If you are traveling to Jakarta, shopping in Jakarta could be the most exciting parts of the trips. Whether you are buying for family and friends or for yourself, in the end you’ll definitely make some purchases. As the capital city of Indonesia (and as the most crowded city in this country), you’ll find huge numbers of shopping centers in Jakarta. Here are 15 places worth to visit for some wise purchases in Jakarta:

  1. Flea Market Jakarta (Jalan Surabaya)

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    If you adore antique and quirky stuff, Flea Market Jakarta in Jalan Surabaya, Menteng will please you. A line of art and antique shops in this walking street makes it a well-known shopping center. Besides unique artworks like wayang (leather puppets), you can also find some more contemporary stuff here. Be it vinyl records, old rare books, vintage telephones and gramophones, and many others. The collections in each shop will surely spark your interests. 

    Just like any traditional markets in Indonesia, the products usually don’t have a fix price. This means you can try out your bargaining skill to get a cheaper rate for your desired stuff. However, please be mindful to keep your good attitude when you barter.

    Flea Market Jakarta
    Address: Surabaya St No.12, RT.15/RW.5, Menteng, Central Jakarta 10310

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  2. Pasar Seni Ancol (Ancol Art Market)


    If you really have a heart for some good arts, go to Ancol Dreamland in North Jakarta. Inside this entertainment center, more famously known as Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, you’ll find Ancol Art Market. First open for public 25 years ago, this art market showcases different kinds of artworks and crafts from local artists. Also, you will have a chance to see and meet the artisans at work. Traditional handicrafts, paintings and carvings can make a great souvenir. Or, you can buy some for yourself as eccentric home decors.

    Travel tips: While it might be a little more crowded, try going to Ancol Art Market on weekends. They usually host traditional art performances, like wayang show or dance performance.

    Pasar Seni Ancol (Ancol Art Market)
    Inside Ancol Dreamland
    Address: Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Lodan Timur St. No.1/7, Ancol, Pademangan Sub District, Central Jakarta 14430
    Phone: +62 21 29222222

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  3. Glodok Chinatown Market

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    Do you fancy a nice Chinatown walking tour in Jakarta? In a bright sunny day in Jakarta, it’s worth visiting Glodok in West Jakarta. It is where you can catch a glimpse of Chinese culture and tradition inside this modern metropolis. Being a Chinatown, you must’ve already known very well of what you can find and purchase here.

    Chinese herbal medicines and Chinese foods are among the best offers in Glodok Chinatown Market. Besides, you can also find many kinds of fruits and dry fruits, old-school candies, snacks, dry fish, and many others. While enjoying your walking tour around the area, don’t miss the chance to visit their most notable spots.

    Glodok Chinatown Market
    Address: Gajah Mada St., Glodok, Taman Sari Sub District, West Jakarta 11120

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  4. Thamrin City Trade Mall

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    With tagline “Ingat Batik Ingat Thamrin City”, this mall is where you can shop for some batik clothes. Thamrin City Mall is one of the biggest shopping centers in Central Jakarta, comprises of 10 anchor tenants among more than a million tenants. Besides batik clothes, there are more products for your smart shopping. Thamrin City Mall has Muslim fashion zone, Batik center, Tenun center, Ladies Corner, Ladies Market, and even a Business Center that you can explore. Also, after a tiring tour from one tenant to another, you can fill up your tummy in the food court.

    Thamrin City Mall
    Open daily from 9 AM to 10 PM

    Address: K.H. Mas Mansyur St., Kebon Melati, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta
    Phone: +62 021 3199 0988

  5. Tanah Abang Jakarta

    shopping in Jakarta
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    Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta hosts the vastest textile market in Southeast Asia. The big name of Tanah Abang Market has been widely known by Indonesians and foreigners alike. This traditional market is a huge cluster of shops. Most of them sells numerous kinds of textiles, from batik clothes to women wear, Muslim wear, and children wear. This vast market is illustrious for its cheap and various fashion products, and you can always make a good bargain.

    While it’s famous for wholesale purchases, retail buyers are also most welcomed. Tanah Abang Market is almost always packed with buyers. So, it is advisable to watch over your belonging while you stroll around this area.


  6. Pasar Santa


    Shopping is not limited to buying goods only. When you travel to new place, you’ll definitely need to try the best food there. In Jakarta, Pasar Santa is a favorite among South-Jakarta youngsters. This market’s specialty is in the culinary area. Pasar Santa is where you can find a load of food vendors selling modern Indonesian and international cuisines. 

    Pasar Santa is home to more than hundreds of creative stalls. Ranging from food stands, fashion, bookstores, to custom painted shoes. For example, the DOG (Dudes of Gourmet) kiosk is right in front of the main stairs. There, we can feel the sensation of delicious black hot dogs. There is also a sub-store kiosk that provides a collection of vinyl records. The uniqueness of the stands is what makes Santa Market always crowded with young people.

    Pasar Santa (Santa Modern Market)
    Address: Cisanggiri II St. No. 4, Petogogan, Kebayoran Baru Sub District, South Jakarta 12170

  7. Taman Anggrek Mall

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    Built on the previously orchid garden, Taman Anggrek Mall (Orchid Garden Mall, in English) is a huge shopping mall in West Jakarta. Upon its opening, this shopping mall became the biggest one in Southeast Asia. Towering in Grogol, Petamburan, this shopping center is where you can have a fancy shopping and dining experience.

