4 Popular Shopping Malls & Traditional Markets in Jakarta

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4 Popular Shopping Malls & Traditional Markets in Jakarta

If you like to do window shopping, Jakarta has many shopping malls to satisfy your hobby.  There are more than 120 shopping malls in Jakarta, and that exclude many other traditional markets that spread around the city. For sure, you won’t run out of places to go. Here are 4 popular shopping malls and traditional markets in Jakarta that you shouldn’t miss.


Lavish and large, Grand Indonesia is not just a shopper’s paradise but also a perfect location for a family day out. The complex is consist of East Mall and West Mall, linked together by the Sky Bridge, wrap about Jakarta’s Welcome Monument, or Selamat Datang Monument. Inside the malls, you can browse through 10 levels of more than 200 trendy clothing shops and more than 100 restaurants and fast food chains. Explore Indonesian civilization at Galeri Indonesia Kaya, and as you are in West Restaurant, proceed from the dancing fountain show. On the ground level, you’ll come across a state-of-the-art cinema and also a playground where small ones can run off some energy.


With over 150 traditional markets in Jakarta, it is hard to say which one is the most favorite among locals, but if you base the choice on size and age, Pasar Baru is the hands-down winner. Established in 1820 and located in Central Jakarta, Pasar Baru isn’t just one of the oldest shopping districts from the city, but it is so big that it controls its own zip code! Locals refer to this district as Little India, due to the high number of Indian immigrants that settled there, and thousands of Jakartans flooding the industry every day to stock up on local merchandise and basic needs. Pasar Baru is the best place to buy cheap textiles and Indian spices to musical instruments and fashionable footwear. And don’t forget that this really is fair game for whatever!


On the edge of Jakarta’s latest neighborhood lies a street filled with ancient relics. In addition to the vast variety of antique stores, the region also attracts art aficionados and bookworms that enjoy a good deal.

  1. BLOK M

For a good reason, Blok M is gaining its reputations among other markets in Jakarta because of its great deals. Located in South Jakarta, the main shopping facilities in the area are Blok M Square and Blok M Plaza. Both facilities are famous for their dizzying collection of reduction solutions. Spend the afternoon haggling for even more massive savings on electronics, jewelry, clothing and accessories, and when you have filled your shopping luggage, head to Little Tokyo, or Jalan Melawai, only adjacent to the complicated, to refuel at one of the Japanese restaurants where the area is famous.

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