Sumatra shopping

Market in Padang

Pasar Raya

Translating as ‘big market’, Pasar Raya lives up to its name: this massive, sprawling site is the centre of Padang’s shopping universe. Here you'll be able to find anything from fresh fruit, clothing and accessories…
Art in Bukit Lawang


Along Bukit Lawang's main tourist strip is this gallery featuring original abstract and traditional paintings by local artists. Pieces cost anywhere from 300,000Rp to 3,000,000Rp. It's next door to Eriono Guesthouse…
Mall in Medan

Centre Point Medan

The biggest, brashest and most central of Medan's mega shopping malls, Centre Point is just east of the train station. As well as brand-name stores, restaurants and a cinema, there's a supermarket on the basement le…
Arts & Crafts in Bukittinggi

Makmur Arts

Makmur Arts has an extensive collection of antiques, including Minangkabau brass salapah panjang (long boxes) used for storing lime and tobacco, silver salapah padusi for betel nut and lime, brass gongs, kerises (ce…
Arts & Crafts in Danau Toba


Roganda has a selection of wood carvings, including interesting Batak calendars, elaborate totem poles and fine musical instruments. Bargain hard. We’re not too sure about the authenticity of some of the ‘antique’ i…
Sports & Outdoors in Sungai Penuh


This outdoor adventure store is handy if you're climbing Gunung Kerinci or going on a multiday trek into the jungle. It has a good selection of camping goods, including waterproof gear, hiking boots and cooking equi…
Shopping Centre in Bandar Lampung

Central Plaza Lampung

This shiny downtown mall has all your needs covered: ATMs, supermarket, cinema, fast food and restaurants.