Tangerang is a satellite city of Jakarta in Banten, Indonesia. The head of government in the city of Tangerang is a mayor ("walikota"). There are 5 sub-districts ("kecamatan") in the city of Tangerang: Tangerang (postal code 1511X), Batuceper (15121, 15122, 15127-15129), Benda (15123-15126), Jatiuwung (1513X), Cipondoh (1514X), Ciledug (1515X).
The population of the city of Tangerang is 1,488,666 people. The area is 165 sq. km. The population density is 9047 people/sq. km.
Tangerang Regency/"Kabupaten Tangerang", is the suburbs of Tangerang. The head of government is a regent ("bupati"). There are 26 districts/"Kecamatan" on Tangerang regency.
The population of the Tangerang residency is 3,080,237 people. The area is 1,110 sq. km. The population density is 2775 people/sq. km.
Like the rest of Jakarta, Tangerang is chaotic and experiences heavy traffic though Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) and Lippo Karawaci, both of which are maintained by the private sector, are less so. These areas are specifically developed for commercial and residential purposes. Ocean Park is the most developed area for tourists.
Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Benda, Tangerang.
Pondok Cabe airport is a small airport used by Police, small airplanes, skydiving, gliders and aerosport. If you charter helicopter or small plane, you can request (in advance) for permission to land on the Pondok Cabe airport. The small Budiarto airport at Curug, Tangerang Regency, is used for pilot training (Curug aviation school).
You can use metered taxi to reach Tangerang from Jakarta. The cost is approx. US$ 9 - 10. The trip will take up to 2 hours. It's better to order the taxi from the taxi companies because most taxi drivers refuse to go to Tangerang. Taxis from Jakarta are not allowed to take any passengers from Tangerang to Jakarta.
Many busses with aircond from Jakarta to Tangerang served by Mayasari Bakti such as P-62, P-133 (from Jalan Jendral Sudirman, Jakarta). The fare is Rp. 6,500 (US$ 0.7), but it's far from comfort.
Executive busses are also available from/to Jakarta-BSD with several destinations in Jakarta: Pasar Baru, Ratu Plaza, and Mangga Dua , fare is Rp. 11,000 (US$ 1.2) per trip. In BSD there are some bus stops: Kolam Renang (Swimming Pool) BSD, Al Azhar School and Kantor Pemasaran (Marketing Office) BSD. While the bus stops in Jakarta are Pasar Baru (Gedung Kesenian Jakarta) bus stop, Harmoni bus stop, Ratu Plaza bus stop, Mangga Dua bus stop, etc.
Train to reach Tangerang are available from train stations of Gambir, Manggarai, Sudirman and Tanahabang. For luxury air conditioned trains, the fare is Rp. 7,500 - 8,000.
They have two destinations to Tangerang:
to BSD/Serpong: the train's name is Sudirman Express (from manggarai, Sudirman and Tanahabang Stations)
- to Tangerang are Benteng Express (from Gambir Station), Cisadane Express (from Manggarai, Sudirman and Tanahabang Stations))
Bluebird  taxi is available by phone 24 hours. Considered one of the safest by tourists and locals in all bigger Jabodetabek region (Jakarta Bogor Depok Tangerang Bekasi). Depending on the departure place in Jakarta and destination in Tangerang City or Serpong area, the fare will be around Rp. 100,000 - Rp. 150,000. Some other safety taxis are Transcab and Express Taxi.
Premium taxis like Silverbird will offer you with better comfort and safety, but price is around 50% more expensive than regular taxis mentioned above.
Soewarna Golf Club, Taman Niaga Soewarna, Blok G, Tangerang, ☎ (62)(21) 5591 1111. 18-hole course just next to the airport, famed for the miniskirted Tangerang Girls who go around offering refreshments, and with more of a focus on business schmoozing than playing. Open to the general public on weekdays only, when a green and caddy fee package will set you back Rp240,000. On weekends you'll need an invitation from a member and will still have to cough up a whopping Rp550,000.edit
Pondok Cabe Golf, Jl. Pondok Cabe Raya, Jakarta 15418, ☎ (62)(21) 740 5386, . edit
Modern Golf and Country Club, Modernland Real Estate. edit
Ocean Park , Jl. Raya Serpong, right behind seven stories tall German Center building. Claiming to be the the biggest water adventure park in Southeast Asia, it started being operational recently. Admission fee Rp. 30,000/person.
Sarang Kepiting (literally translates to ''Crab Lair''), Jl. Raya Serpong (approx. 500 Metres to the south of ''Alam Sutera Real Estate'' entrance). approx. US$ 5/Person. edit
Restoran Istana Nelayan (Fisherman), Jl. MH. Thamrin (In the Serpong Townsquare area), ☎ +62 21 5542913, . Menu: seafood, steak and sundanese. Chic garden, pony ride, mini zoo. The main building took the form of a yacht.edit
Many restaurants are available at "Soekarno Hatta Airport" at Benda, Tangerang: McDonald, A&W, Dunkin Donuts, Hoka-Hoka Bento etc.
Pisa Kafe, Menara Matahari Ground Floor, Jl. Boulevard Palem Raya no 7, Bencongan Village - Curug. Tel.: (62) (21) 5475575. Menu: Italian foods, ice creams. Entertainment: Bar & live music at around 9.30PM everyday. Price: approx. US$ 8/person.
Tamani Kafe, BSD Plaza, Jl. Raya Serpong, Sektor 4. Tel.: (62)(21) 5315 1015. International restaurant. Menu: chicken cordon blue, egg and tofu, soup, salad, onion ring. Price: approx. US$ 8/person.
Bene Ristorante, Living World Mall unit G-71- Alam Sutera ,Tel.: (62) (21) 29239570. Menu: Italian foods, Pizza-Pasta. Facility: Free wi-fi , smoking area available. Price: approx. US$ 8/person.
Salsa Food City, Next to Summarecon Mal Serpong. Menu: A lot of restaurants here, ranging from Sundanese, Chinese, Makassar, and Western. Entertainment: Live music almost everyday, be sure to catch them on weekends when they perform full band.edit
Pisa Kafe, Menara Matahari Ground Floor, Jl. Boulevard Palem Raya no 7, Bencongan Village - Curug. Tel.: (62) (21) 5475575. Menu: Italian foods, ice creams, a range of cocktails. Entertainment: Bar & live music at around 9.30PM everyday. Price: approx. US$ 8/person.
Kinari Residence, Jl. Pare 1 Blok G1 NO. 12. BSD City, Tangerang, ☎ (6221) 5375290, (6221) 68578282, . checkin: 12.00PM; checkout: 12.00PM. 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.Rp. 350,000. edit
Exercise caution when using ATM dispensers. Some criminals have been known to pose as security guards, complete with uniforms. Always ensure that you are alone when withdrawing any money from a facility. Never take offers by others for assistance of any kind.
RS Tangerang, Jl. A. Yani No.9, Tangerang, Tel.: (62)(21) 552 3507, (62)(21) 552 6686.
RS Awal Bros, Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 3, Kebon Nanas, Cikokol Tangerang 15117, ☎ (62-21) 5578 0888 (fax: (62-21) 5578 1520), . Previously known as Rumah Sakit Global Medika, the hospital rebrand itself to a new name.edit
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