Top ChoiceBooks in South Jakarta


A wide selection of books (many in English) plus fine stationery and writing accessories make this hip hang-out a must-stop for anyone interested in words on paper. There's a small cafe serving coffee and cakes,...

Top ChoiceMarket in South Jakarta

Pasar Santa

On the 2nd floor of a rundown old-school mall you'll find Jakarta's hipster entrepreneurs. Dozens of individual booths sell everything from retro psychedelic clothing and vinyl to handmade jewellery, cakes,...

Top ChoiceArt in South Jakarta

dia.lo.gue artspace

Contemporary art exhibitions, 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...

Top ChoiceMaps in Cikini & Menteng

Bartele Gallery

On the 1st floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 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...

Top ChoiceMarket in Solo

Pasar Triwindu

Solo’s flea market is the place to search for antiques including wayang puppets, old batik and ceramics, as well as clocks, vinyl records, coins and vintage cameras. It's a fun place to root around, and a...

Clothing in Solo

Batik Danar Hadi

Danar Hadi is an important Solonese batik manufacturer and sells an extensive collection through this beautiful showroom. Styles include traditional Javanese shirts for men, sarongs and exquisite scarves for...

Mall in Cikini & Menteng

Plaza Indonesia

This high-end mall is centrally located and offers a wide selection of stores, including leading Indonesian boutiques and the likes of Cartier and Louis Vuitton. In the basement there’s an excellent, inexpensive...

Mall in Cikini & Menteng

Grand Indonesia

This luxury mall contains a plethora of upscale fashion outlets, plus high-street favourites like Uniqlo and Zara. There are also a number of good local and international restaurants, and a multiscreen cinema. It...

Vintage in South Jakarta

Past Future Sense

Retro wear in all its glorious forms, from pre-owned Dr Martens and trainers to patterned shirts, caps, sew-on badges and jackets. Items are displayed on industrial metal railings, and there's a vintage arcade...

Market in Cikini & Menteng

Pasar Jl Surabaya

Pasar Jl Surabaya

Jakarta’s famous street market is in Menteng. It has woodcarvings, furniture, textiles, jewellery, old vinyl records and many (dubious) antiques from nautical memorabilia to vintage kitchen items. Bargain like...

Mall in South Jakarta


In a city splashed with flashy malls, this unusual, tall mall stands out – it's understated with a modest-sized collection of shops. There's a Periplus bookshop and a cool cafe called Liberica – attracting...

Mall in South Jakarta

Pacific Place

This huge midrange to high-end mall is anchored by the Parisian department store Galleries Lafayette. The complex includes luxury hotels and condos, upscale nightspots and more than 100 stores including...

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...

Clothing in South Jakarta



On the hunt for the best local fashion labels? Then head to ARA, a high-end concept store and independent fashion boutique inside the Colony shopping mall. There’s no other shop quite like this in Jakarta,...

Jewellery in Yogyakarta

HS Silver

Established in 1950, this well-regarded silver shop occupies the same traditional premises and has a workshop onsite. Free tours illustrate the complexity of working on filigree designs and would-be silversmiths...

Art in Bandung

Kayu Solid

The coolest showroom on Jl Braga displays the artistry of nature. The medium here is huge slabs of tropical wood, minimally treated and displayed like fine art. Admire the wonders of teak, jackfruit, rosewood and...

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 place for gifts, stocking...

Mall in South Jakarta

Plaza Senayan Arcadia

The smaller, sleepier outpost of Plaza Senayan has a relaxed vibe and a small collection of stores. A branch of Din Tai Fung can be found here, as can Prohibition bar and Bikram Yoga @ 42.

Clothing in South Jakarta


Created by Italian-born designer Susanna Perini, who has worked in Indonesia for 20 years, the Biasa brand was inspired by Indonesian culture. Perini's style is upmarket resort wear – loose warm-weather designs...

Food & Drinks in Kota & Glodok

Maxim Fruit Market

This particularly good grocery store sells all manner of southeast Asian fruits from dragonfruit and mangosteen to durian, guava and rambutan. It also stocks Western imports like granola and Nutella, and more...