Top Choice Clothing in South Jakarta


On the hunt for the best local fashion labels? Then head to ARA, a concept store and independent fashion boutique inside the Colony shopping mall. There’s no other shop quite like this in Jakarta, showcasing Indones…
Top Choice Maps in South Jakarta

Bartele Gallery

A treasure trove of antique maps awaits at this compact shop. Prints, some dating back 500 years, are also displayed. Look for originals drawn by explorers to document their discoveries. Photos from the 19th century…
Top Choice Art in South Jakarta

dia.lo.gue artspace

Contemporary art, stylish designer goods, books, old travel posters and good coffee all come together in this chic space. Bare concrete and glass are an ideal backdrop for the captivating variety on offer. Note the …
Department Store in South Jakarta


Opposite the Blok M mall, this department store has two huge floors that seem to go on forever. The slogan here is 'The pride of Indonesia', and you'll see why when you discover the enormous range of handicrafts lik…
Books in South Jakarta


A wide selection of books (many in English) plus fine stationery and writing accessories make this a must-stop for anyone interested in words on paper. There's a small cafe with coffees and cakes.
Mall in Cikini & Menteng

Grand Indonesia

This luxury mall contains a plethora of upscale fashion outlets, good local and international restaurants, and a multi-screen cinema. It sprawls over eight marble-clad floors.
Market in South Jakarta

Pasar Santa

Take a struggling traditional market years past its prime and rent out the space to clever young entrepreneurs and you've got the reborn Pasar Santa. Long over-shadowed by surrounding south Jakarta malls with retail…
Mall in South Jakarta


In a city splashed with splashy malls, each one bigger and glitzier than the last, this understated and modest-sized collection of shops stands out. There's a Periplus book shop and a cool cafe called Liberica – att…
Gifts & Souvenirs in South Jakarta


Tulisan is an Indonesian accessories label that specialises in brightly coloured illustrated prints, and is best-known for its playful canvas tote bags. The flagship store is a wonderful treasure trove for gifts, st…
Mall in South Jakarta

Kota Kasablanka

Most budgets are accommodated at this big mall. (Aren't they all in Jakarta?) The dozens of restaurants include an upscale food court on the lower level. But wander back (past the Carrefour, perfect for mundane need…