    Taman Anggrek Mall doesn’t get its big name merely because of its huge building. Besides its gigantic LED display (which is recognized by Guinness World Records as the biggest in the world!), this shopping center also boasts the first indoor ice rink in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

    Taman Anggrek Mall
    Address: Letjen S. Parman St. No.28, Tomang, Grogol, Petamburan, West Jakarta 11440

  8. Pasar Baru


    Another lively market in Central Jakarta besides Tanah Abang is Pasar Baru, nestled in the namesake administrative village. The southern gate is one of the most visible distinctive features of this traditional market. This gate resembles the architecture of typical Chinese fortress gate. You can find almost everything in this traditional market; be it fashion items, cosmetics, electronic goods, or food. Among them is Lee Ie Seng, which is the oldest shop in this shopping district. Established in 1873, this shop still maintains its original look until today.

  9. Central Park Mall

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    While some people prefer traditional market for its eclectic goodies, some like shopping mall better. If you are the latter type, you can choose Central Park Mall as your shopping paradise. Located in the same district as Taman Anggrek Mall, this shopping mall is named after NYC’s Central Park. What makes this shopping spot unique is the musical fountain with its daily shows presented at the park area. Also, the distinctive Eco Skywalk as seen in above picture connects Central Park Mall with Neo Soho which is also developed by the same Agung Podomoro Group.

    Central Park Mall
    Address: Letjen S. Parman St. kav. 28, South Tanjung Duren, Grogol petamburan, West Jakarta City, Jakarta 11470
    Phone: +62 021 5698 9999

  10. Plaza Senayan

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    Another prominent shopping center in Central Jakarta is Plaza Senayan. Its 3-storey plaza building interconnects to two main department stores: Metro at the south end and Soho at the north. Plaza Senayan is firstly opened for business in 1996 with Kajima Corporation as its developer. While comprises of tenants selling designer goodies and gourmet food, the distinctive feature of Plaza Senayan is its giant musical clock in its main lobby.

    Plaza Senayan
    Address: Asia Afrika St. No.8, Gelora, Tanah Abang Sub District, Central Jakarta 10270
    Phone: +62 21 572 5555

  11. Plaza Indonesia

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    Located in one corner of Jakarta’s landmark, Monumen Selamat Datang (Welcome Monument), Plaza Indonesia shopping mall is part of the huger Plaza Indonesia complex. This shopping center in Central Jakarta opened more than 19 years ago in March 1, 1990. This shopping mall presents high-end products for men, women, and children alike. With the luxurious 5-star Grand Hyatt Jakarta located in the same complex, PI becomes a very convenient spot to shop, dine, and stay.

    Plaza Indonesia
    Address: M.H. Thamrin St. Kav. 28-30, Gondangdia, Menteng Sub District, Central Jakarta 10350
    Phone: +62 21 29920000

  12. Pondok Indah Mall

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    Source: Pondok Indah Mall Website

    South Jakarta is famous as a wealthy area in the Special Capital Region of Jakarta. If you decide to stay in this lavish area, you have Pondok Indah Mall within your reach. This vast shopping complex comprises of three malls adjacent to each other in the grand suburb area of Pondok Indah. All three of them, interconnected by Skywalk North and Skywalk South, are packed with specialty stores. A recommended spot for shopping, dining, and entertainment in luxury!

    Pondok Indah Mall
    Address: R Floor, Metro Pondok Indah St. Kav. IV/TA, Pd. Pinang, Kebayoran Lama Sub District, South Jakarta 12310
    Phone: +62 21 750 6 750

  13. Senayan City

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    In Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, Senayan City can be your luxurious alternative of crowded and hectic Tanah Abang Market. Also known as Sen C or Sency, this mixed-use complex welcome everyone looking for top-notch lifestyle experiences in high-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and residence. Built in 2006 in the heart of the lively capital of Indonesia, Senayan City can make a great shopping spot for you, with the other business centers and tourism attractions located nearby.

    Senayan City
    Address: 1, Asia Afrika St. Lot 19, Gelora, Tanah Abang Sub District, Central Jakarta 10270
    Phone: +62 21 7278 1000

  14. Grand Indonesia

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    Source: Grand Indonesia Website

    Towering in the close proximity of Plaza Indonesia complex, Grand Indonesia is a hard-to-beat rival. This integrated multi-use complex at Jl. M.H. Thamrin no. 1 features extravagant shopping center, BCA Tower, and the elite Kempinski Private Residences as well as its 5-star Hotel Indonesia Kempinski. Grand Indonesia also becomes the first one in Indonesia to host Thailand’s famous department store, Central. With all its top-tier flagship stores, luxurious Grand Indonesia will surely satisfy your desire for fancy shopping experience.

    Grand Indonesia
    Address: M.H. Thamrin No.1, Kb. Melati, Menteng Sub District, Central Jakarta 10310

  15. Pacific Place

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    Another multipurpose building towering high to the bright sky of South Jakarta is Pacific Place. Representing its oceanic name, the visible distinctive feature of this complex is the ‘pool’ at the food floor, completed with a sailing boat and lighthouse. Its strategic location in the heart of Sudirman Central Business District makes Pacific Place a convenient luxury shopping complex to explore.

    Pacific Place
    Open daily from 10 AM to 10 PM
    Address: Jend. Sudirman St. Kav. 52-53, Senayan, Kebayoran Baru Sub District, South Jakarta 12190
    Phone: +62 21 514 02828

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