Taman Anggrek Condominium

Grogol, Midrange, Taman Anggrek, Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta

Taman Anggrek Condominium (sometimes called Taman Anggrek Kondominium or Mall Taman Anggrek Apartments) is a midrange residential complex of 8 towers (36 floors each) which is located just above the Mall Taman Anggrek.

Completed in 1997 by the Mulia Group, the owner of the Mulia Hotel in Senayan, it has a total of more than 2800 units (mostly 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units).

I stayed there for 2 days in May 2019, and this is my full review of it.

Note: There is a newer complex nearby called Taman Anggrek Residences. If that’s the one you are looking for, you can read my review here.

Location:

Neighborhood and Transportation

In which neighborhood of Jakarta is Taman Anggrek Condominium located?

Location of Taman Anggrek Condominium

Taman Anggrek Condominium is located in Grogol Petamburan, a middle-class district of West Jakarta. It is partly residential, with a strong Indonesian Chinese community, but it is also a commercial and transportation hub due to its strategic location at the intersection of important highways (Jakarta-Tangerang and Jakarta Inner Ring Road).

How does it look like around the apartment?

The surroundings are not particularly interesting: You have a toll road on the east side, an empty plot of land on the south side, a residential complex on the west side, and a wall on the north side. You can walk to Central Park Mall, but the sidewalk is in a poor condition.

Taman Anggrek Condominium surroudings

Surroundings of Taman Anggrek Condominium

By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 40 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 35 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 30 minute
– Kota Tua: 55 minutes
– Kemang: 65 minutes

Note that there is a JA Connexion bus going from Taman Anggrek Mall to the Airport every hour from 5AM to 8PM.

Public transportation and access to highways:
– Nearest Transjakarta halt: Taman Anggrek/Podomoro City (1.3 km away)
– Nearest train station: Grogol (2.5 km away)
– Nearest toll road: Jakarta-Tangerang Toll Road and Jakarta Inner Ring Road (400 meters away)

Landmarks Nearby

These are the important landmarks nearby:

Malls:
Taman Anggrek Mall: It is just below the apartments. It is a middle-class mall, quite popular, with an ice-skating rink on its last floor. It also has a cinema and a gym.

Central Park Mall: Another middle-class mall, popular with young people, with an outdoor area (called Tribeca Park) and a large number of affordable fashion shops (Sogo, Mango, Guess, Marks and Spencer, Pull & Bear, Topman, Stradivarius, H&M, etc.). Also a cinema, a supermarket, a gym, cafés, restaurants, bars, salons, banking and travel services, etc.

Neo Soho: One of the newest malls in the city, it is not too crowded at the moment and the main attraction there is an aquarium. There are also dozens of restaurants. Neo Soho Mall is connected to Central Park Mall through a tunnel and through a skywalk.

You can also reach a few more malls nearby in less than 10 minutes by car (for instance Ciputra Mall or Seasons City, both for low-to-middle income customers).

Supermarkets:
There is a Hero Supermarket in Taman Anggrek Mall, a Giant Express supermarket inside Mediterania Garden Residence 1, and a Transmart Carrefour in Central Park Mall..

Restaurants:
You can find many restaurants within Taman Anggrek Mall.

Bars and Nightlife:
There are some cafés and bars in Central Park Mall like La Bière, Pizza e Birra, Bistreau and People’s Café.

Education
– Universities: There are 4 large private universities within less than 2 kilometers: Universitas Podomoro (within Podomoro City), Universitas Kristen Krida Wacana (UKRIDA), Universitas Trisakti and Universitas Tarumanegara. Note that all of these universities have a high number of Indonesian Chinese students. A bit further, you also have Universitas Esa Unggul and BINUS (Anggrek campus).

– High schools: SMAK 1 BPK Penabur (Christian school), Trinity International School, SMP Negeri 69

– Preschool: The most reputed are Kidea and Little Giants Preschool.

