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12 Best Street Shopping in Jakarta

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If there is one activity that should always be done tourists during the holidays in Jakarta, whoever you are, it is a shopping activity. Yes, shopping is an activity that you can not leave, is not it? The excitement of shopping is unforgettable. You will feel something is missing when you’re traveling somewhere and see unique stuff, funny and interesting. Surely this heart is moved to buy it. You can choose to shop in a cheap or expensive place. When visiting Jakarta, there is not only a luxury shopping center, but there are also several choices of street shopping venues that are recomended. for you to visit.

  1. Petak Sembilan Glodok, South Jakarta

The streets in Petak Sembilan, located along Jalan Kemenangan III Glodok, Taman Sari, West Jakarta, not only give you pleasure through the scenery of old buildings of Chinese architecture, but at the same time healthy body, because you need a bit of a walk to enjoy this area. In Petak Sembilan, visitors can see Jin De Yi Temple, Jin De Yuan, Toa Se Bio, and several other temples.

You could also try some Snacks stretch from the 9th plot to the Gloria Ganges opposite. In addition, you could buy anything for specialties of Imlek, such as lanterns, gold paper, and much more. So, if you like to enjoy the smell of Hio, you would be lucky to come here. The fragrant smell of the shops along the way. Petak Sembilang is as famous as a crowded area by Chinese people. No wonder that this place is usually crowded before the Lunar New Year celebration. Crowds are ensured in the surrounding of Klenteng.

  1. Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta

Pasar Baru is located in Central Jakarta. Here, in addition to a cool shopping place, is also a good photo spot. The structure of the building using the Dutch building style. This place consists of several malls; Metro Atom Plaza, Harco Pasar Baru, street vendors, and many others. You can find banyal camera stores, pharmacies, and jewelry stores. Here is a suitable place to buy camera accessories, camera stuffs, and second camera. You can also service your camera in this place with much choice of shops. While waiting your camera to be servised, you could try some culinary in Pasar Baru with the various menu. You can also take some photos with so many chocies of venue and background of Pasar Baru.

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  1. Tanah Abang Market

You can find this place on Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur, Central Jakarta. Tanah Abang Market is the heaven of shopping. It is actually a wholesaler point but also caters to individual shoppers. You can buy anything for many items with the affordable prices. If you are lucky, you could find Tanah Abang Bazar Street.  In this bazar, you can find the stuff that you want along the Tanah Abang street.

Try your bargaining skill in this market. You can get the qualified product with the lowest price ever.  You could also try the street market outside Blok A. Generally underrated compared to ITC Mangga Dua due to perceived lower class.

  1. Fatahillah Square

Fatahillah square is a complex of old town Batavia. You could see some historical buildings of Batavia (the old Jakarta). You can also visit the Jakarta History Museum, Museum Bank Indonesia, Museum of Fine Art and Ceramics and the Museum Wayang (shadow puppet).

Then be sure try the street shopping along Jl.Taman Fatahillah that sells some traditional culinary of Jakarta. There are also many sorts of street vendors and peddlers in the area selling goods such as toys, souvenirs, and accessories. Don’t forget to bargain before decide to buy one of them. You could also roll your day by renting the old antique bicycle with your teammates. Don’t forget to take the pictures as much as possible.

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  1. Hype Festival Pantai Indah Kapuk

Hype Festival – PIK (Pantai Indah Kapuk) is a monthly event held in the PIK area right next to Tzu Chi PIK school. You can try to come to visit Food Bazaar, because the content of this event consists of Fashion Bazar (Clothes, shoes, accessories, knick knacks, etc.) and of Food Bazaar. The event is usually held on weekend with 200 vendors from food, lifestyle, fashion and so much more. Make sure to enjoy the displays of every booth. You can find the unique foods and stuffs that might you have never found before. This bazar is not regularly conducted, however it would be come back on your list of street shopping to visit in at least one month.

