This is Jakarta’s center for flowers. Flowers are transported here from Java’s mountains or are imported from overseas, ranging from roses, dahlias, chrysanthemums, to Indonesia’s beloved small and aromatic white melati flowers, all needed to decorate large wedding halls, bouquets, birthday parties or just to brighten up your home.
- Jakarta Gems Centre, Rawabening
Jakarta Gems Centre, Rawabening
Located near the Jatinegara railway station in East Jakarta, the Jakarta Gems Centre offers four floors of kiosks and stores, all selling precious stones, semi- precious stones, rare stones or just fancy colourful stones for necklaces, bracelets and rings.
- Ancol Art Market
The Ancol Art Market is open air where you may find many of Indonesia’s up and coming artists gather to display and sell their paintings, carvings, and other handicrafts. Browse here and you may well find some pure artistic gems. Meet the artists, and have your own portrait painted on the spot.
On weekends the Art Market presents traditional performances, from wayang to contemporary dances based on ancient traditions.
- Pasar Baru
Pasar Baru is the oldest shopping center in Jakarta built in the early 1800s. Located near Lapangan Banteng and Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, this shopping street was, in its heydays, the exclusive haunt of the colonial elite. Today, Pasar Baru is passable only for pedestrians. The textile shops owned by Indian Bombay merchants are still there attracting their regular clientele looking for Indian silks, brocades and a variety of textiles at reasonable prices.