3 Days 2 Nights Jakarta Weekend Break – Day 3 (October 2015)

Day 3 – Jakarta to Singapore

This was the day where we would depart Jakarta. Our flight was in the evening so we still had the morning and afternoon for shopping.

Our breakfast was the bread and pastries we bought from the French Bakery the night before. Tea and coffee we made were good enough for us. The French bread and pastries were simply delicious. We would be buying more to bring home later.

We had already arranged with front desk for late check out at 2 pm during check in the day before so we brushed up and prepared to head for the malls again. It was still early when we left Pullman Central Park. The shops in Central Park were not open yet so we strolled the park instead and took pictures of the surrounding.

Quiet Central park Mall before 10 am
Quiet Central park Mall before 10 am
Quiet cafe before opening on Sunday
Quiet cafe before opening on Sunday
Restaurant from Central Park
Restaurant from Central Park
Ice Cream cafe from Central Park
Ice Cream cafe from Central Park
Apartments view from Central Park
Apartments view from Central Park
Pullman Hotel from Central Park
Pullman Hotel from Central Park

The park was nice and romantic at night and it was pleasant and quiet in the morning. We took our time to stroll the park walking slowly all the way to the end. Our first objective was to head back to Taman Anggrek Mall to shop one last time at Matahari.

Central Park Mall on Sunday
Central Park Mall on Sunday


Pullman Hotel from Central Park
Pullman Hotel from Central Park
The Coffee Bean cafe view from Central Park
The Coffee Bean cafe view from Central Park
Pond and fish at Italian Restaurant in Central Park
Pond and fish at Italian Restaurant in Central Park
Italian Restaurant in Central Park
Italian Restaurant in Central Park
Italian Restaurant in Central Park
Italian Restaurant in Central Park
Carp in the pond in Central Park
Carp in the pond in Central Park
Entrance to Italian Restaurant in Central Park
Entrance to Italian Restaurant in Central Park

Having walked through Central Park, we moved on towards Taman Anggrek Mall. Like the previous day, we took a short cut through a side road and then into the car park of Taman Anggrek Mall. Once we entered the mall through the car park, Matahari was on our left.

Central Park Mall
Central Park Mall
Side road to Taman Anggrek Mall
Side road to Taman Anggrek Mall
Central Park Mall from Taman Anggrek Mall
Central Park Mall from Taman Anggrek Mall
Entering car park to Taman Anggrek Mall
Entering car park to Taman Anggrek Mall
Car park to Taman Anggrek Mall entrance
Car park to Taman Anggrek Mall entrance

It was just past 10 am so Matahari Departmental Store was already open. We went in and shopped again. Since we had shopped here the day before, we knew exactly where to go and what to look for. After more than an hour, we left Matahari. We bought more clothes again and enjoyed huge discount during weekend sales.

Matahari Departmental Store
Matahari Departmental Store
Promotional event outside Matahari Departmental Store
Promotional event outside Matahari Departmental Store

We didn’t bother to explore other shops in Taman Anggrek Mall as we needed to return for lunch and check out before 2 pm. We went back to Central Park Mall and returned to our favourite restaurant, The Pines Kitchen at the basement level. It was before 12 noon but the restaurant was already crowded. This was a Sunday morning so more people were free to shop and dine here.

Side road back to Central Park Mall
Side road back to Central Park Mall
Restaurant in Central Park Mall
Restaurant in Central Park Mall

However, we managed to look for a table and we sat down and ordered our lunch. We ordered two glasses of sour sop juice this time on top of the dim sum items and duck rice set. It was a great lunch again. After lunch, we walked back to Pullman Central Park through the basement level.

The Pines Kitchen
The Pines Kitchen
The Pines Kitchen at Central Park Mall
The Pines Kitchen at Central Park Mall

When we reached the middle of the mall outside Carrefour, we stopped by the promotional event set up by Sogo. I tried on a pair of leather shoe but didn’t get one my size. So we moved on and returned to Pullman Central Park.

