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M Bloc Space: Abandoned building becomes hottest spot for millennials

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 12 2019   /  01:15 am
Step right up: Pedestrians walk past M Bloc Space, located near the Blok M bus station in South Jakarta, on Monday.(JP/Anggie Angela)(JP/Anggie Angela)

Step right up: Pedestrians walk past M Bloc Space, located near the Blok M bus station in South Jakarta, on Monday.(JP/Anggie Angela)It was a cool and cloudy Saturday night in the capital city. But one area in Blok M, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, was abuzz with activity.The area, which houses vintage-looking stores, cafes and restaurants, was packed with customers enjoying dinner or cups of coffee. Many other people took pictures in front of the 1970s-style red neon signs or in front of murals.The area is called M Bloc Space.Since opening in September, M Bloc Space has become a new hangout for youth. Thanks to its unique concept, which combines post-colonial style buildings and modern aesthetics, the creative space has created a buzz on social media and attracted many young people.Here, visitors can enjoy an array of culinary options, including Javanese food, Padang food, Manadonese fo...