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South Tangerang (Tangerang Selatan) is a city in the province of Banten, and part of the Jabodetabek Greater Jakarta metropolitan area. South Tangerang is a densely populated urban area consisting of several towns and Jakarta suburbs. The independent city of Tangerang is just north of South Tangerang. The total population of South Tangerang is about 1.5 million, with key population centres including Serpong, Ciputat, and Pamulang. Also the large privately-operated planned community BSD City is in the city.


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As housing in Jakarta becomes unaffordable and a rare commodity due to limited spaces to even build one proper house, South Tangerang becomes a good alternative for those who are working in the capital city without spending too much on housing and don't mind a longer commute than those who live in the centre. Several shopping malls, restaurants, and working spaces, mostly maintained by private companies, are built to accommodate and fulfil the needs of its residents without commuting far to Jakarta and also as the answer to reduce traffic jam, especially during rush hours and weekends.

Get in


South Tangerang is a collection of several towns, planned communities and Jakarta suburbs, and therefore there is not one clear city centre or transportation hub. The main road into the city is the Jakarta-Serpong toll road, which connects the Jakarta Outer Ring Road in South Jakarta to among others the Bintaro Jaya new town and BSD City. The Jakarta-Tangerang toll road passes just north of South Tangerang, and is a good way to get to the North Serpong district. To get to the southern part of the city, a trunk road leads from the Jakarta Outer Ring Road at Lebak Bulus to the districts of Ciputat and Pamulang (this road is numbered as National Road 12, but there are no signposts indicating this). The Jakarta Outer Ring Road 2 connects the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport passes through Tangerang and crosses the Jakarta-Tangerang toll road before intersecting the Jakarta-Serpong toll road and ending at Pamulang. It is being extended to connect with a segment of the Jakarta Outer Ring Road 2 in Depok.

By plane

  • 1 Pondok Cabe Airport (PCB  IATA) (in the southeast of South Tangerang, in Pamulang district). It serves chartered flights by Pelita Air Service. Pondok Cabe Airport (Q2750353) on Wikidata Pondok Cabe Airport on Wikipedia

The main international airport of Jakarta, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK IATA), is about 25 km north of South Tangerang. The driving time is less than an hour if there is no traffic congestion, but it is not uncommon that this takes much longer (more than 2 hours).

By bus


There are various bus lines from and to locations throughout Tangerang and Jakarta. In addition, many long distance bus services to destinations throughout Java and beyond are available to and from the nearby Lebak Bulus bus terminal in South Jakarta.

South Tangerang is also served by two Transjakarta bus rapid transit routes. One of them runs from Tosari in Central Jakarta to BSD City, the other one from Central Jakarta via South Jakarta and Lebak Bulus terminal to Ciputat.

By train


There are five railway stations in South Tangerang along the railway between Jakarta and Merak, which runs parallel to the Jakarta-Serpong toll road. All five stations are served by the green line of Jakarta's commuter train network (KA Commuter Jabodetabek), which runs from Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta via South Tangerang to Rangkasbitung station in Lebak regency of Banten province. The largest station in the city is 2 Serpong railway station.

Get around

Map of South Tangerang

There are dozens of minibus (angkot) routes throughout South Tangerang, with many of them connecting to Tangerang, Jakarta, or Depok. Angkots follow a fixed route, but there is no fixed schedule and there are no fixed stops. To get on, simply raise your hand. To get off, simply shout "Kiri!" to the driver, so he will pull over on the left (Indonesian: kiri) side of the road. The price of an angkot ride within the city is usually about Rp2,000 to 5,000. It is best to ask a local which angkot route to take, and how to recognise the location you want to get off.

The easiest way to get around in South Tangerang is by taxi. Taxi ranks are available outside the shopping malls and hotels. The main reputable taxi companies of Jakarta, including Blue Bird and Express, also have a branch in South Tangerang.




  • 1 Taman Kota 1 ("1st City Park"), Jalan Letnan Sutopo, BSD City (near Al Azhar School). 05:30-18:00. Nice public park with a fair jogging track, well lit and safe.
  • 2 Pondok Cabe Golf & Country Club, Jl. Cabe Raya,Pamulang, +62 21 740 5386. Daily 06:00-17:00. Green and caddy fee Rp250,000 weekdays, Rp575,000 weekends, for 18 holes.
  • 3 Gading Raya Padang Golf & Club, Jl. Bulevar Gading Golf, Gading Serpong, +62 21 546 7668. Open to visitors only Tu-F. 75 hectares private 18-hole golf course, tennis, and a swimming pool. Visitor fee Rp685,000.
  • 4 Ocean Park BSD, Jl. Pahlawan Seribu, BSD City, +62 21 537 0009. M-F 11:00-19:00, Sa Su 8:00-19:00. Huge water adventure park with various water slides. weekdays Rp50,000, weekends Rp90,000.



There are several shopping malls in South Tangerang. Most of them are in the new town of BSD City.

