The Best Markets to Shop in Jakarta

Best markets in Jakarta | © U.S. Embassy, Jakarta/Flickr
Best markets in Jakarta | © U.S. Embassy, Jakarta/Flickr
Photo of Edira Putri
15 June 2017

Traditional markets (pasar) are an important part of Indonesians’ daily lives. More than just a place to get daily needs, pasar have been part of locals’ lifestyles for centuries. Discover the best markets in Jakarta, from old-style to trendy.

Pasar Mayestik

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.

Pasar Mayestik, Jalan Lauser, Gunung, South Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia

Pasar Baru

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.

Pasar Baru, Jalan Gereja Ayam, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia

Pasar Seni Ancol

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.

Pasar Seni Ancol, Jalan Binaria 1, Ancol, North Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia