Pondok Indah Mall
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Pondok Indah Mall looking south
|Location||South Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Address||Jalan Metro Pondok Indah Kav. IV/TA
|Opening date||1991 (PIM 1)
2005 (PIM 2 & South-North Skywalk)
2013 (Street Gallery)
|No. of stores and services||approximately 400|
|No. of floors||3 (PIM 1)
5 (PIM 2)
2 (North and South Skywalk)
3 (Street Gallery)
Pondok Indah Mall (PIM; Indonesian: Mal Pondok Indah) is a large shopping complex located in wealthy Pondok Indah suburb of South Jakarta, Indonesia. The Pondok Indah Mall, or referred to by Jakartans by its acronym: "PIM" complex: is actually two large malls, the older 3-storey PIM1 and the newer 5-storey PIM2, interconnected via a two elevated multi-storey pedestrian walkways (Skywalk North and Skywalk South) which also are tenanted by specialty shops.
In addition, PIM houses two cinema complexes on each building, both malls connected externally via walkway and an open-air water theme park was located in the vicinity of PIM 1, right behind Street Gallery. Unlike PIM 1, PIM 2 more focused on upper class aficionados.
Pondok Indah Mall 1 or PIM Phase 1
PIM 1 was completed in 1991 in the affluent suburb of Pondok Indah (Beautiful Village) in leafy Jakarta Selatan (South Jakarta). Originally the site was a random mixture of open fields, slums, middle-class dwellings and traditional street-stall kiosks and eateries. It was a hated eyesore which generated vast amounts of litter, untreated storm water and traffic congestion. The affluent residents particularly disliked the lack of comfortable shopping facilities and the entrance to their leafy suburb "spoilt" by this unsightly, chaotic mess.
The architectural style was understated elegant conventional mall, with flooring continually updated until its present condition of polished Indonesian marble and granite. The architecture roughly imitated Dutch colonial large-scale warehouses with extensive steel-truss interpretation of Dutch structural timber-work for an innovative illuminating central skylight (double-glazed for minimising heat transfer) and featured three airy floors of shopping with a narrow open-floor gallery (made safe via decorative fencing). The exterior featured aluminium cladding for minimal maintenance in the harsh tropical climate.
Pondok Indah Mall 2
PIM2 was first advertised as an ambitious huge amalgamation of residential and hotel-apartment tower complex (one tower for each), office space and commercial hub. However, due to the 1998 KrisMon (kris= krisis, mon= moniter= monetary), funds were unavailable to proceed.
After a change of ownership, the expansion was finally realized in 2004 with the opening of Mall 2.
PIM's new extension, Street Gallery opened in 2013. It is located south of PIM1 side. It mainly consists of food and beverages tenants.
Website: (some English, mainly Indonesian Language) 
- [Official website http://www.pondokindahmall.co.id/]