The biggest mall in the country and one of the biggest in South East Asia, Grand Indonesia has a lot to brag about. The tenants range from heavy weights like Chanel, Gucci, Seibu, and Harvey Nichols, to casual names like Topshop, Guess and Zara to everything locals Alun-alun. They also have tons of food outlets including the upscale Palalada and Y&Y Grill and family favorites Food Louver and Food Hall. The biggest attraction in the mall is the Crossroads of the World section. In this part, the plaza is decorated to have the atmosphere from other countries like Morocco, France, China, and USA with the crowd-pleaser dancing water fountain showing hourly. Don't miss the 8th floor of the mall where the biggest (and funkiest) cinema, Blitzmegaplex is located.
Located at the heart of Jakarta's financial district and adjacent to Senayan Sports Complex, this elegant mall features Metro Department Store, Sogo Department Store, Armani and Versace. It also offers the seven-cinema Studio 21 Cineplex. The food court definitely merits a visit. Rest your legs after a frantic day of shopping and choose from various local and international vendors, including Mrs. Fields, Soto (for traditional chicken soup) and Gentong.
If you wish to shop on a budget then Jakarta's Blok M is the place for you to be. The mall is quite extensive and it is occupied by a variety of shops selling everything from clothing, accessories, footwear, toys, accessories to books, records and more. Establishments such as tailor shops, and computer repair stores also occupy a part of the mall. Lined with several eateries, Blok M is also a perfect place to sample delicious street food.
Pasar Baru is a rare street in Jakarta, in that you can actually stroll along it. It's definitely not for the branded shoppers, but more for those looking for stores with old-time feeling. Locals come here for family-owned stores that mostly sell shoes, textiles and watches. Have lunch in Bakmi Gang Kelinci or Bakmi Abun, both are long-time favorites of noodle fans, then shop for second-hand fashion in Metro Atom (closed on Sundays). Vintage shirts, dresses, belts, jackets and everything are as cheap as USD1-don't forget to bargain though. No vehicles are allowed in Pasar Baru, so begin the walk from Metro Atom at Jalan H. Samanhudi then take the long-needed walk towards the rear end where the historic Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta's Art Center) is located.
Bartele Gallery has been delighting connoisseurs of antiques since 2009. A wonderful gallery taking pride in their extensive collection of rare books, archaic maps, photos, and antiquities, this gallery-shop is a treasure chest waiting to unravel itself. A perfect place to pick up a souvenir for someone who would appreciate rare prints, the Bartele Gallery is a collector's dream.
Whether you want to buy a gift or enjoy a meal, catch a film or just skate around, you can do it all here. Opened in late 1996, this mammoth mall features stylish architecture, ceramic floors and a huge range of shopping, dining and entertainment possibilities. Present are Marks and Spencer, Galleria, Mega Kids, True Value and hundreds of small specialty shops. Numerous restaurants and food courts as well as 21 cinemas and an ice—skating rink are also close at hand.
Established in 1949, this is one of Jakarta's most renowned tailoring services, providing custom-made apparel for men and women. The tailors can design and make suits, blazers, tuxedos, winter coats, shirts, trousers and other items at reasonable prices. Cuts can come from international fashion houses, or be custom-designed in-house. For those in a hurry or staying in Jakarta for a short period, made-to-measure suits can even be completed in 24 hours.
Located in Kebon Jeruk, an affluent residential area in West Jakarta, this three-storied mall offers around 200 specialty shops, an indoor recreational center, a food court and a 21-cinema complex. The gracious, Victorian-style building contains a massive range of products, from clothes, shoes, sporting goods, perfumes and toys to books, bags, videos, furniture, cellular phones, computers and cakes. Money changers, banks and a Hero supermarket are also on offer. The food court features a range of Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese cuisine, in addition to several fast food outlets.
At this art and handicraft market, visitors get to watch Indonesian artists creating their masterpieces. Hundreds of artists from all over the country congregate here to exhibit their work, making the spot a fascinating place for tourists and art connoisseurs. You can even get a portrait of yourself done. Both traditional and modern art and crafts are on display, including paintings, sculptures, traditional Indonesian Wayang Kulit(leather puppets), gemstone jewelry and many other artistic products. Unearth the next van Gogh!
Located at the very heart of Jakarta, Plaza Indonesia offers an opulent shopping experience overlooking the Welcome Monument. Sample Sogo Department or browse in Escada; experience Gianni Versace or taste a little Salvatore Ferragamo. Whatever designer brand catches the imagination of your credit card, you are guaranteed to find it here! In addition to its range of luxurious merchandise, the plaza provides a food court that is popular with the locals.