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If you're looking for traditional Indonesian products or bargains, try some of the following places.


Pasar Seni Ancol

This extensive art market has a lively, carnivalesque atmosphere and a huge variety of arts and crafts. You can also see many of them being made by the craftsmen and women, as well as live performances of dance and drama from all over the archipelago.

Other good places for traditional handicrafts are: Pasar Raya Blok M Sarinah department store on Jl. Thamrin, Plaza Atrium on Jl. Senen Raya, or the numerous shops along Jl. Kemang Timur Raya in south Jakarta.

Jalan Surabaya
500 meters of open-air market offering the most extensive collection of antiques in the city - great for a browse and a bit of bargaining! It is located in the Menteng area, close to Ismail Marzuki Square, and is brim full of bronzeware, old coins, 'Chinese' porcelains (actually from Central and West Java), east Indonesian textiles, terracotta, ceramics, leather puppets and all sorts of paraphernalia that defy classification.

Alternative places for antiques are Jl. Kebun Sirih Timur Dalam (just south of Monas) and Jl. Majapahit. For traditional style furniture, check out Jl. Ciputat and Jl. Kemang Raya, both in the south of the city.

Mangga Dua
Excellent for low priced textiles and fabrics located up in the old part of town on Jl. Raya Mangga Dua. Check the quality carefully and be aware of salesmen's trickery! Mangga Dua is also a good place for low priced electronics, computers etc.

Pasar Ikan
Meaning 'fish market', it is no surprise to find that Pasar Ikan is the location of the city's main fish auctions, as it has been for centuries. Seafood lovers, feast your eyes and stomachs - numerous shops & restaurants along the streets here sell just about anything from the oceanů

Condet
This village-within-the-city has been preserved as a traditional Betawi enclave, fruit growing and harvesting being one of the traditional industries of the area. Condet is well known for its orchards.

Glodok
Sandwiched between Jl. Gajah Madah and Jl. Mansyur, Glodok is great for the cheapest electronic goods in town.



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