Jakarta has become a place where travellers can find absolutely anything and everything. Major shopping centres are positioned throughout the city of Jakarta, while enclaves of traditional handicraft stalls can be found in specific areas.
Shopping & Lifestyle Centres
Some of the most noteworthy shopping arcades include the high-class Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia, Plaza eX, Plaza fX, Senayan City, Plaza Senayan, Pondok Indah Mall and Kelapa Gading Mall.
Apart from the mega shopping malls, shoppers can head to the downtown area in order to experience the best of street side shopping.
Traditional Handicraft Arts
For traditional handcrafted arts, head to Sarinah and Pasaraya Grande. Both boast an extensive collocation of local arts and crafts, including textiles, silver, leather goods, carvings and basketry. They are also popular for their broad selection of Batiks.
Antique collectors should head to the renowned Jalan Surabaya. Other noted traditional markets include Pasar Cikini, Pasar Mayestik and Pasar Tanah Abang.