We recommend a list of shopping places in Jakarta, definitely not suited for the faint-hearted. So if you are a foreigner visiting or living in Jakarta, gear up!
A former animal market, Tanah Abang Market is over 300 years old. Stalls spill out onto the street, selling fabrics and clothes. The market is popular with textile retailers who often visit the market to do their period inventory purchase from the wholesalers.
Pasar Baru (Translation: New Market) is a popular stopover en-route Kota Tua Tour. At Pasar Baru, you can find a wide - range of items you need at a price that is relatively inexpensive. It is also used as a wholesale center location, mainly popular with traditional muslim costumes, tailors & shoes!
Jalan Surabaya is well known for the antiques market located there. Jalan Surabaya itself is located at Menteng area, at the Central of Jakarta. You can see kiosks/shops that sell antiques like wayang, porcelain, wooden sculptures etc.
The biggest shopping center in South-East Asia, Mangga Dua Shopping Center consists of 6 main complexes such as Mangga Dua Mall, Harco Mas Mangga Dua, Mangga Dua WTC, The ITC Mangga dua I, ITC Mangga Dua II, Dusit Mangga Dua and Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua. They have unlimited types of products ranging from clothes to electronic goods.