Jakarta is home to numerous contemporary shopping malls, selling some of the finest and most up to date products from all across the world. But Jalan Surabaya is an unusual open air market where travelers get the chance to own a precious piece of Indonesia’s past. It is among the very few remaining theme markets in the country and yet continues to attract large numbers of customers. People from all across the country as well as the world converge at the famed Jalan Surabaya to buy or sell timeless pieces of ‘antiques’.
This unrivaled antique market in Menteng, is a haven for collectors of antiques, art enthusiasts as well as historians. Jalan Surabaya set off with only a few shops trading Chinese porcelains a few decades ago. Years later this attractive open market started to evolve and grew in to a theme market that boasts an extensive variety and size. Today this vibrant market is set in an appealing residential area with countless stalls selling a large collection of mesmerizing antiques.
Most stores found in Jalan Surabaya specializes in various products ranging from traditional Javanese masks, statues made of wood, Victorian lamps, old books, porcelain, various antique ornaments, silver, brass, antique telephones to even old cameras.
Since Jalan Surabaya is located ideally in one of the most selected areas of Central Jakarta, shopping here is considered not too hectic. The market does not get immensely crowded, therefore visitors can experience a rather quiet and pollution free shopping spree.
Staying in a Jakarta hotel provides guests with easy access to this fine antique market as well as the rich diversity of locations in the region and makes your visit just that much better. Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta offers luxury accommodation Jakarta and is an ideal option for the discerning traveller in the heart of the city.