Hidupid – Life in downtown Jakarta is alive with bars, clubs, stalls, restaurants, offices, and certainly, shops. Jakarta has it all, from unique local handicrafts to high fashion labels and the latest trend in technology. Finding out where to shop in Jakarta is an easy piece. You can find various shopping environments that suit your needs all right.
Like other metropolitan cities in the world, Jakarta has mega-malls filled with the international brand as the top of the scale. Downtown Jakarta varied with choices of stores selling products from batiks, silks, and local crafts.
In the ‘Pasars’ (markets) you can find a lot of interesting catch. One thing you have to possess: a lot of patience and good bargaining skill. You can start with 40% off the offering price and complete with around half of the original price.
Here are other places you can put on your list of next shopping spree.
ANCOL ART MARKET IN JAKARTA
Located within the Ancol Dreamland entertainment complex in North Jakarta, Ancol Art Market provides you a place to lounge and cool down after the adrenaline rush of the thrilling rides at the amusement park and water sports. This open-air market offers you a pleasant walk around the forest area with a market lined with individual shops. Each of the pavilions showcases art and handicraft products by local painters and craftsmen.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Ancol Dreamland, Jl. Gerbang Ancol No.93, Pademangan, North Jakarta
Tel: +62 (0)21 292 222 22
We can say that Glodok Plaza is a kind of Chinatown of Jakarta. In 1740 the Chinese community was restricted to an area outside the city walls. That area is now known as Glodok. It is a cluster of indoor markets selling sundry technology products from mobile phones to household equipment.
Address: Jl. Pinangsia Raya
Plaza Indonesia is located in the center of Jakarta, facing the Welcome Monument. This mall is crowded with luxurious brands and well-known products such as Versace, Armani, Gucci, and so on.
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 daily
Address: Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta Pusat 10350 Indonesia
This mega-mall is situated in Jakarta financial district next to Senayan Sports Complex. Plaza Senayan highlights Metro and Sogo Department Stores. It also provides Studio 21 Cineplex which has seven cinemas for wide choices of movie.
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 daily
Address: 8 Jalan Asia Afrika, PT Senayan Trikarya Sempama, Jakarta Pusat 10270
Senayan City is the cutting-edge recruit in the shopping mall scope in Jakarta. It is built over an area of 48,000 sqm with an impressive arrangement of products to choose from.
Address: 19 Asia Africa, Street, Gelora Village, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta City 10270
This place is a well-known brand in Indonesia. It has a huge showroom at Jalan Cokroaminoto, Menteng and a shop in Plaza Indonesia. Originated from Sukoharjo, Solo, Batik Keris is a small chain of stores that offers batik as its primary product.
Address: Keris Department Store 4th-5th Fl. Jl. Hos Cokroaminoto No. 87-89, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat 10310
Established in 1947, Batik Semar is one of Indonesia’s excellent batik manufacturers. Their intricate pieces of batik are one of the best in the market. Their stores are ubiquitous from Plaza Indonesia, Blok M Plaza to international airports.
Address: Jl. Tunjung Raya No. 29 Palmerah Jakarta Barat 11430
Tel: (+6221) 56962316
Setting his journey as a prominent fashion designer in Indonesia, Iwan Tirta established a studio of his brand which produces exclusive hand-painted batik. Located on the first floor of Pacific Place Mall, Jakarta Selatan, and Menteng, the store offers opulent pieces of batik.
Address: Jl. Panarukan No.25 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat 10230
Tel: (+6221) 3143122
JALAN KEBON SIRIH TIMUR
Situated just one street away from Jalan Jaksa, this place is a popular area for antique collectors and connoisseurs. The street spreads for 200 m and is jam-packed with porcelain, batik, ceramics, teak furniture, and other antiques. In Jalan Kebon Sirih Timur you’ll find Djody Antiques, one of the largest and leading dealers in the area. All of the products are evidence of Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage. If you want to buy from them, you need to bargain hard.
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
Address: Jalan Kebon Sirih Timur, Jakarta Pusat 10340 Indonesia
Located in Menteng, Jalan Surabaya is another hot spot packed with antique dealers. This colorful, open-air market runs for half a kilometer. It’s popular among tourists, locals, and collectors for its wide array of products and a must-visit when you’re in Jakarta.
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 daily
Address: Jalan Surabaya, Jakarta Pusat 10310 Indonesia
GRAND INDONESIA SHOPPING TOWN
Offering a one-stop shopping experience, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town is an iconic mall in Central Jakarta. It invites you to an unforgettable shopping experience through two towers full of arrays of tenants, from high end local and international brands to numbers of restaurant and entertainment facilities. This combination of experience makes a great leisure destination for the family.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 1, Central Jakarta
Tel: +62 (0)21 235 800 01
JL. CIPUTAT RAYA
The street divides Tangerang and South Jakarta and is usually sought for its antiques and teakwood furniture. Even if you’re not looking for certain items but, this place is a vibrant area to lounge around and enjoy without spending money.
Address: Jl.Ciputat Raya – Pondok Pinang
MAL TAMAN ANGGREK IN JAKARTA
This mega-mall is a house to over 400 individual retail stores runs for over 360,000 sqm. Mal Taman Anggrek Jakarta contains luxury and lifestyle brands. It’s a good place for fashion items with internationally recognized brands such as Giordano, Jack Nicklaus, Hallmark, and Guess.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav. 21, Slipi, West Jakarta
Tel: +62 (0)21 564 377 7
In Pasar Seni, which located in Ancol, you can watch Indonesian artists creating their art pieces. Traditional and modern art and crafts are displayed. It is also available for sale. Hundreds of artists worldwide gather here to exhibit and sell their works. You can get your portrait hand-drawn by the artist here as a souvenir from Jakarta.
Address: Taman Ria Ancol, Jakarta Utara 14430 Indonesia
PASAR RAWA BENING
This market is gemstone heaven for those collectors. You can get original and high-quality gemstone from the sellers along with the services and machinery. But you should be careful of scammers who sell fake products. Go there with sufficient knowledge and choose the trusted store wisely before making a purchase.
Address: Jln. Stasiun, Jakarta 12240, Indonesia
Pasar Cikini is the right place for decoration and ornamental products, flowers, apparel, and fashion accessories. This traditional market is known as one of the most striking spots to get Indonesian gold jewelry and other gold crafts. This market has a wide range of goods in Central Jakarta.
Address: Cikini Traditional Market, Jalan Cikini Raya Cikini, Jakarta 10330
This is a kind of place where the production and distribution process happens at the same place which is rare in the modern age. Pasar Mayestik is well-known for offering alternatives to conventional foodstuffs and outfits. You should visit this market to get quality fabrics and have something made unique only to you. One interesting feature in this place: you can buy your very own cookies. Visitors can delve into some culinary wizardry and get unusual molding trays, recipes, and ingredients here.
Address: Pasar Mayestik, Kyai Maja Street, Gunung Village, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta City 12120
PASAR TANAH ABANG
This vast wholesale market spread out over 19 floors. You can pick up goods in bulk, including fashion items, accessories, furniture, handicrafts, and foodstuffs. Although this place is not the most attractive, Pasar Tanah Abang is worth visiting if you have to buy certain things. As other markets are, this place is crowded with a lot of noise.
Address: Jl. Fachrudin 5, Stasiun Pasarsenen, Jakarta 10250
PASAR ULAR PERMAI
Pasar Ular Permai might easily mean ‘snake market’ in Indonesian but don’t let it deceive you. Located on Jalan Yos Sudarso in North Jakarta is a fusion of many small stalls that sell a variety of goods. Some products are export quality and to get a great purchase, you need good bargaining skills at hand. Here, you will find various products from jeans, cheap shoes, and perfume to ceramic urns and kitchen utensils.
Two different places are named after ‘Pasar Ular’. The first is the older complex in North Jakarta’s Pelumpang Area and the second is the newer one in North Jakarta’s Permai area.
Address: North Jakarta