Pasar Dua Mangga.: "Jakarta's most well known market." Indonesia Shopping Tip by worldkiwi

Indonesia Shopping: 16 reviews and 13 photos

  Pasar Mangga Dua, Jakarta, 1989.
by worldkiwi
 
 

When I visited Pasar Dua Mangga in 1989 when I was 17, I was almost overwhelmed by the maze of stalls, the smells, the people, the smoke!
I believe this Jakarta institute of shopping has changed significantly over the years, but as I really don't wish to brave Jakarta's notorious pollution, corruption, and general urban chaos any time soon, I guess I won't find out first-hand.

What to buy: Clothing seemed to be the big draw card and in 1989 it was cheap denimware that attracted the rupiah of foreign visitors like us.

Directions: Consulting my Jakarta map all these years later, I see there is a Pasar Mangga on Jalan Pangeran Jayakarta, in the north of the city, southeast of the city's central rail station.
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