A peek into markets in Jakarta and get to know more about local culture. If you are traveling, it’s probably because you want to experience different things. So, the thing that should be include in your itinerary is a trip to one of Jakarta’s markets. You will have a wide variety to choose where to go shopping in Jakarta’s markets. Whether you are looking for local foods for yourself, or local handmade goods and souvenirs for family and friends. It will cater to all kinds of your shopping needs. Make sure to go seek them out – at least some of them.
Generally, each market is located in the strategic area and offers different products. It makes it easier to choose the best market based on your preference. Here are some references to buy something in Jakarta’s market. Let’s see what things are offered at 11 markets in Jakarta below:
Flea Market Jakarta
Looking for a more affordable to furnish your home? Then, you will be glad to know that Jakarta has a great flea market that worth the trip. Located at Surabaya Street, since 1980 Flea Market has always been crowded by local and foreign tourists, especially for the vintage enthusiasts.
Flea Market Jakarta has over 100 vendors, showcases the antique goods such as wayang (leather puppets), gramophone, an old rotary telephone, vinyl records, and many others that you won’t find in any conventional stores. All the things sold in this market have a various price range, it’s also a perfect place to browse for a bargain. What a worthy place to shop since you can find any valuable vintage stuff here!
Flea Market Jakarta
Jl. Surabaya RT.16/RW.5, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310
Open Hours: 8AM – 4PM
Pasar Seni Ancol (Ancol Art Market)
Ancol Art Market is the center of arts and crafts inspiring the visitors, art collectors, and entrepreneurs. Inside Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, entertainment center, you’ll find Ancol Art Market. This art market showcases different kinds of artworks and crafts from local artists.
Ancol Art Market recently facilitates more than 210 stalls hosted by artists, craftsman, ceramic craft workshop, and sculpture-arts. So, if you want to buy some artistic things, this place is one of the markets you shouldn’t miss. It’d be better to go on weekdays since the market will be more crowded at the weekend. Luckily, the entrance is free if there is no special event or show.
Pasar Seni Ancol
Taman Impian Jaya, Jalan Lodan Timur No.1/7, RW.10, Ancol, Kec. Pademangan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14430
Opening Hours: 9AM – 5PM
Fatahillah Square is the historical center of the Jakarta Old Town, or also known as Kota Tua Jakarta. With old-style colonial buildings, Fatahillah Square offers a fascinating glimpse of Jakarta’s past, features many cool spots for historical architecture photography. Take a walk along Fatahillah Square where you will find an overwhelming variety of local good food from kerak telor (Betawi traditional spicy omelette), kue pancong (grated coconut cake), Ice selendang mayang, and just about anything else you may be hungering for.
Jl. Lada Dalam No.7, RT.7/RW.7, Pinangsia, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 5AM – 10PM
Down the narrow alleys in Chinatown, Glodok, West Jakarta, Glodok simply features Chinese ambiance. You can easily catch a glimpse of Chinese culture and tradition inside this modern metropolis, which are typical of Chinese culture and community. At Glodok Market you can find Chinese herbal medicines, and Chinese foods. Besides, you can also find many kinds of fruits and dry fruits, old-school snacks, and many others.
Jl. Gajah Mada, RT.2/RW.1, Glodok, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11120, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 7 AM – 7 PM
Still in Glodok area, In Petak Sembilan you will find interesting fruits ready for snacking including fried cassava and fried jackfruit. This place is a heaven of culinary providing all kinds of foods and drinks along the main street. You will find lots of traditional comfort foods including the famous one, Bakmi Amoy. Be prepared to taste the most delectable noodles with fried pork meatballs (bakso babi goreng). Eat them hot as you dip them in the chilli sauce.
