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Jakarta Shopping Extravaganza


Jakarta Shopping Extravaganza

Whether you’re a serious spender or half-hearted shopper, there’s sure to be something for everyone in Jakarta , the country’s shopping capital. The wide variety of things that you can buy in Jakarta is mind boggling from the best of local handicrafts to haute couture labels. Jakarta has literally hundreds of malls to browse through.  

To Jakartans, shopping and spending the whole day in malls is entertainment. Malls are places to hang out and spend happy weekends with family and friends. For, Jakarta malls offer everything from large department stores, luxury boutiques, supermarket, gym, upmarket restaurants, food centers, cafes, bookshops, kids playground, beauty salons, to cinemas, all under one roof and in total air-conditioned comfort. And this, in often hot Jakarta , is one of the main reasons why people spend long hours in malls.   

Some have become household names, and are known by their initials, like PIM (Pondok Indah Mall), CITOS (Cilandak Town Square), GANCIT (Gandaria City), SENCY (Senayan City) and more.

If you are looking for international top designer boutiques, head to Jalan Thamrin-Sudirman, where are Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia,and FX, Further South are Senayan Plaza and Senayan City and in the Kebayoran area are malls catering to the upmarket clientele, such as Gandaria City, Dharmawangsa Square, Pasaraya Grande, Pondok Indah Mall and Kemang. Then there is Pacific Place at Kuningan, another favourite haunt.  But each of Jakarta ’s many districts has one or more, so that finding things to buy and eat are all within easy reach.

But if you are looking for something in particular to buy, then here are some tips.

Batik today is very trendy in Indonesia. Outlets selling exclusive collections are many, but famous names are Danar Hadi, Batik Keris and Batik Semar that can be found also in malls. Indonesian Designers also have their own boutiques, mostly found around the Kemang area. But for wholesale and reasonably priced batik, head to Thamrin Plaza,for batik clothes, materials and accessories.   

For textiles and dresses both produced domestically or imported, you will find these at Blok A Tanah Abang or head to Mangga Dua in North Jakarta . Pasar Baru is a traditional shopping area where you will find rows of textile shops. Indonesia is also a large producer of handbags and shoes, these can be found here and in the larger malls.

For Indonesian handicrafts, best places are Batik Keris, Pasaraya Grande, Sarinah, or Grand Indonesia Plaza. Here you will find a complete collection of batiks, ikats, silverware, wood carving and more. UKM Gallery (Small and Medium scalre enterprises Gallery) at Gatot Subroto is another handicraft center.  

If you are interested in gems, both precious or semi-precious, then the Rawa Bening Market in Jatinegara is the place, where you can find rubies, agates, emeralds, amethysts by the basketful.

Other specialty markets include the Bird market at Jalan Pramuka. The Perkutut singing bird is particularly precious as these are bred for competitions.  For antiques amd second hand suitcases, head to Jalan Surabaya flea market. Plants and orchids are sold around Senayan, or head to the Taman Mini orchid garden.  

Here is complete list of malls and shopping center in Jakarta :

Categorized in location

West Jakarta

  1. Lindeteves Trade Center
  2. Glodok Plaza
  3. Harco Glodok
  4. Lokasari Plaza
  5. Mall Ciputra (d/h Citraland 
  6. Mall Daan Mogot
  7. Mall Puri Indah
  8.  Mall Taman Anggrek
  9. Slipi Jaya Plaza
  10. Mall Taman Palem
  11. Lippo Mall Puri
  12. Central Park Jakarta
  13. Seasons City
  14. PX Pavillion @ St. Moritz
  15. Mall Taman Anggrek

East Jakarta

  1. Cipinang Indah Mal
  2. Kramat Jati Indah Plaza
  3. Ramayana Kramat Jati Indah
  4. Cibubur Junction
  5. Cibubur Square
  6. Pusat Grosir Cililitan
  7. Pusat Grosir Jatinegara
  8. Tamini Square
  9. MT Haryono Square
  10. Pulogadung Trade Center
  11. Mal Graha Cijantung
  12. Arion Mall
  13. Buaran Plaza
  14. Rawamangun Square
  15. Arion Plaza
  16. Ramayana Perumnas Klender
  17. Mall CitraGran

