Various: Empty your Wallet
Shopping in Jakarata can be very cheap if you Forget about going to Fancy Shopping Malls like Plaza Senayan they are all rip offs
For Garments the TANAH ABANG Market, Central Jakarta, is the best Place, Jeans, Trousers, Shirts, all at the cheapest Prices
For Electronics GLODOK Plaza (China Town) North Jakarta is the best option, Shops are full of all kinds of Consumer Electronics Goods, TV, Music Systems, Digital Cameras, Palm Corders you name it, Bargain is a Must (start with 40% from the asking Price and it will be setteled like 50%~60%)
For T Shirts and Shorts and Kids daily wear try the stalls at DUNNAYA FANTASY at ANCOL, North Jakarta Good Quality T Shirts are at US$1 or less (8000 to 10,000 IDR)
For Computer, parts and Accessories go to MANAGA DUA Mall North Jakarta
What to buy: Camera
Flat Scree TV 29'' Indonesia Made (If you can pay the Air Freight to take that back home) Cost 3 Milion IDR (around US$325)with Sound System
Garments, (Shirts, Jeans, Jackets) Baby Garments
Batik (Indonesian Fabric)
What to pay: 50% to 60% of Asking Price
In the harbor , Sunda Kelapa...: This is Harianto!
We met Harianto in the harbor. He was walking along with us and telling about the ships here...the history. Altough he learned English from the tourist , he is quit good at it.
Ofcourse his main goal is to earn some money. Why not? He is selling wooden boats and cards made by himself from bananaskin and batik. (3 euro for a package) - no money for original , authentic cards.
I like it when people are creative!
What to buy: Cards , gifts , souvenirs...
What to pay: 30 000ir or....
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Mangga Dua: A bit of everything
I went shopping here in Mangga Dua. I must say if you looking to buy Electronics be sure to stop by here as the prices is great. I went to some section here in Mangga Dua whereby they had many small shops whereby they had alot of different items. It kinda remind me of a flea market in a shopping mall. They had everything here from bags to earings to dvd`s and a whole lot more.
What to buy: There is so many things to choose from.
What to pay: Bargain hard , don`t pay what the price is even in these electronic stores there.
Taman Anggrek: The Biggest Mall In Jakarta
Well if you want go to a nice mall with many shops to cater to your needs , with many restaurants , cinema`s and a skating rink then I guess this is your mall. Its was located close to my hotel Ibis Slipi. You could`nt walk though so you had to a short taxi ride there. This is the largest mall in Jakarta.
The foods court also offers lots of traditional Indonesian food so don`t miss out on that.
What to buy: Whatever tickles your fancy ;OP
SARINAH: INDO CRAFT in Jakarta
Its a one stop shopping collection of locals souvenirs house! Strategically located in central area of Jakarta, opposite of Djakarta Theatre Building. If you only have limited time, this place is the best then. Hard Rock Café, Chilis Restaurant, Stardust Niteclub are also in this area. Very close to Jalan Jaksa, where many backpackers hotel are.
What to buy: Sarinah has an excellent selection of handicrafts, clothes, stationary, books etc., in tourist price though :)
What to pay: Depens on your budget. You can have some souvenirs in USD 10
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Pasaraya Grande: Souvenirs in luxurious shops
Located just next to Blok M bus station, this huge shopping center stocks hundreds of fashion labels, from classics designers to trendy labels. Previously known for its huge range of shoes, sport section and amazing selection of batik, handicrafts and home décorations. The Grande Cineplex here is well and also the bowling alley. But it has small range of decent food and beverages outlets.
What to buy: Anyway, this is the the place to get your souvenirs of Indonesia, ikat, handicraft and many more.
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Plaza Indonesia: Relaxing while shopping
Located in the heart of Jakarta with hundreds of prestigious tenants, this shopping center obviously aims for up market shoppers. It has a walk through link with Grand Hyatt Hotel Jakarta, a well-known five star hotel.
