Shopping

Pasars (Markets)

Pasar is Indonesian for 'market' and Jakarta has a good few of them. At your traditional pasar you will witness traditional bargaining, hard selling and the general horse trading that comprises a ...

Antiques shopping

Jakarta is a great place to pick up antiques. Jakarta’s antiques scene attracts many visitors, for both its variety and reasonable pricing. Furniture, jewellry and home furnishings are just some of ...

Handicrafts shopping

Jakarta has great buys if you're looking for traditional handcrafted arts. Sarinah and Pasaraya Grande department stores, both conveniently located, remain the best one-stop shopping places for Indonesian ...

Batiks shopping

Batik, one of the country's most highly developed art forms and indeed its national art, is beautifully handcrafted textile work. The painstaking labour that goes into batik is testament to the patience ...

Brand shopping

The city of Jakarta has many ultra-modern, brand-name packed shopping malls. A welcome break from the al-fresco style markets, the air-conditioned malls can be quite comforting and the lack of badgering ...

Electronics shopping

Asia is a great place to pick up the latest in technology at discount prices. Consumer electronic goods are everywhere, whether it's video recorders, mobile phones or sound systems you are after. A wide ...