1. Pasar Burung (Bird Market)
This colorful and often noisy market is not for the weak hearted. Come here only if seeing birds and other animals in small, and sometimes cruel cages, do not bother you. Always more than happy to show you their best birds, the various shop owners will of course want you to buy one! Often, you will come across other small animals such as monkeys, squirrels, small wild cats and other unidentifiable animals from the heart of the dark jungles of Indonesia. This interesting place enables one to see some of the quickly disappearing animals of Indonesia.
Address: Jalan Veteran Denpasar Bali 80235
Opening hours: 8am-6pm daily.
Neighbourhood: South Bali: Denpasar

2. Pasar Seni Sukawati
Located at Gianyar, not far from Ubud Sukawati Market lies a hive of activity in Bali's fabric and craft center. Always busy, this traditional market contains a wonderful range of products to choose from. Many locals shop here, rummaging through the large variety of woven baskets, Balinese ceremonial items made from colorful gold-painted cloth known as prada, paintings and many handcrafted items. Just remember to bargain to get the best buys!
Address: Jalan Raya Sukawati Gianyar Bali 80561
Opening hours: 8am-4pm daily.
Telephone: 61 361 222 387 (Badung Government Tourism Office, Denpasar)
Neighbourhood: Central Bali: Gianyar

3. Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Sanur
Driving toward Sanur from Kuta, one will pass the Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai highway. At the end near Sanur, shops selling antiques line both sides of the thoroughfare. Each boasts its own specialty, and together they showcase the entire gamut of antiques, from furniture, door panels and statues to even traditional houses! It is best to hop around by car because of the significant distance from one outlet to another. Take time to compare the various alternatives before finally deciding where to put your money. Not all shops accept credit cards.
Address: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Denpasar Bali 80227
Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily.
Neighbourhood: South Bali: Denpasar

4. Ubud Market
For bargain hunters and those wishing to experience something of Bali's tradition visit the Ubud Market--a great place to find souvenirs, clothing and a variety of interesting Balinese handicrafts. Purchase all types of items--from the traditional such as sarongs of cotton batik to toys and household items or hand-carved wooden animals and flowers. Get ready to play the bargaining game--a favorite tradition and past time of the locals--at this open-air, double-story market.
Address: Jalan Raya Ubud Ubud Bali 80571
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm daily.
Telephone: +62 361 755 424 (Tourist Information, Jalan Legian 37, Kuta)
Neighbourhood: Central Bali: Ubud


1. Kemarin Hari Ini Gallery
Kemarin Hari Ini has been in operation for about six years selling iron furniture, antiques and decorative homewares. Its range includes several bed designs, tables with marble or glass tops, bakers stands, mirrors for the wall and, free-standing and electric lights and lamps. In the homewares range are candleholders, photo frames and also soft furnishings such as cushions and bed covers. Antiques on sale from all over Indonesia have been mounted on stands enabling the safe display of a very special purchase.
Address: 1200BC Jalan Raya Basangkasa Seminyak Bali 80361
Opening hours: 9am-8pm daily.
Telephone: +62 361 730 508
Email: gundul@idola.net.au

2. Oxxo
Even if you are not an avid collector of puppets, the presentation at Oxxo will astonish you. Selling up to 100-year-old antique puppets, Oxxo offers a lesson in Indonesian cultural history as well as a shopping experience. Beautifully displayed in uncluttered glass cases, see the traditional puppets of the Ramayana or read about the dolls of the Majapahit. In addition to puppets, you can find primitive drama and comedy masks from Java.
Address: Jalan Legian Kaja No. 501 Uptown Seminyak Bali 80361
Opening hours: 10am-11pm daily.
Telephone: +62 361 730 787
Neighbourhood: South Bali: Kuta & Legian
Email: chanen@indosat.net.id

3. Warisan
Decorate and furnish your home inside and out with top-quality furniture and accessories. Founded in 1990, Warisan not only restores Indonesian and Chinese antiques but also manufactures its own pieces. This store also assists international designers and architects. Items can also be custom-made. Choose from chairs, tables, garden seats and cabinets plus lighting to complement any dйcor. These come in a range of styles--from classic to contemporary.
Address: Jalan Raya Padang Luwih, Br. Tegal Jaya Dalung, Kuta Bali 80361
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-2pm Sat.
Telephone: +62 361 421 752
URL: http://www.warisan.com/
Email: sales@warisan.com


