Golden Triangle of Jakarta

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Golden Triangle of Jakarta (Indonesian: Segitiga Emas Jakarta) is roughly a triangular shape area of Jakarta, Indonesia, which extends from Central Jakarta to South Jakarta. Most of the business, financial, and diplomatic establishments are located in the area, which also forms the center of the city. The area is the main CBD of Jakarta, where most of the tallest skyscrapers are located.[1] The area is bordered by main avenues of Jakarta, Thamrin Avenue-Sudirman Boulevard (North-Southwest), Rasuna Said Avenue (North-Southeast), and Gatot Subroto Avenue (East-West). There are many other roads criss-crossing the area. There are clusters of commercial buildings such as SCBD (45 hectares), Mega Kuningan (54 hectares), Rasuna Epicentrum (53.6 hectares) and Kuningan Persada (17 hectares).[2] Golden triangle is one of the fastest evolving CBD in Asia-Pacific region.[3]

History and geography[edit]

During the period between 1960-1965 Jakarta's urban development changed drastically when President Sukarno, also an architect and an urban planner, personally drove the city into a modern capital that would not only be the pride of the Indonesian nation, but would also be a "beacon" of a powerful new nation.[4] Development axis of Jakarta was shifted towards south direction starting from Medan Merdeka to Kebayoran as the center of Jakarta in the 1950s, replacing that of Medan Merdeka-Senen-Salemba-Jatinegara axis which has grown since the 18th century.

Some of the notable infrastructure projects of Sukarno during the first half of the 1960s were, construction of wide avenues like Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Jalan Gatot Subroto and Semanggi "clover-leaf" highway interchange. Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said was being developed in 1970's, which after completion along with Sudirman, and Gatot Subroto roads formed the "golden triangle" of Jakarta. During the period, the earliest signs of building appeared in Sudirman Road north of Semanggi Interchange.[5] The concept of golden triangle has long been formed, at least began to be known in the era of the 1990s.[6] Three points of the triangle which formed the area are,

The golden triangle area of Jakarta includes major roads such as Thamrin, Sudirman, Gatot Subroto, Rasuna Said and Mas Mansyur and Satrio. Administratively the Golden Triangle area is located in Menteng, Tanah Abang, Setiabudi, Kebayoran Baru and Mampang Prapatan sub-district of Jakarta.

Important areas within Golden Triangle[edit]

Gatot Subroto Avenue, which runs east-west of Golden Triangle

Many commercial centers are developed gradually as clusters within Golden Triangle area, such as Hotel Indonesia roundabout, SCBD, Mega Kuningan. Most of the skyscrapers of Jakarta are located within this triangle.


TransJakarta bus station at the junction of Gatot Subroto Avenue & Rasuna Said Road, on the background skyline of Mega Kuningan

The area is served by TransJakarta Corridor 1, Corridor 6, Corridor 9. There are many routes operated by Kopaja, Mayasari Bakti and APTB buses. Sudirman, Cikini and Gondangdia station of Jakarta commuter rail located within the area. The area will have multiple station of MRT and LRT.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Segitiga Emas Jakarta Tetap Primadona". Kompas. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  2. ^ "Segitiga Emas Jakarta Tetap Jadi Patokan Kawasan Perkantoran". Detik. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  3. ^ "Where are the fastest evolving Central Business Districts in Asia Pacific?". Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  4. ^ Silver 2007, p. 101.
  5. ^ Merrillees 2015, p. 27.
  6. ^ "Segitiga Emas Jakarta Tetap Jadi Patokan Kawasan Perkantoran". Detik. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "SCBD to get world's 5th tallest building". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2017-06-28.