Jakarta has always featured a rich cultural diversity given its fruitful relationship with the sea. A popular trading destination since the old days, the city of Jakarta still showcases the glimpses of the vibrant mixture of cultures at popular tourist attractions such as Pasar Baru.
Olden Prestige of Pasar Baru
Home to an impressive fusion of Chinese, Indian and Indonesian cultures, Pasar Baru is found in the Central Jakarta. Constructed in 1820, Pasar Baru was once the site of the Dutch East Indies central government.
An Incredible Time Capsule
Although many years have passed, Pasar Baru still stands witness to the glorious old-times. The plethora of buzzing shops with a good bargain or two, attract many a vacationer looking for a fantastic insight into the nation’s vibrant history. Nearby Jakarta hotel options such as the well placed Alila Jakarta offer a great opportunity to explore Pasar Baru conveniently.
Shops, shops and shops
Blend right in amidst the buzzing streets lined with the many textile shops as you enter through the gate found close to Jl. Antara. From fancy international brands to exotic local fabrics, the shops feature all kinds of textiles.
The Exotic Indian Corner
Otherwise known as Shalimr, the popular Indian Minimarket is found is the Rabbit Alley or the Gang Kelinci in Pasar Baru. The pungent fragrances of Indian spices guarantee to transport you to the much-loved eclectic Indian environs. Find Indian jewellery and even the ingredients for those trying to replicate Indian cuisine.
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