This mall is getting more and more popular and filling more of its rented space with top quality shops, services and restaurants. It’s the best for top of the range clothing and often has good fashion events. However recently there are also more shops with slightly more affordable goods there as well. And yes, coming soon, the extension of this mall for younger shoppers with many entertainment tenant, cinemas etc.
What to buy: The luxurious environment makes shopping enjoyable, and not that crowded. Sogo department store is in the mall as are a host of branded boutiques offering top quality product, such as Bruno Magli, Cartier, Versace, Bulgari, Gucci, Hugo Boss, etc. Several international restaurants and coffee chain are also here. You name it, Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Coffee Club and Dome. And don’t forget La Moda Café in the atrium, which regularly host entertainment and fashion shows.
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Plaza Senayan: Cruising or shopping?
This is Jakarta’s most popular up market mall, situated very centrally in South Jakarta with a fantastic array of goods and services. I wonder why this mall is always full. And for us, it’s an easiest place to meet friend coincidentally. Of course, then it’s become a cruising place for teenage, even older ;)
What to buy: It houses two excellent department stores, Metro and Sogo, score of quality women’s and men’s fashion, children’s clothes and toys, sports apparels, book stores, art and gift srtores, music, cinema, health and beauty stores, and home décor. It also has a huge foodcourt, cinema, bowling alley, and some great dining restaurants. For simple: this mall means high quality branded shops, restaurants, and very popular place to meet.
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Mal Taman Anggrek: Walking: sport or shopping?
This dizzying mall is one of the biggest in South East Asia, located in west Jakarta. The upper floors are occupied by entertainment and food spots, including Olympic size ice skating rink, Cineplex, timezone, and Dapur Anggrek food court with various vendors.
What to buy: Within its bowls are more than 400 tenants and no less than 3 department stores: Rimo, Galeria Matahari and Metro. Some pretty affordable shops but still good quality, obviously the choice is good and often bewildering. Easy to get lost here, if you don’t know. Very popular with Chinese youngsters and also excellent for families with an active kids club. The mall is well managed and makes good use of space in the basement with regular family-oriented and promotional events. The choice of good places to eat is limited and on weekend its over crowded. Place to avoid on weekend for me.
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Passer Baroe today known as Pasar Baru was build in 1960 as a "real mall" with classic architectural design. Passer Baroe is famous as a place to buy shoes, textiles, sports goods, glasses and all kinds of watches and clocks. A cross the canal of this area, we can find the "Gedung Kesenian" Jakarta Arts Theatre which regularly stages prestigious art and cultural performances.
EX Plaza: Colourful Building
EX Plaza in MH. Thamrin Street, next to Plaza Indonesia. This new building so colourful, try to show the young, modern and dynamic building.
What to buy: The Hard Rock Cafe also located in this building, and so many branded shop here, so wanna buy somethig in expensive? here you are.....
Plaza Senayan: If you looking for designer goods ;o)
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.
ITC Mangga Dua: Where all imitation goods are worth buying
ITC Mangga Dua is situated beside Pasar Pagi and also opposite of Mangga Dua Mall (M2M) and Harco Mall. Here you can buy handbags like CD, LV and so many other branded goods(but of course immitations) for as low as IDR50,000 or a branded purse for IDR 20,000. Branded clothes for kids like Guess is also cheap here and the quality and design is much more better than the boutique we find in the exclusive mega malls.
What to buy: -handbags, purse, shoes, clothes
What to pay: If you dont have enough Indonesian Rupiah, there's a money changer at level 3 of ITC.
Shopping centre: (kinda) COmplete list of shopping mall
Here are the list of shopping mall in Jakarta that are worth visiting :)
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.
* 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.
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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Pasaraya Blok M: Grande
This is big department store, where we can find man and woman's cloths and also shoes.... the special from here is the Indonesian traditional art in 5 floor.... where we can find manything from over Indonesia traditional craft. and also have foodcourt in the basement.
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