Jl. Kemenangan Raya No.40, RW.1, Glodok, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11120, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 5 AM – 4 PM
Car Free Day Jakarta
Shopping combined with exercising is a new trend in Indonesia. You will get the things what you need and a healthy body. Isn’t it interesting? Car-free day (CFD) in Jakarta is a big event to exercise and shop. Located along MH Thamrin-Sudirman Street, Central of Jakarta, it is always crowded by visitors every week. CFD event is opened from 6 AM to 10 PM along the main road from Patung Kuda Monas to Patung Senayan. You can buy some kinds of stuff such as clothes, shoes, bags, wallets, watches, mobile trinkets, and various unique things that are not found in stores. Besides, try local culinary like snacks and heavy foods after you finish the exercise. Are you interested to try car-free day in Jakarta? Go and get amazed at it!
Car Free Day Jakarta
DKI JAKARTA (Jl. Sudirman – Jl. MH. Thamrin)
Opening Hours: Sunday from 6 AM – 11 AM
A textile market called Mayestik is one of the Jakarta markets that impreses many people, especially women and fashion entrepreneurs. Located in Kebayoran Baru, Southern Jakarta, Mayestik market is relative strategic to reach by public transportations. The market provides many kinds of best quality fabrics with affordable prices. You can also find any sewing kits like buttons, laces, etc. Nowadays, it consists of 10 floors and each floor has different stuff to sell. Since the market is relatively hot, it’d be better if you wear a comfortable outfit and footwear.
Jalan Tebah III, RT.14/RW.3, Gunung, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12120, Indonesia
.Opening Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM
Pasar Santa is culinary heaven located between Cipaku 1 Street and Cisanggiri 1 Street, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. People hardly recognized this place previously since it was typical of the common traditional market in Jakarta. However, it recently becomes the most popular culinary trend among the young folks and a cozy place to hang out or chill out with friends or relatives. You can try recommended modern local street food stalls such as Beyond Cendol & Duren Bar, Mie Chino, Papricano Mexican Cantina, etc. Humm… looks yummy, isn’t it?
Jl. Cipaku I No.121, RT.5/RW.4, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, 12170
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 09:30 PM
Pasar Baru is a famous Jakarta shopping center with affordable price. The visitors do not only come from Jakarta but also from outside Jakarta region. It’s no surprise that this place attracts people or photographers to take photoshoot since the market has the classic style of architecture.
It is more recommended to get there by public transportation than own transportation because the parking area is quite far from the market. You need to walk for a while from the parking area to the building. What will you get here? Just like an average market, you will find some kinds of clothes such as vintage clothes, traditional clothes, photo costumes, and even branded clothes.
Jl. Ps. Baru, RT.15/RW.4, Ps. Baru, Kecamatan Sawah Besar, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10710, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Tanah Abang is one of the biggest textile markets in Southeast Asia. It’s also popular as a vast cluster of shops and stalls selling clothes, textiles, and religious items. As the oldest market in Jakarta, Tanah Abang market is always crowded with local and foreign visitors.
Similar to Pasar Baru, Tanah Abang also offers a variety of clothes for woman, man, child, and baby. In addition, Tanah Abang also provides various stuff like accessories, household supplies, traditional Batik, etc. Don’t be afraid to get starving after shopping. Just come to the 8th floor and voila, you will find many food stalls. Such a highly recommended shopping destination, right?
Jln. Kebon Jati, Kebon Kacang, Tanah Abang, RT.01/RW.09, Petojo Sel., Gambir, Jakarta Pusat, 10240, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
Calling for gems lovers! Pasar Rawa Bening (recently known as Jakarta Gems Center) is the right place for gems collectors. Many kinds of gems are sold here with the various price range. The market was built above 1.4 hectares of ground with more than 500 stalls. Let’s find some precious stones such as Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Jadeite Jade, Garnet, Tourmaline, Spinel, Alexandrite, Chrysoberyl, and Topaz here. Besides, you can find some traditional rings called “Akik” at this market with various stones such as Chrysocolla Chalcedony, Agate, Jasper, Moss Agate, Onyx, Calcite, or Opal.
Jl. Bekasi Barat Raya No.2, RT.4/RW.2, Rw. Bunga, Kecamatan Jatinegara, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13350, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 7AM – 7PM