Pasaraya, The Pride Of Indonesia

If you are looking for Indonesian handicrafts, souvenirs or gifts for friends back home, or are longing for aromatic Indonesian coffee and genuine Indonesian food, then search no further than Pasaraya.

Pasaraya is a large mall in the heart of Blok M by the bus terminal in Kebayoran, South Jakarta. Although this is one of the oldest malls in Jakarta, built since 1974, it has been completely revamped and is now a vast, trendy, cool air conditioned shopping mall that specializes in products from around the Indonesian archipelago, fine handicrafts from many regions, batiks, souvenirs, desinger wear, muslim wear, to an entire floor offering genuine cuisine from  the islands, from Minang food to Javanese, Manado, Sunda – the whole gamut.

Pasaraya
Pasaraya (Source : beritasatu.com)

Pasaraya, The Pride of Indonesia promises anything Indonesian all under one roof.  On the second floor, you will be delighted with a comprehensive collection of batiks in different designs, colors and motifs from all across Indonesia.

On the third floor are displayed souvenirs and handicrafts from around the archipelago, from bamboo crafts, masks, wayang figures in wood or leather, silverware, gemstones set in beautiful accessories, from necklaces to brooches, earrings, rings to genuine antiques. You do not need to go to Bali for woodcarvings, paintings to souvenirs, you can find them all in Jakarta in Pasaraya.

If you are dying for genuine Indonesian aromatic coffee to drink or take home, here you can take your pick from the best Indonesain coffee from Kopi Toraja, Mandailing, Gayo, Lampung, Robusta Jawa, Bali Kintamani, Flores and a whole array that is available on the lower ground floor of PASARAYA.

Tribute to Batik, Pasaraya
Tribute to Batik, Pasaraya (Source : thefreakyteppy.com)

For Muslim wear look no further than the Al Madina store, a recent 2014 addition, located on the ground floor taking up an area of 1,300 square meters. Al Madina has available the latest fashion items in Muslim wear complete with accessories, including matching handbags and shoes. The store also has dress and equipment needed to go on haj pilgrimage or on the small haj of umroh.

While, on the lower ground floor you will find the Bali Deli supermarket that stocks all daily necessities from meat, fish, rice, oil, sugar to vegetables and fresh fruits.

ACTIVITIES

There are many accommodation facilities around Blok M. Here are a number of  options to choose from:

  • Amoz Cozy Hotelm, Jalan Melawai Raya No. 85
  • Ambhara Hotel, Jalan Iskandarsyah No.1
  • Losari Blok M, Jalan Panglima Polim Raya No. 3
  • Gran Mahakam Hotel, Jalan Mahakam 1-6 Blok M
  • Fave hotel Melawai, Jalan Melawai 5 No.4-11

Besides shopping, Pasaraya also offers opportunities to learn how to batik, or play the angklung. Pasaraya offers many different handicrafts and music lessons on request.

GET THERE

Located at Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Pasaraya is very easily accessible by car. Since it is close to the Kebayoran Bus Terminal, it is a short distance from the Terminal. Almost all buses lead to Blok M Terminal. You can take the bus from Kampung Rambutan, Ciputat, Senen, Tanjung Priuk, Meruya, or even from Tangerang that leads to Blok M.  You can also take the Trans jakarta Bus corridor I , more popularly known as the Busway,  that travels between Blok-M and Kota (Old Batavia) terminal.

When you travel by car or taxi from the National Monument (Monas), follow the route via Jalan M.H Thamrin, then continue to Jalan Jenderal Sudirman. Arriving at the Kebayoran round about take the left road to Jalan Sisingamangaraja. Blok M bus terminal and Pasaraya are not far from here, You will already notice the name Pasaraya from far.

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