Green Lake Sunter Apartments
Green Lake Sunter is a residential complex in North Jakarta which is made of two towers, Southern Park (877 units) and Northern Park (1,295 units). The two towers are independent buildings, 500 meters distant from one another, each with their own facilities and entrance. Finished in 2013, they were developed by Agung Podomoro Land.
I slept in Northern Park for a couple days and this is my full review about the complex.
Position in Jakarta
Green Lake is located in Sunter, in the northeast of Jakarta. It is far from the city center (more than 1 hour to Thamrin) and far from the airport (at least 1 hour). For this reason, I wouldn’t recommend it unless you work somewhere in North Jakarta.
Places of Interest Nearby
There aren’t that many interesting things to do near Green Lake Apartments. The main ones are:
– Mall Sunter (2 kilometers away): A cheap mall with unbranded shops, Indonesian restaurants and fast food
– Carrefour (1 kilometer away), a large supermarket
– Mal Artha Gading (3 kilometers): A midrange mall.
At least 10 minutes away, you will also find Food Centrum (a mall with good restaurants), Kemayoran Golf Course, Tanjung Priok and JIExpo Convention Center).
Traffic on the roads around Green Lake Apartments is reasonable. Still, as soon as you go further you’ll be stuck. Entering the highway (Jakarta Inner Ring Road), for instance, will require at least 15 minutes.
There is one Transjakarta line passing nearby, the number 12, but it only goes from Pejaringan to Tanjung Priok.
No train station.
The neighborhood around Green Lake is not really attractive. All you can see are warehouses, empty lands, a gated housing complex (Opulence Residence) and finally the Sunter Lake. In the first place, the lake was created to reduce the number of floods in this low-level area so it’s not a surprise that few people want to live there!
The only interesting thing to do in the neighborhood is to visit the “rukos” that are located along the road between the two towers. A few of them have restaurants that are worth trying (Fajar for instance if you like Chinese food).
Design and Architecture
The Green Lake Apartments won’t strike you as particularly original. The towers are massive concrete buildings with small windows and balconies. The common areas (lobby, corridor, shopping gallery) do not feel luxurious but they look decent enough for a 3-star property.
Materials used in the building seems to be those with the best value for money. No granite or marble but normal tiles, sometimes featuring decorative shapes. Walls are painted in white.
The facilities of Green Lake Apartments consist of the following:
– A medium-size swimming pool (with a kids’ pool)
– A small gym with the essential equipment: Treadmill, bike, free weight, etc.
– A child’s playground
One of the things I enjoyed the most in Green Lake is that there are quite many services available on the ground floor of the towers and in the nearby “rukos”.
– Many laundry shops, including coin machines
– A cheap food court with some coffee shops
– A few proper restaurants (including Sumoboo, Sederhana, Cavalarese Pizza, Sahara Shisha Café, Fajar, etc)
– Beauty salons for women and men (hair treatment, nails, waxing, massage, etc).
– Family karaoke
– ATM (only in Southern Tower)
– Property agents
– Two convenience stores (Alfamart, Indomaret)
– A spirit and wine shop (Red & White)
The atmosphere in Green Lake was pleasant. The occupancy is high so you usually meet a lot of diverse people, from families to young executives.
Green Lake apartments are managed by Inner City, a subsidiary of Agung Podomoro Land.
Maintenance was satisfactory, even though some areas look already a bit old (for a property that is only 5 years old!). The swimming pool and the gym had some issues like broken tiles, leaking and mold. Some repainting jobs in the corridors wouldn’t hurt as well.
In the lifts, the management keeps track of the progress for the tenants as follow:
The cleanliness was OK in the main areas (corridors, lobby, pool, gym). I noticed it could be improved in the garden and near the food court.
There are security guards at the gates and at the lobby entrance. You also need an access card to access both the lifts and the swimming pool.
Everything went well with the staff.
Prices at Green Lake Sunter may vary depending on the floor, the unit type, the room condition and the furnishings. On average, you will pay the following:
Studio Type (21m2) – Furnished:
- Rental 1 Year: IDR 2.5M per month
- Buy: IDR 350,000,000
2-Bedroom Type (43m2) – Furnished
- Rental 1 Year: IDR 4,5M per month
- Buy: IDR 570,000,000
Green Lake Sunter Apartments
Jalan Danau Sunter Selatan, Sunter Agung,
Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, 14350, Indonesia
- Fair number of services on the ground floor (restaurants, laundry, etc)
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