Seasons City Apartments is a midrange residential complex that consists of 3 large towers of 33 floors (Aster, Bougenville and Cherry). Completed in 2011 above the mall Seasons City, it has 1,500 units in total ranging from studios (32m2) to 3-bedroom apartments (84m2).
I stayed in Seasons City Apartments for one night in 2019 and here is my review of it:
Neighborhood and Transportation
In which neighborhood of Jakarta is Seasons City Apartments located?
Seasons City Apartments is located in the district of Tambora, in West Jakarta. It is a rather flat and poor area, with mostly low-rise traditional houses and shops. The main interest of this neighborhood is that the Jakarta Inner Ring Road highway passes nearby, making it a rather strategic location to live for those working in North/West Jakarta.
Historically, it is also one of the areas of Jakarta with the largest Indonesian Chinese community.
How does it look like around the apartment?
The surroundings of Seasons City Apartments are quite uninteresting. On its northern and eastern side, you have a large “kampung” (traditional neighborhood). On its western side, several large roads. On its southern side, a polluted river (Ciliwung).
By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 35 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 35 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 30 minutes (Gatot Subroto)
– Kota Tua: 20 minutes
– Kemang: 60 minutes
Public transportation and access to highways:
– Nearest bus halt: Seasons City (0 meters)
– Nearest TransJakarta halt: Jembatan Besi (200 meters) to catch line 9 (Pluit – Pinang Ranti)
– Nearest MRT station: None nearby
– Nearest train station: Duri (1.3 kilometers) to catch the Yellow line
– Nearest toll road: Jakarta Inner Ring Road (500 meters). While it is nearby, you may need to do a long U-turn if you arrive from South Jakarta or if you go to North Jakarta (or the airport).
What are the important landmarks nearby?
Nearby, there are a few landmarks you can go to:
Seasons City is the main attraction around. It is a middle-class mall with mostly unbranded shops (fashion, accessories, electronics). They also have a Carrefour supermarket, an XXI cinema, and a Ramayana. On the top floor, there are many games for kids too. Unfortunately, it can be a bit confusing to get around in it as they don’t have very clear signage.
Carrefour in Seasons City (midrange)
Restaurants and Nightlife:
There are several restaurants and cafés within Seasons City. They sell mostly Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean food. There are also some chains like Starbucks, Pizza Hut, KFC, A&W, HokBen, Dunkin’ Donuts, Yoshinoya, Solaria, D’Cost, etc.
For nightlife, you can go to Central Park Mall where you’ll find a few nice cafés selling alcohol.
The area around Seasons City has quite many schools and universities, many of which cater to Indonesian-Chinese. Most of them are private and Christian.
Kalijodo Park (10 minutes): It was built by Ahok (the previous governor of Jakarta) after he demolished a huge red light district.
Penjaringan Forest City Park (10 minutes)
Building and Architecture
APL is the largest apartment developer in Indonesia and it is behind many famous midrange properties such as Mediterania Apartments, Metro Park, Thamrin Residences, Sudirman Park, Kalibata City, etc. They are also present in the luxury market with the brand Pakubuwono.
Overall, it has a fairly good reputation, though each property is managed differently: Some are very well-maintained, while others are in poor condition.
Also, the company has been criticized for infiltrating the tenant’s association (PPPSRS) in order to manage their properties more freely (and increase the amount of the service charge without being contested).
Priamanaya Group is a relatively unknown player in the property industry. This conglomerate, owned by Djan Fariz, has interests in the energy sector (coal mines, electrical power plants). They also own Blok A and Blok B in Tanah Abang.
Who is the contractor?
The contractor was Waringin Megah, a mid-sized company that has built several apartments, malls, hotels and office buildings (for instance Cilandak Town Square, Surabaya Town Square, Kemang Mansion, 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):
Landscaping and garden:
This is one of the best features of Seasons City Apartment. You have a large garden with a water park, plenty of plants and trees, and several walking trails.
Entrance to Seasons City:
To reach the lobby area of Seasons City, you need to go to the parking P6:
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: 4
Tiles corridors: 4
Painting (wall, ceiling): 3.5
Lighting fixtures: 4
Gym equipment: 5.5
Pool equipment: 5.5
In the apartments:
Bathroom equipment: 4
Kitchen equipment: 4
Overall Quality: 4.2/10
Facilities and Services
What are the facilities provided in the property?
– I was surprised to discover there is a small water park in the garden. You have a decent slide, a big lagoon pool (with a kids’ basin), and a third pool (less crowded).
– Gym: There are only a few machines, and you may have to wait for your turn if you go there during busy hours (6pm to 8pm). The aircon was weak and the room was quite smelly.
– Kids’ playground: It is spacious, but the maintenance of the equipment is poor (see below).
– Ping pong table and squash court:
Other facilities and services:
There are many services available within Seasons City Mall: Banks, salons, supermarket, restaurants, shops, ATM, laundry, coffee shops, etc.
Quality of living
Is the property busy?
Yes, it is quite busy as you have over 1,500 apartments in the same complex.
Is it noisy?
Some units can be noisy if they face the local neighborhood (many mosques). I recommend choosing one with a view of the garden area.
What is the background of the residents?
Residents are mostly Indonesian Chinese and Indonesian “Pribumi”. I didn’t see any foreigner.
Are there issues with the electricity supply?
I don’t know.
Are there issues with parking?
I don’t know.
Are there enough lifts?
Are there visible damages?
Unfortunately, I noticed quite many problems in the maintenance of Seasons City. For instance:
Overall maintenance rating: 5/10
It is satisfactory but some areas would need more effort.
Overall cleanliness rating: 6/10
– Guards: On duty at the entrance gate and reception 24/7.
– Access: A card is needed to reach the lift area.
Overall security rating: 8/10
The staff is friendly.
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 Seasons City Apartments:
2-bedroom units (furnished)
48m2 with 1 bathroom
Average renting price: IDR 2.75M/month or IDR 33M/year
Average buying price: IDR 575,000,000
68m2 with 2 bathrooms
Average renting price: IDR 4.75M/month or IDR 57M/year
Average buying price: IDR 850,000,000
Other available units:
3-bedroom: 74m2 (2 bathrooms and maid room)
Seasons City Apartments
Jalan Prof. Dr. Latumeten No.33,
Tambora, West Jakarta 11320
Phone number: +62 (21) 638 66666
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- Near the Jakarta Inner Ring Road, near a TransJakarta halte, and near a train station.
- Large garden with big lagoon-shaped pools and a slide.
- Affordable price.
- Very long U-turn going to the North or coming from the South.
- Small gym.
- Maintenance could be improved.
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