Callia and Tifolia Apartments are two budget residential towers which are part of a complex called “Pulomas Park Center”. Both 32 floors high, they have respectively 560 and 500 units. They were completed in 2015 by the group Duta Anggada.

I stayed in Tifolia for a couple of days in 2019, and this is my review of it:

Quick Facts:

Year Built:
2015

Developer:
Tifolia/Callia was built by Duta Anggada, a property developer which was also behind Citylofts Sudirman, Citywalk Mall, Bapindo Plaza, Holiday Inn Gajah Mada, Pavilion Apartments, La Maison Barito, and Chase Plaza. It has an acceptable reputation.

Architect:
The architect for this project was Megatika International. This local consultant company has a rather strong experience in designing midrange and upscale apartments. Some of their completed projects are Metro Park, Mediterania Garden Residence 1 and 2, Sudirman Park, Permata Hijau Residence, Bellezza Residence, Alam Sutra Mall, Da Vinci Tower, etc.

Contractor:
The contractor was PT. Djasa Ubersakti, a local company with a small portfolio of completed projects.

Land Certificate:
Strata Title di atas HGB Murni (full ownership)

Facilities and services:
Swimming pools for adults and kids, minimarket, coin laundry, cafés, canteen.

Types and sizes of units available:
→ Studio (1 bathroom): 22m2
→ 1-bedroom (1 bathroom): 32m2
→ 2-bedroom (1 bathroom): 43m2

Average price/m2:
 IDR 15-20 Million / m2 for furnished unit

Average return on investment:
7,5% to 8.5% per year (high)

Location:

Location of Tifolia Callia in Jakarta

Tifolia/Callia is in Pulo Gadung in East Jakarta. It is still a low-to-middle income district, but it is developing rapidly, especially with the construction of an LRT line (Light Rail Transit) in 2019.

If you cross the Sunter River in front of Tifolia/Callia, you can easily go to the neighborhood of Kelapa Gading. This is one of the richest areas in Jakarta, with a strong Indonesian Chinese presence. There, you will find some interesting malls, hospitals, and schools.

Surroundings of Tifolia and Callia Apartments – View from my bedroom

What’s nearby:

Public Transport:
TransJakarta: Pulomas halt is just in front of Tifolia/Callia (Line 2 between Pulo Gadung and Harmoni)
LRT: Pulomas station is 200 meters away. For now, the LRT only goes between Velodrome and Pegangsaan Dua so it isn’t really useful. In the future, this line will be extended to reach Kota and Dukuh Atas.

Transjakarta halt Pulomas near Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Toll Road:
The Jakarta Inner Ring Road is 4 kilometers away.

Malls:
Bella Terra, just across the street from Tifolia/Callia, is a brand-new lifestyle mall which is not too crowded yet. It has several cafés, restaurants, fast foods, a CGV cinema and a Hypermart supermarket.

Bella Terra Mall in Jakarta

ITC Cempaka Mas is the nearest “real” shopping center (3 kilometers away). It is a large midrange mall with many affordable shops of all kinds (I.T., fashion, accessories, etc). Perfect if you want to buy cheap unbranded clothes or a phone. It also has a large food court and some fast foods.

Mall Kelapa Gading is 5 kilometers away. It is one of the largest malls in Indonesia (600 stores). It is very complete and rather upmarket. In particular, you have an IMAX cinema, two supermarkets, and several popular fashion brands (Uniqlo, Muji, Zara, Pull & Bear, etc.).

Mall of Indonesia (MOI) is also 5 kilometers away. It has a Centro Department Store, a cinema (Blitzmegaplex), a hypermarket (Carrefour), a bookstore (Gramedia), a food court, etc.

Other options within 5 kilometers: Arion Mall, Pulo Gadung Trade Center, Green Pramuka Square Mall (all of which are low-to-midrange malls)

Supermarkets:
Hypermart Bella Terra (200 meters away by foot)
All Fresh Pulomas (700 meters away by foot) – Special for fruits and vegetables
Super Indo Pulomas (900 meters away) – Cheaper
Transmart Carrefour Cempaka Putih (3 km away)

For more choice of imported products, you can go to Farmer’s Market or FoodHall in Mall Kelapa Gading (5 kilometers away).

Food and Nightlife:
There are some cafés and canteens within Tifolia/Callia. For anything more sophisticated, I recommend going to Bella Terra.

There are quite a few bars in Kelapa Gading, especially on Jalan Boulevard Barat Raya (for instance, try Will’s).

Education:
Kelapa Gading has some reputed educational facilities:

→ Universities: Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Yarsi University, Universitas Krida Wacana, Kwik Kian Gie School
→ Schools: Singapore International School, Mahatma Gading School, North Jakarta Intercultural School, BPK Penabur, Jakarta Taipei School, Highscope, Al-Azhar Kelapa Gading, Saint Peter School
→ Preschools: Kinderland Pulomas, Apple Tree Pre-School, Montessori Children Academy

Hospitals:
Columbia Asia Hospital Pulomas
Rumah Sakit Omni Pulomas
Rumah Sakit Mitra Kelapa Gading
Rumah Sakit Gading Pluit
Rumah Sakit Pertamina Jaya

Photos:

Surroundings:

Surroundings of Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Surroundings of Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Building and Facade:

Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Facade of Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Entrance and Lobby:

Entrance gate to Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Car drop off in Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Reception desk of Tifolia tower – There isn’t a real lobby, only a security guard at the entrance of the tower with a desk

Corridors, Public Areas and Lifts:

Lift in Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Lift in Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Lift area on an apartment floor in Tifolia and Callia

Corridors in Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Corridors in Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Entrance door to an apartment in Tifolia and Callia Apartments

 

Swimming Pool and Garden Areas:

There are two small swimming pools (1 for each tower) that are located near the parking area:

Pool in Tifolia and Callia

Swimming pool in Tifolia Callia

Swimming pool Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Kids pool in Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Parking:

As usual for this kind of low-budget property, it is very difficult to park. Often, you will need to double park as you can see on this photo:

Crowded parking area in Tifolia and Callia Apartments

Quality

Building Quality
I considered several factors such as the design, the quality of the finishes (paint, attention to details, etc), and the materials used (tiles, pipes, concrete, lights, doors, windows, furniture, artwork, etc). I’ve ranked each area of the property from 1 – worst – to 10 – best.

Building: 6.5/10 – Sleek design for a budget property
Entrance: 5/10
Lobby: 3/10 – There is none except for a security desk near the lift entrance
Corridors: 4/10 – Cheap tiles
Elevators: 6/10
Gardens: 5.5/10
Swimming pool: 4.5/10 – Quite small considering there are over 1,000 apartments
Gym: N:A
Standard furnished apartment: 5/10

Overall building quality: 4.8/10:
Decent low-budget apartment complex

Maintenance:
Tifolia/Callia is managed by Jakarta Land Management.

I didn’t see many maintenance issues as the building is still new. The corridors could be repainted, though.

Overall maintenance: 7/10

Cleanliness:
The cleanliness was satisfactory

Overall cleanliness: 7/10

Security:
Guards: There are 24/7 guards at the main gate and at the entrance of each tower
CCTV cameras: Near the lift area
Access: You need an access card to enter the lift area

Overall security: 7.5/10

Address:

Tifolia & Callia Apartments
Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan,
Pulo Gadung,
East Jakarta 13210, Indonesia

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