1. Banten Lama (Old Banten)
This town serves as a reminder of the Banten Sultanate, a powerful Islamic Empire in the 12th-15th century. During its heyday around the 16th century, the old harbor operated as Southeast Asia's biggest port. The artifacts displayed in the Archeological Site Museum, along with ancient buildings such as Surosowan Palace, Kaibon Palace and Banten Grand Mosque offer an intriguing peek into the past. The 17th-century Fort Speelwijk provides testimony to Dutch occupation. Locals and visitors mingle in the old town square, where souvenirs and handicrafts are sold. Northeastward lies Pulau Dua, a bird sanctuary all nature lovers should explore.
Address: 100 kilometers west of Jakarta Banten West Java 42191
Opening hours: 24 hours
Telephone: +62 254 200 010 (Dinas Pariwisata Kabupaten Serang)
Neighbourhood: Outside Jakarta
Nearest train: From Jakarta: 1.5 hours by car; 1.5-2 hours by bus; 3 hours by rail.

2. Jalan Surabaya Antique Market
Genuine antiques and not-so-genuine "antiques" jostle for attention in Jakarta's ultimate flea market. Stretching half a kilometer, the open-air market winds its way along Jalan Surabaya in the elite residential neighborhood of Menteng. Choose from a vast range of brassware, textiles, ornamental lamps, porcelain, handicrafts, ancient instruments and local crafts at bargain prices. Genuine antiques are available at much higher prices, which is the simplest method by which to differentiate genuine products from imitations. Join the rest in haggling and double your purchase.
Address: Jalan Surabaya Menteng Jakarta 10310
Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily.
Telephone: +61 21 315 4094 (Jakarta Tourist Information Center)
Neighbourhood: Central Jakarta: Menteng-Cikini

3. Pasar Burung (Bird Market)
Believed to be the largest of its kind in Asia, this Bird Market at Jalan Pramuka sees up to 200 traders every day selling local and imported tropical birds. Originally located at the Pasar Senen complex, it moved here in 1974. As the sale of exotic, endangered birds is illegal here, visitors can only expect to find various breeds of pet and show birds. Many of these are trained and sport vibrant colors. Look out for the crooning perkutut, the pride and joy of the Javanese folk.
Address: Jalan Pramuka Matraman Jakarta 10430
Opening hours: 7am-7pm daily.
Telephone: +61 21 315 4094 (Jakarta Tourist Information Center)
Neighbourhood: East Jakarta

4. Tanah Abang Market
Tanah Abang Market started off about 300 years ago as an animal market. Occupying a recently renovated three-story commercial building, it also spills over to the hundreds of street vendors sprawling in the area. These small stalls sell mainly textiles, apparel, carpets and draperies, although one can also find every imaginable merchandise--home accessories, kitchenware, shoes, firecrackers and even rifles! Fruits, soft drinks and snacks abound. The bazaar takes up not just the sidewalks but also part of the road, so traffic here is often crawling. Bargaining is encouraged despite the already-attractive prices.
Address: Jalan Tanah Abang Jakarta 10160
Opening hours: 4am-8pm daily.
Telephone: +61 21 315 4094 (Jakarta Tourist Information Center)
Neighbourhood: Central Jakarta: Tanah Abang

5. Pasar Rawabening
Lovers of precious and semi-precious stones will find this gemstone market totally intriguing. Though one should be cautious of possible fraudulent offers, the market is a treasure-trove for anyone keen to add a little exotic sparkle to his or her life. Brilliant rubies, cat's-eyes, agate and emeralds wrestle for a share of the consumer's pocket. Another part of the market specializes in traditional home accessories, such as Indonesian antiques and ceremonial kris (daggers) with gem-studded hilts.
Address: Jalan Bekasi Barat Raya Jatinegara Jakarta 13350
Opening hours: 6am-5pm daily.
Telephone: +62 21 819 7059
Neighbourhood: East Jakarta

6. Jalan Kebon Sirih Timur
Jakarta's haunt for local art objects, this shopping street runs about 200 meters. With the constant stream of shoppers and the diversity of merchandise on offer, one can easily see why some of these outlets have existed since the Dutch period. Indonesia's cultural legacy are manifested in items like batik, ikat, puppets and masks, all of which do well in luring the tourists. Other attractions include ceramics, porcelain, antiques and teak furniture. Check out Djody Antiques, one of the biggest and most reputable in the area. Bargain hard, and you might come away with products at half their initial prices.
Address: Jalan Kebon Sirih Timur Kebon Sirih-Gondangdia Jakarta 10340
Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily.
Telephone: +62 21 315 4094 (Jakarta Tourist Information Center)
Neighbourhood: Central Jakarta: Kebon Sirih-Gondangdia