Hospitals and clinics:
There is a small clinic within Taman Anggrek Condominium, opened 24/7. They have a doctor and they sell the most common medicine.

There are also some specialized hospitals nearby, such as Dharmais Hospital (Cancer), Harapan Kita (Heart Disease) or Grogol Hospital (Mental Illness). Hospital Royal Taruma is the closest one with multi-specialties. Siloam Kebon Jeruk is 4 kilometers away.

Parks:
Taman Cattleya (or Taman Toman) is a free park on 3 hectares just 2 kilometers from Podomoro City. Nearer, you can go to the tiny Tribeca Park which is part of Central Park.

Offices:
There are not that many office buildings for the moment nearby, except APL tower and Soho Capital. If you are a young professional, this means you will probably need to go to the Sudirman area every day. On average, you will need at least 30 minutes (double if there are a lot of traffic jams).

Building Quality

Building and Architecture

Who is the developer?
Taman Anggrek Condominium is the only residential property from Mulia Land. This gthe owner of the Mulia Hotels in Senayan (Jakarta), and Nusa Dua (Bali). The group also owns several office buildings (Mulia I, Mulia II, etc).

Who is the architect?
Altoon and Porter was the architectural firm behind the whole Mall Taman Anggrek complex (including the condominiums). This company does not exist anymore but it used to be based in Los Angeles. It has designed various projects all over the world such as Kingdom Trade Center (Saudi Arabia), Warringah Mall (Australia), Fashion Valley (California) and Washington’s Alderwood Mall (USA).

Who is the contractor?
The contractor was Totalindo, a company that has worked on many large-scale projects such as the Mulia Hotel, West Mall Grand Indonesia, Bassura City, Westmark Apartments, etc.

What is the situation with the land certificate?
The developer has a Hak Guna Bangunan Murni, which means the property was built on its own land. As an apartment owner, you get a “Strata Title di atas HGB Murni”.

Design and Appearance

How does the building look like?

From Outside (Facade):

Taman Anggrek Condominium Jakarta

Facade in Taman Anggrek Condominium

View from my living room in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Entrance and Lobby:

Something I didn’t really like is that the lobby for each tower is located at the parking level. Therefore, you often have to walk in this area which is hot and polluted:

Parking in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Entrance to lobby from parking

Reception Taman Anggrek Condominium

Sofas in lobby of Taman Anggrek Condominium

 

Landscaping and Public Areas:

There is a rather large park between the 8 towers, on the rooftop of the Mall Taman Anggrek. For me, this is the best feature of this condominium as it allows you to spend some time outside, to walk and to socialize with other residents. It is most pleasant in the evening, when the weather is less warm.

Path in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Path in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Walking path in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Reflexology stones in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Garden in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Garden in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Benches in Taman Anggrek Condominium

The main plaza in Taman Anggrek Condominium gets crowded every night with residents, especially children

Corridors and lifts:

Lifts in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Lift area in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Corridors in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Entrance door to apartments in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Size and Types of Apartments

The apartments’ size is approximately the following:

2-bedroom unit (1/2 bathroom + 1 maid room): 88 m2
3-bedroom units (2 bathrooms + 1 maid room): 146 m2

Materials and Equipment

What is the quality of the materials, furniture, and equipment used in the construction?
This is an evaluation of the quality I observed (ranked from 1 – worst – to 10 – best):

In common areas:
Tiles lobby: 6
Painting (wall, ceiling): 5.5
Lighting fixtures: 5.5
Doors: 6
Windows: 6
Ceiling: 6.5
Elevator: 6.5
Gym equipment: 4 (only outdoor gym)
Pool equipment: 6.5
Furniture: 5.5
Artwork: 5

In the apartments:
Tiles/Parquet: 5.5
Bathroom equipment: 5.5
Kitchen equipment: 5.5

Overall Quality: 5.7/10

Comfort

Facilities and Services

What are the facilities provided in the property?

