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Best Bargain Places in Jakarta

23 May 2009  Shopaholic who always wanted the best offer
4.5 of 5 stars based on 10 votes

Everyone loves bargain shopping. Here is some list of popular bargain shopping places in Jakarta.

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Shopping
  • Appeals to: Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Tanah Abang Blok A Market

    The main market for textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, curtains, bedsheets, and fashion accessories. This market is located in an air-con 12 storey building in the center of Jakarta. It's recognizable by the green-yellow Islamic architecture. People usually go to this market to shop in bulk/wholesale, but some shops do allow retail shopping. Open from 9AM to 4PM everyday.

  • 2. Mangga Dua Wholesale Centers

    4 different shopping complex located side-by-side are ready to pamper shoppers with various goodies. ITC Mangga Dua and Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua (Mangga Dua Morning Market) are specializing in clothing, (fake) branded goods - shoes, handbags, luggage, leather stuff, and fashion accessories. While Mall Mangga Dua and Harco Mangga Dua opposite the road are the place to find all kind of electronic stuff (computers, pirated DVDs, audio players, gaming consoles, home theater, among others).
    The newly opened few kilometer-apart Mangga Dua Square (the one adjacent with Novotel Mangga Dua Hotel) offers moreover the same stuff in more convenient environment, but at the meantime, only bunch shops open.

  • 3. Jatinegara Market (Pasar Jatinegara)

    This is a regular market of Jakarta, but this place is also known for its wedding souvenir kiosks spread over the basement level. Here shoppers can find various wedding souvenirs, wedding cards, and other wedding-related stuff for their wedding needs. The price is of course much cheaper than you would find everywhere else. Shoppers can also ask for engraving of the souvenir and it will take approx 2 weeks to complete the order.

  • 4. Rawa Being Market (Pasar Rawa Bening)

    Also known as 'Exotic Gemstone Market', this market is located in Jatinegara area, East Jakarta. Though one should be cautious of possible fraudulent offers, the market is a treasure-trove for anyone keen to add a little exotic sparkle to his or her life. Brilliant rubies, cat's-eyes, agate and emeralds all wrestle for a share of the consumer's pocket. Another part of the market specializes in traditional home accessories, such as Indonesian antiques and ceremonial keris (daggers) with gem-studded hilts.

  • 5. Gembrong Market (Pasar Gembrong)

    Also located in the vicinity of Jatinegara area, this market specializes in selling toys at reduced price. One can expect not only to see local-made toys but also imported ones in well-known labels such as Hotwheels and Kinsmart. Toys are ranging from Barbie-sized dolls, pastic balls, plastic guns, until remote controlled models.

  • 6. Jalan Surabaya Antique Market

    Genuine antiques and not-so-genuine "antiques" jostle for attention in Jakarta's ultimate flea market. Stretching half a kilometer, the open-air market winds its way along Jalan Surabaya in the elite residential neighborhood of Menteng. Choose from a vast range of brassware, textiles, ornamental lamps, porcelain, handicrafts, ancient instruments and local crafts at bargain prices. Genuine antiques are available at much higher prices, which is the simplest method by which to differentiate genuine products from imitations. Join the rest in haggling and double your bargains.

  • 7. Pasar Baru Street Mall

    It has been around for decades and well-known for its Indian-textile traders and local-made shoe shops. The shoes here are probably cheaper than you would find in the shopping mall and most of them are local products.
    For those who're looking for cameras, look no further than to Aneka Foto, located at Pasar Atom Building in Pasar Baru area. It specializes in selling cameras and their accessories at distributor's price.