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BEST SHOPPING IN JAKARTA: 15 PLACES TO EXPLORE

Jakarta is a lively Asian metropolis that is often the starting point of any Indonesian itinerary. It is also a great destination for getting some retail fix. Here are some of the places where you can experience the best shopping in Jakarta, Indonesia:

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Best Shopping in Jakarta: Department Stores

Sarinah

Known as the Indonesian Emporium, this department store boasts 15 floors of clothing, fashion accessories and footwear options.

Seibu

The Japanese Seibu department store in Jakarta features a selection of beauty products, fragrances, fashion for men, women and children, and home items.

Best Shopping in Jakarta: Malls

Blok M Plaza

This large shopping mall has several retailers, eating places, a cinema and a supermarket on its 7 floors.

Blok M Square

Blok M Square is one of the shopping malls in the Blok M shopping and business quarter. It’s a popular retail destination for bargain hunters, with all sorts of shops offering various items at discount prices.

Grand Indonesia

With hundreds of shops and international dining places, this modern, multiple-level mall is one of the most popular in Jakarta.

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Mangga Dua Mall

A multi-story complex, you are bound to find what you are looking for in this mall – and at bargain prices.

Pacific Place

Sporting a nautical theme, this huge mall is an attention-grabber. It has luxury and mainstream shops, along with dining place and a children’s play area.

Thamrin City

Thamrin City is known for its batik fabric stores and Muslim clothing shops. It also has casual dining options, as well as a supermarket.

Best Shopping in Jakarta: Markets

Ancol Art Market

Also called Pasar Seni Ancol, Ancol Art Market is a hub for arts and crafts. It features stalls that promote the works of local artisans, painters and sculptors.

Pasar Baru

Central Jakarta is home to Pasar Baru, a bustling market that is recognized as the oldest in the city. Since 1820, Pasar Baru has been the destination for bargain clothing and other items.

Glodok Chinatown Market

Here’s a slice of China in Jakarta: Glodok Chinatown Market. If you’re up for some street shopping, this is an awesome destination with all the variety of stalls you can find – may it be cheap electronics or traditional Chinese medicine.

Jalan Surabaya Flea Market

Looking for antiques? The flea market along Surabaya Street has more than a hundred stalls that sell all kinds of antiques and vintage items, from salvaged treasures to Javanese puppets to old coins and more.

Santa Modern Market

Locals also call this interesting indoor market “Pasar Santa”. Here, you will find vintage shops and thrift stores amidst gourmet street food stalls.

Tanah Abang Market

If you’re looking for textile, head to Tanah Abang Market – one of the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

Best Shopping in Jakarta: Specialty Shop

Bartele Gallery

Find your way to Bartele Gallery on Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s first level for antique Indonesian maps, books and prints.