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Theoretically, Pasar Baru is a pedestrian area, but there are so many deliveries to do, during all day. . . so there are also vehicles in the pedestrian area! Opposite Gedung Kesenian or the Post office, you can cross a kali on a bridge on which an arch, in Chinese style (first picture) marks the entrance to Pasar Baru (New Market).
Pasar Baru, as the name indicates is a commercial area; this pasar (bazaar) has been ceated by the Dutch in the 18th century and was very soon settled by Chinese traders. Today, many Chinese still live in the area, and there are Buddhist temples hidden in the labyrinths formed by the small streets. Many Indian are doing business nowadays specially in the textiles.
On picture 2 is a general view of the pedestrian street, with the arcades; Indian textiles on picture 3, lots of everything in some sections of the street (picture 4), and at the northern end, you can even find paintings (picture 5). Shoes, watches, household, well lots of things can be purchased in Pasar Baru, and also fake brand watches for those who are interested.

Directions: Jalan Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta
Website: http://www.planetmole.org/indonesian-news/history-changing-pasar-baru-jakarta-indonesia.html

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  • Written Apr 8, 2009
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