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    Appreciate art decorations in shopping mall

    by DaHongHua Written Jan 24, 2014
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    During Chrismas 2009 while I am in Jakarta, I visited many big shopping malls. I saw they put in effort to decorate their premisses, to promote the products according the theme and to celebrate the festive seasons. To people who love arts and lightings, you can goto the shopping malls too.

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    Duta Suara: Cheap Cassettes, Back in the day

    by Orchid Written May 11, 2013

    Duta Suara was a must visit destination on my journeys to Jakarta in the 80s and the 90s. Not so much since, given the availability of all sorts of music, at reasonable prices on the web.

    So I'd take the bus from Rawamangun Terminal (where my wife's parents lived), to Jl Thamrin, where Minuk and I would check out the shopping at Sarinah Thamrin, then walk to Jalan Sabang and to bind a bite to eat.

    Before returning to Rawamangun by bus, we'd spend an hour or so at Duta Suara, indicated by the big tape reel advertising the store. Cassettes were 2000 to 2500 Rupiah, and we'd typically buy up a dozen or so to take home.

    It was at Duta Suara that I first discovered Indonesia's greatest singer/songwriter Iwan Fals, and learned to look for music from other than the UK, US or Australia.

    Nowadays, Duta Suara has branches at all the main shopping malls in Jakarta including Plaza Indonesia, Taman Anggrek, Plaza Senayen and Kelapa Gading.

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    FX Mall: Next door to Atlet Century Hotel

    by stamporama Written Jun 26, 2012
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    One consideration in choosing a hotel is the availability of restaurants in its vicinity so you won't be a 'hostage' to the hotel's higher-priced offerings. And for those who'll stay at the Atlet Century will be glad to know that this mall is less than 5 mins. away on foot. There are lots of restos that serve both Western and local cuisine, ATM machines that accept Cirrus or Visa cards, a Starbucks branch, grocery, barber shop and a spa.

    Check the link below for their store directory.

    They even have this giant slide which takes you from the 7th to the 2nd floor (see photo). You pay a fee, don protective gear, and you get a photo and certificate afterwards.

    What to buy: Anything, but there is no store that sells Indonesian souvenirs or handicrafts.

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    Senayan City Mall: Most luxurious in Jakarta

    by stamporama Written Jun 26, 2012
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    This is perhaps the biggest and newest mall in the city, full of name brand stores. The restos are at the lower level and the 5th floor.

    For a complete list and directory of the stores, click on the link below.

    What to buy: You can buy practically anything here EXCEPT Indonesian souvenirs or handicrafts.

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    Pasaraya: The Perfect Place To Buy Gifts

    by lmkluque Updated May 13, 2012

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    Shopping at Pasaraya, Jakarta's largest department store, was a great experience.The top two floors were full of traditional items from all over Indonesia. The quality in most cases was very good and there were many useful products for the home.

    I collect recipes from other countries and like to have typical momentos adding to the decor of a nice dinner, featuring a particular country's menu. So, this section of Pasaraya was a candyland for me.

    What to buy: I bought gifts to bring home for friends and family. For myself, a handmade batik table cloth with napkins, a tape of Javanese drum music and small serving dishes for sambals which were easy to find at Pasaraya.

    Of course, there is much more to this huge department store besides handicrafts, especially men's, women's and children's designer fashions and lovely perfumes.

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    ITC Mangga Dua: Shop till you drop!

    by ratnamanokaran Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I labelled the type of shop as other because, this place is filled with EVERY single goody!!!! :) There's clothing for men, women, children, jewellery, accesories, anything and everything you want. The best part is, you can actually bargain and always end up buying more than what you intended to, so be careful. Another good place to buy GOOD quality batik related products would be a chain thats called Batik Keris thats located in almost every corner of Indonesia. I have handbags, that Ive been using for a year, its its still in very good shape, its also quite affordable too!! :) Hope it helps!

    What to buy: Batik, batik and more batik. Also some nice traditional handicrafts, like statues (made by people from Papua New Guinea) also some nice "wayang Kulit".

    What to pay: Depending on what ure looking for, if its cheap, batik and variety, its mangga dua, but if its good quality stuff, its Batik Keris, and definitely Batik Keris is the expensive one of the both.

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    Plaza Senayan: If you looking for designer goods ;o)

    by cokes Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There is alot of exclusive designer stores here ,anything from Louis Vutton to Gucci so I would say you need alot of money to shop around here. Its very nice , I liked the metro department store as it kinda remind me if Isetan in KL. There is also alot of nice restaurants as well as it was here where I had my VT meeting.

    What to buy: There is many shops here and like a said many of them is designer shops. So choose your brand and enter ;OP

    What to pay: You can `t bargain here so what see is what you pay.

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    PLAZA INDONESIA: Show Must Go On?

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This exquisite mall is the extravagance of Oriental exterior which punches the Western spirit in the middle of its inner-purse. When visiting Luar Batang don't come here afterwards! You'll faint ...

    It is PLAZA INDONESIA, actually a shopping mall for the rich and famous! Well, maybe the sophisticated-likes, too. Right in the business area at Jl. Thamrin, and connected to the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hotel.

    What to buy: I heard a live outside broadcast is live on-air everyday with famies, include a talk show. A lot of visitors standing along the railings of the atrium on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor, and will applaud. The PLAZA INDONESIA should be very gay friendly, too. A great place to take a seat and watch passers-by. Good to know huh?

