Food centre inspired by S’pore’s Lau Pa Sat to be built in Jakarta, ready by end-2025

‘Rukan Lau Pa Sat’ in north Jakarta township will have more than 50 stalls

Many of Singapore’s famous landmarks such as the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands have been recreated by admirers in other countries, and it’s now the turn of another iconic building.

Lau Pa Sat — a national monument in the heart of the nation’s Central Business District (CBD) that many office workers pass by daily — is set to be replicated in Indonesia.

The new food centre will be in a township in north Jakarta and is due to open by the end of 2025.

Rukan Lau Pa Sat will be part of mixed development in north Jakarta

Named “Rukan Lau Pa Sat”, the food centre will be one of the features of the Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) township, a residential community near the Java Sea coast, according to the mixed development’s website.

It will be nestled among shophouses with a “Peranakan theme” inspired by Singapore’s Lau Pa Sat.

Source: PIK2 Home

Rukan Lau Pa Sat will also be adjacent to Osaka PIK2, a cluster of residences in PIK that got its name from the Japanese city, and close to the Tokyo Riverside Apartment.

Source: PIK2 Home

Rukan Lau Pa Sat in Jakarta will have more than 50 stalls

PIK property developer Agung Sedayu Group told The Straits Times (ST) that Rukan Lau Pa Sat will have more than 50 food stalls.

It will serve food from Indonesia and the region catered to the masses, similar to the original Lau Pa Sat, Agung Sedayu Group chief executive officer (CEO) Steven Kusumo said.

He added that the group aims to “bring the world to Indonesia” and particularly to PIK’s residents and visitors.

Source: PIK2 Home

Rukan Lau Pa Sat will have a Satay Street

One of the most famous features of Singapore’s Lau Pa Sat is its open-air Satay Street, where diners feast under the night sky.

Mr Kusumo hopes to emulate this in Rukan Lau Pa Sat, which will sell various versions of sate, as folks call it in Indonesia, according to cooking methods across different parts of the country.

Source: PIK2 Home

Alongside the food centre will be other amenities within walking distance such as:

  • Event spaces
  • Restaurants
  • Retail outlets
  • Residences

Lau Pa Sat’s features features will be adapted & tweaked

One of the reasons Mr Kusamo and his team chose Lau Pa Sat is because they “really love” its architecture, reports quoted him as saying.

This includes features such as the 19th-century market’s distinctive colonial design and orange roofing.

He noted that they would have to “adapt” and “tweak the idea” in Rukan Lau Pa Sat.

This is so that “it does not just become a copy and paste of Singapore’s one”, he added.

Development also inspired by Japanese & Chinese structures

Lau Pa Sat, which is gazetted as a national monument, isn’t the only recognisable foreign structure to which PIK pays homage.

Next to it will be Taman Doa Akita, or Our Lady of Akita Prayer Garden, which opened on 16 Dec 2023. The structure drew inspiration from a similar-looking Seitai Hoshikai convent in Akita, Japan.

Taman Doa Akita in PIK2. Source: Google Maps

PIK also has a “Chinatown” food strip that’s meant to resemble a traditional hutong, or alley, in China.

Source: Google Maps

This area even comes complete with a pagoda.

Source: Google Maps

PIK, which spans some 3,900ha, is more than eight times the size of Sentosa, ST reported.

Also read: Housing Estate In Indonesia Is Modelled After S’pore, With Its Own Merlion & ERP Gantry

Housing Estate In Indonesia Is Modelled After S’pore, With Its Own Merlion & ERP Gantry

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