Shopping in Jakarta
Though shopping in Jakarta is always popular amongst economical shoppers, stylish shopping complexes targeting the high-end shoppers are also available. Plazas like Plaza Senayan, Plaza Indonesia, Pasar Raya, and Pondok Indah Mall provide high quality luxury items. Especially at Plaza Senayan which is located centrally in South Jakarta, branded apparels, sports wear and gift stores are in abundance.
Almost all of these elegant shopping complexes provide fine dining restaurants serving a range of international dishes, as well as catering to local tastes.
Fashion, jewellery and batiks
Most shoppers visit Jakarta for clothing and accessories. You will find chic ladies skirts, t-shirts, fancy handbags, jewellery and other accessories ready to match.
To add more value to your shopping experience look into the distinctive Indonesian Batiks which often feature one of a kind items. More one of a kind purchases for glamorous ladies can be made at the Jatinegara Gemstone Market.
Parents looking for the ideal gift for their children will come across everything from high tech toy cars to Barbie dolls at any of the many mega malls around the city. In addition to the toys, parents could buy pets as presents at the Barito Pet Market or at the Pramuka Bird Market.
Computers and technology
For computers accessories and electronic items, Managa Dua Mall and Glodok Plaza (in the famous Chinatown) respectively are the hot spots at North Jakarta. The world's latest brands from China and other countries are also available at both these shopping malls, which includes ipods, DVD players, digital cameras, PC's, laptops, palm tops and home theatre systems.
Most of the hotels in Jakarta will help their guests to find trustworthy taxi services, since taxis are the preferred travel option among many guests. The blue bird and the silver bird taxis are known as the most trusted.
Most of the plazas are located in the vicinity of each other allowing the shoppers to visit a couple of shopping complexes easily. Make no Jakarta Hotel booking without considering the Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta, set close to the Plaza Indonesia, providing you with the opportunity of endless shopping expeditions.