Whist there are many things to do when in Jakarta, taking a shopping excursion is a must. Shopping in the city takes various forms from ultra modern malls to traditional markets. Basing yourself at a centrally positioned Jakarta city hotel is crucial if you plan on visiting regional attractions and a Jakarta hotel such as Alila Jakarta makes for the perfect choice. The majority of travellers tend to shop at department stores and malls where there are fixed prices for the products. However, for an authentic cultural experience one must make it a point to try out colourful traditional markets. The discerning shoppers will be delighted to find international designer shops available in major malls of the city.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+