In the eyes of the locals, Pondok Indah is an exclusive area with so many beautiful big houses and wide streets. Many notable people such as the country’s officials and famous celebrities live side by side, along with the other expatriates. The comprehensive facilities are one of the main reason why those people live there.
The Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) is one of expats’ favourite schools in Jakarta. Located in Jalan Terogong, Pondok Indah, the school is in perfect location for parents live there. There are also two campuses of Raffles Christian School in Pondok Indah area, one in Jalan Gedung Hijau Raya and the other one in Jalan Arteri Pondok Indah. A little bit to the east, there’s also Singapore Intercultural School (SIS) Bona Vista in Lebak Bulus, which is still in a considerably close distance to Pondok Indah area.
The streets of Pondok Indah are beautifully wide, picturesque and safe. They’re great for running, walking and dog-walking. Besides the streets, there are stunning, huge houses. The houses are amply built and while very attractive and spacious, usually have high walls for privacy and security, creating an enclosed feeling .Pondok Indah typically contains ostentatious housing, which can feel secluded and peaceful. However, there are not many stand-alone coffee shops or restaurants - most amenities are within the malls, so you must always get in the car.
Pondok Indah has a network of malls known as Pondok Indah Mall (PIM) 1, 2 and now 3, which contain plenty of good shops, restaurants and also the major supermarkets plus a cinema. Besides, Gandaria City mall is also not too far. The famous Pondok Indah Hospital is located here, providing state-of-the-art medical facilities and services.