Where is the best shopping in Jakarta?

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Jakarta is a city of malls and offers an excess of shopping options that vary mostly in their degree of lavishness. For the traveler looking for uniquely Indonesian finds, however, our Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend Pasaraya Blok M in South Jakarta. This department store and mall is known for its vast Indonesian handicraft selection, including wood carvings, antiques, jewelry, batik paintings and batik clothing. The prices are higher than what you would find in the outdoor markets, but the air-conditioning and ease may be worth it. Recharge at the downstairs food court, which offers a refreshing selection of non-Western food stalls that each specialize in cuisine from a different region of the archipelago.

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