This market is popular among expats living in Indonesia for its good location and wide selection of goods. It’s especially renowned for its fabric collection. There are many tailors in the market, if you have a design in mind that you’d like custom made with your newly purchased textile.
This traditional market in South Jakarta has been transformed into a trendy, youthful place that attracts hipsters, youngsters, and expats. Part of it remains somewhat traditional, selling groceries and other home goods, but the upper levels are reserved for hip cafés, concept stores, and food stalls.
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Tanah Abang is a well-known wholesale center specializing in textiles and clothing. Many sellers from all over the city source their products from this market, meaning that prices here are lower than elsewhere in Jakarta. Tanah Abang also has a large collection of Muslim wear.
This huge complex sells everything from textiles to Indian spices, antiques to musical instruments. Considered one of the oldest markets in Jakarta, many vendors have managed their stores for generations. The market streets are also lined with small restaurants and food stalls to recharge your strength before more shopping and bargaining.
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Located near Ancol Dreamland in North Jakarta, this market sells artworks and crafts made by local artists. Tourists can find anything from sculptures to paintings, traditional puppets to pieces of jewelry, sold and showcased by their own makers. Art exhibitions and performances are also held regularly in this market to keep the artistic vibe beating.
Glodok is also known as Jakarta’s Chinatown, with streets packed with stores, booths, and stalls selling everything from food, herbs, to electronic devices. The Chinese-style items available in this area are particularly appealing, such as lanterns, clothing, and ornaments.
Situated in the touristy old town area of Kota Tua, street vendors offer their goods along Taman Fatahillah, selling toys, clothes, and souvenirs. Here, you can visit Jakarta’s historical buildings and museums while shopping for local crafts and souvenirs. You can even get temporary tattoos here, or have your portraits drawn by local artists.