Central Jakarta

  1. CityWalk Sudirman
  2. Gajah Mada Plaza
  3. ITC Cempaka Mas
  4. Menteng Plaza
  5.  Plaza Indonesia
  6. EX Plaza Indonesia
  7. Sarinah Plaza
  8. Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
  9. Plaza Atrium
  10. Lifestyle x’nter
  11. Senayan City
  12. Plaza Senayan
  13. Mangga Dua Pasar Pagi
  14. Mall Mangga Dua
  15. Harco Mas Mangga Dua
  16. Mangga Dua Square
  17. ITC Roxy Mas
  18. MGK Kemayoran
  19. Thamrin City
  20. Atrium Senen
  21. Pasar Tanah Abang
  22. Menteng Huis

North Jakarta

  1.  ITC Mangga Dua
  2. Mall Kelapa Gading I - III & V
  3. Mall Sunter
  4.  Pluit Village
  5. Baywalk Pluit
  6. Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua
  7. WTC Mangga Dua
  8. Pluit Junction
  9. Mall Artha Gading
  10. Sports Mall Kelapa Gading
  11. Kelapa Gading Trade Center
  12. Mall of Indonesia
  13. Emporium Pluit
  14. La Piazza
  15. Mangga Dua Square
  16. Koja Trade Mall

South Jakarta

  1. Mal Kalibata
  2. Kalibata City Square
  3. Cilandak Town Square
  4. Mal Cilandak
  5. Blok M Plaza
  6. Blok M Square
  7. Ciputra World Jakarta
  8.  Pasaraya Grande
  9.  Lippo Mall Kemang
  10. ITC Fatmawati
  11. ITC Kuningan
  12. Mal Ambassador
  13. Mall Blok M
  14. Pondok Indah Mall I & II
  15.  Melawai Plaza
  16. Pasaraya Manggarai
  17. Pacific Place
  18. Plaza Semanggi
  19. Setiabudi One
  20. ITC Permata Hijau
  21. Pejaten Village
  22. Gandaria City
  23. Epicentrum Walk Rasuna
  24. Ciputra World Jakarta
  25. Kota Kasablanka
  26. Kuningan City
  27. Poins Square
  28.  Lotte Shopping Avenue

Categorized in price classes

Expensive and Luxury shopping malls

Middle class

Low budget, cheap prices good quality

To Stay

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favehotel Kemang

Jl. Kemang 1 No. 6 11740 Jakarta Jakarta

LIBERTA Hotel Kemang

Kemang 1 Street No.6, South Jakarta 12730

OYO 107 Kusuma Kemang Suite

JI. Bangka XII NO.6 A, RT.2/RW.7, Pela Mampang, Mampang Prpt.,Kota Jakarta Selatan ,Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12720 12720

Grandkemang Hotel

Jl. Kemang Raya 2H Kebayoran Baru Jakarta

Hotel Kuretakeso Kemang

Jl. Bangka Raya No. 7A, Kemang 12730

Kemang Icon Hotel

Jalan Kemang Raya 1 Jakarta

1 BR 87 sqm in Upscale Expat area

Jalan Kemang Raya Kemang Mansion Apt, S3306 12310

Splendid 1BR The Mansion at Kemang Apt By Travelio

Jl. Kemang Raya NO.3-5, RT.013/001 Kel. Kampung Bangka Mampang Prapatan Kec. Mampang Prapatan Jakarta Selatan 12730

1BR The Mansion Kemang Elisa 1

Jalan Kemang Raya The Mansion Kemang

1BR European Style Spacious Kemang Apt By Travelio

Jl. Bangka Raya No.7, RT.4/RW.1, Bangka, Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12720

2BR Exclusive Kemang Apartment By Travelio

Jl. Bangka Raya No.7, RT.4/RW.1, Bangka, Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12720

To Stay

Jakarta Shopping ExtravaganzaNo need to worry where you’ll stay in Jakarta . There are many hotels provided here, ranging from the luxurious, middle ranged to budgeted ones.


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