Swimming pool:

There are several swimming pools in the park, some for adults and some for kids:

Taman Anggrek Condominium Pool

Large swimming pool in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Kids pool in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Jacuzzi in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Round-shaped pool

Round pool in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Outdoor gym:

Surprisingly, there is no gym in Taman Anggrek Condominium. You will have to use Fitness First gym in Taman Anggrek Mall (starting at IDR750,000 per month).

They have a few outdoor fitness machines, though:

Outdoor gym equipment in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Kids games and playgrounds:

Kids games in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Kids games in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Tennis and badminton court:

Tennis court in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Badminton net in Taman Anggrek Condominium

BBQ hut:

Barbecue area in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Facilities not pictures here: Table tennis, club house, library, lounge, basketball court, etc.

What are the services available within the property?
Plenty of services are available, including ATM, minimarket, laundry, property agent, salons, spas, etc. You can also easily go to the Mall Taman Anggrek for shopping or eating out.

Are there issues with the electricity supply?
None that I know about.

Are there issues with parking?
None that I know about.

Are there enough lifts?
The lifts are pretty slow and you often need to wait several minutes to reach your floor.

Atmosphere

Is the property busy?
Yes it’s a very busy and crowded property.

Is it noisy?
Not too much in my opinion, but it probably depends on the unit. It’s better to choose one that has a view on the park.

What is the background of the residents?
Most residents are Indonesian Chinese. There are also many real Chinese.

Management

Maintenance

Are there visible damages?
Yes, the property is already old (more than 20 years) and the maintenance is not perfect. You can expect to see a lot of minor issues like scratched paints or broken tiles. For instance, in the corridors:

Tiles in Taman Anggrek Condominium

Overall maintenance rating: 6.5/10

Cleanliness

The cleanliness was OK.

Overall cleanliness rating: 7/10

Gardening

The maintenance of the garden was good.

Overall gardening rating: 7.5/10

Security

Guards: There are 24/7 guards at the main gate of the property, in the parking area, and at the lobby of each tower.
CCTV cameras: In the lobby and the parking.
Access: You need an access card to enter the lift area from the parking.

Overall security rating: 8.5/10

Hospitality

The staff is friendly and professional.

Overall hospitality rating: 8/10

Rooms and Prices

Prices at Taman Anggrek Condominium may vary depending on many factors such as the floor, the unit type, the room condition and the furnishings.

Be aware that you may also need to pay for additional fees: Service charge, parking fee, electricity and water bills, etc.

Here are a few examples of prices and ratios for this property:

2-Bedroom (88m2) – Well-furnished:

  • Rental 1 Year: Approximately IDR 90 million (or IDR 7.5 million per month)
  • Buy: Approximately IDR 1.900,000,000
  • Break Even Point (Buying Price/Gross Annual Rental): 21.1 years
  • Average buying price/m2: IDR 21.5 million/m2

Investment Potential

Reasons to buy:
Popular residence, directly above mall, in strategic location
Reasonable price

Reasons NOT to buy:
Land certificate already old
Rental price is low
Maintenance issues

Would I buy this property? (On a scale from 0 = “not at all” to 10 = “yes absolutely” ):
4/10.

Address

Taman Anggrek Condominium
Jalan Letjen. S. Parman Kav. 21
Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
Phone number: +62 (0) 21 564 3777
Website: www.taman-anggrek-mall.com

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My Ratings

I do my best to write honest and detailed reviews of the apartments I visit. If you disagree with my rating, please let me know why and leave your own rating at the end of this page.

Taman Anggrek Condominium
3.4 / 5 My Rating
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What I Liked
- Apartments located above the mall Taman Anggrek.
- Good location near the toll road and not too far from the airport.
- Large park with several swimming pools, perfect if you have children who like to play outside.
- Affordable price for a family apartment.
What I Didn't Like
- Old property (completed in 1997).
- Average maintenance.
- No free gym.
- The lobby and many services are inside the parking area.
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