Basement of Central Park Mall
Basement of Central Park Mall
Shop in basement of Central Park Mall
Shop in basement of Central Park Mall
Sogo promotion at basement of Central Park Mall
Sogo promotion at basement of Central Park Mall
Sogo promotion at basement of Central Park Mall
Sogo promotion at basement of Central Park Mall

Back in our room, we packed up and showered. We rested for a short while and then finally approached front desk to check out just before 2 pm. We paid our outstanding bills and left our bags with concierge.

Art work near lift lobbyArt work at lift lobby

Then we went back to Central Park Mall and entered Sogo. We went back to the shoes section and tried out the leather shoes here. I managed to find a pair that I like which was not available at the promotional event at the basement level earlier. We bought another pair of shoe for our younger daughter and more clothes and then left Sogo.




Next we went to our favourite French Bakery Tours les Jours to buy bread and pastries to bring home. Again, we needed to queue for a while before we could make payment. This bakery was really popular and the bread and pastries were really good.

Popular French Bakery in Central park Mall
Popular French Bakery in Central park Mall

After this, we went to the amusement park for a quick look. It wasn’t very crowded but those kids and even young people were really enjoying themselves. There were rides and gaming machines. This amusement park was located at one end of the mall.

Kiddy rides at amusement park
Kiddy rides at amusement park
Amusement park in Central Park Mall
Amusement park in Central Park Mall
Games at amusement park in Central Park Mall
Games at amusement park in Central Park Mall
Kiddy rides at amusement park
Kiddy rides at amusement park


Fun rides at amusement park
Fun rides at amusement park
Amusement park in Central Park Mall
Amusement park in Central Park Mall
Amusement park in Central Park Mall
Amusement park in Central Park Mall
Games machines in amusement park in Central Park Mall
Games machines in amusement park in Central Park Mall
Fun rides at amusement park
Fun rides at amusement park

As it was still early, we did more window shopping in Central Park Mall. The mall was crowded this afternoon, being a Sunday. Nevertheless, Central Park Mall was pleasant and conducive to hangout during the weekend with so many shops, restaurants and eateries to cater to the needs of both young and old.

The Duck King Restaurant in Central Park Mall
The Duck King Restaurant in Central Park Mall
The Duck King Restaurant in Central Park Mall
The Duck King Restaurant in Central Park Mall
Fashion shop in Central Park Mall
Fashion shop in Central Park Mall
Car promotional event in Central Park Mall
Car promotional event in Central Park Mall
Busy Central Park Mall on Sunday
Busy Central Park Mall on Sunday

Eventually, we decided to return to Pullman Central Park to get ready for an early dinner. It was near to 4 pm when we were back to our hotel. We still had our Accor Plus member’s welcome drinks not consumed yet so we went to the lobby lounge and sat down for our drinks.

Art works in lobby area
Art works in lobby area
Art work in lobby lounge
Art work in lobby lounge
Artistic lobby lounge
Artistic lobby lounge
Beautiful lobby lounge
Beautiful lobby lounge

We ordered mocha and rested our tired legs. It was great to chill out at this artistic lounge decorated with many art pieces. We took the opportunity to get in touch with our children again with the excellent wifi from the hotel. Having rested sufficiently, we went up to the restaurant for dinner.

Mocha welcome drinks
Mocha welcome drinks
Mocha welcome drinks at lobby lounge
Mocha welcome drinks at lobby lounge


Cool and beautiful lobby lounge
Cool and beautiful lobby lounge
Cool and beautiful lobby lounge
Cool and beautiful lobby lounge
Beautiful artworks in lobby lounge
Beautiful artworks in lobby lounge

It was only 4.30 pm so the restaurant was empty. However, restaurant staff were busy preparing to set up the buffet spread for dinner later.

