Brawijaya Apartment is a midrange residential complex of two towers (10 floors) for a total of 153 units. Completed in 1990, it is an old property whose value dropped considerably after the Pangeran-Antasari flyover was built next to it:
If you don’t mind the nuisance and the pollution from the flyover, then you could be interested in this property. It is rather cheap, and the location quite strategic near Kemang.
Below is my full review of it:
Neighborhood and Transportation
In which neighborhood of Jakarta is Brawijaya Apartment located?
Brawijaya Apartment is located in Kebayoran Baru, a posh district of South Jakarta popular with rich Indonesians and expats (especially Japanese and Koreans). More precisely, it is in the neighborhood of Dharmawangsa, a rather peaceful and low-rise residential area where you’ll find some of the most expensive houses in the city.
Even though this location is a bit far from the business district, foreigners enjoy it because it is near the best International schools. It is also within 10 minutes from Kemang, home to a large expat community.
How does it look like around the apartment?
One side of Brawijaya Apartment is very noisy as it faces the Pangeran-Antasari flyover. The other side, facing Jalan Brawijaya XII is much nicer. You have a local school and quiet residential streets shaded with trees:
By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 60 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 55 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 35 minutes
– Kota Tua: 80 minutes
– Kemang: 10 minutes
Public transportation and access to highways:
– Nearest Transjakarta halt: Dharmawangsa VIII (400m away) or Kantor Lurah Pulo (300m away)
– Nearest train station: Kebayoran (4 km meters away)
– Nearest MRT station: Blok M (1.5 km away)
– Nearest toll road: Jakarta Inner Ring Road (6km away)
These are the important landmarks nearby:
The best mall nearby is Lippo Kemang (2.5km away), a mid-to-upper class shopping center with a cinema, an Ace Hardware, a Hypermart, banks, pharmacies, fashion boutiques, restaurants, salons, etc. Not too big but enough for most of your needs.
There is also a boutique mall called Dharmawangsa Square, just 1.5km away. It has a salon, massage parlor, cafés, restaurants, fashion shops, and a supermarket.
Blok M Plaza and Pasaraya Blok M are two other options, also 1.5km away. They are middle-class malls with cheap electronics and clothes.
For more choice, you will need to ride a car at least 15-20 minutes: Gandaria City (3.6km), Pondok Indah Mall (4km), or Plaza Senayan (4.2km).
The nearest ones are Carrefour in Blok M Mall, Giant in Blok M Plaza, and Papaya in Melawai street (Japanese-oriented). If you want more imported products, try the Ranch Market in Dharmawangsa Square or Kem Chicks in Kemang Mansion.
Kemang has plenty of restaurants for expats, just 10 minutes away. I also recommend trying “Little Tokyo”, a red-light area with many authentic Japanese restaurants. Otherwise, there are some street food vendors just outside the residence.
Bars and Nightlife:
Kemang has a decent nightlife, including several expat bars like Eastern Promise and Murphy’s.
Many of the best international schools in Jakarta are located nearby:
– Mentari Intercultural School (1km)
– Pelita Harapan (2.5km)
– New Zealand School (3km)
– Lycée Français (3.5km)
– Australian Independent School or AIS (5km)
– Jakarta Intercultural School (5km)
– Al-Azhar (800m)
Mirai, Mentari (see above) and Bambino
Kemang Medical Care
SOS Medika Cipete (most recommended for expats)
RS Pondok Indah
Brawijaya Women and Children Hospital
Siloam Hospital should also open soon in Kemang Village.
Building and Architecture
Who is the developer?
Brawijaya Apartment was developed by PT. Putra Surya Perkasa, a company that has now changed its name to PT New Century Development. It has constructed other apartment buildings in Jakarta like Paladian Park, Permata Gandaria and Permata Senayan.
Originally, it belonged to the Gondokusumo family, the owner of Intiland (developer of 1Park Residences and 1Park Avenue). Nowadays, the ownership is not clear as the main shareholder is a company based in Hong Kong. That said, New Century Development has its office in Mayapada tower, and several of its commissioners are also employees of the Mayapada group. Therefore, I guess that the Tahir family (owner of Mayapada group) is one of the shareholders.
Who is the architect?
I didn’t find this information.
Who is the contractor?
I didn’t find this information.
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):
Corridors and lifts:
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: 7
Tiles corridors: 6
Painting (wall, ceiling): 6
Lighting fixtures: 6
Gym equipment: 6
Pool equipment: 6
In the apartments:
Bathroom equipment: 6.5
Kitchen equipment: 6
Overall Quality: 6.2/10
Facilities and Services
What are the facilities provided in the property?
– Swimming pool:
– Gym: It was under repair when I visited so the machines were all stacked up.
– Other facilities:
There is also a laundry and an ATM.
Quality of living
Is the property busy?
I don’t think the occupancy of this property is 100%, but still, it is reasonably busy.
Is it noisy?
Yes, especially if your unit is facing the flyover. It can be polluted as well.
What is the background of the residents?
The residents are mostly Indonesians, but there are some expats as well.
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?
Are there visible damages?
Brawijaya Apartment is almost 30 years old (it was completed in 1990) so the condition is not perfect. However, considering its age, I would say that the maintenance is decent.
Overall maintenance rating: 6.5/10
I found the property to be clean enough.
Overall cleanliness rating: 7.5/10
– Guards: On duty at the gate.
– CCTV cameras: In the lobby
– Access: A card is needed to go to the lift area of each tower
Overall security rating: 8/10
The staff is friendly and professional.
Overall hospitality rating: 8/10
Sizes and Prices of Units
The prices of the apartments 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.
Below is an estimation of the prices in Brawijaya Apartment:
115m2 with 2 bathrooms and 1 maid room
Average renting price: IDR 15M/month or IDR 180M/year
Average buying price: IDR 2,700,000,000
145m2 with 2 bathrooms and 1 maid room
Average renting price: IDR 18M/month or IDR 216M/year
Average buying price: IDR 3,200,000,000
Here are some photos I took of a 2-bedroom unit:
Jalan Brawijaya XII No.1, Pulo,
Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
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- Spacious apartments.
- Strategic location in an upmarket neighborhood.
- Decent facilities.
- 30-year old property.
- Most apartments need to be refurbished.
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