named after Sunter River, which flows through the neighborhood.[1] The area is a low terrain and prone to flooding during heavy rain.


Sunter is now a place for a lot of luxury housing complexes and offices, warehouses and showroom for cars.


Sunter Agung is a planned residential area by a private developer. The area has both cluster of housing estate as well as many high rise apartment complex.

Panoramic view of Sunter Lake


There are numerous shop-house complex, retail supermarket and hypermarket located within the area. Sunter Mall is located within the neighborhood. The area has plenty of warehouse because of its close location to Port of Tanjung Priok and industrial area of Pulo Gadung.[2] The area also has many food courts, hotels, restaurants and cafes.

Lake Sunter

There are two adjacent lakes, the smaller Sunter Lake 1 and the large Sunter 2 Lake. Its a popular place for water sports and fishing.[3] These are artificial lake, which were built as water reservoir in 1970s to mitigate flooding in the area during heavy rain.


The area is served by TransJakarta corridor 12. Kopaja also has routes to connect the neighborhood with other parts of Jakarta. Kemayoran and Tanjung Priok railway station of Commuter rail is close to the neighborhood.

See also


  1. "JAKARTA TEMPO DOELOE: Inilah Asal Usul Nama Sunter Jakarta Utara". Bisnis Indonesia. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. "JAKARTA TEMPO DOELOE: Inilah Asal Usul Nama Sunter Jakarta Utara". Bisnis Indonesia. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  3. "Obyek Wisata Danau Sunter Jakarta Utara Destinasi Wisata Pesisir". Tribunnews. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
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