Tuesday, March 26, 2019

11 Best Malls to Visit in Jakarta, Indonesia

As an expat for almost four years in Jakarta, Indonesia, my best form of relaxation was shopping. There’s no better place to do this than in Jakarta since the city is a home to more than 100 malls.

In my last year of teaching, my apartment was in the 6th floor of an apartment complex which was located right at the back of Baywalk mall. Five minutes of walking brings me to many restaurants and shops. As a matter of fact, I barely prepared my food when I was there since going to the mall was more convenient.

I am not even kidding, I have different malls for variety of purposes. If you are in the city of Jakarta for a limited period of time, this list might come in handy.


This is conveniently located about 20-30 minutes from the house where I first lived. It has all the luxury brands that you could think of- LV, Chanel, Coach, Gucci and many others. This mall is special because I used to dine here with my former school director.


This is located near Senayan City and is overlooking the tranquil Senayan Golf Course. It has many of the known brands both local and international. There’s also an Asian dish and an amazing donut that I really love at the Food Court.


This is probably my favorite mall and the most visited one. It has about 400 specialized stores located in its seven-story building. It has also residential buildings with access to the main lobby of the mall. I love looking for the best deals here because they practically have everything at affordable price.


This is a very special mall because I have done a lot of shopping with David there. It is a huge shopping complex located in affluent Pondok Indah. It is referred by its acronym, “PIM”. It is comprised of three large malls- PIM1, PIM2 and the newer Street Gallery interconnected via two elevated multi-storey pedestrian walkways.


I did not do much shopping there but my favorite restaurants are located in this mall. Just like any other malls, it has all the famous International brands of shops and apparels.

This is one of my favorites. It has the largest Sogo in Indonesia and the second largest cinema blitzmegaplex which has 10 auditoriums. Central Park also presents the largest Gramedia Bookstore. Most of my visits in this mall were spent dining with my former co-teachers who live in the residential complex. 


This is one of the newest malls in Jakarta. The last months of my stay in Indonesia was actually spent a lot there because they offer free ride from the apartment where I used to live. It’s more convenient and it also so near and there are many restaurants that I really love.

This is another mall which has a special place in my heart. David and I were dining there when it suddenly hit us that he was about to go back in the United States. We ended up in tears and people were staring at us. Whenever I go there, I used to see a lot of foreigners which could be attributed to the fact that the mall offers many known International brands.


Baywalk is the mall that is located right at the back of the apartment where I used to live on my last year in Jakarta. The location is not only convenient but it has the best Seafood restaurant. The restaurant has all the type of seafood that you could think of. You choose the live ones from the aquariums and decide how do you want them to be cooked. You couldn’t ask more for a fresher food!


If you want to shop for affordable apparels, this is the place to go. There are so many shops to choose from and though they are cheap, the quality is actually good.


This was the first mall that I have ever visited. It is about five minutes from the first apartment where I lived when I arrived in Jakarta. The mall has many beautiful memories because that’s where my friends and I used to spend a lot of time shopping and dining.

When I think of Jakarta, it is not just the malls that I remember. An array of memories always come to mind. My husband and I had our wedding there and we left so many good friends behind.

As always I am reminded, “Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”

As an expat for almost four years in Jakarta, Indonesia, my best form of relaxation was shopping. There’s no better place to do this than in Jakarta since the city is a home to more than 100 malls.

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  1. Oh Lippo Mall looks really cool! I was drawn in by the design of it from your picture!

  2. I never been Indonesia, but me and my wife is planning a trip there next year!

    1. One of the best and the people are so kind!

  3. You're making me want to travel!

  4. Great mall. :) Suddenly I miss the malls in the PH. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing! Would love to visit Indonesia someday

  6. These malls are huge! I love the architecture and design of the buildings! Makes for a great shopping experience

  7. Malls are fun to spend time with family and friends.

  8. All these malls look pretty fancy and fun to visit

  9. The malls are really looking great in the photos.!!!!!

  10. Indonesia such a wonderful place. The malls are huge and looks beautiful design nice one. Awesome photos.

  11. Oh wow, so much shopping, reminds me in Singapore! But I think you have a point with food - often you can find great and affordable meals in shopping malls.

  12. Malls in the US are crumbling; these malls look fantastic! I think I would probably head to Mangga Dua for the cheap stuff :)

  13. Wow, I didn't know that Indonesia also has a lot of Malls to enjoy and explore. Personally, I'm a huge fan of Malls, especially when there are ongoing sales, you'll definitely see me around the mall. Anyway, I haven't been to Indonesia yet, and will surely visit this Mall If I get the chance soon. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  14. Thank you for your great guide to the malls of Jakarta. I'm deffo going to save this post for when I make it to the city. Gotta get your shopping fix after all :)

  15. I have known Indonesia as a shopping destination and therefore your post is very helpful in guiding for best shopping malls. Taman Angreek mall looks worth as it has 400 branded stores.

  16. Janine ThomasApril 05, 2019

    A mall with more than 400 stores is just my kind if place to shop. I could spend a whole day there!


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