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Pasar Baru Trade Center: Shopping with the Art of Bargaining


Pasar Baru Trade Center: Shopping with the Art of Bargaining

If branded fashions and exclusive factory outlets are not for you, then Bandung still has something up its shopping’s sleeves. Located just a short walk from Bandung’s Central Train Station, Pasar Baru Trade Center (PBTC) offers Bandung’s finest products and the sensation of old fashioned shopping style which involves the interactive art of Bargaining.

Initially called simply Pasar Baru or the New Market, it is actually the oldest operating marketplace in the city of Bandung. Built in 1884, the original Pasar Baru Market replaced the Ciguriang commercial area which was razed down during the Munada uprising in 1842. Munada was believed to be the central figure in the uprising that burnt the Ciguriang Market in revenge for his arrest in a certain dispute.

The market was renovated in 1906 as a modern market in line with the ambience of Chinatown. In 1926 a broader and more permanent market complex was built to accommodate the growing merchants in Bandung. In 1935 the Dutch Colonial Government named it as the cleanest and most organized market of the entire Dutch East Indies or Indonesia. A major reconstruction occurred in 1970 which transformed the complex into a multi-storeyed building, and in 2003, Pasar Baru got the look and the name Pasar Baru Trade Center  as known today.

Throughout its long history, PBTC still retains its role as the market for all. A place where prices are not fixed to attached labels, but are more of an agreement determined through the process of negotiation. Many still come to buy bulks of textiles products such as t-shirts, pants, and others, to be distributed and sold in other parts of the country. The market is also known as the best place to hunt for special Muslim wear, such as hijabs, fashionable Muslims ladies clothing, and others. Visitors can also browse through the vast selection of Sundanese authentic snacks and tidbits such as dodol garut, banana sale, Tempe crackers, and others, at the many stalls lining up on the façade of the ground floor. All at reasonably low prices.

As a place where traditional shopping rituals are wrapped in the convenience of modern facilities, Pasar Baru Trade Center is the place “where price does matter”.

To Stay

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Hummingbird Guesthouse

Jl. Progo No. 14 40115 Bandung

Arion Swiss-Belhotel

Otto Iskandardinata 16, Bandung, Indonesia, 40171 Bandung

Arion Swiss-Belhotel Bandung

Jalan Otista No.16 Bandung

Hotel Perdana Wisata

Jl. Jendral Sudirman 66 - 68 40181 Bandung

Kenangan Hotel

Jalan Kebon Sirih No. 4 40117 Bandung

Kedaton Hotel

Jalan Suniaraja No. 14 402111 Bandung West Java

El Cavana Hotel

Jl. Stasiun Barat No.25-27 40181 Bandung West Java

Aston Braga Hotel & Residence Bandung

At Braga Citywalk Jl. Braga 99 - 101 Bandung

favehotel Braga

Braga Citywalk Jl. Braga no. 99 - 101 40111 Bandung

Mine Home Hotel Kebon Kawung

Marjuk Street No.9 40171 Bandung

Golden Flower Hotel

Jl. Asia Afrika 15-17 40111 Bandung

Golden Flower Hotel Bandung

Jl. Asia Afrika 15 -17, 40261 Bandung

To Stay

There are many hotels and modest inns you can find in Bandung. For a complete selection of accommodation in Bandung you can refer to our Find a Hotel. A short selection of accommodation near PBTC is listed below:


Jl. Otto Iskandardinata 20, Kebon Jeruk,Andir, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Phone. +62 22 4203763


Jl. Otto Iskandardinata No. 3 Bandung 40117

Phone. +62 22 4266288


Melati Dunia

Jl. Otto Iskandardinata No. 11A Bandung

Sahara Hotel

Jl. Otto Iskandardinata 3 Bandung 40117 Jawa Barat

Phone : 022-4204684

Fax : 022-4206590

Planet Bandung Hotel & Motels

Jl. Otto Iskandardinata 3 Bandung

Dunia Hotel

Jl. Otto Iskandardinata 11-A Bandung

Carrcadin Hotel Bandung

Jl. Kebon Jati 71-75. Bandung

Phone 022 424 8000

Cemerlang Hotel Bandung

Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto No.45. Bandung

Phone 6071383

Get There

If you take a train ride from Jakarta , Surabaya, or Yogyakarta , Pasar Baru is just a short walk from Bandung Central Station. From the Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara Airport, the most pleasant transportation is obviously by Taxi. Do keep in mind to take reputable taxies only that use Argometers, instead of straight charges. If you wish to try the local transport or angkutan kota (angkot), you can take the green angkot with ST HALL-CIMAHI written on it and get down at the ST HALL or Bandung Central Train Station Terminal.

To Do

There’s only one big, bold, underlined theme when you visit PBTC:  GO  SHOPPING.

You can browse through vast selections of fashion products ranging from daily popular clothing, such as T-shirts, shirts, pants, shorts, skirts, jackets, sweaters; to luxurious dresses or suits. PBTC is also known to hold a considerable collection of Muslim wear such as Hijabs, turbans, sarongs, Mukenah (shallat dresses for ladies), praying mats, and others. You can also find one floor that is solely dedicated to selling various fabrics.

For an alternative, you can go to the highest level to have a fascinating view of Bandung from the top.


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