7. Pasar Cikini (Cikini Traditional Market)
The only market immortalized in a song, Pasar Cikini prides itself for its ideal urban location and unbeatable variety. Being the most extensive traditional market in Central Jakarta, buyers flock from near and far to purchase traditional knick-knacks, daily necessities, flowers, apparel and fashion accessories. The area is regarded as one of the most exotic spots to purchase Indonesian gold jewelry--bangles, rings, necklaces and pendants--and other gold crafts.
Address: Jalan Cikini Raya Cikini Jakarta 10330
Opening hours: 5am-4pm daily.
Telephone: +62 21 314 2084
Neighbourhood: Central Jakarta: Menteng-Cikini

8. Pasar Seni
At this art and handicraft market, visitors get to watch Indonesian artists creating their masterpieces. Hundreds of artists from all over the country congregate here to exhibit their work, making the spot a fascinating place for tourists and art connoisseurs. You can even get a portrait of yourself done. Both traditional and modern art and crafts are on display, including paintings, sculptures, traditional Indonesian wayang kulit (leather puppets), gemstone jewelry and many other artistic products. Unearth the next van Gogh! Admission: Free with entry into Ancol Dreamland.
Address: Taman Ria Ancol Ancol Jakarta 14430
Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily.
Telephone: +62 21 680 319
Neighbourhood: North Jakarta


1. Newsstand
Offering a variety of old and new English-language books and magazines, this is a great store for book hunters, and magazine collectors who have lost one or two old editions. In line with its slogan, "Great books at great prices," it carries a decent selection of novels (Jackie Collins, Danielle Steel, Judith Krantz and more) at very low prices, along with a range of internationally renowned magazines such as Cosmopolitan, GQ and Vogue. Located in a shopping complex, this is the perfect place to bury oneself while waiting for a companion to finish loading the trolley or trying on shirts.
Address: Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said C22 Pasar Festival UG 35, Kuningan Jakarta 12020
Opening hours: 9am-9pm daily.
Telephone: +62 21 5296 2552
Neighbourhood: South Jakarta: Setiabudi

2. Elda
This is one of the less expensive merchants in the furniture district in southwest Jakarta. It tends to have the same sort of items as the other shops in the street. Basically they all copy the models that sell, such as the ever-popular carved Dutch-Javanese linen chests, sideboards, folding terrace chairs and the like. The craftsmen work by hand and mostly use recycled wood, so no two pieces are exactly alike, and you will not find the precision of expensive cabinetry or machine-made furniture.
Address: Jalan Raya Pasar Jum'at 45-1 Lebak Bulus South Jakarta 12440
Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily.
Telephone: +62 21 765 1754
Neighbourhood: South Jakarta: Others

3. Gallery Fifty-Nine
One of the fanciest furniture shops in the Ciputat furniture enclave in the southwestern outskirts of the city, Gallery Fifty-Nine specializes in roughly carved or sculpted solid hardwood pieces with ethnic touches, many of which could fill an entire room. Massive proportions in desks, daybeds or coffee tables, for instance, are finished with elements such as antique or ultra-modern hardware and inlaid enamel. Prices and products are comparable to the competition in the upmarket Kemang area.
Address: Jalan Ir. H. Juanda 38 Ciputat Raya Jakarta 15412
Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily.
Telephone: +62 21 749 4360
Neighbourhood: Greater Jakarta: Botabek

4. Djody Antiques
A huge stock of antique and antiqued statues, masks, puppets, fabrics, musical instruments, ceramics, linen chests and other treasures are crammed into this rambling series of villas in the Dutch colonial part of town. Imported gold-painted Buddha images recline at the feet of stone Borobudur replicas. Prices start high, aimed as they are at the well-heeled foreigners residing in the surrounding neighborhood. But negotiation is expected, particularly here at the main branch. Additional Branches: Hotel Borobudur; Hilton Hotel.
Address: Jalan Kebon Sirih Timur Dalam 22 Jakarta 10340
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat; 11am-3pm Sun.
Telephone: +62 21 390 7502
Neighbourhood: Central Jakarta: Kebon Sirih-Gondangdia

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