Jakarta has a number of wholesale markets. The largest and the oldest is the Tanah Abang Market which concentrates on textiles. From morning till night, trucks laden with textiles arrive and leave the area. Besides the new Tanah Abang buildings there are scores of smaller shops all selling any and every kind of textiles you may be looking for.
To better serve customers in clean and airconditioned comfort the new Tanah Abang Blok A building was opened in 2005, and Blok B added in 2011. With over 13,000 kiosks and 75,000 shoppers per day, Tanah Abang is the largest textile and garment wholesale center in Southeast Asia. In both blocks you will find anything you may be looking for in block textiles, kids and adult fashion, muslim wear, jeans, underwear, batiks, bags and shoes, special upscale boutiques and a whole lot more at attractive wholesale prices.
- Thamrin City
This mall is an air-conditioned extension of the busy Pasar Tanah Abang, situated just behind the Grand Indonesia near the Hotel Indonesia Circle. This is another shopping center selling Batik products and creations from all over islands of Indonesia. Here you will find not only batiks from Yogyakarta or Solo, but also from Pekalongan, Lasem, Madura, Palembang even Batik Papua.
Other kind you may also find here are wonderful woven textiles, songket and lots, lots more also in ready to wear type, accessories and more
- Mangga Dua
The Mangga Dua area is a little further from Pasar Baru, offers a whole range of imported goods from China, Korea, Thailand that are sold at reasonable wholesale prices, from dresses to bags, jeans, accessories, souvenirs, just name it, they have it.