Jakarta is considered the largest shopping center in Indonesia with a huge number of busy commercial centers and unique markets. Besides the time exploring the scenic views, the historic sites, entertainment centers of the capital, a trip to some famous spots for shopping in Jakarta will help make your trip complete. Check out our top 5 shopping spots for shopping devotees in Jakarta.
- Plaza Indonesia:
Plaza Indonesia is located just below the Grand Hyatt. There are a plenty of clothing stores of world famous brands such as Debenhams, Milano, Gucci or Versace. There are also many jewelry shops, bookstores, souvenir shops, flower stores, interior decoration stores offering a wide range of items for your convenience. Besides, tourists also can find some travel agents and restaurants in this center.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Address: 28 – 30 Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Jakarta Pusat 10350
- Plaza Senayan:
Plaza Senayan is a high-end shopping mall located in the center of Jakarta. The place is so assessable that it takes just a few minutes away by car from the Semanggi area. Plaza Senayan offers a variety of shops with quality food and service. Plaza Senayan is also claimed as the favorite spot for shopping in Jakarta. The ground floor of the mall is designed with different shops, while the second floor is dedicated to fashion stalls, the third floor is for food and entertainment center.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Address: 8 Jalan Asia Afrikaz, PT Senayan Trikarya Sempama, Jakarta Pusat 10270
- Pasar Rawa Belong Flower Market:
Besides clothes and souvenirs, there are a lot of other things to shopping in Jakarta. If you wish to buy some flowers and plants to give your friends living in Jakarta, you really should pay a visit to Pasar Rawa Belong market. The market is a center for all kinds of flowers and plants in Jakarta. Here you can find a variety of flowers and plants, from local flowers such as orchids, roses, jasmine to imported flowers such as tulip, lily, etc. Daily activity at Pasar Rawa Belong Market is divided into 2 types:
From 2:00 – 6:00: it is time for the flower planters from Subakumi, Bandung and West Java to transport their fresh flowers here.
From 16:00 – 21:00: you will see the fresh flowers of the farmers from Sumatra brought to the market for trading.
- Jalan Surabaya:
Jalan Surabaya is a well-known antique and artisan market located in the heart of the vibrant Menteng area, Jakarta. There are plenty of antique shops here providing a great variety and richness of porcelain, wood sculpture, masks, materials made of silver and copper, etc. The best time to pay a visit to Jalan Surabaya is in the morning or in the afternoon. If you do not plan to shop here, you can visit the area selling antique items. And surely after a walk around these shops, you will understand more about the culture and history of the country.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 17: 00
Address: Jalan Surabaya, Jakarta Pusat 10310
- Artha Gading:
Artha Gading shopping center is designed based on the image of famous “Silk Road”. Here you can experience the famous wonders of the world. The center is divided into Nusantara Atrium, Paris Atrium, Italy Atrium, China Atrium, India Atrium, Persia Atrium and the largest Millenium Atrium. Each zone is decorated in a unique style. The shopping center sells a variety of products such as electronics, clothes, shoes, cosmetics, etc.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: 1 Jl. Artha Gading Selatan, Jakarta Utara, DKI Jakarta 14240
Some tips when shopping in Jakarta, Indonesia:
When shopping in the malls or big stores, there is no need for you to bargain. The price has already claimed on the price tag.
If you shop at the night market, remember to bargain, negotiate the price with the sellers before buying.
There are many food stalls in Jakarta’s commercial centers. After shopping, you can stop by and enjoy Indonesian specialties.
Famous local brands in Indonesia often offer items at relatively high prices, so when shopping in Jakarta, visitors should buy popular local items to save money.
If you wish to enjoy cheaper price, let visit the shops 1-1.5 hours before the closing time. At that time, the sellers are kinda rush for packing their products and you can have a quick yet fun shop with very reasonable price.
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