From specialty markets to shopping malls, Jakarta is a shopper’s paradise. Spend the day looking for souvenirs, unique artefacts and more beginning with the Surabaya Art Market, an open-air market where you can practice you’re haggling. Your shopping spree continues with a visit to the Sarinah Shopping Mall to look for fashions, cosmetics and perfumes, local handicrafts and textiles; including the traditional woven cloth known as ikat. Enjoy a relaxing lunch (own expense) at any one of the mall’s restaurants before heading off to the Grand Indonesia, one of Southeast Asia's largest shopping centres. Spread over eight levels in two buildings, the West and East Mall are linked by a multi-level bridge and hold a dizzying array of shops selling jewellery, electronics, hobbies, home furnishings, fashions and more. At the end of the day, enjoy your return as you reflect on your shopping and compare gifts and souvenirs with fellow travellers.
Don’t forget your camera!
Enjoy a relaxing lunch (own expense) at any one of the mall’s restaurants before heading off to the Grand Indonesia, one of Southeast Asia's largest shopping centres.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water.