Art piece outside restaurant
Art piece outside restaurant
Cakes and pastries counter
Cakes and pastries counter
Buffet counter in the restaurant
Buffet counter in the restaurant
Buffet counter in the restaurant
Buffet counter in the restaurant
Seafood buffet spread
Seafood buffet spread

We took our seats and ordered a pot of TWG Earl Grey tea this time. I ordered pasta while my dear wife ordered the grilled chicken which she enjoyed very much the previous night.

TWG Earl Grey Tea with bread
TWG Earl Grey Tea with bread
Sumptuous pasta
Sumptuous pasta
Mouth watering grilled chicken breast
Mouth watering grilled chicken breast
Delicious dinner in Pullman
Delicious dinner in Pullman

Once again, we had bread and butter before our main course. The food came next and the dinner was great. As Accor Plus members, we enjoyed 50% discount for dining at the restaurant. The restaurant staff were as friendly and helpful as before and our dinner was very satisfying.

Artistic restaurant in Pullman
Artistic restaurant in Pullman
Beautiful and artistic restaurant in Pullman
Beautiful and artistic restaurant in Pullman

After dinner, we approached concierge to collect our bags we left earlier before we went one last round of shopping. We repacked our bags and went to the counter outside Pullman Central Park. We approached the staff on duty to call a bluebird taxi to send us to the airport. After about 10 minutes, our taxi arrived and we boarded and made our way to the airport.

Entrance of Pullman Hotel
Entrance of Pullman Hotel

The side roads from Central Park leading to the main road were very congested. It took a while before we could reach the main road. There were some traffic jams on the highway as well even though it was a Sunday evening. Anyway, we arrived at the airport in about an hour. Toll fee was 16,000 IDR on top of the 130,000 taxi fare. We needed not pay surcharge going to the airport.

We approached Jetstar counter with our online boarding passes to exchange for new boarding passes and at the same time paid 150,000 IDR airport tax each. Next, we walked over to immigration and cleared security without any trouble. So we were free to explore the airport to do some window shopping.

Flight display at departure hall
Flight display at departure hall
Jetstar check in counter
Jetstar check in counter
Shops in the airport
Shops in the airport
Duty free shop in the airport
Duty free shop in the airport
Inside the airport in Jakarta
Inside the airport in Jakarta
Restaurant in the airport
Restaurant in the airport
Duty free shop in the airport
Duty free shop in the airport
Inside the airport in Jakarta
Inside the airport in Jakarta
Duty free shop in the airport
Duty free shop in the airport

There were plenty of gifts shops and duty free shops in the airport. There were cafes and restaurants as well. We went into a few of the shops to look around but didn’t buy anything.

Cafe in the airport
Cafe in the airport
Inside the airport in Jakarta
Inside the airport in Jakarta


Inside the airport in Jakarta
Inside the airport in Jakarta
Handicraft shop in the airport
Handicraft shop in the airport
Restaurant in the airport
Restaurant in the airport
Duty free shop in the airport
Duty free shop in the airport
Beautiful artistic lights in the airport
Beautiful artistic lights in the airport

Finally, we went to the holding area to wait for our flight. When we were called to the gate, surprisingly, we had to take a bus to sent us to the aircraft. As such, our flight was delayed as the bus had to travel back and forth to pick up all the passengers from the gate. When all passengers had finally boarded, our flight was further delayed with a long queue of planes waiting to take off. Eventually, our plane took off without any incident after nearly 50 minutes delay.

Fortunately, our flight landed at Changi Airport smoothly without further air traffic delay. By the time we cleared immigration, it was already after midnight. As we had an early dinner, we felt hungry. So we went to Terminal 3 and had a late supper at our favourite noodle stall at the food court. This meal was very good as well.

Without wasting more time, we went to the taxi queue and hopped on to a taxi and were finally homeward bound. Though it was a short 3 days 2 nights shopping trip to Jakarta, it was very enjoyable, especially with shopping at Central Park and the exceptional service we enjoyed at Pullman Central Park Hotel. Our children would be fast asleep when we reached home and we looked forward to showing them our shopping spoils in the morning.


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