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[[Image:Plazaindonesia.jpg|left|thumb|The entrance of the Plaza Indonesia Shopping Centre below the Grand Hyatt hotel]]
 
[[Image:Plazaindonesia.jpg|left|thumb|The entrance of the Plaza Indonesia Shopping Centre below the Grand Hyatt hotel]]
  
If you're stopping in Jakarta, consider buying an extra suitcase, because there are lots of good shopping to be done. You can buy good used suitcases at Jalan Surabaya (see below) and you can see or but other good used things such as old gramophone plates or other 'antiques'.
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If you're stopping in Jakarta, consider buying an extra suitcase, because there's lots of good shopping to be done. You can buy good used suitcases at Jalan Surabaya (see below) and you can see or but other good used things such as old gramophone plates or other 'antiques'.
  
 
* '''Shopping Malls''': Despite the crushing poverty exhibited in many parts of the city, Jakarta has a large number of giant, glittering '''malls''' it is recorded that the entire city itself has 174 shopping malls, which just might give the city the title "''city with most malls in the world''", which can be hard to believe since Jakarta is not a well-known shopping destination.   
 
* '''Shopping Malls''': Despite the crushing poverty exhibited in many parts of the city, Jakarta has a large number of giant, glittering '''malls''' it is recorded that the entire city itself has 174 shopping malls, which just might give the city the title "''city with most malls in the world''", which can be hard to believe since Jakarta is not a well-known shopping destination.   
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Note that, for imported goods, prices in many of the more expensive stores can be much higher than what would be charged in the same shops in other countries. Jakarta has malls that vary from the upmarket malls to cheap malls. Global luxurious brands like Chanel, Gucci, Dolce and Gabanna can easily be found in the upscale malls such as '''Plaza Indonesia''', '''Grand Indonesia''' or '''Plaza Senayan'''. '''Pacific place''' mall in Jakarta houses Asia's only Gallerie Lafayette department store. It is not hard for one to find international brands in the city as it exists nearly in all of its major shopping malls. There are also less attractive malls in Jakarta that sells various local cheap brands, electronic products, and mobile phone services, usually attached with a supermarket.
 
Note that, for imported goods, prices in many of the more expensive stores can be much higher than what would be charged in the same shops in other countries. Jakarta has malls that vary from the upmarket malls to cheap malls. Global luxurious brands like Chanel, Gucci, Dolce and Gabanna can easily be found in the upscale malls such as '''Plaza Indonesia''', '''Grand Indonesia''' or '''Plaza Senayan'''. '''Pacific place''' mall in Jakarta houses Asia's only Gallerie Lafayette department store. It is not hard for one to find international brands in the city as it exists nearly in all of its major shopping malls. There are also less attractive malls in Jakarta that sells various local cheap brands, electronic products, and mobile phone services, usually attached with a supermarket.
  
As general the city lacks a vibrant shopping street, the city plans '''Jalan Dr. Professor Satrio''' (or simply '''Dr. Satrio Road''') that are said to be planned as Jakarta's Orchard road, in the Mega Kuningan area that houses many towering famous hotels such as the raffles. However, nothing drastic has been done with the exception of a new large mall opening up in the area and also new fly-over (or freeway) above Dr. Satrio Road called '''Flyover Kampung Melayu-Tanah Abang''', though it houses several shopping centers as well.
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As general the city lacks a vibrant shopping street, the city plans '''Jalan Dr. Professor Satrio''' (or simply '''Dr. Satrio Road''') that are said to be planned as Jakarta's Orchard road, in the Mega Kuningan area that houses many towering famous hotels such as the raffles. However, nothing drastic has been done with the exception of a new large mall opening up in the area, though it houses several shopping centers as well.
  
 
* '''Markets''': In addition to malls, there are also numerous extremely large '''shopping centres''', quite a few of which can be found in the '''Mangga Dua''' (Two Mangoes) complex, a massive indoor markets with hundreds upon hundreds of shops selling everything at wholesale prices,including fake branded items, bags, purses, shoes electronic products and pirated movies/DVDs. With a bargaining skill, all can be bought at a very low price, as a general rule, you should start the bargain with half from the initial offered price. Another market in town '''Pusat Grosir Tanah Abang''' or '''Thamrin City''' which popular among Malaysian tourists are large textile markets selling various clothing and Islamic wears, all offering wholesale prices. Another one is '''Pasar Baru''' (New Market) which had existed since the colonial era, various clothing, accessories, and bags are sold here. If you are seeking traditional markets, there are plenty of them scattered throughout the city.
 
