Here, Ubud artists work on their pieces, put them to display, and sell them. There are lots of paintings, big and small, different mediums and genres that can be seen. Most reflect that of Balinese culture and local landscape sceneries.
What to buy: An art piece of your choice. Something you might want to place in your house or in a room.
What to pay: Price starts at 100,000 Rupiah. You do the negotiation with the artist of the piece.
I found this online bikini shop while i was looking for some nice bikinis to buy in Bali. I've been looking around to buy bikinis in Bali for a while, but since I'm quite picky when it comes to quality and design, I haven't really found many brands in Bali that offer good quality.
Praia Beachwear is an online company that is currently only selling one brand, which is called Cia.Marítima, a high-end Brazilian beachwear brand, that I happen to know after a friend brought me one of these bikinis from Brazil (yes all my friends know i'm such a bikini addict). And since then I just fell in love with these brazilian bikinis!
The wonderful thing about this online bikini shop is that they bring the bikinis to you, as long as it's an adress in Bali.
I'm always a bit hesitant to order clothes online, but I didn't hesitate to order from them since they just send a salesgirl to your place, where you can try the bikinis you selected on the website, before you buy them.
If you want, you can buy them, but there is no obligation to buy.
The bikinis are a bit on the pricy side (between 120 - 200 USD), but you get what you pay for: an international designer brand, the best quality fabrics, really nice designs and they fit amazingly comfortable.
I'm definitely going to order from them again!
What to buy: Bikinis, bikinis, bikinis.
They are selling Brazilian bikinis, but not all of them have the (in)famous brazilian cut.
Most of the bikinis they have, have the normal cut bottoms and even the ones that have the more daring Brazilian cut bottom still look stylish and elegant in my opinion.
They are currently selling their bikinis also in two shops in the Seminyak/Oberoi area.
I ordered mine by calling them and a few hours later a smiling Indonesian girl was at my hotel room with the bikinis i selected. She patiently waited while i was trying them on and gave me some tips on which bikinis suited my style.
I bought two and I just love them!
What to pay: 120 USD - 200 USD
THERE ARE MANY GOOD BARGAINS TO BE HAD AROUND LEGIAN/KUTA:
I USED TO LIVE IN INDONESIA BUT I FOUND MY SISTER A BETTER PRO AT BARGAINING, FOLLOWS ARE GENERAL TIPS TO HEAD TOWARDS A GOOD BARGAIN( WHICH I WAS INSPIRED BY OBSERVING HER CAREFULLY !!) :
1.SEARCH FOR FRIENDLY SALES PERSONS ( TO INCREASE OUR CHANCES !)
2.SMILE ( IMPORTANT !)
3.BE RELAXED ( OR ATLEAST ATTEMPT TO BE RELAXED !)
4.CHOOSE A FEW ITEMS ( TO APPEAR LIKE A BULK PURCHASER ! MORE THAN ONE ITEM WILL GENERALLY QUALIFY FOR SOME DISCOUNT)
5.ENTER NEGOTATION AND DECIDED WHAT YOU WANT TO PAY .
6.EXPECT THE FIRST COUNTER OFFER TO BE HIGH AND APPEAR NEUTRAL.
7.BE FRIENDLY AND COUNTER WITH AN SIGHTLY LOWER OFFER THAN YOUR TARGET.
8.AT THIS POINT , WE CAN DECIDE TO EITHER PERSIST OR GO ALONG WITH A SLIGHTLY HIGHER PRICE.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
great place to get some new specs have had four pairs made here in the last three years and all are great!! Good pricing also...I usually pay $350 for lenses in n.z and last trip got two pairs for $300 including frames!! good service and a range of frames.
What to buy: Glasses...maybe contacts not sure haven't brought any here!!
What to pay: range depends on you eye problems and the frames you select!!
this is a shopping mall with a good aray of shops and a little market section where we found a few bargains. Actually a really quiet shopping center alot of the time you only pass a few other people shopping which can be a nice change for bali and the sales people are happy to let you wander around...its alomost like a little escape back to the norm of n.z and au shopping!!
There is a few good bag shops(my sister had hers checked at the genuine shop in au when she got back and they said it was the real thing...she paid $450au (alot to spend in bali) but its worth $3000 so a good deal!!), clothing shops and eateries....baskin robbins was good in the heat of the day too!!
What to buy: pretty much anything you need a good little supermarket shop in here too!!
What to pay: Probably a little more expensive than other options in bali but still reasonable!!
has a bit of everything is great to shop for perfume, makeup,toys, clothing but my favorite thing to buy here is SHOES!!! There is a few Mataharis on the island they are large stores with lots of choice all at fixed price!!