    Want to buy some great souvenirs, see >>>
    Sogo Seni Handicraft Center - 2nd floor
    Batik Keris showroom - 1st floor
    Toko Ampuh - Indonesian traditional medicines - basement
    Guys,... find origins of Boss, Versace, Cartier, Gucci ... in PLAZA INDONESIA

    What to pay: Don't embarrass me please ... ;-)

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  • Indoflorist: Florist in Jakarta Indonesia

    by nofi Written Feb 16, 2011

    This is a very bad florist, that you cannot rely on.

    I ordered flowers on the 10th of february, so that they could be delivered on Valentine's day, 4 days later.
    The flowers arrived on the 16th of february, so two days after the planned delivery date.
    The flowers were all dead, and there was no more water in the ... drinking glass that they used instead of a vast.
    The accompanying card was destroyed, and with minimal design (probably wrote with a very old typing machine).

    During the days that I was waiting for the flowers, Indoflorist gave no feedback, were not answering on the phone -the phone numbers on the website are wrong- nor by email.

    I also noticed that the few reviews they wrote on their website are most probably fake.

    Definitely will not use this "service" again.

    What to buy: Don't buy anything from them, as flowers will be dead by the time they arrive, and the cakes will be spoiled.

    What to pay: Don't pay for dead flowers, just get them in a trashbin.

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    Passer Baroe or Pasar Baru

    by yayiw Written May 29, 2010

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    We don't have a bazar baruh but we do have a Pasar Baru (or Passar Baroe, the old Dutch would say it). Pasar means market, Baru means new. But you can't imagine it looks like a new modern shopping centre. Au contraire, it's an area with long streets and filled with markets.

    It's just in front of the Jakarta Art Centre. Very close to the Cathedral and the Mosque of Istiqlal.
    You can ride taxi from the National Monument (Monas) for USD 2.5-3. Maybe less.

    What to buy: Pasar Baru is cheap. Good place to look for shoes and lace or fabrics. And for salon goods. And for camera equipments.

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  • Chic Mart: Small cozy shop in Kemang

    by Alalolo Written Apr 19, 2010

    A small shop located at expat area, Kemang, sell Asian art and decorations.
    One stop shopping for home deco.

    What to buy: Home decoration, boxes, frames, candles, artificial flowers, silver jewelry, batik clothes, shawl, bags.

    What to pay: IDR 50.000 for candles up to IDR 2.500.000 for wood table.

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    The Mall of Indonesia (MOI): Shopping convenience

    by traveljerk Written Oct 1, 2009
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    The Mall of Indonesia (MOI) is an averagely-sized mall with the convenience of a complete line of shops just like any other mall. In it's surrounding abounds medium-end condominiums of towering heights of more than 20 floors. The Mall was just at the front of Nice Garden Condominium where we stayed during our Jakarta sojourn. In fact, our entrance to the apartment is at the basement of the garage of MOI. The thing I like most in MOI is it's well decorated halls. the very clean upkeep, and very less traffic inside, making it very convenient to shop.

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    Plaza Sarinah: Plaza Sarinah

    by Sambawalk Written Jun 7, 2009

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    Plaza Sarinah is a mid-rpiced range shopping department store with good selection of goods to buy.

    For Bakit and local crafts and souvenirs, go to the 5th and 6th floor where you can find a good range of local souvenirs and batik products.

    The plaza is located about 5 mins walk north of Grand Hyatt and Hotel Nikko.

    What to buy: Bakit and local crafts

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    Pacific Place: Eating, Movies & Kidzania

    by BeeTea Written Nov 4, 2008
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    What I like most from this mall is it has various kind of good restaurants. The decorations is unique as well, with boats, beach with water and clear sky. My favorite restaurant is Ta-Wan for their best porridge in town, Pancious for its mango waffel, and Urban Kitchen foodcourt with its city view (various of foodstall available as well).

    For children there's a game center named Kidzania where children can play adults role and learn i.e as a pilot, driver, doctor, etc...

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    Shopping centre: (kinda) COmplete list of shopping mall

    by nklauss Updated Oct 3, 2008

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    Here are the list of shopping mall in Jakarta that are worth visiting :)

    West Jakarta
    Mall Taman Anggrek ( 5 storey building with 7 tower apartement above it, their stores included Zara, Next, Guess, Giordano n SnK with Parisian Dept. Store). They have ice skating arena inside the mall.

    Central Jakarta
    * Plaza Indonesia ( An upscale mall in Indonesia selling almost all of the top brand like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, etc, etc)
    * Plaza Senayan (like Mall Taman Anggrek but more branded items and more restaurants)
    * Senayan City (located in front of plaza senayan, new opened mall n have a many international cuisine choices of restaurant)
    * Seibu Mall
    * Grand Indonesia
    * Pacific Place - Mall that are connected to Ritz Carlton, Newly build hotel.
    * fX Mall Entertainment Center - Probably the most happening Mall in Indonesia. They have a cool slider that you all must try. It slides from 6th to 1st floor in the counts of minutes. All of the shops there sells very unique items included Doggydolly shoppe, the only dog's fashion boutique in Indonesia.

    North Jakarta
    Mall Kelapa Gading 1,2,3,5 n La Piazaa ( 4 buildings of mall that are connected into 1. You can have experience of dining outside with many resto choices in La Piazza.
    Mall of Indonesia
    Mall Artha Gading

    Tangerang (further west jakarta)
    Supermall Karawaci (the only mall that has roller coaster inside it with big arcade theme-park below it)

    What to buy: Almost anything from shoes, clothes, CD, books, furniture and even a whole theme-park

    What to pay: depend

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