* '''Markets''': In addition to malls, there are also numerous extremely large '''shopping centres''', quite a few of which can be found in the '''Mangga Dua''' (Two Mangoes) complex, a massive indoor markets with hundreds upon hundreds of shops selling everything at wholesale prices,including fake branded items, bags, purses, shoes electronic products and pirated movies/DVDs. With a bargaining skill, all can be bought at a very low price, as a general rule, you should start the bargain with half from the initial offered price. Another market in town '''Pusat Grosir Tanah Abang''' or '''Thamrin City''' which popular among Malaysian tourists are large textile markets selling various clothing and Islamic wears, all offering wholesale prices. Another one is '''Pasar Baru''' (New Market) which had existed since the colonial era, various clothing, accessories, and bags are sold here. If you are seeking traditional markets, there are plenty of them scattered throughout the city.
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* '''Supermarkets''': There are a large number of modern supermarkets in Jakarta and it is not hard for one to notice the nearest supermarket from their hotel, as most of the shopping centers usually have a supermarket inside. Some of the most known supermarket in town include Giant, Hero, Hypermart, Carrefour/Transmart, Lotte, KemChicks, Superindo etc.  
 
* '''Supermarkets''': There are a large number of modern supermarkets in Jakarta and it is not hard for one to notice the nearest supermarket from their hotel, as most of the shopping centers usually have a supermarket inside. Some of the most known supermarket in town include Giant, Hero, Hypermart, Carrefour/Transmart, Lotte, KemChicks, Superindo etc.  
  
* '''Convenience stores''': If you want to avoid the oversized malls and you're looking for smaller yet modern places to shop for daily needs then ''Indomaret'' or ''Alfamart'' stores are located virtually everywhere throughout Jakarta, including some of the housing complexes. These two Indonesian convenience store chains are complemented by international convenience stores. ''Circle-K'' is omnipresent, and since 2009, ''7-Eleven'' has extended its franchise to Jakarta, with more than 150 stores. Unfortunately, ''7-Eleven'' has been closed since the beginning of July 2017 due to lack of funds for operational costs.  
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* '''Convenience stores''': If you want to avoid the oversized malls and you're looking for smaller yet modern places to shop for daily needs then ''Indomaret'' or ''Alfamart'' stores are located virtually everywhere throughout Jakarta, including some of the housing complexes. These two Indonesian convenience store chains are complemented by international convenience stores. ''Circle-K'' is omnipresent, and since 2009, ''7-Eleven'' has extended its franchise to Jakarta, with more than 50 stores. Unfortunately, ''7-Eleven'' has been closed since the beginning of July 2017 due to lack of funds for operational costs.  
  
 
* '''Antique shop''': If you are looking for some antique product such as local handicrafts, Indonesian traditional batik, wayang golek (Javanese puppets), you can go to '''Jalan Surabaya''' in Central Jakarta where you can find many antique shops along this street. Pasaraya Grande shopping mall at Blok M, South Jakarta has one dedicated floor for all Indonesian antiques and handcrafted goods. Pasar Seni at Ancol is the centre of paintings and sculpture, you can ask the painters to make you as the model for your paintings. '''Sharinah Department Store''' one of the oldest in town, a place where you can buy traditional Batik and clothing, Craft goods, antiques as well as luxurious crafted precious gems under one roof.
 
* '''Antique shop''': If you are looking for some antique product such as local handicrafts, Indonesian traditional batik, wayang golek (Javanese puppets), you can go to '''Jalan Surabaya''' in Central Jakarta where you can find many antique shops along this street. Pasaraya Grande shopping mall at Blok M, South Jakarta has one dedicated floor for all Indonesian antiques and handcrafted goods. Pasar Seni at Ancol is the centre of paintings and sculpture, you can ask the painters to make you as the model for your paintings. '''Sharinah Department Store''' one of the oldest in town, a place where you can buy traditional Batik and clothing, Craft goods, antiques as well as luxurious crafted precious gems under one roof.

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