is a subdistrict
of South Jakarta
, one of the five administrative cities which forms the special capital region of Jakarta
. The expatriate residential area of Bangka and Kemang, known for its annual Kemang Festival, is located in Mampang Prapatan Subdistrict. The boundaries of Mampang Prapatan are Krukut River to the west, Cideng River and Mampang River to the east, Jend. Gatot Subroto Tollway to the north, and Kemang Selatan-Kemang Timur Road to the south.
Mampang Prapatan Main Road passed through Mampang Prapatan Subdistrict.
Kemang is an expatriate neighborhood located mostly in Bangka Kelurahan
(in Mampang Prapatan Subdistrict), and also in Pejaten Barat Kelurahan (in Pasar Minggu
Subdistrict). The name Kemang came from the fruit kemang
, a species of mango (Mangifera kemanga
). The main area of Kemang is marked by the roads of Jalan Kemang Raya, Jalan Prapanca, and Jalan Bangka.
Kemang is a kampung
which has been gentrified into an expatriate residentials. The adjacent Bangka kampung, which was also gentrified, is sometimes referred as "Kemang" as well, although this was originally a different village. The gentrification of Kemang started after the end of 1970s. Kemang was a quiet Betawi kampong
dotted with mosques in traditional Javanese style. During the 1970s, the land in Kemang were sold for residential use. The lush green character of Kemang attracted people into this area, including expatriates.... Read More