When you have enough of bargaining this is a good place to head as they have fixed prices on everything including bali t-shirts,keyrings, towels pretty much anything like that you would want!
The way the shop works is interesting usually they will take the products from you while you are shopping and they write them up on a invoice give this to you and you collect the goods from the cashier desk...only catch there is lots of cashiers check which one you should be going too to pick up your goods!! You may end up getting goods from three different cashiers if you get stopped in different areas of the store!!
What to pay: all fixed prices!! Reasonable pricing!!
If you have never been to Bali,
you may become quite enchanted
by the beauty that the traditional
alang alang roof adds to many of its structures.
Alang alang thatching has been used
in Indonesia for hundreds of years
on the islands of Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa,
Timor and Sumba as a
traditional system of roofing.
The alang alang roof is
a good insulation against heat
and is very attractive to look at,
both inside and out.
It is durable, with reports of it lasting to twenty years,
although by this time it would be very thin and unattractive.
More commonly it has a life span of seven or eight years.
Please please please, when you are shopping in this lovely island, DO BARGIN. DO NOT be shy, starting from one-tenth of the price and adding up gradually. Do not cut the price into half, because you lose your bargining power once you make your price too high.
Do remeber one thing - BARGIN.
What to buy: Everything from local wood carving, painting, to t-shirt with BALI on top of it.
What to pay: Strongly recommend that you pay Rupiah. US Dollars, Euro and Japanese Yen are widely acceptable but the rates may not be so good. So prepare for enough rupiah once you want to do some real shopping.
This shop is already famous with the tourist that came to Bali. because you can find all the Bali's merchandise here in one shop. from the local delicacy, sarong, beaded bags & sandals, art crafts, tshirt, even the bed covers, so basically anything! and the price here is still quite cheap, not much different than in Sukowati market. the plus is, it's less crowded & they got fan, so it's not too hot. more convenient. i'm alone prefer to go here than Sukowati
What to buy: -beaded / ethnic bags
-accesories (bracelet, neckles, etc)
-art craft (statue made of woods/stone & paintings)
What to pay: around Rp100,000 is already enough
along the Sulawesi st., you'll found a lot of stores that sell any kind of fabrics.
this is the place to go if you're hunting for the Bali sarong, the beach sarong or fabric to make your clothes.
the stores here open from morning till around 3pm
What to buy: -Sarong
this is the place if you're looking for the local merchandise from Bali. you'll find everything that you're looking for here. the goods that they sell here is really cheap! and don't miss to bargain at least half the price that they're offer. but basically, almost everything that you find here is 50% less than the goods that they're sell in other places, such as in Legian st.
What to buy: -Paintings
What to pay: Rp100,000 is enough, depend on what you're looking for though
This little shop only selling Pia (pie), it's more less like the moon cake. its more less still like a home industry, but its already quite famous in Bali. theres 3 choices for the filling: cheese/chocolate/mung bean.
What to buy: the Pia (pie) of course! because thats the only thing you'll find in their store
What to pay: Rp30,000/box for 10 pieces
Price of goods in Bali is quite dependable upon its location. You can find almost the same goods anywhere in Bali, with the same quality with only one difference - price! In Kuta area, the pricing is the highest, followed by Legian Street and then Seminyak. Because I had 6 days of exploring to do, after exploring Kuta and finding some things I liked, I was going to return to the same shop towards the end of my stay. Then I realised, Legian Street offered lower prices. When I went to Seminyak subsequently, their opening price for the same item was 60% off the price offered in Kuta. Upon asking politely for a reduction in price, the shopkeeper further reduced the price. So I kinda bought my item at a 50% discount.
My suggestion is, shop around Kuta first to find items you like. Then search for it at Legian or Seminyak. Only if you can't find it there, then return to Kuta for the purchase.
What to buy:
In the west,
stores like Home Depot and Ace
are common outlets that we have available.
But here in Bali,
getting certain items can be a bit difficult at times.
Well Hallelujah for Ace!
All those difficult items to find,
like juice extractors, hot hair curlers,
hula hoops, steamers and
other human creature comforts
are available here.
It’s not the cheapest…but you can find what you want!
And they deliver!
Kuta is very lively and it makes it nice to shop here at night. There is many shopping malls and markets where you can bargain. Be sure to stop at the Matahari where you can find almost anything under one roof and while you at it you might as well just stop for a full body message there. Not to forget Kuta Square.
What to buy: Anything just spoil yourself.
What to pay: At the market bargain as hard as you can but I guess you stuck to the prices is the shopping malls.