HomeBlogs Shopping Extravagansa: Jakarta Whether you're a serious spender or half-hearted shopper, there's sure
to be something for everybody in Jakarta, the countrys shopping capital.
The wide variety of things that you can buy in Jakarta is mind boggling
from the best of local handicrafts to haute couture labels. If you are
looking for something unique, go and check out the antique, carvings and
handicrafts at Ciputat raya where rows of stores are packed to
overflowing with everything from antique furniture, brassware, ornate
lamps, old Chinas, and faux antiques. If you prefer air conditioners
comfort and designer labels, head for the modern shopping malls such as
Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Senayan, Pondok Indah Mall, Pasar Raya, and Taman
Anggrek said to be the largest mall in South East Asia. Find the
best shopping for electronics in Mangga Dua Electronics Center I West
Jakarta or Ratu Plaza in South Jakarta. Another interesting place is the
Jatinegara gemstone market, where you can find a huge variety of
precious and semiprecious stones. Stroll through the Pasar Baru
pedestrian area and browse through the traditional textile shops. At the
Barito area even lead you to an impromptu pet market while at the
Pramuka bird market visitors are greeted with lots of pretty decorative
To Do If youre looking something else
in Jakarta besides shopping, you can take a city tour around Jakarta.
This city tour will take you one day long. Ask your hotel about this. Getting Around The
availability of various transport modes in Jakarta is a convenience for
you to move around the captivating city. You can use TransJakarta
buses, regular buses, city trains, cabs or rented cars.
Getting There Jakarta
is an international gateway for Indonesia. Practically all
international airlines stop in Jakarta. It serves a growing number of
international airlines and provides an abundance of domestic flights
within Indonesia. From some cities in Java, you can travel to Jakarta by
train while other transport within the city is plentiful.