Indonesia is a massive country, consisting of over eighteen thousand islands. However, most tourists who visit it tend to stick to two places- the beach island of Bali, and the country’s cosmopolitan capital, Jakarta. Jakarta is located on the island of Java and is considered the country’s cultural heartland. It is a city famous for its shopping opportunities and its nightlife. Tourists who have come here to do the latter will find a number of options. The spring season is one of the best times to go shopping in the giant metropolis as that is when many shops put up sales.

Jakarta has plenty of good malls and for tourists interested in doing some shopping it can be difficult to decide where to start. Those looking for malls in Central Jakarta can try the eX Plaza, which caters to the younger crowd and is a shopping mall and entertainment centre all rolled into one; the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, which spans eight floors and is one of the largest malls in Southeast Asia; and the Plaza Indonesia, which is one of the oldest malls in the city and is located next to the eX Plaza.

When it comes to shopping in North Jakarta the Mall of Indonesia and the Summarecon Mal Kelapa Gading are the first names that pop into the mind. Both malls are massive in scale and are home to numerous high end shops. Other popular places to try include the Central Park Mall and the ITC Roxy Mas in Western Jakarta; the Pondok Indah Mall, the Plaza Senayan, and Senyan City in South Jarkarta; and Tamini Square and Kramat Jati Indah Plaza in East Jakarta.

Crisscrossing Jakarta in search of good shops is no easy task as the city is fairly large. Therefore it is very important to find lodgings with a central location. serviced apartments Jakarta is a convenient option for those planning an extended vacation in the Indonesian capital. The Jakarta hotel apartments, provided by places like the Citadines Rasuna Jakarta, offer the amenities found only in the very best hotels in a cosy setting that will make travellers think of home.

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.