  1. Pekan Raya Jakarta

Jakarta Fair is an annual event to celebrate the regular Jakarta anniversary held in Kemayoran. Jakarta Fair Kemayoran or Pekan Raya Jakarta (PRJ) usually features pavilions from the provincial government, companies, and small and medium enterprises. Various excellent products from all business scale will fill the booths and pavilions at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran. The exhibition is also enhanced with art performances to entertain visitors, ranging from spectacular music performances from top artists of the country, Miss Jakarta Fair Beauty Pageant, Carnival, and many others.

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  1. Jalan Surabaya

Many people know this area with Antique Market Jalan Surabaya in accordance with its location located in Jalan Surabaya, Menteng, South Jakarta. Kiosk lined up in blocks with each block consisting of several kiosks. Do not be surprised if you find strange objects, such as German-made gramaphones, compasses, crystal chandeliers, shipyards, jars, and replicas of mini-sized items such as onthel bikes.

Jalan Surabaya is one of the favorite places of foreign tourists who are shopping either in transit or who are working in Jakrarta. Although the number of foreign tourists is not as much as when the beginning of antiques market was held in the reign of the new order, this location is still become the favorit destination for the foreigner in Jakarta.

  1. CFD Market On Thamrin Street

Usually CFD that is located at Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Menteng, Central Jakarta is opened on Sunday from 6 am to 11 am. Jalan Sudirman and Jalan Thamrin are intentionally closed for all private cars. Car-Free Day actually functioned as an initiative to help reduce pollution, but soon turned into a favorite tradition and an interesting spot for people of Jakarta. Many people enjoy leisurely walks outdoors while eating street food and occasionally observing public events. Near Plaza Indonesia, you can find many sellers who sell a variety of clothing and fashion accessories.

  1. Pasar Seni Ancol

Pasar Seni Ancol is located on Jl. Gerbang Ancol No.93, Pademangan, North Jakarta This is a favorite shopping spot that you can try. When you are around Ancol Dreamland in North Jakarta, do not forget to stop by this place. You can see various Indonesian arts and crafts. There are also many sculptors, doll artisans, woodcarvers, and painters showing off their work. If you are lucky, you might even meet and see some Indonesian artists at work. In addition, you will also find traditional and modern Artworks on display as well as gem jewelry and other artistic creations. Do not forget to follow the thrill of art shows and exhibitions held regularly in the open market arena.

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  1. Jalan Pintu Besar Selatan

This area known as street and caricature artists that is located at the end of Jalan Gajah Mada. This is ‘Art Street’ which connects Glodok to Fatahillah Square. In Jl. South Pintu Selatan, Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta City, DKI Jakarta, you can enjoy browsing through various works of art and appreciate local talent through their outstanding display. You can also ask one of them to paint your portrait on the spot. It will be a forgotten mement forever. Don’t forget to bring it home as the souvenirs and handicraft for your family at hometown.

  1. Pasar Santa

The kiosks on Jalan Cisanggiri 2, RT.5 / RW.4 Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta offer items that are not usually found in the market to fill the entire market. You can find a lot of tapes, CDs, vinyl, and unique foods. This market is then called Santa Market. Although the Santa Market has been in suspended for 7 years, the local government rebuilt the facilities in this market in 2014. You can hunt for a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as household items purchased here. On upstairs, there are many local batik shops, barber shops, shoe stores, and jewelry stores. Food lovers will also love this place because this place is known for some shops and kiosks selling food like popular hotdogs, Papricano, and Mexican food stalls.

  1. Mangga Dua

Mangga Dua Morning Market is one of shopping place that is very popular by the people of Jakarta and surrounding areas. This place is very convenient for consumers who are looking for needs like quality fashion products. This is due to Morning Two Morning Market is famous for a variety of clothing products and clothes that quality but can be purchased at a price affordable enough by the community. The public interest that comes to Mangga Dua Morning Market is very big, where this place is an alternative choice of people of Jakarta and surrounding cities in hunting fashion products that they can find easily.

Those are the list of the place for street shopping in Jakarta. It could be your reference when you want to go shopping there. Make sure to prepare the budget and don’t be over consumed. Don’t forget to bargain as much as you want as long it is possible.

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