  • 1 AEON Mall BSD City, Jalan BSD Raya Utama, Sampora. M-F 10:00-21:00, Sa Su 10:00-22:00. A chic mall with a heavy presence of Japanese tenants including the namesake department store. There are three food courts in which two of them are specifically cater to Japanese cuisine. Look out for assorted sushi that is sold by the piece in the department store. Parking is very user-friendly for Indonesian standards, especially for the disabled.
  • 2 Bintaro Jaya Xchange Mall, Boulevard Bintaro Jaya Blok. O-2, Bintaro Jaya Sektor VII, Pondok Jaya, Pondok Aren, Tangerang, 15227, +62 21 29865000. Daily 10:00-22:00. One of the best malls the region can offer. Has a spacious green area, jogging track, ice ring and fish pond.
  • 3 BSD Junction, Jl. Pahlawan Seribu, BSD City. Daily 08:00-21:00. Shopping mall in the centre of BSD City. (Q12473013) on Wikidata
  • 4 ITC BSD, Jl. Pahlawan Seribu, BSD City (opposite BSD Junction). Shopping mall with among others a Carrefour supermarket, boutique shops, and a food court.
  • 5 Summarecon Mal Serpong (SMS), Jl. Boulevard Gading Serpong. Daily 10:00-22:00. A farmer's market, "downtown walk" outdoor food outlets, XXI cinema, and a variety of shops. (Q19748629) on Wikidata
  • 6 Pasar Modern BSD City, Jl. Letnan Sutopo, Rw. Mekar Jaya, Kec. Serpong, Kota Tangerang Selatan. A modernized traditional market. There are many stalls selling fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, and other raw foods. There is also a food court which opens after 18:00 and contains many culinary options.


  • Bakmi Bebe, Pasar Modern BSD City, Ruko R73, +62 21 7033 1600. M-F 06:00-15:00, Sa Su 06:00-17:00. Chinese Noodle Restaurant. Menu: BBQ Pork Ribs Noodle, Various Pork Noodle, Chicken Noodle. approx. Rp50,000.
  • 1 Bakmi Gang Kelinci, ITC Bumi Serpong Damai Lt. 2, +62 92209880.


  • 1 Kira Cafe Resto. M-Th 08:00-22:00, F-Su 07:00-23:00. Enjoy various Indonesian foods and drink some coffee.


  • 1 Hotel Mercure Serpong Alam Sutera, Jalan Alam Sutera Boulevard Kav. 23, Serpong, +62 21 2966 8668. 3-star hotel in Alam Sutera Serpong, stylish room and close to entertainment area near Serpong. Mercure Serpong Alam Sutera Hotel (Q111137970) on Wikidata
  • 2 Hotel Santika Premiere Bintaro, CBD Bintaro Jaya, Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Blok B7/A3-01, +62 21 2986 8989, . A 4-star luxury hotel in the centre of the Bintaro town. Close to shopping malls, toll road, and food courts. Have swimming pool. Double rooms from Rp660,000 per night. Hotel Santika Premiere Bintaro (Q111137974) on Wikidata
  • 3 Kinari Residence, Jalan Pare Raya 1 blok G1 no.12, BSD City, +62 21 5315 3000. Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 12:00. Kinari Residence is the only furnished apartment which can be rented daily in BSD City. The one bedroom apartment has a bathroom and kitchen. A cable TV, free Wi-Fi, AC, water heater, refrigerator, gas stove, and kitchen utensils are available inside the apartment. Double rooms from Rp398,000 per night.
  • 4 POP! Hotel BSD City, Sunburst CBD Lot II No. 18A BSD City, Serpong, Tangerang 15321, +62 21 - 5315 9077, . Budget hotel with fresh layout, near to BSD City area. POP! Hotel BSD City Tangerang (Q111137972) on Wikidata

Stay safe


Local law enforcement is unreliable, so you may want to be even more cautious than you do in your hometown. If you are planning to draw your money in the ATM nearby (even in the mall) on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays, look around to make sure there's nobody wearing civilian uniforms welcomes you and pretends he will guard you. If you are trapped by his 'artificial' kindness, once you finished your banking activities, he will call his crime-partners outside to come in and pressure you to hand over your belongings. Some of them may murder you, even after you have done what they asked. Make sure that the ATM you visit is monitored by a camera.

  • 1 Polres Tangerang Selatan (South Tangerang Police Station), Jalan Boulevard Bintaro Jaya, Pondok Jaya, Pondok Aren, Pd. Pucung, Pd. Aren, Kota Tangerang Selatan, Banten 15220, +62 21 29522262.



List of hospital with 24 hours emergency room:

  • 2 RS Bhinneka Bakti Husada, Jl. Cabe Raya No 17, +62 21 749 3535, +62 21 749 0829. (Q110240569) on Wikidata
  • 3 RS Premier Bintaro, Jl. MH. Thamrin blok B3 No.1 sector 7 kawasan Niaga Bintaro, +62 21 745 5600. RS Premier Bintaro (Q110241646) on Wikidata
  • RS Sari Asih Ciputat, Sasak Tinggi No. 3, Jalan Otista Raya, Ciputat, +62 21 7410808. (Q110240341) on Wikidata
  • 4 Eka Hospital, Central Business District Lot. IX, BSD City serpong, Lengkong Gudang, +62 21 256 555 55. Eka Hospital (Q12509078) on Wikidata
  • RS Sari Asih Ciledug, Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No. 38, Sudimara Timur, Ciledug, +62 21 7333430. (Q110241917) on Wikidata
  • Omni Hospital, Jl. Alam Sutera Boulevard Kav. 25, +62 21 2977 9999. Sarana Meditama Metropolitan (Q12509092) on Wikidata
  • RS Islam Asshobirin, Jl. Raya Serpong No.11, Pd. Jagung, Serpong Utara, +62 21 5384314. (Q110241914) on Wikidata
  • RS Syarif Hidayatullah, Jl. Ir. H Juanda No. 95, Pisangan, Ciputat Timur, +62 21 74701989. (Q110240165) on Wikidata

Go next

  • Tangerang — Nearby city with more shopping malls and golf courses.
  • Anyer — Beach resort at the western coast of Java.
  • Ujung Kulon — National park on the southwestern tip of Java.
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