Pasar Santa continues to put on a younger and more modern face with enhanced interiors and many new and interesting vendors. Even since our very first visit back in 2015, these changes have attracted new crowds, mostly young people (and the not so young 😉 ) who are looking to flee the busy malls for a unique local experience. Pasar Santa Modern Market has a particularly unique vibe. Many of the store holders on this level are young entrepreneurs looking to establish their brands and test the market on their new ideas.
We love Pasar Santa for both it’s traditional and modern charm and if you haven’t visited it for a while we highly recommend it, as it’s changing all the time. We encourage every ‘new comer’ to Jakarta and the ‘not so new’ to visit Pasar Santa and savour the delights of this very special pasar.
Today we are sharing our Best Places to Visit in Pasar Santa. Where possible we have included opening times for our favourite stops, but be aware times vary particularly on Level 1.
We recommend visiting the traditional market on the Lower Ground Level in the morning (it opens everyday at 7am) and the modern market in the afternoon (after 2pm is when it has truely woken up, and after 6pm is when it is most alive!) Many stores are closed on Mondays,
The Vibe Inside:
Best Places to Visit:
Vintage Clothes and Curios
Home & Design
Jl. Cisanggiri II
South Jakarta, Indonesia
What about exploring some other markets in Jakarta? Here are a few of our favourites:
Visiting Jalan Surabaya – Home to Jakarta’s famous Antique and Flea Market
Pasar Minggu – South Jakarta’s major centre for Fresh Produce
Pasar Mayestik – Jakarta’s famous Fabric and Haberdashery precinct
Pasar Glodok & Pasar Petak Sembilan – Jakarta’s Chinatown Markets
Pasar Modern – Bintaro’s Fresh Produce Market
Words: Liz McClean Photography: a journey bespoke