Tanah Abang Market

Shopping Jalan Fachrudin No. 1 Jakarta Pusat DKI Jakarta Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Jakarta has a number of wholesale markets. The largest and the oldest is the Tanah Abang Market which concentrates on textiles.

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Why Tanah Abang Market is special ?

With over 13,000 kiosks and 75,000 shoppers per day, Tanah Abang is the largest textile and garment wholesale center in Southeast Asia. In both blocks you will find anything you may be looking for in block textiles, kids and adult fashion, muslim wear, jeans, underwear, batiks, bags and shoes, special upscale boutiques and a whole lot more at attractive wholesale prices.


Tanah Abang Market has long history, this market firstly developed by, a property owner Justin Vinck on August 30, 1735. At first Tanah Abang Market is open only every Saturday, and called as Saturday Market, by the time Tanah Abang (popular name of Pasar Tanah Abang) was able to compete with Pasar Senen another traditional market that older and more famous at that time.



Tanah Abang market growth faster after construction of Tanah Abang Railway Station, this construction then followed by developing of public facilities like Al Makmur Mosque and Pagoda Hok Tek Chen Sien as the supporter.


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What to explore at Tanah Abang Market?

The three most important of Pasar Tanah Abang Complex are Block A, Block B and Metro Tanah Abang. Block A is one of Pasar Tanah Abang Block, that already renovated become a big modern market, in this block you can find many sellers of fabric, batik, kebaya marriage, Muslim clothing, men dress suits, shoes, and bags spread over of 12 floors. Totally, block A have 18 floors, 12 floors used as stores, the rest 5 floors used for parking facility and 1 as food court. The food court can be found on eighth Floor there are convenient food court areas where the restaurants are also well-known fast food with a variety options.

Block B has also been renovated into a modern textile market, consisting of 17 floors and is built on an area of 1.2 hectares. From the total floors available, only 10 floors are prepared for shopping area, with a capacity of 5,000 stores, or half of Block A. The remaining seven floors are parking areas that able to accommodate 1600 four-wheel vehicles. This building built by taking similar architectural form to Block A has 22 elevators and 163 escalators. Block A and B painted with similar color; green. Items that sold in this block are relatively similar to those that sold in block A.

Metro Tanah Abang is place for fully wholesaler’s transaction, so we cannot buy in retail here. In contrast to the two blocks above, Metro Tanah Abang which only about 100 meters away from the block A, there is no traders grouping, at the Metro Tanah Abang, we can find different types of traders in the same floor.

Block F also consists of several floors. Majority traders here are the Moslem Dress seller, but we still can find other male clothing’s or menswear. Especially for Moslem Dress price on this location is lower quite relevant comparing to the similar brand that sold in Block A and Block B. However, block F condition is not as comfortable as the first two blocks above.

Pasar Tanah Abang is also one of center of Muslim fashions of the world. When shopping here do not be surprised if you will find many foreigners such as Arabs people, Malaysia, and China.

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How to get to Tanah Abang Market?

From Juanda/Gondangdia/Cikini go to platform 2 and take the Red Line/Blue Line heading to Bekasi/Depok/Bogor and stop at Manggarai Station. Go to platform 2/5 and take the Yellow Line heading to Jatinegara and stop atTanah Abang Station. Take a 11 minutes walks to the southwest

From Sudirman go to platform 1 and take the Yellow Line heading toJatinegara and stop at Tanah Abang Station. Take a 11 minutes walks to the southwest

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Selling points

  • “Real Huge shopping complex i have ever seen”
  • “Everything is less than Sgd$10”
  • “Sooooo huge market place ...”
  • A Shopping Paradise in Jakarta
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
105.45 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Tips for you

  • If you buy too many items and couldn’t carry them by yourself, you can pay for porter’s service to carry all of your items, and some vendors or retailer are happy to help you with shipment using cargo or expedition, so you don’t have to bring all your stuffs to train.
    Service
  • Don’t bring too much cash in your bag, there are many ATMs located at Tanah Abang, and some of the vendors accept credit card or debit card for payment, so for safety no need to bring too many cash at the train.
    What to bring
  • Wear comfortable suit and shoes, don’t wear too many accessories or jewelries
    What to wear
  • Don’t bring kids along with you, the market could be really crowded and hectic, and kids would not enjoy this.
    Experience
  • Try not to come into this market on weekends, or holidays, because on such days will be very crowded.
    Timming
  • Arrive early, “early birds always get the worms”, check Commuterline’s schedule for morning train, go to Tanah Abang early in the morning, because if you arrive late in the afternoon, the market is already crowded and it would be very hectic and chaos during peak hour.
    Timming
  • Pickpockets alert. Be careful when shopping at the shopping areas. Tanah Abang market is always full with visitors. You should spread your money in some places, such as wallets, purses, and bags. Do not put all the money on one only wallet.
    Safety

Reviews

TripAdvisor View more

Well its a heaven for wholesale shoppers or grocier as the locals call it. I spent 1mil IDR on only one floor. And i cant seem to stop, everything is cheap and we can bargain for the best price. Dont bring your kids and your husband, they will get bored there. Bring only women or men who's into shopping. For wholesale, its cheap, buy in bulk to get the best price.

TripAdvisor View more

Been here a few times throughout the years. Its floor upon floors of wholesale clothing apparel for sale. The best thing to get here is the batik shirts which are quite cheap.The whole building is separated to different floors and each floor specialises on something for the family. A floor might just be all of kids' clothes; another would be men's clothes; and another would be women's clothes.As it is wholesale therefore they don't sell individual items, you need to buy at least 3 so better if you come with friends.Always bargain and don't buy the first thing you see, the chance is there is another shop on the same floor which sells it cheaper.This place can be very hectic near the school holidays, therefore always look after your belongings. Better to leave the kids at the hotel rather than take them here during the peak hours.

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To describe the place, it's like Chatuchak market in Bangkok, housed in one place. and everyone is squeezed in here. If you love a bargain, and willing to bump into the locals, this is a good place for buying batik shirts, t-shirts, kids' clothing,ladies bags, shoes, etc. Do dress conservatively, no short shorts and spaghetti tops pls. Otherwise, you will feel uncomfortable. Keep your moneybag with you safely, as people do jostle around. Toilets facilities are on every floor.Remember to bargain for almost everything.

TripAdvisor View more

Well its a heaven for wholesale shoppers or grocier as the locals call it. I spent 1mil IDR on only one floor. And i cant seem to stop, everything is cheap and we can bargain for the best price. Dont bring your kids and your husband, they will get bored there. Bring only women or men who's into shopping. For wholesale, its cheap, buy in bulk to get the best price.

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