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Apartment living, making the most of it

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    Contributor

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 25 2011   /  11:01 am

One cannot avoid traffic congestion in a major city like Jakarta. Jakarta residents living far away in its suburbs or satellite cities spend hours every day to reach their work places in the center of the city. That is why there is now a “back to the city” movement, meaning living close to the center of the city, because it is more convenient when the office and home are in one area. This means no traffic jams, plus a savings in fuel, time and energy.

This is the kind of convenience sought by young couples in major cities like Jakarta. And, an apartment in the heart of the city seems to be the best solution.

Today’s young families prefer an efficient and minimalist lifestyle, so it is not surprising that they opt for apartments. Although apartments units are mostly smaller than non-apartment houses there is ample space for children as playgrounds are available in the...